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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 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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Seen on Scene Fab Fashionistas NYFW – 2019

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Seen on Scene Fab Fashionistas NYFW – 2019

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Seen on Scene backstage at the Badgley Mischka New York Fashion Week 30th Anniversary Show, two fab fashionistas. Roos Vanderkerchhove wears a belt with a message, or two or three. The Weight Securing System belt is a fashion accessory of the moment.   No time to find out what it all means but it does look fun, and she is a Belgium living in L.A., a blogger ( www.rosescloud.com @roses.cloud. ) The jacket with a face and hair was captured on a L’Oréal Professionnel hairdresser working with the Peter Gray hair team. Stay tuned for the hair, the fashions, the earrings …

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Black Panther Wow @ NYFW – 2018

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos: Getty Images for Marvel (Courtesy Redken)

Black Panther Wow @ NYFW - 2018

Photos: Getty Images for Marvel (Courtesy Redken)

Marvel Studios presented the ‘Black Panther’ Welcome to Wakanda New York Fashion Week Showcase for F/W 2018. Rodney Cutler, Cutler Salons, and Redken’s Global Ambassador, said “Braids were very present  in the movie,” and he collaborated with two of the designers, Cushnie et Ochs and Laquan Smith, to incorporates braids in the final looks (top photos.)  Guests on the red carpet and at the party also wore braids to wow (bottom photos.)  For more braid inspirations and some how-to’s, CLICK HERE

Hair (top photos): Rodney Cutler, Redken Brand Ambassador … All Photos: Getty Images for Marvel

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Photos Helen’s Blog June 1 – Sept 3, 2018

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos Helen's Blog June 1 – Sept 3, 2018

Full Credits On Website. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Collage of photos and ideas on Helen’s Blog from June 1 to September 3, 2018. Hair history is here. Inspiration for hair, fashion and more from yesterday for today and tomorrow. There are photos from New York Fashion Week for Fall 2018 with work by Guido/Josh Woods, Jon Reyman, Jorge Luis, Peter Gray, The Sahag Workshop and NAHA 2018, including the June 2018 Peluquerias Magazine cover with one of Lori Zabel’s Winning looks (top right.) 1976 hair by WorldGreat Harry King,  Rachels by the legendary John Sahag  in 1996,  a 1984 Aghan Puppy look by Michael Gordon, then co-owner of Bumble and bumble. Graham Wren’s 1979 Modern Marlene, Raphael 1971 Femme Fatale, Kim Lepine’s 1977 gamine for La Coupe are here. And 2018 WorldCup hair.   To see all the blogs highlighting work archived on this website, CLICK HERE

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Soft Updo @ Stella Nolasco NYFW – 2018

Posted by on Sep 3, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Soft Updo @ Stella Nolasco NYFW - 2018

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Soft updo by Jorge Luis for the Stella Nolasca New York Fashion Week Show Fall  2018.    The hair was blow dried with fingers for a very soft look, some strands bent around a 1  1/2″ barrel iron – “bent not curled.”  The designer, who is from Puerto Rico, said she would auction off and donate some of her feminine fashions with feathers, lace, sequins, sheers and big glasses from the show to benefit the cause. To see more from this show, CLICK HERE

Hair: Jorge Luis using Milbon … Products: Milbon Texturizing Spray #4, Strong Hold Spray … Makeup: Dana Arcidy, Algernist/Besame Cosmetics …  Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Soft and Udone Hair @ NYFW – 2018

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Soft and Udone Hair @ NYFW - 2018

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Soft and undone hair by Jorge Luis at the Stella Nolasco New York Fashion Week Fall 2018 show at Pier 59 Studios.  This gorgeous lace dress was one of the fashions by the Puerto Rican designer.   The hair was blow dried with fingers for a very soft and undone vibe, some strands bent around a 1 1/2″ barrel iron “bent not curled.”   Pieces of hair were organically grabbed, pinned up and placed in thin sections, then secured with bobby pins, some strands left out at the front to loosely frame the face. For more from this show, CLICK HERE

Hair: Jorge  Luis using Milbon … Products: Milbon Texturizing Spray #4, Strong Hold Spray … Makeup: Dana Arcide, Allergnist/Besame Cosmetics … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Haute Pixie Wigs@ NYFW – 2018

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

Haute Pixie Wigs @ NYFW - 2018

Photos: Backstage: David Webber and Ann Lawlor, Runway Courtesy Zang Toi

New York Fashion Designer Zang Toi took a trip to Rome, which inspired his “Haute Roman Holiday Fashions” for New York Fashion Week Fall 2018.  The Sahag Workshop Team, working with Joel Warren and The Salon Project, were then inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s famous pixie in the 1953 movie “Roman Holiday.”  According to Sahag’s Cynthia Varon,  whose idea the hair was,  The Workshop Team burned the midnight oil cutting  short “Rockstar Pixie” looks, Sahag style, with harmony, for all the models. Amazingly, none of them look like wigs.  The fashions featured florals, and a crown of flowers perched on top of some of the pixie wigs, looking gorgeous.  For more from this show, CLICK HERE

Hair: Eiji Yamane and The Sahag Workshop Team, NYC  for Joel Warren/The Salon Project … Wigs: The Salon Project … Makeup: Rudi Miles, Beauty by Rudy … Jewelry: Twila True … Photos Far Left/Bottom Center: David Webber.  Bottom Right: Ann Lawlor.  Top Center and Far Right: Courtesy Zang Toi

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Walking On A Pearl NYFW – 2018

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Walking On A Pearl NYFW - 2018

Photos: Paul Morejon

The fab shoes at the fab Concept Korea New York Fashion Week Show for Fall 2018, designed by Greedilous,  included shoes with pearls and jewelry – one model literally walked on a pearl.  The hair by Aveda’s Jon Reyman was inspired by Marie Antoinette, modernized for the 21st Century with hair piled up to there, pinned to a new shape at the back.  For more from this show, CLI CK HERE

Photos: Paul Morejon

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