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


John Sahag 10-Year Tribute – 2015

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

John Sahag 10-Year Tribute

Gwyneth Paltrow 1996/1997, Hair by John Sahag, John Sahag Worksshop

My 10-Year Tribute to John Sahag (1952 – 2005) is now up on Modern Salon. The legendary John Sahag, who passed away too soon on June 15, 2005 is sadly missed and loved by many. To see some of his best, most inspirational work and read more about him, including some things not known, click HERE

Gwyneth Paltrow, 1996/1997.   All hair by John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop.
(Collage by Helen Oppenheim. Photos researched by Lori Bermani)
Top Left: Photo: Patrick Demarchelier. … Top Center: Photo: Unknown …
Top Right: Photo: harper’
Bottom Left: Photo: Wenn/Sidewalk … Bottom Center: Bing Images …
Bottom Right: Photo: In Style Magazine
For full credits click link above.


My New Blog On Modern Salon – 2015

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

My New Blog On ModernSalon - 2015

Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography © Platon.

My latest blog has arrived  on Modern Salon.   “The China Through The Looking Glass” exhibition on now in the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a just must-see.  Shown here – Ralph Lauren evening dress with dragons, 2011/12.   To see my blog and some great photos click, HERE



Zig Zag “Ziggle”and “Zisp” – 1977

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Zig Zag "Ziggle" and "Zisp" - 1977

Photo: © Larry Nichols

My first new blog on after the re-design.   Here’s  Zig Zag.  All about Zig Zag parts.   One of the most successful collections ever for La Coupe. Created in 1977. I invented a whole new alphabet which included “ziggles” and “zisps” as well as zigs and zags. Take a look at all the hair styles, lengths and textures to which you can add a zig-zag parting and find out what the fun is all about!   Click HERE:

Hair: Jerome Pinsonneault … Makeup: Tuvia … Model: Pat Ryan … Photo: Larry Nichols …
Concept/Art Direction/Fashion Styling/Produced by Helen Oppenheim


75 Years Gone With The Wind Premiere – 1939

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 75 Years Gone With The Wind Premiere – 1939

Stills from David O’Selznick’s “Gone With the Wind.” Collage by

It is 75 years today, Monday, December 15, 2014 since the World Premiere of David O’ Selznick’s “Gone With The Wind” in Atlanta, on December 15, 1939 starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara, Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Scarlett’s Tara.

Take a look at some stills  from the movie, the most celebrated in movie history, then check out the Vivien Leigh-inspired hair, re-created with ringlets, the snood, the corset and more, by La Coupe’s Kim Lepine in 1987 for more versions and how-to’s (click here)  and my Guest Blog for ModernSalon for more (click here)



Why You Should Credit All Photos You Share

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Why You Should Credit All Photos You Share

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Why you should credit all photos you share.  This is an important Guest Blog I did for   Important to Share If you care. Please Share from There, Everywhere. Help spread the word. Especially read the last sentence! Click Click here:



Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Helen's 1st Blog for - 2014

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Helen’s First Blog for is now up. Take a look. It is an introductory blog, lots of photos of Helens through the years! Want to know who did my hair for which photos?  click here for blog and credits:

Yes, I am still US Correspondent for Peluquerias Magazine in Barcelona and I will still be blogging here so stay tuned here, there, everywhere …