NY Fashion Weeks Hair Inspo 2008-2013

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

NY Fashion Weeks Hair Inspo 2008-2013

Backstage Photos: Helen Oppenheim … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are some of my favorite New York Fashion Week photos I have taken backstage from  2008 to 2013 . The hair and makeup inspo is by some of the world’s top talents, none have dated, and are still relevant today.  More details and many more can be viewed, with full credits, on the Website Like No Other –  go to New York Fashion Week on the top menu, CLICK HERE

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Musical Hair: Waif With “Sax” Appeal – 1992

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Musical Hair: Waif With "Sax" Appeal - 1992

Photos: Neal Fenkell Harris

Making music in 1992 were waifs and gamines, also called urchins and short shags. They struck the right note then. And they do now. This lyrical waif by La Coupe’s Kim Lepine had “sax” appeal and itsy-bitsy flicks flicking here and there. The fringe, a bit uneven, was short with soft pieces. The ends had slight movements and the style was finger-combed in place. “The key,” said Kim Lepine, “was to have shortness and softness at the same time and not look look a choppy mess or too masculine. More details archived on the website.  26 years after this shoot, the model, Nina Kotova (@Nina Kotovacello) now a world-famous cellist, liked a photo on my Instagram (@HelenOppenheim) – I recognized the name and asked her if she was the Nina of the Musical Hair photos. To see her response go to under Photo # 3 of the Musical Hair Collection and see all photod in the collection, CLICK HERE

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe NY/Montreal … Wig: Barry Henrickson’s Bitz ‘N’ Pieces … Makeup: Ciana, La Coupe NY … Model: Nina Kotova/Ford (Nina was recommended personally by Eileen Ford) … Fashion Styling: Joy Land … Location: Excello Recording Studios … Photos: Neal Fenkell Harris
Musical Hair Graphic: Guion Beacher … Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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MSNBC Women & Their Hair – 2018

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

MSNBC Women & Their Hair – 2018

A Hair Critique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love all the women of MSNBC-TV, I really do. But I do not love the hair on some of them.  The worst hair offender is one of the best on the Cable TV Network, Stephanie Ruhl. Love her passion and her knowledge, she has great hair and a very attractive face, but she should fire her hairdresser, get one who can cut hair and, whoever styles her hair for her, should be shot at dawn!   if anyone does. Maybe she does it herself, which could account for the awful mess on top of her head most days.  (If you are attempting to do your own own hair, Stephanie, throw out the hot rollers, learn how to use  an iron, then brush or finger-comb the hair through!) You are too good to look like such a drek on too many days.   Andrea Mitchell’s hair seldom looks as good as her work because she is the tops. Hair cowlicks rise too high on the forehead in front and it flicks in the wrong places.  In fact, I only remember it looking great once. So I know it can. She also needs some hair help. Joy Reid is a definite hair offender. She tries to do something different with her short crop and/or wig, but it is too short in the wrong places, I often cringe, so she also needs a good haircutter to work with her face and hair because her hair shapes do not do justice to her face.  (I know who to recommend!)  Rachel Maddow who I watch the most, an addiction, is Rachel Maddow, but when she gets a haircut, it is too short and unflattering. Kasie Hunt’s one length straight bob always looks good, and shiny.(Oops, just saw it.  It’s in dire need of a cut!)   Kristen Welker‘s hair is ordinaire.  Nicole Wallace, who often has a great hair color, Hallie Jackson, and Katy Tur have the look everyone has, of the moment, and look good most days. Kris Jansing always looks well groomed, and looks best with her hair a little shorter, a long’ish lob, Mika Brzezinski can look good with her lighter than light hair color, and short shape always in place. Alex Witt has far too much hair, it overwhelms her face and the TV screen, and it needs a good hair shaping, some strategic pruning. Kate Snow, who I discovered on MSNBC, but is now with NBC, looks modern with her straighter than straight lob length, sometimes sprayed too much, but don’t they all succumb to the spray, some more than others!

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Cover #555 Peluquerias Magazine – 2018

Posted by on May 26, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Cover #555 Peluquerias Magazine – 2018

Photo: Andrew O’Toole

This is the Peluquerias Magazine cover, #555, the May 2018 issue. The hair, by Jamie Furlan, Xiang Hair, Melbourne, Ausgtralia, is an intriguing asymmetric mix, short on one side, waving longer over one eye on the other, the top flying here and there. This issue of the hair fashion art magazine like no other featured my bridal issue column. To see more Peluquerias covers over the decades, CLICK HERE
and if you want to Share a few of the covers I have on my Helen Oppenheim Facebook Biz Buzz Page, CLICK HERE

Hair: Jamie Furlan, Xiang Hair, Melbourne, Austrailia … Hair Color: Danielle Solier … Makeup: Julie Provis …Fashion Styling: Elaine Marshall … Photo: Andrew O’Toole

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New York City Inspired Bridal Fashions– 2018

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 New York City Inspired Bridal Fashions– 2018

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

The Ines Di Santo New York Bridal Fashion Week show for Fall 2018 was inspired by “New York City and the women who make it the vibrant city that it is – cultured and stimulating,” said the designer.  Peter Gray’s hair featured bouffant hair up to there with pearls in chrome, silver and/or gold, in different sizes, decorating the hair. Pearls also decorated hands and nails and, of course, the divine dresses, each named after a NYC location.   The stunning show was held in a room with a view – at the magnificent Rose Theater, Jazz Lincoln Center, with Live Music. To see all 34 photo images for hair and fashions, CLICK HERE

Hair: Peter Gray using Wella … Products: Wella … Makeup: Tia Hebron for Bobbi Brown
Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Bohemian Bride, Wild Free Hair – 2018

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Bohemian Bride, Wild Free Hair - 2018

Photo: Chris Brychy

This  Bohemian bride has wild and free hair, lived in hair, with braids which have been constructed with neat, clean sections, controlled, then deconstructed. A powder was used for texture, volume, grip, and to help expand and pull the braid apart. A tiara adds more magic.  For more 2018 bridal ideas, with 28 inspirational photos just archived in a new album, CLICK HERE

Hair: Danielle Keasling, Salon Karma, Bluffton, SC … Products: Matrix Stylink/Height Riser Powder  … Makeup: Josie Jones … Tiara: Emma Katzka Bridal … Styling/Art Direction: Wildheart Wedding Photography … Photo:  Chris Brychy

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That Messy Meghan Markle Hair – 2018

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

That Messy Meghan Markle Hair – 2018

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There’s a fine line between messy hair that works and messy hair that does not. I love Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and Serge Normant, who I know is a great hairdresser, not just because I have photographed him and his work backstage at some top New York Fashion Week Shows, but because he is also the hairdresser of choice for Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker, to name a few big names. But, sadly, Meghan’s hair, her signature messy chignon, for her wonderful Royal Wedding was, well, a mess.  And ruined her whole lovely  look for the wedding, and posterity.  I suspect the style was her choice, not that of her hairdresser, who wanted to please her, and he surely must have been going bonkers, as I was, during the ceremony with those stray hairs escaping, dipping more and more on one side of  her forehead, and all over. Meghan’s hair was not a pretty picture.  Ouch! For more on the subject, see the Jenna Rosenstein Harper’s Bazaar article “Meghan Markle’s Stray Wedding Hairs Have The Internet Freaking Out” – CLICK HERE

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My Mother On Her Wedding Day – 1930s

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

My Mother On Her Wedding Day - 1930s

Photo: Boris

I am thinking of my Mother today, May 19, the day I lost her many moons ago. She was always there for me when I was young and I was lucky to have had her. I wish I could tell her so today. This photo was taken of my Mother on her wedding day, in the 30s. Her divine dress was made of silver lamé and she made it herself. I still have the pattern she used and some of the lamé somewhere. I have a large photo of this and a similar large photo hand tinted. To see more of the wedding, CLICK HERE

Photo: Boris

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