Kim’s Kiss Curls – 1975

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Kim's Kiss Curls - 1975

Photo: Marc Daniels

Now that Kendall Jenner wore a kiss curl on her forehead for the Met Gala in 2019, maybe more hairdressers will kiss curl to make a simple chignon that little bit more exciting … Reposted.  Kiss Curls from 1975:    Kiss curls can make almost any classic hairstyle more stylish and flirty.  Anyone can make kiss curls themselves, according to Kim Leplne, but she admitted the unforgivable makes for a better kiss curl -cutting a few tiny hairs!   “They really look chic-er shorter and it is important to remember less is best,” advised Kim, who suggested bringing a few hairs forward on the forehead, on the cheek, wherever. Photo left was published in UK Vogue, March 1975. More Kiss curls and how to do them on HairThen, La Coupe, 70s, MishMash.

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, Montreal … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Model: Sylvie Desbois … Photo: Marc Daniels … Produced/Fashion Styling by Helen Oppenheim

(Sylvie Desbois, the model above,  is a friend on my Facebook.    Yes, we are still in touch from way back then. And she’s as lovely today as she was then.) 


“Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes” – 2014

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas, Lorraine Sylvestre, David Webber

Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas, Lorraine Sylvestre, David Webber

La Coupe photos from Hair Fashion Photo Archives on from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s have been selected by Harold Leighton for his article in the February 2014 issue of Atlantic Avenue Magazine.   He would like to inspire hairdressers to do hair like this at the Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes.  I’ll be blogging on Oscar hair on Sunday, March 2.   Hope it was more interesting than the blah styles at the Globes and at last year’s Oscars!  Stay tuned …

Top Left: Romantic angel look with tender tendrils and tiny pearls scattered here and there. 1988.
Hair: Kim Lepine,  Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas
Top Right: Ritz Wrapz, long hair wrapped with ritzy wired fabrics, 1979.
Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre
Bottom: Chignon twisted  low on nape, romantic wisps, one jeweled pin delicately placed. 1993.
Hair: Pegi Palagate, Photo: David Webber
For more details and credits on the hair here, go to HairThen, La Coupe on this website.

Download pdf of the article above.