In his new book YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, celebrity hairstylist, Ken Paves talks about his work with women of all ages, ethnicities, shapes, and sizes and emphasizes how every woman is beautiful in her own way. He shares heartfelt advice and easy beauty tips for the average busy woman, from insider hair-care hints and the top products for different hair types, to time-saving styling tips and quick fixes in an emergency.
Dubbed the “hottest hairdresser in Hollywood,” Ken Paves has created award-winning styles for celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Eva Longoria, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Victoria Beckham, who says, “Ken has the most amazing gift to make women feel beautiful inside and out.” His work has appeared in such magazines as Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, O The Oprah Magazine, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, GQ, and In Style.
Here’s my Q&A with Mr. Paves.
MBC: Thank you for debunking so many beauty myths! Can you explain this one? When you wash your hair with (clarifying) shampoo and it squeaks – is it because it’s clean or stripped?
Ken: Pretty much stripped. I am not a huge fan of clarifying shampoo, except in very specific (excessive) situations. When your hair squeaks it is so clean that there are no natural oils to soften and buffer that squeaky sound. It’s like finger nails on a chalk board to me. Water alone is an amazing emulsifier….water alone has eroded beaches and mountains, it can break down your natural oils and a little styling product…add in a “regular” shampoo and your good. Quiet hair is good!!!
MBC: You’ve accomplished so much, work, philanthropy, etc. what’s next?
Ken: Thank you for recognizing that. I hope to spread the voice of my book You Are Beautiful and help empower women around the world. I am working on some new products and projects that will all speak the same voice and ultimately allow me to give back even more!
MBC: You’ve worked with numerous celebrities, are there any ones in particular that you would like to work with but haven’t had a chance to yet?
Ken: I have actually worked with everyone I had ever hoped for. Lady Ga Ga was the artist I had hoped to work with, and I had the honor of working with her. I think she is genius and one of the most inspiring artist I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She takes “theatre” and brings it to life! I still love waiting to see what she is going to do next!
MBC: Any plans for another salon in Las Vegas?
Ken: Not at the moment, but I do love Vegas!
MBC: Any plans for your own beauty talk show?
Ken: I would love that, let’s put it out in the universe!!
A copy of the book was provided to me by the publishing house.