Archive for the ‘Services’ Category

Victoria Wedding Photographer – Karen McNeil

February 3, 2012


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

Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift? – Makeup Lesson with SR

January 4, 2012

Looking for the PERFECT gift this holiday season, or want to treat yourself?

The gift of a Simply Radiant Experience, a memory that will last a lifetime!

An exclusive one-on-one Makeup Lesson with SR.

Gift Certificate Includes:
*  Your own private studio
*  Personal 1.5 hour makeup lesson with SR
*  Professional makeup application with guidance
*  Shopping list of products
*  Personal makeup bag analysis
*  Professional technique & tips

Limited Quantity Available $149

Tosca Reno comes to Victoria BC || Celebrity Makeup Artist

November 22, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry had the pleasure to work with Tosca Reno, A New York Times best selling author of Eat – Clean Diet book series, a motivational speaker and a media personality.  She arrived to Victoria, BC for the first ever, Fitness & Figure Show held by Island Fit Life.  Tosca was the guest speaker, sharing her story and discussing her Eat-Clean Diet.

She is gorgeous, and inspiring, it was an honor to work with her!  We arrived on-location to the Hotel Grand Pacific downtown Victoria.  For Tosca, we did smokey eyes, flawless glowy skin, and a beautiful updo with her hair.

Tosca, and her husband, Robert Kennedy, from Robert Kennedy Publishing, were in Victoria, for less than 12 hours, and then headed to New York to be on Good Morning America Health, The Better Show & Good Day New York.

Amazing how great she looks, with little sleep, and alot of traveling!  A true inspiration!

Pamper yourself this Holiday Season || Holiday Hair & Makeup

November 10, 2011

Pamper yourself with Hair & Makeup for your next Holiday Party!

After Session Winner! – FREE After Session!

November 10, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artisty & Jesse Holland Photography are pleased to announce our After Session Contest Winner!  Kulwinder Sall is the lucky winner, she will receive the After Sesion Package Including:

Her own private Studio

Professional makeup application

Professional hairstyling

Styling session

Professional 90 minute couples photo-shoot with guidance

20 edited images on disc

On-site stylist with touchups

Here is her story from her wedding day that she submitted:

“My husband and I got married 23 years ago when I was 18 years old.  It was a different era then and I hadn’t yet had a chance to develop my own sense  of who I was or what my style would look like.  Weddings were not elaborate affairs and very few people had professional hair and make-up. 

I graduated from highschool in June 1988 in Campbell River, BC.  My wedding was set one month later on July 30th of that same year.  My dad picked an ordered the wedding invitations and we bought everything for my wedding in one trip to Vancouver’s main street.  There was no shopping around for the perfect wedding outfit or reception outfit.  We walked into Frontier and looked at the 5 or so wedding outfits and picked one.  We then proceeded across the street and bought a gold set and bangles and called it a day.

Back in  Campbell River, I popped into the Shoppers Drug Mart and bought burgundy lipstick and nailpolish and that was the totality of my wedding makeup.  On my wedding day, my 18 old self  crowded into my parents bathroom (which consisted of a toilet and sink) and proceeded to do my own make up.  A friend came over and helped me put my hair up in a bun making sure to leave my bangs out in a messy bird’s nest type concoction.  She tied my chunni and I grabbed flowers that my dad had ordered from a local florist and off I went to get married.

My Dad had hired a professional photographer but my husband’s family didn’t have the patience to wait for the pictures because they wanted to catch the next ferry back to the mainland.  The pictures that were taken included everybody under the sun but none of just my husband and I or us with my family.  My husband’s family friend took pictures for them and there are hundreds of 5X6 pictures but none of us…lots of his family etc.

To this day, I don’t look at my wedding pictures and have not watched my own wedding video.  Even though we are a lot older, I would love to have some beautiful pictures that I would be proud to frame and place in my home.”

Kulwinder Sall

We are pleased with all the interest in After Session and are now taking our last set of bookings for January – April 2012.  This is a limited time offer of $299, so please book your session by December 31st, 2011.  For more information please email.

Book your After Session Today! – Brides, an excuse to put your wedding dress on AGAIN!

November 2, 2011

Thank you for all the interest in After Session we are now all booked up until the new year!  We are taking our last set of bookings for January – April 2012.

Limited time offer of $299.  Please book by December 31, 2011.  Go ahead you deserve it!

Relive your moment together, and have the look and photography you always wanted.  Take a moment to pull our your wedding dress from your closet, and be a bride again.  Let us show you the wedding pictures you deserved.

Package Includes:

Your own private Studio
Professional makeup application
Professional hairstyling
Styling session
Professional 90 minute couples photo-shoot with guidance
20 edited images on disc
On-site stylist with touchups

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!

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.

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.

Commercial Hairstylist & Commercial Makeup Artist || Victoria BC || Wild Play Element Parks

July 22, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry had the pleasure working with the Westshore & Nanaimo Wild Play Element Parks for their 2011 Campaign Photo-shoot.  We worked with all ages, from five years old, to late fifties, the look was wind blown hair, with natural makeup.  Hair & makeup was done outside on a picnic table, enjoying the beautiful sunny weather, alongside photographers, Derek Ford & John Quick.  Stay tuned for their new brochures, and images!