Vivienne Mackinder’s Fairytale Bride – 2018

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

Vivienne Mackinder's Fairytale Bride – 2018

Photos: Lyndsey Misenar

Vivienne Mackinder’s Fairytale Bride, dramatic and romantic, is part of her Bridal Dream Collection created for all the themes today’s brides may want for their special day, both in reality and on social media. This bride has hair rising high with the help of a hair pad, teasing and spray, then it  was twisted and “push pulled” into coils, pinned into place, with the nape area draping in a soft beach curl. Photographed at the Vanderbilt Museum, with classy hair accessories, the Bridal Dreams include a Romantic Bride, a Boho Bride, a Trendy Bride.  To see more from this great collection, include many how-to’s, in a new album, CLICK HERE

Hair: Vivienne Mackinder … Products: Joico Power Whip Foam, Body and Beach Shakes, Power Spray … Hair Jewelry: Miss Ellie … Makeup: Jamie Hernandez … Fashion Consultant : Montgomery Frazier … Photos: Lyndsey Misenar


A Cascade Of Curls Coin Jewelry NYFW – 2011

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 A Cascade Of Curls Coin Jewelry NYFW – 2011

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

A beautiful cascade of curls, photographed backstage at the Badgley Mischka New York Fashion Week Show for Spring Summer 2011. The hair, by Peter Gray, was inspired “a bit by Jodie Foster in the 1976 movie “Taxi Driver” and was held back on one side with a gold coin – from a custom-designed hair jewelry collection. For more girls with curls from this lovely show, CLICK HERE

Hair: Peter Gray using Moroccanoil … Makeup: Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics …Photo Helen Oppenheim (Coins photo by David Webber)


Hair Jewelry Dream Dress NYFW – 2017

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Hair Jewelry Dream Dress NYFW - 2017

Runway Photo: Getty Images/Leann Marshall … Backstage Photo: Helen Oppenheim

For the lovely Leann Marshall Spring 2017 New York Fashion Week Show at The Gallery, Skylight Clarkson Square, Jon Reyman’s cool girl knotted bun was worn low on the nape, finished yet unfinished. Some models wore handmade hair jewelry, like this gorgeous delicate metal and beaded headband by Angela Lyon.  For more from this show, click HERE

Hair: Jon Reyman for Olivia Garden …  Tools:  Olivia Garden HeatPro Ceramic + Ion Thermal Styler 9 Row, Style-up Folding Combo Teasing Brush …  Product: Aveda Thickening Tonic … Hair Jewelry: Angela Lyon … Makeup: Janell Geason, Aveda … Photo: Helen Oppenheim


Downton Abbey, Bobbed Hair At Last! – 2015

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Downton Abbey, Bobbed Hair At Last! -  2015

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At last! A bobbed haircut has arrived at Downtown Abbey, shown on on PBS-TV last night. Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) went to her hairdresser, top left, and did it. Love all the wonderful waves but it is time for the ’20s to come roaring in and hair fashion to make its statement, along with all the beautiful hair jewelry and hats, some of which are shown here from the ITV hit series which started  in the Edwardian era with such amazing meticulously researched and inspirational fashions.  So, who is next? Lady Edith. Will she bob?  Or, more likely, it will be Lady Rose. Or will someone downstairs take the step? No spoilers please from the UK, who have seen the series. We in America are still on Series 5.

Photos from, tumblr,, itv, pbs-tv, RadioTimes,, Ruckas/Briggs and unknowns