Kenetia Lee is one of today’s leading authorities on beauty empowerment. She is a highly respected professional Makeup Artist, Author, and Speaker with over ten years of hands-on experience. Kenetia has made it her mission to transform women from the inside out, to uplift them from the darkness of self-deprecation and to inspire them to celebrate the artistry of each brilliant feature they possess. She has seen firsthand the debilitating effects of a negative self-image—even in stunning models, famous actors, and female celebrities. Thus, she is living her life purpose to empower women all over the world to recognize the resolute beauty that lives within them instilling self-confidence and self-appreciation.
Passionately committed to helping women live boldly and beautifully, Kenetia speaks with women and women’s organizations all over the country encouraging them to appreciate themselves and embrace their beauty fearlessly – a topic she also makes available to a much larger audience via her book “Fearless Beauty: A Women’s Guide to Living Bold, Beautiful & Free.” In it, she has truly captivated the world stage with her bold, fresh, and empowering message that redefines a woman’s approach to beauty.
Kenetia’s work as a highly sought-after Red Carpet Makeup Artist has given her the honor of working intimately with beautiful women at the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Grammy Awards, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and Teen Vogue Fashion LIVE to name a few. As a Public Speaker & Spokesperson, she has worked with Revlon, Covergirl, Mark Cosmetics, The Miss Universe Organization, Step Up Women’s Network, and numerous other national organizations. Kenetia has regularly appeared on Television shows such as ABC’s “Eyewitness News Sunday Morning,” WB’s “Good Day Arizona,” WB’s “Flix & Pix Detroit,” and CW’s “Extra!” Kenetia can also be found as a Featured Columnist in publications such asInStyle, The Las Vegas Review, and The Los Angeles Sentinel.
Kenetia presents a powerful philosophy with a blueprint for physical well being, mental clarity, and spiritual fulfillment. Her message is uplifting, empowering, and gives women the confidence they need to be themselves and feel beautiful just the way they are.
Hannah Spivey: Hi, Kenetia. How’s life treating you?
Kenetia: So well!!! Loving every minute of it.
Hannah Spivey: For all the readers out there who aren’t familiar with you and your work, tell them about yourself.
Kenetia: I’m a beauty expert turned beauty activist, speaker and author of Fearless Beauty: A Woman’s Guide to Living Bold, Beautiful & Free. My passion is empowering women to challenge their fears and celebrate their beauty.
Hannah Spivey: You wear plenty of hats. You’re a beauty activist, make-up artist, author, and speaker. Why did you choose to get involved with uplifting and empowering women?
Kenetia: As a makeup artist so much of my time is spent convincing women of their beauty so I took my message of healing our internal dialogue to larger audience.
Hannah Spivey: How long have you been involved in all the careers you’re in?
Kenetia: I’ve been a Red Carpet makeup artist and speaker for various beauty companies for over 10 years, my book was just published last year in October so being a published author is somewhat new to me.
Hannah Spivey: Tell the readers about the latest projects you’re involved in.
Kenetia: Well award season just ended where I worked the Golden Globes and Grammy’s. I’ve started a NYC Fearless Beauty Healing Circle for women to talk about and learn some of the exercises in my book. I’ve also put together some really great online Google+ hangouts on various topics to help women challenge their fears.
Hannah Spivey: How long did it take you to write your book and do you plan to write and release another one?
Kenetia: For years I had been saying that I’m writing a book, but the truth is during that time I was gathering information. It took me 1 year to actually write and edit the book. I’ll likely write many more books, right now I don’t have any release dates in mind. However, I’m inclined to write my next book for teenage girls.
Hannah Spivey: What do many people do not know about you?
Kenetia: I feel like I’m a pretty open book, but many people may not know I jump out of airplanes. I once jumped with the Golden Knights which is the elite jump team of the U.S. Army Parachute Team.
Hannah Spivey: What inspires you?
Kenetia: This may sound a little corny, but LOVE. Whether I’m the one giving it, receiving it or seeing someone else get that they are loved that inspires me most.
Hannah Spivey: What is the toughest challenge for you in what you’re doing?
Kenetia: You ever heard the notion of people teaching what they need to learn most? My toughest challenge is challenging my fears constantly. I have pretty big goals so I’m always faced with moving past my fears to speak in public, being authentic with people that I know and don’t know.
Hannah Spivey: If you can work with any celebrity any of the fields you’re working in, who would it be and why?
Kenetia: Kerry Washington (she is an extraordinary person who stands for something, if I could share the stage with her or do her makeup I’d be really happy) Rihanna (she is so wise and beautiful and I know she has some healing to do with her father, so I would love to interview her and give her my book)
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