Gemma Holiday Hair Artistry
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This amazing hair stylist has won a Wedding Industry award in consecutive years and her 18 years of experience gives her the ability to create the perfect wedding look for you!
Products and Services
On the Day Services
Physical Shop / Studio
Stay Through Ceremony
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Reception
Gemma is an award winning hairstylist; her and her team recently won the 2018 Reginal Winner for the Best Bridal Hairstylist in the Wedding Industry awards. This is the 4th year running that Gemma Holiday Hair Artistry has won an award at the wedding industry awards. Praised by popular magazines she has become one of the leading bridal and event hairstylists in the UK. Whilst regularly taking hair styling commissions for special events such as awards ceremonies. Being sought after for her creativity, originality and with Gemma's leading edge innovative ideas, she is a regular on the set of fashion shoots, working with designer brands such as Hermes. With over 18 years experience Gemma's career has covered all kinds of events from fashion, editorial to media and all personal hairstyling services, but her real passion is weddings, which has taken her all over the UK, Europe and America. So when your special day meets her luxury service, incredible hair will happen. Gemma's wealth of knowledge and her extensive experience is demonstrated through her high level of expertise as a qualified hairdressing lecturer, trainer and assessor where her professional excellence is motivational to others. Gemma's aspiration is quite simple "follow your dreams and support others to do the same" She is extremely passionate and takes pride in designing the right look for all of her individual clients. Gemma has made lots of close friends in the wedding and fashion industry over the years, and is dedicated to recommending only the best suppliers to you to make your wedding journey as easy as possible, she would be delighted to help so please ask. "I genuinely care about every bride, every wedding. It's not just being the hairstylist it's being part of the story of two people in love. The magic that surrounds a wedding just empowers you to give it your all from the first phone call to the big day.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Gemma Holiday
"I genuinely care about every bride, every wedding. It's not just being the hairstylist it's being part of the story of two people in love. The magic that surrounds a wedding just empowers you to give it your all from the first phone call to the big day. The energy that surrounds you fills you with excitement, passion and creativity to design an individual style to perfection, thats special and unique for that bride, not a repetition of someone's else's hair"
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Amber & James
Married in August 2017
U can see how Gemma is award winning from just her pictures and then you meet her and her kindness blows u away, she is the nicest person you could meet!!!! Her hairstyle...
Married in May 2017
Booking Gemma was the BEST decision I made
I can’t say enough nice things about Gemma, nothing was too much for her, she listened and understood what I wanted, she cares, she is warm, kind, funny She made my day m...
Married in July 2017
Never felt so beautiful
Gemma exceeded all my expectations, making me feel confident & beautiful Her eye for style is phenomenal, she had so many great ideas which I would have never thought ...
Wedding: August 2017
I was a bridesmaid and Gemma made me look and feel just as great, to help make my best friend’s day go off perfectly! Gem is incredibly creative and helped me find the be...
Wedding: October 2017
I’m a wedding photographer .... x hairdresser!
Gemma is an amazing hair artist ..... one of the best I’ve worked with 😀
Wedding: September 2017
Beautiful hair, beautiful lady
Had my hair done by Gem for one of my dearest friends weddings in September. I totally trusted Gem to style my hair how she thought after having some hair loss after havi...
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (15)
Rock my wedding
You & your wedding maga
Wedding venues & services
Rock & Roll Bride
Rock my wedding
Whimsical wonderland weddings
Love my dress
Style me pretty
Your East Anglian Wedding
Eastern Daily Press
Accreditations / Associations (1)
2016, 2017 top wedding hairstylist at GoHen
Industry Awards (1)
Wedding Industry Awards Winner 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding is so unique and individual that I can’t pick just one. I have to pinch myself that I get to be apart of someone’s special moment; to wake up and do this; do what I love I feel very privileged
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
We feel romance lies where glamour and simplicity meet; Hemma and her team will create a style where fashion meets bridal, bridal hair but cooler really; what we call modern bridal hair, no dreaded crispy ringlets in sight only dreamy romantic hairstyling. So whether your wedding style is boho chic, whimsical, modern elegance, redcarpet glamour, contemporary or classic Gemma and her team will take time to listen, create and design a bespoke style which will be a flawless version of yourself.
What about your business are you most proud of?
My Pro Team, otherwise known to me as my “fairy mega squad” Everything they do is filled with so much love & passion. They give our brides and their bridal journey complete dedication; Whilst creating magic and putting their love into every single style they do I love my team; always grateful and appreciate them, us, our passion for hair artistry
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Book your favorite suppliers early. Some of the best suppliers can get booked up a year or two in advance so don’t hesitate and be disappointed. It’s so disheartening when a bride messages and sounds soooo lovely and we can’t do her wedding because we already have bookings
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Photos of loved ones that can’t be there, personal items added in the bouquet is always very special
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Consultation This bespoke service begins with an in-depth consultation, where i like to see a picture of your dress/ hair and any theme you may have. From here I can give you advice on what you may need to do with your hair before your wedding day. I will also give you a list of recommended sites for inspiration on styles. Once i have seen the type of hair styles that you like i will gather some images that i would recommend for you to look at. Trial From the consultation we will have liaised closely together and have pictures of the styles that you like. In this relaxed trial I allow up to three hours as I like you to have the option to try what you want and for you not to feel under pressure. From here we will design your style. We will then sit together and discuss the best hair accessory to complete the style to 100% perfection. We take lots of photos for you to refer to. Bridesmaids and guests I will liaise with you to give you advice and ideas regarding hair style designs for any bridesmaids and guests that will require styling. Time schedule A personal time schedule will then be made for the wedding day. It will suit your requirements and ensure a relaxed and magical morning of preparations for the big moment. Wedding day This is where it all comes together, after months of planning and preparation, It’s finally your time to sit back and relax and enjoy every moment, safe in the knowledge that you’re in more than capable hands. Yours and your bridal parties hair will be styled in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, leaving you feeling confident and looking absolutely picture perfect. Within this bespoke service i will be on hand to help in other ways, such as arranging your veil and assisting your bridal party with any hats or hair accessories. Some brides require to be accompanied at the photographic part of their day, for rearranging their hair and veil and many brides require a different look for the evening. Whatever your requirements bespoke schedules are made to suit your needs Destination weddings: If you are getting married abroad Gemma Holiday Hair Artistry offers tailor made schedules and packages to suit your individual requirements. Whether you require styling leading up to the wedding for shoots, styling for the wedding party and guests or pre-wedding dinner styling we can create a bespoke service to make your experience truly magical.
What do you love most about your job?
Getting to do what I love styling hair and being part of someone’s special and precious day. I am so privileged
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
Look after your hair leading up to the wedding with good treatments and products. For you last minute brides there are always tricks of the trade if your hair isn’t in the condition, length or you don’t have as much fullness to your hair as you would like so don’t panic
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
We allow more than enough time on the wedding morning, so it is a fun and relaxed morning of preparation, no rushing. We stay until the end to help with anything the bride or bridal party needs, getting into the dress, button holes etc
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
Keep a bag with you with any makeup you may need