Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

First Layered Wave Cut - 1978

Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre

Do you know your hair history?  The first layered waved bob cut was by Kim Lepine for La Coupe, in 1978.  The wave movements were cut into the style, a masterpiece of meticulous conceptual cutting, working with color and texture.  The softly waved look was like no other bob at the time – it was fuss-free, natural-looking.

See who inspired her, more views and how-to’s at HairThen, La Coupe, 70s on

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, Montreal/New York … Hair color: Louis Licari, La Coupe, New York … Perm: Tanya Pawley, La Coupe, Montreal … Makeup: Jacynthe … Blouse: Fendi, Holt Renfrew, Montreal … Model: Marie-Georges Bardosh …Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre … Produced by Helen Oppenheim


  1. Dec 10, 2014

    Yes, Toni, thanks, and it’s still fashion forward today, from 1978 !

  2. Dec 10, 2014

    Can a haricut get better than this? I think not…It has everything…it truly is a masterpiece of meticulous conceptual cutting

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