On November 1st 1976 Helmut Newton's New York agent Bob Fischer invoiced Xavier Coiffures of 7 West 57th Street for a 'One day location shooting at Xavier Coiffures, Inc. in black and white with models Winnie [Hollmann] and Patti Hansen'. On November 10th Newton wrote to Xavier, 'Here are the photos. I hope you like them. One day, when you don't need the negative of the 2 half nude girls under the drier anymore, I'd love to have it back here in Paris as I'd like to use it in my next book.... I think it looks very "New York".'
The negatives have now been returned to the Helmut Newton Archive. These vintage prints survive as the testament to the photographer's brilliance as a 'gun for hire' -- we see his unique ability to exploit every commercial commission as the opportunity to develop his inimitable imagination while delivering a fabulous result to his client.