Recently listed as one of the “Latest Innovators in the Beauty Industry” by Forbes, @urbanskinfounder Rachel Roff has made a name for herself in the skin care industry by bringing professional, effective, and safe treatments to men and women of all skin tones.
Rachel grew up in Northern California, where for years she experienced intense bullying due to a large nevus mole on her face and struggles with acne. At the age of 15, due to her personal struggles, she knew she wanted to help others by becoming an esthetician and owning a medspa.
During esthetics school, and after receiving her license and entering the professional world, she quickly witnessed a lack of education and services available for darker skin tones. Quickly, Rachel’s passion for skincare also became a passion to see inclusivity in the industry she loved so much. In 2006, this passion started Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center and Laser Center in Charlotte NC. It quickly became a huge success with clients coming from out of town to seek her expertise and knowledge, including an ever-growing list of celebrity clientele like Fantasia, Tasha Cobbs, Eva Marcille, Teyana Taylor and Karen Civil.
After treating thousands of patients Rachel recognized the need for her expertise outside of Charlotte NC and launched Urban Skin Rx Clinical Skin Care Collection. She wanted to provide an extension of her knowledge and services to people all over the world and the launching of her products in Target, CVS, and Ulta has proved her desire to bring inclusivity to the skin care industry was a smart idea. Though Rachel still oversee’s the Medspa, her full time focus is on the continued growth of Urban Skin Rx.
Rachel has received postgraduate certification in skin color and pigmentation from The International Dermal Institute, in Atlanta, GA, as well as laser technician certification by Candela Corporation in the therapeutic application of Candela Lasers and by Allied Health Association. In addition to being certified by UBS Aesthetics in the application of medical microdermabrasion, she has received post graduate education and certification in skin biology and chemical peels by Physicians Choice, PCA. Rachel Roff and Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center is accredited by The Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, Inc.
Before her two successful businesses, Rachel’s first and favorite job is being the mother to 6 year old Rosie. When she does get to pull away from the office she loves traveling to new places, shopping, and going on long hikes in beautiful places. Rachel is grateful to use her platform to bring awareness and raise money for organizations that support women and children who have suffered from abuse, single moms, and mothers who have lost their children from police brutality. Some organizations she, Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center and Urban Skin Rx have given to are Safe Alliance, Pat's Place, Girl Talk, A Child’s Place, Dilworth Soup Kitchen and the Trayvon Martin Foundation.