Amazon To Open A Beauty Salon – 2021

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Amazon To Open A Beauty Salon - 2021

Amazon Collage by

The hair world is buzzing. Amazon is opening a beauty salon in London. Surely, it will be the first of many. And it’s possible the hair world may be in for a big jolt, and change. If Amazon gets it right, as few not in the biz do.    Salons are, after all, well, um, quirky, the staff and how they operate is unlike in any other business, and conventional business people have to adapt or else … But, then, Jeff Bezos is not exactly conventional The two story tech savvy for now experimental salon will be open 7 days a week, with pads at every station to order whatever from  It will feature augmented reality technology so customers will be able to experiment with virtual hair colors, check out the latest industry products, cutting edge technology and whatever else Amazon will innovate.  The two story building is in Spitalfields in London’s East End, styling services will be provided by Elena Lavagni, who owns the Neville Hair and Beauty Salon in London.   I am a big Amazon fan and wish them all the best.


Sahag Short Hair Sparkling Texture – 1995

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Sahag Short Hair Sparkling Texture - 1995

Photo: Michael Thompson

“I felt this beauty shot needed clean, sparkling texture, so I played with gels,” said the legendary John Sahag of this short playful look which was published in the 1995 coffee table book by Amy Fine Collins, who featured the most world-famous editorial hairstylists of the day in this gorgeous book with 150 inspirational hair by the tops of the tops, now available on Amazon for a song (great Christmas gift) – CLICK HERE.  To see more of the Sahag “Amazing Shapes” from this book archived on this website, CLICK HERE

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop … Model: Jenny Brunt … Photo: Michael Thompson for German Vogue.


Sex & Fashion Photographers – 2017

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Sex & Fashion Photographers - 2017

Cover Inspired by David Bailey, Veruschka, Blow-Up

Harvey Weinstein, the former studio executive and mogul now seeking treatment for alleged assault and sexual harassment addiction, has opened the floodgates on the subject, and the Me Too movement has finally taken off. The latest scandal involves fashion photographer Terry Richardson, recently banned again from Condé Nast and top magazines, even more than he was a few years ago. when his problems first came to light. It is worth reading the New York Times article in the Style Section today “A Scapegoat for The Fashion Industry?” by Vanessa Friedman and Elizabeth Paton on the subject of Richardson CLICK HERE and then an absolute must-read and an eye-opener is a book by Michael Gross – “Focus: The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion” which spotlights Richardson and other top fashion photographers like Bill King, Bert Stern of Marilyn Monroe fame, and other very famous names – some will shock you, all will fascinate. The rollicking book is for all interested in fashion and can be found on Amazon, CLICK HERE


Model: Ugly Business of Beautiful Women – 2017

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Model: Ugly Business of Beautiful Women – 2017

Cover of Model Book

The book “Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women” by investigative journalist Michael Gross is an eye-opener to all in the fashion business and those who want to be. The book “tears down modeling’s carefully constructed façade of glamour to reveal the untold truths of an ugly trade.” Stories on supermodels of the past like Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Suzy Parker, Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, make for good reading, and learning what to avoid in the now for those who want to become models or  represent them.   It’s all there from sex and drugs to their agents, like Eileen Ford and John Casablancas, the rich powerful men, the gorgeous young girls, the huge sums of money ruling all their lives. This 2011 book is the scary, fascinating and “definitive story of the International modeling business.” The book is on Amazon – CLICK HERE