Posts Tagged ‘Bridal Makeup Artist’

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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Edmonton SR Bride talks about her Bridal Experience

April 12, 2012

“My advice to anyone considering hiring Sharon & her team – DO IT!  You will be like me and consider it the best decisions you ever made…” 

Other than AMAZING, I was unsure how I wanted to look on my wedding day so I knew I needed someone special to help in that department, after all, as we age all a bride has is her memories and photos and photos last forever!  Being from out of province I wanted to make sure I had someone very skilled and from everything I heard in the industry, Sharon Rai was the answer.

I booked four sessions with her:  wedding day preview, makeup lesson, wedding day session and a boudoir – simply radiant session.  For the wedding consultation I did my homework (had my top 5 photo picks of makeup and hairstyles) and from that she worked with me to create the vision I had in my mind.  The result was breathtaking!  For the boudoir, she just did what she does best – create the sizzle I needed and ensure it would look fantastic on camera.  The best part of both sessions was that I still looked like me but the best version of me in different flavours.  And on the wedding day……… I spent the morning laughing with my girlfriends and being pampered while overlooking the ocean because Sharon came to me!

From her I got the WOW factor.  She passed along knowledge of products and services and application techniques so I could replicate it again at my reception (scheduled for a few months later) and for whenever I wanted.  She was very gracious with all my detailed questions and there were lots, after all, when you are in the presence of an expert you want to learn as much as you can!  I can now look drop dead gorgeous in different ways and at any time.  My husband likes my new skills too.

As a result of all of this, my wedding day was only filled with the joy of my experience!  I didn’t have to wonder how I would look on camera or have to rush around.  Sharon came to me – it was relaxed, stress free and I was able to focus on relationships – not the details of the day.  The most rewarding aspect was knowing I looked my best when I celebrated joining my life with my best friend (let’s just say he was very appreciative of the fact – lol).

My advice to anyone considering hiring Sharon and her team – DO IT.  She is worth every penny and the knowledge you will gain is immeasurable.  Even if you are on a very tight budget, consider her teaching session or just booking her for the wedding day.  You will be like me and consider it one of the best decision you ever made.

Cindy Steinkampf – Edmonton, AB
Wedding Location: Sooke, BC

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry PUBLISHED in What to Wear in the Weddings In Alberta Magazine

March 14, 2012

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry has been published in What to Wear  in the Weddings In Alberta Magazine.

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.

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

Vancouver Bride, married at the Laurel Point in Victoria BC

September 7, 2011

The Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Team had the pleasure of working with Sabrina and her bridal party.  We arrived on-location to stylize the party in their suite at the Inn at Laurel Point, where the wedding was taking place!

Sabrina was a very easy going bride, and her family & friends were great to work with.  We created a half up, half down hairstyle, with her beautiful thick dark hair.  With makeup we went with a bold lip, defined liner, and kept everything natural & flawless.

It was great running into Sabrina’s Wedding Photographer, Karen McNeil & Courtney Clarke, always a pleasure working with local talent!

Congratulations Sabrina & Scott, wishing you all the best!

SR Bride married at the Villa Marco Polo Inn in Victoria BC

September 7, 2011

The Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry team arrived on-location to pamper Lindsey and her bridal party at the luxurious Villa Marco Polo Inn, in Victoria BC.

Working with Lindsey was so much fun, I love her style!  We created a glamourous red-carpet look, for her outdoor wedding.  We kept the makeup flawless & fresh, with dark plums & bronzes on the eyes. With Lindsey’s hair we created a polished side do, adding in extensions & hair pieces to achieve the look.   Her jewelry, dress, shoes & veil were amazing, she was definitely a high fashion bride, straight out of a magazine!  Very excited to see her wedding images!

Lindsey’s dream team included, Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry, the talented, Verbena Floral Designs & New York Photographer, Michael Norwood Photography.

View more images of Lindsey, on the Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Facebook Fan Page, and add Sharon Rai Artistry as your Friend!

Congratulations Lindsey & Sina, wishing you all the best!

Lindsey was so sweet, she hand-made all her guests special coasters that went with her wedding theme, you will find these in our SR Studio, they match perfectly!

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

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!!!”
-Tammy
SR Bride Tammy was a pleasure to work with, read about her wedding.

East Indian Wedding in Victoria BC || Hairstylist & Makeup Artist

July 5, 2011

Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry arrived early morning to stylize Priya Dhaul for her Wedding taking place in Sidney, BC.  We did a wedding day preview a month prior in-studio to create her look, going through hair, makeup, jewelry, outfit, and photography.  Priya’s morning was stress-free as she knew exactly what she was going to look like!  She had a traditional Hindu Wedding at the Mary Winspear Centre, decorated by the talented Hardip Johal of Magical Moments Decorating.  View images of Priya’s wedding look on the Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry Facebook Page!  Congratulations Priya & Aniel, wishing you all the best!

Below is an image from the wedding day preview:
Priya on her wedding day: