Surviving the humidity this time of year in Hong Kong always feels like a superhuman feat. But no strategic fashion choice or attempt to stay in air-conditioning all day can fight how humidity takes its toll on our hair — most Hongkongers will concede that flat, frizzy, hard-to-tame locks are synonymous with the scorch of summer here. But in an upcoming masterclass with legendary hairstyling brand Oribe, you’ll learn how to master supermodel-worthy hair, all day every day.
Oribe (pronounced or-bay), is the brainchild of the late Oribe Canales — often referred to as one of the most influential hairdressers of all time. His eponymous haircare line started from his custom-blended products, and has helped create some of the most glamorous hair looks of the supermodel era of the ‘80s and ‘90s, such as the signature high-volume styles donned by Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista. Canales also takes the credit for creating Jennifer Lopez’ look in her early career, helping shape her meteoric rise to A-list stardom. Working with makeup artist Sonia Kashuk, and Bumble and Bumble partners Daniel Kaner and Tevya Finger, the Oribe hair care line was born in 2008.
Today, Oribe is an expansive range of lavish hair care products, ranging from skincare-grade shampoos to rich moisturising creams, from items dedicated to maintaining blonde hair to luxury grooming waxes and pomades for men. The products are formulated without parabens or sodium chloride; they’re also cruelty-free, colour- and keratin-treatment safe, and have UV protection for hair.
Present in each product is Oribe’s iconic fragrance — Côte d’Azur — carrying through the sun-drenched coastal air of the French Riviera with notes of Calabrian bergamot, white butterfly jasmine and sandalwood.
When it comes to dealing with Hong Kong’s climate, we’re always lusting for volume yet silky sleekness. That’s how Oribe’s premium Gold Lust or Magnificent Volume lines come into play: whether you’re starting with the award-winning Gold Lust dry shampoo (or extending your blowout with it), or adding body to your mane with the highly accoladed Volumista mist or plumping mousse, perfect hair becomes all the more achievable at home.
From 24–25 May, Oribe educator Ashley Brecken heads to JOYCE Beauty at Pacific Place for two days to offer 45-minute complimentary hair styling sessions herself, while also taking you through some of the brand’s must-have styling products — bad hair days are sure to become a thing of the past.
Sessions start at 11:30am and two styles are offered: the Oribe Signature Blowout, a perfectly sleek or voluminous blowout that will last for days; or the Signature Beach Waves, for sultry, boho waves perfect for a special event or date night. Customers who attend the personal styling session will also receive a complimentary gift of hair essentials. Be sure to call ASAP to reserve your personal styling session!
JOYCE Beauty, Shop 152, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 3798 0172