Art is all around us. It can be a can of soup, a straight line, a random mess of paint, or a bundled up building. There’s a certain something to making art out of stuff that’s just lying there, limply. Like hair.
That’s what we like about Oribe (pronounced, or-bay). Not only is he a pioneer of hair styling as an art form, establishing himself as one of the most influential and inspirational hair artists in the world, but he continues to push his own art form further and further. It’s the kind of innovation that comes with never being satisfied with the standard. Never taking the best as the last stop in the creative journey. There’s always more to be done.
Oribe works hard to find new opportunities, new angles, new inspirations. International fame and success aren't the goals; they're more like tools to help him take more and bigger risks, to push forward not just his work, but the industry’s standards as a whole. It is these very risks and uncertainties that inspire him. The notion that what he’s doing has never been done before. The thrill that he can redefine standards of beauty and fashion. That’s the real inspiration.