The Presidential Wave – 1980

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The Presidential Wave - 1980

Vidal Sassoon’s Presidential Wave, 1980

For Election Year, 1980, Vidal Sassoon elected The Presidential Wave by Barbara Melser of the Vidal Barber Shop in NY.  My tongue in cheek press release stated that The VS Poll interviewed its prestige Barber Shops in NY, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto and predicted victory in November for its Fall 1980 Men’s Campaign.

When this was photographed, in my office one Sunday, it was hoped Edward Kennedy would be nominated with his similar hairstyle!    However, The Presidential Wave was an interesting movement, with new proportions and mood, democratically romantic as well as classically conservative, and was influenced by the women’s Soft Cubism Collection which had enjoyed such success in Vidal Sassoon’s Summer 1980 Campaign. For more, click HERE

Hair: Barbara Melser, Vidal Sassoon Barber Shop. NY, 1980 … Model: Burt Kyle …Jacket and Shirt: Thierry Mugler …Photo: Gregory Kitchen …Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim.

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Photos On Helen’s Blog Feb 20-Mar 30 – 2016

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in All Photos on Blog | 0 comments

Photos On Helen's Blog Feb 20-Mar 30 – 2016

Full credits on website. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are photos on Helen’s Blog from February 20 to March 30, 2016. This is the place for hair and fashion inspiration plus some hair history and one of my Why? moans! Do scroll down the blog for more than the first few pages, and larger photos are on the website/archives for some,  but not all. There are over 4,000 photos archived on the website.  Remember what is old can be new again.   To see Collages of all past blog, click HERE

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Photos On Helen’s Blog Feb 20-Mar 30 – 2016

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos On Helen's Blog Feb 20-Mar 30 – 2016

Full credits on website. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are photos on Helen’s Blog from February 20 to March 30, 2016. This is the place for hair and fashion inspiration plus some hair history and one of my Why? moans! Do scroll down the blog for more than the first few pages, and larger photos are on the website/archives for some,  but not all. There are over 4,000 photos archived on the website.  Remember what is old can be new again.   To see Collages of all past blogs, click HERE 

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Why? Messy Hair Is Now Booooring!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Why? Messy Hair Is Now Booooring!

Why do so many editorial and lead hairdressers at Fashion Weeks and in the major magazines still mess up beautifully finished hair to look like the model, client or celeb did it themselves or just got out of bed? Surely this undone often-too-messy-for-words look has had its day and is bad for biz?  If clients can do it themselves, there’s no need to go to a hairdresser to do it. Editorial stylists and editors and all involved seem to be fighting the hairdresser in the salon, out to make a living.  Why?  It’s not kind, it’s booooring.  And don’t get me started on the so-called oily, greasy, dirty-looking hair trend still raising its ugly head!  I don’t think smart people want to look like a train wreck or as if they just got caught in a thunder storm.  It’s not that fashion-forward to have horror hair, like on a bad hair day, especially when worn with some of the great fashions out there and on the runways. How many fashion innovators do you see looking like this themselves? Unless they have a lousy hairdresser looking after their hair. But that’s another story.  So why is the fashion world continuing to promote these looks? So many see this feeling as the style of the moment, that they think it is the way to look.  It is not. Come on dear Hairdressers, can’t you start a new trend, and try to motivate editors and fashion stylists/designers with looks that are new, flattering and, dare I say it, creative?

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81 Years Young, With Chic Pink Hair – 2016

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

81 Years Young, With Chic Pink Hair – 2016

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

This is June Crowther, an amazing 81 years young, with in purple glasses, a purple Vivienne Westwood coat, and grey hair beautifully shaded in pinks by Simon Nicholls, Fruit Hair Design, Barnsley, UK.  For those who want to know more, Simon worked on the 100% white hair color, using “Wella’s blue black, a dark violet and a more vibrant pink, all really fine slices in foil – not weaves as they fade too quickly.”  He also said he was with her when she bought the coat and that he has been doing her hair for 30 years. Love, love, love. Photographed on Fifth Avenue at the Easter Parade for 2016.

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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Easter Fab Funs on Fifth Avenue NYC – 2016

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Easter Fab Funs on Fifth Avenue NYC – 2016

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

Fab funs on Fifth Avenue at the Easter Parade, 2016. Top Left to Right: Teacup fascinators on fashionistas Melissa, left, and Cassandra, a Frédéric Fekkai hairdresser … Looking handsome with top hat, tails, white gloves, walking stick, Gregory Moore on his way to conduct his orchestra for “An Easter Parade Affair” at the Plaza Hotel … Claire James and baby Eva all dressed up with her Easter bonnet and a tulle skirt … Rose fascinator by Arturo Rios on Kate … Garden hat with roses on Nell Johnson.
Middle Row, Left to Right: All grown up in gorgeous frothy pink hat … Ava Grace with flowers and braids … Sayuri 7 looking yum in candy colors, pink wig which flowed way down her back and an umbrella … G. A. Neil Smith, a man in a business suit with unexpected fun hat … June Crowther, a woman of a certain age, an amazing 81,  in purple glasses and Vivienne Westwood coat, worn with grey hair beautifully shaded in pinks by Simon Nicholls, Fruit Hair Design, Barnsley, UK … Stephanie havng fun with flower hat and a lot of pink tulle.
Bottom Row, Left to Right: Jack Cole with green beret and (not shown) a kilt … Jack Cole’s hot pins on lapel … Stefan (Spins) Pildes, famous hoop man and clown, in tartans with fab fur-trimmed coat .. Stefan with unknown lady in red … Miz Bobbi’s Cici and Mitchell, dogs and their bonnets… Cuckoo hat by Karen and Carmen of wemakeallthethings.com   To see these photos bigger, and more photos, click HERE
Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

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Huge Yellow Flower Hat – 2012

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

It’s Easter.  How about this for your head and the parade?   A huge yellow romantic flower hat perched on top to one side of long loose curls by Jon Reyman, Aveda, for designer Carolina Rosales at the Argentine Designers Show at NY Fashion Week, Spring 2012.  There were  6 different designers who presented their fashions and Reyman created 6 different hair concepts, in a small space. For more from this show, click 

Hair: Jon Reyman for Aveda … Makeup: Romero Jennings for MAC Cosmetics …
Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Wash-Out Chalks Stripe Hair – 2016

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Wash-Out Chalks Stripe Hair - 2016

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Seen on Scene during New York Fashion Week for Fall 2016 – Zachary, aka Zak, a Warren Tricomi Stylist (#ZStyled) His disconnected barber cut with length on top was by Anthony Diaco at the Warren-Tricomi Madison Avenue Salon, and the wash-out art chalks used on the stripes were by Edward Tricomi, who used blue ones on the models at the Just Drew Show.   Stay tuned …

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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