Will Salons Be Blow Drying When Open – 2020

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Will Salons Be Blow Drying When Open – 2020

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

A thought. Will salon stylists be blow drying while the Covid virus is still active? Will clients feel safe going to a salon where blow dryers are blowing all over the place, even at 6′ distances? Alternatives can be shorter haircuts, like the bob with the style cut in, here by Edward “Scissorhands” Tricomi –
cut dry backstage at the Rosa Cha Spring Summer 2008 New York Fashion Week Show. No blow dry needed on this lovely model, Barbara Berger.   Curly hair with the right cut can dry naturally and look good, like the original Sassoon Greek Goddess or the long natural look currently trendy. But let’s bear in mind, most people with straight or  barely curly hair need some volume here and there. Another alternative can be rollers, but remember how they usually make hair look old-fashioned. Other options are teasing, crimping, braids, wearing hair in an updo.   Or will the blow dry survive?


Bob Dressed With ’30s Belt Buckle – 1993

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

Bob Dressed With '30s Belt Buckle – 1993

Photo: © David Webber. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

A hair holiday idea – breathtakingly simple, so chic. An antique rhinestone belt buckle from the ’30s, which belonged to my Mother, decorates a simple bob. But could work with almost any hairstyle.   By Kim Lepine, created at La Coupe’s now famous Creative Evening in 1993, which ended at 2.30 am with some great hair inspiration, easy to do, easy to wear, La Coupe-style. The photos earned full pages in magazines all over the world.   For more holiday ideas from the evening, click here:

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, NY … Makeup: Barbara Sansone … Photo: David Webber. Produced by Helen Oppenheim



Edward Tricomi Cuts Hair Bergdorf’s Window – 2011

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Edward Tricomi aka Edward Scissorhands

Edward Tricomi aka Edward Scissorhands

Sixth in a series featuring the talent in action working on photos in the Archives.

This is Edward Tricomi, also known as Edward Scissorhands for his signature cutting technique, like no other.  He is in action here making magic as he cuts blue hair in 2011 during a very classy promotion, in the window of the very prestigious Bergdorf Goodman Department Store on Fifth Avenue. Now this is a good idea to help promote a salon!   For more Edward Tricomi of Warren-Tricomi Salons, visit WorldGreats, click here:

Photo by Edward Tricomi’s Assistant.


La Coupe’s Kim Lepine On Stage in Spain – 1978

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: Courtesy Peluquerias Magazine

Photo: Courtesy Peluquerias Magazine,  Spain

Fourth in a series featuring the talent in action working on the photos in the Archives.

Here is La Coupe’s Kim Lepine working on her wave cut, in 1978.  This was the first bob with layers and it featured cut-in waves.  She was on stage here at the Jornados Internacional in Barcelona in front of some 2,000  people in the audience. For the finished look, click here    More of her beautiful, wearable and original work can be seen in many of La Coupe’s albums from the ’70s to the ’90s on  the website.  Just click away.


Deconstructed Hair, Impressionist Face – 1983

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

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


Remembering John Sahag – HB News 2013

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Remembering John Sahag - HB News

Thank you HB Sunday News for featuring this John Sahag Collage and making it first, and bigger than any other Sunday News Photo ever, on the 8th anniversary of his leaving us.   The legendary John Sahag  can be seen in action here cutting long hair to short as only he could in 1995.  A soft bob.  No hard edges.  Harmonious.  For a technical how-to go to HairThen, John Sahag Press Photos, Playful on helenoppenheim.com    Great photos by David Webber.