Get to Know Ken Pavés Behind every gorgeous celebrity is a fabulously talented hairdresser. For the past 10 years, Ken Pavés, one of the most sought after hairstylists in the fashion and entertainment industries, has deployed his magical styling talents to create award-winning designs on the tresses of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Céline Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Cattrall, Christina Applegate, Heather Locklear, and many more.
Dubbed by the media as one of the hottest hairdressers in Hollywood, Ken can be found jetting between New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and his hometown Clinton Township, Michigan to perform his strand magic. Often spotted on the popular sets of MTV, VH-1 and The Oprah Winfrey Show, Ken has become an industry favorite for his laid-back, fly-under-the-radar personal style and his spectacular professional results.
Industry insiders respect Ken for his unique vision and hairstyles that incorporate innovative, sultry and sexy designs. From classic to modern, Ken's signature trademark is his impeccable interpretation of personal style focusing on "healthy hair."
His hair designs have prominently been featured in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmo and many other publications around the world.
Although Ken credits his beloved mom, who is his lifelong muse, for helping him get his start in the world of hair and fashion, over the years Ken has studied hair design at the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy, the Toni & Guy Institute and with other world-renowned hair stylists during his tours of Europe and the world to work on couture collections for Versace, Valentino and more.
Since he left his hometown of Clinton Township, Michigan for Hollywood, Ken's dream was to bring a piece of Tinseltown back home. In 2002 he succeeded in bringing Hollywood home by opening the highly acclaimed Pavés Salon in Clinton Township. In early 2004, he fulfilled another personal mission—that every woman should have access to the very best in high performance products—by launching his Flawless line of hair care products available to all. Flawless by Pavés Professional embodies luxury in hair care and contains some of the best hair care ingredients in the world.
Always striving to share his good fortune, Ken not only trains junior stylists during his monthly time at the Pavés Salon, but gives freely of his time and all of his resources to many charities, including Operation Smile, which supports children around the world born with facial deformities and other challenges.
While Ken is acclaimed for his hairdressing talents, he is as much beloved for his kindness, compassion and unconditional love that he showers upon those in need.
Printed from Oprah.com on Thursday, December 5, 2013