It's clear that Eva Longoria and her longtime hairstylist, Ken Paves, have that certain client/stylist chemistry. "She is always willing to try something new and have fun," he said. "We laugh a lot." As for the curled updo last night? Paves looked to Longoria's peach chiffon gown for inspiration. "I saw this dress a couple weeks ago and instantly thought Grace Kelly 'Longoria,'" he explained. "I wanted to create something reminiscent of old-world glamour that was modern and would appear effortless."
While an appointment with Ken Paves might not be a reality, I've got the second best thing — hairstyling tips straight from the source. "The most important thing is to work from your natural texture and keep it simple," he advised. "It is very chic to look effortless." I couldn't agree more. To get the how-to from Paves,
- Paves created texture on Longoria's partially air-dried hair using Ken Paves Healthy Hair Volumizing Hair Spray ($24).
- Next, he tousled her hair with his fingers while blowing it dry, allowing her part to fall naturally.
- When her hair was dry, he used a 3/4-inch curling iron with random sectioning to encourage a natural texture. He also focused the direction of the curl down and away from the part.
- Using Ken Paves Healthy Hair Shine Serum ($30), he broke up the wave by running his hands through her hair from roots to ends.
- Next he broke up the curl further with a mixed bristle Mason Pearson brush and pulled her hair back loosely, pinning it with bobby pins.
- For the finishing touch, he set the hair with Ken Paves Healthy Hair Strong Hold Shaping Hair Spray ($24).