Gemma is a multi award winning Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist and Beauty Blogger, specialising in Bridal clientele and fashion. As well as this, she is also Beauty Editor for the British Bride Magazine.
Gemma’s personal preferred style of makeup is enhancing beauty and features, not masking them. She likes to look at features and bring out the best of them. Her style is not a one size fits all approach. Makeup is very personal and her client base is very mixed between young and mature clients, as well as very natural to more dramatic looks. She is very experienced in working with different skin types and as a result she is knowledgeable on product matching to get the best out of your makeup application.
National Award Winner and other achievements
In the last 5 years Gemma’s career has progressed quickly and now has an excellent reputation for delivering quality in her work and client care.
After winning her first national award “Freelance Makeup Specialist of the Year” in 2017 Gemma was then offered one of only 200 global places on the highly coveted Makeup: Mastered programme in 2018 where she was mentored by leading fashion industry experts including the Contributing Beauty Editor of Vogue magazine. This has led her to work with private celebrity clientele.
Gemma’s work has been published in various magazines and in summer 2018 had that sought-after Vogue logo stamped on her own work for a campaign she shared to raise awareness of the impact of animal testing for cosmetic use.
In November 2018 Gemma won “Makeup Specialist of the Year” at the English Wedding Awards for the North of England, competing against 28 others from the North East, North West and North Yorkshire. She was over the moon to win this award which recognised her work in the wedding industry as well as work in Fashion.
Professional Development is very important to Gemma – she believes it is critical to continue to learn, keep updated on trends and techniques and to grow with the ever changing industry. A highlight for her was learning how to do lip art by the lipqueen herself, Karla Powell. Well, if you’re going to learn something new, you need to learn from the best right?
What makeup/hair services are available?
Gemma’s working week differs from week to week but typically filled with fashion/editorial, bridal and red carpet makeup and hairstyling. She runs regular 1:1 or small group makeup lessons which are very popular and she also offers Microblading (semi permanent brows).
Award-Winning Bridal Makeup Specialist and Hair Stylist
Gemma is known for her bridal expertise and this was recognised in November 2018 when she won competed against 28 other bridal specialists at The English Wedding Awards and won “Makeup Specialist of the Year 2018” and has weddings booked as far as 2 years in advance. Weddings are usually booked across the North East and North Yorkshire however she is a destination makeup and hair stylist so will travel to your venue and share your big day, wherever it is!
Reputation for attention to detail and quality results
Professionals who have worked with Gemma knows she has a “thing” for attention to detail. She is very passionate about ensuring quality results… its the little details that really give that extra special finish.
So now you know about Gemma please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in hiring her. She would love to hear from you. If you want to make an enquiry you can contact her here!