17 posts tagged "Oribe"
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.”
If you want to get on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s bad side, be negligent about tweezing. “That’s my pet peeve, bad eyebrows,” the Burberry Body face says. “Messy, badly plucked, thin. There’s a right eyebrow for every woman.” [People]
Despite that Rimmel contract, The New Girl star Zooey Deschanel claims that she “doesn’t wear a lot of makeup,” save for the occasional eyeliner. “I’m all bangs and eyes,” Deschanel says in the new issue of Allure. As for that signature fringe, she maintains it with a collection of staples from Oribe. [Fashion Etc.]
Dakota Fanning is the latest celeb to go pink. The Marc Jacobs Oh! Lola face was spotted sporting cotton candy tips in L.A. this week. And so the dip-dye domination continues. [Look]
When it comes to awards show manicures, Jessica Alba leaves the decisions to her 3-year-old daughter. “Honor did pick out my nail polish [for the Golden Globes],” the Revlon brand ambassador reveals. [Vogue.U.K.]
Oribe’s latest hair innovation makes us a little nostalgic for the summer that was. Après Beach, the coiffing star’s aptly named texturizing spray, simulates the kind of piecey waves reminiscent of those warm days spent in the sand and surf that are sadly behind us now. But while your short shorts and string bikinis will remain in storage for the next, oh, nine months, there’s no reason why you can’t still have beachy definition to go with the onslaught of sweaters, coats, and scarves that are about to take their place. Oribe has already proven himself to be just as adept at creating hugely efficacious products as wielding styling shears (his Signature Moisture Masque, a luster-restoring magic potion, is a personal favorite), and Après Beach is another winner; its big point of difference is that it has been formulated sans salt. The emollient-rich mist therefore manages to impart a shiny, tousled look without any of the sticky stiffness so many of its competitors—not to mention the ocean itself—can leave behind. No dreadlocked, mattified mess here, just soft, glistening separation that will not be bound by seasonal change.