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The Helen Oppenheim Site Update

Maggie Mulhern | February 18, 2014 | 8:23 AM
Workshop Launch, 1985 | Hair: John Sahag, John Sahag Workshop | Photo: Bruno Juminer
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HighHair, 1980 | Hair by Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon, NY. Collage by Pascalain Gianello | Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre
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The Gamine, 1977 | Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe | Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre
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Iconic Interview Magazine Cover of Debbie Harry, 1979 | Hair: Harry King, WorldGreat | Design: Richard Bernstein | Photo: Barry McKinley
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Farrah Fawcett, 1978 | "She wanted to get rid of her signature look," said Harry King, WorldGreat | Photo: Scavullo
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Chic Mermaid, NY Fashion Week Spring 2014 | Hair: Peter Gray for Moroccanoil for Badgley Mischka | Photos: Helen Oppenheim
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Hair: Simon Forbes, Antenna, London | Photo: Unknown
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Hair: Angelo Seminara | Photo: Andrew OToole from the Ten Collection, 2010. Playing with textures and colors.
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The site is chock full of inspirational images from some of the top stylists from the 1960's to present. Oppenheim, an editor, photo journalist and ex-public relations expert, has been collecting and archiving these photos since launching her career in the late 1970's as in-house Creative Concept and Public Relations Director in-house for both Vidal Sassoon Salons USA and Canada from 1979-1981 and before that for La Coupe from 1974 to 1979. "La Coupe and I did some of the most innovative work. I am very proud of what we did then," says Oppenheim.

Oppenheim continued working with the greats and continues to find talent wherever she goes. She is a regular at New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, seen at the most important shows, photographing the most creative and noteworthy leads and key artists.

MODERN met with Oppenheim at the 2014 Fall/Winter Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and got an update on her site. Learn more from the creator herself in this short video.


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