Rachel is originally from  Ilkley, West Yorkshire where she grew up and trained for two years to become a beauty therapist, going on to work with Clarins for 3 years. A family move then brought her to Suffolk in the late 90’s where she very much enjoyed being a Counter Manager for Estee Lauder Cosmetics.

Rachel has always had a great passion for the Industry but especially in assisting and listening to what ladies want and hopefully in return making them feel confident and good about themselves. Following on from this came several happy years with Chanel, learning many skills from one of the most renowned Cosmetic Houses and having the pleasure of working along side Dionne Atkins.

In 2009 she moved to Suffolk with her daughters to be with her now husband Paul. Shortly after Rachel and Dionne decided it was the ideal opportunity to discuss running their own business and bringing all of their passion and enjoyment of beauty to all ladies. Defining Radiance Make up Artists was created and now has a beautiful studio in Thorndon offering many makeup and beauty services.  With a lot of hard work and learning along the way it is nearly in its 7th year.

Rachel has recently started night school at The Norwich School of Beauty to study fashion and photographic makeup in more detail. She says ‘It’s a great challenge and lots of fun!’

Rachel loves spending time with her children, husband and family also meeting up with friends. Any free time left she enjoys walking, reading a good book or watching a film!