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Last update: June 2023
Gemma Waugh is an experienced hair and makeup business based out of Crouch End, North London, that is willing to travel to provide their services. With a wealth of experience and a background in film, Gemma and her elite team aim to ensure that you look and feel radiant on your special day.
Company owner and lead stylist Gemma Waugh was born into a creative family that worked in the film business. Her mother owned a successful wig company and was the creator of Princess Leia’s iconic Star Wars plaits and Superman’s distinctive curl. It was here that Gemma trained as a hairdresser before going on to study at the London College of Fashion. Gemma has enjoyed beautifying clients for over 20 years. She has worked extensively in film, providing her expert artistry to actors such as Demi Moore, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hardy, and many more. She also teaches at several prestigious London make-up academies.
Gemma Waugh offers a hair and makeup trial before your big day to discover your wedding style. She uses high-quality products and materials to create natural, beautiful looks., taylored to the clients brief. On the day of your occasion, Gemma can travel to your wedding location to provide her services. She can also provide additional experienced makeup assistants to work alongside her to beautify your entire wedding party. Gemma offers full-day makeup services for those that wish to have photography touch-ups or a style change during their event.
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Bridal Hair & Make up
I was thrilled with the results. She is clearly very experienced and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a first class make up artist”
— MARIANNA TURNER, LONDON
I feel extremely grateful that I found Gemma
Gemma was really quick to respond to me and answer questions that I had. Really quickly we booked a trial. I choose to come to Gemma for a trial, on my way I got hungry (I was 8 weeks pregnant) and Gemma offered to make some food for me, but I decided to order take away. She started with make up but then switched to hair when food arrived so that I can eat without worrying. I was very happy with my trial hair & make up, but we ended up doing everything completely different on the day.
We were sure that we won’t be able to get officially married on our wedding day due to Brexit and mix up with our “notice to marry” so we planned to have a very relaxed day. Gemma was supposed to do hair &make up for myself, my mother and my sister in law as well as just hair for me best friend. There was no other stylist booked, so Gemma was supposed to come to us and start around 8 (if I remember correctly) and finish around 1. On the day of the wedding we found out that our notice was approved and we can get married officially! Which meant complete change of plans! This meant that Gemma only had 1 hour to do my hair and make up, and she was very successful! Of course that meant that she had to do something completely different to what we did on trial. She was also happy to stay at home and wait for us to come back from the ceremony so that she can touch me up and finish everyone else’s hair and make up.
Our second wedding was a Hindu wedding, Gemma freestyled and I was really happy with the result!
Me in black is from the trial.
Blonde in pink is my best friend who had her hair done by Gemma.
My sister in law in pink dress had her hair and make up done by Gemma.
My mum in white dress with dots had her hair and make up done by Gemma.
Fantastic hair and make up artist
Wedding Make-up Artist
— MARISKA LEIGHTON, UK
“I had no idea what I wanted for my hair and makeup, but Gemma helped me find a style that suited me, and that I felt comfortable with – I was still keen to look like myself on my wedding day! I felt fantastic on the day, and looking back through my wedding photos, I couldn’t be happier”
— KATIE MANNING-CORK, UK
— DIZEREE WEST, LONDON
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