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?

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Selfies My Haircut & After 11 Weeks – 2020

Posted by on Apr 18, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Selfies My Haircut & After 11 Weeks - 2020

Selfie Photos by Helen Oppenheim

Helen Oppenheim Selfies. Helen haircut January 29 on the left, and on April 17, 2020. Due to the virus,  I cut my own bangs, did my own blow dry and color on the 11 week haircut by the one and only Edward Tricomi, co-owner of the Warren-Tricomi Salons I am amazed my hair looks so good after all this time, but don’t think it suits me longer, especially since I lost 8 lbs the last few weeks!   But, thanks, Edward, miss you, can’t wait to sit your chair again …

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How To Do An Urban Twist Updo S/S – 2020

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

How To Do An Urban Twist Updo S/S - 2020

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Here’s how to do an Urban Twist Updo, “inspired by baroque shapes with an homage to the movie “Blade Runner” but modernized,” says Edward Tricomi, Warren Tricomi who created this and other versions for the Frederick Anderson Spring Summer 2020 Fashion Show held at Stride Arts.  For more how-to’s, the front view and more versions, CLICK HERE

Hair: Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons … Product: Warren-Tricomi Hair Spray (Easy and and Super Hold) … Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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NYFW Backstage Hair Moment – 2004

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

NYFW Backstage Hair Moment - 2004

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

A New York Fashion Week backstage hair moment.  Love this.  Polly Mellen, the famous former fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Creative Director at Allure, and Edward Tricomi co-owner Warren-Tricomi Salons having a hair moment which also affected the model at the Douglas Hannant NYFW 2004 show.  Are you sure, Mellen seems to be saying?  No one seems sure, except the hairdresser, who  ended up doing a great job, as always. This scene is a testament to confidence, patience, experience and a lot of caring and how it is not easy to do the hair for a fashion show at this level.  This is one of the few photos I have digitalized, so far, from the shows I photographed on film in the early 2000’s. I have a lot  of great photos only on film.
Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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My Top Nine 2018 Instagram Posts – 2019

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

My Top Nine 2018 Instagram Posts - 2019

Courtesy Top Nine

Here are my Top Nine 2018 Instagram Posts from 2018.  A lovely present today from the amazing brand strategist curator, Instagram influencer, Brigitte Segura (@brigitte_segura) Fashion Daily Magazine (@fashiondailymag) from #TopNine2018.   Brilliant.  You can see these posts on my Instagram @HelenOppenheim and on this website, with more details:

Top Row Left to Right:  Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen of Scots, Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth in the historical drama movie … The Big Tease by Orlando Pita for Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week Show.
Center Row Left to Right:  The Orbit, 1969, by Charles Booth, La Coupe …  Sexy Short bob by Sherri Jessee, Sherri’s Hair Salon … Idan Cohen’s Fall 2018 New York Fashion Week Bridal Fashion
Bottom Row Left to Right:  Peter Gray’s Bouffant Updo with Pearls for Ines Di Santo’s Fall 2018 New York Bridal Fashion Week Show  … Dramatic black wig by Edward Tricomi, Warren Tricomi, for the Douglas Hannant Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week Show …  Flowers on Park Avenue at 64th St.

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Long Lasting Hair Crimps – 2012-2016

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Long Lasting Hair Crimps – 2012-2016

Backstage @ New York Fashion Weeks. Collage by heleoppenheim.com

Crimps in the hair are long lasting. They last longer than curls and waves ironed or set in. Crimps are also fun stuff. Hairdressers love doing them. And they do so for many fashion shows, as seen here photographed backstage at New York Fashion Week Shows from 2012 – 2016. Why more mere mortals and celebs don’t  wear them much is something to think about.
Top Row Left to Right: Edward Tricomi  teasing and crimping for a high life at Douglas Hannant 2012 … Tricomi’s finished High Life with strategic crimps here and there … Crimped human hair extension by Sherri Jessee, Intercoiffure 2013 … Jessee’s finished half up/half down Wild West style which is micro-crimped with the extensions added.
Center Row: Jon Reyman crimps being  crimped at Naeem Kahn Fall 2016 … Peter Gray’s crimpings on a blonde at Badgley Mischka 2013, also Bottom Right Inset: Peter Gray’s finished Midsummer Night’s Dream crimp with flowers.
Bottom Left and Center: Jon Reyman crimps for Big and Beautiful at Naeem Kahn 2016.
To see albums with how-tos, finished looks, many versions, check albums on The Website Like No Other – helenoppenheim.com

Photos: Naeem Kahn by Jane Kratochvil … All Others by Helen Oppenheim

 

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Edward Tricomi High Life Crimps NYFW – 2012

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Edward Tricomi High Life Crimps NYFW – 2012

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Inspired by Western influences during Shanghai’s high-life of the 30s, this is stunning high life crimped updo by Edward Tricomi, co-owner Warren-Tricomi Salons. It was one of many inspirational crimped looks the salon’s talented staff created for the Douglas Hannant New York Fashion Week show for Spring/Summer 2012, which took place at the Plaza Hotel, where Warren-Tricomi has a salon. For more stunning styles from this show, CLICK HERE

Hair: Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

 

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Modern Abstract ’20s-Inspired Wigs -2011

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Modern Abstract '20s-Inspired Wigs -2011

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Dramatic black wig by Edward Tricomi with cut-in waves at Douglas Hannant’s Deco-inspired glamorous New York Fashion Week Show for Fall 2011. The Warren-Tricomi well-trained staff had a great time each cutting their own versions of the look and they all worked!  Accolades to  good salon education in the hands of Edward “Scissorhands” Tricomi, who is now offering Education Workshops at the Plaza Salon location.  For 27 photos from this show with a detailed visual how-to on preparing to wear a wig on long thick hair, CLICK HERE

Hair: Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons, NYC … Makeup: Romero Jennings for MAC Cosmetics … Model: Unknown … Backstage Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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