The fashion and beauty worlds are grieving the passing of the legendary hairstylist and brand creator
Legendary celebrity hairstylist Oribe Canales has died at the age of 62. While the circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear, his famous clients have taken to social media to mourn the loss of the beauty guru, who spent decades creating iconic runway looks for brands like Versace and Chanel.
The Cuban-born stylist was recognised as one of the industry’s greatest and his celebrity clients included the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Emily Ratajkowski, Cindy Crawford, Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell. Oribe was also widely known for his luxury eponymous line of styling products.
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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
Oribe’s long-time friend and makeup artist Mary Greenwell was one of the first people to speak out about Oribe’s passing, which she did in post on her personal Instagram account. “ORIBE is one of the great “original” hairdressers whose iconic status grew along side the supermodels of the 80’ and 90’,” she wrote. “He was a brilliant hairdresser and simply adored by all.”