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, 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

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Photos Helen’s Blog Nov 8-Jan 22, 2020

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos Helen's Blog Nov 8-Jan 22, 2020

Full Credits On Website. Collage by

Collage of photos, info and inspo, on Helen’s Blog from November 8 to January 22, 2020.  Top- Row: Happy New Year 2020 … Badgley Mischka’s Glam NYFW florals … Anna Pacitto’s Intercoiffure inspo … NAHA 2020 inspo from Julie Vriessinga, Chrystofer Benson, Dilek Onur-Tayor.   2nd Row: Golden Globe hair wash-out blog … Kasie Hunt before and after hair disaster … Orange Hair by Revlon Professional at Intercoiffure AC … Sandy Schreier at the Met Museum with Stephen Jones head treatments. 3rd Row: Patricia Fox being Purely Patricia … HoneyNailz stunners … Sherri Jessee hair designs on face … Painted mustache by Michelle Stain, Jorge Luis hair up to there for Global Fashion Collective NYFW … More Sandy Schreier extraordinary fashions at the Met Museum. 4th Row: Patricia Fox as never seen before, hair Peter Gray for Peluquerias December 2019 … Ms J Alexander at Global Fashion Collective with pearls decorating his face, by Michelle Strain, hair Jorge Luis … Taylor Soto with green hair doing makeup on Jorge Luis hair at Global … Blue hair on him by Ezel, as published in Peluquerias Ukraine 2012. 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


Kasie Hunt MSNBC Hair Then & Now – 2020

Posted by on Jan 20, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Kasie Hunt MSNBC Hair Then & Now - 2020

Photos MSNBC

Dear Kasie Hunt: I have always been a fan of yours. Love your energy and everything you do. But but BUT I can hardly bear to look at you now. What the heck have you done to your hair since becoming a Mom? OMG. You used to look so special. Stylish too. And just a year ago.  You stood out. Now, well, um, you look Mumsy, dowdy, old fashioned. And just like every one else. But not as good as some on your network with long hair,   Please forgot the dreary long hair, not, sorry to say, done so well. Your hairdresser should have a big bonk on the head, Don’t listen to people telling you to conform, to look like this.   How about going back to your old hairdresser and look? Not only easier to maintain, surely, but also more flattering.
Kasie Hunt is a MSNBC –TV Political Correspondent covering Capital Hill and Congress, and is host to KasieDC which airs on Sundays 7 – 9 pm.


Pearls Decorate Faces @ NYFW S/S – 2020

Posted by on Jan 15, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Pearls Decorate Faces @ NYFW S/S - 2020

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Pearls decorated some faces at the Mr.Hua Mrs Hua Global Fashion Collective Spring/Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week Show, a Chinese brand designed by NiuNiu Chou.  Featured here, the face pearl decoration is on Miss J. Alexander, who modeled in the show, along with a young kid, who knew how to navigate backstage alongside the fun TV Reality Star. The pearl makeup was by Michelle Strain, who created some exaggerated makeup for the dazzling show, a fusion of pop art with contemporary styling. The hair, in this case, crimped extensions, was by Jorge Luis. To see more of the hair, the makeup and the fashions, stay tuned …

Hair: Jorge  Luis on behalf of Milbon USA … Makeup: Michelle Strain on behalf of AOFMPro using Dermalogica … Photos: Helen Oppenheim


Backstage Action @ NYFW Spring – 2020

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Backstage Action @ NYFW Spring - 2020

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Backstage at the Global Collective NY Fashion Week Show for Spring 2020. Here makeup artist Taylor Soto is creating makeup for Michelle Strain wearing her hair in various shades of green. The hair of the model is by Jorge Luis and another version of this look and other offbeat styles are archived on the website – CLICK HERE


Patricia Fox As Not Seen Before – 2020

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Patricia Fox As Not Seen Before - 2020

Photo: Roberto Ligresti

“Who is this woman,” asked Patricia Fox aka @PurelyPatricia when she first saw photos from this shoot.  The New York Celeb/Assemblage Artist/Model Like No Other looks as she has never looked before in photos from this shoot with hair by Peter Gray, makeup by Mizu and amazing fashions from Kaimin.  Her hair was redder (by Rachel Bodt) the curls curlier, with the help of Shu Uemura and patiently curled with tiny tongs by Peter Gray and Carly Quist. The Belle Etoile fascinator  was perched just so and the nails by HoneyNailz were fun fun fun. The facial expression here says it all …. To see 27 more  photos from this extraordinary shoot for Peluquerias Magazine, CLICK HERE

Hair: Peter Gray, Home Agency, using Shu Uemura Art of Hair … Headpieces//Fascinators: Patricia Fox in collaboration with Mari O’Connor …Hair Color: Rachel Bodt, Home Agency using Wella …  Makeup: Mizu for Maybelline New York … Nails: Honey Nailz using Zoya & Swarosvki … Fashions: Kaimin … Celeb Model: Patricia Fox … Photo: Roberto Ligresti


Honey Nailz Nails it With Magic– 2020

Posted by on Jan 9, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Honey Nailz Nails it With Magic– 2020

Photo: Roberto LIgresti

Nails with magic were created, one after another, by Honey Nailz at the Patricia Fox photo session as one incredible outfit with even more incredible hair extravanganzas appeared in front of the camera.   These amazing nails are just one idea the nail designer produced that day. She used Zoya Nail Polish, Swarosvki Crystals and lot more to work this magic.   To see some great photos with hair by Peter Gray from the celeb shoot, CLICK HERE

Nails: Honey Nailz, ExposureNY … Photo: Roberto Ligresti


Chroma 3D Hair Color Inspirations – 2020

Posted by on Jan 8, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Chroma 3D Hair Color Inspirations - 2020

Photo: Paula Tizzard

The hair is the canvas. Hair color possibilities are endless. Here are two painterly bobs, by Rossa Jurenas, North American Color Director at Schwarzkopf Professional, and a Finalist nominated in the Hair Color Category at NAHA 2020, awards ceremony taking place on January 25, 2020.. The color was inspired by Gucci and Chroma, which makes use of 3D holograms to produce effects like these. If you want to wear your hair color for longer, get the effect on a wig. Who can tell if it is a wig these days, if it is a good wig. Think of it as a cool hat!

Hair:Rossa Jurenas, Tillonburg, Ontario, Canada … Makeup: Florencia Taylor … Fashion Styling: Swish Productions … Photos: Paula Tizzard for NAHA/PBA