Backstage

  • Oribe crafting the '80s look
  • <h2>To create the base:</h2><br />
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1. Spray <a href='/index.php/products/view/55' target='_parent'>Maximista</a> before blow drying hair, then set in large rollers to establish a good base.<br />
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2. Clip up the top section of hair.<br />
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3. Part the back of the hair in the center.<br />
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4. Create two very tight and clean French twists and pin in place, leaving a seam in the middle. Use <a href='/index.php/products/view/53' target='_parent'>Imperméable</a> to set. Let the remaining hair from the twists stay loose.
  • <h2>1960s:</h2><br />
“This look was all about extreme texture, height and beautiful details,” Oribe said.<br />
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1. Take the top section of hair, spray in a lot of <a href='/index.php/products/view/26' target='_parent'>Dry</a> and tease it at the root to get a lot of height.<br />
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2. Comb the top of the hair over the teased roots so that it’s very smooth.<br />
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3. Take the leftover hair from the French twists and create spiral earmuffs on each side. Finish with <a href='/index.php/products/view/71' target='_parent'>Superfine Strong</a> to keep all of the hair in place.
  • <h2>1970s:</h2><br />
“This style was all about the David Bowie shag,” Oribe said. <br />
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1. Braid the hair coming out of the twists together and pin them into a very tight, flat square at the crown.<br />
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2. Spray <a href='/index.php/products/view/26' target='_parent'>Dry</a> and tease the top section of hair and brush it smooth. Pin the hair in the back.<br />
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3. At the nape, create a low ponytail and secure with a small elastic.<br />
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4. Set with <a href='/index.php/products/view/70' target='_parent'>Superfine</a>. If desired, add a touch of color.
  • <h2>1980s:</h2><br />
“The ‘80s style had sort of a messy naturalness to it,” Oribe said. “It was extreme while remaining simple and soft.”<br />
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1. Use <a href='/index.php/products/view/53' target='_parent'>Imperméable</a> and a curling iron to create tight on all loose hair. Curl the hair going forward.<br />
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2. Once curls have set, brush them out at the roots and tease for lift.<br />
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3. Spray with <a href='/index.php/products/view/26' target='_parent'>Dry</a> to create texture and hold.<br />
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4. Pin the curls up on the top of the head, slightly to the left. Let some loose curls fall over the forehead.<br />
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5. Set with <a href='/index.php/products/view/53' target='_parent'>Imperméable</a>.
  • <h2>1990s:</h2><br />
“This look was solid but not helmet-like,” Oribe said. “I wanted it to be a bit rough, so we pulled small sections of hair out to give it a slightly messy finish.”<br />
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1. Loosely pin the top section back, setting with <a href='/index.php/products/view/53' target='_parent'>Imperméable</a> for a light hold.<br />
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2. Pull little pieces out and apply <a href='/index.php/products/view/49' target='_parent'>Curl by Definition</a> to enhance existing curl and add shine and hold.
  • <h2>2000s:</h2><br />
“This Helmut Newton-esque, boyish style almost looks like plastic,” Oribe said. “The smaller we could get the hair, the better.”<br />
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1. The base for this style is created the same way as for the other looks, but is molded into place with <a href='/index.php/products/view/1785' target='_parent'>Sculpting Cream</a> for a wetter, more sculpted look. “Use the <a href='/index.php/products/view/1785' target='_parent'>Sculpting Cream</a> like clay,” Oribe advises.<br />
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2. Twist the pieces coming out of the French twist back down the seam, using more <a href='/index.php/products/view/1785' target='_parent'>Sculpting Cream</a> to shape and smooth. Pin into place.<br />
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3. Create a left part on the top of the head. Leave out one small section on the right side, then take the rest of the hair and use <a href='/index.php/products/view/1785' target='_parent'>Sculpting Cream</a> to mold hair toward the back and pin in place in flat, small O shapes. <br />
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4. Take the piece on the right that was left out and bring it to the back to create balance in the look.<br />
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5. If desired, paint blue.
  • Models lounging backstage
  • A screen shot from the Style.com video footage of the event
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CFDA 50th Anniversary Runway Retrospective

Hair by Oribe
June 4, 2012

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) put on an incredible runway show documenting the past five decades in fashion to kick off its annual awards presentation. Oribe had the honor of creating hair looks to represent each era, and he and his team worked backstage to give each model a distinctive look.

While all the styles were unique to their time period, they had a similar starting point. “We decided to keep the back of the hair the same—tight to the head—while using the section of hair on top to form various shapes and different proportions,” Oribe said. “The looks are extreme, but not campy. They’re all gorgeous and each one has a personality.”



To create the base:
1. Spray Maximista before blow drying hair, then set in large rollers to establish a good base.
2. Clip up the top section of hair.
3. Part the back of the hair in the center.
4. Create two very tight and clean French twists and pin in place, leaving a seam in the middle. Use Imperméable to set. Let the remaining hair from the twists stay loose.


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