Hello, I'm Rachel! Thank you for visiting me here!
Like most makeup fanatics, my fascination with beauty and transformation started at an early age. On those rare nights when my mom would get dressed up for a night out, I would anticipate her emergence from the bathroom. The sheer fact she would go in there my mom and come out a movie star was magical. I awaited the day when I too, could be just as glamorous! The the seed was planted and my interest grew.
I studied Kevyn Aucoin’s books and would regularly visit my aunt who worked for Clinique and Estee Lauder. From her I learned my foundational skills. I read beauty magazines and would give my friends makeovers. My natural ability paired with research and practice gives me the skill set I have today.
For the last 6 years I have been working as a freelance hair and makeup artist in the bay area. Working closely with my bridal clients as well as collaborating with other artists and photographers. I have extensive knowledge on how to work as a team for weddings and I understand the needs and expectations of bridal clients. The quality of my work is professional, clean and beautiful. I use an array of cosmetic lines and stay current on trends and product knowledge as well as take workshops and classes to stay up to date with my skills.
Quality products are essential to my work! I do believe that what we put on our face is just as important as what we put into our bodies! I work with high quality products filled with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants that deliver great coverage for a flawless finish. You’ll feel the difference and your skin will thank you. In conclusion, I believe in healthy radiant skin!
I have a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), San Francisco. There, I learned how to work critically with color, lines and proportion. My exploration of all creative landscapes and strong aesthetic sense is deepened by my education in the arts.
I will bring a calm, professional energy to your wedding day, or shoot.
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