Welcome to Hair & Makeup by Gabrielle. I specialise in occasion and wedding hair and makeup to enhance your natural beauty.
I’m based in Pinner, London, and have more than 8 years' experience in the beauty industry. I’m passionate about helping you to be your best self, using modern techniques to create long-lasting looks that will stay fresh and gorgeous until well after the party’s over.
My approach is totally bespoke to every client I work with. Your beauty is unlike anyone else’s, so it’s important that I create a look that’s unique to you, that reflects your personality and that you feel comfortable and happy with. My goal is that you look in the mirror and see the most polished, glowing version of yourself. That way, you’re guaranteed to head out to your event smiling more, standing tall, and feeling more confident.
Having your hair and makeup done is a chance to feel pampered, and my friendly, approachable style will help you to relax and enjoy the experience. Please go to my website www.hairbygabrielle.co.uk to find out more about my work.
If you’ve got any questions or if you’d like to have a chat and book in a trial, get in touch.
Whether it’s your wedding, prom night or party, I’d love to help you look and feel amazing.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. Gabrielle x
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long do you allow for each person's hair and makeup on the day?
I usually allow couple of hours for the bride's hair and makeup, and an hour to hour and a half for others in the bridal party. However it all depends on the required style. Timings can be discussed at your trial run when more information about required hairstyles and makeup is provided. There is no time limit during your trial run.
Do you charge travel costs?
There's no travel costs for areas within approximately half an hour drive from where I live (HA5 3AR). Travel cost may apply for other areas but it all depends on the size of the booking etc. Please include the location of your wedding in your email when contacting me so I can get back to you with an accurate quote.
When should I wash my hair before the trial run?
I usually ask my brides to wash their hair the night before the trial as hair can sometimes be easier to work with when washed in advance. However, if you have an oily scalp and tend to wash your hair everyday then this is also fine as long as your hair is washed and dried at least couple of hours before your appointment.
Do I need to pay a deposit to secure my wedding date?
Yes. A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to hold the date of your wedding in my diary up until your trial run. This amount is then taken off the cost of your trial.
Which areas do you cover?
I'm based in Pinner, Middlesex but there's no real limit to how far I would travel to for a wedding. If you like my work and would like to book me for your wedding day I'm more than happy to come to you wherever you are in or outside of London (travel costs will apply).
70 Reviews for Hair and Make-up by Gabrielle
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Sarah Nash · Married on 10/10/2020
Utterly superb - both in talent and customer service
I am so thankful to have had Gabi and her colleague Rebecca looking after hair and makeup on my wedding day in October 2020. They are both incredibly talented, of that there is no doubt! The hairstyles and the makeup were done so beautifully and lasted flawlessly for the whole day with no touch ups at all! I loved that on the wedding morning, Gabi explained how she had been studying the photos from our trial and wanted to make one tiny tweak to ensure a camera captures a colour slightly better. It was such a small change that I would never have notice it myself but this attention to detail is just wonderful and this effort and care level runs throughout the whole experience.Sent on 28/10/2020
Along with their talent, Gabi and Rebecca also brought so much experience of weddings and a sense of calm to the morning preparations, this meant my whole family felt so relaxed and truly pampered! They also worked brilliantly with the photographer and this made everything so relaxed and well managed.
From the outset, Gabi has been utterly professional and so easy to work with. Despite a pandemic to battle, Gabi made me feel special and excited about my big day at every turn. We had the hair and makeup trial in a safe environment, all very clean, with PPE and clearly a great deal of attention had been paid to the guidelines and the etiquette. When I had to tweak the booking when the guest numbers moved down to 15, Gabi was amazing and so accommodating. Customer service is clearly of the utmost importance to Gabi and I have so much respect and appreciation for that, especially at a time which is putting so much strain on the wedding industry.
I was so impressed throughout with Gabi’s creativity, it is clear this is her passion and her enthusiasm and joy is infectious! I cannot recommend her highly enough, so much so that I am also making another booking for my wedding blessing and reception in November 2021!
Louanne Gronland · Married on 02/10/2020
Amazing experience, couldn’t recommend more!
I originally contacted Gabi back in Feb to do my hair and makeup for what was originally meant to be a big wedding in October. She was very responsive and made me feel at ease right away by coming back to my questions very quickly. Unfortunately due to coronavirus our original plans had to change and we moved our bigger celebration to next year. We did however decide to go ahead with a smaller legal ceremony on the original date as planned. I spoke to Gabi to explain the situation and she was so helpful and accommodating to make sure she was available to support on both occasions.
In the run up to October we did a trail. That in its self was a wonderful experience and Gabi really took the time to listen to what I wanted and put me right at ease.
On the wedding day it’s self I felt so calm in Gabi’s capable hands I managed to feel very relax and just enjoy the day. I loved the end result and also the look she and her assistant did for my sister who was bridesmaid! We had so many compliments on the day!
Overall I felt like a princess and can’t wait to do it all over again next year! Thanks Gabi! XSent on 07/10/2020
Michelle Martin · Married on 28/09/2018
A talented angel
I was so happy with my wedding hair and makeup by Gabrielle. She did an amazing job, never thought I could look so nice! Not only is she super professional, she has a lovely gentle personality and was a great calming influence on the big day which was exactly what I needed. I would definitely recommend her!Sent on 25/10/2018