Beauty news: Oribe arrives in New Zealand at last!

One of the things that makes living in New Zealand such a fantastic proposition is its remoteness, but this can also be a huge bummer when it comes to grabbing the latest and greatest, the newest and the best. One thing I have really missed isbeing able to buy some of my favourite beauty products, including more than a few by the legendary Oribe Canales, hair stylist to the stars.
Oribe, the eponymous product line from one of the most influential hairdressers of all time, defines luxury in hair care. The man has been one of the most sought after hairstylists for fashion, editorial and advertising work for the last 30 years and his product range reflects just how in love with what he does he really is. 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. Then 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. He’s a man that loves making women look gorgeous, and his signature is super luxurious locks.
Anyway, I was overjoyed when a couple of weeks ago I was invited to Mollie’s boutique hotel to see (almost) the entire Oribe line, which is now available in New Zealand at D&M hair design, Stephen Marr and Ryder, with more salons to be rolled out next year. D&M co-owner Danny Pato was out in chanrge of using Oribe styling products to give a little life back to my shockingly sad looking locks, and in 15 minutes (or less) the transformation was extraordinary. I also had a consultation to determine which Oribe shampoo and conditioner would suit my needs best (check out the packaging, above!) and sent home with a duo as well as one product that I have been dying to get my hands on for perhaps, forever.
Oribe a rather prolific creator of new must-haves, and the one I’d been obsessing about is Oribe Hair Care Dry Texturizing Spray. An invisible dry spray that builds incredible volume and adds super texture to any hair style, it is a brilliant alternative to dry shampoo, using patented polymers to absorb oil at the roots, leaving you with just‐styled hair for days (and nights). This versatile styling spray can also be used on clean hair to add lift at the roots, texture and volume for bigger, better, full‐on glamorous hair without any powdery white residue. The paraben‐free formula also refreshes any style, protects colour with a multi‐layered UV protection system and leaves hair looking, feeling and smelling beautiful with Oribe’s yummy signature scent. This sounds like THE perfect product for creating the fuller styles dominating the runways right now, as well as being a welcome addition to your daily arsenal of beauty weaponry.
Right now getting to finally have a play, I am one very happy woman! Welcome Oribe... at last.


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