By: on Apr 01, 2011, 20:01.

Oribe (prononced Or-bay) is the hottest supermodel celebrity hairstylist on the planet. He is the only hairstylist that Jennifer Lopez trusts to make her look beautiful and every top supermodel from Christy Turlington to Alessandra Ambrosio loves him.

Photo Credit: Oribe & Jennifer Lopez, Photo by Marc Anthony via New York Times

Oribe’s sexy aura and talent for iconic image making has a powerful influence on new models starting in the business. “I adore Oribe, I loved working with him and..he just smells so good ” top model Candice Swanepoel gushed to me backstage in Paris. Candice credits her recent Italian Vogue cover shoot with Oribe and photographer Steven Meisel as the main reason she was able to cross over from Victoria’s Secret to high fashion and was booked for so many designer fashion shows at  Fall 2011 Fashion Week.


CREDITS: Vogue Italia February 2011. Photographed by Steven Meisel, Makeup by Pat McGrath, Hair by Oribe

For 30 years Oribe has contributed to just about every top magazine, worked with every major photographer, makeup artist, and fashion designer from Dolce & Gabbana to Giorgio Armani. In the last year alone Oribe’s editorial and campaign work has been seen on the covers and pages of Vogue, Elle, Allure, W, V, Pop and Italian Vogue.

Watch the behind the scenes video of Candice Swanepoel’s Italian Vogue February 2011 cover shoot:







Oribe’s career is hotter than ever. This month his  Victoria’s Secret “Gorgeous” ad campaign featuring supermodel Lindsay Ellingson launched nationally in the USA,  along with his American Vogue March cover shoot with singer Rihanna photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

Watch the American Vogue behind the scenes video with Rihanna:

Oribe’s influence and impact in the world of fashion and beauty is legendary.  In the late 80’s and early 90’s he was the hair stylist who along with photographer Steven Meisel and makeup artist Francois Nars helped invent the cult of the Supermodel, models who were paid millions by designers and became global ambassadors of the booming fashion industry.

Oribe transformed Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelinsta, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour and Christy Turlington into goddesses for Gianni Versace’s fashion shows and created influential advertising campaigns and editorial spreads for fashion magazines that defined that era’s look of over the top sexy glamour.

Watch this Profile Video of Oribe that was presented at the CEW Awards in 2010.

Oribe has an insanely busy schedule jetting around the globe working on editorials and campaigns, but when he’s not shooting you can find Oribe at his salon in South Beach in Miami, Florida.  Check out his new product line which his available in salons and online on his website Oribe.Com.


Karen Morrison is an award-winning video director, executive producer and founder of MODTV Fashion Video Podcast at Apple Podcasts, named one of British Vogue's "Best Podcasts of 2017". A contributor at Condé Nast, Karen created the Allure Backstage video series and works with some of the world's most iconic brands.

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