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

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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

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Anne V, Age 15 @ NY Fashion Week – 2002

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

ANNE V, SUPERMODEL, AT AGE 15 -  2002

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Anne Vyalitsyna, known as Anne V, Russian born model/actress, 10 years in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and ongoing.   At 16 she was the face in Chanel’s Chance perfume ads. And from then has worked for all the majors of everything.

When she was just 15 years old, I photographed her backstage at the J. Lindberg NY Fashion Week show, with this amazing wide hair by Edward Tricomi, Warren Tricomi Salon, NY. I remember, I wanted to photo no one else, I waited and waited, and caught her for a brief second just after her nails were done and not dry for this photo.

Hair: Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi, NY … Model: Anne V … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

(One day, I will scan years of Fashion Week Photos which I have on film, as this was.)

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Sleepers Wide and Wild – 1975

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Sleepers Wild and Wide - 1975

Photos: Serge Beauchemin

In 1975, hair was getting bigger in Europe and in Montreal, La Coupe’s testing ground for high fashion hair trends, the world-class innovators made the hair bigger than big, and wide, very wide. With a new texture, thanks to an old crimping machine.  More later on that. For more Sleepers, HairThen,  La Coupe, 70s on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair Cut: Charles Booth, Crimped: Elmer Olsen, La Coupe … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Fashions: Renato Balestra Couture, Holt Renfrew Canada … Crystal Glass: Baccarat … Model: Rudy Maciukas … Location: The Royal Suite, Chateau Champlain Hotel, Montreal … Photos: Serge Beauchemin  … Produced/Concept/Fashion Styling: Helen Oppenheim

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