Rachel Toledo, (formally Rachel Wood) was born and raised in New York City. She has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Penn State University. After graduation she left to travel to the London to study makeup by former BBC artists. From there, she worked part time for MAC cosmetics while assisting some of the foremost makeup artists in the fashion industry. Rachel has spread her creative wings throughout Europe including working on dancers in Ibiza, catwalks in Paris and magazines in Florence. Upon Retuning to America, she landed in NY where she continues to head runway shows for NY fashion week, work on celebrities, advertising campaigns, editorials and beauty shoots. In addition she had appeared on camera for numerous TV shows such as QVC & MTV’s makeover series Plain Jane.
Rachel also enjoys guest lecturing and has worked as an expert teacher in London & New York. Her education extends to consulting for leading cosmetic brands. She is the beauty editor for industry editorial – Breed Magazine. Rachel is proud to also share that she is a member of the New York makeup union IATSE 798.