[Ken Paves Instagram]
In this week’s Grazia we speak to Victoria Beckham’s close friend and hairstylist Ken Paves who releases his first book, You Are Beautiful, a beauty guide for real women, next month. Ken, who has known Victoria, 38, for nearly seven years, and has worked with everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Jennifer Lopez told us that the fashion designer is surprisingly low maintenance.
‘She is great at doing her own hair,’ says Ken. ‘She can do a wicked ponytail and great waves by tonging it. Sometimes we’re together and I say, “Oh my god, your hair looks amazing, did somebody come over?” She’s like “No”.’
He also reveals that he styles his client’s hair to match their wardrobe. ‘I always go through my client’s wardrobe before deciding on their hairstyle,’ says Ken. Surprisingly, Victoria’s wardrobe isn’t as big as you’d expect. ‘I admire her because the best thing about fashion is that it’s all about the edit. Victoria does the greatest edit of all. Everything is so streamlined and it’s all organised. Her closet is not enormous by any means.’
[Victoria Beckham Instagram]
Ken, who styled Victoria’s hair for the Spice Girls performance at the 2012 London Olympics has also worked with Lady Gaga. ‘The opportunity to work with Lady Gaga was such an incredible experience. I think she is one of the greatest artists of our generation because she really brings art to entertainment with great authenticity. It was amazing to be in her creative presence.’ Of Jennifer Lopez, he adds, ‘We did so many amazing red carpet events from the Oscars to the Golden Globes. Jennifer is such a style chameleon I’ve done short hair, long hair, dark hair, up hair, down hair! We’ve done everything.’
You Are Beautiful (Sterling, £16.99) is out in September. For an exclusive 25% discount on the book, (£12.74 plus postage and package) call 01273 4880005 and quote code: R4165. Closing date, 27 November 2013. Postage and Package is £2.95 for the first item and £1.95 for each additional item.
See Victoria Beckham's hair-volution in the gallery below...