Black Panther Wow @ NYFW – 2018

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos: Getty Images for Marvel (Courtesy Redken)

Black Panther Wow @ NYFW - 2018

Photos: Getty Images for Marvel (Courtesy Redken)

Marvel Studios presented the ‘Black Panther’ Welcome to Wakanda New York Fashion Week Showcase for F/W 2018. Rodney Cutler, Cutler Salons, and Redken’s Global Ambassador, said “Braids were very present  in the movie,” and he collaborated with two of the designers, Cushnie et Ochs and Laquan Smith, to incorporates braids in the final looks (top photos.)  Guests on the red carpet and at the party also wore braids to wow (bottom photos.)  For more braid inspirations and some how-to’s, CLICK HERE

Hair (top photos): Rodney Cutler, Redken Brand Ambassador … All Photos: Getty Images for Marvel

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Colorific Geometric Hair NYFW – 2018

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Colorific Geometric Hair NYFW - 2018

Photos: Courtesy Redken

Colorific Haircuts for the Marc Jacobs New York Fashion Week Show for Fall 2018 were by Redken’s Guido with Josh Woods,who colored the Vidal Sassoon ’60s-inspired modernized cuts on real hair, on nine of the world’s top models. No wigs.  The looks, as seen here in the July issue of Peluquerias Mazgazine, were all about skill, precision, placement – “knowing exactly where the place color to emphasize the  haircuts is key for these looks,” said the colorist, who wanted the girls to look like they were lit in a night club, with neon and strobe lighting in our references.”  And let’s not forget congratulations to Marc Jacobs, an American designer who is not content with safe nothing boring hair walking his runways!  For more on this. bigger and more photos, CLICK HERE

Hair: Guido, Redken Global Creative Director … Hair Color: Josh Woods, Redken Global Color Director … Products: Redken Satinwear 04, Shine Flash 02 … Color Products: Redken pH Nonder, Color Extend Magnetics, Flash Lift, City Beats/Color Gels Lacquers … Photos: Courtesy Redken

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Trend Alert. Hair Orbits Again- 1969

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Trend Alert. Hair Orbits Again- 1969

Photos: Bob Fisher. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Do you know your hair history?  ’60s hairstyle orbits in  2018.  Again. This look was very popular in the late ’60s.  Similar looks were done by many, first popularized by Vidal Sassoon, but I prefer this one by Charles Booth owner of La Coupe Salons from 1967 to early 90s and introduced as The Orbit in 1969, the year the US first  landed on the moon.  Now, Redken’s Guido has designed his version for Marc Jacobs F/W New York Fashion Week Show, colorized for the 21st century by Josh Woods, so there is another trend  alert for the look, which could catch on this time. It’s not flattering to all, but is for some, as it was here for Keitha McLean, at the time the Fashion and Beauty Editor of The Montreal Star, later  a reporter at WWD, and still  later the first Editor in Chief of Miss Chatelaine now known as Flare in Toronto.   Face on, it was just a cap of hair, with a heavy round smooth fringe rising up to a soft point in the middle of the forehead. It was cut  right from the crown and the hair orbited  all around.  The back was short and the  cap graduated to a “V” on both sides. For more details and a longer  version CLICK HERE

Hair: Charles Booth, La  Coupe Montreal, 1969 … Model: Keitha McLean … Photos: Bob Fisher, ARB

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Romantic Hair Twists by Guido @ MFW – 2017

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

Romantic Hair Twists by Guido @ MFW – 2017

Photo: Courtesy Redken

This romantic looking long hairstyle by Guido Paulau, Redken, was shown as one of many beautiful looks  at the Docle and Gabanna Milan Fashion Week Show for Fall 2017. To do it yourself, add a little texture with a curling iron if your hair is straight. Use fingers to pull one to two inch sections from each side of the hair and pull back behind the ears, secure with bobby pins.  Then twist hair over each side to the opposite s side and secure with additional bobby pins. (Don’t forget to hide them under the hair.)  Spray to take away fly aways and to add a touch of polish. For more by Redken’s Guido with detailed how-to’s, CLICK HERE

Hair: Guido, Redken, Global Creative Director … Products: Redken Wind Blown 05, Fashion Work 12 Hairspray … Photo: Courtesy Redken

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La Perla Veil Look @ NYFW – 2017

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 La Perla Veil Look @ NYFW – 2017

Photo: Jane Kratochvil

“The La Perla woman is the epitome of sexy and strong,” said Teddy Charles at the first ever New York Fashion Week Runway Show for the La Perla lingerie brand. He played up the texture of the hair and topped it with a veiled headpiece to add a sense of chic mystery and fun. For more from the show, CLICK HERE

Hair: Teddy Charles and Cutler/Redken … Products: Cutler Volumizing Spray, Redken Windblown 05, Forceful 23 Super Strength Hairspray … Makeup: Erin Parsons, Maybelline … Photo: Jane Kratochvil

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A Regal Little Crown Rules – 2017

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

A Regal Little Crown Rules – 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Redken

At the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2017 Milan Fashion Week Show, Guido of Redken ‘Dolcified’ each person walking the runway. These included influencers, clients, real people, as well as models.. Some women had their hair up, some down, some had florals, and some had crowns, like this adorable regal little crown worn with hair swept up softly into a loose bun on top of the head. For more Fall 2017 Redken hair by Guido, with how-to’s, click HERE

Hair: Guido, Redken, Global Creative Director … Products: Redken … Photo: Courtesy of Redken

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A Crown or Roses @ Dolce & Gabbana – 2017

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

A Crown or Roses @ Dolce & Gabbana - 2017

Photos: Courtesy of Redken

Put a whole bunch of roses and a few strategic leaves on heads for a very special bride or gala. This lovely look by Guido, Redken’s Global Creative Director “was inspired by pure, couture Italian princesses for the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Couture Show for Fall/Winter 2017.” He allowed the hair to dry to encourage its own natural, soft texture, then pinned the hair back and up using bobby pins for adequate hold. He lightly sprayed a few loose pieces which were allowed to hang around the ears, nape of the neck and front of the face for a soft, romantic look. The flower crown of roses was secured to the head with additional bobby pins. Or the flowers could be added on a large headband.

Hair: Guido, Redken …. Product: Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray … Photos Courtesy of Redken

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Betsey Johnson Girly Bride NYFW – 2009

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Betsey Johnson Girly Bride JNYFW - 2009

Photo: Courtesy Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week/Getty Images

Betsey Johnson’s girly brides from her Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week show for Summer 2009 were something else, playful, memorable.  The terrific theatrics included handcuffed brides and pirates, inspired by fairytales.  ’80s modern bobbed wigs by Italo Gregorio for Redken wowed in white, as here,  but also in  pink, turquoise, purple, black, topped off by hats with veil. Love, love, love.   To see more of Betsey’s brides, click HERE

Hair: Italo Gregorio, Redken … Makeup: Fluvia, Make Up Forever … Photo: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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