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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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Easter Fabs 5th Avenue NYC – 2019

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Easter Fabs 5th Avenue NYC -  2019

Photos: Helen Oppenheiim / Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are just a few of the Easter Fab Hats I photographed at the Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York for 2019.  They are more fun photos and all are bigger on my Helen Oppenheim Facebook Biz Buzz page (CLICK HERE )  and there will be a few more on my Instagram page (@HelenOppenheim) – coming soon.
Top Left to Right: Esti Grifel with her huge flower hat and leaves, Not Your Lame Hat  (estigrifel.com and @not_your_lame_hat) … Unknown with umbrella and Easter Egg on the steps of St Patrick’s Cathedral …  MadelynMickelsen in a great cocktail hat … Lainey with yellow flowers, including one charmingly on his glasses …
Bottom and Center Rows Left to Right: Marilyn Ackerman, memorable in a top hat with pink flowers … Visual Artist/Milliner/Hatter  (@emperor_ vanity_society)  in his hat saying it all,  beard colored .. Daria Hardeman wearing a butterfly hat by Harriet Rosebud (HarrietRosebudHats.com ) – back view on my Facebook Biz Buzz page …  to see the rest of the pink fantasy, skirt only here, go to my Facebook Biz Buzz page … The little girl  with the flowers in her hair was adorable … the green buds  on Alicia Tatone, also adorable.
Photos: Helen Oppenheim for Helen’s Blog on helenoppenheim.com

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Eva Salvail, Bald Model With Tattoo On Scalp – ’90s

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Eva Salvail, Bald Model With Tattoo On Scalp – '90s

Photos by Unknowns

Suddenly, out of the blue, this 2015 blog got 531 Page Views on my website, so I am reposting it!   In the ’90s, Eva Salvail was a hot model, shocking everyone with her head shaved bald and a Chinese dragon tattooed on her scalp. The French-Canadian model walked the runways for top European fashion designers, first discovered by Jean-Paul Gaultier. And appeared in movies, including- Pret-a-Porter (1994) … Unzipped (1995) .. The Fifth Element I1997.) In 1995 or 1996, she was modeling in a fashion show at The United Nations for which the legendary John Sahag did the hair, and I was photographed (bottom right) with Eva – who had some hair at the time. Now she is also known as DJ Evalicious, with her head shaved bald, or hair dyed pink or blonde, and you might see her in the booths of hot clubs in New York, Miami, Chicago or LA.

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The Rage Now: Barrettes Scattered On Hair – 1993

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

The Rage Now: Barrettes Scattered On Hair – 1993

Photo: David Webber

Hair Trend Alert. The rage now is something anyone can do. Easy Peasy. Just scatter a few barrettes on the hair. This glamorous pageboy with rhinestone barrettes was by Charles Booth at La Coupe’s Creative Evening on Madison Avenue, New York, in 1993. But the look is as modern today as it was way back then. The idea works best on long hair but can also glam up short hair too. To see more from the famous Creative Evening, which ended at 2.30 am and was organized and produced by Helen Oppenheim,
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Hair: Charles Booth, La Coupe NY, 1993 … Makeup: Barbara Sansone … Model: Rose
Photo: David Webber

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Angelo Seminara Texture/Color Play – 2010

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: Andrew O "Toole

Photo: Andrew 0’Toole

I get a notice at least once a week, sometimes more, that this photo has been Saved on my Pinterest.  Which I haven’t been  on since i deleted my best album there by mistake and they were unhelpful in getting it back.  So, I am spotlighting this hair again from The Ten Collection (2010) by Angelo Seminara, hair that has  always fascinated me. It is a play with textures and colors and is like no other hair I’ve ever seen before.  For more about this unique, highly innovative hair artist (Multi times voted Hairdresser of  the Year in the UK)  and more of his stunning photos and hair ideas, go to WorldGreats archived on my website –  click here

Hair: Angelo Seminara … Makeup: Imogen Snell … Photo: © Andrew O’Toole

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Love Magical Mystery Mac Mascara – 2019

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Love Magical Mystery Mac Mascara – 2019

Photos: Mac Cosmetics

I am a long-time Mac fan, so was thrilled when I tried MAC’s Up for Everything Lash Mascara.  I can honestly say I have never had a mascara make my downward somewhat sparse lashes look so good. The magical mascara actually did lift my droopy lashes up, with a curl, make them look thicker, and was waterproof –  tested over and over through a torrent of tears I have shed recently.   I loved loved it so much, I actually went to Bloomingdale’s to buy it yesterday.   “Where did you get this?” they asked. I explained I am an Editor, Press, and a Blogger. They looked it up and said not only did they not know of it but it was not on the Mac Website.   A Google found a some good reviews, including a very good one from Allure.   Since it was inspired, Mac said, by insights from our Mexican consumers, maybe it is only available in Mexico for now, but we hope the amazing Up For Everything Mascara will soon be everywhere so everyone can have lashes curling up.

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Hair and Fashions @ The Oscars – 2019

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Hair and Fashions @ The Oscars - 2019

Photos Helen Oppenheim with Thanks to E-TV/ABC-TV

Well, there were less ponytails, less messy updos with wisps flying all over the place, less old lady buns at the 91st Academy Awards.   Celebs were more groomed for the most part, some wore jewelry in their hair, which was not as disappointing as usual, but most were not very adventurous or innovative. Here are some of the more interesting hair and fashions:

Top Row, L-R: Presenter Amandla Stenberg’s two tone retro-inspired braids (finger waves on the other side, not shown!) were a stand-out … Adam Lambert’s earful of earrings, uncuffed shirt, huge orchid was another winner (he opened the Oscars with Queen to honor Bohemian Rhapsody) … An interviewer for ABC-TV on the Red Carpet with jewelry in the hair

Center Row, L-R: Charlize Theron and her new brunette bob … Emily Stone and her new brunette hair in Louis Vuitton with shoulders up and out to there …Bohemian Rhapsody’s Lucy Boynton with classic waves well done … Billy Porter in Christian Siriano’s tuxedo ballgown was a hoot …Joe Alwyn (The Favorite, Mary Queen of Scots) looking good … Unknown in tears of joy in audience with scattered little crystals in the hair … Melissa McCarthy and her spoof of The Favorite dress with stuffed bunnies presenting the Costume Design Award had the audience in stitches – loved, loved, loved.

Bottom Row L-R: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performing Shallow, passionately, from A Star Is Born … Gaga and one of her convoluted hair
concoctions, Gaga’s eye makeup … Spike Lee, who won an Oscar at last, for BlacKkKlansman, Best Adapted Screenplay, was all color coordinated in a purple suit, a motor cycle cap, glasses, shirt, tie.

Photos With Apple XS iPhone by Helen Oppenheim with Thanks to E-TV/ABC-TV

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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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