Musical Hair: Waif With “Sax” Appeal – 1992

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Musical Hair: Waif With "Sax" Appeal - 1992

Photos: Neal Fenkell Harris

Making music in 1992 were waifs and gamines, also called urchins and short shags. They struck the right note then. And they do now. This lyrical waif by La Coupe’s Kim Lepine had “sax” appeal and itsy-bitsy flicks flicking here and there. The fringe, a bit uneven, was short with soft pieces. The ends had slight movements and the style was finger-combed in place. “The key,” said Kim Lepine, “was to have shortness and softness at the same time and not look look a choppy mess or too masculine. More details archived on the website.  26 years after this shoot, the model, Nina Kotova (@Nina Kotovacello) now a world-famous cellist, liked a photo on my Instagram (@HelenOppenheim) – I recognized the name and asked her if she was the Nina of the Musical Hair photos. To see her response go to under Photo # 3 of the Musical Hair Collection and see all photod in the collection, CLICK HERE

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe NY/Montreal … Wig: Barry Henrickson’s Bitz ‘N’ Pieces … Makeup: Ciana, La Coupe NY … Model: Nina Kotova/Ford (Nina was recommended personally by Eileen Ford) … Fashion Styling: Joy Land … Location: Excello Recording Studios … Photos: Neal Fenkell Harris
Musical Hair Graphic: Guion Beacher … Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim