Art Deco Eton Crop Flirty Kiss Curls – 1974

Posted by on Apr 25, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Art Deco Eton Crop Flirty Kiss Curls – 1974

Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre

These two photos are now hair history, from the famous La Coupe’s Art Deco Collection.  With hair by Kim Lepine, they feature an Eton Crop, a flirty kiss curl, a forehead bandeau a la 20s and, with the other inspirational Art Deco photos in the Collection, put La Coupe on the world map.  The model was Bijette who just friended me on Facebook. In 2022.  Considering I haven’t seen her since 1974, this is pretty amazing.  Here, Bijette these photos are for you.   To see more of the iconic Art Deco Collection, CLICK HERE

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, Montreal/New York, 1974 … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Deco Dress: Anne Klein … Long Black Kid Gloves: Iona Monohan Collection … Model: Bijette … Deco Mirror Art: Erik Neil Weiss for La Coupe … Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre. … Concept/Fashion Styling/Produced by Helen Oppenheim


Wide Crimped Hair Flat On Top – 1975

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Wide Crimped Hair Flat On Top - 1975

Photo: Serge Beauchemin

I use this photo as the cover for my Twitter – @HelenOppenheim – which is also for my Instagram.  I’m also on Pinterest.   I’m not on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest often enough but I am there.  Also here are my albums on Modern Salon.  If you Follow and Like all my pages, – if you Re-Tweet, Comment, Share, maybe I will visit all more often! Note, I can  be found most days on my Facebook Biz Buzz  – from where you can Share most photos on this blog. (Comments are appreciated on my blog and under photos on my website too.)  This wide crimped flat on top hairstyle from La Coupe’s iconic 1975 “Sleeper” Collection is one of my favorites.  It was the first time the crimper was used in the modern era, a 50 year old antique crimping machine then-hairstylist Elmer Olsen found in his Grandmother’s attic. Hair History.  Really.  For more and more versions on this iconic look, click HERE

Hair: Elmer Olsen, La Coupe, Montreal 1975 … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado …  Model: Rudi Maciukas … Photo: Serge Beauchemin.  Produced by Helen Oppenheim.


FKA Twigs/Forehead Hair Action– 2012-14

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

FKA Twigs/Forehead Hair Action– 20012-2014

FKA Twigs Collage by

I love, love, love all the forehead action and kiss curls on FKA Twigs (née Tahliah Barnett) who is an English multi-talented musical phenom – a singer-songwriter, dancer, producer, director and star performer (with band) of music albums and videos.

Born of a Spanish Mother and a Jamaican Father,Twigs is about to start a World Tour in England on October 2, ending in Florida on December 3, 2014. Check her Facebook page ( for a full listing of her Concerts in countries, towns and cities, which include Paris and all over Europe, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and more. You can also download her music on her Facebook page and/or see it on her YouTube Channel. The music has been described as “ethereal, twisted R&B” (The Guardian UK) and her first full Album LPI got her half a page in The New York Times, where I fell in love with her hair, which rocks and pops with some Frida Kahlo influences, and plenty to inspire the hair world. I don’t know who did her hair, have asked around, not found out yet, will post if/when I find out. Along with any credits for the photos, which include:

Matthew Stone for I.D, Magazine (Top Left) … Dominick Sheldon for The New York Times( Bottom Right) … Dazed and Confused (Bottom Left + Center)… (Top Center)



Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments



Tut, tut.  There are respected names in the hair world who are posting other’s peoples’ photos on their Facebook pages –with no credits at all.

Why?  To feed their pages with new photos every day.  I am losing respect for these so-called  respected hair talents.  They know how much everyone puts into a photo shoot – and should know better.

Those who Share these uncredited photos on their Facebook pages are making the situation worse …  and far too many are doing this, not caring a hoot about credits. They  don’t know any better because most haven’t produced their own photo sessions, but those who have know people usually put their heart and soul into these photo shoots, and spend a lot of money on them, or people do them for nothing or nothing much.  Whichever, they deserve to be credited.  Where is integrity?  Gone out of the window …