Archive for March, 2010

Words from my lovely 2009 Bride || Sharon Rai Mobile Makeup Artist

March 8, 2010

Noel, one of my lovely 2009 Brides, sent this testimonial after her wedding.

“I just wanted to let all future brides know just how lovely and talented Sharon Rai is. The service she offers is extremely professional, unique and accommodating to the needs of a bride in making her big day less stressful. Sharon made me feel like I had nothing to worry about and she boosted my confidence. I look at my wedding pictures now and think “Wow, I will probably never look as perfect as I did that day”. I want to stress just how professional, knowledgeable and creative she is. Sharon works well under pressure, is very punctual, and most importantly she knows exactly how to create a flawless face. A great experience from start to finish.”

Noel Zilkie, Victoria, B.C.
May 9th, 2009


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Victoria’s Sexiest Boudoir Photo Party

March 8, 2010

Women in Business 2010 – Sharon Rai

March 8, 2010

I was honored to attend the Women in Business 2010 at the Crystal Gardens! It was an amazing experience, to be around such skilled, talented, and confident local women.

Bipolar Babe Photoshoot || Victoria BC’s Makeup Artist

March 8, 2010

Bipolar Babe had a promotional photo-shoot for their website, and Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry was asked to do the makeup.  Bipolar Babe is a mental health awareness and educational project aimed at myth-busting and stigma stomping!  Andrea, the founder, did an amazing job organizing the teens for the shoot.  I had a great team to work with, Jenn hairstylist from The Hair Garden Salon, Cyler photographer from White Apple Weddings, and the teens that woke up early on a Sunday!



‘I WANT A MAKEOVER PARTY!’ Contest

March 8, 2010
Carly McLaughlin was the winner of our January contest ‘I WANT A MAKEOVER PARTY!‘.  All she did to enter was subscribe to the Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry promotion page.  She came to the studio with her two girlfriends, sipped on champagne, enjoyed gourmet appetizers, all while being pampered.  An amazing group to work on, here is Carly’s experience!
“I was thrilled to discover I’d won a makeover party with Sharon!  I’m not much of a girly-girl and I don’t splurge on beauty products or treatments, so I was excited to win something that forced me to have some ‘me time’.  It was nice to be able to invite two girlfriends along for the experience; I chose two of my Nursing classmates who I felt deserved a night away from all the hard work and studying we do, Suzanne and Andrea.  We all had a fun evening having our hair and makeup done, and as we were beautified we sipped on champagne and nibbled from a fruit and cheese platter Sharon put out for us.  She put genuine effort into making us feel comfortable and welcome, and her easy-going personality and confidence made it a wonderful experience.  Sharon is great at what she does, and she exudes professionalism.  We were very well taken care of and thrilled with our makeovers.  All three of us are very thankful for such a memorable time and will definitely recommend Sharon to others!”
-Carly McLaughlin

Videographer | Vancouver Bridal Hair & Makeup Artist

March 8, 2010

Kal & I were excited to pick a videographer for the wedding!  We wanted the day to be captured in our eyes, we aren’t fans of the traditional wedding video.  I personally find they are long and time consuming.  I looked into many different vendors, trying to find something unique, short, sweet, with style and out of the norm.  After a few months of research, I happened to come across Glimmer Films Wedding Cinema, they were exactly what we were looking for, and fit the criteria perfectly.  I spoke with Kamal Sandur, she made the booking process easy.  Im excited to work with them, stay tuned for footage from ‘Sharon & Kal’s big fat indian wedding‘.

I just received a coupon from Glimmer Films for family and friends, that I will share!

Last Wedding Fair! – My Wedding Cake!

March 8, 2010

I was asked by the Four Points by Sheraton, to be one of the preferred suppliers for there Bridal Fair held on Sunday.  It was a great event, I met many of Victoria’s talented vendors, one being Deb, who specializes in Wedding Cakes.  Her cakes are fabulous, I can’t wait to work with her to design my wedding cake!  Below is an email she sent out to her clients this afternoon.

“Hello Brides! Hope all of you are well and excited about your weddings!!I have some news to share:  I was at a Bridal Show over the weekend and met Sharon Rai – she is an expert with Bridal Makeup, Fashion and Hair!!  I was really impressed with her work on the volunteers in the crowd and even more excited about the packages she offers to brides!! For example, Sharon has spa days for you and your attendants with goodies and limos, pre-wedding beauty/makeup sessions to make your wedding day even more stress-free; and much more!  I loved the idea of gathering all the girls together for champagne, appies, spa activities, make up sessions – all pampering and the best ‘stagette!’ Here is her website: www.sharonrai.com.  Do have a look and give her a call – she does lovely work and wants you to feel happy, pampered and looking your absolute best for your special day! Hope this is a real treat for you!  Let me know how it goes! Deb Turner”

Vancouver Island Bridal Exhibit | Victoria BC’s Wedding Hairstylist

March 8, 2010

Last month, I was Victoria BC’s Wedding Hairstylist for the Queen Design House fashion show in the Vancouver Island Bridal Exhibition.  I was scheduled to do four models hair, it turned into thirteen models in three hours, it was quite the process.  The show was a success, it was a pleasure to work with such beautiful models, Maureen the designer, and the team at Talons Nail Evolution.