La Coupe’s Anniversary Cake Hat – 1992

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

La Coupe's Anniversary Cake Hat - 1992

Photo: © Jon Williams

May 31 is the date the first La Coupe Salon opened in Montreal. The Cake Hat was created to celebrate La Coupe’s 25 years in business. It was concocted by Renée Cohen using false hair, a hat frame dripping with tulle, cake décor and candles.

Charles Booth went on to open another two salons in Montreal, a salon in Toronto, then one in New York City, hair care products and tools. All gone for him now, except for the products.   In it’s heyday (the 70s-early 90s) La Coupe was one of the world’s most innovative and leading salons, often considered avant-garde, then, but now the hair seems so wearable, and has stood the test of time, even from the 60s and 70s. Be inspired from then for now, click HairThen on then La Coupe.

Hair: Renèe Cohen, La Coupe, NY … Model: Carol Dlugos/Ford … Photo: © Jon Williams Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim


Stylish Cool Prom Hair On 16 Year Old – 1993

Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Stylish Cool Prom Hair On 16 Year Old – 1993

Photos: © Mark Bugzester … Page Designs: Gouin Beecher

In 1993, La Coupe created these stylish styles on a 16 year old. The looks have not dated and could inspire Prom Hair today. Left, Lolllipop curls by Kim Lépine, a new look then. The curls were not brushed or combed, only gently pulled on ends after the set. On the right, the ultimate wrap up on the same 16 year old, by Renée Cohen, who took 1″ sections of hair in strategic places and wrapped the sections here and there across and around the head.  For more prom styles, how-to’s, click HERE 

Hair: Kim Lépine (Lollipops), Renée Cohen (Wrap) La Coupe, 1993 … Makeup: Ciana, La Coupe … Jewelry Kerry Macbride … Model: Tara … Photos: Mark Bugzester … Page Designs: Gouin Beecher … Produced by Helen Oppenheim