Angel Curls WithTender Tendrils – 1988

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Angel Curls WithTender Tendrils  – 1988

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

What could be more romantic than these angel curls dressed divinely with tender tendrils framing the face. This is Kim Lepine at her best for La Coupe, in 1988.

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe New York/Montreal … Makeup: Nadiya Nottingham … Fashion Stylist: Arianne Phillips/Creative Workforce … Silk Scarves: Kazuko Oshima … Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas.    Produced by Helen Oppenheim for her article in The Gazette Magazine, Montreal



Ragtails, Shaved Sides Street Look – 80s

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 3 comments

Ragtails, Shaved Side Street Look with Extensions - 80s

Photo: Mike Owen

Know your hair history?  This is Ragtails, a shaved-side street look with extensions by Simon Forbes, Antenna London, who had the clients to wear this look way back then  in the 80s, before anyone else.  But now Is another matter.  Closely shaved  sides are all over the place, for both sexes.  Lupita Nyong’o, Brad Pitt, many more …

Antenna Salon, now no longer, was the first to cater to the people Simon Forbes mixed with on the London club scene, and had its roots in punk.

Forbes first became world- famous for Boy George’s colorful hair extensions. The  Monofibre extensions  by Dome were later worn by Cher, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Annie Lennox, Carly Simon, Tracey Ullman, Sarah Brightman of Phantom fame, Marilyn. For more on WorldGreat Simon Forbes, click here:

Hair: Simon Forbes, Antenna, London … Photo: Mike Owen


“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.