Why Victoria Beckham Is An Inspiration, According To Her Best Friend

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  • Victoria Beckham's best friend and hairstylist, Ken Paves, talks to Marie Claire about life behind the scenes with the British designer

    Victoria Beckham has been named as an inspiration by one of her closest friends, as hairstylist Ken Paves talks to us about his unique bond with the British designer.

    ‘She an incredible inspiration to me,’ the American hairdresser told us this week, as he popped by to talk hair and life behind-the-scenes with Victoria Beckham.

    Pictured together in Berlin just last week, VB shared a snap of the BFFs giddy with excitement after the prestigious Bambi Awards. And it’s not the first time Ken has made an appearance in the former Spice Girls’ most hilarious Instagram snaps.

    ‘[Victoria] is super fun to be around, but then incredibly productive,’ he told us.

    ‘I think Victoria is the most incredible example of a confident, modern woman. Hair is an accessory to fashion and fashion is an accessory to a woman, so her hair is always relative to what she’s wearing.

    ‘I think she’s really helped me to evolve my style. We’ve been working together for a very long time, since she had very short hair, to all the lengths in between and now even longer hair. Everything we’ve done, I’ve just loved how sophisticated and undone it’s looked. She’s very inspiring to me’

    On working with the busy mum-of-four, he adds: ‘When I’m around her I’m so inspired, in such a creative way. She’s obviously a great friend of mine, but professionally she has an incredible work ethic, that is like no one else.

    ‘She has an incredible eye for detail. She has an incredible ability to edit down to most unbelievable elements, and those are all things that have influenced my career.’

    As well as working with VB on her red carpet appearances, Ken Paves is the new ambassador for Colour Wow.

    Having used the products on the Victoria, by Victoria catwalk, Ken revealed: ‘We took the Colour Wow products and we washed the hair for the most unbelievable, smooth texture, conditioned it and let it air dry, using just a little bit of the pop and lock on the ends of the hair.’

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