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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A Cascade Of Curls – 2011

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A Cascade Of Curls - 2011

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

A cascade of curls, kind of ’70s gypsy, a bit Jodie Foster in “Taxi Driver”, held back on one side with custom-designed hair jewelry, hair by Peter Gray for Badgley Mischka’s NY Fashion Week Show Spring Summer 2011.  More girls with curls, and how to do them, CLICK HERE

Hair: Peter Gray using Moroccanoil … Makeup: Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics …Photo Helen Oppenheim

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Tropical Rainforest Inspired Fashions NYFW – 2018

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Tropical Rainforest Inspired Fashions NYFW - 2018

Photos: Fred J. DeVito

A tropical rainforest inspired the colorific Greedilous “Botanica Exotica” Collection for him and her, designed by Youngee Park and presented at the New York Fashion Week Concept Korea Show for Spring 2018. The hair was by Jon Reyman and the makeup lead was Janell Geason. Stay tuned for more from this show …

Hair: Jon Reyman … Tools/Products: Olivia Garden, Dyson, Aveda … Makeup: Janell Geason, Aveda with Anne Skubis … Photos: Fred J. DeVito

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Debbie Harry Hair by Harry King – 1979

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Debbie Harry Hair by Harry King - 1979

Photo: © Barry McKinley

An Iconic cover of Debbie Harry with hair by Harry King.  In 1979, when this Interview Magazine cover appeared, Harry King remembers there was a huge party at Studio 54 for the issue featuring the great singer/songwriter of the punk rock and new wave band Blondie.  For more Harry King, CLICK HERE

Hair: Harry King … Makeup: Sandy Linter  … Photo: © Barry McKinley for Interview Magazine … Cover Design: Richard Bernstein

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Hippie Bun Top Knots, Rainbow Vibe – 2017

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Hippie Bun Top Knots, Rainbow Vibe – 2017

Photos: Roberto Ligresti

From Vivienne Mackinders “Boho Rock” Collection, a fusion of Bohemian and rock ‘N’ roll, these bun top knots display the relaxation of the hippie with an edgy rainbow vibe, in dusty tones of orange, green blue and red , all held together with a chopstick and colored chignon pins. For a styling and color step by step and more by WorldGreat Vivienne Mackinder over the years, CLICK HERE:

Hair: Vivenne Mackinder, Hair DesignerTV.com with Gay Dering and Bridget Chiariello  … Makeup: David Maderich … Fashion Styling: Montgomery Frazier … Photo: Roberto Ligresti

 

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Pastel Rocker Hair – 2017

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Pastel Rocker Hair - 2017

Photo: Roberto Ligresti

Vivienne Mackinder’s Boho Rock Collection was a fusion of Bohemian and rock and roll with a hippie, edgy rainbow vibe, photographed during a 4-day 2017 HairDesignerTV Workshop. One of the great looks was this pastel rocker with hair wefts added for more texture and fullness. It was set and rope braided, teased at the ends. The hair was then stack and pack teased in the top sections and twisted into a “Rocker Pomp.” Vivienne Mackinder advises: “Be a rebel with a cause, have great style to stand out yet fit in.” For more by this Hair WorldGreat, CLICK HERE

Hair: Vivenne Mackinder, Hair DesignerTV.com with Gay Dering and Bridget Chiariello  … Makeup: David Maderich … Fashion Styling: Montgomery Frazier … Photo: Roberto Ligresti

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Bombshell Hair Glam – 2017

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Bombshell Hair Glam - 2017

Photo: Roberto Ligresti

This Bombshell Hair is pure glam as it rises up to there on top, has soft face framing movements on either side of mid-parted hair framing the face, and curled lengths softly rolled to one side. The ’50s/’60s-inspired super sexy stunner is by Jen Dozier Horter, owner of Bombshell Salon, and was one of the great styles she created for Modern’s Artist Session earlier in 2017.

Hair: Jen Dozier Horter, Bombshell Salon for Modern’s Artist Session … Pro ducts: Paul Mitchell … Makeup: David Maderich … Fashion Styling: Rod Novoa … Photo: Roberto Ligresti

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Photos Helen’s Blog July 16-Aug 31 – 2013

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos Helen's Blog July 16-Aug 31 – 2013

Full Credits on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair History is here. This was the third blog I ever did. From July 16 to August 31st, 2013. Photos Top Row – La Coupe’s 1975 Sleeper, wide and crimped … WorldGreat Harry King’s big, sexy 1985 Cosmo cover hair on Paulina Porizkova … his twisted, wisped updo, a first for Vogue, 1977, on Patti Hansen and his revolutionary 1976 Yolonda Gilot cut in all directions, for GQ … Makeup Artist Extraordinaire Linda Mason’s 1983 impressionist painted face on Danielle Carbonneau … John Sahag’s long hair and Dario Arias color inspired by the Manhattan skyline on Irena Pantaeva, 1997 …
2nd Row – La Coupe’s Kim Lepine lob crimped strategically, in 1987 … Harry King … Two favorite Helmut Newton photos … Peter Gray’s NYFW updos for Badgley Mischka … 3rd Row – Short crimped bob, 1975, La Coupe … Spoof photos by WorldGreat Edward Tricomi, Warren Tricomi for the opening of their downtown salon in 2013 … Collages on Douglas Ferguson and his kilts, Vidcat’s retro videos, Ellen Christine’s Couture Hats … Esther Langham waves for Nanette Lepore NYFW … Bottom Row – Vidal Sassoon’s 1970 Soft Cubism … La Coupe’s 1975 Sleeper … WorldGreat Angelo Seminara’s 2011 innovative color … Backstage at Betsey Johnson with Warren-Tricomi’s Italo Gregorio at NYFW. Full credits on this Website Like No Other – www.helenoppenheim.com

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