Happy New Year. Bottoms Up! – 1975

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy New Year. Bottoms Up! - 1975

Photo: © Klaus Lucka

Happy New Year.  Bottoms Up!   This straight, all-one-length classic bob, was angel curled on tiny tongs, thin, like a pencil, with the bottoms up, in 1975.  The color was a gorgeous Mandarin/Mango shade, so new then it had to be flown in to the US for the photo shoot from La Coupe in Montreal.

For more photos, including the original of this photo, some in color, and the full story (definitely worth a look – and a read)CLICK HERE

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, Montreal/NY for L’Oréal, 1975 … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado, Montreal, using Lançome … Jewelry: Elsa Perretti/Tiffany’s … Model: Paula Seigman
Photo: Klaus Lucka … (Collage and Collection Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim)

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Happy Happy Holidays – 1991/2015

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy Happy Holidays - 1991/2015

To all my Blog Friends, enjoy the holidays.    Thank you for all your support.

This is one of the stunning head wrap ideas for all hairstyles and faces, of all ages, by the fashion-forward, George Karkoulas (1954-1993) of Toronto, Canada, my friend, whose work has stood the test of time.   Here is the quilted bandeau worn with curly hair.  For more ideas by this unique talent and the original sketch, click HERE  

Hair and Illustration by George Karkoulas, 1991 for Hair & Beauty Magazine, UK
Collage by Helen Oppenheim 2015

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Totally Modern Evening Sahag Updo – 1996

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Totally Modern Evening Sahag Updo - 1996

Photo:  Diego Uchitel

Who says you can’t dress up a short bob to a wondrous evening look, as great for the Holidays in 2015 as it was in 1996, when the legendary John Sahag, always “tomorrow’s man” created this glorious pile up of hair on top of a totally modern short bob for Salon News, a Fairchild Publication for beauty professionals, no longer publishing.

The colorific color, by Albert Narcise, then with John Sahag ( now found on AlbertColor.com ) was also extraordinary, and totally modern.  He worked with Sahag, who wanted “a bold contrast” which was finally achieved after 11 pm at night when John, who gave no other direction, suddenly said – “that’s it!”  You can read all about it and see the side view of the bob which made the cover, if you click HERE 

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, 1996 … Hair Color: Albert Narcisse, John Sahag Workshop … Makeup: Linda Mason … Model: Mila Watson/Company … Jacket: Roberto Cavalli … Beauty/Fashion Editor: Jacqueline Berthelot … Photo (Detail): © Diego Uchitel for Salon News.

 

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Bob Dressed With ’30s Belt Buckle – 1993

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Bob Dressed With '30s Belt Buckle – 1993

Photo: © David Webber

A hair holiday idea – breathtakingly simple, so chic. An antique rhinestone belt buckle from the ’30s, which belonged to my Mother, decorates a simple bob. But could work with almost any hairstyle.   which ended at 2.30 am with some great hair inspiration, easy to do, easy to wear, La Coupe-style. (13 models in one evening!) The many resulting photos earned full pages in magazines all over the world.   For more holiday ideas from the evening, click HERE.

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, NY … Makeup: Barbara Sansone … Photo: David Webber. Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Sparkle With Jewelry In Your Hair – 1993

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Sparkle With Jewelry In Your Hair – 1993

Photo: © David Webber

It can be so easy to dress up your hair for the holiday season, whatever the style, length or texture.   Here’s an idea, from 1993, which will never date.  Three sparkling mis-matched rhinestone barrettes were strategically placed on a glam pageboy. But the look can also work beautifully with your Grandmother’s antique brooches, bobby-pinned on securely.

This idea, by Charles Booth, owner of La Coupe Salons at the time,  was one of many created at La Coupe’s famous creative evening.  He went into action way after midnight, his first hairstyle in 8 years!   For many more great holiday ideas like this by the talented hairdressers at the Creative Evening, click HERE 

Hair: Charles Booth, La Coupe NY/Montreal, 1993 … Makeup: Barbara Sansone … Model: Rose … Photo: © David Webber.    Produced by Helen Oppenheim.

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Joy The Movie, A Joy To Enjoy – 2015

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Joy The Movie, A Joy To Enjoy – 2015

20th Century Fox Still and Poster #Joy Movie

Saw Joy, The Movie, last night, a Private Screening at AMC Lincoln Square. Thank you BB. Jennifer Lawrence and the movie were a joy to enjoy. I wasn’t expecting to, but I sat there loving most of it, every minute. The first half, more of a comedy, was especially wonderful. The story centers around Joy Mangano, and covers four generations of her life, struggles, storms and strife and how she invented and marketed the Miracle Mop. Who knew?

The 20th Century Fox movie, directed by Silver Lining and American Hustle director, David O. Russell, opens this Christmas, and J-Law is Golden Globe-nominated.  it also stars Robert de Niro (good in this one), Bradley Cooper (being fab Bradley), Diane Ladd (great, wearing huge weird glasses), Isabella Rosselini (charming as ever but, be warned, she  wears an unflattering wig.)  Noted, Joy’s hairstyles over the years were disappointing, too influenced by today rather than yesterday, when the movie took place.  But watch for some great Dynasty and soap opera do’s, for Melissa Rivers playing her Mother, Joan, and some insights how the mop made it.  A movie to see …

Credits: Still and Poster from 20th Century Fox #JoyMovie.
Teaser Trailer, click HERE 

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Innovative Re-Engineered Old School Waves – 2015

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Innovative Re-Engineered Old School Waves – 2015

Photo: © Tania Quintania

These innovative old school waves were “re-engineered” by Robert Grimes of RLG Salon in Texas. He created them with comb and fingers, working diagonally from crown to the hairline, waiting for each section to dry before going to the next section. He was a Finalist in 3 categories for The North American Hairdressing Awards in 2015 – NAHA – and won the prestige award of Hairstylist of the Year for this and (not shown) a veiled look all made of hair which took 3 weeks to get 2 square feet of usable netting, plus a braided process, which “took 10 hours of finger numbing work.”

Hair/Fashion/Styling: Robert Grimes, RLG Salon, Austin, Texeas … Products: Aveda Air Control, Pheomollient Styling Foam, Flaxseed Aloe Strong Hold Sculpturing Gel, Confixor Liquid Gel … Makeup: Kelsey James … Photo: Tania Quintania

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Hair Subtly Shaded in Mercury Blues – 2015

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Hair Subtly Shaded in Mercury Blues – 2015

Photo: © Yula Gorbachenko

Hair with movement and bang-on bang action, shaded in mercury blues, from the Savage Mercury Collection by Allen Ruiz, founder of the Jackson Ruiz Salon in Texas. The lovely long look, more interesting than most long hair today but still subtle, was razor cut with a round transitional layer technique and was a NAHA finalist for 2015, the annual North American Hairdressing Awards, for which I was a judge this year.

Hair: Allen Ruiz, Jackson Ruiz Salon, Austin, Texas … Hair Color; Luis Gonzalez using Hair Color Aveda … Products: Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep, Light Elements Texture Crème, Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight, Daily Moisturizing Oil, Air Control Hairspray … Makeup: Anastasia Durasova … Photo: Yula Gorbachenko

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