Keeping you entertained – and informed

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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Happy Thanksgiving – 2020

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

Happy Thanksgiving

Illustration: Alphonse Mucha

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Blog Followers with this Art Nouveau illustration by
Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939)


Nicole Kidman’s Undoing Hair Inspo – 2020

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

Nicole Kidman's Undoing Hair Inspo- 2020

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Nicole Kidman, her long curly fiery red hair in The Undoing has taken over social media. The 6 part mini-series thriller now airing on HBO (with repeats and streaming)  was shot in New York City in 2019, pre-Covid, and is worth watching. But it is the Kidman hair which is causing the waves. Some say the hair is the star of the series!  It is waving beautiful, the kind of hair everyone will want and is definitely a trend-setter.  We know Kidman’s hair is naturally curly, although worn straightened for years, but Is it a wig? Or hair extensions?  Then there is a still-attractive Hugh Grant as we haven’t seen him before, a great Donald Sutherland, and the coats. Ah the coats. They look wonderful as the 5’11”  Kidman walks the Upper East Side NYC streets, and they have a life of their own. There is the maroon velvet coat ($148 on and the Grace Sachs Undoing Green Coat ($169-$199 on Click, Click –  Take a look at the Official HBO Trailer to get excited about the series and the hair!

Nicole Kidman Hair: Kay Georgiou … Nicole Kidman Makeup: Kyra Panchenko
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About Time Met Museum Exhibition – 2020

Posted by on Oct 27, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

About Time Met Exhibition & Gala Spring - 2020

Surreal Image Photo David Bailey 1980

The Costume Institute’s About Time: Fashion and Duration Exhibition, was originally scheduled from May 7 through September 7, 2020 as part of the Museum’s 150th birthday celebrations.   Because of Covid, it now opens October 29 and runs to February 7, 2021.  The exhibition will trace more than a century and a half of fashion from 1870 to the present, curated by Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu.   Expect to see flashbacks and fast forwards with a disruptive timeline of fashion history with black and white fashions having an Impact.   Virginia Wolfe will serve as the “ghost narrator” of the exhibition made possible by Louis Vuitton and Condé Nast.   The 2020 Costume Institute Benefit, also known as The Met Gala, originally scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020, will sadly not take place this year due to the global health crisis. A timed-entry exhibition
ticket is required for entry to About Time and capacity is limited. If you are purchasing a General Admission ticket online, you can reserve an exhibition ticket. New tickets will be released every two weeks.

Surreal, David Bailey, 1980, Image Courtesy of The Metropolian Museum of Art, Photo: David Bailey


Australian Fashion Week Will Return – 2021

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

 Australian Fashion Week Will Return – 2021

Photos Courtesy Australian Fashion Week

Love these pale blue fur sandals Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) featured in their press release to let us know that IMG has announced the return of Australian Week, in partnership with Afterpay. The event is scheduled, to take place at Carriageworks in Sydney from May 31 to June 4, 2021.   Resort 2022 will be presented and because of the challenges of the pandemic, registration and attendance fees will be waived in 2121. “The future has no boundaries,” they tell us …


Colorific Fun Hair Like No Other – 2020

Posted by on Oct 10, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 4 comments

Colorific Fun Hair Like No Other – 2020

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This is Monique Dupree. I couldn’t resist stopping her on the street to ask to photograph her and her colorific fun hair. She said she changes her look and her extensions often and that she is an actress with a perky soul. I think she is more than that, but never mind. This blog is all about her hair, which she took down then put back up in this wondrous concoction, in seconds. “I do all my own stuff,” she said when asked who did her hair.  Was she kidding me that she has10 kids and had just lost 80 lbs? Who knows?  Whatever, she looks great, with hair like no other.


Thiem’s US Open Champ & His Hair – 2020

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

Thiem's US Open Champ & His Hair - 2020

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Dominic Thiem, age 27, of Austria, became US Tennis Open Champion for 2020 in a crazy wonderful nail biter Final vs Alexander (Sasha) Zverev, age 23, of Germany.  We didn’t know until the very last point who would win, which is as a good tennis final should be, but seldom is.  Thiem’s hair color is also crazy, but not wonderful. It has had unnatural-looking frosted highlights for some time now (he once described it himself as a “fashion crime”) but it got worse when he messed it up during the lockdown and it seems he added more color disasters before the semi-finals. Dominic, if you want highlights, please know they should look more natural, be different sizes, more seemingly haphazardly placed, and toned so they are not so blonde on your dark well-cut great hair. The headband works, but not the highlights!  Whatever, love your game and loved the match … but did feel bad for Zverez who, like you, has a great hair, as seen in these photos post-match, after 4 grueling hours and 5 sets.

Photos: Helen Oppenheim with thanks to ESPN … Photo bottom right: CTGN


Osaka US Open Champ & Her Hair – 2020

Posted by on Sep 12, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Osaka US Open Champ & Her Hair – 2020

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Naomi Osaka US Tennis Open Champion for 2020 winning on court with her tennis and her hair today.   The 5′ 11″ Haitian-Japanese 22 year old who plays for Japan won a cool $3Million. Love her tennis, and her hair. Which flew all over the place in exciting ways.
Photos: Helen Oppenheim with thanks to ESPN