Gentle Curls, French Braiding – 2014

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Gentle Curls, French Braiding – 2014

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Seven Argentine fashion designers took to the runway with one show during the Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week. For the Viviana Uchitel fashions, Diego Impagliazza of Buenos Aires designed this lovely long look with gentle curls and French braids at the sides, the ends of which met at the back. For more, how-to’s click: 

Hair: Diego Impagliazza, Buenos Aires for TREsemmé … Makeup: Janelle Geason, Aveda … Model: Veronica Zappolo/New York Models … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim


First French-Braiding in Modern Era – 1976

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

First French Braiding in Modern Era - 1976

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Do you know your hair history?  The first French braiding of the modern era was created by Antonio da Costa Rocha of La Coupe in Montreal, in 1976.

The idea was instantly copied and popular all over the world. French Braiding became an ongoing classic from this time on.  Here is the half-up, half-down version. For more and info, click HairThen, La Coupe, 70s on

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, Montreal … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado, Montreal … Model: Michele Scarabelli … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre … Fashion Styling//Produced by Helen Oppenheim