Deconstructed Hair, Impressionist Face – 1983

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Early Deconstructed Hair, Impressionist Makeup – 1983

Photo: © Lance Staedler

Deconstructed hair, so new-looking in 1983,  a bob, rising back off the face, by Dwight Miller with Luis Alvarez, for Zotos with Linda Mason’s impressionist art face, created for fun only, in about one minute at the end of the shoot. Collection shown with deconstructed fashions.    For more info on hair and makeup photos, click, scroll along

Hair: Dwight Miller, Luis Alvarez, Zotos International, 1983 … Makeup: Linda Mason … Model: Danielle Carbonneau …Photo: Lance Staedler … Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Vidal Sassoon Adds A Queue – 1980

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Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre ... Collage: helenoppenheim.com

Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre … Collage: helenoppenheim.com

In 1980, short hair went long and romantic in a flash. With The Queue.  Invented by Avram for Vidal Sassoon NY, the all-in-one-hair ornament, which included a brushed gold bow covering a ponytail, was clipped on to short hair with a flirty kiss curl on the forehead in one simple movement.   For more info and more for her and him, click

Hair/Queue: Avram, Perm: Edward Moore, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980 …  Model:Lynn Snowden (Freelance  Journalist/Author) … Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre … Produced/Collage by Helen Oppenheim

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John Sahag Sideburns – 1985

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 1 comment

John Sahag Sideburns - 1985

Photos: Bruno Juminer

This Collection, created for the John Sahag Workshop Launch in 1985,  was all about the sideburn – double and even triple sideburn effects.

“I find sideburns are a wonderful detail,” said the legendary hair icon, “they have their own charm and beauty to accentuate a cheekbone and define a look.”   This was the beginning of long hair coming back in fashion.  “People want to see a change and life is about change,” Sahag said, “feelings and sensitivity are always in motion, and so it should be with hair.”

There’s more sideburn styles, must-see amazing how-to’s and wonderful words  to read in this iconic album.  Go to HairThen, John Sahag, Press Photos on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, NY … Makeup: Linda Mason … Model: Constance Chapman … Photo: Bruno Juminer.  Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Vidal Sassoon, The P-P-Puff – 1981

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 8 comments

The P-P-Puff, Vidal Sassoon - 1981

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

This is the short version of Vidal Sassoon’s P-P-Puff, by Graham Wren in 1981.  The silhouette was injected with a healthy dose of fresh … air.  The natural-looking, casual silhouette was very new at the time, not just for Vidal Sassoon but for the world.

One could go from rags to riches to get this look if the hair was not naturally curly, or one could get a perm.  Our model, Kay Romero, wife of the then-President of Vidal Sassoon Salons, USA, Fernando Romero, had her hair set in gold lamé Rags which looked more glam than rollers, and she could have gone out on the town wearing them!  For longer versions  and how-to’s, go to  HairThen, Vidal Sassoon, The P-P-Puff on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1981 …Makeup: Mariella Smith-Masters … Dress: Ellen Gleason … Earrings: Ken Begun … Model: Kay Romero … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre … Produced by Helen Oppenheim

 

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Antonio Lopez – 1980

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Antonio Lopez - 1980

Illustration: © Antonio Lopez

 

New album, just up.  I love love love this Antonio Lopez illustration for a Nihon, Vogue, Japan cover, Spring/Summer 1980.  Love the hair, the face, the illustration.

Antonio Lopez (1943 – 1987) was a major American fashion illustrator who was very into hair and art.  There had been no one like him before, and there has been no one like him since.

I did my first Peluquerias Magazine column on him, in 1982, several pages, each illustration a separate page from the book, “Antonio’s Girls” (pub by Congreve, text by Christopher Hemphill) – the girls being Pat Cleveland, Grace Jones, Tina Chow, Jessica Lange, Jerry Hall and more.

My heart still goes –flutter when I look at his beautiful illustrations, They maybe retro now, but they look very modern and still inspire me.
For more of the girls, Antonio and the book, see Icons on www.helenoppenheim.com

Illustration: © Antonio Lopez
(There is a new book just published in 2012, Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex and Disco by Roger Padiha and Mauricio Padiha, published by Rizzoli.)

 

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Vidal Sassoon’s HighHair, Mimi – 1980

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Vidal Sassoon's HighHair, Mimi - 1980

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Do you know your hair history?  Soft waves and curls rose above it all for cloud-like, romantic, dreamy looks in this HighHair version by A. Vernon Keach, Vidal Sassoon NY, in 1980.

“Hair will be high on top for the 80s,” predicted Vidal Sassoon, and it was.  Hair had not been high for an era and HighHair, a new direction for Sassoon, influenced hairstyles world-wide in the 80s and beyond.  Months of experimentation went into this Collection photographed with a surreal theme.  The innovative cuts and perms were done with the clients heads upside down.  There was not teasing.  I invented the name HighHair, later much copied!

 For full credits, how-to’s, more versions, anecdotes, go to HairThen, Vidal Sassoon, HighHair on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair: A. VernonKeach, Vidal Sassoon,  NY, 1980 … Perm: Allie Galizia and Edward Moore … Clouds: Ansell Adams … Art: Avram … Model: Mimi Young… Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre … Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Vidal Sassoon The P-P-Puff – 1981

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Vidal Sssoon P-P-Puff - 1968

Photos: Lorriane Sylvestre

VIDAL SASSOON THE P-P-PUFF – 1981

Big,  soft, sexy, all-over volume injected with a healthy dose of fresh … air.  By Avram, Art Director, Vidal Sassoon, 1981.

First, a superb precision cut and healthy hair, said Avram, who took precision cutting a step further, with the formality gone and  hair freed of its solid form, with no hard edges. This was a new silhouette at the time and worked well with long curly hair.  More cut/styling info on HairThen, Vidal Sassoon, P-U-F-F on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair: Avram Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1981 … Makeup: Mariella Smith-Masters, Beauty Bookings …  Bustier: Perry Ellis … Model: Meggan… Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre … Produced by Helen Oppenheim

 

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The P-P-Puff – Vidal Sassoon 1981

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The P-P-Puff - Vidal Sassoon 1981

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Vidal Sassoon’s P-P-Puff, 1981.  With a Chinese theme!  We have taken our superb precision cutitng a step further, said Graham Wren in 1981.

The big new silhouette from Vidal Sassoon Salons USA in 1981 was injected with a healthy dose
of fresh…air.  Very new then, a very different and high fashion direction for Vidal Sassoon.

The look was voluminous, the effect airy, fresh, very natural, casual, with carefully cut-up hair p-p-puffing…flicking and flirting around the silhouette, framing the face, in soft, flattering ways. It was big. And soft. And sexy.

“In the same way the fashion innovators are offering a variety of lengths and moods, said Avram, Vidal Sassoon’s articulate Art Director in 1981, “we are shattering the myth that only short haircuts can
offer form, gesture and volume.  Many of our newest looks are refreshingly long. We are going to all lengths to show that soft, voluminous hair is the perfect balance, the perfect accessory to fashion this
season.” For more P-P-Puffs, long and short, go to HairThen, Vidal Sassoon, The P-P-Puff on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1981
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Dress: Ellen Gleason
Jewelry: Margaret Bailey, Vidal Sassoon
Model: Danielle
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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