Nicole Kidman’s Undoing Hair Inspo – 2020

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Nicole Kidman's Undoing Hair Inspo- 2020

Photos: Google … Collage by

Nicole Kidman, her long curly fiery red hair in The Undoing has taken over social media. The 6 part mini-series thriller now airing on HBO (with repeats and streaming)  was shot in New York City in 2019, pre-Covid, and is worth watching. But it is the Kidman hair which is causing the waves. Some say the hair is the star of the series!  It is waving beautiful, the kind of hair everyone will want and is definitely a trend-setter.  We know Kidman’s hair is naturally curly, although worn straightened for years, but Is it a wig? Or hair extensions?  Then there is a still-attractive Hugh Grant as we haven’t seen him before, a great Donald Sutherland, and the coats. Ah the coats. They look wonderful as the 5’11”  Kidman walks the Upper East Side NYC streets, and they have a life of their own. There is the maroon velvet coat ($148 on and the Grace Sachs Undoing Green Coat ($169-$199 on Click, Click –  Take a look at the Official HBO Trailer to get excited about the series and the hair!

Nicole Kidman Hair: Kay Georgiou … Nicole Kidman Makeup: Kyra Panchenko
Photo Credits: Top L-R: … Pinterest … … … Bottom L-R: … startsat1 …


Rare Photo, Avedon, Sahag, Brooke – 1988

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Rare Photo, Avedon, Sahag, Brooke - 1988

Photo: © Richard Avedon

Rare Richard Avedon photo of Brooke Shields with curly hair, by John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, 1988. No idea if this an Avedon collage or if someone unknown did it with three photos. I have a feeling it is a collage by Avedon, but I am not sure. For more of the lovely Brooke Shields, clck HERE

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, 1988 … Model: Brooke Shields … Photo: © Richard Avedon


Hair History, Wide Crimped Style – 1975

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

 Hair History,  Wide Crimped Style- 1975

Photo: © Serge Beauchemin

I am using this as my cover photo on Twitter and Google+. I am not very good at either! Don’t do them enough. Any encouragement if you Follow me on either or both would be good. Hope to see you here: Or there:

Do you know your hair history? This photo features the first crimped hair of the modern era, literally created with a 50 year old crimping machine from the 20s – in 1975. It is a photo I love, from the iconic La Coupe Sleeper Collection. For more of this wider than wide look, and more crimped styles, click:

Hair: Elmer Olsen, La Coupe, Montreal … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Model: Rudy Maciukas … Photo: Serge Beachemin … Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim


Romantic Boudoir Hair – 1987

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

A romantic feeling from La Coupe, in 1987.  Hair for the boudoir.  Kim Lepine introduced The New Curl in the Boudoir Hair Collection – a tiny, angel-like curl. She said at the time that The New Direction was small heads, closer to the head, with softly rounded but a definite “V” back. ‘No more squared-off, cut-across or cut-up napes,”  advised Lepine the trend-setter whose backs of heads were always feminine and pretty, whether her hairstyles were short, medium, long, straight or curly. A trend in the late 80s, the look is still relevant today.   For more Boudoir Hair, more versions, how-to’s and details, click here

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


Boudoir Hair, A Curly Gamine – 1987

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Boudoir Hair, A Curly Gamine - 1987

Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas

Another romantic feeling from La Coupe New York – in 1987.  A gamine short soft look for those with curly hair.  And it could be worn today.  From the Boudoir Hair Collection.

La Coupe introduced The New Curl and Kim Lepine, International Design Director, predicted:  “The New Direction is small heads, closer to the head, with soft “V” backs.”    For much more (close-up, sideview, backview and tutorials) go to HairThen, 80s Hair, Boudoir Hair on

Hair:  Kim Lepine, La Coupe, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella … Makeup: Nadiya Nottingham …  Model Lori Hope/Kay …  Fashion Styling: Aleta Wolf-Gentile … Graphics: Guion Beecher … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Produced by Helen Oppenheim