Keeping you entertained – and informed

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 11 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, 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 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

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Joy Reid of MSNBC and Her Hair – 2021

Posted by on Jul 17, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Joy Reid of MSNBC and Her Hair – 2021

Photos Helen Oppenheim, with thanks to MSNBC

Joy Reid’s hair now, in July 2021, is back to braids and interesting, perhaps the most interesting of any tv host in America. We are treated to different provocative styles by this provocative MSNBC host and national correspondent, sometimes nightly. She has mostly got her hair act together now, having been through more than a few Oops hair moments. The wigs she wore when she started her popular prime time “Reid Out” are gone for now, I always thought another hairdresser could have made them more stylish because they seldom if ever worked. To take a look at some past concoctions on an earlier blog, CLICK HERE and tune in to see what she is up to nightly on MSNBC.
Joy Reid MSNBC-TV Host/National Correspondent and Political Commentator graduated from Harvard University, is a two-time author and hosts “Reid Out” on MSNBC 7 pm nightly.


Pride @ Parke & Ronen – 2019

Posted by on Jun 27, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Pride @ Parke & Ronen - 2019

Photos :Helen Oppenheim for fashiondailymag       Collage

Remembering Pride at Parke and Ronen’s Men’s Resort Presentation at the Mercedes Club in 2019 for Spring/Summer 2020, Photos for @Brigitte_Segura (see top left photo)  @fashiondailymag.  More photos and inspo archived on the website CLICK

Photos and Collage by Helen Oppenheim


Colorifics For All – 2021

Posted by on Jun 16, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Colorifics For All - 2021

Photos: Manuel Voss  (Collage

Colorifics For All - 221

Photos: Manuel Voss. One of two  pages from  Peluquerias Magazine

“We wanted to demonstrate that it is possible to achieve vibrant colors as well as beautiful blondes across a diverse range of ethnic hair types,” said Peter Gray about the hair he and his team produced recently, as published with two pages in the latest edition of Peluquerias Magazine. (There was another full page, not shown.)  The shapes are strong and simple, with the emphasis on a wide variety of masculine and feminine styling finishes



Photos Helen’s Blog Jan-May 2021

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos Helen's Blog Jan-May 2021

Full Credits On Website. Collage by

Collage of photos, hair history, info and inspo on Helen’s Blog from January to May 2021.
Top Row L-R: Happy New Year Erté post … Anya Taylor Joy’s Queen’s Gambit Hair Flicks … Golden Globes Hair Fashions 2021… Flowers Printed on hair by Alexis Ferrer /Wella …
2nd Row : VeniceW NYFW Fall 2021 Tornuquet Hair and Fashion Collection … Avant Garde Hair Up To There by Damien Carney, Finalist NAHA/Pro Beauty 2021 … Avant Garde Romantic Hair by Keith Bryce, Finalist NAHA/Pro Beauty 2021 … Shaded bobs by Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entrenous, Finalist NAHA/Pro Beauty 2021 … Hair Art Comes to Life by Nick Stenson, Ulta Beauty, Finalist NAHA/Pro Beauty 2021 …   3rd Row : Elizabeth Franchi MilanFW Fall 2020 … Hair as fabric by Silas Tsang, Finalist NAHA/Pro Beauty 2021 … Hair Color Stripes by Steven Robinson, Finalist NAHA Pro Beauty 2021 … Amazon opens salon in London … Bottom Row : Top ’60s model, Dorthe Holm Jensen … Oscar Hair Fashions 2021 …  To see more details, and who did what, scroll down this blog, a few pages or do a Search in box top right of blog. To see All of Helen’s Blogs highlighting work archived on this website plus more, CLICK HERE


Avant Garde Romantic Hair NAHA 2021

Posted by on May 4, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Avant Garde Romantic Hair NAHA 2021

Photo: Keith Bryce for NAHA/ProBeauty

This avant garde romantic hair is by Keith Bryce, nominated in the Styling and Finishing category for the 2021 North American Hairstyling Awards 2021 (NAHA) to be announced on August 29 in Las Vegas.   Textured hair is topped by charming little matching balls of hair, like a kind of crown. From the moment I saw this image, it reminded me of George Sand, the 19th Century French romantic novelist, who often wore men’s clothing. Chopin was one of her lovers. Live streamed and tickets (note, entries for NAHA 2022 opens in June)

Hair: Keith Bryce,, Fair Oaks, California … Makeup: Mary Fuentes … Mariah Angela … Fashion Styling: Keith Bryce … Photo: Keith Bryce for ProBeauty/NAHA


Wide Hair Color Stripes NAHA – 2021

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Wide Hair Color Stripes NAHA - 2021

Photos: Steven Robinson for NAHA/ProBeauty

Wide hair color stripes, mostly in pretty pastel shades, on a chin length bob and a longer look, all the same length hair of course, by Steven Robinson, 1 Salon, Milcreek, Utah, His stripes earned him a Hair Color Nomination for the North American Hairstyling Awards for 2021 to be announced on August 29th. Live streamed and tickets

Hair : Steven Robinson, 1 Salon, Milcreek, Utah … Makeup: Janelle Corey… Fashion Stylist: Matthew Sandoval … Photos: Steven Robinson


Avant Garde Hair Up To There For NAHA – 2021

Posted by on Apr 27, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Avant Garde Hair Up To There For NAHA – 2021

Photo: Damien Carney for NAHA/Pro Beauty

If only a celeb at the Oscars, or any award ceremony, had the guts to wear their hair and makeup like this, which has happened, with too much criticism for anyone to try to be avant garde again!  This hair up to there is by Damien Carney, makeup by Joanne Gair, and it is nominated in the Avant Garde Category of the 2021 NAHA Awards (North American Hairstyling Awards) to be announced on August 29th at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas – tickets

Hair: Damien Carney, Damien Carney Pro, Makeup: Joanne Gair, Model; Elena Sartison, Fashion Stylist: Rod Novoa, Photo: Damien Carney for NAHA/Professional Beauty Association (PBA)