MAKEUP & HAIR
My fascination with beauty and the power of transformation started at an early age. On those rare evenings 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!
For the last 8 years I have helped womxn to feel glamorous, confident and most importantly, themselves through elevating their own unique beauty. I understand the needs and expectations of clients, and provide a luxurious and pampered experience for anyone who sits in my chair. The quality of my work is professional, clean and beautiful. Working closely with my brides and clients as well as collaborating with other artists and photographers brings me great joy!
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 believe in healthy radiant skin and that we can absolutely achieve beautiful looks using safer products. What we put on our face is just as important as what we put into our bodies! I am continuously seeking out cleaner beauty products filled with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants that are healthy and safe for our bodies while delivering great results. You’ll feel the difference and your skin will thank you. Quality products are essential to my work!
I want individuals to feel confident and taken care of during our time together. It is my heart’s desire to bring good energy to your special event or photoshoot. So let’s look good and let’s have fun!
ON LOCATION SERVICES.
the most convenient way to get gorgeous is me coming to you!
Makeup Artistry // luxurious skin prep and traditional or airbrush makeup application. Includes lash application.
Hair Styling // blowouts, waves, curls and updos.
Makeup Lessons // virtual and in person guidance for a custom and perfect beauty routine for you!
Commercial Shoots // print, corporate, beauty, fashion, lifestyle and headshots.
"went the extra mile to make me feel comfortable and confident”
Rachel is very talented and is great at understanding the vision of the client. She is great to work with and really went the extra mile to make me feel comfortable and confident. She took care to understand my skin and hair needs so that my makeup and hair would stay intact throughout the night. Rachel is an absolute sweetheart and is very professional. In addition, meeting her adorable dog was the highlight of my experience.
“she nailed it, I felt pretty and glamorous—all night”
Rachel was the hair and makeup artist for my wedding and she was amazing! I have pretty short hair and had no idea how to style it, and during our trial she patiently experimented with a few ideas and we ultimately went with a very glamorous pompadour that I got SO MANY compliments on! The makeup was also great, I don't wear much makeup normally and wanted to maintain a natural vibe while still looking bridal and she nailed it, I felt pretty and glamorous and comfortable all night. She also gave my now-husband a mini makeover as well, his hair and skin looked great in all the photos.
"very meticulous and detail oriented”
Rachel is the absolute best!!! Rachel did my hair and makeup for my Indian wedding, which included different hair and makeup looks for both the ceremony and the reception. She was so efficient, patient, kind, and delightful. She was very meticulous and detail oriented — she had thought of many, many things that I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. Prior to my wedding day, she was also exceptionally prompt with communication by email and so easy to coordinate with. Working with Rachel was one of the highlights of the day because she has such a fun personality and I would absolutely recommend her!!
“book her immediately”
Rachel is a goddess!! She made me look absolutely flawless for my June wedding and I could not be happier with how my makeup turned out. Not only that but she is just a fun person to be around and so kind. She listened to exactly what I wanted and executed it perfectly!! Book her immediately!
"very calming presence on an otherwise frantic day”
Rachel is absolutely amazing! She did an incredible job with my hair and makeup for my wedding this past May. She took the time to do two (yes TWO) different looks over the course of the day, and each one turned out so beautifully. She was meticulous about making sure every hair was in the right place, took the time to adjust anything uncomfortable, and continuously asked for feedback so that I was happy with the results. Not to mention, she was a very calming presence on an otherwise frantic day. I would highly recommend her!!