Winning Hair Picks Oscars – 2017

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Winning Hair Picks Oscars - 2017

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

The winning hair look at the Oscars 2017 was, without a doubt, Halle Berri with her wildly wonderful au naturel ‘fro, curly assymetrical, a little deconstructed, by her stylist, Castillo, worn with a gorgeous gown by Versace. (A long way from her signature pixie.)  Janelle Monåe was a stand out with her jeweled crystal crown by Jennifer Behr and her Elie Saab dress tdf with sequins, beading, crystals and a jeweled choker necklace like no other, kind of Queen Elizabeth modern.  Ruth Negga‘s red Valentino dress and ruby jeweled crown by Irene Neuwirth for Gemfields. also rocked on her short hair by Vernon François.  Emma Stone, who won the Best Actress Award for La La Land, went for loosely waved hair with a Forties’ Goddess feel, according to her stylist Mara Rosza.  Supermodel, Karlie Kloss, also ruled with soft-looking Old Hollywood waves, courtesy L’Oreal, but it was her diamond choker by Nirav Modi that dazzled.  Scarlett Johansson‘s statement green necklace by Fred Leighton and fab face almost made up for her oddly swirled rock-billy pompador hair, which did not suit her at all –  sorry Scarlett, but please find another hairstylist or listen to the one you have. Time for you to change your look.  Michelle Williams on the other hand made her platinum very short crop work for her, which made her another stand out at the Oscars. The scraped back mid-parting styles are flattering to so few.  As usual the hair at the Oscars was mostly boring.  The same safe old styles year in and year out. Considering the amazing braiding out there, the colorific  hair, even if a subtle touch of color, it is sad that the so-called style makers at the Oscars are so, well, ordinary.

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Ideas Inspiration Information – 2017

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Ideas Inspiration Information - 2017

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This is the logo I designed for my Modern Salon Blogs.  It says exactly what the blogs are all about. What I am all about. Ideas. Inspiration. Information. It is what I do best.  To check out some sixteen blogs I have done for Modern Salon, click HERE and check my website, where I have over 4,000 photos, many with how-to’s, some  highlighted on my blog.

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New Modern Blog Just Up. Raphael – 2017

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

New Modern Blog Just Up. Raphael - 2017

Photo: Klaus Lucka

My latest blog is just up on Modern. It is about the surreal supersexy sixties hairdresser phenom Raphael, the once partner of Raphael & Leonard fame.  Leonard, who made Twiggy famous, passed away recently, and that made me think of Raphael.  He was so famous in the 60s, but the fame didn’t last.  Why? I met him when I did the PR launch for his salon in Montreal.  See the photos taken for the launch, not dated, relevant still today, see Raphael in action in  London with Chita Rivera.   Check it out. Click HERE

 

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New Album Sharon Blain’s Hair Art – 2015

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

New Album - Sharon Blain's Hair Art – 2015

Photo: Andrew O’Toole

New Must-See Album. The latest WorldGreat on my website, Sharon Blain, Australia’s whirlwind, an esteemed icon, is an educational hair artist and mentor like no other, mostly for long hair, from beautiful bridal hairstyling to stunning avant-garde dressing. Innovation is at the heart of Sharon’s skills and mindset. The Sharon Blain Boot Camp courses and workshops are given literally all over the world. (You can attend her Master Class Live at the International Beauty Show March 12, 2017.) Meanwhile, this stunning image is from her 2015 Infinity Collection, conceived merging a juxtaposition of mythological Egyptian Gods and delicate marine life. She explored how to work hair to a fabric like texture, with endless possibilities. There are 25 amazing photos and 7 how-to videos in this new album.  To see more about this inspirational image, scroll down to the video, click HERE

Hair: Sharon Blain … Product: Goldwell … Hairpieces: Headlines Hairpieces … Makeup: Rachel Montgomery … Stylist: Emily Sue Yee … Creative Designer: Kr Creative … Photo: Andrew O’Toole

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Seen on Scene @ NYFW Fall – 2017

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Seen on Scene @ NYFW Fall – 2017

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Bottom Right Photo: Unknown

Seen on Scene at New York Fashion Week for Fall 2017 are Top Left To Right: Taking appointments for the TRESemmé Salon at Skylight Clarkson Square … Styling the hair of the fashionable ones between shows in the TRESemme’s on-site salon … Ana Tanaka wearing Wekoko pink fur with a Claudio Pink terrific top and cap (wide pants photo under) … Middle/Bottom Rows: Gold flower sculpture from Badgley Mischka’s new Home Collection … Valentino shoe on Badgley Mischka Fashion Designer McCrea Davison …Long striped coat from a Resort/Cruise Collection on Melissa, Sr. Badgley Mischka Sportswear Designer … Rachell Vallori, Cuban model and actress, wearing a wonderful Wekoko jacket …  Carole Garber of the yellow hair with Fashion Designer Anna Tagliabue and pink PelushNYC Faux Fur and brocade dress at her Caelum Gallery Presentation.  Carole is wearing a red skirt by Giambattista Valli, red hat by Mogwall, Vivienne Westwood sweater, Yves Saint Laurent boots,  H&M black top, Sputnick style Neoporene bag by Neo, all jewelry – necklace, bracelets, earrings by Carole Garber Accessories. Hair color, worn almost 10 years, by A. J. Lordet, Pierre Michel.
Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Bottom Right Photo: Unknown

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Avant-Garde Fun Backstage @ NYFW – Fall 2017

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Avant-Garde Fun Backstage @ NYFW – Fall 2017

Photos: Paul  Morejón

Seen on Scene, two Fab Fashionistas, avant-gardes and their hair, captured backstage at the Concept Korea New York Fashion Week Show for Fall 2017. Left, Paty Crabtree for Aveda, of Garbos Salon & Spa, Omaha, Nebraska, has a lot going on with her hair. Faux dreads, braided, colored, with Pravana, the Aveda “A” logo tattooed to one side of her head.  Fun stuff. Right, Blake Diamond, Designer and Rapper wearing his own designs from top to toe. Love the fur earring and all the jewelry.  More fun stuff. Stay tuned for Concept Korea hair by Aveda’s Jon Reyman and fashions from Korea.

Photos: Paul  Morejón

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Fashion Stands With Planned Parenthood – 2017

Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Fashion Stands With Planned Parenthood – 2017

Photo (Detail): David Webber

  • Seen backstage at the Cushnie and Ochs New York Fashion Week “The Future is Female” Show for Fall 2017, buttons saying “Fashion Stands with Planned Parenthood,” worn here by caring Fashion Designer Carley Cushnie, right, and a model wearing one of the great knock-out cut-out dresses at the show, designed by Carlie Cushnie and Michelle Ochs.  Today, February 11, 150 protest demonstrations are taking place “outside politicians’ offices and government buildings,” according to The New York Times. “The 100 year old organization provides birth control and other women’s health services in addition to abortion at 650 health centers, according to its website.” It is time to organize and not be intimidated,  We have seen protests can work and let’s pray these will.   To see more of the NY Times article, click HERE

Photo (Detail): David Webber

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Coming Soon NYFW Fall – 2017

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Coming Soon NYFW Fall - 2017

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Why does it always snow for Fashion Week?  It  snowed plenty on the very first day, second day very cold, so snow still there.   So much more civilized when the shows were in April, after Paris.   The NYFW shows moved to Clarkson Square, a long way, very inconvenient to get to – and, worse, from – for this Upper East Sider (me) so I am not enjoying the week as much as I used to. Not helped by the fact most of the fashion designers do not want hair the least bit interesting, and all too often want boring boring hair, so it is hard to justify the full page minimum we give in Peluquerias Magazine.  Yes, I will get some interesting photos, so stay tuned, but it won’t be easy !!!

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