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Helen Oppenheim

Helen Oppenheim

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Helen Oppenheim, hair guru, has been Creative/PR Director for Vidal Sassoon US/Canadian Salons (1979-1981) and for La Coupe Salons (on and off for 14 trend-setting years like no other) …""Ambassadress"" for John Sahag and his Workshop for a total of 4 years … She has been US Correspondent for Spain's Peluquerias Magazine for decades, and freelanced for many of the world's hair magazines, including Modern Salon … Judging duties include Global Salon Business Awards in 2008, NAHA in 2015. She photographs backstage at NY Fashion Weeks and Museums.

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Half blonde/half black bob on Kyrolan makep artist, Kelly Thompson, cut and color by Gage,...

Events

Seen on Scene at NYFW Spring 2017

by Helen Oppenheim

It was sizzling hot, in the 90s most days at New York Fashion Week for Spring 2017 but, just as they were in the freezing cold, the Fab Fashionistas Seen on Scene were on target with their hair, their makeup, their fashions, jewelry, shoes and accessories.

BackStage @ Fashion Shows

Career

BackStage @ Fashion Shows

by Helen Oppenheim

Most people don't. Work with photographers backstage, that is. Most hairdressers are totally oblivious photographers are there backstage photographing hair that may not end up looking it's best, sometimes in media reaching millions or ...

Intercoiffure America/Canada – Wow!

Career

Intercoiffure America/Canada – Wow!

by Helen Oppenheim

"Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future" was the theme at the recent Intercoiffure America Canada Fall Atelier for 2015 held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC.Trends trending included a controversial Political Hair Show, taking ...

John Sahag 10-Year Tribute (1952-2005)

Career

John Sahag 10-Year Tribute (1952-2005)

by Helen Oppenheim

June 15, 2015 is 10 years since the legendary John Sahag passed away. This blog is a tribute to him and the amazing shapes he loved to make. His extraordinary work made him a world-famous icon with a client list beyond ...

China Fashion Alert

Galleries

China Fashion Alert

by Helen Oppenheim

Chinesorie, cheongsams, dragons are just a few of the Chinese trends we can expect to happen because of the spectacular exhibition just opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and the Anna Wintour Costume Center.  ...

Zig Zag With "Ziggles" and "Zisps"

Galleries

Zig Zag With "Ziggles" and "Zisps"

by Helen Oppenheim

La Coupe's Zig Zag Collection was one of the most successful I ever produced.  Zig zag parts gave a quilted effect to the hair, which went with the quilted fashions for Fall 1977.New ideas evolve slowly.  It is always smart to go ...

Gone With The Wind Re-Created

Galleries

Gone With The Wind Re-Created

by Helen Oppenheim

On December 15, 2014, it will be 75 years to the day since the World Premiere of Gone With The Wind, that classic legendary movie, the most celebrated in movie history based on Margaret Mitchell's bestseller book. The Paramount and Stateside ...

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