Hair With Zig-Zags “Zisps” “Ziggles” – 1977

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Hair With Zig-Zags "Zisps" "Ziggles" - 1977

Photos: © Larry Nichols

Something different. Be inspired by a retro look, for today. Comb in a zig-zag part on your hair. Easy to do with so many hairstyles today. You might want to add a few flirty zisps (wisps) on the forehead, and if you want a “new” shape, let the hair ondulate in “ziggles” throughout, as in this style by Jerome Pinsonneault for La Coupe Toronto, created in 1977. The nape was shorter, the sides longer and the last 4″ of length was layered to achieve a round edge. For more zig-zags, a how-to,  click HERE  

Hair: Jerome Pinsonneault, La Coupe Toronto, 1977 … Makeup: Tuvia (aka Ted Nadel) … Model: Sandra Rilmand … Background: Earth Eclipse from Apollo 12 Moon Flight/McLaughlin Planetarium Toronto … Photo: Larry Nichols … Fashion Styling/Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim


“Zuperman” With “Zlicked” Down Hair – 1977

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

"Zuperman" With "Zlicked" Down Hair - 1977

Photo: © Larry Nichols

Superman movies come and go, and they are endlessly popular.  The latest is “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” just  released in March, 2016.   Which takes me back to La Coupe’s “Zuperman” with a “Z” by Stace Long.  He had “zlicked” down hair. And a zig-zag part.  This inspired me to make up a whole new alphabet making the “s” into a “z” – first with hair styles featuring zig-parts for her, then for him.   “With this hair, any “Zuperman” could handle anything and everyone “zuperbly” even Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman,” I wrote in the press release, with my usual tongue in cheek.  They would star in the “Superman” movie to be released in 1978, the year following my little collection, released just before the movie for maximum publicity. (Our “Zuperman” wore a belt of another kind that I had managed to get from Columbia Pictures for the release later that year of ” Close Encounters of Another Kind.”)  For another “Zuperman”and Clark Kent photos, click HERE

Hair: Stace Long, La Coupe Toronto, 1977 … Fashions: George Karkoulas … Model: Bruce Spencer, Nexus Models, Toronto …   Photo: Larry Nichols … Fashion Styling/Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim


Naughty Knotties. Zig-Zag Part, Zwiggles – 1978

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Naughty Knotties. Zig-Zag Part, Zwiggles – 1978

Photos: © Lorraine Sylvestre

Asymmetric Naughty Knotties, one higher than the other, with a zig-zag part zooming across the head, and zwiggles flirting on the forehead. The photo on the left made US Vogue in September 1978, and other magazines world wide. Antonio da Costa Rocha, who did the hair for La Coupe, was the darling of New York Society Ladies with his chignon and dressed hair talents, his charm, his manners, a true gentleman, sadly missed. For more on his Naughty Knotties, scroll back and forth, click HERE  

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, /New York/Montreal … Model: Melissa Hargraves … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre.