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 Coupe Dancing Hair – 1986

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

La Coupe Dancing Hair - 1986

Photo: Geoffrey Hargraves Thomas. Collage: Pascalain Gianello

This is Dancing Hair.  By the then King of Chignons, Antonio da Costa Rocha.  I produced the famous La Coupe Collection in 1986 and the talented Pascalain Gianello made this gorgeous collage in 2013, a surprise gift. The lovely Carol Dlugos, a La Coupe muse and favorite, is the model.  I said at the time, there was a return elegance and romance.  And now is the time to forget all the greasy hair, the wisps flying all over the place and make that return too!  For the how-to  archived on the website, click HERE.  To see more Dancing Hair, all inspired by Ginger Rogers dancing with  Fred Astaire  in the movie, “Top Hat” click HERE

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, 1986 … Finish: La Coupe Glossing Wax, Fixatif Plus … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Stylist: Aleta Joy Wolfe … Dress: Oscar de la Renta … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas …  Collage: Pascalain Gianello

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Natural Hair Thin Braids @ Jonathan Simkhai -2017

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Natural Hair Thin Braids @ Jonathan Simkhai -2017

Photos Top Left+Right: Alex Barron Hough … Backstage Photo Bottom Left: Helen Oppenheim

Natural looking hair with long thin braids crisscrossed with white thread were to one side of the head at the dazzling Jonathan Simkhai New York Fashion Week Show for Spring 2017. “It was all about creating texture that isn’t too polished,” said Thomas Osborn who led the Catwalk by TIGI Team. “We wanted to keep the hair down and natural looking with an element of dry roughness to highlight the collection,” he said.   Beads were added at the ends of some braids, and a long slim earring ending in a bead or two was on the other side of the head. High necks and fabric choker looks with long ends dangling were featured on many models in this show of romantic dresses for red carpets, galas, drop dead entrances. More,  how-to, fashions, click HERE

Hair: Catwalk by TIGI, led by Thomas Osborn … Products: Catwalk by TIGI Hairsta, Texturizing Salt Spray, Transforming Dry Shampoo, Work It Hairspray … Makeup: Gato by Maybelline … Runway Photos Top Left and Right: Alex Barron Hough … Backstage Photo Bottom Left: Helen Oppenheim

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Big, Big, Beautiful, Romantic Hair – 2016

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Big, Big, Beautiful, Romantic Hair – 2016

Photo: © Mark de Paola. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

The hair by Jon Reyman, Aveda, for the Naeem Khan New York Fashion Week Show for Fall 2016 was big, beautiful and romantic to go with the dazzling, shimmery, gorgeous glam gowns. The crimping to help get the style looks like something wonderful before it is brushed out. To see more versions and  how it was done, click HERE 

Hair: Jon Reyman, Aveda … Products: Aveda Control Force … Makeup: Gato, Maybelline
Photo: © Mark de Paola

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Romantica, Redhead Braids – 2012

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Romantica, Redhead Braids - 2012

Photo: © Roberto Ligresti

Romantic braided style on glorious redhead rising softly up to there at the front, from Vivienne Mackinder’s 2012 Romantica Collection. The hair was styled into a 3-strand rope, worked around the head, and cascaded into the center back, where it was then gathered into a loose ponytail. For more Romantica and more by WorldGreat Vivienne Mackinder, click HERE 

Hair: Vivienne Mackinder … Makeup: David Maderich … Fashion Stylist: David Widjaja … Photo: Roberto Ligresti

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Angelic Hair, Romantic Dress – 2016

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Angelic Hair, Romantic Dress – 2016

Photo: © Paul Morejón

Peter Gray’s romantic two length wet-looking hair that isn’t wet, which he calls “a diaphanous angelic look.” The hair is actually dry, with the moisture sealed into the hair. Romantic dress with tiers of pink frills by Nicola Formichetti for Nicopanda’s Spring New York Fashion Week Presentation.  More from this avant-garde Presentation for her and him, click HERE

Hair: Peter Gray, Cutler/Redken … Products: Redken Guts 10, Outshine 01 …
Makeup: Maki Ryoke, Mac Cosmetics … Photo: © Paul Morejón

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Romantic Dancing Hair Chic to Cheek – 1935/1986

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Romantic Dancing Hair Chic to Cheek – 1935/1986

Top Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Fred & Ginger RKO

Dancing Hair in 1986 was inspired by Ginger Rogers in the 1935 RKO movie classic “Top Hat” as she danced “Cheek to Cheek” with Fred Astaire. A 36″ long switch was twisted and twirled then wrapped around the head giving flattering height and width – plus it worked with any hair, long or short, for a romantic, chic look. To see many more versions of Dancing Hair, some in color,  a how-to, a few minutes of the most famous and romantic Fred & Ginger duets, music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, click HERE scroll down, and know it is heaven.

Hair Top Photo: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, NY/Montreal, 1986 … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Stylist: Alete Gentile Wolfe … Model: Marilyn Coe … Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Concept/ Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Romantic Dreamy Hair – 2013

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Romantic Dreamy Hair – 2013

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Romantic hair inspired by fairies, woodland nymphs and the haunting beauty of Max Reinhardt’s 1935 film “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” was the theme for Peter Gray’s hair for the Badgley Mischka Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week show.

The ribbon-like hair floated angelically, some accented with a tiny flower or two nestling here and there. Small random crimps gave an airy effect and added to the magic. A braided shelf acted as a base for the complicated carefully conceived dreamy hair, lovely for beautiful brides. For more romance and how-to’s, click HERE: 

Hair: Peter Gray for Moroccanoil … Makeup: Tom Pecheux, Mac Cosmetics …
Photos/Collage: © Helen Oppenheim

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