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On since 2018

Last update: May 2024

Thank you so much for taking the time to find out a little more about me and many congratulations on your engagement.

I am a Multi Award Winning Professional Hair and Makeup Artist based in Writtle, Chelmsford and have been working in the wedding industry for over 20 years. I am also very proud to have won Bridal Hairstylist of the Year three times.

I absolutely love what I do and hopefully that shows in my portfolio. Every single enquiry still has me rushing to my diary hoping I am available, even though I have been doing this for many years. Many people ask me if I prefer do hair or makeup, I honestly do not have a preference as I think they go hand in hand together and I love doing both. Makeup this season is very fresh, natural and radiant, so you look the very best of you and hairstyles are ranging from Hollywood Waves to sleek updos and high ponytails.

I would love to take care of you on your wedding day, you will be in very safe hands. I carry out one wedding per day so you won’t find me rushing off anywhere. I will stay with you right up until you leave to get married so I will be there to help you into your wedding dress should you need last minute help or helping your bridesmaids into their dresses or I may be snapping away with my camera to help capture memorable moments if your photographer isn’t around. I will be a spare pair of hands and will be with you all the way.

I am relaxed, friendly and approachable so you can ask me any questions or concerns you may have with your hair and/or makeup.

On your wedding day I work quietly and professionally and I am very much in the background of all the excitement. I will be focussed and my eye will be on the time the entire morning making sure we are working to schecule.

Why don't you message me and we can arrange a chat on the telephone. This way I can explain the format on your wedding morning and how I work out your timings so everyone is ready in time. We can also discuss your requirements and I can also give you some fabulous recommendations if you have yet to book other suppliers. You can follow me on instagram to see my most recent work at gailgardnerhair and you can also visit my website I also take last minute bookings.

Thank you.

Gail x

Services Offered

Bridal Hair and Makeup for the entire bridal party and I can also cover small tatoos.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?


What is included in the wedding package?

Bridal Hair and Makeup for the Bride and her Bridal Party I can also cover small tatoos

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as you can, I take bookings up to two years in advance and I do get booked up very early. I am still taking bookings for this year and 2025. My diary for 2026 will be opening soon

Do you work at homes?


What is the charge for travelling?

Depending on where your wedding venue is. If you are based locally in Chelmsford, there is no travel charge

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?

I can cater for everyone in your bridal party. If you have a large bridal party, for a small charge, I will have an Assistant in attendance to ensure everyone is ready in time

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 Wedding Hair and Makeup by Gail Gardner

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Lottie M. Sent on 10/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible from start to finish

From the moment I went for a trial, I knew Gail was the right choice for my wedding hair and make up. She was so warm and friendly, I felt completely at ease as someone who doesn’t really do make up and has very curly hair!
On the day, Gail and Lisa did an amazing job on all the bridesmaids and mother of the bride and helped to keep a calm chilled out atmosphere for the morning of the wedding. Everyone looked absolutely beautiful and loved each of their individual hair styles. The make up was incredible.
Gail helped in every way she could from helping me get into my dress to capturing lovely moments as I left to go to the church.
I cannot recommend Gail enough for wedding hair and makeup!
Anna B. Sent on 20/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best and kept wedding party so calm

Hair for every bridesmaid was perfect and make was perfect.
They all looked so stunning and beautiful,
My mums hair and make up was amazing and classy.
The brides was just perfect . Keeping my calm on the day and even helping me into my dress. Her work is perfect . Her time keeping was amazing and could not recommend enough.
Carol S. Sent on 23/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

So good I did it twice!

From the first moment Gail was warm and so friendly. She actually listened to all of my concerns , wishes and wants and was able to put me at ease very quickly. I was so worried that being an 'older' bride I would end up looking not age appropriate and it was definitely worth having a trial to iron out any issues (I had none!)
On the actual wedding day, it was like having a friend over, she was just lovely. Everyone commented on my hair and make up, so when we had a post wedding party a few weeks later for all those who couldn't attend the big day, I asked Gail to step up again.... Amazing!
I would have absolutely no hesitation in using her services again...and Ive also gained a new friend!
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Spinney House, Cow Watering Lane, Writtle CM1 3SB Chelmsford (Essex)

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