Oribe’s Young Hollywood
Each year, the Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair showcases the up-and-coming actresses of the moment. This year, 11 shining starlets were transformed into ’30s screen sirens for the cover shoot, and the equally stellar Oribe was called in to create the hairstyles. His strategy for his “It Girl” models was to mix old and new. “You can make classic styles like these more modern,” he reveals, “by injecting them with personality,” Here are his exclusive how-tos.
For this sharp style, Oribe simply applied Oribe Soft Lacquer to dry hair and pressed it with a flat iron.
To create these “classic glam waves,” Soft Lacquer was applied to strands, which were curled with a 2-inch clipped iron. Then, Oribe brushed through the hair lightly and misted it with Superfine to produce light hold that allows plenty of movement.
To create “lots of power” in short hair, Oribe added waves with a curling iron, then brushed through. Prepping strands with Supershine Light added moisture without weight, and a final spritz of Superfine Strong held the sides in place.
Oribe used a curling iron to create a flat-to-the-head pincurl set. Once the hair cooled, he brushed through the waves and applied Smooth Style Serum throughout the top sections for shine and light hold.
A roller set produced this beautiful volume, which Oribe brushed through with Impermèable to produce soft, shiny, moveable hold.
“Her hair was essentially an afro,” Oribe reveals, “so I blow dried it with Royal Blowout for shine and control. Then I applied Curl by Definition, pincurled the hair and sculpted the final shape.”
Oribe first blow dried the hair with Supershine to add moisture and luster. Then he misted strands with Soft Lacquer and curled sections with a large-barrel iron. Once the hair cooled, he brushed it out, encouraging the wave formation around the temples and at the ends.
A cocktail of Sculpting Cream and Original Pomade before flat ironing helped to smooth and control the hair. Then Oribe created two braids and pinned them into low “earmuffs” on each side. “This look is inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli,” Oribe says. “It’s highly stylized, but easy.”
“This was the softest style,” Oribe comments. “It was inspired by Clara Bow.” To get the look he misted dry hair with Impermèable and curled it with a 2-inch curling iron. Once hair cooled, he applied Après Beach for separation, hold and shine.
The current “Snow White” reminded Oribe of a young Liz Taylor, he reveals. “And she told me she liked me right away because I wore the same cologne as her dad [music icon Phil Collins].” For her soft waves, he applied Soft Lacquer before curling each section, and then pushed the waves into the desired shape.
“This look is reminiscent of Evita Peron,” Oribe says. “It’s classic and chic.” After prepping with Smooth Style Serum, the hair was brushed and gathered into a soft bun.
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