This celebrity stylist recently took his 30-year heritage of hairdressing and translated it into a newly released luxury line of hair care products—Oribe Hair Care, while maintaining the Oribe Salon in Miami and working on fashion campaigns and editorial shoots. Here, he answers questions about his personal style.
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by Tom Ford because he is true to his style. You always feel like you're well-dressed in his clothes, and he is always impeccably groomed and dressed.
How would you describe your personal style?
A mix of classic with rock and roll (age appropriate!)
What is the significance of your tattoos?
I chose my tattoos, which include dragons, cars and smoke, for their cool designs, beautiful prints and great colors. I got them over the years to dress up my arms, not because of any special meaning.
Who is your mentor?
I was inspired by many people. If I had to choose one person who I aspired to be like, it was Alexandre de Paris.
Why did you become a hairdresser?
I fell into it. I thought it would be an easy trade. I quickly learned that there was much more to it than I originally thought and I grew to love it.