Six One Agency

At Home With: Kilee Hughes, Founder

On ‘At Home With,’ we virtually visit our members and catch up on their current normal. From recommended reading and podcasts to creative recipes and wellness routines, get to know the network - and maybe even come away with a little activity inspo.

Meet Kilee Hughes, founder of Six One, an LA-based agency focused on beauty, wellness and lifestyle clients. Having recently relocated to Boulder, Colorado for a bit, she’s already reaping the mind-body benefits of the state’s great outdoors. Kilee shares the important content and insightful quotes that, in addition to staying active, are helping her stay sharp, creative and motivated during this time.

What’s your usual location, and where are you currently sheltering in place?

Six One is based in Los Angeles, but I am currently sheltering in place in Boulder, Colorado.

Any new pastimes or creative outlets?

Lately, I’ve been soaking up the open air and beautiful scenery that Colorado has to offer and with that comes lots of hiking. I’ve been getting outdoors just to improve my mentality and squeezing in some exercise. Boulder provides so many trails, being able to utilize it has improved my mental well-being.

Do you have any favorite podcasts, books, newsletters?

A podcast I’ve been listening to more is Planet Money, it’s so informative in the current climate we are in.

Two books I’ve received as gifts since moving to Colorado that have been great reads are Vibrate Higher Daily by Lalah Delia and Quiet by Susan Cain. In this time of working from home/living at work -- what I like to call it. So, having good books on hand is always a necessity.  

Working in beauty, health and lifestyle, one site I read is Beauty Independent, because of my profession, but also because it has become reformative in the growth of indie and Black beauty businesses. Beauty Independent always remains consistent in representing minority businesses, especially Black business, and receives the same spotlight primarily around equity, diversity and inclusivity. is a new site that holds brands accountable to commit a minimum of 15% of their shelf to Black-owned businesses. As this site updates daily, I continue to keep watching, listening and learning.

What’s keeping you going right now?

Lots of caffeine. But also, I’ve had more interactions via social media platforms that I haven’t had in years celebrating large and small achievements. Being so limited, our social interactions mean so much more. Also, remaining constant and working collectively as a team.

There’s not a lot of minority/Black-owned businesses in the world of PR, so I am very grateful and appreciative of the referrals that have come my way. I’m motivated to respond to each and every one of them recognizing this is a very rare moment in time. And not knowing if it will come around again, I’m very grateful.

What do you miss most from pre-Covid life?

The freedom to move about, however, whenever. Traveling, no doubt.

Best advice you’ve received lately?

Advice right now is not really what I’ve been receiving since the world is so unpredictable now. There are some quotes and sayings that I’ve heard which have resonated with me and plays as advice to remember:

"Every human being is yearning for the same thing, to be safe, to be loved, to be heard, to be valued, and to be connected.” -Arlyn Phoenix

"Don’t waste a good crisis.” -Winston Churchill



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