Legendary Hairdresser Who Worked With Cher And Meghan Markle Passed Away At 62 After A Cancer Battle

Date December 20, 2018

Beloved celebrity hairdresser and creative genius Oribe Canales passed away on December 17, at the age of 62, after a long cancer battle.

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It's impossible to account for every star that Canales made gorgeous with his magical touch. He's worked with models, actresses, singers, and public figures. He was also responsible for making everyone adore most of the 90s models, including Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.


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Oribe's stepping stone into the Hollywood world, however, became his collaboration with Jennifer Lopez in the late 1990s. It was his incredible work on the diva that transformed Canales from a fashion hairdresser into a stylist to the stars.

It seemed that the late genius never slowed down and worked his way through decades of beautiful celebs, and even got an opportunity to transform the royal sensation Meghan Markle.

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Aside from Oribe's talents, he was most loved by his celeb clients for his personality, as he was friends with almost every single star he ever worked with, including Sofia Loren, Penelope Cruz, and Cher.

Heartfelt tributes from celebrities

Many famous ladies, who were lucky enough to have Canales work on their hair, were devastated to hear about his death and took to their social media accounts to pay tributes.


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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We offer our sincere condolences to Oribe Canales' friends and family. You will be missed, wonderful genius!

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