NYFW Backstage Hair Moment – 2004

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

NYFW Backstage Hair Moment - 2004

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

A New York Fashion Week backstage hair moment.  Love this.  Polly Mellen, the famous former fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Creative Director at Allure, and Edward Tricomi co-owner Warren-Tricomi Salons having a hair moment which also affected the model at the Douglas Hannant NYFW 2004 show.  Are you sure, Mellen seems to be saying?  No one seems sure, except the hairdresser, who  ended up doing a great job, as always. This scene is a testament to confidence, patience, experience and a lot of caring and how it is not easy to do the hair for a fashion show at this level.  This is one of the few photos I have digitalized, so far, from the shows I photographed on film in the early 2000’s. I have a lot  of great photos only on film.
Photo: Helen Oppenheim


Unique Evocative Hair Color – 2014

Posted by on Aug 10, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Unique Evocative Hair Color - 2014

Photo: © Andrew O’Toole

Angelo Seminara creates unique, evocative hair color.  This is from the Soul Collection,  “hair that looks into a woman’s soul” and just one of the unusual creations from that collection by The Davines Artistic Director, designed for the British Hair Awards in 2014.  He has advice to new hairdressers out there – “Be a sponge, learn as much as you can, stay focused, have fun, find your hero.  Most of all, keep an open mind.”  For a bio and more wonders by WorldGreat, Angelo Seminara, click HERE
Hair: Angelo Seminara … Makeup: Lynsey Alexander … Photo: © Andrew O’Toole


Detra Works With Hair Mousse For Volume – 2019

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Detra Works With Hair Mousse For Volume – 2019

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Detra Smith, using a comb as she gets ready to work a mousse into the hair backstage at the Badgley Mischka New York Fashion Week Show for Fall /Winter 2019.   “It allows for better product distribution and control that hands don’t provide,” she explained as she prepared her model. To see the finished looks by Peter Gray for this and some of the fab fashions, CLICK HERE

Makeup: Gucci Westman, Westman Atelier … Product: Redken Mousse … Photos: Helen Oppenheim


The NYC Barber Shop Museum – 2019

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

The NYC Barber Shop Museum - 2019

Photos: Helen Oppenheim.  Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Guys, if you want the best of barbers, a haircut, perhaps a five minute hot-towel massage, a neck shave and if you want an experience like no other, in a turn-of-the-century environment surrounded by historical antiques and memorabilia, visit the NYC Barber Shop Museum on the Upper West Side.  The Master Barber, Arthur Rubinoff, CEO of Reamir & Co. is the Founder and Art Historian, a fourth-generation barber residing in a small space jam-packed with various vintage artifacts dedicated to preserving the rich history of barbering, collected over decades, first by his Father than him. Included in this feast for the unusual are antique chairs like the Louis Vuitton one photographed here, mirrors, vintage razor clippers, hairdryers, umpteen barber poles and other unexpected memorabilia, some of which date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Barbershop Museum is just one working barbershop Rubinoff owns.   Three different packages starting at $47 are offered,  inspired by the 19th, 20th, and 21st Century, all combined with progressive techniques and looks. The $74 package comes with a Reamir haircare or shaving product, the $118 package comes with complimentary champagne, black caviar! And, yes, the poster in the collage above features a young Ronald Reagan in a shaving cream ad from the 30s, one of many vintage photos. For more photos and info, CLICK HERE