Hello and thank you so much for visiting my site. My name is Rachel Burney and I am a LA-based hairstylist and makeup artist serving my clientele since 2010. I am proficient in both hair and makeup and have extensive training + experience in the realms of cutting, coloring, extensions, film/tv, editorial/high fashion, runway, beauty, red carpet, bridal as well as men's grooming. I am a Paul Mitchell graduate and currently hold a California State Cosmetology License.
Growing up, I often spent long days in my grandfather's salon watching him transform his clientele. To this day he can still be found in the salon he's owned for the last 30 years in Covina, California working 12+ hour days among the clientele he's had from day one. As a little girl, whenever asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always replied, “I want to be a hairstylist and makeup artist for movie stars, tv and movies!" It was his inspiration that led me into this journey. Needless to say, I have had the immense privilege to see that dream come true ten-fold.
It is as essential to me as the breath in my lungs to create and call out beauty in people and places around me - whether it is thriving or dormaint, I long to look for it and bring it to life. Inside and outside of physical beauty, I do not believe such is achieved by hiding or altering but rather by elevating and highlighting what already is there.
Whether fictious or true to life, there is something amazing about contributing to the asthetics of story. Whether for a film, commercial, red carpet or bridal, I believe one of the greatest honors of my job within makeup and hair design is to see and capture the raw beauty of each and every person, from the outside in and play a role in that moment of their life.
I love my job more everyday, and I am excited to share in that with you all.