BEING is the passion project of Kennedy Lowery, a former property manager who was inspired to deliver wellness and indulgent experiences to others after facing her own bout of exhaustion in a demanding real estate career.
She would oftentimes work feverishly through the night and into the morning in her corner office while daydreaming about disappearing off the grid and escaping to a sleepy provincial village in France. She didn’t speak French, so to combat the ill-effects of stress, she took to the spa and found that the occasional massage was a great antidote, but a temporary patch. The best medicine was a daily dose of self-care that didn’t involve chemical-infused treatments.
While France didn’t happen, a serendipitous opportunity to move to California forced her to trade her bangs for fringe and her dresses for frocks. She immersed herself in the community of high-end niche skincare makers, where she properly learned the craft. Gathering from her Science Degree in Psychology, she applied her research skills to investigating aromatherapy and herbal studies, learning about natural ingredients and their properties, and doing lots of fieldwork in her bathtub. No complaints there.
Born to parents of French Creole and West African ancestry, she attributes her appreciation for ritual and the healing arts to her Louisiana roots. She spent most of her years growing up in the Texas Countryside, where she developed an aesthetic eye for beautiful things. Kennedy now works out of her home studio in Houston, Texas.