After five years as a make up artist with Chanel cosmetics, Rachel knew that the beauty industry was her chosen career.
In 1989 at 26 she purchased an aesthetic salon in East Islip. Soon there after she joined an exclusive salon on “The Miracle Mile” on Long Island’s North Shore, assisting and managing a 40 chair operator and spa facility. All of which led her to open Racine Salon and Spa in Islip in 1994. What began as a small operation has now grown to a hugely successful community driven Spa, Salon, Boutique and landmark in the town of Islip.
Rachel began to realize how important it was to give back to the community, she began chairing several fundraising events and programs for Hospice. Keeping benevolence close to her heart she and her team decided to make a difference in their community by opening their doors on Mondays privately, offering free services to anybody receiving treatment for cancer. That small program garnered many accolades, citations and awards for what is known to be the Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Program today. In 2013, the program went on to be the subject of a short documentary produced by HBO, which was nominated for an Academy award.