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You Are Beautiful
A Beauty Guide for Real Women
Discover A-list secrets to being and feeling beautiful from one of Hollywood's hottest hairstylists. Ken Paves shows the way to making the most of “what you've got, on your own terms,” demonstrating different looks through interviews and photographs of several “real women.” In makeover sections, Ken duplicates the highly regarded work he's done on Oprah, The Biggest Loser, and other TV shows and reveals insider hair-care hints from how to blow dry your hair the right way and get the most flattering cut to time-saving styling tips and quick fixes in an emergency. This is an intimate book that will hearten and inspire every woman.
Los Angeles-based Ken Paves has been called “the big Kahuna of Hollywood hair” by Oprah Winfrey. His work has appeared in numerous international publications, including Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and GQ. He has created award-winning styles for Victoria Beckham, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Eva Longoria, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Fergie, to name a few. Dubbed the “hottest hairdresser in Hollywood,” Ken has guested regularly on The Oprah Winfrey Show aand contributed to Oprah.com. He has done makeovers for America's Next Top Model and The Biggest Loser, and starred in the reality show The Price of Beauty with Jessica Simpson. Ken has a strong presence online and in widely viewed how-to videos. In addition to his salons in LA, Las Vegas, and Michigan, Ken has his own line of hair-care products, Healthy Hair by Ken Paves and SelfHelp. For more information about Ken, visit kenpaves.com.
“Transforming our physical selves is intoxicating, and a driving force behind popular makeover shows like The Biggest Loser and our fascination with celebrity style. So it comes as no surprise that award-winning Hollywood hairstylist Paves—nearly as famous as his clients (including actress Eva Longoria, who contributes the book's foreword) and behind many of the Loser makeovers himself—enters the beauty-book fray. What does surprise is his approach. Rather than offering a collection of hair tips and tricks (though there are plenty) illustrated by shot of celebrities, the styles are modeled by Paves's friends and family, with the primary goal of 'giv(ing) women a positive message about defining their own beauty.' It's a sweetly disarming attitude that imbues this empowering book. As Paves writes, 'It's about being your own best friend, loving what you see in the mirror, and accepting how beautiful you are on the inside as well as the outside.' That the author respects and admires women is clear, and he appears overwhelmingly grateful for and delighted by the ones in his immediate orbit—especially his mother, Helen. That he has mastered his art (from bridal hairstyles to taking care of your roots) is also evident. While some suggestions are obvious (deep-condition damaged hair once a week!), overall the book will serve all women's hair—and souls—well.” —Publishers Weekly
“Though he boasts a Hollywood A-list clientele, here hairstylist Paves sets out to convince most women that they, too, can be beautiful. He offers advice on hair care, makeup, clothing, and self-confidence to help the reader look and feel like a star . . . He emphasizes, through interviews with noncelebrity women in his life, that beauty comes from within and follows his upbeat talk with easy-to-follow hair-care, makeup, and fashion tips for women who want to enhance their already fabulous selves . . . this informative and encouraging guide will inject a healthy dose of self-love into readers' beauty regimens. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal