Celebrity hairstylist Oribe has been synonymous with fashion for over 30 years. Today, with an empire of innovative, award-winning products, the global brand represents the best in luxurious haircare.
Oribe Global Ambassador, James Pecis, is a leading voice in editorial and runway hair. He collaborates on the company’s new products, education events and training, editorial shoots and fashion weeks around the world. From American Vogue to W Magazine, James has emerged as one of the most influential stylists behind the scenes. So, when it came to 2018 hair trends and Oribe must-haves, we turned to James for his expert hair advice:
James’s Top Runway Trends:
Texture and curls
“We saw a lot of curls incorporated into looks this season from. For some of the shows we curled each model, however, many shows casted models specifically for their naturally curly hair . “This trend is all about understanding your texture and learning to use products to bring out the best texture.”
Product To use:
“The new Oribe Gold Lust Pre-Shampoo Intensive Treatment is the first step in curl treatment. It protects textured hair before even stepping foot in the shower and provides extra hydration, especially in the colder months.”
Shapes and Cuts
Product to use:
“Styling for this depends on the cut, but Oribe Creme for Style is great for a little texture without looking too heavy. The curl trend also crosses over into this area. For those with straight hair, it may be time to research perms again to get a little movement, if you’re feeling adventurous.”
“We saw a lot of designers incorporate hair accessories into a look. Accessories are a great way to play up the hair and make it fun. Many shows this season featured hair accessories in them and it is all about placement and keeping it fun.”
Product to use:
“Another way to get texture on the go is to prep hair with Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion and put into one or two loose braids and let hair dry naturally. When dry, remove the braids for a nice, easy texture.”
James’ 3 must-have Oribe products should every girl have in her arsenal:
“My must-have products are Swept Up Volume Powder Spray, Featherbalm Weightless Styler and Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. These 3 can help you in a fix!
Swept Up gives instant volume and traction if you want to throw your hair up fast and use less pins.
Featherbalm is our new weightless finishing product to tame the fly-aways and add heat protectant. You can also use it on damp hair before a blowout for a smooth finish.
Lastly, it’s always important to have your dry shampoo for those days after to gym or for a root touch up.”