Chignon With Beads @ Carolina Herrera – 2010

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 4 comments

Chignon With Beads @ Carolina Herrera - 2010

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

As New York Fashion Week nears for Spring 2015 (September 4th to 11th) here’s a look-back to Spring 2010. With hope and a prayer there will be more ideas like this, and not too many ponytails and nothing hair! This modern  chic chignon had bronze, gold or silver beads embedded by Orlando Pita for Carolina Herrera’s New York Fashion Week show that year. The beads, on a headband, showed through easy-going, gently-twisted, tucked-under knots of hair resting elegantly on napes. The hair wasn’t stiff, structured, or too perfect and was exquisite. For more versions and details how to do it, click

Hair: Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon, NY using Moroccanoil … Photo: Helen Oppenheim



Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments


Chignons with Beads for Glittering Nights


Shimmering silver, gold or bronze beads were embedded in strands of hair for these exquisite chignons, perfect for glittering nights.  By Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon NY for Moroccanoil at the Carolina
Herrera Spring 2010 Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Week show.

The beads showed through easy-going, gently twisted, tucked-under knots resting elegantly on napes.  “The hair,” said Orlando Pita, “wasn’t stiff or structured.”  For more, and some photos how to re-create  this unique look, go to Fashion Weeks, Spring 2010.

Hair: Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon, NY, for Moroccanoil … Photos: Helen Oppenheim