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November 15, 2016

3 How-Tos From James Pecis

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Before he was a highly-demanded editorial stylist, James Pecis pounded a guitar in a punk rock band, and one of his teachers taught him a lesson he never forgot.


“This guitar teacher would teach me scales, but not songs,” the Oribe Global Ambassador shares. “That’s because when it came time to jam with other musicians, if you knew scales—your foundation—you could jam right along. But if you only knew songs, you couldn’t jam.” The same holds true for hairdressing. Oribe artists—veterans of countless runway shows and editorial assignments—all agree. Master the foundations, and you’ll always be able to jam—at a show, on a set, at a shoot. You’ll be able to create any style, any time. Foundational mastery has always been the underlying principle of Oribe’s education, and now it’s front and center in the new Journey to Mastery program.


James and the Oribe team gave stylists around the country a peek at Journey to Mastery during Oribe ateliers in Portland, Chicago, Las Vegas, Nashville and Los Angeles.


The series breaks down the essentials into small portions. That, they believe, is how you master anything. The next step is to modernize that technique for your clients. If you take the Journey, you will be immersed in intensive braiding courses, setting workshops and more—all completely backstage-tested at the hundreds of shows and editorial styling sessions where Oribe artists are found, and all designed with the elegance and simplicity that goes hand in hand with the Oribe brand.


Ready to jam? Begin the quest to master the foundations of hairdressing with Oribe. Email [email protected] for information, and watch these three how-tos (plus a bonus Insta quickie!) with James to get started.


The (K)not


The Fauxhawk


The Knotted Crown


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