11 HighHair 1980

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HighHair 1980

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980 –  Brenda
Grecian Bandeau
Sassooning for Evening

The perfect hair accessory for black or any HighHair is a Grecian Bandeau
wrapped around the head at the hairline.

This Grecian Bandeau is made of opalescent cellophane sprayed on plastic.
The 2 ends stand free form from the head, like a scarf in motion.  (Avram
who made the bandeau (and the flowers) gave detailed
instructions how to make the bandeau and if anyone is interested, I can post them.)

See this in color, Photo 19 in this album.

Hair: Damien Miano, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Opalescent Jewelry: Avram
Model: Brenda Bailey
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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12 HighHair 1980

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HighHair 1980 - Illusion

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980
Illusion
Sassooning for Evening

Sassooning for Evening was a totally new direction for Vidal Sassoon since
it involved styling and hair accessories and more than just a cut.
Sassoon always specialized in haircuts, mostly geometric ones, that they didn’t style
because the style is cut into the cut.

Without Avram, Sassooning for Evening would not have been the Hair Art Collection
it was.  He had a degree in Fine Arts from Boston University and used it to
make all the wonders you see in Sassooning for Evening, for both HighHair and
Soft Cubism. 

In this photo, the illusion of HighHair, the height of style, was achieved by
pulling one’s own hair through the center of a matching false hair-covered
ornament placed high on top of the head, pinned to secure.

Avram who made the ornament as well as the cloud cube for the surreal/cloud
theme of the collection, gave detailed instructions how to do all this.
If interested, I can post his instructions
which included cutting a triangle from a plastic sheet with a jeweler’s saw.

Hair: Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
HairCare: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Dress: Patrick Wise
Clouds: Ansell Adams
Art: Avram
Model: Oksana Dykyj
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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14 HighHair 1980

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HighHair 1980

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980
Hair Half Up/Half Down
Sassooning for Evening

Love this.  The hair and the photo.

For romantic, dreamy nights out, Graham Wren of Vidal Sassoon, NY presented two versions of HighHair, half up and half down.

There is no teasing.  A rat or soft, lightweight wire form is molded into triangular shape 3″ at the highest point, and pinned inside the hair to give that height.  Rats can be bought from five and dime stores, department or beauty supply stores, or they can be made.

Here’s how to do your own versions:
Left: Part hair ear to ear. Side part front hair.  Comb back hair pageboy ends.  Leaving out 1″ of hair all around the wave rest for a cloud-like effect by reversing curling iron for each wave.
(Today, this could also be done with a crimping machine.)
Pin in form. place waved hair back and up, like a French pleat, secure with pins.  Now, wave and pull back the 1″ of front hair lay over the twists on both sides. Tuck ends in with a tail comb.

Right: Part hair ear to ear.  Side part front hair.  Pin from heavier side. Place and fold hair over form and French Twist hair back.

See Photo 18 in this album for a color version of the crimped look.

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
Hair Color: Edward Moore’s Opal-Lites
HairCare: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Dress: Patrick Wise
Model: Danielle, Filor Agency
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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15 HighHair 1980

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HighHair 1980 - Up

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980
Crimp Updo
Sassooning for Evening 

For dreamy nights out, this cloud-like HighHair vision by Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY
was pure romance.

There is no teasing  A rat or soft, lightweight form is pinned inside the crimped hair
on the heavier side to give that flattering, pretty height.

For color photos of this look, see photos 16 and 17 in this Album.

Hair:

Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
HairCare: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Magritte-Inspired Candles/Art: Avram
Plexishelves: Plexability
Model: Danielle, Filor Agency
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

Anecdote:  I saw Sassooning for Evening as a new night lifestyle for
The Eighties.  Hair Art, the Sassoon way – simple, versatile, pretty, functional, fashionable
but it wasn’t meant to be …

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10 Soft Cubism 1979 – Evening

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10 Soft Cubism 1979 - Evening

Soft Cubism, Sassooning for Evening, by Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979

SOFT CUBISM
Kimberli
Sassooning for Evening 

Sassooning for Evening, with original hair accessories inspired by the graphics of cubism,
by Avram, Vidal Sassoon, New York, 1979.

A snake charmer of black plexi waves diagonally through the hair. A veil tilts over one eye,
at a rakish angle, asymmetrically.  Rhinestones add glimmer and glitter.

Silky, super-shine hair is glamour, rolled-under and forward to frame and flatter the face.
New asymmetric rolled-under fringe slants up and on the forehead ending in a
futuristic feather effect.

Hair:            Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979
Hair Care:   Vidal Sassoon 3-Step Hair Care Regimen – cleanse, moisturize, seal & protect
Makeup:     Ted Nadel
Dress:        Sylvana Malta for Lux International
Model:       Kimberli of Elite/John Casablancas
Photo:        Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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11 Soft Cubism 1979 – Evening

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11  Soft Cubism  1979 - Evening

Soft Cubism, Sassooning for Evening, Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979

SOFT CUBISM
Kimberli
Sassooning for Evening 

Sassooning for Evening, with original hair accessories inspired by the graphics of cubism,
by Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979.

Here, 2 Lumilar triangles – 1 positive, 1 negative – both refracting light into exciting rays
and colors zoom through hair sleekly knotted asymmetrically on top.

Hair and Lumilar hair accessories, in many shapes and shades, were created by Avram, who
liked Lumilar “because it refracted the light, like a prism, and the effect could be…wonderful.”

Hair:         Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979
Makeup:   Ted Nadel
Jacket:     Kansai Yamamoto, Diane B.
Model:      Kimberli, of Elite/John Casablancas
Photo:       Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

Anecdote:  The Soft Cubism campaign was very successful with the press. We made 98
newspapers, some full pages, major magazines, tv, radio, practically every
hair magazine in the world, often full pages per photo, with 23 pages in one
Japanese magazine.

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