Love Shack Fancy Shoes NYFW – 2023

Posted by on Sep 20, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Love Shack Fancy Shoes NYFW - 2023

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage

The Love Shack Fancy New York Fashion Week Show for Spring/Summer 2024, was totally charming.   The fashions were ethereal, romantic, super feminine, whimsical.   So were the shoes. Which could inspire those willing to be inspired.   The fashions had a Victorian/ Edwardian feel, some were ’30s influenced, yet all were modern.  To appeal to women of all ages.   Hats off to designer Rebecca Hessel Cohen,  who created a super show at the Refectory Chelsea Square.  To see more photos from this show archived in an album on the website, CLICK HERE and to see some videos, including the total Finale, go to @HelenOppenheim on Instagram.

Lead Hair: Jon Reyman, Aveda … Lead Makeup: Amy Conway, Bobbi Brown … Photos: Helen Oppenheim


Elysian Magazine Fall Issue Launch – 2023

Posted by on Sep 7, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Elysian Magazine Fall Issue Launch – 2023

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage

The Fall issue of Elysian Magazine, a handsome, beautifully produced women’s lifestyle magazine published quarterly about Women Inspiring Women, fashion, art, culture and more, was launched last night at the National Arts Club.  Publisher, Karen Floyd (business woman, former Prosecutor and Judge, CEO of Paladium Group) hosted the elegant event where everyone was asked to wear black and gold, not that everyone took note.  (I did!! Right down to my gold eyeshadow, jewelry, watch – and I’m a silver woman!)   Never mind, everyone looked elegant!   The cover featured Dr. Christina Rahm, who provides solutions to the world that help people, animals and the environment.  Here are just a few photos.  Larger and more to come on social media.

Top Row, L-R : Dr. Christina Rahm, cover women … Karen Floyd, Publisher Elysian Magazine with Brigitte Segura (fashiondailymag) … Me (Photo Fred J. DeVito)
2nd Row : Luciana Pampalone in gold crown … Carolyn Schoepf
Bottom Row : Bright Young Things … Influencer David Perry with blue beard and brows … Dawson, who gilded his jacket himself … an elegant jumpsuit.


Fun Hair @ Rakuten FWT 2024 S/S – 2023

Posted by on Aug 29, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

“Strange and Cute” is the main concept of the  Pays des fées brand who showed their Spring/Summer 2024 Collection on the Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo runway, Day 2.

Chiaki Hino created some fun hair, dressed and decorated up to there, for Lim Asafuji, the Designer and Creative Director for the  Pays des fées line of Women’s and Men’s Ready To Wear, Shoes, Accessories and more. She likes to “express deep themes each season” – yes, we like that.

Hair and Makeup: Chiaki Hino … Styling : Iyo Kondo … Textile Artwork: Kenichi Nagai … Photos: Pays des fees with thanks to Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo


Kiss Curls Movements on Forehead – 2023

Posted by on Aug 29, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Kiss Curls Movements on Forehead – 2023

Photos: Harunobumurata with thanks Rakuten Fashion Week. Collage:

Better than a bare forehead and a boring safe no-no hairstyle, these kiss curls and hair movements by Takayuki Shibata make a pretty fashion statement as seen at the Harunobumurata Fall Winter 2023 runway show during Rakuten Fashion Week in Tokyo.  Stay tuned for Spring Summer 2024 from Rakuten.

Hair: Takayuki Shibata … Makeup: Shino Aruzumi   … Photos: Harunobumurata with thanks Rakuten Fashion Week


Photos Helen’s Blog Jan 17 – April 8- 2023

Posted by on Jul 24, 2023 in All Photos on Blog | 0 comments

Photos Helen’s Blog Jan 17 – April 8- 2023

Full Credits on Website. Collage by

Collage of photos, hair history, info and inspo on Helen’s Blog from January 17 to April 8, 2023.

Top Row L-R : Broken up earring decorates head by Peter Gray @ Badgldey Mischka’s F/W 2023 NYFW Show  (Photo: Helen Oppenheim) … Peter Gray’s hair story  @ Badgley Mischa F/W 2023  (Photos: Helen Oppenheim) … Christian Siriano’s Rose Fantasies @ NYFW F/W 2023 … Kim Shui Sexy Excess, hair by Jaylin Seng, Cutler Salon, Lips by Romero Jennings, Mac Cosmetics, NYFW F/W 2023  (Photos: Fred J. DeVito) … Forehead Braids and florals, hair by Anthony Hernandez, Cutler/Redken, NYFW F/W 2023  (Photos: Fred J. DeVito)

Row 2 : Veils and two oblong buns, by Carly Loura, Cutler/Redken F/W 2023 (Photos: Fred J. Vito) … Oscar Hair 2023 (Photos: Helen Oppenheim)
Row 3 : Big  wide hair by Tadashi Harada for Hiroko Koshina, Rakuten Fashion Week, Tokyo, F/W 2023 (Photos: Zigen) … Big wide hair, Elmer Olsen, La Coupe 1975 (Photo: Serge Beauchemin) withTadashi Harada big hair 2023 (Photo: Zigen) … Avant-garde hair art by Roberto Perozzi, RPH Salon, Tokyo (Photos: Takashi Imai) … 1940s looks  in Transatlantic TV Series on Netflix

Rows 4/5: Pin curl set by Anne Marie Young, Jingles Hair Design, Hamilton, New Zealand (Photo: Fiona Quinn) … Below is a hairpiece made with a cut up fur hat , by Nazir Mahjerall, Vancouver, Canada (Photo: Doris Thompson) …  Some of the 20 pages by Helen Oppenheim published in Sandra Smith-Doghmi’s Red The Luxury Life Magazine ,January 2023 (Photos: Helen Oppenheim, Fred J. DeVito, Jeremy Freeman) … Macramé Hair by Roberto Perozzi, Tokyo Photos: Takashi Imai) … Georgia O’Keefe exhibition @ MoMA 2023 … YSL Heart Coat by Heidi Slimane F/W 2005-6  @ The Met Museum 2019 (Photos: Helen Oppenheim)  To see the latest Helen’s Blogs highlighting work archived on this website, CLICK HERE


The New Chic Warren Tricomi Salon – 2023

Posted by on Jul 19, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

The New Chic Warren Tricomi Salon – 2023

Collage Helen Oppenheim. Photographers: Unknown

Photo: Jillian Heft

Get ready, set, roll.  Go Glam,. At the new chic exquisite Warren Tricomi Salon on Upper East Side on Madison Avenue which just opened.  It’s where socialites, celebs, influencers and all those who want the smartest hair go for cuts, color, style or treatments offering the best in hair artistry and the science of hair transformation.

Edward Tricomi, the driving force behind the Warren Tricomi Salons, Hair Tastemaker, Trend Setter, Lead Stylist, and Roxana Pintilie, Business Magnate, co-founded  and co-own 3 U.S and 9 international upscale salons where every stylist has to work to Edward’s very high expectations, all of whom serve apprenticeships before they put scissors to the hair.  He is celebrated for his high-precision haircuts, always on trend, and he still does the best bobs in the biz!

The new salon, located at 969 Madison Avenue (at 76th Street, above Zitomers) is collaborating with world famous chef, Jean Georges.  A custom menu will be offered, which clients can order within an app with the help of Luna, an A1 Assistant Robot. Not sure how that works but it sounds interesting. For more info and to book an appointment at any of the US Salons, go to 

Salon Architect: … Collage by, Photographers Unknown …  Salon Photographer: Jillian Heft


Debbie Dickinson Gallery Art Exhibit – 2023

Posted by on May 19, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Fresh, the Debbie Dickinson curated Art Exhibition at the Carl Hansen & Son Showroom at 150 Wooster Street in SoHo is worth a visit – May 4 to June 1, 2023.  It is a group exhibition showcasing the art of visionary working artists.   Featured, the work of  Bryan LeBoeuf, Bill Buchman, Evan Sebastian Lagache, David Richardson, Geraldo Perez, Iran Issa Khan, Anthony Haden-Guest, Tom Krantz, Prince Palace  and sculptor Jorge Vascano,

Top Left to Right : Ad for Fresh … Debbie Dickinson (@debbiedickinsongallery) … Bill Buchman’s abstract, Azure Te.
2nd  Row : Art by David Richardson whose work is about myth and how myth is the universal blueprint the helps make sense of life (@officialdavidrichardson) … Me with artist David Richardson  Photo: Fred J. DeVito … Guest Collette Lumiere (@colletelumiere) with Debbie Dickinson  … Artist Bill Buchman in front of his painting, Tango.  His abstract work presents a vibrant fusion of painting and music on canvas, and he is wearing a Robert Graham X Marvel Spider Man Embroidered Limited Edition Sport Coat   … Tango by Bill Buchman (@billbuchman)
3rd Row : Dinner plate Ditte Baum, Glass Carlo Moretti … Guest Juan Carlos Cedeno (@jccstyles81)  and his bracelets … Guest Fred J. DeVito (Street Scene/fredj.devito) wearing Tom Ford shirt and pants, Brookes Bros. seersucker sport coat,  Agnes B belt, Belgium shoes … Anthony Haden-Guest, an alert cartoonist who makes artwork that looks as strong on the wall as the page, also a writer, reporter, art critic, poet and socialite (@anthonyhadenguest) …  The musician is Avery Avanti Jax.

Photos: Helen Oppenheim


Marcel Waves Return, Again – 2023

Posted by on Apr 21, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Marcel Waves Return, Again - 2023

Photos: Serge Beauchemin, Lorraine Sylvestre, Helen Oppenheim

Hair Trend Alert – The New York Times published “Put a Crimp in It” article by Ruth La Ferla in the Style Section, April 18, 2023;  Subheading – “Rihanna, Halle Berry and Zendaya are just a few of the high wattage stars to have revisited the Marcel wave.”

Yes, Waving Beauties with Marcel Waves are returning as salons and people are enjoying the good life again. The fashion forward are fed up with beachy waves and nothing hair.  More groomed and interesting hair has started to appear on fashionable heads walking out of salons now, inspired by past eras like the Twenties and Thirties, again.

Photos here from a ‘70s HairThen album in my Archives which were inspired by past eras and updated then, still modern today, plus some photos I have taken backstage at New York Fashion Weeks when the hair was more groomed.

Top Left to Right : Détente Hair by Kim Lepine/Antonio Da Costa Rocha, La Coupe Montreal, Photos: Serge Beauchemin 1974…. Retro Modern Hair by Kim Lepine, Coupe, New York, Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre, 1992 Bottom Left to Right :  Chic Faux Bob Hair: Paul Labreque, Paul Labrecque Salon,NY, Spring 2008 … Waving Beauty Hair by Marco Vogt for Grubenhelden, Fall 2019 … Romero Jennings, Mac Cosmetics wearing his signature look at the Frederick Anderson Show, Spring 2022.

To see more details and more inspo archived on the website, CLICK HERE and go to HairThen.  To read the full New York article, CLICK HERE 
Collage by helenoppenheim