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 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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Trend Alert. Hair Orbits Again- 1969

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Trend Alert. Hair Orbits Again- 1969

Photos: Bob Fisher. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Do you know your hair history?  ’60s hairstyle orbits in  2018.  Again. This look was very popular in the late ’60s.  Similar looks were done by many, first popularized by Vidal Sassoon, but I prefer this one by Charles Booth owner of La Coupe Salons from 1967 to early 90s and introduced as The Orbit in 1969, the year the US first  landed on the moon.  Now, Redken’s Guido has designed his version for Marc Jacobs F/W New York Fashion Week Show, colorized for the 21st century by Josh Woods, so there is another trend  alert for the look, which could catch on this time. It’s not flattering to all, but is for some, as it was here for Keitha McLean, at the time the Fashion and Beauty Editor of The Montreal Star, later  a reporter at WWD, and still  later the first Editor in Chief of Miss Chatelaine now known as Flare in Toronto.   Face on, it was just a cap of hair, with a heavy round smooth fringe rising up to a soft point in the middle of the forehead. It was cut  right from the crown and the hair orbited  all around.  The back was short and the  cap graduated to a “V” on both sides. For more details and a longer  version CLICK HERE

Hair: Charles Booth, La  Coupe Montreal, 1969 … Model: Keitha McLean … Photos: Bob Fisher, ARB

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Seen on Scene Fabs @ NYFW Fall – 2018

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Seen on Scene Fabs @ NYFW Fall – 2018

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Seen on Scene fabs at New York Fashion Week for Fall 2018 were Right: Jenna Igneri, Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor of Nylon Magazine, with delicious peachy hair and peach eye shadow to match, photographed backstage at the Linder Show which took place at St. Mark’s Church. Top Right: Great hair length, style and color of the moment on Cindy Duplantis, one of Peter Gray’s Cutler Hair Team working at the Linder show. Bottom Left: Olga Kwasniewski, Fashion Director Gladys Magazine, wearing a pearl necklace with a difference backstage at the Badgley Mischka Show at Spring Studios. All Scene photos are larger, now archived forever on the website, CLICK HERE
Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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John Fabulin Nails It Backstage NYFW – 2018

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

John Fabulin Nails It Backstage NYFW – 2018

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Seen on Scene John Fabulin, Fab Fashionista, with hair rising up to there on top wowing them backstage at the Badgley Mischka New York Fashion Week Show for Fall 2018. The Fashion Designer, Makeup Artist (Loubi), Youtuber @JohnFabulin, who was born and lives in The Big Apple, nailed it backstage during the rehearsal, with the Deborah Lippmann nail design of the show – two coats of Single Ladies, a flirtatious red crème, with a stripe of Dark Side of the Moon, an aubergine crème (@DeborahLippmann) Stay tuned for the show hair by Peter Gray and Fab Fashionistas larger to be archived on this website forever.

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Top Coats On Top Models backstage NYFW – 2018

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Top Coats On Top Models backstage NYFW – 2018

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Seen on Scene, two great coats on two great international models worn backstage at the Badgley Mischka New York Fashion Week Show for Fall 2018, on the 7th floor of Spring Studios. On the left is Alla who describes herself as a fashion Insider, model, tv host to her 716K Followers on Instagram (@alla) She is wearing an eye-catching yellow coat by Blikvanger. On the right is Nykhor in an delicious pink fur Annakiki top. She describes herself as an International Model/Activist to her 86.6K instagram Followers (@Nykhor) Stay tuned for the Peter Gray hair for Nume and Gucci Westman makeup or Ingot, and more Fab Fashionistas, all to be archived forever with larger photos on this website.
Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Happy Valentine’s Day – 2018

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Happy Valentine's Day - 2018

Photo: Haines Heart by Helen Oppenheim

Happy Valentine’s Day with this gorgeous heart which was huge in the Lobby of Lincoln Center during the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week for 2014.    The heart is by Haines.

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Seen on Scene Fab Fashionistas NYFW Fall – 2018

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Seen on Scene Fab Fashionistas NYFW Fall – 2018

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Seen on Scene two Fab Fashionistas Influencers at NYFW For Fall 2018 – to whom I have not done justice. My camera’s flash malfunctioned.  Ouch. Sorrrry. But they both looked too good not to show. Left is Emily Byrski @empirestyleofmind, photographer and blogger, carrying a fun Kate Spade yellow taxi bag, wearing a Eugenia Kim hat, Pixie Market sweater, J. Crew Earring, Don’t Worry yellow pants. Right is Leckie Roberts, Influencer, Stylist, Content Creator @WestVillageWasp. She is wearing a Eugenia Kim turban, Bauble Bar earrings, H&M blue fur coat, glittering Zara dress, Theory pants, Gucci belt, and Miu Miu heels. Stay tuned, will archive these photos bigger on my website forever and hope to run into these two again, with camera flash working!

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Seen on Scene Chico Wang @ NYFW Fall – 2018

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

Seen on Scene Chico Wang @ NYFW Fall – 2018

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Seen on Scene, Chico Wang who, with partner Laurence Li, are the design duo Laurence and Chico. He was relaxing with the team after their wow Presentation at Pier 59 during New York Fashion Week for Fall 2018. I was not invited to their wild collection but, after it, I did capture Chico wearing what could be the next eyewear trend – whopping big sunglasses over eyeglasses. Also photographed some of his team, Cathy Ho, PR, wearing a stunning pearl-studded coat and dress by the designers, the other, his muse, with glitter brows and eyes. Their website is something else – CLICK HERE  and stay tuned for more Fabs on this blog and larger photos with more details archived forever on this website …
Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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