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Sikh Temple Wedding in Victoria BC || Union Club Wedding Reception

November 15, 2012

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry had the pleasure of working with SR Bride Christina for her wedding day.  We arrived on-location to her family home in the Uplands of Victoria, BC early in the morning.

Christina wanted her look to be elegant and flawless, one that suited her style.  We went with a smokey eye to define her eyes, with flawless skin contouring her structure.  With hair, we added in hair pieces and extensions to give a full look, to finish we added in Orchids which completed the look.

The wedding took place at the Sikh Temple on Topaz in Victoria, BC, and the wedding reception was held at the Union Club of British Columbia.

Christina wanted to look her best, a result that was achieved by working together on her wedding – she wanted it to reflect in the photography.  View more images from her wedding, by Ronnie Lee Hill a Vancouver based photographer, she did an amazing job on the photographs.

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Butchart Gardens Wedding Victoria BC – Bridal Hair & Makeup Artist Sharon Rai

June 18, 2012


“I knew I wanted to look “amazing” for my groom on our wedding day, however, I am someone who wears minimal makeup and the idea of trying to do my own, and the idea of doing more than a quick pony tail for my hair was daunting! After finding Sharon’s website and learning that she would come to the wedding venue and create a “signature look”, I was interested in learning more.  I met with her and immediately felt comfortable.  Sharon was attentive to and respectful of my preferences for minimal eye makeup and wanting a “natural” look, and encouraged me to describe what I wished my hair to look like. I began with a vague concept of what I wanted and Sharon took those ideas on the day of my wedding and  “worked her magic”! The final look was so much more beautiful than I had envisioned; it complemented my dress perfectly!  My wedding photographer was complimenting me – saying it was the best updo he had seen. It was such a pleasure to work with Sharon; she has a delightful personality which made the wedding morning and the 3 hours of hair and makeup fly by!   I  loved the final “look” and most importantly, my groom loved the look, too!  Thank you Sharon for adding your expertise to our wedding day!  It was truly a special day!  Carla” 

Carla Clarke
Wedding Location:  Butchart Gardens, Victoria BC

No Sunshine – SR Bride Brightens the Day! Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa Bridal Stylist

May 18, 2012

No sunshine today – but the day got brightened by the mail – we just received a card from our SR Bride – Angie all the way from Australia!  A beautiful card & picture of her looking amazing at her wedding – which took place at Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa.  The wedding was photographed by one of the top 25 most inspiring photographers of 2012 – Kim Kayln Photography.

“Sharon, Thank you for the simply stunning job you and your team did on me and the girls.  I felt so beautiful on the big day and I know Aaron certainly appreciated it too!  All the best for your future success.  Sincerely Angie” 

The wedding was also featured in Destination Inspirations – Inspiring Weddings Around The World.

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Bear Mountain Resort Wedding – Victoria BC Bridal Makeup Artist

May 17, 2012

We received a card from our gorgeous SR Bride Carlie!  On her wedding day, Carlie arrived in-studio for services before her wedding which took place at the Westin in Bear Mountain Resort – Victoria BC.  She incorporated a vintage-winter theme for her elegant wedding – which looked perfect!  Curtis Pelletier did an amazing job with the wedding photographs view the images.

“Sharon, I just wanted to send you a big THANK YOU for doing my wedding makeup you did the most fantastic job.  Words cannot express how grateful I am, you not only made me look & feel beautiful, but you calmed me down and made my morning stress-free.  I cannot wait for the next occasion so we can try other awesome looks!  Thank you, Thank you,  Carlie Smith”
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The Wedding Belles Shaw TV Hairstylist & Makeup Artist – Sharon Rai

May 1, 2012

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry had the pleasure of pampering The Wedding Belles – BC Celebrities from Shaw TV with hair & makeup services at our relaxed urban-styled studio in Victoria BC.

The girls were fabulous to work with, we had Colleen from Foxgloves Flowers  join us – with beautiful bouquets, Kelsey Goodwin capturing the moments on video & photography.

Sarah had a beautiful dress – big & fluffy very ‘Sex in the City’ so we wanted a look to compliment the dress as well as her fun personality!  The SR Team gave her lots of volume and curls keeping it fun, with makeup we went with a classic look with a twist on the lip – with a hot pink.  Gwen Stefani’s image below was used as inspiration for the look:

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For beautiful Aubrey we went with a ‘Old Hollywood Glam’ inspired look.  We defined her eyes, and gave her skin a radiant look.  Kim Kardashian’s image below was used as inspiration.

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Watch the video to see how the looks were created before for the Launch of The Wedding Ring Vancouver Island at the Bridal Exhibition.  

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Getting Married: Common Wedding Timing Mistakes & How to Avoid Them!

June 27, 2011

Getting Married?  Here are ‘The 10 Common Day Wedding Day Timing Mistakes’ by Kathleen, of Robert & Kathleeen Photographers featured on Style Me Pretty!

Top Hair & Makeup Trends for Fall & Winter Brides – Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup

November 2, 2010

Fall and winter are my favorite wedding seasons of the year! They are for the ultimate chic bride with a love for trends and timeless elegance. The Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Winter/Fall Bridal Collection features sassy, romantic updo’s, bejeweled styling, smoky hues and subtle shimmer for any SR bride.

Top Bridal Trends for Fall and Winter

Hair: Fall and winter hair is less about structure and all about movement. Let’s blend styles to create a relaxed romantic updo that truly expresses your personality. For ladies with short sassy sexy hair, a beautiful flower piece or jeweled accessory is the ultimate striking centerpiece. For brides with long beautiful hair, dare to bare your tresses in silky layers or soft bouncy curls. But be sure to steer clear of the straightening iron this season! Instead, create a straight but voluminous look by creating a few loose waves with velcro rollers or winding your hair around a full-barreled curling iron.

Skin: Fall and winter bridal skin is clean and matte with cheek colour looking very subtle. Soft and sexy complexion is the key for this earthy season, with a hint of colour on the eyes.

Lips: Indulge your lips in dark berry tones and rich reds for a regal elegance.

Eyes: It’s all about the eyes! This season’s brides are adorned with beautiful smokey eyes. But instead of using typical blacks and charcoals to achieve that sexy, smokey look, bridal fashion is leaning towards  lush and sophisticated colours. Think deep purples, smokey greys and blue jewel tones–you can’t go wrong!

Lashes: Long lashes are big this season! A huge trend, especially on the West Coast, is the permanent eyelash extension. Brides all year round are treating themselves long, natural looking, lustful lashes! Not keen on the glued route? No problems, simply layer on the mascara. Several coats will create a full dark set of lashes that is bound to turn heads!

Touch Up Kit: A wedding day MUST! Carry a touch-up kit with concealer, pressed powder, lipstick or gloss, lip liner, tissues, and mints.  Make sure you also have a mini sewing kit (for emergency clothing fixes like a dropped hem or popped button), static spray, a lint remover and pre-wrapped wipes to remove makeup and food stains.

So there you have it: Insider tips and tricks for the Fall and Winter Bride!  Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry takes the latest in bridal trends to highlight your features, your dress and your jewellery to create a one-of-a-kind style on your wedding day.


Victoria BC Bridal Hair & Makeup Artist – Sharon Rai

September 29, 2010

Once the wedding is over, and a few weeks go by, it can get a little depressing.  I experienced that first hand, knowing that its all over, and there is no more planning, unless… you have two weddings! Stacey, is that lucky bride, she traveled from Fort McMurray, AB over the weekend, to have an intimate wedding ceremony with close family in Sidney, BC.  Next month, her friends & family will be traveling to Mexico, to celebrate the official wedding. Stacey, from the start had an idea of what she wanted, we created her look during her wedding day preview a few months ago, we added extensions to her hair, to give it the fulness.  On the wedding day, Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry arrived on-location at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa, downtown Victoria.  View pictures of beautiful Stacey before she put on her wedding dress.

Fall Magazine Shoot – Victoria BC Makeup Artist

September 1, 2010

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry, worked on a vampire inspired photo-shoot for the fall.  Alongside Jennifer Dickinson, a talented fashion photographer, Seungmin Yoo, hairstylist, and the beautiful model, Kate.  Makeup was kept light on the eyes, yet defining the lash-line with a strong lip, finishing with luscious hair.  Great look for the fall, and a great team to work with!

Birthday Makeover!

May 18, 2010

Here is beautiful Rebecca from BK Studios, after her birthday makeover!  Book your birthday makeover with your girlfriends, includes a private studio, full hair & makeup applications, champagne and gourmet appetizers!  Contact Sharon for more information.