Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 11 comments

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, 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 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! Click Comments box bottom right and scroll down for Comments from fans


  1. Sep 19, 2013

    Omg this is AMAZING Helen!!

  2. Aug 14, 2013

    You have dedicated so much love and talent to us Hairdressers. Thank you Helen. This new venture is so fantastic. What a great service. Thank you for all the “inspiration”……Chills !!
    Jimmy Paul

    • Aug 15, 2013

      Jimmy, thank you so much for lovely words and “Chills!”

  3. Jul 8, 2013

    Helen you are quite the Guru!!!
    Hair and Fashion Extravaganza!!
    Ahh Helen I miss you!!

    • Jul 8, 2013

      I miss you too, Rachel. Hope you are keeping up with all your photos I am posting of you with hair by Sahag? On blog, Facebook Biz Buzz, on the website.

  4. Jun 14, 2013

    Lori, so pleased you love the website so much. You are making it all worth while … thank you.

  5. Jun 14, 2013

    Helen, Love your Website. Your work is such a breath of fresh air. I am so excited. Tremendous History, Thank you !!!!!!!!

  6. Jun 7, 2013

    Thanks for loving my blog. All is so relevant, hope you can get to the end! The bus was done by MItchell, an ex Sassooner and friend of many years,

  7. Jun 7, 2013

    Helen, So far ,so good. I love your blog. You’re not afraid to speak your peace. I admire all your experiences. The Bus is AWESOME !!!!!!

  8. Mar 5, 2013

    love the bus….. the tag line is perfect…

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