The Empress, Netflix. Next Big Hit – 2022

Posted by on Sep 24, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

The Empress, Netflix. Next Big Hit – 2022

Netflix TV Series … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

The Empress, due to start on Netflix on Friday, September 29, has the buzz for the next big tv fashion, hair and beauty hit.   The romantic historical German  6 episode TV series tells the story of the Bavarian Princess who became the Empress of Austria, a Royal drama.   Elizabeth, known as Sisi, was the Princess Diana of her day, battling tradition in the 1800s Habsburg Royal Court after she married Franz Joseph, the Emperor of Austria. She was beloved. And  And, well, you can read all about the drama and see a video and a teaser with a CLICK HERE and a CLICK HERE

Photos Top L-R : Empress Elisabeth of Austria, 16 year old bride … Elizabeth had long hair (Heritage/Getty Image)…. Print of Emperor Franz Joseph with Empress Elizabeth and their children, ca 1880 (Heritage Images)
Yellow Dress Center: Devrim Lignau as Elizabeth  (image Julia Terjung/Netflix)
Bottom Row : Netflix ad … Philip Froissant (left) and a portrait of Emperor Franz Joseph … Sisi and Franz (Netflix)

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Dusty Pink Wig @ Tara Babylon NYFW – 2022

Posted by on Sep 23, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Dusty Pink Wig @ Tara Babylon NYFW – 2022

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Dusty pink wigs were by Jaylin Seng for Cutler/Redken at the Tara Babylon New York Fashion Week Presentation for Spring Summer 2023.  Each wig took 8 hours to
cut and style said the hairdresser.  Hats or hearts were added by the British-Iraqui designer and performance artist, who made quite a statement with her fashion art for her RTW gender-fluid brand, unlike any other.  The label focused on eco-conscious hand-made techniques like weave, print, tufting and crochet for the fashions and accessories, all put together with a lot of fun. To see 19 more photos archived on the website, CLICK HERE

Hair & Wigs: Jaylin Seng, Cutler Salons … Products: Redken Hardwear Hair Gel 16, Rough Paste 12, One United Spray, Triple Take Hairspray 32, Redken Shine Flash 02 … Makeup: New York Makeup Academy … Nails: The Hair Philosophy … Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Badgley Mischka Fashion Kid Now – 2022

Posted by on Sep 19, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Badgley Mischka Fashion Kid Now - 2022

Photos Helen Oppenheim. Collage helenoppenheim.com

This is 6 year old Violet backstage at the Badgley Mischka SS 2023 New York Fashion Week Show.  She is wearing a dream dress designed by her Mom, Emily, Design Director at Badgley Mischka.  Violet is holding my iPhone showing a photo I took of her which is archived on my website at the Spring 2016 Show, when she was 5 month fashion baby.  To see the Morocco-inspired Badgley Miscka Colllection on this website CLICK HERE and to see more of Violet, CLICK HERE

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Backstage @ Bosideng NYFW SS 2023

Posted by on Sep 18, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Backstage @ Bosindeng NYFW SS 2023

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Carine Roitfeld, Creative Consultant for the Bosideng New York Fashion SS 2023 Show, CR Fashion Book Editor in Chief, former Editor in Chief of French Vogue, with Charlii Sebunya, Producer/Journalist Style Culture TV, wearing vintage, with a British vibe, from top to toe.  God Save The King.   To see photos of the show, CLICK HERE

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Hair Inspiration Divine by Carita, Paris – 1972

Posted by on Sep 2, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Hair Inspiration Divine by Carita, Paris – 1972

Photos: Sarah Moon

I called this hair “Divine” when I published these photos in my Montreal Star “Right On” weekly quarter page column in 1972 (my first venture into journalism.).  It still is.  As are the photos by the great Sarah Moon.  And I found another angle (left)  of the look recently.

The hair message from the Paris Maison de Beauté was the mid-long hair was modeled on a little girl’s haircut, scissor-cut to one length, slightly longer in the front.  The ends were turned under and black combs held the sides for a “yesteryear” look.  The makeup included dark turquoise eyes, with pink under the brows which met and blended into pinky-red blush placed very high on the cheekbones.  The brows were arched, finer than ever (a trend in 1972) and the lips were red.

Hair/Makeup:  Carita Paris 1972 … Model: Sue Baloo … Photos: Sarah Moon

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Serena’s Hair Sparkles @ US Open – 2022

Posted by on Aug 30, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Serena's Hair Sparkles @ US Open - 2022

Photos Helen Oppenheim with Thanks to ESPN. Collage helenoppenheim.com

In front of over 29,000 tennis fans, a record, Serena Williams played what could have been her last match before retiring at the US Open on opening night. But she won.  Of course, she was dressed in black for the New York audience, and went further than any other tennis player and added lots of glitz and sparkles – on her dress, in and on her hair, too.  Her husband, Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder/chairman, and her daughter, Olympia, with beaded braids like the hair Serena wore for her first US Open, added to the fashion moments unlike any others.

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Falls Up To There Caught With Jewels – 1967

Posted by on Aug 26, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Falls Up To There Caught With Jewels – 1967

Photo: Irving Penn for Vogue, November 1967

Through the 60s, Falls were added to hair, often caught with jewels and ornaments as in this 1967 look up to there by Christophe Carita, La Maison de Beauté Carita, Paris, who are scheduled to reopen their famous multi-floor space, once occupied by Maria Antoinette’s wig maker, at 11 Rue Faubourg St Honore in September 2022.

Christophe Cartia was the nephew of the famous Carita Sisters, Maria and Rosy, and they all dominated the Paris hair scene in Paris from the ‘50s through the 60s, later merging with Shisheido.

Hair: Christophe Carita, La Maison de Beauté Carita, Paris …Hair Ornaments: Sant’ Angelo… Earrings: KJL …  Fashion: Castillo … Sandals: René Mancini … Model: Sue Murray …
Photo: Irving Penn for Vogue (with thanks to Fred J. De Vito for finding this ’60s memory for me.)

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Edward Tricomi Laara Raynier Rare Seminar

Posted by on Aug 16, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Edward Tricomi Laara Raynier Rare Seminar

Collage: helenoppenheim.com

Not to be missed.  A seminar with a difference, for all hairdressers with ambition, who want to learn more and go the extra mile, how to cut and style hair – the modern way, with options and business advice how to make more money, maybe even double your income.   “Train with the Masters” Edward Tricomi and Laara Raynier at the L’Oréal Professionel flagship Warren-Tricomi Salon at the Plaza Hotel in NYC on  Monday, September 19, 2022.  Attend either in person or virtually for a new form of education.

Edward Tricomi, industry rockstar, famous editorial hairdresser and salon owner, who has worked with the greatest of the greatest for the greatest magazines, is an innovative hairdresser on the fashion runways, who has done the hair of too many celebs to name, is a master of dry-cutting. Fast. With precision.  (He’s not known as Edward Scissorhands for nothing! ) has joined forces with Laara Raynier, a master of wet-cutting.  With precision.  She is a dedicated educator and protégé of Roger Thompson, and is now owner of the Mastercutter Academy.  The cutting techniques can be mixed.  And styling for all hair lengths, and textures, and updos, make this a rare event, not your typical workshop, an incredible opportunity to take your career or business to the next level.

The collage shows fashion-forward work by Raynier and Tricomi, some dating back to 2002, none of them dated, all modern and very wearable today. That’s Tricomi far left top row, and Raynier the first far left on the 2nd row.

Stylists can attend the in-salon class to watch demonstrations only.   Or the in-salon class, a private hands-on workshop with live models. Or attend the event virtually from anywhere in the world.  (10% discount for in-person classes for those from out of the country,)

More information for this once in a lifetime workshop, telephone; 917-519-9309  or CLICK HERE, more on Edward and Warren Tricomi, CLICK HERE or visit warrentricomi.com

Photos 1st Row –   Photo Nos 1, 6, 7, 8: Courtesy Edward Tricomi …
Photo No. 2: Sante  D’Orazio  … Photo Nos 3, 4, 5: Helen Oppenheim
Photos 2nd Row –  Photo Nos 1 – 4:  Courtesy Mastercutter Academy …
Photo Nos. 5 – 7: Helen Oppenheim
Photos 3rd Row: All photos Helen Oppenheim

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