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For more than 20 years Ken Paves has remained one of the most sought after and arguably the most recognizable hairstylist in the world. Oprah Winfrey has called him "the big Kahuna of Hollywood hair." He has been celebrated for his work which has appeared in the pages of Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Glamour, O Magazine, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, GQ, In Style, American Salon, Modern Salon and many other publications internationally.
In fashion and entertainment he has created award-winning styles on the tresses of Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria, Lady GaGa, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Celine Dion, Nicole Richie, Fergie, Taylor Swift, Eve, Megan Fox, and David Beckham and Marc Anthony to name a few.
Ken Paves is one of the most sought after and recognizable hairstylists in the world. He has created award-winning styles for Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few. He is part of Simon Cowell’s X Factorcreative team and designed the hair for Periwinkle, Disney’s newest character. During this interview by Winn Claybaugh in Ken’s L.A. salon, they were suddenly “interrupted” by actress Eva Longoria, who stopped by to say hello and wish Ken well. Although his résumé screams the names of major celebrities and accomplishments, you will find Ken to be humble, genuine, and loving.
Dubbed by the media as the "hottest hairdresser in Hollywood," Ken was a regular guest performing unparalleled makeovers since 2003 on The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as contributing columnist for Oprah.com. Ken has also performed makeovers for America's Next Top Model, The Doctor's, The Biggest Loser, Oprah Winfrey's new network OWN and Style Networks Fashion Mob, a special Ken created, produced and starred in; He additionally starred in the reality series, The Price of Beauty where he and Jessica Simpson traveled around the world to discover true beauty. Ken has also showcased his talents on E!, Fox, NBC, CNN, ABC, and may other affiliates around the world. Ken also has an impressive presence online on every beauty site and in widely viewed “how to” videos
Ken has become an industry favorite for his talent and vision, and his unparalleled dedication to his clients. A recent issue of “O” Magazine quoted their editor as saying, “ There are hairstylists…and there are hairstylists. And then there’s Ken Paves. Part shaman, part therapist, he works a unique kind of magic on his subjects, spending an uncommon amount of time talking to them before he even touches their hair.”
In 2013, Ken released his book, “You are Beautiful”, published by Sterling Publications. Ken’s book is a beautiful harmony of self-help and a tutorial guide for beauty tips and tricks. Ken’s book has received high respects and critiques from many world-wide publications as well as being featured on Extra TV, The Doctors and Entertainment Tonight.
Ken's most recent accomplishment is the success of his latest product line named after his successful book, “You Are Beautiful.” Ken Paves You Are Beautiful hair care launched in January 2015 in Walmart stores across America. Ken has plans to further launch this affordable luxury brand into additional domestic and international distribution.