- Age: 30
- Birthplace: New Baltimore, Michigan, USA
- Significant Other: Fred Geiger
- Years of Experience: 15
Ken Paves is well known celebrity stylist behind the famed and desired tresses of Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and most famously and most regularly, Jessica Simpson. Paves was born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan and attended cosmetology school in the area. After completing his course, Paves moved to South Florida and worked as an assistant for Oribe, a highly regarded Miami-based stylist. Paves went on to study hair design at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and the Toni & Guy Institute. Subsequently, Paves created hairstyles for Valentino and Versace runway shows. Paves has since opened 4 salons located in LA, Florida, Michigan and Las Vegas. Paves is often considered one of Hollywood’s hottest stylists by the media.
Paves is well known for his many television appearances. He makes regular stops on The Oprah Winfrey Show and has appeared several times on Jessica Simpson’s reality show Newlyweds. Recently, he was in charge of the makeovers on an episode of America’s Next Top Model. Obviously, Paves is often sought after for expert tips and advice on television shows and in fashion and beauty publications.
Paves has launched a successful line of hair extensions, inspired by his frequent client and close companion, Jessica Simpson, called Hairdo. The extensions are used in salons the world over. Also, Paves has created Ken Paves Healthy Hair, a line of products such as shampoo, conditioner, styling treatments and color cosmetics for hair which can be bought on his website, in his salons and in several other shops such as Henri Bendel’s. Beyond his business pursuits, Paves is committed to charities such as Operation Smile, which provides repair surgeries for children suffering from cleft lip and palate, and Hair U Wear, which provides wigs for cancer patients.