Golden Globes Hair Disappoints – 2019

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Golden Globes Hair Disappoints - 2019

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The hair at the Golden Globes for 2019, as with all award shows these days, disappointed. Really there was nothing inspirational, innovative, or even interesting.  And far too many ponytails.  Far too many.  Where has the glamour gone? So many opportunities missed.  No one wants to take a chance.  No one seems to care.  Sad.  Loved the decoration on Ben Wishshaw’s jacket … and the Darren Criss Dior jacket next to it.   Lady Gaga’s powder blue hair color by Frederic Aspiras looked good with her sensational Valentino Couture dress but the convoluted concoction of a style was just another disappointment.  Charlize Theron always looks beautiful, even with her slick backed hair  … Lucy Boynton’s messy bob was just a little too thatchy messy … Rachel Weiz’s white ruffled dress was romantic … Ryan Seacrest wore a burgundy velvet jacket … Danai Gurira hair looked good (bottom left)  …  Lupita Nyong-o’s bright blue eye makeup by Nick Barose was a stand out … Janelle Monae  made it happen on top with her  gold leather hat and braided buns.   Hoping for more at the Oscars, but not holding my breath …

Photos:  Ben Wishshaw top left photo IMb
Gaga’s dress bottom right photo: Jordan Strauss, Washington Post/Invision
All the rest by Helen Oppenheim from E-TV and NBC-TV with thanks.

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Lady Gaga Dazzles @ Oscars – 2016

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Lady Gaga Dazzles @ Oscars – 2016

Photo: © Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Lady Gaga dazzled them at the 88th Academy Award ceremony. There was sheer amazement seeing so many abuse survivors coming forth into the spotlight on stage after she sang “Til It Happens to You” from the movie The Hunting Ground, the song she wrote with Diane Warren which was nominated for an Oscar at the 2016 spectacular event.   The audience was touched, in tears, and her performance, introduced by Vice-President Joe Biden no less, was one of those special Oscar highlight moments.

Her hair, shown here on the red carpet, was blonde, waved, glam, created by stylist Frederic Aspiras for Pai Shau, using a cocktail of products of which you will hear more. Remember the name: Pai Shau. Her makeup by Sarah Tanno included Phyto-Ombre Mango eye shadow blended with copper, toffee, brown and burgundy,  in the crease, warm tones which worked well with the white sculptured top, jumpsuit and skirt by designer Brandon Maxwell. Her Lorraine Schwartz earrings are said to be worth a whopping $8 miillion!!  Dazzling in every way, Lady Gaga …

Hair: Frederic Aspiras using Pai Shau … Products: Paul Shau Royal Abundance Mousse, Style Soufflé, Hiphasic Infusion, Imperial Hold Hairspray … Makeup: Sarah Tanno using Phyto-Ombre … Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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