Julia always wanted to be a hairdresser but was always told that there are better jobs. But she felt that she had to prove that it is really great job.
She has faced a lot of obstacles in her journey. But the love for the work allows her to grow in every way.
After getting a Master’s in Sociology she went back to pursue hairdressing. This has led her to fashion and art shows locally and in New York and London. She has competed and won many hair competitions and has been a competition judge.
Julia’s work has been published in magazines and on social media.
Julia believes in the mantra: “Follow your dreams and don’t let anyone dim your fire!”
After running for Councillor of District 8 on a platform to combat Housing, Police Reform, The Environment, Racism, Infrastructure, Human Trafficking, Partnerships, and Contracts, Dylan Kennedy (he/him) decided to do positive work with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).
Dylan is also the drag queen Megan Scenes and works at Menz and Mollyz.
Lumi Studios is founded by Joyce Liu, a Chinese immigrant, woman entrepreneur.
Joyce grew up in Shenyang, China, and moved to Halifax in 2012. In 2016, Joyce graduated from the Urban Planning program at Dalhousie University. In 2017, Her interests in Photography, Video Production, and Communications Strategy grew when she found herself part of the PLANifax team.
She founded Lumi Studios and decided to serve her community in Halifax and Nova Scotia by creating engaging and inclusive content to help serve businesses and beyond. Through the lens of her camera, Joyce spent the last three years creating content that tells the stories of people and events that engage humans, arts, and culture in Halifax.
Her firm today offers Intersectionality Consulting services that target inclusion in media content and communications. In addition to Lumi’s work, Joyce is active in the Chinese Community and across Nova Scotia, contributing to the livelihood of immigrants and refugees calling Nova Scotia home.