Raùl Da Luz
Specialty: Cutting, styling, blowdries, updos and special event hair
Raùl was born in Venezuela from Portuguese immigrant descendants before arriving to New York City at the age of 18. At an early age, Raul knew two things: one he wanted to live in New York City and second, he wanted to express himself artistically and creatively. This opportunity presented itself first through working in the fashion/beauty industry. Assisting at top salons in Manhattan, like Warren Tricomi and John Frieda in Madison Avenue, Raùl cultivated the skills needed to move his way up the ladder. He was able to work with celebrities like: Nicole Kidman for the films: The interpreter and Cold Mountain. The experience of working closely with Ms. Kidman as lead stylist lead to working with more celebrities like Penelope Cruz, Mary Louise Parker, Famke Janssen, Iman, and Molly Shannon.
After mastering the skills of great hair design, Raùll concentrated on furthering his knowledge of the business side of hair, fashion and beauty industry, in hopes of one day starting his own business. This dream came to fruition in 2004. Since then, he has continued his dream by branching out into photo shoots working side by side with fashion designers, stylists, and agents as well as notable photographers for print, film and editorial work.
In 2009 Raùl was named Pantene’s spokesperson for the US Hispanic and Puerto Rico markets. In this role, Raùl starred in Youtube educational videos as well as TV shows, fashion shows, radio and print work in publications such as People en Español and Cosmopolitan. Raùl was also was invited to host pre-show awards on the red carpet for Premios Lo Nuestro for Univision and Telefutura networks as a beauty and fashion advisor.
In 2011 Raùl was hired by the prestige global beauty brand MOROCCANOIL as part of the Global Creative team. In this new role Raùl traveled around the globe as an ambassador and educator for the brand teaching classes and making presentations in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Raùl traveled to Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Canada and most of the United states. This new role consisted of Product knowledge, hair design and working closely with the marketing, product development, and sales departments.
Raùl’s work with MOROCCNOIL expanded his knowledge of the business aspect of the industry. Raùl was also part of the creative team working behind the scenes in New York Fashion week for runway shows, with designers Carolina Herrera, Badgley Mischka, Catherine Malandrino, The Blonds, among many others. Raùl also collaborated for the photo and video campaigns for Moroccanoil, working with top hairstylists and photographers until December 2014.
In January 2015, Raùl started a new role as Creative director and adviser to the industry, combining all his experience in hair, fashion, education, TV brand ambassador, photoshoots, fashion shows and product creation. Raùl is able to listen to the client’s team translating collective work into an image, creating an inner feeling and experience the lifestyle of the brand, always having a touch of timeless and classic into an updated version. Raùl brings this same artistic vision to his clients behind the chair at Bloom, creating timeless styles with a modern approach.
Please visit http://www.rauldaluz.com to see Raùl’s beautiful work.