Happy Valentine’s Day – 2019

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy Valentine's Day - 2019

Purple Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day with this purple heart, one of many on my apartment walls.   I love hearts. And I love purple.

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Kiss Curls – 1975

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Kiss Curls - 1975

Photos: Marc Daniels

One kiss curl to one side of a mid-parted chignon, the other on the cheek or two on one side of the forehead, here with a side-braided chignon. What a good idea for a NY Fashion Week show.  Something simple and better than a chignon with a bare forehead, as seen over and over. The photo on the right made UK Vogue, March 1975. For more versions, CLICK HERE

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, Montreal/New York, 1975 … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Model: Sylvie Desbois … Photos: Marc Daniels
Produced/Fashion Styling by Helen Oppenheim

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Ritz Wrapz, Hair Inspo From The Past – 1979

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Ritz Wrapz, Hair Inspo From The Past – 1979

Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre

As we start New York Fashion Week for Fall 2019, here is some hair inspo from 1979.   I do hope a hairdresser for a Fashion Show will be allowed to create something as lovely. And interesting.   The look was called Ritz Wrapz and it was by Antonio Da Costa Rocha for La Coupe.   Versions of this made a WWD  cover and Vogue way back then, but the look and the idea is as modern today as it was then. Long hair was wrapped with ritzy wired fabrics which La Coupe offered in gold, silver, black, white, red, pink, blue, green, yellow or to match an outfit.  The long hair was lifted and looped with the glittering or colored fabrics, wired for control. For the long  version, just a few strands at the front were used, the back left long.  For the updo, the hair was lifted and looped to frame and flatter the face.  The possibilities are endless.    For details how to make your own, CLICK HERE

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe,NY … Makeup: Ted Nadel … Model: Michele Scarabelli … Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre … Creative Art Direction/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Coming Soon NY Fashion Week Fall – 2019

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Coming Soon NY Fashion Week Fall - 2019

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Shimmering Glowing Stila Eyes – 2019

Posted by on Feb 3, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Shimmering Glowing Stila Eyes – 2019

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

The marvelous makeup at the Badgley Mischka 30th Anniversary New York Fashion Week Show for Spring 2019 focused on the eyes, by Carly Giglio for Stila Cosmetics.  The eyes shimmered and glowed with combined shades of “Suede” and “Velour” from the Matte N’ Metal Palette to contour and create an elongated shape to the eye. (Wrap around to the lower lash line for soft definition.)   Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in “Kitten” and “Jezebel” were mixed and applied in the center of the top eye lid, edges diffused. To add a pop of illumination, Shade Mystere Liquid Eye Shadow in “Mythical” was added in the center of the eye. One coat of “Huge” Extreme Lash Mascara was applied for a natural, defined lash. On the apple of cheeks, lightly applied, Convertible Color Lip & Cheek in “Peony.” On the lips, “Sheer Morello” mixed with “Patina Shimmer” – press into the center of the lip for a fresh “bitten look.”

Makeup: Carly Giglio, Stila Cosmetics … Hair: Peter Gray, Home Agency, using L’Oréal Professionnel … Earrings: Badgley Mischka … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Gorgeous Earrings @ Badgley Mischka – 2019

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Gorgeous Earrings @ Badgley Mischka - 2019

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage: helenoppenheim.com

The earrings and jewelry were as gorgeous as the fabulous fashions for the Badgley Mischka 30th Anniversary New York Fashion Week Show for Spring 2019 held at Spring Studios.

Hair: Peter Gray, Home Agency, using L’Oréal Professionnel … Makeup; Carly Giglio, Stila Cosmetics … Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Romantic Badgley Mischka NYFW- 2019

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Romantic Badgley Mischka NYFW- 2019

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Gorgeous makeup and hair from the Badgley Mischa New York Fashion Week Spring 2019 Show held at Spring Studios. This was a beautiful, romantic Badgley Mischka 30th Anniversary Show with breathtaking jewelry and fashions. The hair theme was Alice’s Wonderland (stay tuned) but we also love this stunning Fro Chic look. The makeup, by Carly Giglio for Stila Cosmetics, focused on the eyes, which shimmered and glowed with “Suede” and”Velour plus “Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow” topped with “Mythical” in the center of the eye to add a pop of illumination.

Hair: Peter Gray, Home Agency, using L’Oréal Professionnel … Makeup: Carly Giglio, Stila Cosmetics … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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NAHA Texture Winner – 2019

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

NAHA Texture Winner – 2019

Photo: Roberto Ligresti for NAHA /PBA

The award for Texture at the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) for 2019 was given to Michelle O’Connor. She had fun with a lob, giving it a texture like no other and coloring it in shades of green. The event took place on Sunday, January 27 in Long Beach California.

Hair: Michelle O’Connor, Salon by Instyle, JC Penney, Hollywood, Florida. Photo: Roberto Ligresti for NAHA/PBA

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