My New Blog Just Up On Modern – 2016

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

My New Blog Just Up On Modern – 2016

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

My new blog is just up on Modern. Some Stunners from the Intercoiffure America Canada Fall Atelier for 2016. The knock-out sensation at the event was the Aussie Whirlwind, Sharon Blain. Here is her lace cap with a cascade of unusual textured hair frothing from it. Check out her “Twisted Aura” Collection and more from other talents at the event. To see my latest Blog on Modern, click HERE

Hair: Sharon Blain (with Julie Hagney) – ICA/Goldwell … Products: Goldwell  …  Fashion Stylist : Rod Novoa … Photo: Helen oppenheim



Backstage @ Fashion Shows – 2016

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Backstage @ Fashion Shows - 2016

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

My latest Blog as a Guest Contributor for Modern Salon has just arrived. Backstage @ Fashion Shows is about photographing hair backstage. How to get the most out of what goes on backstage during New York Fashion Weeks, also for any show or event. I blog from the viewpoint of a PhotoJournalist after some sixteen years photographing backstage.   I also get personal!!   Here is just one of the images, all showing most of  the world’s leading hairdressers in action. Check it out, click HERE

Photo: High Life Crimps by Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi for the Douglas Hannant Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week Show … Makeup: Maude LaCeppe, Le Métier de Beauté … Photos: Helen Oppenheim


Blog on Fashionistas. Think Fall – 2015

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Blog on Fashionistas.  Think Fall - 2015

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

As the end of summer nears, even as the heat heats up, as it is now, it is time for fashionistas to think of Fall and Winter! “Some of the best styles seen at New York Fashion Week aren’t on the runways. Blogger Helen Oppenheim shares a slideshow of some recently spotted trends,” wrote Modern Salon about my blog for them. For the blog and more on this great tartan outfit, more photos, Click HERE
Photo: © Helen Oppenheim


Gone With The Wind Re-Created – 1987

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Gone With The Wind Re-Created - 1986

Photos: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

On December 15, 2014, it will be 75 years to the day since the World Premiere of Gone With The Wind, that legendary movie, the most celebrated in movie history, starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara.   In 1987, I had this brainwave to produce a  press release for La Coupe with hairstyles inspired by the movie.  The gorgeous hair for the Tara Collection was by the great Kim Lepine, the fantastic fashions styled by Ariane Phillips, who later styled for Madonna, the exquisite photographs were by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas.  We left NY at 6 am and returned from the shoot in Connecticut at 3 am.   Here is the corset scene, and the snood at the ball. For more on this story and more photos go to my new blog on the redesigned Modern Salon, click 

Hair: Kim Lepine La Coupe, New York/Montreal, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella … Hairpieces: Claire Accuhair … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Styling: Arianne Phillips … Model: Alayne/Zoli … Corset: Jean Hoffman/Jana Starr  .. Ballgown: Cathy Hardwick …Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave  Thomas …   Produced by Helen Oppenheim


Helen Oppenheim Speaks – 2014

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Here I am speaking to Maggie Mulhern, Beauty and Fashion Director of Modern Salon, giving her an update on this website, backstage at Fall 2014 New York Fashion Week.  Once again, she caught me unawares and I was totally unprepared but a good interview, because Maggie was prepared and she made me look good.   With an iPhone.  And a great haircut by Edward Tricomi.


Instagram on Website, Hair Extensions – 2014

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

From ModernSalon.ocm


Thank you, Maggie Mulhern for this Instagram on the website and Simon Forbes, who invented Hair Extensions.   Click: