Wedding hair and makeup
Wedding hair and makeup has been one of Gemma’s most successful accomplishments. Whether a formal wedding ceremony, or a relaxed and intimate blessing, Gemma’s bridal work has a unique quality that makes hiring her so special.
Gemma is professional from start to finish and most importantly, reliable. Many years of experience has taught Gemma that not everyone likes heavy makeup and that a lighter application can be just as effective. This is a speciality area of Gemma’s work. Not only will she create the look you both agreed at your trial, she will ensure that all your requirements are met, from the moment she arrives, to the moment you step into your wedding dress on the day. You will feel totally amazing before she leaves.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
It varies, depending on which area of hair and makeup you need. In 2020, wedding hair and makeup can start from £75 for just one person with minimum requirements, to around £700 for a full bridal party package. More clients and additional assistants will add to the cost.
Fees largely depend on the technical skill, professional training or experience of the artist, their location in the country (for example London weighting, by as much as 20%) and, of course, their competitiveness. You might also pay a premium for their reputation, as you would expect for leading professionals in any industry.
Fees for editorial work, fashion hair and makeup, digital/media for brands and influencers will vary for similar reasons. You can see my Wedding Prices at the link provided.
Wedding makeup can take between 45 minutes and an hour. This allows time for the makeup artist to set up and sanitise their workstation, and to apply the makeup, safely and hygienically. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, the more experienced and confident the artist, the less time it will take.
Wedding hairstyles can take between 45 minutes and an hour. Timings depend on the style, the thickness and texture of the hair, and the number of hairpieces needed. Of course, the more experienced and confident the stylist, the less time it will take.
Yes, wash your hair the night before, especially if your hair is oily or greasy. Washing your hair on the last two days before your wedding (but not on the day itself) will also help the hairstyle stay in; it will be less slippery and easier to manage.
Wedding hair and makeup is a specialised field in the beauty industry. It takes years to perfect. A fee partly reflects the technical skill, professional training or experience of the artist, their location in the country and competitiveness. It may also include a premium for their reputation, as you would expect for a successful professional in any industry.
However, unlike the average salon, working at a wedding venue with a bride and her attendants can be very stressful. Emotions can run high; time is tight; there is little room for error. The hours before a ceremony are critical, and not everyone is capable of performing under that kind of pressure. The additional cost reflects the risks involved.
Of course! However, a trained and experienced makeup artist will know exactly how to apply makeup to last the day. They can advise you on your choice of colours and products, mask imperfections, and adapt your look if needs be. Because professional makeup artists will have learnt skills and techniques to perfect your look in front of the camera, you know you’ll look your best.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to ask more!