Musical Hair: Waif With “Sax” Appeal – 1992

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Musical Hair: Waif With "Sax" Appeal - 1992

Photos: Neal Fenkell Harris

Making music in 1992 were waifs and gamines, also called urchins and short shags. They struck the right note then. And they do now. This lyrical waif by La Coupe’s Kim Lepine had “sax” appeal and itsy-bitsy flicks flicking here and there. The fringe, a bit uneven, was short with soft pieces. The ends had slight movements and the style was finger-combed in place. “The key,” said Kim Lepine, “was to have shortness and softness at the same time and not look look a choppy mess or too masculine. More details archived on the website.  26 years after this shoot, the model, Nina Kotova (@Nina Kotovacello) now a world-famous cellist, liked a photo on my Instagram (@HelenOppenheim) – I recognized the name and asked her if she was the Nina of the Musical Hair photos. To see her response go to under Photo # 3 of the Musical Hair Collection and see all photod in the collection, CLICK HERE

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe NY/Montreal … Wig: Barry Henrickson’s Bitz ‘N’ Pieces … Makeup: Ciana, La Coupe NY … Model: Nina Kotova/Ford (Nina was recommended personally by Eileen Ford) … Fashion Styling: Joy Land … Location: Excello Recording Studios … Photos: Neal Fenkell Harris
Musical Hair Graphic: Guion Beacher … Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim


Musical Hair Hit The Right Note – 1992

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Musical Hair Hit The Right Note - 1992

Photos: Neal Fenkell Harris … Collage by

1992.  Waifs. Gamines. Colorific color. Wigs. Kim Lepine.   This was the Musical Hair Collection by Kim Lepine and Rita Starnella of La Coupe New York.  While not so new looking now, these looks were very new then and hit the right note.  For more with detailed how-tos, click here:

Hair: Kim Lepine, Color Rita Starnella, La Coupe New York … Makeup: Ciana … Models: Nina Kotova/Ford and top right Max/Lure … Graphic Guion Beecher … Photos: Neal Fenkell Harris.  Produced by Helen Oppenheim


Musical Hair, Painted Gamine – 1992

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Musical Hair - Painted Gamine

Photo: Neal Fenkell Harris

La Coupe’s 1992 Musical Hair Collection included this gamine with selected chunks painted on, like an abstract painter, to accent movements  –  tips painted in reds, yellows, amber, umber. For more gamines and detailed how-to’s, full credits, go to HairThen, La Coupe, 90s.  New album, just up.

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, NY …HairColor: Rita Starnella, La Coupe, NY …Makeup: Ciana … Fashion Styling: Joy Land … Model: Max/Lure .. Photo: Neal Fenkell Harris …Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim