Keeping you entertained – and informed

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 10 comments

Helen Oppenheim

Come with me on a historical journey into the hair fashion world.

The Helen Oppenheim Hair Fashion Photo Archives are a unique and inspirational resource for the media, movies, tv, theatre, anyone wanting a new hairstyle. There are  more than 5,000 photos from the ’60s to the present, many innovative firsts, many not dated, still relevant and wearable today, even from way back then. Scroll for More, More, More.

Ideas. This is what you will find on www.helenoppenheim.com, the result of my art directing, conceiving, taking and collecting photos over decades. Yes, I’m a hoarder. I specialize in hair and fashion trends, and have photographed myself backstage at NY Fashion Weeks for years. Most fun I’ve had. There are “treasures” hidden here and there and I hope you will find the time to discover them.

I am use my blog mostly to highlight interesting photos on the website, as well as whatever tickles my fancy. I am not intending to be politically correct all the time, so I may ruffle a few feathers. Be warned. But I hope to keep you entertained. And informed.

I was born in London, lived in Montreal for years, and for the last few decades in New York City. All have influenced me. I  have toiled away as a journalist and PR for some of the world’s best, and have been US Correspondent for Peluquerias Magazine of Barcelona since 1982. I’m hard to please! Too honest, perhaps. So I have lots of friends, also lots of enemies and expect to make a few more of both.

Now, I’m working on my legacy, for posterity. This is a Work in Progress. I expect it will take forever. So, stay tuned…

This is a Work in Progress I expect it will take forever. So, stay tuned…

Helen Oppenheim - Hair & Photo Guru

Love it. Absolutely love it. Thank you, Mitchell Field, for this great gift of a bus with wonderful words!

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Patricia Fox @ Latex Lecture – 2020

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Patricia Fox @ Latex Lecture – 2020

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

This is Patricia Fox, the NYC City Artist, Fashion Icon, model and much more, at the Baroness Latex Lecture held recently at a popular Fashion Speak Friday at The National Art Club. She is not wearing Latex but said she was “running not walking for my Latex ensemble special order!” Patricia aka @PurelyPatricia, is wearing her own vintage hat, a statement necklace by Lanvin with
vintage eyewear. The Baroness has a boutique on 13th Street on the Lower East Side specializing in Latex. She lectured on the history of latex, showed models wearing latex and has worked with celebs like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Nikki Manaj.  Photos  taken at the event are on Helen Oppenheim’s Facebook Biz Buzz – CLICK HERE  To see a short video on my Instagram page, CLICK HERE
Hair Color: Rachel Bodt … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Fun Hat, Pom Poms, Pearls NYFW – 2020

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 Fun Hat, Pom Poms, Pearls NYFW – 2020

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

The hats and fashions were fun at the New York Fashion Week Hong Kong Fall Winter Show. There were three hair looks by Aveda’s Jon Reyman, three brands,, each with a different hair look (stay tuned).   Pom Poms were everywhere in this segment of the show designed by Sun Lam for Sun=Sen.   Pearls under the eyes, by Janell Geason, Aveda, made a statement too, To see a very short video, CLICK HERE

Hair: Jon Reyman, Aveda … Products: Aveda … Makeup: Janell Geason, Aveda … Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Ruffled Collar @ Badgley Mischka – 2020

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Ruffled Collar @ Badgley Mischka - 2020

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

The high white ruffled collar was a stand out at the Badgley Mischka Fall/Winter 2020 New York Fashion Week Show held at Spring Studios. Inspiration “Downton Abbey” (Edwardian) and “Abbey Road” Beatles (’60s and ’70s).  Stay tuned for more.  And Peter Gray’s hair with a visual how-to.

Hair: Peter Gray/Home Agency using Kerastase … Makeup: Mary Irwin/Factory Downtown using custom Viseart  … Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Bobby Pins Make Hair Design NYFW – 2020

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Bobby Pins Make Hair Design NYFW - 2020

Photos: Helen Oppenheim   

Fifty to one hundred bobby pins were used on a model to make hair designs by Aveda’s Jon Reyman at the Fashion Hong Kong New York Fashion Week Show for Fall Winter 2020. The designs, for women and men, were for the Harrison Wong fashions in the show, one of three designers participating, each with a different hair look. Stay tuned for more, soon, and later …

Hair: Jon Reyman, Aveda … Products: Aveda … Makeup: Janell Geason, Aveda … Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Hair @ Elisabetta Franchi Milan FW – 2020

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Hair @ Elisabetta Franchi Milan FW - 2020

Photos: Courtesy Elisabette Franchi

The hair for the Elisabetta Franchi Fall Winter Fashion Week Show in Milan was by Peter Gray. The elegant mid-parted ponytail was twisted at the sides to meet at the back of a low ponytail. The flapper like dress for a modern princess had sequins and glittering flying fringes. To see more of the gorgeous gowns, dream dresses, suits for day and evening, shoe, boots, and accessories, CLICK HERE

Hair Designer: Peter Gray CloseUp Agency Milano for GHD-Italia … Head Designer: Fillipo Zazaganoni … Fashion Stylist: Simone Guidarelli … Nails: Antonio Sacripante Using pArish … Photos: Courtesy Elisabetta Franchi

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Fab Franchi Flapper Milan FW F/W – 2020

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Fab Franchi Flapper Milan FW F/W - 2020

Photos: Courtesy Elisabetta Franchi

Fab fantastic flapper for the 21st Century by Elisabetta Franchi at Milan Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 20020.  Just one beautiful model wearing a dream dress with glittering flying fringes and a gorgeous glittering headpiece. To see more from the exquisite show with everything in pink, rose, gold or beige and Peter Gray hair, Simone Belli makeup, CLICK HERE

Hair Peter Gray, CloseUp Agency Milano for GHD-Italia … Simone Belli using L’Oréal Makeup …  Head Designer Fillipo Zazaganoni … Fashion Stylist Simone Guidarelli … Photos Courtesy Elisabetta Franchi

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Oscar Hair Not Inspiring – 2020

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Oscar Hair Not Inspiring - 2020

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim,com

Once again, hair at the Oscars was ordinary, not inspiring.  Here are just a few looks on celebs attending the 2020 event.
Top Left to Right : Renee Zellweger, who  won Best Actress for her role as Judy Garland wore a safe but chic low bun.
Second Row L to R : Billie Ellish in Chanel and her greened interesting messy hair … Salma Hayek in Gucci with a Bucheron necklace in her curled updo … Saoirse Ronan with a tiny jewel and short bangs … Third Row L to R : Janelle Monae in Ralph Lauren with a glam hood,  and  sleek hair,  later  with a crimped ’40s poof …   Zazie Beetz a lovely pile up of natural texture … Bottom Row L to R :  Florence Pugh nicely knotted updo with roots showing all over the place  … Brad Pitt, won Best Supporting Actor Oscar, badly in need of a haircut but still  looking gorgeous, and elegant in a velvet jacket.    Missing a photo of Lucy Boynton who had pearls on her part, the most original of all.

Photos: Helen Oppenheim with apologies to ABC TV and E Live From The Red Carpet

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