Kenneth Walker
Journeyman Hairstylist
1938-2019

Kenneth Walker was born and raised in Watts CA. He attended Los Angeles City College and Los Angeles Trade Technical College, where he majored in Fashion Design. His flair for design played an integral part throughout his career. He also attended Flavio’s Leimert Park Beauty College. Two years after he finished cosmetology school, he opened his first salon, Mr. Ken’s Sensuous Woman. His client, Marla Gibbs, invited him to be her personal stylist on 227,where he met and began his long relationship working with Regina King. Over the course of his career he worked on over 50 feature films and television shows, including Philadelphia, The Pelican Brief, Moesha, House of Lies and If Beale Street Could Talk.He worked with many celebrity clients such as Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Halle Berry, Danny Glover and multiple projects with Denzel Washington. He was nominated with Elizabeth Paschall for a 2017 MUAHS Guild Award for Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling for the feature film Loving. "Mr. Ken", as he was known, was held in high esteem by those who were lucky enough to work with him. He could be stern, and always spoke his mind, but anytime you asked him how he was doing, his comment always was "I am blessed and highly favored."





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