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10 HighHair 1981

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980 – Brenda

Here is Damien Miano’s version of HighHair.
He explained “Black hair can be molded into HighHair or any shape, like a sculpture.
Vidal Sassoon called this HairMolding and predicted great success for this new art form.”

He said at the time: “softer textures usually need a curly perm, coarser textures usually
need relaxing.   And that black hair is ideal for HighHair.
It can be cut, relaxed, cut again or it can be cut, permed, conditioned, cut again,
depending on the texture of the hair and that there should be lots and lots of conditioning
with Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products.”

Hair: Damien Miano, Vidal Sassoon, 1980
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Clouds: Ansell Adams
Earrings/Art: Avram
Model: Brenda Bailey
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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HighHair 1980 - Illusion

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980
Illusion
Sassooning for Evening

Sassooning for Evening was a totally new direction for Vidal Sassoon since
it involved styling and hair accessories and more than just a cut.
Sassoon always specialized in haircuts, mostly geometric ones, that they didn’t style
because the style is cut into the cut.

Without Avram, Sassooning for Evening would not have been the Hair Art Collection
it was.  He had a degree in Fine Arts from Boston University and used it to
make all the wonders you see in Sassooning for Evening, for both HighHair and
Soft Cubism. 

In this photo, the illusion of HighHair, the height of style, was achieved by
pulling one’s own hair through the center of a matching false hair-covered
ornament placed high on top of the head, pinned to secure.

Avram who made the ornament as well as the cloud cube for the surreal/cloud
theme of the collection, gave detailed instructions how to do all this.
If interested, I can post his instructions
which included cutting a triangle from a plastic sheet with a jeweler’s saw.

Hair: Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
HairCare: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Dress: Patrick Wise
Clouds: Ansell Adams
Art: Avram
Model: Oksana Dykyj
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © HELEN OPPENHEIM 2012

 

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15 HighHair 1980

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980
“Loop-de-Loop”
Sassooning for Evening

“Loop-de-loop” a directional ponytail,the ultimate anti-gravity coiffure, rises
straight up – high!

Avram, who invented this amazing hair and made the opalescent petal collar, gives detailed
instructions how to “loop-de-loop” which includes drying for 8 hours and a coat of
Vidal Sassoon’s “Hair-In-The-Sun.”  If you want detailed instructions, let me know
and I will post them.

Hair: Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Petal Collar: Avram
Clouds: Ansell Adams
Model: Oksana Dykyj
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

Anecdote: We fell in love with Opalescent cellophane, found it during a research
trip on Canal Street, and Avram used it throughout the campaign; we also gave a sample
of it with the press release.  See it in Photos 16 – 19 in color as a background, as clothes,
as a hair accessory and flowers.  Somewhere, I have a color photo of this.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © HELEN OPPENHEIM 2012

 

 

 

 

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HighHair 1980

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980
Hair Half Up/Half Down
Sassooning for Evening

Love this.  The hair and the photo.

For romantic, dreamy nights out, Graham Wren of Vidal Sassoon, NY presented two versions of HighHair, half up and half down.

There is no teasing.  A rat or soft, lightweight wire form is molded into triangular shape 3″ at the highest point, and pinned inside the hair to give that height.  Rats can be bought from five and dime stores, department or beauty supply stores, or they can be made.

Here’s how to do your own versions:
Left: Part hair ear to ear. Side part front hair.  Comb back hair pageboy ends.  Leaving out 1″ of hair all around the wave rest for a cloud-like effect by reversing curling iron for each wave.
(Today, this could also be done with a crimping machine.)
Pin in form. place waved hair back and up, like a French pleat, secure with pins.  Now, wave and pull back the 1″ of front hair lay over the twists on both sides. Tuck ends in with a tail comb.

Right: Part hair ear to ear.  Side part front hair.  Pin from heavier side. Place and fold hair over form and French Twist hair back.

See Photo 18 in this album for a color version of the crimped look.

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
Hair Color: Edward Moore’s Opal-Lites
HairCare: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Dress: Patrick Wise
Model: Danielle, Filor Agency
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © HELEN OPPENHEIM 2012

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HighHair 1980 - Up

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980
Crimp Updo
Sassooning for Evening 

For dreamy nights out, this cloud-like HighHair vision by Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY
was pure romance.

There is no teasing  A rat or soft, lightweight form is pinned inside the crimped hair
on the heavier side to give that flattering, pretty height.

For color photos of this look, see photos 16 and 17 in this Album.

Hair:

Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
HairCare: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Magritte-Inspired Candles/Art: Avram
Plexishelves: Plexability
Model: Danielle, Filor Agency
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

Anecdote:  I saw Sassooning for Evening as a new night lifestyle for
The Eighties.  Hair Art, the Sassoon way – simple, versatile, pretty, functional, fashionable
but it wasn’t meant to be …

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16 HighHair 1980

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980
Crimped Updo
Sassooning for Evening

For dreamy nights out, this cloud-like HighHair vision by Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY
was pure romance.

There is no teasing  A rat or soft, lightweight form is pinned inside the crimped hair
on the heavier side to give that flattering, pretty height.

Here’s how to do this look.  Part hair ear to ear.  Side part front hair.
Comb back hair down.  Leaving out 1″ of hair all around hairline, wave rest for
cloud-like effect by reversing curling iron for each wave – (or use a crimping machine.)
Pin in form, p lace waved hair back and up, like a French Twist, secure with pins.
Then wave and pull back the 1″ of front hair to lay over the twists on both sides.
Tuck ends in with a tail comb.  Sweep up hair at the back, hide ends under twists
with pins.

Hair: Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
HairCare: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Hair Color: Edward Moore’s Opal-Lites
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Opalescent dress/background: Avram
Model: Danielle, Filor Agency
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © HELEN OPPENHEIM 2012

 

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17  Vidal Sassoon HighHair 1980

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980
Crimp Updo
Sassooning for Evening

For dreamy nights out, this cloud-like HighHair vision by Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY
was pure romance.

There is no teasing  A rat or soft, lightweight form is pinned inside the wave-crimped hair
on the heavier side to give that flattering, pretty height.

Hair: Avram, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
HairCare: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Hair Color: Edward Moore’s Opal-Lites
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Opalescent dress/background: Avram
Model: Danielle, Filor Agency
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © HELEN OPPENHEIM 2012

 

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Vidal Sassoon HighHair 1980

Photo: Lorriaine Sylvestre

HighHair 1980 –  Brenda
Grecian Bandeau
Sassooning for Evening

The perfect hair accessory for black or any HighHair is a Grecian Bandeau
wrapped around the head at the hairline.

This Grecian Bandeau is made of opalescent cellophane sprayed on plastic.
The 2 ends stand free form from the head, like a scarf in motion.  (Avram
who made the bandeau (and the flowers) gave detailed
instructions how to make the bandeau and if anyone is interested, I can post them.)

Hair: Damien Miano, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1980
Makeup: Ted Nadel
Opalescent Jewelry/Flowers: Avram
Model: Brenda Bailey
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © HELEN OPPENHEIM 2012

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