You Are Beautiful: A Beauty Guide for Real Women

( 1 )

Overview

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 ...
See more details below
Hardcover
$11.34
BN.com price
(Save 54%)$24.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (39) from $1.99   
  • New (17) from $14.10   
  • Used (22) from $1.99   
You Are Beautiful: A Beauty Guide for Real Women (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$8.49
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$9.99 List Price

Overview

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.   
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

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)
From the Publisher
“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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402797088
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 435,599
  • 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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Such a good beauty book! It is easy to follow and the "real

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)