Happy Happy New Year – 2023

Posted by on Dec 31, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy Happy New Year - 2023

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Wishing all my Blog followers a very happy happy New Year and all the very best for 2023 with this “Loop-de-Loop” stunning hair look for drop dead entrances, by Avram of Vidal Sassoon New York, in 1980.  This was Sassooning for Evening, part of the innovative HighHair Collection which I produced.  For full credits and more HighHair, CLICK HERE


“Helen Oppenheim Producer” – 2015

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

"Helen Oppenheim Producer" - 2015

Photos/Collage: © Lorraine Sylvestre

Thank you Sandra Smith-Doghmi, Founder of Red Carpet Concierge, for the lovely “Produced by Helen Oppenheim” Lifestyle News story featuring Vidal Sassoon’s famous trend-setting 1980 HighHair Collection.  It isn’t often anyone gives me the title of a story and it does feel good to be recognized.  To see the Red Carpet Concierge website, the story and news about this and that, click HERE

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon NY, 1980 … Makeup: Ted Nadal … Model: Danielle … Photos/Collage: Lorraine Sylvestre.  Produced by Helen Oppenheim


Go for the Gold with a Gold Snood – 1987

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Red Carpet Hair idea - a Gold Snood

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Go for the Gold with this hair accessory, a gold snood.  Dress up for evening, also a great idea for the Oscar Red Carpet.   In 1987, Kim Lepine of La Coupe added a gold snood to a mid-parted drape chignon for golden nights.  If there is not enough hair and the hair is long enough, the snood could be stuffed with matching false hair, a silk scarf or even pantyhose for the same effect.  Hide all under a layer of hair.  “For flattering proportions – play.”  Click for more here

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe NY/Montreal .. Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Styling: Arianne Phillips … Ballgown: Cathy Hardwick … Earrings: Jean Hoffman – Jana Starr … Snood: Andrew Veneto/Mr. Vito … Location: The Palace Theatre in Waterbury, Connecticut … Model: Alayne/Zoli … Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Produced by Helen Oppenheim


Boudoir Hair – 1987

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Boudoir Hair- 1987

Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Another romantic feeling from La Coupe New York in 1987, Boudoir Hair, for the boudoir and dancing the night away, worn with lingerie looks.

La Coupe introduced The New Curl and Kim Lepine, International Design Director, predicted:  “The New Direction is small heads, closer to the head, with soft “V” backs.”  Great short curly look for a growing-out gamine.  For much more and tutorials, go to HairThen, 80s Hair, Boudoir Hair.

Hair:  Kim Lepine, La Coupe, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella … Makeup: Nadiya Nottingham …  Model Lori Hope/Kay …  Fashion Styling: Aleta Wolf-Gentile …Graphic: Guion Beecher … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Produced by Helen Oppenheim