We had the good fortune of connecting with Kelly McGowan and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kelly, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
My favorite quote of all time is, ” Aspire to inspire before you expire.” It is profound yet simple and straight to the point. I truly believe we are all here to make an impact on others lives and I want mine to be a positive one full of beauty and soulful connections.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have always had a love for art, poetry and the creative individuals in our world. My grandmother was a hairdresser as well and I truly believe this gift was given to me through genetics. Hair fascinated me but I was always encourage to go a different route. It wasn’t until I was 26 and being on set that I was so sure this was what I was meant for. So I dove head first into the sea of cosmetology and haven’t looked back since. My husband’s career took us to many different states which was challenging to start over every few years with clients but now looking back in hindsight created a unique hustle mentality an taught me things about hair and culture that only true life experiences will do. Because of that I am able to build a team with those experiences and give back to my community in abundance,

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Since I am in the clear lake area I would start there for some drinks and oysters at Tommys and then finish off at Rosewater or Chelsea’s wine bar on the lake. The next day we would head into Houston for lunch at Tiny boxwoods, then a walk around discovery park or the theater district and finish off with a fabulous dinner at Hugos or Steak 48. Sunday we would go to Galveston for an amazing brunch at the Porch cafe and spend the day at San luis resort for drinks and pool time!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I couldn’t be where I am today without the unwavering support from my best friend and spouse, LJ Mcgowan. He listens to my dreams even when they are far fetched and always helps me find the right path to achieving them. Forever a constant support system for myself, our children and extended family he is my voice of reason. My dreams will always be there but without him to love me through the hard times and keep me grounded when my emotions fly high I would not be the woman I am today. My children motivate to be the best and my extended family and friends no matter how far are always in my heart keeping my love tank full so that I can give back to my team and clients.

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