Who’s Who: Oribe

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You may have heard or even tried one of the products created by Oribe (pronounced Or-bay), after all, the range of shampoos, conditioners, masks etc is as luxurious as the hairdos styled by him. The Cuban born hair stylist, who made a name during the 1980s and 90s, is still associated with sexy styles, inspired by the stars of the Hollywood golden era.

Oribe Canales began his career as Garren’s assistant, which opened the doors to magazine editorials and partnerships with Steven Meisel and François Nars. As his ex-boss, he created iconic hairdos for iconic supermodels and was responsible for many Versace shows and campaigns. Everything was going well until the grunge trend changed the glamorous look of fashion to a bare face, undone hair mood. Suddenly, Oribe was no longer the darling of editors and photographers and went through a rough path. Then, a phone call from Jennifer Lopez, inviting him to style the hair for her first album cover, brought a breath of fresh air to his career.

Nowadays, he signs looks for Vogue, Vanity Fair and Allure, the Oscars, cool editorials for Pop and V, and campaigns for Armani, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana, among many others. He also manages a salon in Miami Beach and the Oribe Hair Care which can be found at Space NK, Fortnum & Mason and Net-a-Porter. Take a look at Oribe.com  to learn how to recreate some of the hairdos and get product recommendation!

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