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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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Jon Reyman’s Braided Beauty NYFW – 2024

Posted by on Nov 27, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Jon Reyman's Braided Beauty NYFW - 2024

Photo: FredJ. DeVito

Colorific braided beauty by Aveda’s Jon Reyman for the Studio 189 New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024 Fashion Show at Spring Studios.

The African influenced fashions were designed by Abrima Erwiah and Rosario Dawson, native New Yorkers and celebrated a decade in existence.    To see more great hair, some fun makeup and fab fashions, CLICK HERE

Lead Hair: Jon Reyman for Aveda and Spoke & Weal Hair … Photo: Fred J. DeVito


Romana Lai’s “Pink Delight”Faces – 2023

Posted by on Nov 24, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Romana Lai’s “Pink Delight” Faces – 2023

Photos: FredJ. DeVito

For the Dur Doux New York Fashion Week  “Green Show” Spring Summer 2024, Romana Lai’s “Pink Delight” faces included pink eyeshadows, a rosy pink lip liner, a creamy pink lipstick, a soft rosy blush on the cheeks.

The fashions by the Mother/Daughter Design Team,  Cynthia and Najla Burt, included ombré pinks and reds, as well as ombré greens, blues, all on the theme the ocean and sustainability.  To see details of the makeup, and more fashions, CLICK HERE

Lead Makeup: Romana Lai … Lead Hair: Diego Miranda, Unite Hair … Jewelry: Sophie Blake … Photos: Fred J. DeVito


Photos Helen’s Blog Aug to Sept – 2023

Posted by on Nov 18, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos Helen’s Blog Aug to Sept - 2023

Collage by Credits on Blog

Collage of photos, hair history, info and inspo on Helen’s Blog from August to September  2023.

Top Row L-R : Cillian Murphy in the hit Netflix tv series “Peaky Blinders” where his hair set major trends, and in the hit movie “Oppenheimer” for which he should get an Oscar … The must-see Manet Degas Exhibition is on at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until January 7, 2024.
2nd Row : Fun hair by Chiaki Hino for the “strange and cute”  Pays des fees runway show at the Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo for Spring Summer 2024 … Hiroko Koshino’s surreal shapes and hair by Tadashi Harada, Shiseido shown at the Rakuten FWT SS 2024 … Kiss curls and movements on the forehead by Takayuki Shibata for the Harunonbumurate Rakuten FWT Runway Show for Fall/Winter 2023.

To see more details, who did what, scroll down this blog two or three pages (click the red More More More bottom left to go to the next page) and to see All Collages archived on the Website, CLICK HERE


Jon Reyman Hair Supima NYFW S2024

Posted by on Nov 17, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Jon Reyman Hair Supima NYFW S2024

Photos; Fred J. DeVito. Collage

Jon Reyman’s hair for the Supima New York Fashion Week Show for Spring Summer 2024 was curled, natural, long, flowing.  Updos were braided, or froths of curls. The faces by Fawn Monique featured cool rich colors – a Bronze eyeshadow, a Brick eyeliner, a Pink Beige Nude lip.

The Supima Design Competition was hosted by Fashion Designer Jeremy Scott and the runway show featured the Finalists.  To see more hair, makeup, fashions in the album on the website, CLICK HERE

Lead HaIr: Jon Reyman for Aveda and Spoke & Weil Hair Salon … Lead Makeup: Fawn Monique using Beauty for Real … Photos: Fred J. DeVito


Playful at Tara Babylon’s NYFW S2024

Posted by on Nov 10, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Playful at Tara Babylon’s NYFW S2024

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage

Playful hair, makeup and fashions at Tara Babylons’s New York Fashion Week’s Presentation for Spring 2024.   The makeup, by Maite Moreira for New York Make Up Academy  was “very pastel looking, very pinkish and very girly, yet very sexy, creaed to match a dreamy vibe.”  A multichrome pigment flake decorated eyelids, a pastel pink draping blush, iridescent cheekbones and rhinestones were added for extra texture.  Mascara was pink or white.     While Rodney Cutler’s hair for the Presentation was Edwardian and romantic, there was also this classic bob. Flowers by Doan Ly decorated all heads.   To see 33 photos including the playful pastel Tara Babylon fashions archived on the website, CLICK HERE

Lead HaIr: Rodney Cutler, Cutler Salons … Products: Redken … Makeup: Maite Moreira for New York Makeup Academy … Flowers: Doan Li … Photos: Helen Oppenheim






Posted by on Oct 25, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments


Photos: Helen Oppenheim and Getty Images (two center) …  Collage

The Selkie New York Fashion Week Show for Spring 2024 which took place in the St Regis rooftop ballroom was something else. It was a whimsical fantasy fairy tale showcasing models of all sizes, ages, one gorgeous girl in a wheelchair, two burlesque performers.  Inspired by the Cottingley Sisters, who convinced the world in 1917 that fairies might exist, Creative Director and Designer, Kimberly Gordon, produced a superspectacular show. She asks “Do You Believe?” She does, and she transported everyone back in time  to play dress up – “to embrace your inner child” with her cream puff dresses modernized with magic.

The feminine pretty hairstyles, many with hair extensions, was by Linh Nguyen for Cutler/Redken, and the make up by Lottie for Colour Pop featured a mole, soft bow lips, a flush-like blush.

To see the album with 27 photos CLICK HERE and to see videos of the show on Instagram CLICK HERE (check Posts and Highlighted Stories)

Hair: Linh Nguyen for Cutler Salons …  Products: Redken … Hair Extensions: EasiHairPro …
Makeup: Lottie for Colour Pop Cosmetics …  Models: Daphne Marleen Iaan (top left & center) … Pearls Daily (top right) … Kaitlin Sommer (bottom left and center) … Photos: Helen Oppenheim (top left and right, bottom left and right) …  Getty Images (top center and bottom center)


Earrings @ Badgley Mischka NYFW – 2024

Posted by on Sep 29, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Earring @ Badgley Mischka NYFW - 2024

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage

Badgley Mischka always have great earrings at their New York Fashion Week Shows and for their 35th Anniversary Presentation for Spring 2024, held at Delmonico’s, Designers Mark Badgley and James Miscka made their earrings more exciting and must-have than ever..   Take a look at just some of the beautiful glamourous earrings.

Peter Gray’s hair was very simple, very small or very large, nothing inbetween.  (See the album archives on the website, link below.)  Mary Irwins’s makeup for Viseart included Coyish on the eyes, blush from Fleurette Entendu on the cheeks, a new custom color on lips.

To see the Badgley Mischka album  archived on the website with fashions,  hair and more earrings , CLICK HERE

Hair: Peter Gray for Back of Bottle … Makeup: Mary Irwin for Viseart, Paris … Photos: Helen Oppenheim