Gail Gardner Wedding Hair and Makeup

Gail Gardner is an Multi Award Winning Wedding Hair stylist and Makeup artist based in Essex. Wedding Hairstylist of the Year 2016/2017.
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Products and Services

Make-Up Artists
Pre-Wedding Trial
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Mobile Services
Hair Extensions
Hair Dressing
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 16 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. Whilst you are awaiting my response, check out my instagram to see my latest brides. 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
Wedding: December 2018
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.
Vicki & Scott
Wedding: June 2018
February 2019
Best day of my life
Gail from the start was amazing. I had one hair trail went home and wasn’t sure. Emailed Gail the next day to see if I coukd have another and it was no problem. On my wedding day Gail was there bright and early and got straight to doing mine and my three bridesmaids. She made us all feel so at ease during the morning and nothing was to much for her. I can’t recommend her enough !
Wedding: August 2018
February 2019
You won’t be disappointed!
Gail is just simply amazing! Not only is she a fabulous hairdresser, she’s passionate, kind and really thorough. I had my trial done with Gail a couple of months before my big day, I explained to her that I like a certain style. Even though she knew I didn’t want curls she still tried a few styles out ‘just in case.’ This to me showed me how thorough she was. In her professionalism she’s clearly had experience with brides who say they like something one way but in actual fact they’ve like the opposite once it’s been tried out. This clearly demonstrated that. After trying out curls I still wasn’t feeling it so she straightened all my hair to get the perfect look for me. Nothing was too much trouble and she certainly made a lot of time for me that evening. I ended up with something some may say is ‘boring’ for bridal hair, however it was me and I’ve always said less can be more. Gail’s attention to detail is equisite and I will always call on Gail for anymore up dos in the future. The wedding day itself Gail was a trooper. Gail had four bridesmaids, two flower girls and my hair to do. She truly is fantastic!
Michelle Finbow
Wedding: October 2018
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.
Wedding: October 2018
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.
Ann Sharma
Wedding: March 2018
February 2019
Amazing hair stylist
Gail did my hair and make up for my wedding on 24 March. I cannot recommend Gail enough. I had a hair and make up trial and Gail tried loads of different styles and did not let me leave until I was 100% happy with my hair and make up (I was there over 3 hours!). Throughout my wedding day I received so many compliments on my hair and make up. My sister was my bridesmaid and did not have a trial. But Gail was able to create an amazing hairstyle for her on the morning of my wedding as well as creating the make up look she wanted too. My sister has thick hair and previous hair stylists said they were not able to do anything other than straighten it. Gail stayed whilst I was getting ready and also took some amazing photos of my hair and make up too, as well as photos of me, my mum and my bridesmaid that our photographer failed to capture. My sister knocked her hair style out of place as she was getting changed - Gail calmly redid this at the last minute to make sure it was again perfect. Gail is a true professional and perfectionist. I cant thank her enough for all her help on my special day xxx
Location & Contact Details


Cow Watering Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3SB

Travel Notes

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

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

An Essex Wedding

Accreditations / Associations (1)


Industry Awards (1)

Hairstylist of the Year 2013-2014 and 2016-2017

What is your most memorable wedding?

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

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

When the groom stood up before the meal, and told everyone, that whoever birthday was next on their table, got to take home the centrepiece. Everyone immediately got introduced to each other and pretended it was their birthday that day. Great idea for an ice breaker.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Book your suppliers very early!

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

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

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

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.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Romantic, Sophisticated, Elegant, Bohemian, feminine

What do you love most about your job?

A bride secures my services with a booking form, arranges a trial. At the trial we ensure to find the perfect look for the bride. On the wedding day, I turn up and make everyone beautiful.

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

I am most proud to have won the award for Wedding Hairstylist of the Year, competing against the finest in the industry.

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


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

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