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You Are Beautiful: A Beauty Guide for Real Women
     

You Are Beautiful: A Beauty Guide for Real Women

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by Ken Paves
 

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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

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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.   

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Publishers Weekly
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 those 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 shots of celebrities, the styles are modeled by Paves’s friends and family, with the primary goal of “giv 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. Photos. Agent: Nena Madonia, Dupree/Miller & Associates. (June)
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“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

Library Journal
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. The key to beauty, according to Paves, is believing in oneself, flaws and all. The author admits that this is a challenging task and shares his own evolution from insecurity ("I'm no Brad Pitt. I think I look more like Ellen DeGeneres") to self-acceptance. 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. VERDICT Though there is no shortage of straightforward beauty manuals (Bobbi Brown's Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro and Sandy Linter and Lois Joy Johnson's Makeup Wakeup: Revitalizing Your Look at Any Age), this informative and encouraging guide will inject a healthy dose of self-love into readers' beauty regimens. Highly recommended.—Ajoke Kokodoko, Oakland P.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402797088
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

In the fashion and entertainment world, Ken Paves 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. His work has appeared in Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, Glamour, O The Oprah Magazine, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, GQ, In Style, American Salon, Modern Salon and many other publications. Dubbed the “hottest hairdresser in Hollywood” by the media, Ken was a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to Oprah.com. He has also done makeovers for The X Factor, America's Next Top Model, and The Biggest Loser, to name a few. Ken starred in the reality shows, The Price of Beauty, and Fashion Mob and he has showcased his talents on E!, The Style Network, Fox, ABC, and many other affiliates. Always on the prowl for new creative outlets, Ken was recently invited by Walt Disney Studios to design the hair for their newest character, Periwinkle. The collaboration between studio and stylist is the first of its kind and was so successful that Disney has asked Ken to be not only the voice of a character in the film but to travel the world to be the face of Disney's fastest growing franchise and promote the new Disney fairy movie, Secret of the Wings.Ken has a strong presence online and in widely viewed how-to videos. In addition to his salons in Los Angeles and Michigan, Ken has created his own line of hair care products, Self Help by Ken Paves and HairDo. For more information about Ken visit kenpaves.com.

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You Are Beautiful: A Beauty Guide for Real Women 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good beauty book! It is easy to follow and the "real women" parts make you feel good reading it. It can be disheartening to see beauty books featuring celebs bc obviously you dont have a team at home ( unless you do, in which case, I'm jealous). But the tips are easy to follow and super helpful. Love it!