March 4, 2017 ArtWalk
ArtWalk at The Grand – works by Lulu Benavidez
Saturday, March 4, 2017 Edna’s Room at The Grand 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Lulu Benavidez is recognized as a leader, educator, entrepreneur and innovator in today’s beauty industry. With an intense dedication and a remarkable combination of creative and technical skills, Lulu has inspired thousands of fellow professionals.
As an entrepreneur, she owes and operates LuLu’s The Salon and Day Spa, a 4200 Sq Ft operation on Galveston Island. Her visions have formulated the salon’s own hair and skin care line.
Lulu has taken her creative and artist skills to many different levels with painting, drawing, photography and mix-media. She uses vibrant colors to portray emotions and explore contrasts that develop through different interpretations.
With art, she approaches a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way and likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical. She believes in the idea of function that follows form, movement and texture, just as she does when working with hair.
Her artwork is designed with many shapes and colors to express an abstract style. Lulu loves creating depth and illusion, forcing the eye out of its comfort zone.
She has traveled throughout North America, Europe and the Orient in quest of knowledge. As an acclaimed international and dynamic platform artist, she has been the featured artist on main stage for leading international beauty distributors. Lulu fully commits and freely shares her artistic imagination and unique creative insights with many peers.
Her professional industry fortes as a platform artist, combined with the conception and launching of total trend releases and with the development of technical systems has been recognized by such leading manufactures as Zoto’s, Daniel Galvan Color, Wella, and Matrix. Lulu’s latest call as an Artistic Council member was with the Latino Fashion Group and is presently on the Artistic Council for Evolve a hair integration system.
Lulu’s hair creations have appeared editorially in over sixty issues of leading international fashion journals.
“Hairdresser to the Stars” as bestowed on her by The Grand 1894 Opera House, Lulu’s star list include the B-52, Wilson Phillips and Chef Robert Irvine. Finally, she was honored to do the 1st Lady’s hair, Laura Bush, on her visit to Galveston for the commissioning of the USS Texas submarine.