I’ve worked in the Wedding industry as a make up artist for the last 17 years working on hundreds of brides. I use both ‘traditional ‘ makeup and airbrush. I also offer prom makeup, special occasion makeup and one to one lessons.
My name is Rachel, I am a Hampshire based Makeup Artist, I'm married and have two sons. I have two main passions in life, Makeup and Ballroom & Latin Dancing. Having danced for the last 13 years I have learnt a lot about makeup application and having 'the right look'. Around 14 years ago, I briefly trained in bridal makeup but at that point, didn't have the time to take it on as a full time career. Fast forward a few years and after a lot of self-taught practice, I decided to undertake a qualification in Professional Makeup Artistry. I have a keen interest in both Bridal and Editorial makeup looks and gain experience whenever an opportunity arises. I truly believe that what you get from makeup isn't just bold or subtle lips or striking or smokey eyes, it's the way makeup makes you feel that is key. My aim is to help make you feel your best on your special day because after all, it's all about you!
After going straight to beauty college in 2004 and qualifying at 18, I started my beauty career at Ragdale Hall. I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 and a half years there as it taught me so much. I eventually moved on to work a little closer to home and found a therapist job for Clarins within the newly built John Lewis. After another 2 and a half years I moved onto becoming a trainer. Here I learnt more about this side of the industry. After having children while working in the retail side of the industry as an Account manager for Origins, I decided to create my own little salon in my garage, where I only do the treatments I love to do. This has now been open over 2 and a half years so far This has gone from strength to strength, being busy in-between being a mum of two. At the start of 2021, I became a brand specialist for the Staffordshire Nail Academy, which has been an amazing opportunity. I love being able to showcase their products to others because they work and make our work as techs a lot easier. This is an opportunity that will grow, as I will also become an educator to teach all things nails to new students.
Since opening in 2004, Scratch Nail Studio has been at the forefront of Premium Nail and Beauty services within the local area, with a loyal client base and long-standing reliable staff. Open 6 days a week. Award winning salon. We offer a wonderful range of treatments to meet the needs of women, gentlemen, students and teenagers. We specialise in The Creative Nail System, Bio Sculpture Gel, Calgel, OPI, Get Fresh, Lycon wax, Australian body care, Neals Yard.
The Beauty Backed Trust is dedicated to helping those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic whilst providing continued support to the industry we love through mentorship, masterclasses and funding.