Welcome! My name is Rachel, I am a freelance, agency represented, published hair & make-up artist and nail technician. I specialize in print, video, and film productions, but I also accept high-end personal clients from time to time. I am professional, high-energy, and up for just about any adventure! I have been happily based in the South Florida area, working full-time on commercial, catalog, lifestyle, and fashion projects since 2009, and am readily available for travel both domestically and internationally, at your request.
I have basically spent my entire adult life on or around sets, and found my passion in the details of creating the perfect hairstyle, the perfect lip color, or illuminating the skin in just the right way to enhance the shot. I mix a thirst for learning, and a love of vintage, with years of experience in front of and behind the camera to create strong looks that showcase the subject’s best features. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design and Production in 1999 from The Lasell Institute for Fashion Technology. In the formative years of my career, I held a variety of positions within the fashion and entertainment world, including: Producer, Set/Designer, Stylist, Illustrator, Seamstress, Event Planner, Retail Buyer’s Assistant, Model, and finally Makeup Artist. I accidentally found my niche in hair and makeup when I was asked to step in on a show I was producing. I immediately fell in love with makeup application! Consequently, I was asked to join Anna Sui’s inaugural makeup counter at Saks Fifth Avenue, which is where I was able to cultivate my budding skills. I continued by working at salons, theatrical events, weddings, and fashion shows, then finally landed my first professional production in 2009, and haven’t looked back since!