Rachel Rizzo is a professional wedding hair and makeup artist based in Buffalo, New York. She offers over 10 years of experience helping her clients feel empowered through beauty. Rachel is a licensed cosmetologist and specializes in event and photoshoot beauty. She is committed to creating unique looks for each client to help them feel their best on their special day.
Rachel Rizzo offers on-site bridal hair and makeup services. Rachel will work with you to build a personalized morning timeline to ensure that your big day runs smoothly. She offers hair and makeup services to not only brides, but also bridal parties, mothers of the bride and groom, junior bridesmaids, and flower girls. Additional services include the following:
20 Reviews for Rachel Rizzo Hair and Makeup
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Brielle d'Estries · Married on 11/08/2019
Absolutely amazing beyond expecations!
Where to begin...Rachel is amazing. I had written another review about her and somehow deleted it and immediately came back on to write one again because she deserves all the praise!
When looking for someone to do my hair for my wedding day, I knew I wanted and needed someone who could do outstanding work but who would also be fun to be with. Let me tell you, Rachel is BOTH - outstanding and fun!
I had a hair trial previous to meeting Rachel with another person and it was awful. My hair looked crunchy and the girl spent 15 minutes on it. I was really stressed out about it and then saw a friend on instagram had used Rachel. I reached out and she was so friendly and we set up a time to do a trial.
From the moment I met Rachel, I knew she was the hairstylist for me! She was funny, kind, outgoing, and so good at what she does. She took the time to go through a bunch of different hairstyles for me and when we got to the one I loved, we both agreed it was it. I really appreciated that she did a few different ones with me and did not rush me through my decision! I immediately bonded with her that day and knew she was it - we booked her!
Leading up to the wedding, I would constantly be emailing Rachel and asking her obscure questions and generally losing my mind. She was always quick to respond and ease my questions and always made me feel better.
Here is one of the best things about booking Rachel: not only did she provide me with a questionnaire to fill out so she knew what I expected and wanted...she also had anyone else who was getting their hair done with her that day (Bridesmaids, flower girls, mother of bride) fill out a questionnaire too! She reached out to everyone individually to see what they wanted for the day of. I have never heard of anyone doing that and it made everyone feel SO special!
The day of, Rachel and her assistant Grace (SO SWEET!) showed up right on time and got ready to work! Grace took care of the two flower girls and did these extremely intricate braids and was so kind and patient with them (8 & 9 year olds!). Rachel SLAYED everyone else's hair and made them look like movie stars.
When I got to sit in the chair and have Rachel do my hair, I just felt serene. I was ready and so trusting in her. She made my hair dreams come true - I really wanted it half up and with a braid and she did just that. It looked absolutely PERFECT in pictures and...held up for the entire day! Rachel was cracking jokes with everyone and laughing along at our weirdness and dealing with my crazy friends & family. Everyone commented on how amazing she was. Not once did someone say they did not like their hair (I have been in plenty of weddings where girls had to have their hair redone 1 or 2 times).
If I ever have another big event or need my hair done, I will not hesitate to call Rachel. I feel like I not only had the best hair of my life but I gained a new friend. If you are getting married or have an event and need a hairstylist....look no further. She's a professional with an incredibly refreshing attitude who will make you entire morning SO MUCH FUN! Thank you Rachel for being the best - we love you!Sent on 11/21/2019
Rachel Rizzo Hair and Makeup's reply:Omg, Brielle. I’m not crying at ALL right now (lies). Thank you so so much for such an amazing review. I am so grateful to have met you and your amazing friends and family, and truly had the best time with everyone at the Lofts! You were an absolutely stunning bride, and you’re an absolutely stunning human being too. So much love to you. Wishing you and your man endless happiness!!!
Marissa · Married on 10/05/2019
Pinterest Dreams CAN Come True
Rachel made my wedding day hair dreams come true! I have thin hair that eventually stops growing. When I found my day of dream hairstyle, I honestly did not see it as a real possibility for myself.
Rachel was AMAZING because she is with you from day 1 of signing the contract to the morning of the wedding and it made my wedding day SO EASY to get ready.
Rachel sent out questionnaires to get a feel for every bridal party member’s style and comfort level. She accommodated requests, but always puts the bride’s vision first.
She will call/meet with you for any questions or concerns you have along the way (which in my case, it was helping me navigate the world of hair extensions and ensuring they were prepped and ready to go).
Rachel met us where we needed her for the morning of, and collaborated with Formelle by Hollee and Laura Amaya Beauty to accommodate our large bridal party - all while keeping us right on schedule.
I am so thankful I stumbled upon Rachel Rizzo because she proved me wrong and made my hair everything I could have hoped.
Photos credit to: Jackson Zimmerman Photography
(I’ve also attached the Pinterest image to show you all what I hoped for and the magic she worked to create my vision!)Sent on 11/20/2019
Rachel Rizzo Hair and Makeup's reply:Ahhhh I’m speechless, Marissa! Endless thank yous for the kind compliments and your blind trust in me! I’m so so glad that I was able to bring your vision to life. It means so much to me that you were so happy!! So much love to you and your ladies, and best wishes to you and your new hubby for a long and happy life together!!
Breanna Klotzbach · Married on 09/28/2019
Wedding Hair and makeup stylist
Where to start? Rachel was phenomenal! Her friendly personality, her attention to detail, her creative stylist abilities! I can go on and on. Rachel did my hair and makeup for my wedding in September and I was incredibly pleased with her work. My hair tends to have a mind of its own but she created a stylish masterpiece that stayed perfect all night and my makeup looked flawless! Thank you Rachel for helping me to look my best on my wedding day! I would give her ten out of five stars if I could!Sent on 11/19/2019
Rachel Rizzo Hair and Makeup's reply:Thank you, Bre!! I had so much fun getting to know you better that day, and you looked absolutely stunning!!! A million wishes for a healthy and happy life to you and your husband!!
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