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

Hi René, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
As parents of a two and a half year old girl, my husband and I quickly realized that the first two years of a child’s life is crucial to their development, future mental health, and general wellbeing. The brain is developing and it is at its most adaptable during these early years of life. So how we interact with our child can be critical for their healthy development. The most important thing I feel we have done as parents is try to instill the importance of not giving up and staying positive. We believe to set these values early on it will set the precedent on how they will handle future situations in life.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a proud partner of an online retail and wholesale apparel company called Klothwork and the owner of The Blow Down Salon and Makeup bar in Huntington Beach. I guess I can say I was a very ambitious child. This I got from my father. I learned at a very early age to be creative and never take no for an answer. My father would always say “All they can say is no”. That made me fearless in everything I sought after in life! I believe in luck if the combination is between capacity and opportunity. If you have both at the right time you can succeed. Everyone is a work in progress and there is always something we can be doing better to improve our business or ourselves. I try to surround myself around good people and good mentors. If there’s anything I want people to know about my brands it is that they truly come from a place of passion and grit.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would start out at The Blow Down to get my hair and makeup done! They offer complimentary beer, wine, and champagne so it’s the perfect place to pre-party! Not to mention the hottest tunes to start your day! Next, I would definitely eat lunch at one of the many restaurants in downtown Huntington Beach within walking distance to The Blow Down. The Shorebreak hotel is an awesome hotel centrally located in the heart of Huntington Beach with great ocean views and restaurants. Pacific City is a great place to do some shopping in their unique boutiques. Taking a stroll along the Huntington Beach pier is also a definite must!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my shot out to my husband, my family, and most importantly all of my wonderful employees for their unconditional love and support!

Website: www.ontheblowdown.com and www.klothwork.com
Instagram: @theblowdownhb and @klothwork
Facebook: @theblowdown and @klothwork
Yelp: https://m.yelp.com/biz/the-blow-down-blow-dry-bar-huntington-beach-2?osq=The+blow+down