Nationalities: United States, Cuba
Oribe (pronounced OR-bay) Canales, grew up in North Carolina, United States. His career took off in the mid 80's. Oribe has been one of the most sought after hairstylists for fashion, editorial and advertising work for the last 30 years. His collaborators include countless photographers, like Bill King, who introduced him to the fashion editor Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, a
co-conspirator during his Steven Meisel years. There was the meticulous Irving Penn, who Oribe still refers to as Mr. Penn; and Helmut Newton, who shot Cindy Crawford for American Vogue with hair that Oribe teased to infinity; and others like Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo and Horst. Oribe has worked with creative directors like Fabien Baron and Keesha Keeble; make-up artists like François Nars, Pat McGrath, Kevyn Aucoin 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.

Oribe passed away on December 16, 2018


Moschino S/S 19 Men's Show
Moschino (Shows)
published: 06/08/2018
Vogue Poland April 2018 Cover
Vogue Polska (Magazine Cover)
published: April 2018
photographer: Chris Colls
Cover Story
Vogue Polska (Editorial)
published: April 2018
photographer: Chris Colls
A Tap on the Back
Vanity Fair U.S. (Editorial)
published: December 2017
photographer: Mario Testino
Vanity Fair U.S. December 2017 Cover
Vanity Fair U.S. (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2017
photographer: Mario Testino
Allure Magazine August 2017 Cover
Allure Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: August 2017
photographer: Daniel Jackson
Nars Cosmetics Fall 2017
Nars Cosmetics (Advertising)
published: June 2017
Doutzen Kroes
Vogue Ukraine (Editorial)
published: June 2017
photographer: Chris Colls
Knot On My Planet Campaign 2016
Charity Campaign (Other)
published: Fall 2016
photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Vogue Italia (Editorial)
published: August 2016
photographer: Francesco Carrozzini

Oribe in the news:

Models.com: Of the Minute

Official web site:


Web and social links

Login required

    Please login or register to use lists:

  • View a custom newsfeed of your favorite artists and models
  • Collaborate on lists with other users
  • pro Get notified when people on your lists are updated