Big Hair Accessorized with Fashion Savvy – 90s

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Big Hair Accessorized with Fashion Savvy –  90s

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

I took these photos in the early ’90s, backstage during a Susanne Bartsch spectacular at the Manhattan Center. Bartsch, Queen of the Night then and now, attracted top talents to this amazing event – like Orlando Piita, Oribe, Danilo and more.   I am not sure who the gorgeous model is, who did the awesome big hair accessorized with fashion savvy but they are all great, aren’t they? I think, fashions were by Todd Oldham.

Hair, Makeup, Model: Unknown … Photos: © Helen Oppenheim


Waving Beauties – 1974

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Waving Hair Accessories - 1974

Photos: Serge Beauchemin’s Assistant

Do you know your hair history?  Looking at all the hair on the BBC’s Downton Abbey wave love fest on PBS every Sunday, I thought these 1974 waves by La Coupe inspired by the movie “Chinatown” maybe of interest. In the days before waving with an iron, waves took a long time to dry and I had this brainwave that one could even go out on the town wearing the decorated wave clamps I had designed – made of feathers, glitter, pearls, whatever.  Decades later, I saw decorated wave clamps being sold as hair accessories! For more great waves, click here  also see how WWD  picked up the trend!

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, Montreal … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Models left: Bonnie Bernier, right: Beverly Abazar …  Photos: Serge Beauchemin’s Assistant … Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim


19 HighHair 1980

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in HighHair | 0 comments

Vidal Sassoon HighHair 1980

Photo: Lorriaine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980 –  Brenda
Grecian Bandeau
Sassooning for Evening

The perfect hair accessory for black or any HighHair is a Grecian Bandeau
wrapped around the head at the hairline.

This Grecian Bandeau is made of opalescent cellophane sprayed on plastic.
The 2 ends stand free form from the head, like a scarf in motion.  (Avram
who made the bandeau (and the flowers) gave detailed
instructions how to make the bandeau and if anyone is interested, I can post them.)

Hair: Damien Miano, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Opalescent Jewelry/Flowers: Avram
Model: Brenda Bailey
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim