Oribe Canales, one of the most iconic hairstylist to the stars, died on Monday at the age of 62.
After gaining worldwide recognition in the '80s and '90s for his work with Vogue, Chanel and Versace, the Cuban-born stylist became a household name to Hollywood. Most frequently working with Jennifer Lopez throughout her career, Oribe had a star-studded roster including Meghan Markle, Cher, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. J.Lo took to her Instagram to share a heartbreaking post reflecting upon first meeting Oribe.
His most famed work came in 1993, when he created the bedhead hair look for Marc Jacob's Spring collection for Perry Ellis. The iconic runway show is often dubbed as the pioneering start of the grunge movement.
Oribe's high-fashion momentum in the 1990s garnered him a close friendship with "The Big Five." Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista all paid tribute to the beloved stylist, even referring to him as "chosen family."
Miley Cyrus, Emily Ratajkowski, Heidi Klum and more celebrities took to social media to express shock over Oribe's heartbreaking death. See how they reacted below.
Celebs pay tribute to famed hairstylist Oribe Canales
Celebs pay tribute to famed hairstylist Oribe Canales
When I was 16 I was fascinated with Vogue magazine I would ride on the train and look at all the images of the supermodels and I was obsessed with the hair!! When I saw an image I loved I would check who did it and it was always someone named Oribe... Wow... he’s amazing I would think!! Cut to years later I was making my first album. I started working with Benny Medina and he said to me we have to do an album cover shoot who do you want for hair and makeup... honestly I was so new to the industry I knew no one and remembered my time flipping thru those magazines on the 6 and said ummm Oribe and Kevin Aucoin... Benny laughed and said oh OK! The next 10 years I would spend with Oribe by my side in every waking and working moment. We fell in love with each other. We traveled the world together. And along with Scott Barnes they helped me blossom into JLO. It was a magical and exhausting time...And when I was tired he would say to me... “You are gonna get up and go out there and be beautiful and fabulous bc that your job!!” We’d laugh bc that sounded crazy and then we would get to the business of doing our “job” !! He made me love the glam part of things. Bc he loved it so much and saw it as a powerful tool to empower women. He loved beauty and wanted women to feel beautiful and sexy. He loved the messiness and the imperfection and saw how interesting that was. He was a true artist.
He made me feel special and beautiful for so long. I could go on and on but I will just say with a heavy heart... Thank you sweet, beautiful man... I will miss you. I love you Oribe... so much... 💔#latinolegend #artistextraordinaire #hairgod #familia
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. 💔
Rest in Power, Oribe Canales. I am so grateful to have been able to work with you and know you. The king of hair, t… https://t.co/baOJs8vOEs
Oribe — you will be missed! Your incredible talent, your charm and good looks and just enough bad boy to keep us all laughing! 💔
Tell me this is not true , my Chosen family Orbie , @oribe broken beyond words .Beautiful SOUL there will never be another . I love you forever 💔💔😪😪😪
I will miss you Oribe
Gigi Hadid Instagram Story
✨ ♥️just received the saddest news, talented, good hearted friend is not with us anymore RIP SWEET ANGEL @oribe ♥️✨
Devastated over the loss of this man. The most handsome. The funniest. The one and only. Oribe.
Oribe (& Judy) putting the final touches on me before my wedding. 📷 @pamela_hanson San Francisco 2003 🙏🏽
Thank you @oribecanales for always making me feel so beautiful... thank u for making my Mom smile so big for this… https://t.co/KTgMnSjGKw
♥️ I will love my Oribe forever. ♥️ #family 💔
Rest In Peace brilliant and lovely Oribe. We will miss you dearly but your light will never be dimmed 💔
ORIBE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR MAGIC AND YOUR FRIENDSHIP. I SHALL MISS YOU. RIP.
GRACIAS POR TU MAGIA Y AMISTAD ORIBE. TE EXTRAÑARÉ. QEPD.
And then I moved to NYC & we worked on countless other covers & shoots together & I got to witness that genius firs… https://t.co/KzyckfuQTw
This is the photo we did @voguemagazine when Oribe first launched his product line. We shot him w/ @cturlington, on… https://t.co/H7b7ArwwjX
I am devastated to hear that my darling friend and work companion has past away. 💔 ORIBE is one of the great ‘original’ hairdressers whose iconic status grew along side the supermodels of the 80’ and 90’. He was a brilliant hairdresser and simply adored by all. I so looked forward to the days that I would be with him and the teams we had around us. He went on to create the great hair brand, ORIBE that everyone uses and is loved by all.
Here we are in the nineties, holding each other close. He always had his arms around someone or dancing on set. No one made me feel more loved, and no one made me laugh so much. I love you.
I am so sad you are gone our beautiful Oribe. The world of fashion and beauty has lost a great soul, and we will mourn that you have left us all behind while you have gone straight to heaven. RIP ORIBE 💔🖤💔 and my love and sympathy to his family @oribecanales #orbe #oribecanales #marygreenwell #mymgmakeup