Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell And More Pen Tributes To Legendary Hair Stylist Oribe Canales

RIP.

Iconic hair stylist Oribe Canales passed away over the weekend at just 62 years old. A huge name in the beauty industry, Orbine was known both for his role in creating some of the most famous signature coifs of the 80s and 90s (looking at you Linda Evangelista and J.Lo), and his product line, which he launched in 2008 (before he sold it earlier this year).

Since the news of his passing, stars like Naomi Campbell and Jennifer Lopez have taken to social media to share moving tributes to the styling legend.

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When I was 16 I was fascinated with Vogue magazine I would ride on the train and look at all the images of the supermodels and I was obsessed with the hair!! When I saw an image I loved I would check who did it and it was always someone named Oribe... Wow... he’s amazing I would think!! Cut to years later I was making my first album. I started working with Benny Medina and he said to me we have to do an album cover shoot who do you want for hair and makeup... honestly I was so new to the industry I knew no one and remembered my time flipping thru those magazines on the 6 and said ummm Oribe and Kevin Aucoin... Benny laughed and said oh OK! The next 10 years I would spend with Oribe by my side in every waking and working moment. We fell in love with each other. We traveled the world together. And along with Scott Barnes they helped me blossom into JLO. It was a magical and exhausting time...And when I was tired he would say to me... “You are gonna get up and go out there and be beautiful and fabulous bc that your job!!” We’d laugh bc that sounded crazy and then we would get to the business of doing our “job” !! He made me love the glam part of things. Bc he loved it so much and saw it as a powerful tool to empower women. He loved beauty and wanted women to feel beautiful and sexy. He loved the messiness and the imperfection and saw how interesting that was. He was a true artist. He made me feel special and beautiful for so long. I could go on and on but I will just say with a heavy heart... Thank you sweet, beautiful man... I will miss you. I love you Oribe... so much... 💔#latinolegend #artistextraordinaire #hairgod #familia

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When I was 16 I was fascinated with Vogue magazine I would ride on the train and look at all the images of the supermodels and I was obsessed with the hair!! When I saw an image I loved I would check who did it and it was always someone named Oribe… Wow… he’s amazing I would think,” wrote Lopez on Instagram. “Cut to years later I was making my first album. I started working with Benny Medina and he said to me, ‘We have to do an album cover shoot, who do you want for hair and makeup? Honestly I was so new to the industry I knew no one and remembered my time flipping thru those magazines on the 6 and said, ‘Ummm Oribe and Kevin Aucoin.’ Benny laughed and said, ‘Oh OK!’ she continued. “The next 10 years I would spend with Oribe by my side in every waking and working moment. We fell in love with each other. We traveled the world together. And along with Scott Barnes they helped me blossom into JLO.”

Tell me this is not true,” added Naomi Campbell in her post. “There will never be another.”

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