Loren's Badass Chick: Rachael Rubin

Founder & CEO of PARLR.

January 3, 2020
Loren's Badass Chick

Rachael Rubin
Rachael Rubin credit: PARLR

To kick off the new year, this week's Badass Chick is Rachael Rubin, the founder & CEO of PARLR


PARLR is a first-of-its-kind salon and lifestyle photography studio in one. The idea was born during a snow day in college, where Rachael did her friends' hair and makeup, picked up a camera and did an impromptu photo shoot. From there, word spread around campus that she was the girl who could make you look fabulous and take incredible photos of you. So, Rachael decided to make some money off it. She rented out space in the basement of a frat house -- where she literally cleaned the toilets every week so that her clients wouldn't be grossed out -- and began her business. 


A situation at home in Framingham meant that Rachael had to drop out of college, but she refused to give up on her dream. Without borrowing a dime from anyone, she leased a 2500 square foot room in an old mill building in 2012. From there, she built up enough savings to gradually expand… and eventually landed the space that PARLR is in today: 11,000 square feet of Insta-worthy scenery with a trained staff that can beautify you in the blink of an eye. She also opened PARLR Brand Bakery, which allows her to bring her branding expertise to other companies in need of her services.  


Rachael's outlook on the next phase of her life is pretty great. She's incredibly happy with all that she has now, and she wants for nothing other than to continue making people and businesses feel and look like the best versions of themselves. Rachael's proof positive that dreams can come true, and I think that's a pretty good way to kick off a new decade! 


Loren's Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!

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