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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Remembering Playful John Sahag – 2019

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Remembering Playful John Sahag - 2019

Photos: David Webber. Collage: Pascalain Gianello

Today, June 15, 2019, it is 14 years since the legendary John Sahag left us to do the hair of the angels.
Remembering the playful John Sahag (1952-2005).  “Your craft has to be fun,” he quipped about these photos.  “I am having fun here.  If it is not fun, you might as well pack up your bags and leave town!”  The full collection, a serious dry cut technical how-to, in his own words, and some more must-see extraordinary photos can  be seen if you CLICK HERE.

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, 1995  … Model: Annabel … Photos: David Webber
Collage: Pascalain Gianello

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Colorifics On One Eye & Coats @ NYFW – 2019

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Colorifics On One Eye & Coats @ NYFW - 2019

Runway Photo Left: Albert Urso/Getty Images …  Backstage Photo  Right: Helen Oppenheim

For a colorific Fall, be inspired by the bright eye shadows slashed magnificently on one eye, a makeup statement by Janell Geason, worn with disheveled cornrows by Jon Reyman, both for Aveda.   The coats, by fashion designer Mountain Yam for 112 mountainyam, were colorific and equally magnificent, shown at the Fashion Hong Kong New York Fashion Week Show for Fall 2019, with the designs of two other designers. To see  some great fashions, hair and makeup, different for each of the three designers, CLICK HERE

Makeup: Janell Geason, Aveda … Hair: Jon Reyman, Aveda … Runway Photo: Albert Urso/Getty Images for Fashion Hong Kong … Backstage Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Blue Stripes for Men @ NYFWM – S/S 2020

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage: helenoppenheim.com

Parke & Rosen’s blue stripes for men at their NYFWM S/S 2020 Presentation for Resort fashions.   Just some of the latest looks for pool and beach they offered for cool men.  No shorts hovering around the knees at this Presentation which was held at the Mercedes Club. To see more photos, more of more men with great bods wearing some  fab fashions  at the Mercedes Club pool, and the fun fashiondailymag.com coverage with almost all my photos CLICK HERE

Photos: Helen Oppenheim for Brigitte Segura, Fashion Daily Mag
@fashiondailymag

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Parke & Ronen Resort for Men – S/S 2020

Posted by on Jun 10, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Parke & Ronen Resort for Men – S/S 2020

Photos Helen Oppenheim

The Mercedes Club was the perfect location for the launch of Parke & Ronen’s Resort New York Fashion Week Presentation for Men S/S 2020. Included new swimwear, shirts, shorts, tees, sweaters and more on some of the world’s best male bods. Here is Mason McKenrick @masonmckenrick at the pool showing some of what men will be wearing at the beach and pool.  Stay tuned for more …

Photos: Helen Oppenheim for Brigitte Seguara, Fashion Daily Mag @fashiondailymag

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Draped Hair @ Badgley Mischka NYFW – 2019

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Draped Hair @ Badgley Mischka NYFW – 2019

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage:helenoppenheim.com

Lifted, draped hair by Peter Gray for the Badgley Mischka Fall 2019 New York Fashion Week Show featured a post-war pony, equestrian bound, resembling a horse’s tail, with a triangle set through the top. The shiny one length bob with hair draped at the back echoed the look. The designers’ stunning red carpet dresses featured a bevy of red knock-outs. For more hair and fashions from this show, CLICK HERE

Hair: Peter Gray  using Cutler/Redken … Products: Cutler Specialist Protectant Spray, Volumizing Spray … Redken Guts 10 Volumizing Spray Mousse, Fashion Work 12, Shine Flash 02 …  Makeup: Gucci Westman, Westman Atelier … Nails:  Deborah  Lippmann
Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Braided Hair, Rolled Back Sides @ NYFW 2019

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

Braided Hair, Rolled Back Sides @ NYFW 2019

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

For a special event, try this pretty chic braided look with rolled back sides created by Jorge Luis for the Queenie Zoe Bomin Kim designed fashions at the Global Fashion Collective Show during New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019. It beats a ponytail! For more versions and to see some of the Asian-inspired fashions with elegant tailoring and vintage influences, CLICK HERE

Hair: Jorge Luis for Milbon USA and Stylecraft US … Products: Milbon  USA … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Cool Black Leather @ Hong Kong NYFW – 2019

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Cool Black Leather @ Hong Kong NYFW - 2019

Backstage Photo: Helen Oppenheim … Runway Photo: Albert Urso/Getty Images for Fashion Hong Kong

Fashion Hong Kong New York Fashion Week for Fall 2019 featured three interesting designers.   Anvelglosa’s Annette Chan showed strong leather silhouettes inspired by the “good old days” worn with black leather yacht master hats on top of long, luscious curly wavy hair by Aveda’s Jon Reyman. We like the black leather on the hoop earrings too. To see more from this show, very different looks from three talented designers, CLICK HERE and stay tuned for more here …

Hair: Jon Reyman, Aveda …   Products: Aveda … Makeup: Janell Geason, Aveda … Backstage Photo: Helen Oppenheim … Runway Photo:  Albert Urso/Getty Images for Fashion Hong Kong

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