Gail Gardner Wedding Hair and Makeup

Gail Gardner is a Multi Award Winning Wedding Hair and Makeup artist based in Chelmsford. Gail trained at Wella Hair in London and has been vo wedding Hairstylist of the Year three times.
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Products and Services

Make-Up Artists
Pre-Wedding Trial
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Mobile Services
Hair Extensions
Hair Dressing
Tattoo Cover-Up Make-Up
On the Day Services
Stay Through Ceremony
Stay Through Dancing
Full Description
Hi! I’m Gail Gardner and I’m here to make you look absolutely breath taking on your wedding day and to help make your wedding morning run as smooth and stress free as possible. I have been working as a Professional Hair and Makeup Artist for 20 years. I trained at Wella Hair Studios in London, alongside the world acclaimed Patrick Cameron. He gave me the confidence to be adventurous with hair and that is exactly what I like to do ensuring you have the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day. I also trained as a Professional Makeup Artist in London alongside some of the most famous makeup artists focussing on Weddings and photoshoots. You will often find me at Masterclasses, keeping up to date with the latest trends. I am calm, work quietly, professionally and will help eliminate any stress from your morning by making sure you have ample time to get ready so you can enjoy a glass of champagne with your wedding party before you take your vows. I will only carry out one wedding per day so you won’t find me rushing off anywhere. Don’t be surprised to find me helping you into your wedding dress or snapping away with my camera to help capture memorable moments if your photographer isn’t around. I am also happy to carry out ‘Bride only’ weddings. Also, please enquire about discounts for bridal parties getting married between the months of January to March.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gail Gardner
Thank you for your enquiry and congratulations on your forthcoming wedding. I am professionally trained and absolutely love working with my beautiful brides and their family and friends. I will take complete care of you on your wedding day and will have you all ready in plenty of time, even enough time for a glass of champagne. You honestly are in very safe hands. Check out my google reviews, for honest, recent feedback. I will be in touch very soon! Kindest regards. Gail Gardner


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in December
March 2019
Amazing day & an amazing stylist
I hired Gail to do the hair and makeup for myself, 2 bridesmaids, flower girl & mother of the bride. I’m so glad I did, we looked fantastic and got so many comments. My style lasted well into the early hours even with all the dancing! You couldn’t go wrong booking Gail for your wedding.
Happy couple married in November
February 2019
Amazing wedding hair
Gail did an incredible job on my hair for my wedding - I had no idea my hair could ever look that good! I had quite a specific idea of what I wanted in mind, and Gail listened, offered suggestions and kept checking I was happy with what she was doing. Everything went perfect, the trial, the hair styling the morning of the wedding, and the hair lasted all night and looked just as good at 2 oclock as it did at 11am! All in all, very happy and very pleased I chose Gail to do my wedding hair!
Roxanne Garrod
Happy couple married in November
February 2019
Loved My wedding hair!
I booked Gail do to my wedding hair and also my bridal party (2 bridesmaids, mother of the bride and mother of the groom). I also had a wedding hair trial with Gail, she was fantastic from the start and always there to answer questions when needed, very friendly and polite. During the wedding day trial I was amazed how quickly Gail transformed my hair into a truly stunning look and although I decided to opt for something different on the day, both styles showed immense skill. On the day of the wedding I was actually running a little late but Gail was there, ready set up to go and got straight to work as soon as we arrived. Super friendly and made us feel at ease even after the panic of being late and it was the little extra touches that Gail did that made me highly recommend her like helping me getting into my wedding dress when everyone else was busy, thank you so much Gail for making me and my bridal party look simply amazing xx
Michelle Finbow
Happy couple married in October
February 2019
Amazing Wedding hair
Gail was absolutely amazing from start to finish. She made sure everyone got the hairstyle they wanted and made me feel extra special like any bride should. I loved my hair and it stayed all day and night. We were all so happy with Gail she is a truly talented lady. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Happy couple married in October
February 2019
5* Hair
Gail did my hair as well as my three bridesmaids for my wedding in October. Myself and one bridesmaid had a trial a month before the big day which I would recommend as this meant that we could be 100% sure how we wanted our hair. As soon as we met Gail she made us feel comfortable and at ease, she is such a lovely lady. On the wedding day she did an amazing job, I had a baby 9 months before and was worried about the hair that was growing back but she ensured this wasn’t an issue. Our hair looked perfect all day; it was a very windy day and we spent a lot of time outside for pictures. I highly recommend Gail.
Kim Campbell
Happy couple married in October
February 2019
One VERY ,VERY Happy bride
Being an older over 50's brude , i was worried I'd look like mutton dressed as lamb but I needn't have worried, Gail was amazing knew exactly what I wanted, What a talented lady she is, I was so so happy with my hair , everyone commented on how nice it looked x
Location & Contact Details


Cow Watering Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3SB, England

Travel Notes

If using Google Maps, you can type in Spinney House, Cow Watering Lane, Writtle and you will find me.

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Many wedding magazines

Accreditations / Associations (1)


Industry Awards (1)

Three times winner of Hairstylist of the Year at Wedding Awards for Essex

What is your most memorable wedding?

My most memorable wedding was when a bride, on the morning of her wedding, advised me she no longer wanted to marry her fiancé.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Romantic, Sophisticated, Elegant, Bohemian, feminine - any style you desire

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am most proud to have won the award for Wedding Hairstylist of the Year, three times competing against the finest in the industry. Hearing my name called out among the ten finalists, some of them established salons, was one of the proudest moments of my life.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book your suppliers very early to avoid disappointment.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

When the groom stood up before the meal, and told everyone, that whoever’s birthday was next on their table, got to take home the centrepiece. It immediately broke the ice and everyone got introduced to each other and some pretended it was their birthday that day. I was a plus one, so it put me at ease from the start.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

A bride secures my services with a booking form, arranges a trial. At the trial we ensure we find the perfect look for the bride. On the wedding day, I turn up and make everyone beautiful. All timed so the bride never feels flustered.

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What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?

Grow your hair, keep it in good condition and look after your skin from the moment you get engaged.

How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?

By showing the bride I have confidence in my work on the day and I have control of the timings so she won't be late. Her family and friends also will help to keep her calm, just by being around her.

What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?

Your hair and makeup should still be looking perfect, but do touch your lipstick up every now and then.