Colorado Wedding Hair + Makeup
Salida, Colorado

Face of Makeup

One of the girls!

I absolutely love working with brides and their bridal party and family members on these special events. I often see in reviews afterwards, that the brides refer to me as just one of the girls there hanging out, and that really makes my day! Obviously I am there to work and to make you look great and feel great about your hair and makeup, that is the purpose of my time there of course. However, to spend the day together I want to have fun with everyone as well! I love getting to know people and learning about them while I work with them on their look. Weddings give me that ability every single weekend, and it is a wonderful experience every time.

Love Notes

“Absolutely The BEST! I’d recommend Rachael to anyone and everyone for their special day. Not only did she make me feel amazing and beautiful for my wedding day, she did the same for my whole wedding party. Her and her team made all of my ladies feel incredible which is not and always an easy task. And on top of it all she is the most kind and lovely person. If she’s available don’t hesitate, book her now!”

-Brittany K.

“Rachael with Face of Makeup did a gorgeous job on wedding makeup and hair for my wedding 10/08/22 at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. I could not have been happier with my wedding hair and makeup. My maid of honor looked amazing. Rachael is professional, flexible, and kind. The entire process from hiring to execution on the day of was easy and seamless. If you are looking for wedding hair and makeup in the Buena Vista/ Salida area, Rachael is your woman! You will not regret having her as part of your wedding day team! I am so thankful we were able to work with her on my big day.”

-Taylor E.

“Amazing! Cannot recommend enough!! I had the pleasure of working with Rachael and Lisa for hair and makeup. My bridesmaids all looked absolutely stunning and loved their hair/makeup. I truly loved mine and received compliments throughout the night. Rachael was easy to work with, organized and responsive. I would highly recommend Face of Makeup if you need hair and/or makeup services, you will not be disappointed!”

-Deanna L.

Can’t recommend them enough, they were the best! Rachael and Lisa were so great to work with. I live in Denver, my venue was in Leadville and they made it so easy for me and the rest of my bridal party! They came up to Leadville and were extremely prompt all while creating amazing looks that everyone was extremely happy with. The make up and hair all felt very natural while still looking elegant and photographed really well. Couldn’t recommend them enough!”

-Jenna R.

Fun facts

What do you consider your style to be?

Natural Glam!

How did you get started in the wedding industry?

I was working in the film and television industry when I was asked by a colleague to help her out at a wedding over the weekend. Hesitated, as I was working for CNN at the time and had some pretty wild hours and didn't know if I wanted to start "side gigging" at that point, but she needed the favour so I went. Thank goodness I did. I walked away from that wedding so happy and fulfilled. I told my mentor (my dad) that night on the phone that this would be a thing I do for a long, long time. Somehow, someway, working on weddings would be where I landed. Here I am! Took some years to make it grow and make it a living, but I have managed to get to a good place and I am happy every time I walk into a wedding and when I walk away feeling like I did something great for someone that really appreciated it.

Where do you find your design inspiration?

From the client. I think each person is unique and has their own style that needs to come through on such a personal day. We get caught up trying to look like something we saw somewhere else, but on a wedding day, you should be you! I draw inspiration from the person, their personality, they're skin and skin tone, and their clothing style.

What is your favorite part about a wedding?

Getting ready, of course! I love that time spent together between the couples and their crew. It is such a pleasure to get to take part in that as an outsider, and learn about these new people in such an intimate setting.

Photography by: Hickory Grove Pictures | Taylor Jones Photography | Heather Jackson Photography | Sarah E. Photo | Anna Sees Photography

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