Hair Up To There With Crimps, NAHA – 2017

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Hair Up To There With Crimps, NAHA – 2017

Photo: Sylvia Hardt/Courtesy PBA

This fabulous stratospheric style with hair piled casually on top up to there, crimping in strategic places and wisps of hair on the forehead was one of the looks Nominated for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) 2017.   It did not win. But it is a winner. Congratulations to Christian James of Shade Studio. For more NAHA winners for 2017 and 2016, put NAHA in to the Search Box, top left of this page, and scroll down a few pages.

Hair: Christian James, Shade Studio, Phoenix, AZ … Photo: Sylvia Hardt/Courtesy PBA

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Fun Hair Braiding Ideas for NAHA – 2017

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Fun Hair Braiding Ideas for NAHA – 2017

Photos: Sal Misseri, Courtesy NAHA/PBA

Here’s two fun but wearable hair braiding ideas. One an updo for special occasions, the other half up, half down, can be worn for day or night. They are both by Julie Kocanyar, Reverie Salon, Chicago and were nominated in the Texture Category for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA/PBA) 2017, to be held in Las Vegas this Sunday, July 9, at the Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas.  (Since I posted this, Julie Kocanvar won the Texture Category Award at NAHA July 9. Congratulations.)

Hair: Julie Kocanyar, Reverie Salon, Chicago, IL … Makeup:   Kerra Cotticchia … Fashion Styling: Marni Seabright … Photos: Sal Misseri (Courtesy NAHA/PBA)

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New Wave Pompadour Rockers – 2016

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

New Wave Pompadour Rockers - 2016

Photos: Richard Monsieurs./Courtesy PBA. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Hair that rocks. With pompadours rising up to there. And new wave movements. By Matt Swinney, Evolution, a Finalist for NAHA 2016 in the Hairstylist of the Year Category, winners to be announced on Sunday, July 24th in Las Vegas. Both soft elegant styles are seen with hard-edge tattoos, and “show how free women are today to express themselves, more free than they have ever been in the realm of fashion and hair,” says the hairstylist. For the short look, left, damp hair was gelled, old school waves were vent brushed in, making sure to lock the waves in with a gentle rock motion, going against the way the wave was trending. When the waves were dry and set, small clips were used between the waves to make the indentation more prominent before finishing with spray. Right, a new wave rocker ponytail, something very different to a classic pony, with a pompadour effect. After the blow dry, the hair was sectioned with a tail comb, along the parietal ridge, roping the section to the occipetal bone dropping the top section back after securing, combed in a brick lay pattern, then backcombed. The outsides were then smoothed, and rolled into place. “I watched the hair grow fuller, after four sprays into the pony, with L’Anza’s Plumper.”

Hair: Matt Swinney, Evolution, Minneapolis, MN for NAHA … Products: L’Anza Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray (short style) … Healing Style Design Foam … Keratin Healing Oil Combing Cream … Healing Oil Hair Plumper … Brushes: Vent, Mason Pearson, Round … Makeup: Angela Guthrie … Photo: Richard Monsieurs/Courtesy PBA

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Redheads, Many Reds On One Head – 2016

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Redheads, Many Reds On One Head – 2016

Photos: Jake Thompson/Courtesy PBA … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

A simple idea of many tones of red on one head by Jake Thompson, Lunatic Fringe, a Finalist for NAHA 2016 in the Hair Color category, winners to be announced July 24th in Las Vegas at the PBA event.   “My inspiration was RED,” said the hairdresser who also took the photos here.   “I love how powerful red is, how controlling it is. I wanted tone on tone,” he added, “from the background, to makeup, to the styling. My fashion was tribal influenced, and I had my designer custom style this collection to show off the varying textures and tones.”

Hair: Jake Thompson, Lunatic Fringe, Salt Lake City, UT   …. Makeup: Jillyn Nesien … Fashion Styling: Rachael Domingo, Moth Styling & Design … Photos: Jake Thompson/Courtesy PBA

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Hair Sculpture Inspired by Living Trees – 2016

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Hair Sculpture Inspired by Living Trees – 2016

Photo: © John Rawson

This hair sculpture reminds one of a topiary tree, like this spiral tree bordered with a low hedge from homestratosphere.com The hair, by Sal Misseri of L&G Chicago/Katzen Education, is clipped to a clearly defined geometric shape and colored green like a tree. Misseri is Nominated in the Hairstylist of The Year Category for the North American Hairdressing Awards (NAHA) for 2016, winners to be announced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on July 24, 2016, hosted this year by the incredible Alan Cumming.  For 53 stunning topiary trees, gardens, plants and other shapes, click HERE and for tickets for NAHA, click HERE 

Hair: Sal Misseri, L&G Chicago/Katzen Education, Chicago, IL … Photo: John Rawson

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NAHA. White Geo Modern – 2016

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

NAHA. White Geo Modern - 2016

Photo: © Albert Sanchez

This white short geometric look with interesting curly movements in a modern way is one of five styles Lucie Doughty entered for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) for 2016.  Her work, always interesting, was Nominated, one of five in the Editorial category, and we wish her luck when the awards are given at the Professional Beauty Association (PBA)  event in Las Vegas, on July 24th.  I was a judge for the Winners again this year, and know there are many talents who participated with some amazing work.  Congratulations to all Nominated.  And to some who were not.    There’s always next year …

Hair: Lucie Doughty for Paul Mitchell/StraightPins Studio LA, Venice, CA … Products: Paul Mitchell Hydro Cream Whip, Awapuhi Hot of the Press, Extra Body Finishing Spray … Makeup : John Stapleton/Aim Artists using Mac Cosmetics … Art Director: Pedro Zalba … Photo: © Albert Sanchez

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