Carole Lombard – 1929

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Carole Lombard - 1929

Photo: William E.Thomas

This is Carole Lombard as she appeared in the 1929 Pathé movie, “High Voltage.” I always loved her hair in this photo, so modern even today, and the photo, the lighting, everything.

Do you know your hair history? Do you know which of the famous trend-setting photos in the Archives this look inspired? Click HERE

The photo is from the 1972 coffee table book  “The Image Makers: 60 years of Hollywood Glamour” by Richard Lawton and Paul Trent, published by McGraw Hill and available on Amazon.com/  I loved the photos in this great book, which influenced me – and my photographers – over the years. For more Old Hollywood from the 20s go to Icons, Movie Icons, on www.helenoppenheim.com

Photo: William E. Thomas

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“Punk Mozart” Head by Julien D’Ys @ Met – 2017

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

"Punk Mozart" Head by Julien D'Ys @ Met - 2017

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

“Punk Mozart” is how the amazing hair artist Julien D’Ys describes his masterpiece head treatment for the Rei Kawakubo Met Museum not to be missed exhibition featuring the inspirational fashion art by Commes des Garçons designs which opened in the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4 and will continue to September 4.  This is just one of the awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping “hair” heads by Julien D’Ys on show at the exhibition, this one from the Clothes/Not Clothes: Fact/Fiction gallery.  To see a few more and some of the fashions, click HERE

Head Treatment: Julien D’Ys … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Photos on Helen’s Blog Aug 27-Oct 19 -2016

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in All Photos on Blog | 0 comments

 Photos on Helen's Blog Aug 27-Oct 19 -2016

Full credits on website. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Collage of photos and inspiration for today and tomorrow on Helen’s Blog from August 27 to October 19, 2016.   There’s New York Fashion Week photos here, Intercoiffure magic, and more.   Full credits, more info on the website, where everym photo is larger.   Hair history is here. To see all collages dating back to July 2013 and to see these  photos and the stories for all in this collage on Helen’s Blog, click HERE

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Photos on Helen’s Blog Aug 27-Oct 19 -2016

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Photos on Helen's Blog Aug 27-Oct 19 -2016

Full credits on website. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Collage of photos and inspiration for today and tomorrow on Helen’s Blog from August 27 to October 19, 2016.   There’s New York Fashion Week photos here, Intercoiffure magic, hair history, and more.   Full credits, more info, larger photos on the website (mostly on New York Fashion Week and ThisThat/ShowTime Pages.)  To see all photos on all of Helen’s Blogs, dating back to July 2013, click HERE

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Fab Fashionistas SeenOnScene @ NYFW – 2017

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Fab Fashionistas SeenOnScene @ NYFW – 2017

Photos and Collage by Helen Oppenheim

Seen on Scene 3. Fab fashionistas at New York Fashion Week for Spring 2017.
Top Left to Right: Girl with tiny unique umbrella bangs, shaved head, cool glasses, captured just as I was getting into my car after show at Gallery Skylight at Clarkson Square – gave her my card, she never sent me who she is!   She was giving away the beautiful glossy new Industrie magazine, which “Keeps It Simple In a Brave New World.” …Updated ’70s haircut and choker on DCA Model Murrik backstage for Liberine show … Backstage for Libertine, Daniel Matejczyk, Fashion Editor whiteMAD, wearing white, with a jaunty red kerchief, a Zara jacket and shirt, H&M pants, Kazar shoes, vintage glasses.
Bottom Left To Right: Chunky Senegalese Twists worn by Kymbia Ainsworth, Fashion Blogger, at the Leann Marshall show … Aveda hairstylist, Ashley Goodwin, a rich redhead with a terrific textured lob, one braid to one side … TIGI hairstylists backstage at the Jonathan Simkhai show – Michelle Rien and Tracy Collins, both wearing fab Free People, Fluevog shoes to right … Security guard at the Gallery, Timothy, wearing an iVision jacket, on my iPhone kindly helping me with the Via app.   Stay tuned for larger photos of above to be archived on www.helenoppenheim.com
Photos and Collage by Helen Oppenheim

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Frida Kahlo Photo interpretations – 2016

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Frida Kahlo Photo Interpretations - 2016

Photo: © Franco De Simone

My new blog, just up on ModernSalon is on Frida Kahlo, the Mexican surrealist painter and icon, now a cult, who led a dramatic pain-filled life and painted extraordinary self-portraits featuring her one famous eyebrow, a faint mustache she didn’t hide, and inspirational hair concoctions on top of her head. Franco De Simone’s exhibition, Frida Kahlo: “An Illustrated Life” opens on July 7 to September 7, 2016, at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in Toronto. To see my Modern blog and the extraordinary inspirations, plus Franco de Simone’s brilliant video, click HERE

Hair/Artist/Photographer: Franco De Simone … Makeup: Francis Boudreau … Costume: Frank Rothery
(Photographic interpretation of Frida Kahlo’s Self Portrait With Monkey, 1940)

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Gone With The Wind Re-Created – 1987

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Gone With The Wind Re-Created - 1986

Photos: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

On December 15, 2014, it will be 75 years to the day since the World Premiere of Gone With The Wind, that legendary movie, the most celebrated in movie history, starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara.   In 1987, I had this brainwave to produce a  press release for La Coupe with hairstyles inspired by the movie.  The gorgeous hair for the Tara Collection was by the great Kim Lepine, the fantastic fashions styled by Ariane Phillips, who later styled for Madonna, the exquisite photographs were by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas.  We left NY at 6 am and returned from the shoot in Connecticut at 3 am.   Here is the corset scene, and the snood at the ball. For more on this story and more photos go to my new blog on the redesigned Modern Salon, click 

Hair: Kim Lepine La Coupe, New York/Montreal, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella … Hairpieces: Claire Accuhair … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Styling: Arianne Phillips … Model: Alayne/Zoli … Corset: Jean Hoffman/Jana Starr  .. Ballgown: Cathy Hardwick …Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave  Thomas …   Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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NY Fashion Week Hair Back Views – 2000s

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

NY Fashion Week Hair Back Views - 2000s

Photos: Helen Oppenheim … Collage: helenoppenheim.com

Back views of interesting hair photographed backstage by Helen Oppenheim at the Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Weeks over the years. I photograph so many back views because that is where the only hair action all too often is.  I know so many only see front views in the media, so thought you’d like to see what goes on at the back by some of the best talents in the biz.  No ponytails here!

If you scroll down my blog, always a journey down memory lane, all these great styles have been featured big; also all these photos and many more plus makeup, fashions, accessories (and some tutorials with details how to re-create these looks) can be found in albums on the NY Fashion Week Menu at www.helenoppenheim.com

Top Row: Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon using Morrocanoil @ Carolina Herrera + Vera Wang
Middle Row L-R: Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil @ Rachel Zoe …
Jon Reyman, Aveda @ AAU … Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi @ Douglas Hannant + Joana Mastroanni
Bottom Row L-R; Esther Langham using Morrocanoil @ Nanette Lepore …
Nick Irwin, TIGI @ Mara Hoffman … Peter Gray using Moroccanoil @ Betsy Johnson + Badgley Mischka

All photos by Helen Oppenheim

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