Rachel Renna is a full-time freelance Makeup & Hair Artist with over 8 years of experience in the beauty industry.

Testimonials

Rachel,
Just wanted to message you to let you know that I am very lucky to have had you as my makeup artist on my special day. You made me look STUNNING!!!!! I got so many compliments, I felt like a total princess the way you dolled me up!!!! You were honestly the sweetest of all the lovely people that were involved in making my day, my day. And I honestly cannot thank you enough for everything. You’re a beautiful person inside and out, and apologies if I had caused a bit of a bridezilla moment towards the end *eek*. Everything was spot on!Wish you all the best in your beauty adventures and thank you once again.

Lots of love,

Muntasir

Rachel, I just wanted to say thank you for helping me feel the most beautiful woman on earth on my wedding day and on my Mehndi. My hair and make up were absolutely beautiful! Exactly how I imagined they would be.
My mom and bridesmaids looked stunning as well! Thank you so much!

Have a great wedding season and THANK YOU again!
It was a pleasure working with you!!

Laura Moreno

In the chaos of the day , I never properly thanked you for the amazing job that you and your team did in helping us to prepare for Leah’s wedding on Saturday. Everyone commented on how amazing everyone looked. It was understandably an emotional day for Leah but her makeup was perfect throughout the day and her hair looked amazing. I know that the room was crazy small for as many people that had to to have hair and make up done and you adapted without hesitation which was very helpful for me!

You are outstanding at your craft and it was such a pleasure to meet you. If I can ever be a reference it would be a pleasure.

You are going to do great things Rachel! Thank you so much!

Kim Carnahan

My experience working with Rachel was fun and smooth sailing.  I told her what I wanted and she did exactly that with very few pictures.  She worked quickly but efficiently, always making sure I was happy with her work.  I loved the final result and my make up and hair stayed perfect for my entire wedding day.  I would highly recommend Rachel to friends and family because I am confident she will do a great job!

Mona

I just wanted to thank you so much for the INCREDIBLE job you did last weekend at my wedding. My hair and makeup were absolutely perfect and exactly what I was envisioning. My bridesmaids, sister-in-law, and mom all looked gorgeous. You and your team are incredibly talented artists.

Also, you weren’t lying about the waterproofing- I cried many happy tears that day and my makeup stayed perfectly in place!

Thank you for making me feel beautiful and glamorous on my wedding day. I really appreciate it.

Leah Kincaid

You did an incredible job with our wedding. I’m still getting compliments on the hair and makeup. You and your team really helped to make the day special and I’m so so thrilled with everything!!
If you ever need a reference please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you so much!!!

Rebecca - Muskoka Bride

Hi Rachel!
I’m sorry this email took me so long to write you, it’s been really busy since we got home [California] from the wedding! You have been on my mind this past month and I genuinely want to thank you for being so amazing and making me feel like a princess on my wedding day! I have been getting so many compliments on the pictures and the first thing I say is… “I had an amazing hair and make-up artist!!” You also made my Mom and Craig’s Mom look more beautiful than I have ever seen them and I know they felt great that day! Craig’s Mom tried to keep the make up on as long as possible!! I think she lasted 3 days with the false eyelashes lol! Thank you for making our wedding day so special!

Thanks again for everything!!

Stacey Gorlick - L.A. Bride

GLAMOROUS! STUNNING! PHENOMENAL! This is how I felt and looked on my wedding day thanks to Rachel!!! I could have trusted no other person to ensure that I looked my best on my special day. Rachel is extremely patient, insightful and really listens to what her client asks. I had a very specific, dramatic look that I was going for and Rachel brought my vision to life. Not only did I get a million compliments on my makeup but my wedding pictures turned out gorgeous as well! Rachel is a true artist and is capable of bringing the natural beauty out of anyone! Thank you Rachel for making me look and feel so very special and beautiful on my wedding day!

Jessica Papastergiou Glamorous Bride

Rachel is the best make-up artist I have ever worked with. She did my make-up for my engagement photos and I was so impressed I asked her to drive out to the Kawarthas to do my bridal party! She was on-time, and to be honest she is under-priced for the wonderful work she does! My whole wedding party looked so wonderful, the photographer couldn’t get a bad shot! She worked with what we all liked as far as colors and amount of make-up we were comfortable with. I cannot say a bad word about the quality of work she does! Thank so you much Rachel. Rebecca xoxox

Rebecca Boyer - Szerenyi Bride

Rachel, you’re AMAZING!! I can’t wait for our new site because we’ll be able to publish your tips or images on a new page (I’m calling it “The Talk”) in a section called PRO Talk that you can submit yourself and in essence build a portfolio with us. Also, I can’t imagine doing IMATS [International Makeup Artist Trade Show] Toronto without you. I think that this was the best team yet and you were definitely the leader! I feel blessed that our paths have crossed.

Debbie Bondar - President & CEO of FACEatelier

Just wanted to wish you all the best for 2015.  As well as I wanted to thank you and your team for all your hard work on our wedding day.  We all looked amazing many complements on hair and make-up.  I have some great pics of you in action hope to get them to you soon. You set the mood as it ran very smoothly and I was on cloud nine the whole day.  I am very grateful to have met you.
Thanks again Rachel and hope all the best for you, you are sincere and creative women.

Monica Costa

Hi Rachel, I just wanted to send you a big thanks for my awesome hair and makeup today. I received so many compliments, the makeup held perfectly yet washed off easily. My hair still looks as fantastic as it did this morning! Best of all, my hubby to be loved it all too!

Thank you so much again! You are amazing at what you do and I am confident that I’m going to look great on my big day!

Tina (Bride-to-Be on March 2014)

Thank you Rachel for making me look and feel beautiful for my photo-shoot. Every time you do my hair and make-up I am blown away by your creativity and support.

What impresses me most is that you always go above and beyond and are always there in any way you can make the day go better for the bride/actor/model/person at hand. Thanks again and you’ll definitely be seeing me again!!!!

Matina Dianos (Bridesmaid & Aspiring Actress)

Rachel did my makeup and hair for my Indian wedding and truly transformed me into a Bollywood princess. She is incredibly talented and was 100% committed to making me look the best I could be. I was blown away by her knowledge of Indian makeup, hair and fashion. Pick Rachel. You will not regret it!

Sabita Singh

Rachel everyone loved my makeup, especially my fiance – which is fantastic!! Thank you!

Natalya

Rachel did the make up for my wedding for me and my bridesmaids, and everyone loved it! She can make any woman look gorgeous! (not saying that my bridesmaids are not already gorgeous lol) And a word of recommendation – Go for the eyelashes – you will love them!!

Allison Post

Thanks for doing my makeup for our photos! Looked amazing!

Kristina Drozda

Wow! Words can’t express how appreciative I am of everything you did on Saturday. All the girls felt and looked so beautiful. Our moms who never wear makeup talked about beautiful how they felt and how you made them feel so comfortable. Thank you!

We will make sure to send photos when we get them. Hope you are enjoying a much deserved rest.

Julia Miller

I hired Rachel and it was one of the best production decisions I made. She went above and beyond her role as MUAH and delivered consistently and brought that great charisma to set. Until next time!!

Shane - Producer of Cucumber

I discovered Rachel a few years ago and I can say with confidence she is AMAZING! We have been through weddings and proms together and the transformation has been unbelievable. She is very talented, has an eye for what looks good on you and a true professional! Thank you Rachael for making us the envy of the ball :) Tania xoxoxox

Tania & Daughters

AMAZING!!! This is long overdue, but Rachel as you can see has skills and talents that never seize to amaze. I have gotten my make up done from her many times. But to date the best one was for my 25th birthday masquerade party, when she created a mask on my face with make up and rhinestones and feather simply gorgeous…I wanna say THANK YOU THANK YOU Rachel for helping me look sexy 😉 Love you lots. See you soon!

Abby - Beautiful Birthday Girl

WOW! I was a model for a commercial shoot Rachel was hired to do makeup & hair for and I was so impressed with her skills that I immediately booked her for my wedding next year! I hadn’t even seen her portfolio yet (and now I’m REALLY excited) but experiencing her work first-hand, I know I made the right choice. There is a difference between good, great and AMAZING. Her eye for making my average look spectacular is what blew me away. Looking forward to having you make me feel like a million bucks again!

Tiffany (Model)

Rachel allowed me to look & feel my best on my best-friend’s wedding day! As her bridesmaid, I had to run after her with a lipgloss in hand, run errands and dance the night away & clean-up afterwards! But when I got home that night, I didn’t want to wash my face… You were an absolute pleasure, I will recommend :) Thank you! J.

Joanna Beautiful Bridesmaid!

t all started from my 19th bday yrs ago when I desperately needed my makeup done & Rachel offered to do it for me…and oh boy was i amazed & still am at the outcome. Ever since then she’s been my #1 person…from my 19th bday to girls night out to weddings etc…Rachel is GREAT at what she does, amazing talent I must say! If you ever need your makeup done for any occasion, she’s THE person to contact:-)

Maria Friend that keeps going back:)

Rachel was my make-up artist for the most special day of my life…and I cannot thank her enough for making not only myself but my entire entourage look nothing but gorgeous on my wedding day….She is truly a perfectionist and knows how to work her magic!! Please if you are reading and looking through her website I encourage you to book Rachel for a trial and see for yourself just how great she is!!!! Thanks Rachel xoxoxo Rose -Bride

Rose Ilag-Cheung

Simply the best. Rachel’s portfolio represents her hard work, excellence, and dedication. She dedicates her whole effort into satisfying each client and their own individual needs. Rachel’s generous and outgoing personality has left all of her clients overwhelmed with joy because her work is literally flawless. Keep up the great work!

Julie Leo

Rachel ‘has unveiled my beauty’ numerous times and continues to amaze me with her technique and ability to make me look glamourous. On my wedding day, Rachel took the time to consider lighting and colour that would photograph well which made me feel confident that my makeup would look great on camera. Thanks for everything Rachel. You truly are amazing and have such a talent!!!

Jennifer grateful bride

have known Rachel for many years and ever since we were kids, she was always doing my hair. When we got older, and Rachel became interested in make-up, I knew that she would go on to do amazing things. Rachel is the best make-up artist any Bride or woman would want. She has this talent that lets her read people, and in an instant she knows what make-up to use to make you feel and look beautiful. She has done my make-up many times and I would not ask for anyone else to do it on my wedding day. Rachel is The Best.

Melissa

Rachel is an amazing makeup artist! You cant find anyone to do the job better than Rachel =) Rachel did my makeup for prom and she made me realize you dont have to BE a princess to look like one. She has an amazing talent and i cant thank her enough for the wonderful job she did on this special day. If you are going through this wondering whether you should call her , i say GO FOR IT!

Sheeba Prom Princess =)

I have been a bridesmaid numerous times and so have had numerous makeup artists do my makeup. Last year for my friend’s wedding in the Dominican Rachel made me look and feel spectacular – by far I consider her work the best I have encountered ! Rachel’s work stood up perfectly to the heat and humidity – I would not have been able to choose the right products and put myself together that day if it were not for Rachel’s expertise. I have complete confidence in Rachel and look forward to her “enhancing” myself and my seven bridesmaids the day of my wedding !

Marianne Bridesmaid and Bride to be

I absolutely loved the way Rachel made me look on my wedding day…I was beyond pleased I looked beautiful, stunning and amazing…She truly has a gift and has to be the best makeup artist out there… Thanks Rachel You did an amazing job!

Cherice happy bride

Hey Rachel! It’s Alessya from Jade’s party! Just wanted to say thanks again for sending the pics and for doing an amazing job with my makeup! You are very nice and an amazing makeup artist! Byeeee for now! :) Alessya

Alessya Makeup Bday Party

I found Rachel through Facebook over a year ago, only to find out we attended the same high school and live very close by. I called Rachel, had my trial and fell in love. Her techniques and added touches are so unique. My wedding photos turned out absolutely stunning and I know it is because of Rachel’s makeup. Rachel was with us girls from 6am until well passed noon applying and retouching our makeup so we looked picture-perfect ready! Many of my friends and family have asked who did our makeup for the wedding and I proudly tell them about Rachel. I will go no where else for my makeup and I’m sure Rachel will get a lot of new customers. Rachel you’re the best!

Danielle Rego satisfied bride

Rachel did the make-up for my wedding party for my August 20th wedding. Not only did she fit right in and feel like a friend at the house the morning of my wedding but she also brought along her incredible talent for make-up! She made everyone in my wedding party look amazing and even impressed my mom who is one tough critic! Her professionalism mixed with her warmth and calmness made her an ideal person to be with on the morning of my wedding. I am so grateful for her time and flexibility (we were late getting started due to hair appointments). I would recommend her to anyone looking for a make-up artists. Thanks again Rachel, you truly are a talented woman!

Andrea One happy client!

I want to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on my wedding today. You brought out the best in every woman (and 13-year old!) in the wedding party. And you were a fun and competent presence in the nervous hour or two before the wedding. As a lifestyle print model and actor I have been “under the brush” of many makeup artists and the best thing I can say is that I am so glad that it was you who became part of our day. You made us all look and feel fabulous. Thank you for everything. I especially appreciate the special time and attention you gave to my 13-year old niece. You’re amazing!

Jacquelynn Thank you!

Rachel is a friendly, thoughtful, smart and incredibly talented makeup artist. I was very hesitant about make up for my wedding day as I wear very little makeup on a daily basis. Not only did Rachel do a wonderful trial, but she gave me tips and made me feel comfortable for my upcoming wedding day. I was worried up until the afternoon that Rachel did my trial. After that, I felt relaxed and comfortable and that I did not have to worry about anything makeup related as Rachel was our expert. She was on time, courteous and great with all of my junior bridesmaids, mother and mother in law. Rachel was so accommodating and easy to work with. I hope I have another chance to work with Rachel in the future and will definitely recommend her to any of my friends getting married or any special events! Thank you Rachel!

Kristen Maynard-Dingle Beautiful Bride

With so many tasks to do, finding someone to do my makeup for my wedding day was almost traumatic for me. Until one of my bridesmaids suggested Rachel Renna! Rachel drove all the way out to Hamilton twice, once for a run through and than again for the big day, and I loved her work! Trust me I was no bridezilla, but she kept me at ease, and I felt beautiful all day long. I always suggest Rachel to other brides and till this day, my other friends will go to Rachel to get beautified for their special occasions too! Thank you again Rachel and I wish you all the best wherever your makeup kit takes you. :)

Latoya Thankful Bride

I wanted to let you know how absolutly beautiful I felt the day of my wedding. You did an AWESOME job. I got compliments all day even my dad said that girl sure knows what shes doing!!!! Was one amazing night! Thank you so much.

Angela Boyer Blushing Bride

Rachel did an amazing job on my hair and makeup. I could not have been happier with every detail of what she did. I got so many compliments all night. Everything stayed put as well, all night! Also, as a person, she was so nice, friendly and she listened to exactly what I wanted. I hope to use Rachel a lot more in the future!

Taylor

Hi Rachel! Had such a great time working with you yesterday! You are a truly gifted and experienced artist! One of the best I ever worked with!

Natalie Romanova Model

I had Rachel do my make-up for a wedding in February I was so happy when she was finish I could not believe what I was seeing when I looked in the mirror. She took years of my face, I got so many compliments from the wedding guests. The make -up was natural looking and fresh. I would highly recommend her to my friends and family. She was on time and worked within the time frame that we set. She was pleasant and relaxed. I am definitely going to use her again. She is a very professional person. Thank you again for making my day a pleasant one !!

Indra Ali

I asked Rachel to do my make-up for a photo session at my house to capture my 7-month-pregnancy belly. Even though I provided Rachel with a very short notice, she found time to create a beautiful make up for my photo shoot on a early Sunday morning. Rachel took time to understand what i wanted in a make-up, was very professional and fun to be around! The air brush make up application was flawless, which made me feel extra confident in front of the camera. Rachel was able to virtually re-create (and customize at the same time) the Jennifer Aniston look I chose and made my hair look silky smooth and perfectly straight!! I would definitely recommend Rachel to everyone I know and would be thrilled to use her services again and again!! Thank you Rachel for making me feel special and effortlessly beautiful:)

Vera S very satisfied mom-to-be

You did an amazing job this weekend!! Hands down for the number 1 make up artist!! Thank you for everything!

Lori Thompson Back Room Coordinator, FHI Heat, ABA Hair Show 2011
Thank you so much for the beautiful work you did on our hair/makeup [trial] on Sunday. Your work really is amazing. You can tell that you really enjoy your work and are passionate about it. I would recommend you for any wedding party.

Marsha Cyr Mother-of-the-Bride

Hi Rachel, Thank you again for coming this morning! We got so many compliments and everybody loved the make-up including me! I am keeping your number for future :) But again, thank you for everything.

Kim Coniglio Happy Client

Rachel, Thank you so much for yesterday! I got soooo many compliments. You made me look beautiful. Thank You! You did a wonderful job!

Anchal Tewari Beautiful Prom Princess

Everyone [at the makeup party] said that they REALLY enjoyed themselves and all of your advice. They were amazed at how talented you are…I really enjoyed having this done. You are amazing and I thank you!

Rio Maharaj Bride-to-Be

Hi Rachel, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful makeup trial you did for me! It looked really amazing.. And are awesome at what you do! Looking forward to my big day even more now! Thanks again!

Stephanie Lencz Bride-to-Be

Rachel, Thank you again. We all continue to admire how talented you are and really appreciate how hard you worked for us and look forward to working with you again in the future.

Rio Maharaj Thankful Bride

Rachel is a fantastic hair & makeup artist! I had my bridal trial with Rachel, and she also did a trial on my mom,mother in law, and maid of honor. She made everyone feel comfortable and listened to what they had in mind and created that look. On the wedding day, I recieved so many compliments on my “look”. Rachel made me feel at my best! All of my bridesmaids,mother, and mother in law loved the hair and makeup they had done as well. Great job Rachel. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone, or use you again in the future. You are amazing at what you do and thank you soooooo much!!

Meagan Bride

I wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did on my wedding day. I have never felt so pretty in my entire life as I did that day! You absolutely excelled and I consider myself extremely lucky to have found someone as talented as you to do my hair [short bob into a beautiful updo with extensions] and makeup. You did your job with so much care and you made me feel extremely comfortable. Everyone absolutely loved the hair and makeup!

Dina El-Shimy New Bride

Rachel, I wanted to thank you for your incredible work, your patience, your professionalism and creativity when doing make-up for myself and my wedding party. Everyone looked simply GORGEOUS, and we’ve gotten many compliments for incredible make-up. You are a true professional, and I am forever grateful for making my special day even more special by making me look fantastic. THANK YOU.

Mariana Bodnar Bride

Rachel, I can’t thank you enough for what you did on Friday. Last year my experience with a makeup artist was a complete blow so I was hesitant to go looking again, but finding you was certainly no regret! Not only are you so kind and sweet but you put so much effort into what you do and it really shows! When I looked in the mirror after everything was done I looked and felt amazing, and I know I wasn’t the only one. We are all so thankful you took the time to come and do your magic on us, and we just wanted you to know that you made our prom that much more special. Again, thank you so so so much for everything you did and I hope that one day I’ll be seeing you again! :)

Amelia

I can’t thank you enough for what you did on Friday. Last year my experience with a makeup artist was a complete blow so I was hesitant to go looking again, but finding you was certainly no regret! Not only are you so kind and sweet but you put so much effort into what you do and it really shows! When I looked in the mirror after everything was done I felt amazing, and I know I wasn’t the only one. We are all so thankful you took the time to come and do your magic on us, and we just wanted you to know that you made our prom that much more special. Again, thank you so so so much for everything you did! I hope that one day I’ll be seeing you again! :)

Amelia Prom Magic

Rachel, thank you so much for the beautiful job you did as my hair and makeup artist on my wedding day. The attention and care you took to make me look exactly the way I wanted was amazing. You also did a brilliant job on my nieces, sister, mother-in-law’s gorgeous hairdo’s, and my sister-in-law’s makeup. Everyone looked superb and magazine worthy. Not only are you extremely talented, but you’re also such a beautiful person to be around. You went above and beyond to make me look and feel very special. Thank you a million!

Nataly S Bride

know this is so late but I just wanted to THANK YOU for such an amazing job on the hair and make up!!!!! I was thrilled with how everything turned out :) You are truly talented at what you do and would recommend you in a second to anyone that asks me :)

Sahar Bride

Rachel is the most phenominal, professional, and most down-to-earth person I have ever met! She made every moment so enjoyable and entertaining for me. She did both hair and make-up for my birthday event and made me feel absolutely beautiful. She listened to exactly what I wanted and delivered with above and beyond expectations. I got so many compliments and I owe it all to her gift, creativity and talent! I will 100000% percent be calling you again Rachel, thank you sosososoo much for everything. You are truly talented in everything you do, so don’t ever stop doing what you love because it surely shows!

Dahlia Karrawan

Rachel is amazing! I gave her an idea of what I would like to look like for my High School Prom and she made me look beautiful! My hair and make up was perfect and lasted throughout my entire night! You are awesome Rachel! Definitely doing my hair and make up for my wedding! Thank you so much for making me feel like a princess.

Michelle Hildebrandt Satisfied Student

Rachel Renna I just wanted to say thank you again to you and your crew for all your help on on Saturday! You guys did an amazing job, everyone looked beautiful!!!! We ALL had a blast!!!

Anne Tworek Winter Wedding

Just want to thank you for your expertise in make up and hair for Laura’s wedding. As you can see from the pictures it was absolutely perfect and went a long way in making her dream day come true. You can see from the calm confident manner in the picture she really knows she looks her best.

Shirley Bewick Proud Mother-of-the-Bride

Working in the fashion industry I have met a variety of hair and makeup stylists, and Rachel remains at the top of my list when giving a reference. Not only is Rachel naturally talented, but she also works with the perfect combination of professionalism and fun. After having my makeup done for an event I had one of my girlfriend\’s contact her for her wedding. As one of the bridesmaid\’s I can say that Rachel not only did an amazing job, but she also helped everyone relax in a time of choas and excitement. There is no doubt that Rachel is destined for a very successful career and I am glad that she is pursuing her talents.

Charmaine Joseph The Gingerich Group/Sherrida Personal Management

Rachel did my hair and make-up for my engagement photos. We were unsure about the weather as it was rainy and cold that morning. Rachel called to confirm and patiently waited for us to get back to her. She was professional and friendly. She did an amazing job! I was very happy with the results. She is so talented and really played up my best features. I wish I had found her before I booked someone else to do my make-up for my wedding. I will for sure be booking her again and I strongly recommend her. Thanks Rachel!

Sarah Very Happy Bride!

I consider myself very lucky to have found Rachel while googling for a makeup artist that had experience with makeup application for women with ethnic skin. I am a black female and as many ethnic women would agree, it is very difficult to find makeup that closely matches our complection, let alone find a makeup artist that would do this AND be skilled enough to pull off a fabulous look. Rachel’s ability to determine who who her client was and what look/colours would best suit her is undeniable! This was my first experience having a professional make up artist complete my look and was certainly not disappointed.

Melanie Very satisfied client

Rachel is a phenomenal makeup artist and hair stylist! I was searching everywhere for the perfect person to help me on my wedding day and stumbled upon Rachel’s website. I am so happy that I decided to call her because she is BEYOND incredible! After our first trial, I was sold! (not the easiest feat! 😉 Rachel is so much fun to work with, she is super sweet and honest, patient, loves to experiment with looks, and really wants her clients to be satisfied and feel beautiful! Everyone in my wedding party fell in love with her too and I would recommend her to any and everyone (she even touched up the males too) !!! Rachel, I can’t wait until I have other events and get to work with you again! xoxoxo Daphne

Daphne

Words cannot express how happy I was to find Rachel to do hair/makeup for my wedding this summer. I had tried to get a girl I’ve known for years but she was busy, and what luck that I found Rachel! I was a bit vague, but knew that I wanted a natural, glowing look. She listened, added her own suggestions and just did a fabulous job! She did my hair & makeup, and my bridesmaids’ makeup and I have to say we all looked and felt our drop-dead gorgeous best. Her assistant fell ill at the last minute and she had a backup there within the hour who did my bridesmaid’s hair and everything went smoothly. I couldn’t have been happier with my whole look that day, I felt magazine-worthy glamorous all day long!! I would recommend her in a heartbeat and am using her services for our post-engagement shoot soon! Thanks so much Rachel!

Jessica Salewski Bride