RACHEL HARRIS ARTISTRY
RACHEL HARRIS ARTISTRY
PRO MAKEUP & HAIR
Hey y'all! My name is Rachel Harris. I'm originally from Huntsville, Alabama but I currently reside in Marietta, Georgia. I feel incredibly lucky and blessed to have been a working makeup and hair artist for a little over eight years now. I first found my love for beauty while watching my mom get ready everyday as a kid. I remember always asking her to put mascara on my eyelashes and remember how happy and empowered I felt when I had it on. Even today, that is and has always been my favorite part of being a makeup and hair artist; The confidence that it gives.
Once I finished high school, I started off my career in the beauty industry by enrolling at Paul Mitchell The School- Although the majority of my artistry has been attained through years of on the job experience. Whether your ideal look is subtle, polished enhancement or full red carpet glam, I am confident that no matter what your special occasion may be, I will be able to deliver by giving you an exceptional result. It has truly been an honor and pleasure to work with every single person to help them look and feel their best on some of the most important days, events and milestones of their life. I cannot WAIT to meet you!
WOW!! I cannot say enough amazing things about Rachel. From her quick responses to her professionalism & absolutely flawless work she is a gem. I am so happy my makeup artist canceled on me last minute and I fell into Rachel’s lap. She went above and beyond to make sure I got the exact look I wanted. She asked every step of the way in my trial, what I wanted, if I wanted more of anything and so on which made the wedding day perfect. All of my bridesmaids LOVED their makeup also, each one of them said “do what you want, I trust you” and they made a good decision because she killed it!! Not to mention she’s the sweetest person & even gave little goody bags in case of touch ups with high quality products!
Rachel is just flat out amazing! She made me feel like a queen on my wedding day! She was very professional and pays attention to detail. She did make up for 12 people on my wedding day with no issues and everyone looked so beautiful. She even gave me a sweet goodie bag on my wedding day with some really nice products. Not only is she AMAZING at what she does but she is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Her presence just makes you feel calm. I would 100% recommend her for any make up needs, you won't regret it! :)
Rachel works wonders!!! Not only is she the sweetest person to work with but she is absolutely AMAZING at her job. She is truly an artist and made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day. I live in Miami, Florida and finding a makeup artist outside of your state is never easy but I am blessed to have found Rachel! She was on time, set up, and ready to go the morning of my wedding which to me meant so much as a bride who was already nervous enough hoping everything ran smoothly! She is extremely professional! All my bridesmaids, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and even my flower girl looked absolutely gorgeous! I will forever be grateful to have had Rachel be part of the most special day of my life!
Rachel is a beautiful, talented, kind person! She made me feel like a real life princess along with all my bridesmaids. Her attention to detail is spot on and most of all she listens and wants to make you feel your best. Look to her for makeup and hair!! She is amazing ❤️
I absolutely recommend Rachel whatever your makeup needs are for any event! She did such an incredible job on myself & my bridesmaids. She did a lovely more natural look on my bridesmaid that isn't used to wearing makeup, and made sure she was comfortable with everything. And did beautiful full-glam looks on myself & my Matron of Honor! She listens to exactly what you want every step of the way and creates a masterpiece! (And she's a joy to be around which makes the entire process fun!)
Hands down the MOST AMAZING make up artist ever! I am so picky about my make up but she 100% killed it on my wedding day not only for me, but for all of my bridesmaids. She is super sweet and once again the best ever! Thanks so much for making my day so special.
P.S. I jumped in the pool after my wedding and my lashes stayed on
Working with Rachel was a dream! She is so easy going & easy to talk to. She listened to everything I was looking for and made it my reality! I asked for a simple face with glam eyes & wow did she deliver! I have also worked with her when I was a bridesmaid in two other weddings and she made us all feel so special and beautiful for those weddings. Rachel - thank you for everything and I hope I get to work with you again!
RACHEL IS INCREDIBLE! I am probably the most picky person about my makeup - admittedly to a fault. Rachel made not only me, the bride, but my entire bridal party absolutely GLOW with the full glam look I was going for. I have a port wine stain birthmark on half of my face and she covered it completely like I wanted! If you have problem skin or discoloration Rachel is fantastic to work with - she listened to all my concerns and I honestly have never felt more beautiful. She is always on time and goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. BOOK HER IMMEDIATELY, you will not regret it!
Rachel was absolutely amazing. I hired her to to the hair and makeup for myself and my wedding party! Rachel listened to what each one of wanted and made us look 100 times better than we could have ever imagined. Every single Lady in my party was beyond ecstatic with their look. Both my sisters told me they could not stop taking pictures because they wanted to remember how great they looked and said no one would believe how pretty they looked. Not only did Rachel perform a miracle on our faces and hair she was so super sweet too! I would recommend her to everyone I know. I will for sure hire her again!! 💕
Speechless! This girl is an angel! I swear!! My entire bridal party looked amazing. My mom looked stunning. Even my little flower girl got her sparkles that she loves. I felt like an absolute princess on my wedding day- I had such confidence when they opened the doors for me to walk down the aisle, which is how every girl should feel and Rachel made it happen. She was right on time to the wedding venue, and had everything set up and ready to go! It was so professionally done! She was on time with everyone!! I knew I had to do my first look with my dad before I walked down the aisle. I was nervous because I didn’t want to mess my makeup up if I lost it. Rachel stayed! In fact, not only did she stay but she helped me into my dress!!! The photographer was so pleased with how my makeup photographed! I have to agree! My makeup stayed PERFECT the entire night! The whole night I looked flawless, even through dancing and sweating! My eyelashes didn’t move or anything! I’ve never felt prettier and confident!!! There aren’t enough words for this girl and her talent!!! She has a special place in my heart forever. I just can’t brag on her enough!!!!
Rachel is the sweetest and most professional makeup artist I have ever come in contact with. When doing my trial run, she was beyond accommodating and allowed me to customize my makeup exactly how I pictured it for my big day. On my wedding day, she did the makeup for for me, my mom, my mother-in-law, and 8 bridesmaids (all who have different styles) and everyone absolutely loved their makeup. Not a single person had a complaint, which is incredible. As the bride, she made me look and feel more beautiful than I ever imagined and I am forever grateful to her for her amazing work! I received nonstop compliments all night and even through the pop up showers and heat that the day brought, my makeup stayed flawless until I washed it off that night. I highly recommend her for any event you have or even if you just want some extra glam for a date night. I promise you will not be disappointed!
Rachel has been one of my highlights of my whole wedding experience ! From the day I meet her I connected with her like she has been my friend for years. She is really easy to get along with and is an amazing makeup artist. I am a glam girl and she did my makeup like it has never been done before and made me look like a goddess on my wedding day. Anything you ask her she will deliver and go beyond your expectations. I also had a hard time finding someone to do Hollywood waves on my hair for my wedding and she offered to do it for me and I was blown away at her work. She is not only a bridal makeup artist but she can also do bridal hair ! She has the Hollywood waves down and also did my mothers updo which she loved. If you want to be happy with your makeup and hair on your wedding day and have an amazing bond with the person you hire you need to contact Rachel now !!!
Q. I’m a little unsure about booking right away. Can I book a preview and give a retainer after I am satisfied with my preview?
A. Due to incredibly high demand, preview sessions are reserved for booked brides only.
Q. How far in advance should I book my services?
A. My books are coordinated on a first come first serve basis. However, I start booking up to a year in advance so the sooner, the better!
Q. What should I expect from a preview session?
A. For a preview, I would suggest allowing 1.5 hours for a makeup-only preview and 2.5-3 hours for makeup and hair. During the allotted time, we'll discuss your wedding details and vision for your day of makeup and hair. (please bring at least one inspiration photo!)
We'll go over the finished look to tweak & customize wherever you see fit to achieve your ideal look.
Q. Will my makeup last into the wee hours of the night?
A. Absolutely it will. I tell people all the time, if makeup didn't have the ability to last 12+ hours, I wouldn't have a job- seriously! Makeup technology has come a VERY long way in terms of longevity.
Every product that I use is waterproof and extremely long wearing. The only item I cannot guarantee is a satin lip color or gloss. Since that has a "wet" finish, it will transfer. However I offer full size lipsticks for purchase and or a complimentary lip sample to brides to ensure you're able to touchup throughout your event!
Q. Do you only do weddings?
A. Although weddings are a majority of of my work, I do not do them exclusively. I am always more than happy to accommodate your makeup and hair care needs for whatever your special occasion may be!
Q. Do you recommend eyelash extensions and can you work around them?
A. As someone who has worked as an eyelash technician for over 5 years, I have definitely accumulated some wisdom on the topic. Eyelash extensions have their place for everyday low maintenance wake up & be ready to walk out the door kinda thing.
However, for your wedding day, your once in a lifetime big day, my opinion is simply this: Strip lashes are prettier. Allow me to elaborate; Extensions have a tendency to "droop" into your eye line, causing your eyes to appear half open or sleepy since the extension is placed onto your natural lash and cannot be curled. This causes the issue to become even worse if you have straight or downturned lashes.
Strip lashes on the other hand do quite the opposite- They lift the eyes up and can be curled for a seamless blend into your natural lashes.
However, I completely understand if you'd like to have them for all of the prior events & the events to follow associated with a wedding- They can be extremely convenient in that way! If you still choose to give them a try, I can by all means work with them.
Q. What products do you use?
A. I use a variety of different products-For clients who will be in person and on camera, I use pro-grade, high definition products that provide a flawless finish that looks incredible, both in person and on camera.
I consistently research and curate products from top tier brands to ensure that I carry only the best in my kit—products that have been tried and tested, and are trusted by professionals in the beauty industry.
Q. How far do you travel?
A. I love getting to travel so I'll happily go as far as you need me to! My travel costs are based upon location and distance. Please reach out to me below for a full quote + availability!
Q. If I have already booked, am I allowed to add additional services at a later date?
A. Once you have booked for a particular amount of services, I will continue to book out my day with other appointments so it's highly recommended to book for everyone/everything when you initially inquire to ensure I will be available to stay for additional time. Other wise, I always will if I can, but cannot guarantee it.
Q. Are hair extensions necessary?
A. Hair extensions can absolutely make or break a look. The vast majority of inspiration photos have hair extensions to achieve a full look, even if it doesn't look like it! If you naturally have thick hair, it still may be necessary for all down or half down styles to achieve a princess-like fullness AND extensions have the ability to hold a curl incredibly well. At the very least, it will never hurt. My favorite are clip-ins for the versatility on placement to disguise the clips around your style. My favorite brands are Glam Seamless and Zala Hair Extensions, both brands will color match you for a perfect blend.
Q. How long does it take to do hair and makeup?
A. I allot for 1 hour for bridal makeup or any single makeup appointment & 35 minutes for hair styling and bridal party member makeup.
Q. My bridal party is very diverse. I have people ranging in age, skin type, skin tone, as well as the amount of makeup they are comfortable with. Is that doable?
A. Absolutely it is! As a professional makeup artist, it is my job to understand how different ingredients react with all skin types to best suit each person's individual needs.
It is also imperative every makeup artist have a solid understanding of color theory to match every skin tone perfectly. I have been trained in color theory, product development, and of course I am always sure to ask each person what their comfort level is with makeup.
Q. How do I reserve my wedding day with you?
A. To reserve your wedding date, a non refundable, non transferable retainer and a signed contract is required to book. The retainer is to be paid at the time of booking and goes towards your final balance- Final balance is due two weeks before your wedding date!
Q. Where can I see your pricing & availability?
A. Please fill out the form below to receive a custom quote and current availability!
Q. For my wedding, what happens if someone who initially wanted services (and is included in the contract) changes their mind?
A. Your booking is a reserved spot for the agreed to amount of services listed. I have accounted for the agreed to amount of services and will potentially turn away other clients to accommodate the number of services. Therefore, if someone backs out of their service, someone else may take that spot or the agreed to amount still must be paid.
Q. Do you offer airbrush?
A. I no longer offer airbrush application;
At the time airbrush was designed, its intended purpose was to mimic a skin like texture and weightless feel. While in comparison, traditional foundation was thought to be heavy.
Howeverrrr, modern day foundation technology (In my humble opinion) surpasses airbrush by providing move versatility and constantly advancing in terms of finish, wear and longevity. Whether your dream skin is an undetectable finish and feel, or a full coverage and flawless finish, traditional foundation application can achieve that all while providing excellent longevity and a gorgeous finish.
Q. Are false eyelashes included and are they necessary?
A. To me, false eyelashes take any makeup application to the next level. Whether you're going for full glam, or subtle enhancement they go a long way in enhancing natural beauty (Yes, falsies can be natural!) Because of this, false eyelashes are in included in every makeup application. However, I am always happy to do whatever makes you comfortable.