Along with her stage appearances, LuLu is in great demand as a lecturer and teacher. Her high energy and relentless discipline for continuous education has taken her time and talent to such professional associations as National Cosmetology Association (NCA), and as a founding member of the prestigious Professional Beauty Association (PBA), formerly (TSA), Board of Directors and past First Vice President. This dedication has earned her an induction into the prestigious family of Intercoiffure
Her professional alignments as a platform artist combined with her conception and execution of total trend releases and technical systems development has been contracted by such leading manufactures as Zoto’s, Wella, and Matrix. Lulu’s latest work was as an educator and platform artist with the Latino Fashion Group.
She has developed her own hair and skin care line. LuLu was instrumental in developing the Matrix CRAFT Cutting System and currently uses the CRAFT as a standard of training for her staff.
LuLu’s hair creations have appeared editorially in over sixty issues of leading international fashion journals. Her work was recently featured in the Latin magazines, Salon Plus and Vibra Salon also in Elle Magazine as the Best Color Salon in the Southwest. Voted “The Best Full Service Salon” continuously by Galveston County, LuLu’s The Salon and Day Spa was recognized among the top 200 fastest growing salons in Salon Today magazine. Her salon was awarded the Hispanic Heritage Business of the Year. The most recent honor bestowed to LuLu was the Henry B. Gonzales Award presented to her by Congressman Nick Lampson. 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.
When not traveling, LuLu and her staff serve a large and full spectrum of clientele at her contemporary salon. LuLu’s the Salon, Inc. in Galveston is a 4200 sq. ft. full-service salon and is in its 31st year of business.
LuLu Benavidez is president of the LGA, Galveston Country Club Ladies Golf Association and an active member of LULAC Council 151.Her alignments with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, as a benefactor to the Grand Opera House, Rosenberg Library, Galveston Historical Foundation and her involvement “In Life As A Daymaker”, have served as vehicles for her to make an on-going difference in the community. LuLu is a member of the Galveston Art League where she ahs won 1st Place to several Juried shows in the Galveston County Area. She is also a member of Las Comadres. Las Comadres is a nationally known Latina organization empowering women to be actively engaged in the growing Latino/Hispanic communities through on line and face to face networks. Their mission is connecting and Empowering Latinas Everywhere through community building/networking, culture, learning and technology.
LuLu Benavidez is married and the mother of 4 daughters and has 6 grand children. Her interests include a passion for playing golf, reading, painting, and photography. She calls herself a life long student. Always searching for activities that renew and stimulate her graphic and multi media interests, Louise is an optimist who turns challenges into opportunities.