Archive for May, 2011

Keirestell Bed & Breakfast Bridal Makeup Application & Bridal Hairstylist

May 31, 2011

Read UK Bride, Anna’s experience as a SR Bride and working with Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry on-location at the Keirestell Bed & Breakfast in the Cowichan Valley.

“When my fiancé and I decided to get married on Vancouver Island I knew I may have a challenge finding a hair and makeup artist on the internet. I needed to find someone I could communicate with through email and telephone only, and someone I could trust to help me decide on my bridal look 2 days before our wedding……I found this in Sharon!!

I found Sharon through a search engine, her website looked very professional and models looked glamorous and stunning so I got in contact and Sharon was very sweet and helpful on the phone and decided to make a booking.

I had my wedding day preview at Sharon’s studio with my bride’s maid, my mum and mother in law, she provided sparkling wine and canapés and we had a great afternoon and she helped me to decide on my look, and the added touch of professional photos enables you to really see what you will look like.

Sharon being able to come to our wedding location was great help and made the day less stressful.

I was so happy with all of our makeovers; you made me feel truly amazing on the most special day of my life.  Thank you”


“Below is our favourite photo. We feel it captured the day perfectly….raining but beautiful with the fog up in the mountains and lush green trees, and also shows the beauty of Canada even in the rain…..what we love so much.”



Reynolds High School Prom Hairstylist & Prom Makeup Artist

May 31, 2011

The Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Team had the pleasure of being part of beautiful model, Brooke Anderson’s Grad Makeover Party for her Reynolds high-school prom in Victoria, BC at the Inn at Laurel Point.  Brooke was one of the original SR Models, three years ago, so we were honored to be the artists chosen for her Grad Party.  We arrived on-location creating unique looks for her and twelve of her girlfriends.  A great way to be pampered before a big night, with friends, family, food & refreshments, and a team of skilled artists!  The dresses were beautiful, the girls were fantastic – including the parents!  View images from the Grad Party Makeover!

Congratulations too all of you, this is only the beginning….

Parksville BC Wedding Hairstylist & Makeup Artist – Sharon Rai

May 30, 2011

Read Jennifer’s experience as a  SR Bride working with Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry:

“I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic job you did doing my make-up and hair. I feel really lucky to have found such an experienced, professional, and creative make-up artist, as well as being a really nice and warm person. I felt totally confident for my wedding day. Sharon made lots of great suggestions on how I might like to have my hair and make-up, whilst also listening to what I would like. I would highly recommend the “Wedding Day Preview” that Sharon offers. The preview was informal and relaxed. It made my wedding day much less stressful, and it was fun to put on my dress and accessories to see how everything looked together in advance of the big day.

Sharon was always really quick to respond to my emails and I cannot wait to have another occasion that will mean I can ask Sharon to do my make-up and hair again! I would recommend Sharon to anyone who wants to have their make-up and hair professionally done for any special occasion. Quite simply she is fantastic!

Thank you Sharon so much for all your help and advice leading up to and on my wedding day!”
Jennifer Fletcher

Editorial Photo Shoot with Sharon Rai || Makeup Artist Facebook Page

May 26, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry stylized Jiena Chong, for a editorial photo-shoot in Victoria, BC with photographer, Jennifer Dickinson.  Below are details how each look was created, view more images of the Jiena on the Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artist Facebook Page.
A flawless base was created using a combination of cream and liquid foundations. Eyes are natural with a touch of gold shimmer on the lid with solid black mascara was applied to the eye lashes, black liquid liner was applied to top lids helping to enhance the eye shape. A final touch of warmth with a rose-tinted blusher on the cheekbone. Lips were kept a bright pink with a glaze of gloss

Illuminating foundation created a sheer, luminescent base with the cheekbones defined and brightened using golden shades. A grey toned color applied all over the eye area, with dark charcoals mixed in the outer corners smoked out.   Eyes were defined with black liner, toping off with a carbon black mascara. Lips were defined a frosted coral, adding a glossy sheen to finish.

Romance at the English Inn || Mobile Bridal Makeup & Bridal Hair

May 25, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry had the pleasure to work alongside some of Victoria’s finest in the Wedding Industry, for a romantic shoot at the English Inn, in Victoria, BC.  The theme of the shoot was love & literature inspired by Vintage & Sweets, with antique paper, soft palette of colors, and romanic vintage inspired hair & makeup.

Blush Bridal Boutique with the wedding gown, Tetrik Apparel made the beautiful headpiece which incorporated the theme, Verbena Floral Design created   fabulous floral arrangements,  including the gorgeous bridal bouquet.  The yummy treats, which we all loved, were by Pink Sugar Cupcakes.  Excited to see the images, from the talented eye of, Karen McNeil Photography.  View more images of the beautiful Terra.

Photographer Glamour Makeover || Victoria Hair & Makeup Artist

May 19, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry had the pleasure to work with the talented, Jessie Holland from Jesse Holland Photography.  This time instead of her taking the images, she was going to be on the other side of the lens, in a photo shoot.  Jesse, doesn’t usually wear makeup, so it was exciting to make her over!

We went with strong eyes in deep forest green shades mixed with black giving a smokey effect.  Cheeks & lips were in soft pink tones, with hair teased, in soft waves.  At the end of her style session she looked like a modern day Barbie!  Read her experience on the other side of the lens!

Her & Kevin, her husband, did an amazing job on the images, view the photo shoot.

Editorial Hairstylist || On-location Makeup Artist || Victoria, BC Makeup

May 17, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry collaborated with Fashion for Learning, Penguin Design Photography & Blush Bridal Boutique for a editorial bridal photo shoot, in Victoria BC.  Beautiful models, Kaitlin & Koh arrived in-studio for their editorial style hair & makeup, with volumized up-do’s & defined brows, lips & contours.  View images from the photo shoot.

Port Alberni Engagement Shoot || Port Alberni Makeup Artist || Port Alberni Bridal Hairstylist

May 17, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry had the pleasure of working withStirling Images Photography from Port Alberni BC, on the engagement session for 2011 SR Bride Lisa.  She arrived in-studio, to stylize her hair & makeup, then she was off for her Victoria, BC engagement shoot. View images from Lisa’s photo-shoot.  Looking forward to her summer wedding in Port Alberni, BC.