Kristofer Buckle’s- Make-up artist on X Factor, he's impeccable eye and unfailing devotion to the perfect balance of intrinsic beauty and the power of makeup has garnered the attention of the beauty, fashion, and film world alike. His reputation for strong bone structure with attention to individual style and innate glamour has consistently made him a popular name with Hollywood A-listers such as Renee Zellweger, Sharon Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Demi Moore. Born and bred in New York, Kristofer began his career at the Metropolitan Opera after being scouted by an actress in Penn Station for his own personal style. He was then catapulted onto the fashion scene when Steven Meisel booked him for the cover of Italian Vogue. Kristofer’s work has since been featured on the covers and in the pages of Allure, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and i-D. His creative work with photographers Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, and Patrick Demarchelier has led to an ever-growing list of advertising clients including Christian Dior, Dooney & Bourke, Stephen Webster and Neutrogena.
From Jennifer Lopez to Christina Aguilera to Mariah Carey, performers know they can turn to Kristofer to create their signature look for music videos and live events. Kristofer’s vast knowledge of makeup and light teamed with his diverse history in the arts make him irreplaceable when creating looks for today's leading artists.
Ken Paves- Hair guru for the X Factor USA, For the past 17 years Ken Paves has remained one of the most sought after hairstylists in the world. He has been recognized by and his work has appeared in Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, GQ, In Style, American Salon, Modern Salon and many other publications around the world. In fashion and entertainment he has created award-winning styles on the tresses of Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Lady Ga Ga, Celine Dion, Fergie, Eve and Megan Fox to name a few.
Dubbed by the media as the “hottest hairdresser in Hollywood,” Ken has been a regular guest since 2003 on The Oprah Winfrey Show as well as a highly sought after expert for countless entertainment and fashion programs and publications. Ken recently transformed, to rave reviews, the make overs on America’s Next Top Model as well as led “Oprah’s Great American Haircut” show and just wrapped taping of a new reality show, The Price of Beauty in which he will co-star opposite friends Jessica Simpson and Cacee Cobb to discover how women around the world define beauty.
He has become an industry favorite for his talent and vision, and his unparalleled dedication to his clients. Ken’s bio page for designing the looks for Celine Dion and her cast for her “A New Day” show noted that what is so great about Ken, besides his talent, is that he has never lost sight of the fact that he is in the service industry. Industry insiders respect Ken for his unique vision and hairstyles that incorporate innovative, confident and sexy designs. Understanding that hair is not only an accessory to his client, but also an accessory to fashion, Ken’s signature trademark is classic to modern with an impeccable interpretation of personal style.
Ken’s success and respect as the world’s most recognized hairstylist is illustrated by the international success of his line of clip-in hair extensions, Hairdo, which was created by Ken and inspired by Jessica Simpson. Launched in Fall 2006, to surprising success and enormous distribution, Hairdo is sold at retailers and salons around the world; throughout the United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Africa, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. Ken’s personal beauty branding and recognition has also led him to achieve great success on QVC. He has recently launched Ken Paves styling tools and a unique online shopping store; shopkenpaves.com. With such commercial successes Ken still maintains a hands-on approach with all of his clients and at his salons.
In lieu of such achievements, Ken still maintains selflessly passionate and dedicated to his craft, always hoping to inspire and be inspired.“I believe that my work has only been recognized because it was my goal to make each woman who sat before me truly feel unique and beautiful as herself and that showed! Every woman along the way of this amazing journey has inspired me to see beauty with no definition…beauty cannot be bought or applied. It can only be recognized.”
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