My Mother And Her Waved Hair – 1935

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: Unknown

Photo: Unknown

This is my Mother. Her hair was beautifully waved, and blonde! I found out later, by chance, after she had passed away, that she modeled for a beauty salon.   I often wondered about her great waves and very professional photos, large and small. She never told me, even though she knew I worked in the hair biz for decades! Now, as I look at her early photos like this, before her marriage to my Father, I know I am going to make an album of her early photos, and post them on this website. Her wedding dress alone is something to behold but even her baby photo is something extraordinary. Stay tuned …

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BRIDAL AMOUR, WAVING BEAUTY – 2012

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: Julia Podogina

Photos: Julia Podogina … Collage: helenoppenheim.com

As  I marvel at the hair wave statement being made on PBS’s “Downton Abbey” every week– even more wonderful this season – I keep thinking of the Vivienne Mackinder waves from her 2012 Bridal Amour Collection.  This waving beauty had her hair Marcel waved, then gathered into a low chignon to create the illusion of a bob. So similar, so beautiful, don’t you think?  “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale,” the WorldGreat said at the time about her modern, fresh bridal designs, many of which are on the website, click here and scroll through.

Hair: Vivienne Mackinder, Fashion Director, Intercoiffure America//Canada …  Makeup: David Maderich … Fashion Stylist: David Wadjaja …  Photo: Julia Podogina

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Waving Beauty Aimee Mullins, Hair by Ezel – 2011

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Waving Beauty - Aimee Mullins - 2011

Photos: Curtis Eberhardt …McQueen: Helen Oppenheim

This waving beauty, Aimee Mullins, with hair by Ezel, holds three world records at the Paralympics, not letting the loss of both legs at age one stop her sprinting and long jumping.

The American athlete and actress was named by People Magazine one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” in 1997,  and is a one-time Alexander McQueen model – he made  special legs for her runway
appearance in his Spring 1999 show – photo here taken at  his Metropolitan Museum of Art show, 2011 (bottom row.)

Ezel added clip-on extensions for this glam Marcel-waved look.  More details, full credits, WorldGreats, Ezel, on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair: Ezel, Chirospa Salon, Northport, NY … Makeup: Samantha Trinh … Fashion Styling: Marie Wilson … Photos: Curtis Eberhardt

 

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