Archive for September, 2011

SR Bride Stephanie, with her experience. “I would highly recommend Sharon to any bride-to-be or anyone looking to have their hair and make up done professionally for any occasion”

September 30, 2011
“Sharon Rai provided my hair and make up services for not only my wedding but also my engagement and boudoir photo shoots. I would highly recommend Sharon to any bride-to-be or anyone looking to have their hair and make up done professionally for any occasion. I found Sharon to be an absolute pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to enlist her services for any future occasion. Sharon listened to my thoughts on the type of look I was looking for and she also offered advice and recommendations of what hair and make up would look best on my wedding day (and withstand the elements of an outdoor ceremony).

 Sharon was very calming and a lot of fun on the morning of the wedding. Sharon and her team did the make up and hair for my five bridesmaids as well as my own make up and hair. We received so many compliments on the day and when I received the wedding photos from our photographer I couldn’t believe how fresh and flawless we all looked. Our hair and make up really looked fantastic in the photos and that is thanks to Sharon’s expertise and experience in bridal hair and make up. I would recommend Sharon to anyone who wants to feel extra fabulous for a special occasion!”


Wedding Location:  Pender Island, BC

Ange, tells all about her SR Experience for her Brentwood Bay Resort Wedding

September 30, 2011

Investing in Sharon’s expertise for our wedding was without doubt the best decision I made. The wedding day preview was a lot of fun and Sharon created the look I had envisioned to a T, really creating a dialogue between us so that we were on the same page with everything. It was great knowing that me and my girls would be more than taken care of on the big day.

Having Sharon & her team come to us took that stressful element away from the day, allowing us all to just enjoy the hours before the festivities started. The look on my husband’s face when he first saw me was one that I’ll cherish forever, and Sharon played a big part in creating that memory. I received so many compliments from our guests, and most importantly, I felt fabulous! 

I know some people opt to do their own hair and make up for their weddings but looking back I know there’s no way I could have created that look without some help. If you want to look and feel your best on your wedding day then I would highly recommend using Sharon’s superb services.

Wedding Location:  Brentwood Bay

After Session – Photography after your Wedding Day.

September 30, 2011

Like every bride, I spent alot on my wedding outfit.  So what to do with it after the wedding?  My husband and I had an After Session, I got to put my wedding outfit on, he put his on, and we had an amazing time, just him & I, with no wedding stress, or drama.  My makeup for the After Session was smoldering and sexy, and hair loose with lots of body.  Why not change your look, get your dress back on, and have a fun photo-shoot with your hubby.  I love my wedding photos, but I love looking through our After Session shoot – there was no schedule, no time constraint, no family.  Just him & I, we reminisced our wedding day, had a few laughs, had a few tears, and got many congratulations, as spectators watched us.  We corrected the first couple, but then just went along with being the ‘just married couple’!  My husband enjoyed the session as-well, his skin was perfected, he put on that expensive one-time-wear outfit and he was coached into some GQ poses!  All in All, he wasn’t down with us getting married every year, but he said he would do a photo-shoot – I am holding him to it!  

What does an After Session include?

You will be treated to the Ultimate SR Experience, set in our private urban-styled studio.  With makeup application, hairstyling, and a styling session.  Then you and your partner will have a 90 minute couples photo-shoot with guidance, by the talented Jesse Holland, from Jesse Holland Photography.  You will have an on-site stylist, making sure your lips are perfectly glossed, no hair is out-of-place, and your dress perfectly flowing.  You will then view your gallery of images, and choose your top 20, which will be professionally edited, and given to you on a disc.  This will give you an experience and create a memory that you and your partner will cherish for a life time.

Did you have a bad experience with your Wedding Look or Wedding Photography?

We are giving away a FREE After Session to one lucky couple complete with the Ultimate SR Experience. Write us before October 7th with a short story telling us your behind the scenes drama with your photographer, hairstylist, makeup artist, your overall wedding look & why you and your partner deserve a redo of your wedding pictures (don’t worry, we don’t want to name names and all vendor information will be kept confidential).  Please email stories to Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry.


Stay tuned to the Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Facebook Page to read some juicy stories, and learn some tips of what to avoid for your wedding day!

Bear Mountain Resort || Victoria BC’s Luxury Wedding Location

September 30, 2011

Kimberly had amazing weather for her August wedding in Victoria, BC.  The Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry team had the pleasure of styling Kimberly and her bridal party at their beautiful Penthouse at the Westin in Bear Mountain.  Meg, from Fetching Images Photography, was her wedding photographer, she did an amazing job on the images, we were lucky enough to be in a few.

Kimberly arrived in-studio for her wedding day preview, with her sister, where we created her look.  A wedding day preview is great to do a month before your wedding, with bonding time with your close friends & family, and a chance to see exactly what you will look like on the day, and how you will photograph.  She wanted a half up half down hairstyle, with dramatic eyes and flawless skin.  Below is an image of her wedding day preview, we made a few changes, for her wedding day.

Here is an image right before she put her dress on, to view more images of the beautiful bride, please visit our facebook page.

SR Bride says “my bridal party and I felt so relaxed and comfortable”

September 30, 2011

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry for the wonderful job they did on our hair and make-up for my August wedding. 

My experience with the team was stress-free, they arrived on-location to our penthouse at the Westin, my bridal party and I felt so relaxed and comfortable.  Not only did they make us feel at ease they also listened to us and customized our looks perfectly.  Our hair and make-up lasted throughout the whole night and from their services we all received so many compliments. 

Sharon, from day one you were so attentive and made me feel truly special, you listened and designed a look for me, that was perfect.  It was such a pleasure to have you around, and I would not hesitate in recommending you to any future brides.  I can’t wait to work with you again in the future.

Thanking you again for making me look just how I wanted! 

Kimberly Schedel 

Wedding Location:  Victoria, BC

BC Hydro “the Energy fix’ High Definition Makeup Application for Television

September 30, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry was part of BC Hydro’s ‘The Energy Fix’ web-series, produced by On Demand Productions.  The Fernwood Inn in Victoria BC, was the lucky winner, for the $35 000 Energy Efficiency Makeover!

We were on site with the host & actors, styling hair & makeup, with high definition makeup application.  It was a great experience watching the business transformation as it happened, with the crew, cameras, and the staff at the Fernwood Inn!

Stay tuned to the blog, for the on-line web-series of ‘The Energy Fix’ makeover!

WildPlay Element Park – Unleash It Commercial Campaign

September 16, 2011

Watch the behind the scenes video from the “Unleash It” commercial campaign for WildPlay Element Parks, taking place in Victoria & Nanaimo, BC.

SR Bride, tells all, “I got so many compliments on my look, my makeup was flawless.”

September 16, 2011

Having Sharon do my hair and makeup for my August wedding was an amazing experience for me as she was able to put together my exact vision of how I wanted to look for my wedding.  As a result, for booking her I was stress free the entire time, it was such a relief not to 

have to run around on my wedding day all I had to do was go to the SR Studio and everything was looked after for me and I was able to relax have a cup of tea and talking with Sharon really calmed me down and put me at ease. From her services, I got so many compliments on my look, my makeup was flawless! Sharon did my hair and makeup for my ceremony then again the second day for my reception.  Sharon achieved the exact look I was going for, flawless, soft and sexy.  She is on time, prepared and has a calming presence about her which was 

just what I needed as I was a nervous bride! My advice for those thinking of booking Sharon and her team is, don’t hesitate, just book.  I would recommend Sharon without hesitation to any brides working with her was such an excellent experience and I felt truly special and beautiful on my wedding day all thanks to the flawless work of Sharon!  Thanks again for the beautiful job you did with my hair and makeup!!!!

Katie Andrews
Wedding Location:  Victoria, BC

Featured on Destination Inspirations!

September 16, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry, along with Kim Kayln Photography, & Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa, have been featured on Destination Inspirations, for Angeigh’s wedding.

Vancouver SR Bride married at Hatley Castle in Colwood BC

September 16, 2011

Beautiful SR Bride, Christine arrived from Vancouver to the SR Studio the week of her wedding, for her Wedding Day Preview.  We created a glamourous red-carpet look for her, including a beautiful red lip, and a side swept up-do.  This is a perfect time, to try your look, with hair, makeup, dress, jewelry and shoes!  Below is an image from the wedding day preview:

The Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Team arrived on-location to the Inn at Laurel Point, where Christine and her bridal party were staying.  The ladies had a great morning, a fun relaxed time getting pampered, overlooking the beautiful downtown harbor in Victoria, BC.  We recreated Christine’s look, she looked absolutely gorgeous!  The SR Team watched as they got into the Limo and headed to Hatley Castle, where the wedding took place!  They all looked perfect, with champagne flutes & straws in hand!

The talented team of Hyper Focus Photography, were on-location capturing all the moments, excited to see the final images!  View more images of Christine on the Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Facebook Page.  Add Sharon Rai Artistry as your facebook friend to keep up-to-date on the latest SR Bride.