Rachel Lee Wright

Rachel Lee Wright was born in California and raised on the island of Maui.

Craving city life she became a DJ for many years producing music and promoting parties in NY, LA and abroad and her interest in fashion, performance and subculture lead her to wardrobe styling and eventually hair.

In the late 90’s, Rachel formed an all-female hip hop collective to create a space for skill sharing for women in music, specifically women of color.

She attended the Aveda Institute and left right after school to work on runway shows in New York Paris and Milan.

She worked under the most influential hair stylists of our time for 10 years, including Guido Palau, Odile Gilbert, James Pecis, Duffy, Didier Malige and Anthony Turner.

She still attends Fashion Weeks worldwide, staying connected to her roots by working between her own clients and shows backstage.

She comes to hairstyling with a deep appreciation for punk, drag and subversive aesthetics while keeping the richness of high fashion never far behind. Rachel believes all hair types should be celebrated and loved and has made it her passion to educate herself and her team about all hair textures and types.

Her early career in nightlife and the gay club scene has influenced the way she builds aesthetics and creative identities for shoots. 

She worked with photographers such as: Aaron Fever, Alli Mitton, Alvin Nguyen, Ami Sioux, Amar Daved, Anairam, Andrew Kuykendall, Anouck Morgan, Anthony Espino, Bec Lorrimer, Ben Rayner, Brad Elterman, Cameron McCool, Danielle Defoe, Derek Wood, Emman Montalvan, Erik Melvin, Felisha tolentino, Foxes Magazine, Graham Dunn, Henrik Purienne, Janelle shirtcliff, Jared Thomas, Jerry Buttles, Jonnie chambers, Julien Boudet, Kat Borchart, Kathryna Hancock, Kristen Lee Moolma, Lane Stewart, Laura Coulson, Max Farago, Nikko Lamere, Olivia Malone, Paley Fairman, Pierre Toussant, Sandy Kim, Sarah Bahbah, Stas Komarovzki, Stella Berkofsky, Tom Kelly Slack, Vijat mohindra, Wendelin Speiss, Zhenya and Tanya Posternak, Zoey Grossman.

Her clients include: Adidas, Allure, Amiri, Anthropologie, Architectural Digest, Barneys New York, Byrdie, Cecilie Copenhagen, Co Collection, Dior, DKNY, Elle, Fabiana Pigna, Farfetch, Fear of God, Forever 21, For Love and Lemons, Glamour, Goop, H Lorenzo, H&M, Inprint, Kerastase, Lacausa Clothing, Larus Miani, Levis, The Last Magazine, L’Officiel, Man About Town, Mansur Gavriel, Miu Miu, Mother Denim, Nasty Gal, Need Supply Co, Nike, Nordstrom, Nylon, Opening Ceremony, Outdoor Voices, Pressure Paris, Ruush, Schön, Sephora, Scharzkopf, The Last Magazine, The Standard Hotels, Stone Cold Fox, Teen Vogue, Teeth, Thom Browne NY, Who What Wear, Wonderland, WWD, Vogue Arabia, Vogue Italia, YSL Beauté.

She is a proud member of the Rubric Initiative, an organization founded by stylist Nell Kalonji, that is dedicated to fighting racism and classism in the fashion industry.

Outside of the industry, Rachel is an activist for the LGBTQ Community and Black Lives Matter. She is dedicated to the underserved bipoc youth communities and has been working for multiple years with at-risk youth and incarcerated teens.

She is represented by Management Artists and you can check her portfolio HER

(Information regarding her agency kindly provided by the hairstylist herself)

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