Portrait Illustrations of Helen – 2020

Posted by on Jan 17, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Portrait Illustrations of Helen - 2020

Portraits ©Wendy Whitelaw

Helen as visualized by the  illustrator of fashion and beauty portraits, Wendy Whitelaw.  I have never met Wendy, and she interpreted me from photos I sent her.  I don’t wear false lashes like these, have long nails, and I’m not as slim,  but they are interesting.  To see more of Wendy’s amazements, CLICK HERE

Portraits: Wendy Whitelaw

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John Sahag As Never Seen Before – 1985

Posted by on Jan 7, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

John Sahag As Never Seen Before – 1985

Photo: John Kisch

A treat for John Sahag fans.  I came across this rare photo of John Sahag looking as I never saw him before – hair slicked back, white shirt, tie, very formal.  According to John Kisch, Photographer, Author, Archivist, who took this great photo of the legendary John Sahag, it was needed for a license to open his first salon in NYC.  I did the PR for that first salon in 1985, worked for him 3 years later, 1994-1997 and I never saw him with his hair like this, or in a white shirt and tie.   To see a carousel of  photos Kisch has posted of Sahag on his Instagram page, CLICK HERE then click the arrows,  and to see more of Sahag The Man archived on my website, CLICK HERE

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Happy New Year To All My Followers – 2021

Posted by on Dec 31, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy New Year To All My Followers - 2021

With Thanks To Google

Happy New Year to all my Followers.  With hope it will be a better year.  More like the one in the vintage photo!   Cheers.

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Fun Festive Hair and Lashes – 1966

Posted by on Dec 23, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Fun Festive Hair and Lashes – 1966

Photo: Irving Penn

“How cool is cool?” was the headline in the June 1966 issue of Vogue Magazine about this Irving Penn “little crazy” rare beauty photo of Verushchka, Countess Vera von Lehndorff-Steinhort.  Lucite over the moon hair rings (from Paraphernalia) and  Dynel fake lashes “the size of eyeshades” were “wrought” by Giorgio di Sant’Angelo – then “a young Florentine artist now playing around with New York Fashion.” Vogue said the hair was actually all Veruschka’s own, without a single hairpiece.    There is no hairdresser credit, but it does look rather Ara Gallant. Or maybe Sant’Angelo did it!   (If anyone knows of another hairdresser, let us know.). Max Factor’s then new Frosterinos Pinkberry Meringue shades the lips.  (No credit for a makeup artist.) Knitted wool dress by Rudi Gernreich for Harmon Knitwear.  Those were the days.

Hair Rings/Lashes: Georgio di Sant Angelo … Makeup: Max Factor … Model: Veruschka … Photo: Irving Penn for Vogue 1966
With thanks to Fred J. DeVito for the suggestion, and thefashionspot.com

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Happy Holidays To All -2021

Posted by on Dec 16, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Happy Holidays To All -2021

Illustration George Karkoulas 1991

 

Wishing all my Followers on Helen’s Blog Happy Holidays and all the very best for a better 2022.

This illustration was by George Karkoulas in 1991. A very talented hairdresser who was also one of the best ever hair illustrators the world has seen.  Karkoulas (1954-1993) used to send me illustrations like this to publish in my articles for various magazines.  You can see more of his inspirational illustrations, which have stood the test of time, and not dated, in my Archives  on my Website/WorldGreats – CLICK HERE

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Joy Reid of MSNBC Hair Latest – 2021

Posted by on Oct 25, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Joy Reid of MSNBC Hair Latest – 2021

Photos Helen Oppenheim with thanks to MSNBC

The braids are gone. Maybe just for now!   Wigs with more natural-looking curls or movements are making an appearance on Joy Reid’s head every night for her 7 pm nightly Reid Out  MSNBC Show.     You are so vocal about Joy and her nightly hair changes, here’s some more. Interested to hear which you like the best. To see the controversial braids with controversial Comments on two past blogs CLICK HERE   and CLICK HERE.

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HOT TREND – MEN IN PEARLS – 2021

Posted by on Sep 12, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

A hot trend is men wearing a pearl necklace.  Sometimes on its own, sometimes with other necklaces.  (It’s  only a matter time of before pearl necklaces return for women too!) Here are two trendies seen during New York Fashion Week for SS2022.  Left: A model at the TOMBOGO Show held on The Terrace of Spring Studios.  Right: Romeo Jennings, amazing Mac makeup artist with gelled stylized waves, at the Frederick Anderson show held at 583 Park Avenue.  Stay tuned for Albums with inspirational photos from both shows on helenoppenheim.com

Hair Left: Lead Linh Nguyen, Cutler Salon/Redken … Hair Right: by Romeo Jennings (Hair at the show by Edward Tricomi)
Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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High Seas NetFlix Review – 2021

Posted by on Aug 28, 2021 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Netflix

I’m now watching High Seas on Netflix.   It is a somewhat soapy Spanish mystery series with a touch of Agatha Christie set aboard a luxurious ocean liner on the way to Brazil from Spain  in the 40s, after World War 11.   It is produced by Bambu who have given us “Velvet” and “Cable Girls”. Not as good as either, and not all the actors are as great as they were in those two TV series but it has the touch of Bambu, including great fashions, lots of bad guys, plot twists and tension. I just watched Episode 8, the final episode of Season 1.  It was a little melodramatic and disappointing but the series is addictive. There are 3 seasons.  Best to watch with English subtitles.   Here is an official trailer

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