GET TO KNOW ME BETTER
Hi! I'm Rachel Rizzo. I'm a freelance hair and makeup artist based in Buffalo, New York. I'm also a certified educator for Mirabella Beauty and I hold a BA from the University of Buffalo for Art and Photography. I've been a licensed cosmetologist for over 12 years. A few years back I decided to make the switch to focus solely on my true passion: hair styling and make-up for special events.
I love everything about special event hair and make-up. I love making women feel empowered through beauty. From weddings and bridal showers, to bachelorette parties and boudoir shoots. From maternity shoots and family photos, and of course, for proms and senior portraits, and everything in between. Whether you want to look a little extra special or a whole lot of extra - I'm your girl!
You may already know me from my 15+ years of work with Del Monte Hair System, as their assistant, full time stylist, skincare specialist, manager and finally as their Wedding and Event Specialist. Or maybe you've seen or heard from me through Ayres Photography, where I've been the studio manager, assistant editor and album designer for over 5 years. (Are you an Ayres bride?? Get in touch with me about special discounted wedding rates!)
COUPLES CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR 3 CONSECUTIVE YEARS
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
From her talent to her personality, Rachel has it all! The entire process was seamless and easy. She was available to give her input, address any questions and concerns I had, even those that did not relate to hair or makeup. She understands the stress of wedding planning and all that goes along with it and takes her time to get to know you and make things easier for you. My maid of honor and mother also had Rachel do their hair and makeup and were thrilled with the outcome on wedding day. Both have had their hair and makeup done in the past and said that Rachel was by far the best. No matter what look you are going for, I'm confident she can do it for you and you'll look flawless!
— Lindsey, 2018 bride