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Gemma Howard-Masters

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About

Price from £35

Operating throughout Birmingham, West Midlands, Make-up and Hair By Gemma provides bespoke beauty designs for her clients’ weddings and other special occasions. Gemma is a passionate beautician who also serves clients throughout the United Kingdom and beyond if required. Whether you envision classic bridal makeup or a one-of-a-kind hairstyle, Gemma can leave you feeling confident and gorgeous on your big day.

Experience

Gemma has tweny years of experience to her name. Her career began at the renowned Greasepaint - International School of Television, Film, and Theatre in London. It was here where Gemma honed her natural talents and developed more professional techniques. Since then, this artist has had the honor of working on several television stations and shows. This includes Sky TV, Lion TV, Bloomberg News, The Alan Titmarsh Show, and more. Gemma has also worked with the prestigious Birmingham Hippodrome on a variety of special projects. It’s these experiences that enable Gemma to combine her skills with your visions to create stunning hair and makeup looks.

Services Offered

Before your big day arrives, Make-up and Hair By Gemma recommends taking part in beauty trials at least one month prior to walking down the aisle. You and your entire wedding party can take part in these exciting trials. Gemma only uses top-of-the-range products to ensure the best look possible. She will experiment with a range of styles until you’re completely satisfied with your personalised design. On the day of your wedding, Gemma will flawlessly re-apply your styles as you look forward to the celebrations to come.

Highlights

Services

Hairdressing, makeup, beauty treatments, image advice

Wedding package

I offer full Bridal make-up application with a consultation and trial. Individual lash extensions or strip lashes (Tatti lashes) Hair styling consultation and full trial. Hair extension application

Home service

Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

I recommend to book 12 months before your wedding date to avoid an disappointment

What is the charge for traveling?

First 30 miles within the west Midlands region are free - I charge 45 pence per mile there after

What is your main business area?

Make up

Could you stay with the bride until the photo shoot?

Yes

How many people can you beautify for one wedding?

I can Beautify up to 10 people. Any extra people I can arrange for another artist to work with me

Do you beautify the bride for prewedding and postwedding photography?

Yes

What are the forms of payment?

I take card payment or bank transfer

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    Deborah G. Married on 03/09/2021
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    So happy I could burst

    My bridesmaids and I were absolutely delighted with our wedding day look. We all felt very glamorous and very special. There were 6 of us and Gemma finished in plenty of time for a glass of Champagne before we needed to get dressed.

    Gemma Howard-Masters's reply:

    Thank you for the lovely review and pictures Deborah - it really was a lovely wedding morning. Congratulations and Best wishes to you both. Gemma. x
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    Adele C. Married on 02/07/2021
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    Absolute Perfection! :)

    I had my wedding less than a week ago and I'm already in a hurry to rave about how brilliant Gemma was for both my hair and make-up as well as for my bridesmaids! Firstly she was prompt in getting in touch regarding availability, options and quotes and gave excellent advice. I then had my trial, where I arrived not fully knowing what I wanted but with a few ideas. Gemma quickly took those ideas and turned them into something that not only looked amazing, but suited me and was pitched just right for my dress and style of wedding. Gemma is friendly and approachable and clearly knows her trade inside out! I walked away from the trial feeling radiant and full of confidence that I was in the best possible hands. On the wedding days itself, Gemma arrived bang on time and quickly set herself up with her very impressive array of professional kit. She worked between me and my bridesmaid's so swiftly and calmly that any nerves soon melted away. My bridesmaids are 9 and 13, so very different ages and attitudes to 'dressing-up', but Gemma helped us to select a style that would suit them both and would not only look wonderful, but also be something they would be happy with too. Gemma worked non-stop to make sure we were all ready with plenty of time to spare and left with no trace except for us all feeling pampered and looking at our very best. My wedding was on one of the hottest days of the year, but all of our hair and make-up stayed in place perfectly throughout the entire day! So many of my friends and family complimented her work and the photos are testament to her skill. I can't recommend Gemma enough, she was my superstar! Many thanks, Adele Chapman

    Gemma Howard-Masters's reply:

    Thank you so Much Adele - such beautiful thoughtful words. So glad you are pleased.
    Best wishes for the future. xx
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    Leanna S. Married on 25/09/2021
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    Fabulous! Very Happy!

    Gemma was fab all the way through, from first point of contact until the day of my wedding. Always prompt to answer my messages and also chatting over the phone.
    I had a hair and make up trial with plenty of time to discuss what I wanted and Gemma was open to any changes I wanted to make, also making suggestions and ideas.
    Gemma was very organised and calming on the day of my wedding, also doing my three daughters hairs.
    I would definitely recommend Gemma I was so pleased with my hair and makeup.

    Gemma Howard-Masters's reply:

    Thank you for the lovely review Leanna! It was a really lovely morning with you and the girls. Congratulations to you both. Xx
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    Kirsten Married on 17/07/2021
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    Relaxing wedding morning

    Gemma has been amazing from beginning to end. My trial was brilliant and really personal and on the day Gemma did my own hair as well as my two sisters in laws and mothers.
    10/10

    Gemma Howard-Masters's reply:

    Awww thank you Kirsten! My absolute pleasure I loved every minute of your wedding morning! So much fun. Wishing you and George a wonderful future. Best wishes. Xx
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    Gloria
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    It was perfect!

    I absolutely LOVED my hair and make-up. It was perfect! My mum too (although initially a little worried as it was more than she would usually wear) felt amazing too. Everyone was complimenting her on how glam she looked and a family friend who she had known since I was a baby said he had never seen her look so good!!
    In fact we were both gutted when we had to get ready for bed and take it all off - we are already plotting when we might have a good enough excuse to get glammed up again!!

    You were a key part in making it a truly perfect day.
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    I couldn't be happier with the results

    Gemma did my hair and makeup for my wedding in November along with my mum and three bridesmaids, and I couldn’t be happier with the results! Gemma was so professional and friendly, and having the trial was great as I was confident that everything would be perfect on the day. Despite having so much to do, Gemma was really calm on the day, which really helped me relax and enjoy myself, I knew everything was taken care of! Thank you so much for making my wedding day even more special!
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    Ceri
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    I would highly recommend

    Gemma and her assistant Emma did a fantastic job with my wedding hair and make-up for my wedding in August!
    Along with 5 bridesmaids I worried it would all feel a bit manic and rushed , but it was very relaxed and everyone was really happy with the end results.
    All make-up and hair stayed in place all day without any touch up’s.

    I would highly recommend
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    Thank you Gemma!

    Just to say a big thank you to Gemma for helping create a bridal look for me that was true to my personality and that emphasized my natural beauty. Her artistry with hair, and detailing with a make up brush, made me look and feel like a regal bride. On the morning of the 'Big Day', Gemma was not only a experienced professional but also was a warm and friendly support when nerves and stresses set in. She even made my mum feel like a million dollars.
    Thanks again for being a star!
    Wendy.
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    Charlotte
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    Flawless & elegant

    Gemma Id just like to say a big Thank you!!
    I came to the salon yesterday for a hair trial and make up masterclass before I go to tie the knot abroad. I’ll be doing my own make up and providing pics you took of my hair that you styled, to give the hairdresser to (hopefully!) copy.
    You made me feel so at ease, listened to exactly what I wanted. Im not one for heavy make up but you made a tired mommy feel a million dollars!, it was flawless & elegant.
    The masterclass was invaluable and I would highly recommend to anyone novice or expert to book this before your wedding or any special occasion. Ive already booked Gemma in for hair & make up for the wedding party and wouldn’t consider anyone else!
    Thank you for taking the time and effort to make it a brilliant experience!
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    Claire
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    Perfect

    Thank you to Gemma for coping so well with me on Sunday bearing in mind she arrived to find me in a state having been up all night with a poorly maid of honour who was now in hospital and not able to come to my wedding. She kept me calm throughout and was great with my daughters as well. I want her to know that despite all the worry once I was married, just as she said, I relaxed and every photo so far has looked perfect with the hair and make up look that she did for me. Thank you so much!
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    Catherine
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    The most beautiful bridal make up

    Gemma did my Wedding Make-up 21st July 2018. Gemma created the most beautiful bridal make up for me and I had lots of compliments. Gemma made sure I was happy before leaving and was the most professional, kindest and fun ladies to have around on the morning of my wedding. Side note; she’s also very calming for those bridezilla breakdown moments and brought me back down to earth. Thanks Gemma xx
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    She made me feel the most beautiful I have ever felt

    I had a really bad experience with my hair and make-up on several occasions which made me very nervous about trusting someone to style my hair and do my make-up for my wedding. Gemma was so lovely to deal with from the moment I sent her my inquiry and she gave me a lot of confidence when I met her at my trial. Gemma gave me advice on how to address my concerns with my skin ahead of the wedding which significantly improved my skin's appearance. Gemma was happy to deviate from her vision of the style she had in mind for me, however, I later concurred with her views after trying my own suggestions as I could not compete with her artistry and expertise. On my wedding day, Gemma was extremely calm and collected, the wedding morning was amazingly relaxed despite the size of my bridal party. I also asked Gemma to alter the hairstyle we had agreed at the trial and she instantly came up with the most beautiful style that took my breath away. Whilst my hair looked shiny and it was gently curled into a delicate and sophisticated bun, my hair felt soft and natural all day although it did not move from its perfect position throughout the entire day and night. As to my make-up, I have never thought I could look the way I did, it was simply astonishing. Defined yet delicate, fresh yet long lasting even though we got married during our short April heatwave. I cannot thank Gemma enough for making me feel the most beautiful I have ever felt and making our wedding even more special.
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    Everyone looked stunning

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you again for all the hair and make up you and your other hair stylist did yesterday. Everyone looked stunning You are such a lovely person Gemma and helped me be calm yesterday. So....hugest thank you and hug ever for what you did ??
    We had an amazing day and Mat loved my hair and make-up!
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    Absolutely incredible!

    What can I say, Gemma. You made me (and us) feel like princesses on my wedding day. Your work is absolutely incredible! I couldn't have imagined looking better on my big day. And you were SUCH a pleasure to have around on the morning, thank you!

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