Sahag Short Hair Sparkling Texture – 1995

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Sahag Short Hair Sparkling Texture - 1995

Photo: Michael Thompson

“I felt this beauty shot needed clean, sparkling texture, so I played with gels,” said the legendary John Sahag of this short playful look which was published in the 1995 coffee table book by Amy Fine Collins, who featured the most world-famous editorial hairstylists of the day in this gorgeous book with 150 inspirational hair by the tops of the tops, now available on Amazon for a song (great Christmas gift) – CLICK HERE.  To see more of the Sahag “Amazing Shapes” from this book archived on this website, CLICK HERE

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop … Model: Jenny Brunt … Photo: Michael Thompson for German Vogue.


Her and His Short Hair With Quiffs NYFW – 2016

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Her and His Short Hair With Quiffs NYFW – 2016

Photos: © Paul Morejón

Short crops with movement and a quiff on the forehead, for her and him, hair by Peter Gray at Nicola Formichetti’s Nicopanda New York Fashion Week Presentation for Fall 2016.   The theme was “grunge meets street looks” –  stay tuned for more from this fab presentation.

Hair: Peter Gray, Cutler/Redken … Products: Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo … Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Spray, Shine Flash 02, Quick Dry Instant Finishing Spray … Makeup: Maki Ryoke, Mac Cosmetics … Photos: © Paul Morejón


Gwyneth Paltrow Short Hair by John Sahag – 1997

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Gwyneth Paltrow Short Hair by John Sahag - 1997

Photo: Images

This is Gwyneth Paltrow with short hair, worn with a cute little bobby pin. Love it.  The photo, found with the help of Lori Bermani, was taken at the New York Premiere for her 1997 movie, “Sliding Doors.” John Sahag, who did her hair here, had flown to London to do her hair for the movie, and she wore this pixie cut for a while. To see more of Gwyneth by Sahag, before this short cut and after as it grew out, click here: 

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop … Photo: Images


John Sahag, Rachel’s Saga, Part 11 – 1996

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

Prep Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

This is Rachel, six months after Rachel’s saga began when her hair turned green after swimming in a pool filled with chlorine.  John Sahag with colorist Jennifer Chune to the rescue.   They let her black roots grow in and here Sahag, in what he called a burst of creative energy, took her haircut somewhere else.  He called it the Multi Cut because it had unlimited multi-shapes in one cut and integrated Rachel’s new re-growth for a totally modern approach to color.  These are prep photos I took, the hair almost done but not fully camera finished by Sahag.  But he liked them enough to include them in the press release.

The photographer did not shoot in color but you can see the color here and the multi shapes in the other photos of the Collection.  For more versions,  how-to handle after swim hair problems, and much more on the Rachel Saga Part 11,click here and scroll and and forth. 

Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop, 19o96 … Color: Jennifer Chune … Makeup: Susan Houser … Fashion Styling: Lisa Von Weisse …  Fashions: Elisa Jimenez/The Hunger World …  Model: Rachel Bick … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim


1 Short HighHair

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1. Vidal Sassoon - The Queue

Short HighHair

1.  Short hair with a flirty kiss curl.
The longest part of the haircut is above the front hairline, where a graceful, fan-like band of weight gives height, for HairHair. We will show you in the next photo how to make this short hair long, in a flash.

Hair: Avram, Vidal Sassoon, New York, 1980
Makeup: Ted Nadal
Model: Lynn Snowden
(The Freelance Magazine Journalist/Author)
Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Produced by Helen Oppenheim

Note: there is different text under each photo.