Joy Reid of MSNBC And Her Hair – 2020

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Joy Reid of MSNBCAnd Her Hair – 2020

Photos Helen Oppenheim/MSNBC

You have to give it to Joy Reid of MSNBC, she is into hair. And changes her styles almost every TV appearance. She went from many different short haircuts and wigs to longer hair, mostly braided now and many different designs. They don’t all work and sometimes I want her to bonk her hairdresser, but she is a joy to behold and gets an A for effort. Here she is over the last few months, mostly with braids, but once during the height of the lockdown, she showed her own natural hair, quickly changed. Go for it, Joy. Go for it … You are not only a great journalist but must also be an Inspiration to many.
Joy Reid MSNBC-TV Host/National Correspondent and Political Commentator. Hosts the weekly MSNBC morning show AM Joy on weekends, often does Rachel Maddow and other MSNBC shows, graduated from Harvard University, two-time author, former controversial blogger and popular Twitterer, also on Instagram   ( @JoyAnnReid )    


Will Salons Be Blow Drying When Open – 2020

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Will Salons Be Blow Drying When Open – 2020

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

A thought. Will salon stylists be blow drying while the Covid virus is still active? Will clients feel safe going to a salon where blow dryers are blowing all over the place, even at 6′ distances? Alternatives can be shorter haircuts, like the bob with the style cut in, here by Edward “Scissorhands” Tricomi –
cut dry backstage at the Rosa Cha Spring Summer 2008 New York Fashion Week Show. No blow dry needed on this lovely model, Barbara Berger.   Curly hair with the right cut can dry naturally and look good, like the original Sassoon Greek Goddess or the long natural look currently trendy. But let’s bear in mind, most people with straight or  barely curly hair need some volume here and there. Another alternative can be rollers, but remember how they usually make hair look old-fashioned. Other options are teasing, crimping, braids, wearing hair in an updo.   Or will the blow dry survive?


Photos Helen’s Blog Jan 23-June 9 – 2020

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

Photos Photos Helen's Blog Jan 23-June 9, 2020

Full credits on website.  Collage by

Collage of photos, Info and inspo on Helen’s Blog from January 23 to June 9, 2020. Not been blogging much because of Covid-19. Top Row: Fab French flapper by Elizabetta Franchi @ Milan Fashion Week F/W 2020. Hair by Peter Gray for GHD-Italia … Unisex Big Curly Red Hair for Him @ Apotts Men’s Day NYFW F/W 2020, hair by Danny Nguyen for Oribe … David Hart @ Men’s Day NYFW F/W 2020, hair Kiang Hoang for Oribe … David Hart @ Men’s Day NYFW F/W 2020, hair Kiang Hoang for Oribe. 2nd Row : Hair by Peter Gray/GHD-Italia for Elizabetta Franchi @ Milan Fashion Week F/W 2020 … Bobby pins make hair designs by Aveda’s Jon Reyman @ The Fashion Hong Kong NYFW Show F/W 2020 … Helen in her Covid-19 Masks May 2020 … Oscar Hair on the Red Carpet 2020 .
3rd Row : Shoulder Interest @ Badgley Mischka S/S 2020, hair by Felix Fischer using Kerastase … Urban twist updo by Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons for Frederick Anderson’s S/S Fashion Show … Helen’s hair cut January 29 and 11 weeks later, by Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons … Ruffled collar at Badgley Mischka NYFW F/W 2020 show … Easter parades on Fifth Avenue, past years.
Bottom Row : Patricia Fox @ Latex Lecture, The National Arts Club 2020 … Fun hat, pom poms, pearls @ Fashion Week Hong Kong F/W 2020, hair Jon Reyman, Aveda … Color your roots @ home, Sherri Jessee video … Rare Vidal Sassoon photo, Soft Cubism, 1979, hair by Graham Wren.Hair history is here.  To see more details, and who did what, scroll down this blog. To see all of Helen’s Blogs highlighting work archived on this website plus more, CLICK HERE


Story of Raphael “Of Might & Mane” – 60s

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Story of Raphael "Of Might & Mane" – 60s

Raphael Santarossa London 60s

The hair raising story of Raphael, the one of a kind hairdresser who took London by storm in the 60s and, after his glory days, in Montreal in the 70s, can be found archived on this website and to read a copy of what must be the most amazing article ever written about a hairdresser click the PDF link at  very the end of this blog.   This collage was in the Montreal Launch Press Release for Raphael’s Montreal Salon, for which I did the PR. He had Montreal at his feet, as he had London at his feet before, until …. but that’s another story.  If you want to see more on Raphael go to the About on this website, scroll down, to see his world trend-setting 1971 hair flicks in Montreal, photos from his Raphael & Leonard days in London, CLICK HERE and if you want to go for more nostalgia on 60s and 70s fashion, hair, music, memories and Raphael, go have some fun on the Closed Group Facebook page -60s and 70s London Scene –  CLICK HERE

Download a PDF article worth downloading on Raphael, The One Who Dared.



Selfies Helen’s Masks for Covid-19 – 2020

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Selfies Helen's Masks for Covid-19 - 2020

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Selfies of me in my masks as I start to venture out in New York City!  Some very good friends have made or given me these masks, with great generosity, for which I am very grateful. Thank you.
Top Left to Right: There’s the comfortable surgical mask, one of 2 kindly given to me by Fred J. DeVito at the beginning along with an N95 one not shown … The N.95 in the center was also given to me by Fred J. DeVito …The black and white wide striped mask, easy to wear and fast drying, was given to me by Jennifer Lawrence, at the request of Kim Lepine.
Bottom: The two fun animal design masks were created by Rita Starnella, each $5, proceeds go towards her making more masks for hospitals and nursing homes … the other striped mask far right was also sent by Jennifer Lawrence, a hairdresser with Julian Farel Salon in NYC.  Rita Starnella is a colorist I worked with at La Coupe, now coloring hair In West Palm Beach Florida. Fred J DeVito has taken many photos at New York Fashion Weeks for me, for Peluquerias Magazine, and his “Street Scene.” My hair was cut over 4 months ago by the one and only Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons. Amazing it looks so good after all these months. Thank you Edward.


Selfies My Haircut & After 11 Weeks – 2020

Posted by on Apr 18, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Selfies My Haircut & After 11 Weeks - 2020

Selfie Photos by Helen Oppenheim

Helen Oppenheim Selfies. Helen haircut January 29 on the left, and on April 17, 2020. Due to the virus,  I cut my own bangs, did my own blow dry and color on the 11 week haircut by the one and only Edward Tricomi, co-owner of the Warren-Tricomi Salons I am amazed my hair looks so good after all this time, but don’t think it suits me longer, especially since I lost 8 lbs the last few weeks!   But, thanks, Edward, miss you, can’t wait to sit your chair again …


Posted by on Apr 15, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Stunning Fashion @ Badgley Mischka - 2020

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Stunning white ruffled collar with stunning earrings photographed backstage at the Badgley Mischka Fall/Winter 2020 New York Fashion Week Show. The designers were inspired by “Downton Abbey” the hit TV series set in Edwardian Times and “Abbey Road” of Beatles fame in the 60s and 70s. Stay tuned for more, and the hair, some with jeweled headpieces, by Peter Gray.


Easter Fabs 5th Avenue NYC – 2019

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

Easter Fabs 5th Avenue NYC - 2019

Photos: Helen Oppenheiim / Collage by

Here are just a few of the Easter Fab Hats I photographed at the Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York for 2019.  They are more fun photos and all are bigger on my Helen Oppenheim Facebook Biz Buzz page CLICK HERE (13th or 14th album under Photos) and there are few more on my Instagram page (@HelenOppenheim)
Top Left to Right: Esti Grifel with her huge flower hat and leaves, Not Your Lame Hat  ( and @not_your_lame_hat) … Unknown with umbrella and Easter Egg on the steps of St Patrick’s Cathedral …  MadelynMickelsen in a great cocktail hat … Lainey with yellow flowers, including one charmingly on his glasses …
Bottom and Center Rows Left to Right: Marilyn Ackerman, memorable in a top hat with pink flowers … Visual Artist/Milliner/Hatter  (@emperor_ vanity_society)  in his hat saying it all,  beard colored .. Daria Hardeman wearing a butterfly hat by Harriet Rosebud ( ) – back view on my Facebook Biz Buzz page …  to see the rest of the pink fantasy, skirt only here, go to my Facebook Biz Buzz page … The little girl  with the flowers in her hair was adorable … the green buds  on Alicia Tatone, also adorable.
Photos: Helen Oppenheim for Helen’s Blog on