Vidal Sassoon Gold Lamé RagSet – 1981

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Vidal Sassoon Gold Lamé RagSet - 1981

Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre

Hair History.  This is the short version of Vidal Sassoon’s P-P-Puff, by Graham Wren in 1981.  The silhouette was injected with a healthy dose of fresh … air.  The natural-looking, casual silhouette was very new at the time, not just for Vidal Sassoon but for the world.  One could go from rags to riches to get this look if the hair was not naturally curly.   Our model, Kay Romero, wife of the then-President of Vidal Sassoon Salons, USA, Fernando Romero, had her hair set in gold lamé rags, which looked more glam than rollers, and she could have gone out on the town wearing them as her hair set!  The gold lamé rags made a Peluquerias Magazine Cover and captured a lot of press all over the world at the time!    For more, longer versions and how-to’s, CLICK HERE

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1981 …Makeup: Mariella Smith-Masters … Dress: Ellen Gleason … Earrings: Ken Begun … Model: Kay Romero … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre
Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Vidal Sassoon The P-P-Puff – 1981

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Vidal Sssoon P-P-Puff - 1968

Photos: Lorriane Sylvestre

VIDAL SASSOON THE P-P-PUFF – 1981

Big,  soft, sexy, all-over volume injected with a healthy dose of fresh … air.  By Avram, Art Director, Vidal Sassoon, 1981.

First, a superb precision cut and healthy hair, said Avram, who took precision cutting a step further, with the formality gone and  hair freed of its solid form, with no hard edges. This was a new silhouette at the time and worked well with long curly hair.  More cut/styling info on HairThen, Vidal Sassoon, P-U-F-F on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair: Avram Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1981 … Makeup: Mariella Smith-Masters, Beauty Bookings …  Bustier: Perry Ellis … Model: Meggan… Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre … Produced by Helen Oppenheim

 

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1 P-P-Puff 1981

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in The P-P-Puff | 0 comments

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

THE P-P-PUFF – Danielle

The big new silhouette from Vidal Sassoon Salons USA in 1981 was injected with a healthy dose
of fresh…air.  Very new then, a very different and high fashion direction for Vidal Sassoon.

The look was voluminous, the effect airy, fresh, very natural, casual, with carefully cut-up hair
p-p-puffing…flicking and flirting around the silhouette, framing the face, in soft, flattering ways.
It was big. And soft. And sexy.

For more on The P-P-Puff see interesting different stories and anecdotes under most of the
following photos.

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1981
Makeup: Ted Nadel
HairCare/SkinCare: Vidal Sassoon Treatment Products
Dress: Ellen Gleason
Earrings: Ken Begun
Model: Danielle, Filor Agency
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre
Produced by Helen Oppenheim

ANECDOTE: Most of the Vidal Sassoon die-hards didn’t want to go in a new direction or
cut any hair but the precision geometrics they had done since the 60s and still do to this day.
They  gave me a hard time and didn’t really get what I was doing…

Note: there is different text under each photo.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © HELEN OPPENHEIM 2012

 

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