Wide Crimped Hair Flat On Top – 1975

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Wide Crimped Hair Flat On Top - 1975

Photo: Serge Beauchemin

I use this photo as the cover for my Twitter – @HelenOppenheim – which is also for my Instagram.  I’m also on Pinterest.   I’m not on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest often enough but I am there.  Also here are my albums on Modern Salon.  If you Follow and Like all my pages, – if you Re-Tweet, Comment, Share, maybe I will visit all more often! Note, I can  be found most days on my Facebook Biz Buzz  – from where you can Share most photos on this blog. (Comments are appreciated on my blog and under photos on my website too.)  This wide crimped flat on top hairstyle from La Coupe’s iconic 1975 “Sleeper” Collection is one of my favorites.  It was the first time the crimper was used in the modern era, a 50 year old antique crimping machine then-hairstylist Elmer Olsen found in his Grandmother’s attic. Hair History.  Really.  For more and more versions on this iconic look, click HERE

Hair: Elmer Olsen, La Coupe, Montreal 1975 … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado …  Model: Rudi Maciukas … Photo: Serge Beauchemin.  Produced by Helen Oppenheim.


Bundle Up In The Snow, With Style – Fall 2014

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Bundle Up In The Snow, With Style - Fall 2014

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

It is almost time.  For the Fall 2016 Collections at New York Fashion Week.  Stay tuned.  In the meantime, be inspired by this interesting man with all his accessories and hair up to there I photographed in the freezing cold, in February, during NY Fashion Week for Fall 2014. Fab from head to toe.  He didn’t wait for me to find out who he was before hopping into a passing taxi. I blogged here on him the next day and later added him to the Scene 1 album on my website, click here:

Six months later, I was scrolling through Discover on Twitter, something I look at every so often, and there he was. Did a little research.  He is the Market & Accessories Director for Marie-Claire, known for his avant-garde style and impeccable taste. His name is Kyle Anderson, and he is also a Consultant, Stylist, Fashion Icon,  to be found on Twitter @KyleEditor

Photos: Helen Oppenheim


Hair History, Wide Crimped Style – 1975

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

 Hair History,  Wide Crimped Style- 1975

Photo: © Serge Beauchemin

I am using this as my cover photo on Twitter and Google+. I am not very good at either! Don’t do them enough. Any encouragement if you Follow me on either or both would be good. Hope to see you here: https://twitter.com/HelenOppenheim Or there: https://plus.google.com/+HelenOppenheim/posts

Do you know your hair history? This photo features the first crimped hair of the modern era, literally created with a 50 year old crimping machine from the 20s – in 1975. It is a photo I love, from the iconic La Coupe Sleeper Collection. For more of this wider than wide look, and more crimped styles, click:

Hair: Elmer Olsen, La Coupe, Montreal … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Model: Rudy Maciukas … Photo: Serge Beachemin … Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim



Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Golden Globes. I tweeted through them. In real time.  Not politically correct.  If you want to know what I said and the top hair, go to @HelenOppenheim  Just started tweeting.