Romantic Braids for Romantic Brides – 2018

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

 Romantic Braids for Romantic Brides - 2018

Runway Photo: Collin Pierson, Backstage Photo: Helen Oppenheim

The hair by Wade Lee at the Idan Cohen New York Bridal Week Fashion Show for Fall 2018 held at the Plaza Hotel was romantic, with a braid circling the head, a knotted chignon low on the nape at the back, some hair left out, softly framing the face and neck. To see how-to do the hair and to see all the breathtaking bridal gowns, scroll to the very end the 30 photos in the album on the website, CLICK HERE

Hair: Wade Lee … Products: Olivia Garden Brushes and Amika  … Makeup: Regan Rabanal, Mac Cosmetics … Runway Photo: Collin Pierson, Backstage Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Beautiful Brides Dream Dresses – 2018

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

Beautiful Brides Dream Dresses – 2018

Photo: Collin Pierson

Idan Cohen, the show-stopping designer, took us on a journey from romance to glam at the Plaza Hotel for New York Bridal Week Fall 2018 with his “Empire of Love” Couture and “Glam” Diffusion Collections. The gowns were a dreamy yet sensual array of deep V’s, cut-aways, intricate 3-D embroidery, slits, fringe, caps, low cut backs, ruching, off the shoulder draping, shawling, asymmetrically shoulder cut bodices and detachable skirts and sleeves. Stay tuned for more from his dazzling show,  and the beautiful braids by Wade Lee. For more gorgeous gowns, CLICK HERE

Hair: Wade Lee … Products: Olivia Garden and Amika … Makeup: Regan Rabanal, Mac Cosmetics … Photo: Collin Pierson

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Pearls Decorate Hands, Nails, Hair – 2018

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

Pearls Decorate Hands, Nails, Hair – 2018

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Pearls decorated here, there, everywhere at the Ines Di Santo Fall 2018 Bridal Week Show. Not just the gorgeous gowns, but Lulu Cooper added pearls to the hands and nails, Peter Gray added different sized pearls in silver, gold, chrome in 8 different sizes to teased bouffants up to there. For more of the romantic collection, CLICK HERE

Nails/Hands: Lulu Cooper … Hair: Peter Gray using Wella Professional … Makeup: Tia Hebron for Bobbi Brown … Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Romantic Bride, Pearls, Bouffant – 2018

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Romantic Bride, Pearls In Bouffant – 2018

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Beautiful bride. With Style. Different size pearls decorate bouffant hair up to there.  What could be more romantic? Hair by Peter Gray for the Ines Di Santo Fall 2018 New York Bridal Week Show held at the magnificent Rose Theater, Jazz Lincoln Center, with Live Music. For more versions, and the gorgeous gowns inspired by New York and the women who make it the vibrant city that is, CLICK HERE

Hair: Peter Gray using Wella Professional … Products: Wella Extra Volume Styling Mousse, Thermal Image Spray … Extensions: Easihair Pro … Makeup: Tia Hebron for Bobbi Brown
Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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This Is My Mother – 30s

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

This Is My Mother - 30s

Photo: Unknown

This is my Mother when she was young. She never told me and I only found out later, after she had passed away, by chance, that she modeled for a beauty salon in London. Even though she knew I was in the hair biz!!! I could never work out, never got answers, how come she had these great photos, some very large. Here she is with her lovely curly hair waved and blonde. I never knew her as a blonde or looking anything like this. But I do love this photo.  She was a wonderful Mother to me when I was a kid and in my teens.  Always there for me.  Wishing you all a Happy Mother’s Day.

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Long Lasting Hair Crimps – 2012-2016

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Long Lasting Hair Crimps – 2012-2016

Backstage @ New York Fashion Weeks. Collage by heleoppenheim.com

Crimps in the hair are long lasting. They last longer than curls and waves ironed or set in. Crimps are also fun stuff. Hairdressers love doing them. And they do so for many fashion shows, as seen here photographed backstage at New York Fashion Week Shows from 2012 – 2016. Why more mere mortals and celebs don’t  wear them much is something to think about.
Top Row Left to Right: Edward Tricomi  teasing and crimping for a high life at Douglas Hannant 2012 … Tricomi’s finished High Life with strategic crimps here and there … Crimped human hair extension by Sherri Jessee, Intercoiffure 2013 … Jessee’s finished half up/half down Wild West style which is micro-crimped with the extensions added.
Center Row: Jon Reyman crimps being  crimped at Naeem Kahn Fall 2016 … Peter Gray’s crimpings on a blonde at Badgley Mischka 2013, also Bottom Right Inset: Peter Gray’s finished Midsummer Night’s Dream crimp with flowers.
Bottom Left and Center: Jon Reyman crimps for Big and Beautiful at Naeem Kahn 2016.
To see albums with how-tos, finished looks, many versions, check albums on The Website Like No Other – helenoppenheim.com

Photos: Naeem Kahn by Jane Kratochvil … All Others by Helen Oppenheim

 

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Edward Tricomi High Life Crimps NYFW – 2012

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

 Edward Tricomi High Life Crimps NYFW – 2012

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Inspired by Western influences during Shanghai’s high-life of the 30s, this is stunning high life crimped updo by Edward Tricomi, co-owner Warren-Tricomi Salons. It was one of many inspirational crimped looks the salon’s talented staff created for the Douglas Hannant New York Fashion Week show for Spring/Summer 2012, which took place at the Plaza Hotel, where Warren-Tricomi has a salon. For more stunning styles from this show, CLICK HERE

Hair: Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

 

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Rare Vidal Sassoon HighHair Photo – 1980

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

Rare Vidal Sassoon HighHair Photo – 1980

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

This is a color version of the famous Vidal Sassoon HighHair black and white photo with hair by Graham Wren, with the same model. It is rare, not known at all. It was photographed in 1980, as part of the iconic collection, which included this Sassooning for Evening look with crimped hair, half up and half down. “For dreamy nights out,” I said in the press release. For more info, how-to’s, CLICK HERE  or for just a few of the best of the 20 HighHair photos archived in the website album, check two pages on Helen’s Blog – CLICK HERE

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon NY, 1980 … Makeup: Ted Nadal … Opalescent Dress/Background: Avram … Model: Danielle … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre
Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

 

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