WHY?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

WHY?

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Why don’t more know how easy it is to cover up roots, regrowth, between salon visits when going grey or in need of a touch up? Many people are discovering new products with new technology that not only covers the grey, or whatever, but also make the hair feel as natural as their own hair.  Something that didn’t happen with the cover-up products of yesteryear, when they made the hair feel somewhat sticky or there was residue of some kind. The best so far are powders which are stroked on. Easy peasy. Not messy. Of course, hairdressers and hair colorists with smarts know to recommend these products to clients to use between salon visits because there is often an emergency, or a client can’t get an appointment at the salon when needed desperately, or it is just too expensive to go every 3 weeks when 4 weeks makes more economic sense. These cover up products can give a client that much needed extra few days or even a week, Of course, they vanish with a shampoo but what a great stop gap they can make. Haircolorists who think they are doing themselves harm don’t really care about their clients and do themselves harm in the long run when they think these products will spoil their  business.   Salon owners who are smart actually don’t fight the new technology, the trend, and sell the product at their reception areas because they know there is a need and clients will buy them on the Internet or on Amazon if they don’t sell them!   A few recommended are WOW Color Root Cover Up … RUSK Deepshine Color Touch Up … ORIBE’S Airbrush Touch-Up Spray … and there are more …

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Egyptian-Inspired Amazing Nails – 2016

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Egyptian-Inspired Amazing Nails - 2016

Photos: © Courtesy CND

CND Nails never cease to blow our minds.   With over 600 combined hours of production behind them, their avant-garde art nails walked The Blond runway during New York Fashion Week for Summer 2016, a fab fun show designed by Philippe and David Blond.  The highly sculptural amazing nail designs, each one distinctive, were the perfect accessory for The Blonds’ theatrical collection which was inspired by Cleopatra, the Spinx, Egyptology, Hieroglyphics, snake and crocodile skins, gold plated wings, a scarab beetle. All were concocted with unconventional materials – like feathers, foils, ribbons, chains, gems, jewels and stones. There was even a sarcophagus nail. (Don’t ask!) CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold said: “Royal golden tones ruled, antiqued and shimmering, with accents of blue turquoise, red and green.” Now these nail treasures would impress in the afterlife!     There were draped headdresses, hair, sometimes à la  Cleopatra, but blonde, was by Oribe Hair Care, lead hairstylist Kien Hoang, Egyptian-inspired make up using lots of golds shimmered on tan skin was by Kabuki for Mac and featured a gold chrome appliqué under the eyes.  This show was a Wow. Stay tuned for more photos on my Facebook Biz Buzz …

Nails: CND Design Lab Team with CND™ Liquid & Powder and BRISA Gel, with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX Weekly Polish and CND Additives … Hair: Oribe Hair Care …Makeup: Kabuki,MAC … Photos: Courtesy CND

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Loose, Sensuous Hair Prepped with Tulle – 2016

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Loose, Sensuous Hair Prepped with Tulle – 2016

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

The hair by WorldGreat Peter Gray at the Badgley Mischka Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week Show was loose and sensual with some texture at the ends. Peter Gray prepped it during the long wait backstage before the show with charmingly photographic tulle tied at the neck, ending a big bow, to keep it in place. For more on this lovely show with many red carpet gowns and some great jewelry, all inspired by 1950s sensual ladies from Buenos Aires, click HERE

Hair: Peter Gray, using Oribe Hair Care … Products: Maximista Thickening Spray, Grandiose Hair Pumping Mousse, Thick Dry Finishing Spray, Superfine Hair Spray … Makeup: Tom Pecheux, MAC Cosmetics … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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Big Hair Accessorized with Fashion Savvy – 90s

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Big Hair Accessorized with Fashion Savvy –  90s

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

I took these photos in the early ’90s, backstage during a Susanne Bartsch spectacular at the Manhattan Center. Bartsch, Queen of the Night then and now, attracted top talents to this amazing event – like Orlando Piita, Oribe, Danilo and more.   I am not sure who the gorgeous model is, who did the awesome big hair accessorized with fashion savvy but they are all great, aren’t they? I think, fashions were by Todd Oldham.

Hair, Makeup, Model: Unknown … Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

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Backstage Pass, Virtual Front Seat – 2015

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Backstage Pass, Virtual Front Seat – 2015

Photos: © David Guerxrieri

Have you ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes of a Live Hairshow? Get a virtual front row seat with backstage access to four step-by-step cuts by Vivienne Mackinder.  This Backstage Pass is the first in a series of mini-courses brought to you by HairDesignerTV.com sponsored by Oribe and Intercoiffure, presented as never before.   “The course includes four brand new haircut tutorials that will explore the art of scissor and razor cutting, graduation techniques, soft smooth layers, as well as playful barbering techniques from ordinary to extraordinary with edgy to hip designs.”

This is Jen, one of four models featured, wearing “The Edge.”  Invest in your future, and learn clipper cutting and carved shapes for this new style faux hawk.  See a short video and  Check it all out, click HERE   The link following is a 10 minute documentary about behind the scenes at Intercoiffure, including “The Moody Blues” as well as “The Edge” styles, and more.   It doesn’t show how to recreate the hair cuts,  you would have to sign up to the course and step by steps for that, but the documentary worth a look,  Click HERE 

Hair: Vivienne Mackinder … Makeup: Loretta Neopolitan … Photography/Video: David Guerrieri … Fashion Styling: Montgomery Frazier … Fashion Designer: Katya Leonovich … Produced by Hairdesignertv.com

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Kiss Curls Drawn On , Oribe – 1997

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

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Now this is an original idea.  By the great  one and only Oribe.  For Manolo’s NY Fashion Week show in 1997, Oribe working with Fulvia the makeup artist, created kiss curls in his own original way, drawn on. A beaded sculpture decorated the back of the head. This is just one of many original ideas Oribe created for  the show, which was  was held at Oribe’s Fifth Avenue Salon, with plenty of Gold Chairs,  and I remember Veruschka was present amongst other luminaries.  Time for more interesting ideas like this during NY Fashion Weeks.  Please!

Hair: Oribe, Oribe Salon, New York, 1997 … Makeup: Fulvia … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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