The Priceless Lesson Ken Paves Learned from His Father

You may know celebrity stylist Ken Paves as the hairdresser for Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez, or as a regular makeover maven on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Long before he was prepping stars for the red carpet, though, he was a kid growing up in the suburbs of Detroit.

As Ken tells Oprah: Where Are They Now?, “My dad was this unbelievable, really, really supertough street guy, and my mom worked three jobs; she’s the greatest influence on my career.”

Here, the stylist to the stars shares an indispensable and touching moment between him and his father that set him on his current path.

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