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MY WAY Legends of the Follicles Celebrated stylist Oribe got them started, b seven of h f l b d l b h d but f his former h hair disciples are now blazing trails of their own. The hair guru credited with helping launch Cindy, Naomi, Linda and Christy into demigod stardom didn’t always want to be a stylist—Oribe’s first goal was to be an actor. “I came to New York when I was 18 and did dinner theater at a club called the Blue Angel,” Oribe recalls with a laugh. When that path petered out, the Cuban-American mane maestro went to Continental School of Beauty in Buffalo, New York, before scoring a snipping gig with Garren, Manhattan’s then most-celebrated hairstylist, in 1978. Success soon followed, including the fateful meeting with legendary photographer Steven Meisel and makeup artist François Nars. “We became a dream team, traveling the world, working with famous designers and magazines,” Oribe reminisces. “It was an incredible time for fashion and beauty.” Through spectacular highs and crashing drug-fueled lows, he has toiled with passion in a cutthroat industry, reinventing himself in 1997 as Jennifer Lopez’s personal stylist, opening the Oribe Salon in Miami and launching his own line of luxury products. “I still feel I have much to learn about this craft,” he says. Yet no one can deny the lasting influence he’s already had on the beauty world, which is perhaps best expressed through the words of his former protégés, all now masters in their own right. —Francesca Moisin Danilo Current focus: From Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to Cate Blanchett and Penélope Cruz, Danilo is the force behind celeb hair that’s become iconic. He sculpted Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell’s ice-like coiffes for the Absolut Versace ads shot by acclaimed shutterbug Herb Ritts, and has created looks for hit movies, TV shows and music videos. Years with Oribe: 6 Lessons learned: “In the ’80s, Oribe and I lived the life of superstar hairstylists. We’d do 17 shows in New York, then fly to Milan, suitcases stuffed with Velcro rollers, bobby pins and enough supplies for a beauty army. Our collaboration was exciting. We got off on the mutual gratification of working together, and the opportunity that arose from that notoriety is something I deeply appreciate.” Jimmy Paul Current focus: Bumble and bumble’s star consultant, Jimmy Paul, is at ease wearing many styling hats. His editorial work consistently appears in top publications, including Vogue, Allure and W. Backstage at New York Fashion Week can feel like barely contained bedlam, yet Paul always keeps his cool—and still makes time for clients. Years with Oribe: 8 Lessons learned: “He gave me my start, and because of Oribe I’ve had a dream-come-true career. As his assistant at Parachute, his first salon, I learned how to make women feel powerful and sexy, and that’s 100% reflective in my work today. He also taught me to use only the best products, which has been essential in my Bumble and bumble collaboration.” 74 11.12 Images: courtesy of respective artists

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty LaunchPad - November 2012

Beauty LaunchPad - November 2012
Table of Contents
Editor’s Notebook
In Touch
Runway Report
Star Struck
First Look
Inside Story
Brand New
Free Launch
Tool Talk
My Way
20 Questions
Salon of the Month
Beauty 911
Only Hue
Dye It Right
Vintage Glam
Quick Tips
Advertiser Index
Look of the Month

Beauty LaunchPad - November 2012