Hair Legend Lluis Llongueras Dies – 2023

Posted by on May 30, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Hair Legend Lluis Llongueras Dies – 2023

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The legendary Lluis Llongueras passed away in Barcelona on May 29, 2023 after a long illness.   He was 87 years old.  Condolences to his family for the loss of a very special man.  So many memories.

The Catalan phenomenon was the most famous hairdresser ever in Spain, building an empire with so many salons and centers bearing his name, the numbers vary from 50  salons in Spain, to 70, and 120 salons and centers world wide.

He Founded and was Director of the monthly Peluquerias Magazine from 1969 to 2022.  I was US Correspondent for the hair art magazine like no other in the whole world from 1982 to 2022.  At various times, the magazine with my columns and those of Correspondents in Paris, London, Italy, Australia,  was published in Argentina, Russia, Ukraine, China, South Korea and I was translated in each language.

Not only was he a pioneering hairdresser, often avant-garde and trend-setting, an inspiration to hairdressers all over the world, he was also an entrepreneur, a sculptor, photographer, painter, poet, and author – with an impressive number of exhibitions and books for each talent.

Salvador Dali was his client for 30 years, and Llongueras knew how to make that mustache stand up.  In 1979, he did the Guinness wig in the Mae West hall at Dali’s Museum in Figuras and when Dali died, he published a book – “My particular Dali – an homage to a genius and friend.  For some great stories and photos on Llongueras and Dali – CLICK HERE

He always made me laugh.  Witness photos in this memoriam  homage collage of me with him in London, Miami, New York and photos I took of him in his Barcelona studio  with his sculptures.


Peluquerias Magazine Cover – 2007

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Peluquerias Magazine Cover - 2007

Photo: Luis Vidal

Peluquerias Magazine is published in Barcelona, Spain with editions and circulation in just about every country on the planet.  I am US/Canada Correspondent for Peluquerias, but my column, which is very visual and 6 stories per column, one full page minimum,  is not on the Internet!!   There’s always a chance of a cover – and full pages for your great photos –  for anyone in this International hair art fashion magazine like no other – if  if if.  Just ask.  For more covers,  dating back to 1981, click HERE

Here is a 2007 Cover, one of my favorites, with hair and lashes by Tono Sanmartin of Valencia, Spain.  Photo: Luis Vidal




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Photo: © David Arnal … Collage:

Great updo and fashions for the June 2014 Peluquerias Magazine. The hair here, by Raffel Pages of Barcelona, Spain, is different, not copying anyone, and wearable at the same time. Ah, if only more hairdressers would work out how to do this! Fab feather fashions.

How to do it. Long hair was made into a small tail at the crown, with the hair pulled very tight. Foam was used for padding at the top which was scrolled into a horizontal loop held in the center, which was then sprayed.

Hair: Raffel Pages, Barcelona, Spain … Photo: David Arnal


La Coupe’s Kim Lepine On Stage in Spain – 1978

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

Photo: Courtesy Peluquerias Magazine

Photo: Courtesy Peluquerias Magazine,  Spain

Fourth in a series featuring the talent in action working on the photos in the Archives.

Here is La Coupe’s Kim Lepine working on her wave cut, in 1978.  This was the first bob with layers and it featured cut-in waves.  She was on stage here at the Jornados Internacional in Barcelona in front of some 2,000  people in the audience. For the finished look, click here    More of her beautiful, wearable and original work can be seen in many of La Coupe’s albums from the ’70s to the ’90s on  the website.  Just click away.


Press – Peluquerias, Spain – 2012

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Press - Peluquerias