Archive for August, 2011

Testimonial from Calgary SR Bride

August 25, 2011

Testimonial from SR Bride Rupinder, working with Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry.

“My experience with Sharon was fabulous!  I did have high expectations as I have seen Sharon’s work prior to my wedding reception and I knew I could count on her.  My experience was unique as I live outside of British Columbia, and Sharon flew to Calgary, Alberta, to provide me with her service.
From the moment Sharon entered my room to begin my hair & makeup, she was upbeat, positive, and calming.  I was of course nervous about my big moment that evening, but Sharon was able to keep me calm, and helped me to enjoy every minute of the event.  Together we laughed, shared stories, and bonded as she worked on glaming me up.  Sharon was professional, yet down to earth and easy to talk to.  She ensures that she understands what it is that you want for your look, but is also able to provide you with tips and advice for your look.
If I were to go back in time and do this all over again, there would be no doubt that I would request Sharon again! “
Rupinder Grewal

Testimonial from Victoria SR Bride

August 25, 2011

SR Bride, Roxanne, was a pleasure to work with for her wedding taking place in Sooke, BC.  Here is her review on her SR experience:

“We eloped this summer and I hired Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry for my hair and makeup and I couldn’t have been more impressed with her professionalism and incredible service.  Sharon worked with me to tailor a package to what I needed that would work within my budget.  I had never had my makeup professionally done so I was a bit nervous as I didn’t know what to expect. She listened to me and did exactly what I had asked. She offered her honest opinion of what would look best for me.  Her studio is so welcoming and I felt totally comfortable and at ease with her.
Sharon, thank you for making my special day even more special with your talent and expertise. I will recommend you to everyone I know.”
Roxanne Salahub

Nanaimo BC Bridal Makeup Artist || Nanaimo BC Bridal Hairstylist

August 12, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry created Roxanne’s look, for her wedding, which took place on a beautiful property in Sooke, BC.  Roxanne traveled from Nanaimo, BC, and arrived in-studio, before her ceremony.  She doesn’t wear too much makeup, so she wanted to keep in the natural, pink tones, however wanted her eyes defined.  For hair, she did her research, and had an image she loved, we recreated the look, making a few changes to suite her face-shape & style, with a half up, half down, hairstyle.  She wanted a polished look, that looked great in person & on camera!
Roxanne looked great, view images of her on the Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Facebook Page.

Bridal Makeup & Bridal Hair at the Hatley Castle in Victoria BC

August 12, 2011

“The make up & hair looked SO great and lasted throughout the day. Thanks again for everything!!!”
SR Bride Tammy was a pleasure to work with, read about her wedding.

Realtor Photoshoot | Realtor Makeover | Victoria, BC | Business Image

August 11, 2011
Jennifer Fletcher, a Westshore Realtor in Victoria, BC, needed a new Business Image.  As her current image on her business cards, promotional material and website, were out dated.  She recently had gotten married *view her wedding, as an SR Bride* so she decided this would be a perfect opportunity for her to have a Business Image Makeover, as she was changing her name.

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry has teamed up with Karen McNeil Photography to Take Your Business Image to The Next Level!  Remember it only takes 10 seconds to make a first impression that can last a lifetime!  Let’s watch Jennifer during her Makeover.
Listen to Jennifer as she speaks about her SR Experience with the Business Image Makeover.
Click on the images below to enlarge, don’t worry, they will not share.

Jennifer Before:
Jennifer After:
Book your session Now!  Contact Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry.

Hotel Grand Pacific Wedding | Victoria BC | Luxury Hair & Makeup

August 11, 2011

Brides now, are doing different looks for their wedding, and reception, even changing their dresses.  For the wedding look, we are seeing beautiful makeup application with soft colors, and simply radiant skin, and with hair, an updo.  For the reception look, having dramatic makeup, with smokey eyes, or a bolder lip, and soft beautiful curls.  Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry, offers a package, where we stylize you for your wedding, and then come stylize you for your reception.  Love the idea, why not take advantage of your special day!

SR Bride, Kate Macdonald, did just that!  She incorporated two different looks for her wedding & reception!  Kate was amazing to work with, for the wedding she arrived in-studio before her ceremony at Saxe Point Park in Victoria, BC.  As it was an out-door wedding we kept her look very fresh, with pink tones, and defined eyes.  Below is Kate from her Wedding Day!

For the reception, Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry arrived on-location to her hotel room at the Hotel Grand Pacific, in Victoria BC.  The evening look, had dark smokey eyes, with simply radiant glowy skin.  Below is an image of Kate’s reception look, that was created at her Wedding Day Preview, in-studio a month prior to the wedding.

View more images of Kate on the Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Facebook Page

Victoria, BC Graduation Hair & Makeup Artist – Sharon Rai

August 11, 2011

Paige, arrived in-studio to have her hair & makeup styled for her Grade 12 Graduation.  She never wears makeup, so she left it in our hands, to create a look that suited her style & look.  With hair, she wanted something less formal, and to the side.  Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry created a look she loved.  View images of Paige’s look on the Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Facebook Page.

Bridal Makeup Artist | Bridal Hairstylist for Poets Cove Resort on Pender Island, BC

August 4, 2011

The Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry team had the pleasure going over to Pender Island, BC this past weekend.

The ferry ride was beautiful, during the ride we ran into Vanessa Watters, from Verbena Floral Designs with vans full of the beautiful wedding flowers!

We stylized the beautiful Stephanie & her bridal party for her luxurious wedding that took place at the Poets Cove Resort & Spa.  Stephanie was amazing to work with, she loves makeup, she loves hair, and has incredible style, what an honor to be chosen to be her artist!

Her look was glamourous, wearing an original, Vera Wang Dorothy wedding gown, with custom made jewelry to match the detailing.  Makeup, was sultry glamour, with smokey charcoal eyes, and glowy flawless skin, giving her the ultimate simply radiant look!  With hair, we went with a polished romantic look, below is an image from her wedding day preview, where we created the look:

It was a pleasure working with Stephanie’s amazing wedding team, Jennifer Bergman WeddingsVerbena Floral Designs, and C.J. Scott Photography.  Below is an image from C.J. Scott Photography, stay posted for more wedding pictures!

Congratulations Stephanie & Clark, wishing you all the best!

On-Location Bridal Makeup Artist | Bridal Hairstylist for Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa

August 2, 2011

Angeigh, our beautiful SR Bride from Australia, arrived in-studio for her Wedding Day Preview three days before the big day!  She loved the 50’s looks for makeup and hair, she did her research finding beautiful hairstyles and makeup looks.  From all the looks, we took what we liked best from each one, and created her wedding look, making sure it suited her face shape, dress, style and theme.  The result was amazing, see image below:

The Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry team arrived on-location to the Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, in Brentwood Bay, BC to stylize Angeigh and her bridal party for her big day!  We recreated Angeigh’s wedding look, making a few enhancements!  Below is an image of Angeigh, before getting into her dress.  Im excited to see the wedding images, by the talented, Kim Kalyn Photography.