Coming Soon NYFW Fall -2022

Posted by on Feb 11, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Coming Soon NYFW Fall -2022 with thanks to Instagram

First day for me today photographing backstage  of NYFW for Fall Winter 2022.  Stay tuned … Not yet, but soon.


Hair Art Comes To Life for NAHA – 2021

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

Hair Art Comes To Life for NAHA - 2021

Photos: Richard Monsieurs for PBA/NAHA

“My collection is about fine art coming to life, from the canvas to reality,” said Nick Stenson, Ulta Beauty, who created “visual illusions with the hair and the art – textures looking like they could have been painted but, on looking closer, you realize they are the model’s real hair, with movement, bringing the hair to “life” with wind to blow loose pieces as the model transitions from the painting to reality.” The hair, left, was braided close to the head, tightly coiled, twisted, fur-like texturized hair with rippled red waves like the flame on a fire.  Right, the hair rose up to there in loose waves. Each model was 90% complete before she was “attached” to the canvas, final touches were then made. The artist said he stretched himself exploring a new approach for a hair shoot and he did. Brilliant work by all. The result is being nominated as a Finalist for NAHA 2021 in the Styling and Finishng Category, winners to be announced on August 29th in Las Vegas. Tickets on sale in the Spring at

Hair: Nick Stenson, Ulta Beauty … Makeup: Deney Adam … Fashion Stylist: Jennifer Daniels … Models: (left) Molly Divane and (right) Ella Renner, both Ford Models … Photos Richard Monsieurs for PBA/NAHA


Verity Before Her Mullet Haircut – 2020

Posted by on Aug 14, 2020 in Helen's Blog | 4 comments

Verity Before Her Mullet Haircut – 2020

Photos: Verity  Pascarl … Collage by

This is 19 year old Verity Pascarl with her red and purple hair which she has been cutting and coloring herself since the lockdown .  On August 31, she is going to get a Modern Mullet haircut to help raise money for a cause close to her heart –  The Black Dog Institute Mullets for Mental Health.   “Please don’t kill me Mum,” she posted when she announced what she will be up to on her Instagram and Facebook pages. Because they are in lockdown again In Melbourne, her boyfriend, Tom, a Science Major with an emphasis on psychology at The University of Melbourne will cut her hair!  Verity is a Film Student at the elite Melbourne University Victoria College of Art.   I have sent her Modern Mullet photo suggestions as in the next blog, plus a few how-to videos for Tom to study. Stay tuned for the result …


Rare Photo, Avedon, Sahag, Brooke – 1988

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Rare Photo, Avedon, Sahag, Brooke - 1988

Photo: © Richard Avedon

Rare Richard Avedon photo of Brooke Shields with curly hair, by John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, 1988. No idea if this an Avedon collage or if someone unknown did it with three photos. I have a feeling it is a collage by Avedon, but I am not sure. For more of the lovely Brooke Shields, clck HERE

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, 1988 … Model: Brooke Shields … Photo: © Richard Avedon


Stylish Art Deco Wedding – ’30s

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Stylish Art Deco Wedding - '30s

Photo: Boris

June 3rd. My parents wedding anniversary. They are long gone, and sadly missed, now more than ever. I always remember the date and how they told me “Always” was played on their wedding day. And it was. Always that is. Love this wedding photo taken in London.  Everything is so stylish.  Love my Mother’s dress, silver lamé (which she made herself), my Father looking so debonair, the bridesmaids, the flowers, the art deco background. For more of my parents wedding photos click HERE  
Photo: Boris


Vivienne Mackinder’s Formal Bridal Hair – 2011

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Vivienne Mackinder's Formal Bridal Hair - 2011

Photo: Ernesto J. Mendoza

This is Vivienne Mackinder’s Imperial Bridal hair, formal, with barrel curls and a tiara added for the most important day of her life.  Mackinder, who was Fashion Director  of Intercoiffure America/Canada at the time she created this look in 2011, advised all brides: “The hairstyle for your wedding day must fit the bride from the inside out, you should not only be seen as a fashion statement but also as  an individual.”  For More brides by this WorldGreat, and more wedding hair ideas, click HERE

Hair: Vivienne Mackinder, HairDesignerTV for Intercoiffure America/Canada 2011 … Makeup: J. Patrick … Fashion Styling: Montgomery Frazier … Bridal Gown: Demetrios … Tiara: Edward Berger … Earrings: Supplements … Photo: Ernesto J. Mendoza


New Album @ The Met – 2017

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: © Paolo Roversi: Courtesy The Metrooilitan Museum of Art

Just started, a new album on the Costume Institute’s Spring 2017 Rei Kawakakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of The In-Between Exhibition to open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4. Stay tuned for my photos, heads and wigs by the one and only Julien D’Ys. Meanwhile, to see some of the thought-provoking inspirational fashions there now, click HERE

Cubisme. Spring/Summer 2007. Courtesy of Comme des Garçons. Photo: © Paolo Roversi: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art


“Slightly Punky” French Twist MFW- 2017

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

"Slightly Punky" French Twist MFW- 2017

Photo: Courtesy Redken

Love this “slightly punky” French Twist by Guido of Redken for Bottega Veneta’s Fall/Winter 2017 Milan Fashion Week Show.  The front, not shown, was a modern take on the 1940s – with a roll  – but the back of the French Twist is something else, with some pieces sticking out, just so, casual but not messy!  After making the French Twist, just “pull out a few pieces using fingers, allowing them to hang loosely for a soft, romantic feel,” advises Guido, who did the hair for most of the important fashion designer shows for Fall.  Full steps on – click HERE 

Hair: Guido, Redken, Global Creative Director … Products: Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam, Windblown 05 … Photo: Courtesy: Redken