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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Harry King, WorldGreat – 1976

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Harry King, WorldGreat - 1976

Photo: Norman Parkinson

Harry King described this 1976 hair cut on Yolande Gilot for GQ Magazine as “a revolutionary haircut.”

“I cut Yolande’s hair off, many different lengths.  No one had ever cut hair this way before,” he said. “It wasn’t cut in the conventional way, apart from taking sections from the back and working forward.  Within my sections, I cut into the hair, not the ends, cutting in all directions and lengths.” This short, flattering haircut is very  modern and wearable  today, even though it was done in the seventies. For more Harry King, go to WorldGreats 

Hair: Harry King … Stylist: Julie Britt … Editor: Meredith Ethrington Smith … Photographer © Norman Parkinson

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Colorific Peluquerias Cover NAHA WINNER – 2018

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Colorific Peluquerias Cover NAHA WINNER – 2018

Photo: Babak

This is the Peluquerias Magazine Cover for June 2018, #555.   It features colorific hair by Lori Zabel, a NAHA/PBA Finalist for 2018 in the Haircolor category.  Lori was inspired by the geometric looks of the season for cut and color. “The ’70s also inspired me, and the styles of Biba in London. I love doing color that has a perfect palette and a quirky bit of color that isn’t expected,” she said. “I cut the hair blunt with a bit of softness at the sides and back. the blonde color was finished with a cool clean white blonde.   I sectioned the hair in its exact finish so it would lay perfectly in its geometric place. The black color is a permanent color so it won’t run into the other colors, the bright colors were with Redken City Beats because they don’t run either (very important with such blonde hair.) The yellow was mixed with a yellow and gold to get the perfect tone, and the blue was mixed for vibrancy with a bit of a vintage feel.” Congratulations Lori Zabel. Wishing you well on July 27 when the Winners will be announced in Las Vegas.
BREAKING NEWS.  JULY 30.   Lori Zabel was the Winner in the Hair Color Category for NAHA 2018.
Congratulations.

Hair: Lori Zabel, Dop Dop Salon NY for NAHA/PBA … Haircolor: Redken City Beats … Products: Redken Satinwear 04 Thermal Smoothing Stying Lotion … Makeup: Marie-Laure Larrieu & Gwendoline … Fashion Styling: Pascal & Jeremie … Photo: Babak

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Student Hairstylist Is Finalist NAHA – 2018

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Student Hairstylist Is Finalist NAHA – 2018

Photo: Keith Bryce

It is amazing the innovation a student hairstylist can create. Take a look at Ali Haller’s color blocked, hand-painted looks which, with another shorter version, won her a Finalist nomination for NAHA 2018 (Winners to be announced in Las Vegas on July 29.)   She was inspired by landscapes, perhaps with a nod to Angela Seminara and Nanci Lee’s Burberry Meets Rock ‘N’ Roll hair for Modern Artist Session. Whatever, congratulations are in order.
|BREAKING NEWS:  JULY 29.   ALI HALLER WON STUDENT HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR WITH HER HAND-PAINTED LOOKS.  CONGRATULATIONS.

Hair: Ali Haller, Aveda Institute, Denver, Highlands Ranch, CO … Photo: Keith Bryce for NAHA/PBA

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Busy Busy Back Soon – 2018

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Busy Busy Back Soon - 2018

helenoppenheim.com

There’s over 5,000 inspirational photos archived on helenoppenheim.com    While I am busy busy, take a look or another look and read what is under many.  Back soon.  Stay tuned …

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World Cup Soccer Hair – 2018

Posted by on Jul 8, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

World Cup Soccer Hair - 2018

Photos Helen Oppenheim With Apologies to Fox TV Sports and FSI TV

The soccer hair at FIFA’s World Cup in Russia was mostly short, well groomed, often fading at the sides and back, and the news is clean parts, in the usual places, or to one side on top, or at the back, straight, slanted or zooming.  Some had zig zags carved in, a Nigerian had a green streak to match his top. Some of the best are:
Top Left to Right : Haoos of Germany with the soccer hair look most had, but better than most … Next to him a little slash to one side .. England’s Trippier also has his slash to one side, a littler longer … Parts zoomed at the back for France (Matudi) and Nigeria.
Middle Row : Hair part, fade … Portugal’s superstar Ronaldo just had a small slash at the top … Some had two parts, one either side … Brazil’s superstar Neymar started as a blonde with a ‘V’ slash at the back, then he changed to his natural color. Brazil is out,  so we miss Neymar’s winner.
Bottom Row : Poland’s Robert Lewandoski with his zig zag (thanks to Charles for starting me on soccer hair!) …. Another zig zag, blonde on top … Green stripe for Nigeria. Stay tuned for the Semi Finals on Tuesday and Wednesday, England vs Croatia, France vs Belgium, the Final on July 15 on Fox.

Photos Helen Oppenheim With Apologies to Fox TV Sports and FSI TV

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Lady Godiva Hair for the 21st Century – 2018

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Lady Godiva Hair for the 21st Century – 2018

Photos: Richard Monsieurs for NAHA/Professional Beauty Association

Taking extensions as long as they can go, in two colors, beaded, Kate Becko of the Ammon Carver Studio created a Lady Godiva look for the 21st Century which resulted in her becoming a Finalist in the Avant Garde category of NAHA 2018. Of course, you could wear this idea with shorter hair and some clothes on, but I have to congratulate Kate for these looks. Love the beading, the photos, the creativity.  The winners for NAHA (the North American Hairstyling Awards) will be announced on July 29th in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort.

Hair: Kate Becko, Ammon Carver Studio, Chatham, NJ … Photos: Richard Monsieurs for NAHA/Professional Beauty Association

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Short Hair Cuts With Style – 2018

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Short Hair Cuts With Style – 2018

Photos: Richard Monsieurs for NAHA/Professional Beauty Association

Two short hair cuts with style for those with style, by Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio, NYC, a Finalist in the Hair Cutting Category of the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) for 2018. These photos got two pages in the June issue of Peluquerias Magazine.  The hair on the left is a short cut, finished with panache. But it can also be worn classic casual. The style on the right is for the avant-garde but it is versatile and can be styled less avant-garde!  It is easy to forget in this day of long hair with everyone looking the same, that a short hair cut can give someone personality – it can also be worn this way and that. And it should also be remembered that not everyone can cut short hair as well as they should! The Winners for NAHA will be announced in Las Vegas on July 29. Stay tuned …

Hair: Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio, NYC … Photos: Richard Monsieurs

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