Alayna Rakes is a makeup artist and hair stylist serving the fashion, advertising, and entertainment industries.

A multi-instrumentalist and opera singer, she began playing with stage makeup for productions in which she was performing. She quickly developed her talents to become a successful print makeup artist, and began working on national print campaigns.

Alayna has worked in print, advertising, video, runway, and film with celebrities such as Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, Billie Jean King, the Goo Goo Dolls, Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders, Top Chef Richard Blais, and America’s Next Top Model winner Jaslene Gonzalez.

In 2017 she completed training in microblading. The following year she trained in permanent makeup and opened her studio, Harlequin Beauty Co. She currently has 15+ certificates in multiple permanent cosmetic services.

Partial Client List: Dress Barn, Catherine’s, Spirit Halloween, Spencer’s, David’s Bridal, Ikea, A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood, Christopher and Banks, Maurice’s, Warner Bros. Records, Campbell’s Soup, Rite Aid, bhldn, Anthropologie, Free People, Kohl’s, David Yurman, Sleep Innovations, Lane Bryant Outlet, Oprah’s Where Are They Now, Good Day Philadelphia, Goodwill, VF Imagewear, Gerber, Sailor Jerry, Forman Mills, Hamilton Lane
Please contact for full resume.
Alayna is not currently available for on-location wedding services.
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