“The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others.” Rachel Laurence looks at the world this way, and strives to make everyone who crosses her path feel welcome, appreciated, and a little more positive. Her approach to hair is getting to know her clients, their lifestyles, skill level with hair, and maintenance, then creating a look that brings out the best in them. Rachel takes great pride in sharing her knowledge on all things beauty, and educating her clients on how to achieve the looks they want whether it is the perfect blow-dry, or a simple up-do, or the ultimate smoky eye.
As stylists, we’re ground shakers and day makers. Setting trends, while fostering that special connection between a person’s inner and outer self.
– Rebecca Gregory
Rachel was born and raised in Philadelphia, and always felt like she had a great many opportunities because she lived in a vital urban area. From elementary through high school, she spent her summers in downtown Philly attending various art classes held at Moore College of Art. After being accepted to both Creative & Performing Art Schools in Philadelphia she chooses instead to attend The Philadelphia High School for Girls, a prestigious college prep high school and one of the only public all girl’s schools in the United States. Finally, in college she decided to follow her creative dreams, and pursue a degree in Theater Arts in Performance, with a concentration in Hair and Make Up Design from West Chester University. Upon graduating, she became licensed in Cosmetology from Empire Beauty School. Rachel has been behind the chair since 2004. She has been fortunate to teach for Balmain Paris Extensions, and Bumble and Bumble over the years. With extensive training in color from Wella, L’Oreal, Eugene Perma and Framesi, and cutting with Bumble & Bumble, Kevin Murphy, Christiano Cora, and Sexy Hair Concepts to name a few.
Rachel has been certified in keratin smoothing treatments for over a decade, and can offer her customers either the Brazilian Blowout or Keratherapy. She can help guide you to the best choice for your hair type and needs. She is a specialist in hair extensions, and can help you have the hair you have always wanted. But her true passion, and the reason she follows this path, is styling. Her attention to detail, and desire for perfection, always shines through in her up-do’s and styling. She is expert in make-up application including airbrush for all your HD photography needs. Rachel is honored to be a part of her client’s biggest milestone moments by making them feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. This attention to detail also shines through when she transforms someone’s eyebrows through waxing and sometimes color. She is adept at understanding how to shape her client’s brows to enhance their eyes and add structure to their face. Creating the perfect brow for your eyes can be rejuvenating and can take years off your face.
Denver is a city that appreciates true craftsmanship, and an artistic touch. This is exactly what you can expect once you're in Rachel's chair. She's a deft hand with scissors, with the vision to take your cut to the next level.Lia Lilley(Women's haircut)
I have been going to Rachel to get my hair colored, styled and trimmed for nearly 2 years. Every time I visit her at Deseo Salon and explain what I want to do with my hair, she creates it with incredible precision and attention to detail. She asks great questions, she is fantastic to visit and ensures you feel comfortable asking for what you want. I have sent all my friends and co-workers to her because I know she is the best in the business. She is an artist, a visionary, one of a kind stylist and I wouldn't go to anyone else. If you are lucky enough to meet her and have her work on your hair, you won't ever go to anyone else.Dru Libby(Color)
"I'm so happy I found Rachel! I'm always a little hesitant to go to a new stylist for my color and Rachel knocked it out of the park. She made me feel super comfortable! We talked through my color with swatches before we did anything, so I could really envision what my hair would look like. She did the most amazing pale highlights & honey colored lowlights! It has so much dimension, but looks so natural at the same time!! It's been 3 months and I still get compliments on my color! I'll be going to Rachel for my color and cut from here on out"Bren Calhoun(Foils)
"I hadn't gotten my hair colored in over 10 years so I was a little nervous to take the plunge. Rachel listened to what I wanted and executed on it perfectly! I wanted highlights that were extremely natural, and sun kissed, and something I wouldn't have to maintain to often. She hand painted my highlights using a technique called Balayage, and I absolutely love the result! The highlights blend seamlessly with my natural color, and mimic what the sun would have done naturally, but better! I recommend her for anyone looking for a new look or just needing a haircut. She does it all, and makes you feels so comfort!"Katherine Porter(Balayage)
When it came to deciding on who I would want to do my hair & make up for the most important day of my life, there was no other person that I could have chosen better than Rachel! She is super personable and highly fashionable. She made me feel incredibly beautiful on my wedding day. She is exceptionally talented in the work that she does and was able to give me the exact look that I was going for. Whether you are going for modern trendy or vintage elegant, I feel that there is nothing she can't do!Ashley Gormsen (Wedding)
Rachel Laurence gave me the most incredible gift on my wedding day - the gift of beautiful hair and make-up. These integral bridal touches made me feel absolutely ready to walk down the aisle, and I continued to glow throughout the evening - and my hair and make-up stayed perfectly in place all night! I talked to Rachel about wanting something that was off of my face, incorporated braids, and cascaded down with some volume at the bottom, because my soon to be husband has always preferred my hair down, and because I didn't want to worry about my hair all night - it was the perfect compromise. I could never have dreamed what Rachel came up with. Two beautifully done braids twisted away from one another towards the back of my head favoring one side, and joined together in an elegant and voluminous bun, from here the hair continued to twist downwards in braid-like fashion until separating in lovely, long curls. I LOVED my bridal up-do by Rachel Laurence, and I cannot recommend her highly enough!Jaime Louis(Up-do/ Wedding/ Make Up)
Wedding planning can be a stressful time, however, if you find the right vendors, it can make a world of a difference. Selecting Rachel to be my makeup artist for my wedding was one of the best decisions I made. Rachel is not only extremely talented; she was so sweet and fun to work with. She listened to exactly what I was looking for and was able to give me two flawless looks, one for the wedding ceremony and one for the reception. She gave me everything I wanted in my wedding look and more. I felt so beautiful when she was finished, and it stayed on all day & night! I would absolutely use Rachel again and highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for an awesome person and makeup artist!!Payal Sajeski(Make Up/ Wedding)
Rachel is just the best! She is my go-to person for amazing blow outs and up-do's! Even with my naturally curly long hair, she gets my hair smooth and styled perfectly. I love how Rachel takes extra time to make sure it is exactly what I want each time. She even did my up-do for our wedding day. It was absolutely beautiful. For someone who gets her hair blown out several times each month, there is no one I would recommend more than Rachel!Shannon Miller(Blow-dry/ Style)
Rachel is a phenomenal hair artist. She takes the time to make sure her clients receive the best treatment possible. I go to her for my hair extensions because she not only uses the best quality hair but also does a wonderful job with the application process. She knows exactly where to place the extensions so that it looks extremely natural and healthy. She makes the whole experience extremely enjoyable with her upbeat, positive attitude. now that I have met Rachel, I won't go to anyone else. I would highly recommend her for any extension, cut or color job!Lauren Leighton(Extensions)
For the longest time, no one, and I mean no one, could get my eye brows right. They don't have the best shape (no naturally glamorous arches for me!), and always seemed so thin and straight. Rachel found my arch, or better yet, created one! With her patience and skill, Rachel always invests the time and energy to give me exactly what I am looking for - even if it takes her an extra few minutes. She even gave me advice on how to style them and what products would be best for me. If you are in need of someone to make your eyebrows look fabulous, look no further than Rachel!Molly Levin(Waxing)