Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Romantic Wavy Bob - 1988

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Bobs have never looked more romantic than here. “30s bobbed hair is making waves and is tomorrow’s nouvelle vague,” predicted Kim Lepine of La Coupe in 1988 of this romantic look inspired by a Marlene Dietrich ’30s style, still in fashion today, if you have the right cut with the right hair. Or it can be set in. The hair was controlled, with less layers less wisps, all angles curved, rounded, soft, a signature theme for Kim Lepine’s hairstyles. “Bobs,” she said ” are the most flattering, chic shape ever – which is why they keep making a comeback.” For a child-like, natural color, Daniel Galvin of London and color consultant to La Coupe in New York at the time, lightened the hair with gentle no-bleach Color LIghts, which took 4 hours but lasted 3 months. For more, click here:

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, New York/Montreal … Hair Color Lights: Daniel Galvin of London, Color Consultant to La Coupe … Makeup: Daniel Coss … Fashion Styling: Irene Bilo … Blouse: Giorgio Armani … Earrings: Dinny Hall/Showroom Seven … Model: Trudi Dochertermann/Click … Background: Helene Leclerc … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas … Produced by Helen Oppenheim for her article in The Gazette, Montreal


  1. Dec 26, 2014

    Hi Helen
    I hope your well and enjoying Christmas,it been a long time and I just saw Kim’s photo you sent ,thank you very much for thinking of me and please give my love to Kim when you see her
    I’m really busy here in London still expanding and about to open a mother salon in Kensington where we were lucky to buy the freehold and we about to take over the hairdressing salon in one of londons top department stores ,I’ve just returned from 3 week seminar tour of Japan which is still massive ,so that’s all the news at the moment
    Kind Regards

    • Dec 26, 2014

      Good to hear from you, Daniel. And to know you are more active
      and successful than ever. I always remember a color demonstration
      you gave at La Coupe when you came to NY once a month. It was
      extrarordinary. Of course, I will remember you to Kim. Do you know
      Charles lives in the UK again now? Not in London. Kind regards to you.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.