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On since 2020

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.

Services Offered

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.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Image advice
Other (Hair extensions)

What is included in the wedding package?

I can offer you tailor made packages, with discounts for large parties. Included in the price is all add ons such as eyelashes and hairpieces

How far in advance should I contact you?

Earlier is better to avoid disappointment, but I can sometimes accommodate last minute bookings

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for travelling?

Journeys up to 10 mile from Crouch End, London (N8) - No Charge Journeys between 10 -20 miles from Crouch End (N8) - 55p per mile Journeys over20 miles from Crouch End (N8) - 65p per mile

What is your main business area?

Make up

Could you stay with the bride until the photo shoot?


How many people can you beautify for one wedding?

As many as you like!

Can you provide your beauty services for pre-wedding and post-wedding photography?


What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer or cash
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Reviews for Gemma Waugh Hair & Make-up Design

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99% recommend it
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Anonymous Sent on 21/02/2018

Bridal Hair & Make up

“Gemma is reliable, creative and extremely professional. She did my wedding hair and make up and was great at coming up with ideas and working with my suggestions.
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”
Madeleine G. Sent on 06/09/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing work!

Gemma was quite responsive when I contact here for my wedding in Sept 22. When I explained what I wanted and if she could do also my mothers makeup it was always so easy to communicate with her. Her work it is inmaculause and she made me feel really special on my day! Thanks
Diana K. Sent on 13/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

I feel extremely grateful that I found Gemma

Booking & Trial:
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.
1st wedding:
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.
2nd wedding:
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.
Katherine A. Sent on 11/12/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wedding Make Up

Gemma did an amazing job, totally understood what I was looking for and was a real calming presesnce on the day of the wedding. Brilliant.
Antonia H. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic hair and make up artist

Gemma is a really talented hair and make up artist. She made my bridesmaids and I feel fantastic and got everything just right. She arrived early on the wedding day and worked to a tight schedule without complaint or breaks. She was also very quick to respond to messages and flexible in terms of the place and date of the trial. Would recommend!
Phil Sent on 28/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service

Gemma is highlighly professional, creative and easy to work with. Arranged hair and makeup for myself and bridesmaids - at a late date my hair was also booked and this was not a problem. Gemma is great to deal with, excellent communication and so easy to work with. I was very happy with all makeup and hair & she is a very calming presence on a day when nerves are common! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone requiring her services.
Anonymous Sent on 21/02/2018

Wedding Make-up Artist

“I cannot recommend Gemma highly enough. Throughout the whole process, she was calm, friendly and just lovely. Gemma was very accommodating and I didn’t feel ‘caked’ in make-up (my main fear!) and I became a complete convert to false eye-lashes!! She has the ability to make you feel amazing and yet look so natural. She is just brilliant. Make sure she’s the first thing you book!!!”
Anonymous Sent on 21/02/2018


“Gemma is exactly the person you want around on the morning of your wedding. Her calm, confident and professional attitude made me feel completely at ease and allowed me to really enjoy getting ready with my bridesmaids.”
“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”
Anonymous Sent on 21/02/2018


“Gemma was completely wonderful, right from the start of the process! She really made a point of wanting to understand exactly what I wanted, using online sharing pintrest boards as inspiration to make sure we were on the same page. I definitely felt in very safe hands the whole way; she was so prepared with all her make up and tools and her fantastic knowledge and experience was clear from the get go. She was prompt, professional, and calming; a truly lovely person to have around on the morning of the wedding. I really can’t recommend her enough!”
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Gemma Waugh Hair & Make-up Design N8 7LN Haringey (North London)

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