If you haven’t heard of Victoria Sinclair’s Over the Rainbow Transformations studio in Tigard, your first encounter might very well be through her Web site, www.victoriasrainbow.tv. There, a stately looking Sinclair contrasting a saucy pinup clip art gal in the corner of the screen will greet you. This is all incorporated into every imaginable shade of Internet pink. Sinclair’s greeting would put the most timid cross-dresser at ease. Her home page message states, “I am here to help you bring out your most feminine self!”
She offers a wide variety of services, including makeovers, nights out on the town, movie nights, makeup lessons and sales, wig styling and sales, mannerism tutoring and shopping trips.
Web site links to photos of happy, transformed customers and the facility itself show that Sinclair is one dedicated and experienced fairy godmother. She first started doing transformations for her friends in 2001. After spending a lot of time and money, Sinclair heard the voice of reason and opportunity. “One day, one of my girls said, ‘You should really be charging for this service, you know?’ I thought, ‘Hmm…I think she’s right.’ I did it part time for the first three or four years, working out of suitcases or in the clubhouse at the apartments I lived in. Then finally we moved into this new space, and I have really been able to start offering all of the things I wanted to before!”
According to Sinclair, her customers range from occasional cross-dressers to post-operative transsexuals. “My clients come from all walks of life and are, quite frankly, some of the most well-rounded people I know,” she says. Of all the beauty services she offers, Sinclair says the complete transformation package is her favorite. “I get to spend the whole day or evening with my client, getting to know them. Plus I am allowed the privilege of seeing the looks on their faces, and in their eyes, when they see themselves for the first time after I am all done. It is a lovely, relaxed time, and we always have so much fun!”