These are the products of the hair obsessed.
Oribe, the eponymous product line from one of the most influential hairdressers of all time, defines luxury in hair care.
Combining over 30 years of styling heritage at the top of the editorial and salon worlds with old-world craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation from the most sought-after beauty artisans, the Oribe line delivers the highest possible levels of performance and sophistication.
Oribe delivers truly original formulations: gels that condition, oils that hold, sprays that don’t flake or clump, skincare-grade shampoos that prep hair for styling while protecting it from the environment, all lightly scented with specially commissioned French perfumes.
Beautiful in function and form alike, this line is for taste-driven individuals who know that personal style – perfectly expressed through excellence – is the ultimate luxury.
In 1992, The New York Times noted that runway hair, once designed to show off the clothes, had itself become a big deal. The occasion was a Chanel show at which the deliberately disheveled hairstyles created by Oribe, already a lauded “top stylist” and “hair maestro”, received as much attention as the clothes; Oribe had even obscured the faces of some of the models with hunks of hair. “All Karl Lagerfeld, the designer, asked me to do,” Oribe told the newspaper, “was make the girls feel wonderful—and they did.”
Who would have guessed that the next hair legend would be the one-time bad boy from Cuba with the movie star good looks and the tattooed sleeves? Today one can’t know fashion without knowing Oribe. He has defined the notion of fashion over the course of a career of unprecedented longevity and scope. Oribe’s combination of session, celebrity and salon work spans over three decades, and he is always in the right places with the right people at all of the right times.
There is no one who can claim Oribe’s influence on beauty, and his ride is nowhere near done. Oribe is one of the select few whose sensibility encompasses the timeless and the ever-changing, from the voluminous glamour he lent to the pre-supermodels like Beverly Johnson, Carol Alt and Kim Alexis who he photographed with Ruven Afanador for The New York Times Magazine, to his vision for a Dolce & Gabbana accessories campaign by Steven Klein with the model Missy Rayder posed nude except for heels, a belt and humongous Mars Attacks hair, to the realization of his dream product line that was created with an assembled team of the top industry veterans and craftsmen from around the world. Oribe loves what he does and continues to do it, constantly and passionately, continuing to invent and re-invent, building his body of work and his influence on hair and fashion that defines the generations.