Orangeheads Nominated for NAHA – 2019

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Orangeheads Nominated for NAHA – 2019

Photo Left: Paula Tizzard … Photo Right: John Rawson

Two orangeheads nominated for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) for 2019.
Left: Julie Vriesinga’s waved wonder is one of her looks up for the Master Hairstylist of the Year Award …
Right: Chrystofer Benson’s look for girls who love curls is up for an award in the Hairstylist of the Year Category. The NAHA Awards will be announced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) on January 25th. 2020.  Tickets/info pro

Hair Left: Julie Vriesinga, Salon Entre Nous, London, Canada … Makeup: Florencia Taylor …
Photo: Paula Tizzard
Hair Right:: Chrystofer Benson, CBC Productions … Makeup: Danielle Donahue …
Fashion Styling: Hannah Patrica … Photo: John Rawson


Fab Finalist Hair for NAHA – 2020

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Fab Finalist Hair for NAHA - 2020

Photo: Roberto Ligresti

Here is the work of just one Finalist for the 2020 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) hosted by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) but congratulations to all in each of the 15 categories, for hair, makeup and nail artistry. Dilek Onur Taylor, Creative Director for 760 Salons by InStyle, JC Penney, had her hand in nominations for Stylist of the Year, Styling and Finishing, Avant Garde and the Texture Categories, of which this is one magical look. The NAHA awards take place on Saturday, January 25 in Long Beach. Tickets

Hair: Dilek Onur-Taylor, Salon by InStyle, IL … Makeup: Joanne Gair …Model; Stella Trapsh
Photo (Detail): Roberto Ligresti


My Hair Column Published in Ukraine – 2012

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

My Hair Column Published in Ukraine - 2012

Photo; David Zanes

Way back in 2012, Peluquerias published a very lively edition of the magazine in the Ukraine, who were also online with some very exciting hair posts. They published and translated my whole columns. A real trip to see my columns in other languages, which have also  been published in Chinese, Korean, Russian and in Argentina. The magazine and my columns are no longer published in the Ukraine or the other countries (only in Spain, US/Canada, France, Italy, Australia now.)   Take a look at this “Cat in the Hat Blue Boy” with hair up to there, by WorldGreat Ezel. “I turned up for the job,” says Ezel “and I knew the guy’s hair was going to be bright blue. What I didn’t know was that it was going to take me two weeks to get the blue off my hands and out of my brushes, But I think it worth it because the hair is what makes the picture fabulous!” To see more Ezel archived on this website. dating back to the 80s, CLICK HERE 

Hair: Ezel … Model: Dallas Alberti/Red Models …  Photo: © David Zanes, Courtesy: Dapifer Magazine


About Time Met Exhibition & Gala Spring – 2020

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

About Time Met Exhibition & Gala Spring - 2020

Surreal Image Photo David Bailey 1980

The Costume Institute’s Spring 2020 Exhibition is About Time: Fashion and Duration, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 7 through September 7, 2020,. The exhibition will trace more than a century and a half of fashion from 1870 to the present, curated by Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu.   Expect to see flashbacks and fast forwards with a disruptive timeline of fashion history with black and white fashions having an Impact.   Virginia Wolfe will serve as the “ghost narrator” of the exhibition made possible by Louis Vuitton and Condé Nast.  Co-chairs for the Gala on May 4 will be Nicolas Ghesquière, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Anna Wintour and will be part of the Museum’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations, which include a birthday commemoration on April 13, a range of public events June4-6, and more …

Surreal, David Bailey, 1980, Image Courtesy of The Metropolian Museum of Art, Photo: David Bailey


French Fashion Women First World War 1914-1918

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

French Fashion Women First World War 1914-1918

Bard Graduate Center Gallery. Photos/Collage Helen Oppenheim

Interesting exhibition on French Fashion, Women and The First World War and just after, on view until January 5, 2020 at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery on The Upper West Side in NY. Well worth a visit. Here’s just a few of the fashions:
Top Left to Right: French fashions during the early days of the war, Artist/Designer: Louis Remy Sabattler, February 1915 … At the races, Artist/Designer: Seeberger Freres, June 1919 … Bottom Left to Right: Evening Dress by Callot Sisters, 1915 … Madeleine Vionet, silk satin, silk embroidery, silk chiffon, Paris, June 1918 … Doucet’s afternoon dresses and evening gown, Pierre Brissaud, June 1914 … The Bard Graduate Center Gallery is part of the Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture. The exhiibition was curated by Maude Bas-Krueger and Sophia Kurkdjian. To see more, CLICK HERE


Martin Parsons Loved Hair Educator RIP – 2019

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Martin Parsons Loved Hair Educator RIP - 2019

Photos: Roberto Ligresti. Collage

Martin Parsons, a loved hair educator, passed away on October 21, 2019. RiP. The Canadian hairdresser was famous for his ageless long hair designs, bridal hair, and his fast updos he wowed audiences with on the hair stages of the world. He made complicated beautiful updos look so easy to do. Here are three:
Left: Sophisticated Wave half up/half down with a high front … Center: Side Sweep Tumble, half up in four sections… Right; Layers of “lace” airy and dramatic, same sized triangle sections gathered together and draped in a swirling motion, each laced section pinned over another laced section. His videos and books live on …

Hair: Martin Parons, Toronto, Canada … Makeup: David Maderich for MAC … Photos: Roberto Ligresti


Wendy Whitelaw Glamour Girl Illustration – 2000s

Posted by on Nov 3, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Wendy Whitelaw Glamour Girl Illustration – 2000s

Illustration: Wendy Whitelaw

Wendy Whitelaw was an internationally successful makeup artist, who also did some hair.  She worked for Vogue and Bazaar and most major fashion magazines, fashion shows, film and commercials, for decades. Now she loves beautifying females, but on a flat surface. Be inspired by her makeup and hair inspirations like no other. To see more inspirational illustrations, CLICK HERE

Illustration : Wendy Whitelaw


Anna Pacitto Inspo @ Intercoiffure AC- 2019

Posted by on Nov 2, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

One of Anna Pacitto’s models from her Press Lunch Intercoiffure AC Show during the Fall Atelier 2019.  Anna is the current ICA Artistic Director and she gave plenty of inspo with the hair, the  fashions, the onstage special effects (see next post) and the makeup.  Credits pending!  To see more  from this spectacular show, titled “Magnetism” CLICK HERE

Hair: Anna Pacitto, Salon Pure, Montreal for Davines … Photo: Helen Oppenheim