Gemma Waugh

hair & make-up design

Make-Up • Hair Extensions • Weddings • Private Tuition


20 years experience in the Film Industry, Weddings, Events, Red Carpet, Commercials and Photographic.





I really enjoy doing weddings. The excitement, the intimacy and being involved in such a special occasion is a real treat. I’ve been told I have a calming presence at what can be quite a nerve-racking time. People should see your beautiful face and not your beautiful make-up & I will transform you into the leading lady on you special day.



I have been a certified ‘Racoon International’ hair extension technician since 1996, and have been fortunate enough to have been head hunted internationally for this process. Some of the famous heads I’ve worked on include Clive Owen, Catherine Zeta Jones, Rik Mayall, Toby Stephens, Anna Friel, Thora Birch & Dani Bear.

The hair I use is ethically sourced, from long standing Hair Merchants in London, who have serviced the International Film Industry for decades. It is the finest quality European Remy hair on the global market & you will not find the same quality in a high street salon.


Private Tuition

Let me teach you the secrets of professional hair & make-up in the comfort your home.
I have been teaching at some of London’s leading Film Hair & Make Up Academies, including ‘Delemar Make Up Academy’ at Ealing Studios and BAFTA and OSCAR winning ‘Christine Blundell’s Make Up Academy’.
Whether you're a qualified artist, or simply a make-up & hair enthusiast, I can help you master a diverse array of professional techniques, with a range of lessons designed to suit all skill levels and interests. These short courses can be personalised to your needs and I welcome you to talk to me about what you want to gain from the lesson.



I spent my school holidays as a kid at my mums Wig Company in London, making tea for actors and actresses, and playing dress up with a vast array of stock wigs and hairpieces. My first working experience on a set was when I was 16 years, on a Harry Enfield sketch show. I had the very important job of painting the nails of the extras!



I also offer photographic hair and makeup, special occasion hair and makeup, engagement sessions, red carpet. Any event where you need to look and feel your best.
Please contact me for bespoke package requirements and quotes



I have worked as a professional freelance Make-Up Artist and Hairdresser for 20 years, predominantly in the Film Industry, but also covering Weddings, Events, Red Carpet, Commercials and Photographic.
In 1996 I gained a BA Honours Degree at London College of Fashion in ‘Hair & Make Up for the Performing Arts’.
I bring the skills developed from working within many varied fields and on a vast array of people from Actors & Actresses such as Elizebeth Olson, Demi Moore, Catherine Zeta Jones, Tom Hardy & Guy Pearce to Brides, Pop Stars & Stunt men - working under serious amounts of pressure on busy film sets, to more relaxed & intimate settings such as weddings.


get in touch

It is not a one size fits all sort of SERVICE, so the best way to find out if I’m the right HAIR & Make-up Artist for you, is to get in touch, have a chat and take it from there.