Celeb Hair Stylist Ken Paves Has An Important Message For All Women

Ken Paves

Celebrity hair stylist to the stars Ken Paves, best known for coiffing the heads of Jessica Simpson, Eva Longoria, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham and more, has just launched a new booked called ‘You are Beautiful: A Beauty Guide For Real Women’. His mission is to change the way we view beauty. And what a better man to do this, than the one who is constantly around the beauty industry, women and celebrities.

Sure, these celebrities look amazingly beautiful thanks to his professional touch, but no doubt he has come across many types of insecurities, fears, doubts and self-loathing attitudes amongst these highly paid women in Hollywood. They are human after all.

Paves gives readers insights into his personal life and it’s loaded with professional tips for hair care, hair styling, makeup and fashion. He dishes a little about some of the famous names he’s worked with – Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria, Celine Dion, Oprah, on whose show he was a regular guest; and, of course, Jessica Simpson with whom he teamed up with to launch Hairdo, a line of hair extensions and hair pieces.


Aside from the insider tips, the reason for this book is for every reader to appreciate her own beauty. Paves doesn’t subscribe to the often-accepted and strict idea of ideal beauty. He is never dictatorial with his advice, as all too often the media and beauty industry can be. Instead his particular brand of beauty advice comes from his personal experience and a passion for wanting all women to appreciate their unique beauty.

The book was created to inspire all women, regardless of age, ethnicity, background, status, etc. Throughout the book Paves touches on the issue that most women in the real world don’t have the luxury of a team of stylists making them up like Kim Kardashian every day, and that’s why his tips are for the everyday woman.

You are Beautiful

It seems there is a trend of men wanting to take a stand for women, and realizing that they can play a crucial role in certain women’s issues. Just last month, speaker Jackson Katz, who does leadership training for athletes and the military, gave a Ted Talk on how men’s roles in the issue of domestic violence against women should not be passive.

His message was that it is not just a ‘woman’s issue’ but a greater issue where men need to take responsibility for the part they play. For a man to write a book encouraging women to appreciate their own beauty, it is a big deal. It means it is not just us females who notice we have a problem when it comes to self-esteem. We need to stop beating up on ourselves and take a step back from all the “beauty lawmakers” in society who tell us we should look a certain way to feel good.

“Every woman along the way of my amazing journey has inspired me to see beauty with NO definition. Beauty cannot be bought or applied, it can only be recognized,” Paves says on his website.

“I believe that my work has only been recognized because it was my goal to make each woman who sat before me feel truly unique and beautiful as herself. The most beautiful a woman can be is confident in herself.”


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