Short Curly Fuss-Free Hair – 1976

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Short Curly Fuss-Free Hair - 1976

Photo; Norman Parkinson

This stunning short curly fuss-free hair by Harry King was created in 1976 but it is as modern today as it was way back then. At the time “it was a revolutionary haircut because it was cut in many different lengths and no one had ever cut hair this way before,” said Harry King, the king of big sexy hair with over 100 Cosmopolitan covers to his credit.   For those into Hair History, it is worth reading the whole story and seeing more of the WorldGreat’s hair – CLICK HERE

Hair: Harry King … Stylist: Julie Britt … Editor: Meredith Ethrington Smith … Model: Yolande Gilot … Photographer © Norman Parkinson for GQ Magazine


Vidal Sassoon Gold Lamé RagSet – 1981

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 6 comments

Vidal Sassoon Gold Lamé RagSet - 1981

Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre

Hair History.  This is the short version of Vidal Sassoon’s P-P-Puff, by Graham Wren in 1981.  The silhouette was injected with a healthy dose of fresh … air.  The natural-looking, casual silhouette was very new at the time, not just for Vidal Sassoon but for the world.  One could go from rags to riches to get this look if the hair was not naturally curly.   Our model, Kay Romero, wife of the then-President of Vidal Sassoon Salons, USA, Fernando Romero, had her hair set in gold lamé rags, which looked more glam than rollers, and she could have gone out on the town wearing them as her hair set!  The gold lamé rags made a Peluquerias Magazine Cover and captured a lot of press all over the world at the time!    For more, longer versions and how-to’s, CLICK HERE

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY, 1981 …Makeup: Mariella Smith-Masters … Dress: Ellen Gleason … Earrings: Ken Begun … Model: Kay Romero … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre
Produced by Helen Oppenheim


Gamine For Curly Hair – 1987

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Gamine for Curly Hair - 1987

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Short curly hair looking soft and romantic, by Kim Lepine, from La Coupe’s 1987 Boudoir Hair Collection.   The back was a soft “V” shaped, close to the head, small. “No more squared-off, cut-across or cut-up napes,” she said at the time. Kim Lepine had this rare talent of always making her hairstyles soft, pretty, feminine with charming little details, whether the hair was short, long, curly straight.  She called these curls: “Tiny angel-like, delicious, sweet but not too sweet.” Hope you agree. Because the look has stood the test of time and could be as fashion forward today as way back then when she called it “The New Direction.” For much more (close-up, sideview, backview and tutorials) click: 

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella … Makeup: Nadiya Nottingham … Model: Lori Hope … Fashion Styling: Aleta Wolf-Gentile … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas … Produced by Helen Oppenheim