Harry King, WorldGreat – 1976

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Harry King, WorldGreat - 1976

Photo: Norman Parkinson

Harry King described this 1976 hair cut on Yolande Gilot for GQ Magazine as “a revolutionary haircut.”

“I cut Yolande’s hair off, many different lengths.  No one had ever cut hair this way before,” he said. “It wasn’t cut in the conventional way, apart from taking sections from the back and working forward.  Within my sections, I cut into the hair, not the ends, cutting in all directions and lengths.” This short, flattering haircut is very  modern and wearable  today, even though it was done in the seventies. For more Harry King, go to WorldGreats 

Hair: Harry King … Stylist: Julie Britt … Editor: Meredith Ethrington Smith … Photographer © Norman Parkinson

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Vidal Sassoon Gold Lamé RagSet – 1981

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 6 comments

Vidal Sassoon Gold Lamé RagSet - 1981

Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre

Hair History.  This is the short version of Vidal Sassoon’s P-P-Puff, by Graham Wren in 1981.  The silhouette was injected with a healthy dose of fresh … air.  The natural-looking, casual silhouette was very new at the time, not just for Vidal Sassoon but for the world.  One could go from rags to riches to get this look if the hair was not naturally curly.   Our model, Kay Romero, wife of the then-President of Vidal Sassoon Salons, USA, Fernando Romero, had her hair set in gold lamé rags, which looked more glam than rollers, and she could have gone out on the town wearing them as her hair set!  The gold lamé rags made a Peluquerias Magazine Cover and captured a lot of press all over the world at the time!    For more, longer versions and how-to’s, CLICK HERE

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1981 …Makeup: Mariella Smith-Masters … Dress: Ellen Gleason … Earrings: Ken Begun … Model: Kay Romero … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre
Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Vidal Sassoon Soft Cubism Hair – 1979

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Vidal Sassoon Soft Cubism Hair - 1979

Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre

Hair History.  Vidal Sassoon’s Soft Cubism-inspired haircut by Graham Wren had no hard edges, all corners and points were rounded and soft.  The looks were inspired by the graphics of cubism, constructivism, modernism, futurism – and the circle, the square, the triangle. All versions here are on the same model, the lovely Susie Kozak.   For more Vidal Sassoon Soft Cubism hair for day and night, CLICK HERE

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1979 … Graphics: Avram … Makeup: Ted Nadal … Model: Susie Kozak … Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre

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The Quiff Hair History – 1972-2011

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

The Quiff Hair History - 1972-2011

Photos:Karl Stoecker,Lorraine Sylvestre/Serge Beauchemin,Helen Oppenheim

Hair History. You can be inspired by the past. Without even knowing it.  The Vidal Sassoon connection to the quiff from 1972-2011 in all four hairstyles here is interesting. I art directed and produced two of these photos (top right/bottom left) and didn’t realize the connection until recently.  It all started in 1972 with Christopher Brooker at Vidal Sassoon London in the UK (top left).  Charles Booth of La Coupe, trained by Vidal Sassoon in the UK and, at 19 years old, came to New York as one of the young stylists for Sassoon’s first Salon, on Madison Avenue.   In 1974, he created the hair in the photo (bottom right) for his La Coupe Salons.  In 1979 , Graham Wren of Vidal Sassoon in New York created a softer Sassoon  version in the photo  top right.   Edward Tricomi, was Pipino-Buccheri, who were trained by Vidal Sassoon, created his abstract version on a wig at a New York Fashion Week Show in 2011 (bottom right.)  I think all created their looks not connecting the dots.  More archived on Facebook’s Old School Sassoon and more versions on my website
Top Left The Quiff 1972: Christopher Brooker, Vidal Sassoon UK … Model: Lauraine Scrigmaglia
Photo: Karl Stoecker

Bottom Left Art Deco 1974:  Charles Booth, La Coupe, Montreal/NY, 1974  … Model: Danielle
Photo: Serge Beauchemin
Top Right Soft Cubism 1979: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, US … Model: Suzie Kozak
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Bottom Right Abstract 2011: Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi, NY, 2011 … Model: Unknown
Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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’70s Hair Flicks Flicking by Raphael – 1971

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

'70s Hair Flicks Flicking by Raphael – 1971

Photo: Klaus Lucka

Know your hair history.  From the 1971 Femme Fatale Collection these flicks flicked softly and romantically, curled at the front of a bob. Hair by Raphael Santarossa, former partner of Raphael & Leonard in London, who married a Canadian and moved to Montreal, where this look was photographed. “A woman should be a woman, and I want to make her more woman, I love women and know to make them more so,” Raphael, perhaps the sexiest hairdresser ever, said at the time. Versions of these famous flicks made it internationally, it was such a flattering look, so new-looking then, easy to do, with the front left longer at the crown. And anyone could wear this look today – it has stood the test of time. To see more, CLICK HERE

Hair: Raphael Santarossa, 1971 … Makeup: Jacques LaFleur … Model: Donna Clarke
Photo: Klaus Lucka

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Gwyneth and Brad With the Same Hairstyle – 1997

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

 Gwyneth and Brad With the Same Hairstyle – 1997

Photo: Wenn/Sidewalk

Here’s a photo which could be a collector’s item and is part of hair history from way back when Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt were a hot ticket item. The style was new at the time, but looks today, right now.  Even more fabulous, they wore the same look to the New York Premiere of Brad Pitt’s movie “The Devil’s Own” at Cinema One on Third Avenue in 1997.

Gwyneth’s hair was cut and designed by the legendary John Sahag, Brad’s by Deedra Norris of the John Sahag Workshop, who also styled both superheads for this premiere. How did Deedra get to cut Brad Pitt’s hair? You”ll have to check the album on the website featuring movie stars and premieres, with anecdotes under many photos, to find out how a dream can come true.  click here then scroll along under the photos:

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop and Deedra Norris, John Sahag Workshop …  Photo: Wenn/Sidewalk

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HelensBlog Revisited/ July 15-Aug 31, 2013

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

HelensBlog Revisited/ July 15-Aug 31, 2013

Full Credits on Website. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Collage with photos on Helen’s Blog Revisted, from July 15 to August  31, 2013.  One of the earliest of the almost 40 blogs archived on this website which has over 4,000 photos  to inspire you from yesterday for today and tomorrow.  There’s Hair Then by La Coupe, John Sahag, Vidal Sassoon, New York Fashion Week Photos, great work by WorldGreat Harry King, Face Art by makeup artist extraordinaire Linda Mason, Icon Helmut Newton, kilts by Atelier Douglas Ferguson, fab hats by Ellen Christine Couture, Vidcat’s Retro Videos, Edward Tricomi’s press release photos for Warren-Tricomi’s  salon opening on 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue in NYC, Angelo Seminara’s Wonderland hair color on a bob, and more. To see all of Helen’s Blogs, CLICK HERE

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Photos On Helen’s Blog June 9-July 12 – 2017

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in All Photos on Blog | 0 comments

Photos On Helen's Blog June 9-July 12 – 2017

Full Credits On Website. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Collage of photos and ideas on Helen’s Blog from June 9 to July 13, 2017. Hair history is here.  Inspiration for hair, fashion and more from yesterday for today and tomorrow. There are photos from New York Fashion Week for Fall 2017, Redken’s Guido at Milan Fashion Week Fall 2017, NAHA 2017, Peter Gray, John Sahag, Edward Tricomi + Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow. Full credits, how-to’s, more info on the website. To see Helen’s latest blogs, CLICK HERE

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