We are deeply saddened to report that legendary hairdresser Oribe Canales, known simply as “Oribe” to those in the industry, passed away earlier this morning, December 17th.
A dynamic presence in professional beauty, Oribe spent decades behind the scenes at various Fashion Weeks styling the world’s top supermodels (such as Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss) in addition to Hollywood elite, including Cher, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Scarlett Johansson. In 2008, Oribe founded his eponymous hair care line, which became an immediate hit upon its release.
what they say is true ..... my heart is in a thousand tiny pieces today..... can’t catch my breath ..... oh how I will miss my sweet friend @oribecanales Knowing I can’t call you right now to laugh , to talk hair , to talk life ,to talk shit, makes me shake in disbelief. Wish I could hug you , wish I could smell the familiar scent of when you walked in to a room. I’d do anything to tell you one more time how beautiful you make me feel .... I love you Oribe. & I Always will.
Beauty Launchpad mourns the loss of this industry icon, and will update as details come in.
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