Archive for February, 2012

Plaid Magazine Photo Shoot – Editorial Hair & Makeup Artist

February 29, 2012
Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry was asked to join the team for a Plaid Magazine Photo-Shoot.  The inspiration behind the shoot was the 60’s with a modern twist – and a peach color trend.  We had a full day shoot, with creative looks, stay tuned for the published images.  The fabulous Victoria Team included:
Jennifer Dickinson – Fashion Photographer
Seungmin Yoo – Hairstylist
Sharon Rai – Makeup
Vincent Lee – Fashion Styling
Below was our Inspirational Look:
Below is an image from the Set:

Couples Photo-Session with Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry – Victoria BC

February 29, 2012

The Ocean 98.5 Ultimate Couples Makeover Contest winners Robert & Lizy, talk about their experience with Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry & Edward Lai Photography after their photo-shoot!
Watch the video on the Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Facebook Page!

Lizy talks about her Experience with Sharon Rai

February 29, 2012
“When I heard I was working with Sharon Rai Hair and Makeup Artistry, I immediately went through her website looking at her pictures of the amazing looks she created for women.  The complete transformation of their most important days demonstrated not only her talent, but the care she gave to each client, ensuring that the personal touch she gave was above what any woman could expect.
My entire life I have looked the same. Parted my hair the same way, put on the same type of makeup, looked the same in every picture that I dressed up in.  When Sharon Rai took me into her studio and into her care, she transformed me into a woman I didn’t recognize!  I never knew that I could look so radiant and beautiful, in ways I never expected or thought of.  Her fresh approach to her styling my hair and the AMAZING job of my makeup gave me a brand new look, surprised not only myself and my husband, but my family, loved ones and friends.
The entire afternoon was about being pampered.  We enjoyed the lovely selection of fine appetizers and refreshments in the comfort of her studio.  As I had chosen her to stylize both myself and my husband for our photo shoot, I didn’t have to worry about a single thing.  It was a stress free afternoon, relaxing in her good company, trusting that she was doing a far better job than I could ever hope to do.  My husband and I enjoyed our afternoon without worrying about a time schedule, trying to fit in lunch, worrying about if my makeup was done right or if my hair was out of control or flattering.  I’d choose Sharon Rai for every special day!
When considering a styling team for your big day, or any day that you deserve to be taken care of, please consider Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry. Her stellar talent for transformation is met with her kind hospitality, enjoyable company and dedication to creating the perfect look for you on that day.  Don’t forget that a special day can be more than a wedding, graduation or other major event!
Thanks for making me look so amazing ♥”
Lizy Gipson
Couples Makeover

2012 Westshore Business Show – Best Decorated Booth Sharon Rai

February 29, 2012

2012 Westshore Business Show is coming soon!  Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry was featured in the advertising for the show – see below – as we won Best Decorated booth last year!

Birthday Party – Makeover || Girls Makeover Party

February 28, 2012

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry, had the pleasure of working with Aneesha & her friends for her 14th birthday party.  The girls arrived to the SR Studio, full of energy – all wearing blue jeans and white tops!  Aneesha wanted all of them to have fresh makeup so one at a time we worked on the girls as the others chatted, sipping on their fruity pink drink, after everyone was pampered with makeup application the girls had fun with their cameras!

Below is the beautiful birthday girl!
Makeover Birthday Party for Girls

Here all all the girls with their makeup done & ready for girls night!
Birthday Party Makeover Party Victoria BC

Best of WedLuxe Magazine Excellence in Hair & Makeup

February 17, 2012

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry has been recognized with a Best of WedLuxe 2011 Award, for Excellence in Beauty – Hair & Makeup.  An amazing award, truly an honor!


About the Awards by WedLuxe Magazine

The annual “Best of WedLuxe” awards were created to recognize the individual talent and contributions of Canadian event professionals whose work was featured in a published real-life WedLuxe wedding in 2011.
We receive hundreds of real-life wedding submissions each issue and of those, only 7-10 of the very best are chosen for publishing. Therefore, we truly believe the selected stories are the best-of-the-best.
THANK YOU for your continued excellence. We look forward to seeing what you come up with in 2012!

Wedding Featured in WedLuxe Magazine – Read all the Details!

February 17, 2012

Want a closer look at Stephanie & Clark’s wedding which was featured in WedLuxe Magazine, learn about all the beautiful details that took place at their wedding on Poets Cove ResortPender Island.  Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry had an amazing time working with all the talented vendors involved with the wedding process, Jennifer Bergman WeddingsC.J. Scott Photography & Verbena Floral Design.

Read all the details now, below is the beautiful Bride before heading to the ceremony!

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Vendor at the Sheraton Bridal Open House

February 15, 2012

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry will be part of the Four Points Sheraton Bridal Open House.  Are you getting married?  Come see some of Victoria BC’s wedding talent on February 19, 2012 Sunday between 11 am – 3 pm.

Sharon Rai featured in Good Times Magazine!

February 14, 2012

Sharon Rai was asked to go in her personal cosmetic bag and interview for a story by Lola Augustine Brown a writer for Good Times Magazine.  Lola asked makeup artists across Canada for their personal recommendations, on beauty professional’s favorite products.

Stay tuned for the March issue with the article “What do the Pros Use?” – to take a inside look at Sharon Rai’s personal makeup-bag!

Victoria Wedding Photographer – Karen McNeil

February 3, 2012


Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry featured on Karen McNeil Photography‘s 2012 Promotion Material.