Keeping you entertained – and informed

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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 4,000 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 Mercedes-Benz 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 using my first 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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How To Search On Helen’s Blog – 2017

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How To Search On Helen's Blog - 2017


HelensBlog Revisited/ July 15-Aug 31, 2013

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HelensBlog Revisited/ July 15-Aug 31, 2013

Full Credits on Website. Collage by

Collage with photos on Helen’s Blog Revisted, from July 15 to August  31, 2013.  One of the earliest of the almost 40 blogs archived on this website which has over 4,000 photos  to inspire you from yesterday for today and tomorrow.  There’s Hair Then by La Coupe, John Sahag, Vidal Sassoon, New York Fashion Week Photos, great work by WorldGreat Harry King, Face Art by makeup artist extraordinaire Linda Mason, Icon Helmut Newton, kilts by Atelier Douglas Ferguson, fab hats by Ellen Christine Couture, Vidcat’s Retro Videos, Edward Tricomi’s press release photos for Warren-Tricomi’s  salon opening on 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue in NYC, Angelo Seminara’s Wonderland hair color on a bob, and more. To see all of Helen’s Blogs, CLICK HERE


Photos Helen’s Blog July 13-Aug 8 – 2017

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 Photos Helen's Blog July 13-Aug 8 - 2017

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Collage of photos, inspiration for hair, fashion and more. There are photos here from New York Fashion Week for Fall 2017, Milan Fashion Week, Paris Couture, Miami Swim Week, The 2017 North American Hairstyling (NAHA/PBA) Awards, The 2017 International Beauty (IBS), John Sahag in 1985 and Salvador Daili, whose mustache has survived. Full credits, how-to’s, more info on To see all 35 blog collages on this website, CLICK HERE


Short Soft Sahag Hair, No Hard Edges – 1985

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Short Soft Sahag Hair No Hard Edges – 1985

Photo: © Andrea Blanch

This short soft hair cut is so Sahag. It was done in 1985.  And is just as wonderful today as it was then.  It has no hard edges, and is all perfectly harmonious, as a short or any haircut should be. From a 12 page editorial in American Vogue, all with hair by the legendary John Sahag and, later in the year, Vogue published this look in black and white with more great Sahags in an article on the opening of his first John Sahag Workshop, in October of that year.  To see the Vogue article and more Sahag editorials, CLICK HERE

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop 1985 … Makeup: Kevyn Aucoin … Fashions: Geoffrey Beene … Bracelet: Richard Minadeo … Model: Renata Vackov … Photo: © Andrea Blanch


Romantic Hair Twists by Guido @ MFW – 2017

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Romantic Hair Twists by Guido @ MFW – 2017

Photo: Courtesy Redken

This romantic looking long hairstyle by Guido Paulau, Redken, was shown as one of many beautiful looks  at the Docle and Gabanna Milan Fashion Week Show for Fall 2017. To do it yourself, add a little texture with a curling iron if your hair is straight. Use fingers to pull one to two inch sections from each side of the hair and pull back behind the ears, secure with bobby pins.  Then twist hair over each side to the opposite s side and secure with additional bobby pins. (Don’t forget to hide them under the hair.)  Spray to take away fly aways and to add a touch of polish. For more by Redken’s Guido with detailed how-to’s, CLICK HERE

Hair: Guido, Redken, Global Creative Director … Products: Redken Wind Blown 05, Fashion Work 12 Hairspray … Photo: Courtesy Redken


Tweed Pearls Glasses Waves NYFW – 2017

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Tweed Pearls Glasses Waves NYFW - 2017

Photos: Paul Morejón

I have a feeling for tweeds this Fall. And a tweed with ruffles is even hotter. This great look, shown with embellished glasses and large pearls, is by Greedilous, designed by Youn-hee-Park, (0ne of three Korean brands presented) –  all photographed backstage at the Concept Korea New York Fashion Week show for Fall 2017. The wet waves were by Jon Reyman, makeup by Janell Geason, both for Aveda. The full page on the left is from my July 2017 column in Peluquerias Magazine. To see more fab fashions, hair and accessories from this show, CLICK HERE

Hair: Jon Reyman, Aveda … Products: Aveda Control Force Hair Spray, Phomollient, Confixor Liquid Gel … Makeup: Janell Geason, Aveda … Photos: Paul Morejón


Sea Foam Blue Hair for Summer Fun 2017

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 Sea Foam Blue Hair for Summer Fun 2017

Photo: John Rawson, Courtesy PBA/NAHA

What could be more perfect for summer days than hair shaded Sea Foam Blue? Love this short sassy hair by Mio Sota, of Trio Salon in Chicago. It was one of a stunning collection of looks, all shown with a painterly effect body design, which won her the coveted Hair Stylist of the Year Award at the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) for 2017. Stay tuned for another fab look from her collection, when a full page with another stunner is published in September, with a little story in my Peluquerias Magazine column, published in Barcelona, Spain.

Hair: Mio Sota, Trio Salon, Chicago, Il … Products: Goldwell, Colorance Colors … Makeup: Melissa Musseau … Photo: John Rawson, Courtesy PBA/NAHA