Ken Paves Salon

Benjamin Nelson

COLORIST/STYLIST

Benjamin started his hair career at the age of 19 in his home state of Florida. He then moved to LA at 23 where he trained at Sally Hershberger under Matthew Shields as well as Sally and several other mentors.

Having a difficult head of hair himself, he had started giving himself haircuts in high school which led to his decision to attend cosmetology school and his love and precision with men’s hair. From clippers to long hair, he has built a large and loyal male clientele.

His female clientele consists mostly of effortless, lived in long layers and modern bobs with a balance of structured lines and texture. Most of these cuts are complimented with his clean application of balayage, giving the hair a natural look similar to those he saw growing up on the beach as a young surfer.

“I want to enhance the natural version of yourself, rather than try to make you look like someone else.”