Hairstylist Ken Paves Wants to Answer Your Questions

06/09/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

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Many stylists might shudder at the thought of tending to two of Hollywood’s hottest heads in one evening–but not star hairstylist Ken Paves, who created Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria Parker’s easy breezy dos for a recent LG launch event. “It took me less than 20 minutes to create each look,” Paves told PEOPLE. Inspired by their “feminine, sexy” attire, he worked with their natural hair texture to create “modern, effortless” styles to match. Not only has Paves been kept busy tending to A-list tresses, he also recently launched his Self-Help hair care line available on PEOPLE asked Ken to dish on how to maintain your best hair when the heat is on. His number one tip is to stay away from shampoos with sulfates, which “strip hair of its color and natural oils. When combined with sun damage, hair can become extremely brittle and dry.” Stick with an SLS-free shampoo. The second step to great hair involves using a deep-conditioning treatment once a week, which, he explains, “restores the moisture in hair.” And to keep your hair frizz-free, “Try a styling cream before you using any heat styling tools.” To get more of Paves’ summer hair tips, pick up the current issue of PEOPLE, on stands now. If you have a fall hair question for Ken, now is your chance to ask! Send it to (be sure to include your name and hometown, too) and you could see it featured in an upcoming issue of PEOPLE! —Jackie Fields

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I love ken with dark hair!!

Delana on

I agree that Ken’s hair looks great dark! That scraggly, long and thin, bleached out do’ that he was wearing had to go!

Paige on

In your opinion who is the biggest diva in Hollywood?

Jon on

That’s nice! Who’s hair do yo especially like doing?

Janelle on

I think the new trend is sparkling hair tinsel, my stylist just put in some Hair Flairs – Pro Hair Tinsel into my hair this past weekend and everywhere I go people think my hair is sparkling like gold. I love it!


He looks awsome with dark hair it makes his skin look nicer

bev on

what makes it easier when trying to grow out hair for a new style. Esp when my hair gets so bushy when not layered. Now i want a bob. Can that have layers?

Tracy on

Do you think to be a hair stylist you need to have an artistic view?

Liz on

My friend is dying her light brown hair blonde for the summer and she wants to do it herself having never dyed her own hair before, what would the best way for her to go about doing it?

Mary on

Help, my hair is 35inches long and I have a bad case of flyaways. I have tried so many products to control the flyaways, but nothing works. Any suggestions? Thanks

Kat on

I love how the article tells where to SEND your questions and people are posting them here.

Can no one read anymore?

Dana Fry on

I wish Ken Paves could style my hair. He is AMAZING. Such talent and such a huge heart for being so involved in charity work like operation smile. if you read this Ken I LOVE YOU!

Amy on

Ken, I’ve actually used SLS-free shampoos and conditioners for sometime, and have found them to be beneficial in preserving my color. As I approach my forties, my hair needs more moisture and a heavier conditioner. What products to you recommend for a “quick-fix” when my normal products just don’t get the job done.

Shirin on

How can I learn to maintain my wavy/curly hair? I’m a student and I recently decided to quit the straightener because I need to learn to be quick with my morning routine. Thank you :)

Tracy on

Love you better blonde!!
My questions is .. how do I get the most out of my hair color? to make it last longer and more vibrant? I use the shampoos for color hair and hair products, but my hair starts to feel heavy and lifeless after a while.. my hair is shoulder length with long layers.. help!!

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Ken Paves, you would look totally AWESOME with the original Kate Gosselin cut!

Also, it would be cool to see Tom Cruise grow his hair a bit and get the original Rachel friends ‘do!

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Mary on

I have been coloring my hair for many years and want to transition to a natural gray.

What is the best way to do this?


Chris on

Just an FYI–I think you are supposed to send your questions to the email address in the last sentence rather than posting here.

Christina on

Paves needs to go into rehab, it’s time for an intervention Jessica!!! Paves looks cracked out.

Noel on

Hi Ken,

I lost a lot of my hair due to medication and it hasn’t grown back. I tried all these products to grow hair that left me with wet hair all day or night and nothing worked. I still have hair but it is thin. I need to best product to increase volume without being sticky. I am a gorgeous 55 year old redhead (not natural)! HELP!

Patty on

Im starting to get alot of gray and its changing the texture of my hair and not in a good way. It almost seems poofy now. My hair is real short and I’ve always got lots of comments on how cute it is but not so much anymore. I recently tried Redkens new product line called TIME RESET and it seems to help with the texture alot but not enough. Knowing as much as you do about products I’m hoping you can offer some advice. I really want that cuticle to be closed and shiny again.

jb on

i have really curly hair and i can’t find a good product yet that stops frizz. Like some stay for a little but when i go outside it immediatly frizzes. Any suggestions?

dawn on

I had my hair dyed recently and this seemed to dry my hair out what can i buy to conditiion my hair so it can look soft and shiny again?

mary brandt on

Ken, I have naturally curly out of control shoulder length hair i usually blow it straight and use the flatiron (im a hairdresser also-25yrs) i wanted to know who you would recommend for a makeover. I want shorter hair but as a product of the 80’s im scared.. Can you help me out?????

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I have thick naturally curly hair (not real tight curls, but not loose). I have it layered and shoulder length now. Please tell me how to wear it besides down or in a ponytail! How else can I pull it back so it actually looks good.

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