Keeping you entertained – and informed

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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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Zuzu The Dog Front Row @NYFW – 2019

Posted by on Feb 16, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Zuzu The Dog Front Row @NYFW - 2019

Photos Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Zuzu the dog having fun Front Row at  the Fashion Hong Kong New York Fashion Week Show for Fall  2019.  Zuzu, a Pomeranian, was wearing sunglasses (for the lights you know, just like Anna Wintour) an animal designer coat, the latest dog shoes, and sported a dyed pink tail (see bottom photo right.)  She has  over 18 thousand followers on her Instagram page (@zuzuswag) a Facebook page, her own website page and more. Zuzu is  seen here with Fashion Designer Chong Cha who probably designs the Zuzu couture dog fashions!

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Happy Valentine’s Day – 2019

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy Valentine's Day - 2019

Purple Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day with this purple heart, one of many on my apartment walls.   I love hearts. And I love purple.

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Kiss Curls – 1975

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

Kiss Curls - 1975

Photos: Marc Daniels

One kiss curl to one side of a mid-parted chignon, the other on the cheek or two on one side of the forehead, here with a side-braided chignon. What a good idea for a NY Fashion Week show.  Something simple and better than a chignon with a bare forehead, as seen over and over. The photo on the right made UK Vogue, March 1975. For more versions, CLICK HERE

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, Montreal/New York, 1975 … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Model: Sylvie Desbois … Photos: Marc Daniels
Produced/Fashion Styling by Helen Oppenheim

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Ritz Wrapz, Hair Inspo From The Past – 1979

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 Ritz Wrapz, Hair Inspo From The Past – 1979

Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre

As we start New York Fashion Week for Fall 2019, here is some hair inspo from 1979.   I do hope a hairdresser for a Fashion Show will be allowed to create something as lovely. And interesting.   The look was called Ritz Wrapz and it was by Antonio Da Costa Rocha for La Coupe.   Versions of this made a WWD  cover and Vogue way back then, but the look and the idea is as modern today as it was then. Long hair was wrapped with ritzy wired fabrics which La Coupe offered in gold, silver, black, white, red, pink, blue, green, yellow or to match an outfit.  The long hair was lifted and looped with the glittering or colored fabrics, wired for control. For the long  version, just a few strands at the front were used, the back left long.  For the updo, the hair was lifted and looped to frame and flatter the face.  The possibilities are endless.    For details how to make your own, CLICK HERE

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe,NY … Makeup: Ted Nadel … Model: Michele Scarabelli … Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre … Creative Art Direction/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Coming Soon NY Fashion Week Fall – 2019

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Coming Soon NY Fashion Week Fall - 2019

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Shimmering Glowing Stila Eyes – 2019

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Shimmering Glowing Stila Eyes – 2019

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

The marvelous makeup at the Badgley Mischka 30th Anniversary New York Fashion Week Show for Spring 2019 focused on the eyes, by Carly Giglio for Stila Cosmetics.  The eyes shimmered and glowed with combined shades of “Suede” and “Velour” from the Matte N’ Metal Palette to contour and create an elongated shape to the eye. (Wrap around to the lower lash line for soft definition.)   Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in “Kitten” and “Jezebel” were mixed and applied in the center of the top eye lid, edges diffused. To add a pop of illumination, Shade Mystere Liquid Eye Shadow in “Mythical” was added in the center of the eye. One coat of “Huge” Extreme Lash Mascara was applied for a natural, defined lash. On the apple of cheeks, lightly applied, Convertible Color Lip & Cheek in “Peony.” On the lips, “Sheer Morello” mixed with “Patina Shimmer” – press into the center of the lip for a fresh “bitten look.”

Makeup: Carly Giglio, Stila Cosmetics … Hair: Peter Gray, Home Agency, using L’Oréal Professionnel … Earrings: Badgley Mischka … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Gorgeous Earrings @ Badgley Mischka – 2019

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 Gorgeous Earrings @ Badgley Mischka - 2019

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage: helenoppenheim.com

The earrings and jewelry were as gorgeous as the fabulous fashions for the Badgley Mischka 30th Anniversary New York Fashion Week Show for Spring 2019 held at Spring Studios.

Hair: Peter Gray, Home Agency, using L’Oréal Professionnel … Makeup; Carly Giglio, Stila Cosmetics … Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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