Michael Gordon’s Boy Look – 1984

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Michael Gordon's Boy Look – 1984

Photo: © Helene Joseph

This Boy Look was softened, feminized, with newsy short bangs, chopped up. “There must be softness with short hair,” said Michael Gordon, then owner/founder of Bumble and bumble.  He felt “this chewed up bang action, evocative of Audrey Hepburn, was provocative in an Eighties boy-girl way.” A special formula intensifier was added to the hair to add polish and gloss – just like a black cat’s glossy coat! For more from this collection, which has stood the test of time, click HERE 

Hair: Michael Gordon, Bumble and bumble … Model: Lovey … Photo: © Helene Joseph


Boudoir Hair, A Curly Gamine – 1987

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Boudoir Hair, A Curly Gamine - 1987

Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas

Another romantic feeling from La Coupe New York – in 1987.  A gamine short soft look for those with curly hair.  And it could be worn today.  From the Boudoir Hair Collection.

La Coupe introduced The New Curl and Kim Lepine, International Design Director, predicted:  “The New Direction is small heads, closer to the head, with soft “V” backs.”    For much more (close-up, sideview, backview and tutorials) go to HairThen, 80s Hair, Boudoir Hair on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair:  Kim Lepine, La Coupe, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella … Makeup: Nadiya Nottingham …  Model Lori Hope/Kay …  Fashion Styling: Aleta Wolf-Gentile … Graphics: Guion Beecher … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

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Musical Hair, Painted Gamine – 1992

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Musical Hair - Painted Gamine

Photo: Neal Fenkell Harris

La Coupe’s 1992 Musical Hair Collection included this gamine with selected chunks painted on, like an abstract painter, to accent movements  –  tips painted in reds, yellows, amber, umber. For more gamines and detailed how-to’s, full credits, go to HairThen, La Coupe, 90s.  New album, just up.

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, NY …HairColor: Rita Starnella, La Coupe, NY …Makeup: Ciana … Fashion Styling: Joy Land … Model: Max/Lure .. Photo: Neal Fenkell Harris …Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim