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Gemma Howard-Masters

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About

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 20 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 honour 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 recommend 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

  • Woman-owned

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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    Tracy H. Married on 01/05/2022
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    First class hair and make up :)

    Gemma set up a trial prior to the wedding - following this, Gemma listened to all my thoughts ahead of the wedd day.

    On the day Gemma arrived early - she set up and was ready to go! She did hair and make for my 2 maid of honours plus myself, all of us were happy with hair and makeup.

    I can't Thank Gemma enough as I looked natural, just as I wanted.

    Would definitely recommend.

    Gemma Howard-Masters's reply:

    Thank you for the lovely review Tracy! It was my pleasure. Glad you had a wonderful day. Congratulations. Xx
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    Lauren P. Married on 16/04/2022
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    A brilliant hair stylist-so glad I booked

    Gemma did the hair for myself and my bridal party and did a truly brilliant job. She really listened to what I wanted and found a way to incorporate both the plaited up do and and the low bun that I'd mentioned into one style. She is very knowledgable and was warm and friendly thoughout. All my bridal party looked beautiful and I am so glad I booked her.

    Gemma Howard-Masters's reply:

    Thank you for the lovely review Lauren. Glad to hear your day went went well. Congratulations and Best wishes for the future. Gemma.
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    Anjita S. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Beautiful and elegant look

    Gemma did my hair and makeup for my civil wedding and Indian wedding. Gemma listened to what I wanted and gave me an elegant and natural glow for both of my big days. Thoroughly recommend Gemma for such events!
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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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    Beth C. Married on 14/04/2022
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    Beautiful!

    Gemma was absolutely brilliant on our wedding day. She put myself and my bridal party and ease and listened to all of our requests. I had so many compliments on my hair and make up on the day. I couldn’t recommend Gemma more!

    Gemma Howard-Masters's reply:

    Thank you for the lovely review Beth. It was my pleasure and I’m so happy all went well for you both on the day. Congratulations! xx
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    Sophie W. Married on 25/10/2021
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    Worth every penny!

    On my wedding day, Gemma did both my bridal hair and makeup as well as my mum’s and maid of honour’s. Gemma did an incredible job for all of us, making us feel relaxed on the day and allowing us to feel our absolute best! She was incredible and listened to exactly what I wanted, bringing my vision to life! Can’t thank or recommend her enough!

    Gemma Howard-Masters's reply:

    Thank you so much for the lovely review Sophie. It was a lovely wedding morning! Congratulations to you both. 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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    Diana G. Married on 18/08/2021
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    Professional, friendly and fabulous!

    Gemma is amazing at what she does! I hired Gemma to do the hair for my wedding. With 7 bridesmaids and my mother in law as well as me, Gemma had a busy morning ahead of her but she absolutely delivered! All of my bridesmaids looked stunning as did my mother in law and 12 hours later all of our hair was still going strong. I was so happy with my hair, Gemma really listened carefully and did exactly what I asked for and it was beautiful! It felt secure and really had the volume I wanted. I also found Gemma to have a lovely calm nature and a great sense of humour. We had such a fun, lovely morning, I felt like I'd known Gemma for years 😁 Thanks Gemma! Xxxx

    Gemma Howard-Masters's reply:

    Awwww Thank you Diana! Such lovely words. My absolute pleasure being part of your big day. I loved every minute. Congratulations to both of you. xxx
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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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    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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