Well, no. Jennifer Lopez and I are nothing like twins. Up until a month ago, we only had three things in common: we were both born in New York, we both still have family in the Bronx and we both can tear up a dance floor* (*debatable). But now we have something else in common: we’re both loving Oribe Hair Care.
One of those one-name anomalies, Oribe has styled high fashion runway tresses for more than three decades, working with talents like Chanel, Gianni Versace and Karl Lagerfeld. He’s styled covers for every major fashion magazine around the globe and has had salons on Fifth Avenue and currently in Miami. He’s been with Jennifer Lopez since her first album. In 2007, Oribe researched launching his own line that would celebrate old world hairstyling supported by new world technology and the finest ingredients.
Today, the luxury line includes shampoos and conditioners, creams, gels, oils, sprays, balms mists and mousses. At JF3 Salon on Newport’ s Memorial Blvd. I was introduced to the Oribe Balm d’Or Heat Styling Shield, a lightweight styler which defends strands from thermal damage and restores strength and shine with heat-activated polymer technology. Healing cassis, sandalwood and maracuja oils protect and nourish fragile strands, sealing in sleekness and radiant shine while you blow-dry, straighten or curl. It’s not inexpensive (do you think J. Lo does anything on the cheap??) at $43 for a 3.4 fl. oz. bottle, but the good news is it is on of those less is more products where a tiny little dab will do ya for quite sometime.
Oribe Balm d’Or is part of the Repair & Resort Collection which launched in June. Select Oribe products available at JF3 Salon.