Oribe is a distinguished and renowned celebrity hairstylist and has been lauded as one of the top hairdressers in the US and perhaps the world, by key fashion designers and editors. Oribe's combination of session, celebrity and salon work spans over three decades, and he has defined the notion of fashion over the course of a career of unprecedented longevity and scope.
His collaborators include countless photographers, like Bill King, who introduced him to the fashion editor Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. There was the meticulous Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, who shot Cindy Crawford for American Vogue with hair that Oribe teased to infinity; and others like Steven Meisel, Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo, Horst, Craig McDean, Steven Klein and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Oribe has worked with creative directors like Fabien Baron and Keesha Keeble; make-up artists like François Nars, Pat McGrath, Kevyn Aucoin, Linda Cantello, Scott barnes and Stephane Marais; and fashion designers like Gianni Versace, a mentor who inspired Oribe’s tattoos, and Karl Lagerfeld, who took the rock and roll hairstylist under his wing. And then there are the models, celebrities and icons - from Beverly Johnson, the original supermodel, to Christy Turlington who Oribe appears with in an iconic Vogue spread, to the always radiant Heidi Klum, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. In fact, it was Diana Ross who showed Oribe how to really secure a wig. And, of course, one can’t leave out Jennifer Lopez, who Oribe has worked with since her first album cover.
All told, Oribe has contributed to just about every major magazine and worked on just about every major fashion show. In the last year alone his editorial and campaign work has been seen on the covers and pages of Vogue, Elle, Allure, W, V and Pop. When he is not on set, Oribe is working out of his South Beach salon.