Photos On Helen’s Blog – March 13-April 24 – 2015

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in All Photos on Blog | 0 comments

Photos On Helen's Blog – March 13-April 24 – 2015

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Check out photos and ideas on Helen’s Blog from March 13 – April 24, 2015. Hair history is here. From the ’60s to the present. Inspiration for today. And tomorrow. Credits who did what are on the Blog and there’s how-to’s plus more information for some on the website – just click the links on each blog. And scroll past Pages One and Two.   To see the full blogs on this website, click HERE

 

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Photos On Helen’s Blog – March 13-April 24 – 2015

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos On Helen's Blog – March 13-April 24 – 2015

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Check out photos and ideas on Helen’s Blog from March 13 – April 24, 2015. Hair history is here. From the ’60s to the present. Inspiration for today. And tomorrow. Credits who did what are on the Blog and there’s how-to’s plus more information for some on the website – just click the links on each blog. And scroll past Pages One and Two.   To see collages of all the blogs on this website, click All HERE

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Sahag And Innovative Hair Color Video – 1997

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Sahag And Innovative Hair Color Video – 1997

Screehshots from video … Photo Bottom Left: John Sahag … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here is Jeanne Beker interviewing John Sahag at his creative and charming best for Fashion TV’s Real Life in 1997. You can catch glimpses of Dario Arias, Albert Narcisse, Jennifer Chune, three of Sahag’s colorists in action, and the colorific color extensions at the end were by Santino Acquista, the fourth Sahag colorist, the person who did the color on top left, who created fast add-on/take-off color extensions. First. For those into hair history, he used a tiny comb.

Bottom left photo of this collage is the team who participated in the video, with models and me, who organized it.   Left to right: Jennifer Chune (colorist) … Dario Arias (Colorist) … model … Helen Oppenheim … Lillo Rugusa (stylist just seen) … Model … Model … Albert Narcisse (Colorist).   Photo by John Sahag. Collage with screenshots by helenoppenheim.com

Click to see the video HERE 
(with thanks to Ezel, who transferred a forgotten video for me from vhs to digital.)

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Moody Blue Bouffant, Video – 2015

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 4 comments

Moody Blue Bouffant,  Video – 2015

Photo: © Roberto Ligresti

Another edgy lovely look from Vivienne Mackinder’s stunning Moody Blues Collection. This one has dusty blue hues on a kind of bouffant with long shaggy sides, all wrapped up in a wide bandeau tied at the back.  Details and more  in Vivienne’s WorldGreat album on this website.  And the inspirational Moody Blue styles can be seen on this very beautiful video, click here:

Hair: Vivienne Mackinder, HairDesignerTV … Asst. Color: Lois Broderick … Makeup: David Maderich … Fashion Styling: Montgomery Frazier … Fashion Designer: Katya Leonovich … Accessories: Perez Sanz … Photos: Roberto Ligresti

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#MBFW Boring Hair Alert – 2015

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 

#MBFW  Boring Hair Alert – 2015

Red Alert

 

I am talking to you. Hairdressers. Fashion Designers. Fashion Stylists. The hair at most, not all, but most Fashion Week shows in New York is what is called nothing hair, boring hair. If this goes on, dear hairdressers, dear fashion designers and dear fashion stylists, you will all lose your sponsors in the hair world. Take note, many hair sponsors who pay a pretty penny to help sponsor Fashion Week shows opted out of New York Fashion Week altogether for Fall 2015.   They just did not participate in this important event and will, I suspect, do less next season. Why? Well, it shouldn’t take Einstein to work out that boring nothing hair season after season doesn’t get the hair manufacturers, um sponsors, the press they could get. And the media, certainly the professional press, are not getting the response they need to go on giving Fashion Week shows the space. Therefore, it is not worth anyone’s while spending all that money, giving all that space, that could be better spent on other events. Not at Fashion Week.

Solution? Well, it’s not easy. Because the Fashion Designer and the Fashion stylists rule, make the decision they want all those ponytails, all those unflattering mid-parted long nothings, even more unflattering when tucked behind both ears. Really, gorgeous models can wear anything but mere mortals cannot. And the caring press are tired of filling their pages with the same nothing boring hair every season and having to try to make news out of nothing new.

Hairdressers, it could be up to you. Come up with more exciting yet acceptable hairstyles that the fashion designers and fashion stylists cannot resist. Don’t just do a thousand shows, therefore not having the time to be creative and having to accept what the fashion designer and fashion stylists feel safe seeing on their models. Come up with some … creative ideas.   If communication between the interested parties does not improve, all interested parties will find it harder and harder to get their Fashion Week shows sponsored. It will be a lose-lose instead of a win-win situation. The writing is on the wall. Don’t just sweep this under the carpet. Take note. Act.

Some hairdressers and some fashion designers and some fashion stylists do get the message, not many. Some who do will be on my website soon. Stay tuned …

 

 

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Keeping you entertained – and informed

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 11 comments

Helen Oppenheim

Come with me on a historical journey into the hair fashion world.

The Helen Oppenheim Hair Fashion Photo Archives are a unique and inspirational resource for the media, movies, tv, theatre, anyone wanting a new hairstyle. There are  more than 5,000 photos from the ’60s to the present, many innovative firsts, many not dated, still relevant and wearable today, even from way back then. Scroll for More, More, More.

Ideas. This is what you will find on www.helenoppenheim.com, the result of my art directing, conceiving, taking and collecting photos over decades. Yes, I’m a hoarder. I specialize in hair and fashion trends, and have photographed myself backstage at NY Fashion Weeks for years. Most fun I’ve had. There are “treasures” hidden here and there and I hope you will find the time to discover them.

I use my blog mostly to highlight interesting photos on the website, as well as whatever tickles my fancy. I am not intending to be politically correct all the time, so I may ruffle a few feathers. Be warned. But I hope to keep you entertained. And informed.

I was born in London, lived in Montreal for years, and for the last few decades in New York City. All have influenced me. I  have toiled away as a journalist and PR for some of the world’s best, and have been US Correspondent for Peluquerias Magazine of Barcelona since 1982. I’m hard to please! Too honest, perhaps. So I have lots of friends, also lots of enemies and expect to make a few more of both.

Now, I’m working on my legacy, for posterity. This is a Work in Progress. I expect it will take forever. So, stay tuned…

This is a Work in Progress I expect it will take forever. So, stay tuned…

Helen Oppenheim - Hair & Photo Guru

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