Gamine For Curly Hair – 1987

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Gamine for Curly Hair - 1987

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Short curly hair looking soft and romantic, by Kim Lepine, from La Coupe’s 1987 Boudoir Hair Collection.   The back was a soft “V” shaped, close to the head, small. “No more squared-off, cut-across or cut-up napes,” she said at the time. Kim Lepine had this rare talent of always making her hairstyles soft, pretty, feminine with charming little details, whether the hair was short, long, curly straight.  She called these curls: “Tiny angel-like, delicious, sweet but not too sweet.” Hope you agree. Because the look has stood the test of time and could be as fashion forward today as way back then when she called it “The New Direction.” For much more (close-up, sideview, backview and tutorials) click: 

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella … Makeup: Nadiya Nottingham … Model: Lori Hope … Fashion Styling: Aleta Wolf-Gentile … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas … Produced by Helen Oppenheim


Irina by John Sahag – 1987

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Irina by John Sahag - 1987

Photo: Roland Levin

The Manhattan Skyline at night inspired the cut and the color for this versatile look by the legendary John Sahag on Siberian-born, world-famous model, Irina Pantaeva.  To see the amazing front view and variations plus a how-to, go to HairThen, John Sahag, Press Photos, Irina on

Hair Concept/Cut: John Sahag, The John Sahag Workshop … Hair Color: Dario Arias … Fashion Styling: Lisa von Weise … Fashions: Elisa Jimenez/The Hunger World … Gloves: Naomi Misle … Model: Irina /Ford … Photo: Roland Levin … Produced by Helen Oppenheim