Sad news for the beauty world: Celebrity hairstylist Oribe Canales has tragically passed away at the age of 62, it was revealed on Monday morning.
The Cuban-born industry leader began his career in the 80s and 90s after partnering with famed photographer Steven Meisel and contributing to print, from Vogue to Allure, as well as various runway campaigns, including Chanel and Versace.
Oribe at work
Oribe at work
MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 6: Rande Gerber, Karolina Kurkova and Oribe Canales are seen at Cindy Crawford's 'Becoming' book celebration at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach on October 6, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 20: Oribe and Janice Dickinson attend the Oribe Hair Care West Coast Launch Party at SkyBar on July 20, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - APRIL 8: Susanne Bartsch and Oribe attend Birthday Celebration for DIANNE BRILL Hosted by SUSANNE BARTSCH at Royalton on April 8, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by JONATHON ZIEGLER/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - APRIL 09: Oribe, Laurie Lynn Stark and actress Kate Hudson attend the Barbie retrospective with Oribe launched by Chrome Hearts at Alchemist on April 9, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage for Chrome Hearts)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Vlad Yudin, hairstylist Oribe (2nd from right) and Edwin Mejia attend the 'Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer' New York premiere at The Paris Theatre on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Hairstylist Oribe attends the Designer of the Year Dinner hosted by Chrome Hearts for Design Miami at The Moore Building on December 4, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Chrome Hearts)
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One of his most notable campaigns was Marc Jacobs' grunge collection of the early 90s, which saw monumental success on the beauty world as we know it. Oribe furthered his talent by launching his namesake brand in 2008, which over the years has grown to become a consumer favorite due to its high-quality ingredients and a mix of "old-world hairstyling" and "new-world technology."
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