14 posts tagged "Oribe"
A big part of what sells us on a hair-care product is its scent. We’ve spoken at length (sometimes too long) about hair-aroma memories that we’ve shared with shampoos from White Rain and old-school Finesse to more newfangled offerings from the Swedish import Sachajuan and the Beverly Hills-born Rare El’ements. Users of Oribe’s fan-favorite range of cleansers, conditioners, and styling aids will likely have similar stories to share. The entire luxe line boasts a light, fruity-floral fragrance courtesy of watermelon, lychee, and edelweiss-flower extracts that are grounded by more earthy amber notes and a refreshing burst of aloe leaf. In somewhat of a no-brainer move, the coiffing legend has now added the Côte d’Azur Hair Refresher to his namesake collection. The lightweight spray conditions and reduces static while offering up antioxidant benefits to fight fading and dry-out from the sun, but its primary purpose is to absorb odors—and replace them with Oribe’s signature clean scent. Apply liberally (and often).
The mulberry mouth that dominated the Fall 2012 shows is having a bit of a resurgence this season, although it’s popping up in a few unexpected variations. “Kiki de Montparnasse. That was the reference for the lip,” Peter Philips said of the burnt-purple pouts he masterminded backstage at Fendi, explaining that the vampy jazz-age Parisian artist and muse served as a good starting point for the conceptualization of “a retro element that at the same time looked punky.”
Keeping skin matte with Chanel Pro Lumière Professional Finish Makeup and a dusting of its Poudre Universelle Libre, Philips concentrated his attention on an equally powdery pout, which he coated with its Rouge Allure Velvet in La Provocante. “The brows are strong because there is nothing on the lids,” he continued, brushing up arches and grooming them with Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencils before lacquering nails with a complementary shade of Le Vernis de Chanel in Vendetta, a rich blackened aubergine.
Sam McKnight was going for a similar edge. “Punk’s an idea that has been floating around,” the hairstylist confirmed of one of the season’s reigning themes, which led him to prep strands with Pantene Pro-V Deep Moisture Soufflé before weaving a ridged, Mohawk-inspired braid. “Karl [Lagerfeld] loves a graphic shape,” McKnight continued of the creative process that evolved to include spray-painted fox-fur headpieces pinned to the top of models’ coifs to add an embellished element to the silhouette. Finishing the look with a mist of Oribe Superfine Hair Spray, McKnight left the length of his plaits varied—on purpose. “I love all the bobs,” he effused of the bevy of short haircuts models like Daria Strokous, Kel Markey, and Karlie Kloss brought to the casting. “I feel it’s a little old-fashioned to have everyone have the same hair for a show, anyway.”
If you’ve ever wondered what Fleetwood Mac would sound like minus the hirsute members and souped up with modern R&B licks, percussive breakdowns, and vocal harmonies (and we have), then Haim would probably be the resulting musical lovechild. The three San Fernando Valley sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, learned their way around their instruments and microphones playing in Rockinhaim for ten years, another band fronted by their parents. But since 2008, they’ve been making music away from mom and dad, and their solo stuff has had a bit more staying power. So far, 2012 has proved a big year for the trio: Since releasing their debut EP, the sunny “Forever,” they’ve toured to rapturous acclaim. Ahead of a major junket in the U.K. with Florence and the Machine, and the release of their new EP, “Don’t Save Me,” Style.com caught up with Este to talk poor senior-year-haircut judgment, how the sister act keeps their signature beach-y waves so shiny, and the benefits of sharing a closet with “the coolest bitches on the block.”
So. How’s touring going?
The tour has been insane. Like, last night we went to a restaurant and had a topless photo shoot, and we’ve been to places like Iceland—it was so beautiful; I never dreamed I’d ever go there. When we got to Brussels, we were headlining a show, and it was crazy: We thought there’d be, like, five people there. You can never believe you have fans across the world.
Well, you clearly do—Florence Welch has asked you to join her on tour in December, no small feat.
I know! It hasn’t even hit me yet. Every time I think about it I get excited. It’s such a huge, huge compliment that she asked us; we’re huge fans. She’s a magical performer—so magnetic, fun, and beautiful to watch. And her style is so sick. It will be the biggest crowd we’ve ever played for—it’s, like, 20,000 people at a time. The last show we played in London was the first time we heard our lyrics sang back to us. It was a pretty incredible feeling.
I saw you play in London, and your mom and dad came on for a cover of “Mustang Sally.” Presumably your parents won’t be around for this round of shows, but do you still plan on doing a bunch of covers?
We can’t do those songs without our parents! It just wouldn’t be right.
Fair enough. You and your sisters share a few similar sensibilities with Florence, particularly her oft-reported love for R&B. Do you anticipate any backstage collaborations?
I hope it’s a dance party every night. When we went to her after-show at the Hollywood Bowl [in Los Angeles], we just danced to Stevie Nicks and Prince till midnight. We danced so hard, like it was the last day of our lives.
LEMONGRASS / lem-in gras / n / 1. Also known as Cymbopogon citratus, a perennial plant with long, slender leaves assembled on three- to five-foot-tall stalks native to India and Southeast Asia; / n / 2. A finely chopped citrus-y spice commonly used in Vietnamese cuisine; / n / 3. An essential oil with a sweet, fresh scent that’s popular in aromatherapy to soothe headaches, anxiety, depression, and jet lag; / n / 4. A topical elixir known for its antibacterial, anti-fungal, and astringent properties that can treat oily skin and acne; / n / 5. A natural hair serum that promotes brilliance and shine, e.g. “Stay calm, get shiny strands, and carry on with lemongrass.”
Try it: Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray with Lemongrass Extract, $36, available November 2012 at www.oribe.com.
Beauty Nostalgia is a new, weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The Pro: Oribe, founder of Oribe Salons and Hair Care
The Product: Part I
“Very early in my career, I remember discovering the Mason Pearson Medium Size Junior Brush. I was just starting out in hairdressing and it was a big investment, probably 60 or 80 bucks. When you’re 22 in New York City, you’d much rather go to the disco than spend that much on a brush. But I’ve always believed that the better the quality of my tools, the better the hair looks. For the last 35 years, this has been my signature brush. What I love about it is that it’s the perfect size to get at the roots and give a smooth finish, and it’s great for blowing the hair out straight, too. I prefer the pink color, and the baby blue is especially hard to find. I usually have this brush in my mouth, or pocket, at all times. Over the years, I’ve asked Mason Pearson, would you please make a brush for me? But they’re an old company and they weren’t interested. I’m not sure where I found the brush first—it must have been on a set or from a model. And at one point, I even put my logo on it—a sticker with a cartoon sketch of me with a comb in my hand—and I gave a lot of those away to clients. If I liked them, I would just let them keep the brush.”