Archive for January, 2010

Dress Shopping || Vancouver Makeup Artist

January 31, 2010

Every-time, I do hair & makeup for a wedding, I always catch myself falling in-love with the Brides Dress.  Over the years, I have seen everything, from a simple classic style to a complex over the top look.  I asked my maid of honor, a fashionista, working for Valentino in Milan for her expertise!  When she came down for a visit in the beginning of January we started brainstorming ideas, to customize my look.  I love the simplicity of traditional dresses, the vibrant colors of south asian outfits, unique embroidery, all mixed in with my own style.  We spent two days, going through all the stores in Vancouver & Surrey.  Needless to say we were sick of shopping, I had no success, and I am still in the hopes of finding my perfect wedding outfit.

The Wedding Process || Victoria Makeup Artist

January 31, 2010

The easiest choice I had to make throughout the wedding process, was to pick ‘a’ the groom, and ‘b’ my bridesmaids.   I am very excited to share every moment of my happiness on my special day with them!  Knowing them for years, having endless memories with them,  I couldn’t imagine going through my big day without them.  I can’t wait to see what they have in store for me!

My two favorite little people, will be my flower-girl and ring boy!  My niece and nephew, they mean the world to me, and Im excited to see their energy throughout the festivities!

My Big Fat Indian Wedding || Vancouver South Asian Makeup Artist

January 31, 2010
In six months, I will experience what I have been watching my brides go through for years! I will be marrying the man of my dreams.  I am ecstatic for all the festivities, traditions, good friends, family & memories!  Here is a peak at my ‘surprise’ proposal!
If you are a soon to be bride, I would love to give my input in any direction you maybe going.  Since I have been working in the industry for five years now, I can also offer my guidance and suggestions with vendors.  I will write my experiences with each, I have chosen.  Keep posted to hear more about my journey to our ‘big fat indian wedding’.

Hope for Haiti || Victoria Makeup Artist

January 31, 2010

The Hope for Haiti Fundraiser was a great success!  It was a long day, but definitely worth it!  Being the exclusive makeup artist for the event, I had tons of beautiful models to work on!  The makeup was bold and bright, hair was big and funky.  Everyone involved did an amazing job!  Including Jessica Schafer the organizer/ host, Jesse Edmonds & Bryn Thomas photographers, Arlana and Avril the hairstylists & all the beautiful models!  It was a pleasure working with everyone and an honor to help raise $7000 for Haiti.  Stay tuned for pictures.

Creative Experience || Victoria Bridal Hairstylist & Makeup Artist

January 31, 2010

I did a shoot with a sought after Wedding Photographer Karen McNeil. We did five models in one day which was quite the process but an amazing creative experience.  I went behind the camera for the first time, and experienced what it was like on the other side, watching for so many years I learned a few tricks!  Here is a sneak peak of the shoot!


Studio Grand Opening

January 31, 2010

The new year started off with a bang!  With the grand opening of our new studio in Victoria, BC.  Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry is proud to offer their on-location luxury services in our newly launched urban-styled studio.  Designed with you in mind, relax & renew in ultimate luxury services.

A special thank you, to my dear friend, Eleanor, my fiance Kal, and my brother Major who helped with perfecting every detail.  From designing to styling, they were there every step of the way!

Relaxed urban-styled studio

The woman behind the name…

January 31, 2010

Dedicated, Confident and Professional.

Sharon Rai developed a love for art at a very young age.  She has always believed that true beauty exists within everyone. Her passion is to help women enhance their natural beauty with her artistry.

Passion, creativity, and the pursuit of excellence drive’s her success. Sharon believes above all that makeup is not something that you apply, but a technique that accentuates and draws out the best in someone.

Sharon graduated with honors from the Makeup Artistry Program at the world renowned Blanche Macdonald Centre in Vancouver. She continued on to study advanced hair styling at Vancouver’s Rays Beauty School. She continuously attends seminars, takes classes, and works on numerous portfolio building projects to keep current on the latest products, techniques and trends. Today Sharon offers clients mobile luxury bridal hairstyling and makeup artist services throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Her expertise is constantly growing to include photography, and styling of photo-shoots.

Sharon Rai specializes in East Indian and South Asian bridal. She is trained to put on sarees, drape dupatas, assist brides with all the traditional bridal custom accessories, and is fluent in Punjabi.

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Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artist

January 31, 2010

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry is Victoria BC’s premier hairstylist & makeup artist.   We provide the ultimate in luxury on-location hair & makeup services, specializing in bridal, fashion, editorial, and all other special occasions.  Services are offered in Victoria BC, all Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.