Reverse Braids, Badgley Mishcka – Fall 2013

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Reverse Braids, Badgley Mischka - Fall 2013

Pboto: Helen Oppenheim

Reverse braids at the back of Peter Gray’s Hitchcock Lady hair for the Badgley Mischka red-carpet Fall 2013 fashions during NY Fashion Week were “fun, young, accessible, doable, also they can last two or three days!” said Gray.  Inspired by Kim Novak in the thriller, Vertigo, and Tippi Hendren in “The Birds.”   For more Hitchcock Lady hair, how to do it on long and short hair and fab fashions, go to NY Fashion Week, Fall 20913 on

Hair: Peter Gray using Moroccanoil … Fashions: Badgley Mischka … Photo: Helen Oppenheim


On A Roll, Carolina Herrera – Fall 2013

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 1 comment

On A Roll, Carolina Herrera - Fall 2013

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

For Carolina Herrars’s Fall 2013 NY Fashion Week show, Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon, designed sleek mid-parted styles – elegant hair rolls  designed close to the head, tightly coiled, wider at the front.

The modern, graphic 40s-inpsired styles went with the many high necks in the fabulous show.  The fashions were for today’s dressed-up woman with fur details on the sleeves, waists, necks, dresses, everywhere – all worn with flirty skirt movements and red lips by Diane Kendal for Mac.   For more, go to NY Fashion Week, Fall 2013 on

Hair: Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon, using Moroccanoil … Makeup: Diane Kendal, Mac Cosmetics … Model:  Daphne Groeneveld  … Photo: Helen Oppenheim


Photographing Fashion Week Backstage – 2013

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photographing Fashion Week Backstage - 2013

Captured by Janet Pytowski photographing backstage at Mara Hoffman during Mercedes-Benz NY Fall Fashion Week 2013.  This was just before my camera started playing games with me.  Fortunately, I got a few shots in before.  You can see them – and photos from the other shows I managed to stay backstage long enough to get the photos I needed –  when I post my Fall 2013 photos, later.  Have to wait until they are published.  Although I am thinking of a way to post earlier.  Stay tuned …

Just so’s you know, it is not easy to get in backstage to photo, I can’t always stay through First Looks or, better for more space, through the show backstage, and I try to only photo interesting hair, not ponytails, which so many designers offer, including some major ones. Also, I give a full page per show so, unless I think I can get the photos I need, I don’t cover the show.


Fall Fashion Week Sneak Peek – 2013

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Fall Coming Soon - 2013

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

Fall Fashion Week albums coming later.  This sneak peek from the Douglas Hannant show with a ’50s faux page by Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons, a glam ’50s face with a double liner at the ends of the eyes and the perhaps best lips of the week by Jason Hoffman for Nars. Watch the Fashion Week menu on for a unique look at hair and makeup, some with how-tos.

However, I must admit, sorry guys, but very few hairdressers did anything new and exciting in New York.  We have to wonder why so much so ordinary, and why the press accept so many ponytails and everyday hair as trendy newsworthy hair – again.