Wedding hair and make up artist, Bridal hair and makeup, weddings in France, destination wedding, getting married in france

Beauty services for every occasion

Gemma Welch provides on site special event and wedding hair and make up services in and around the south west of France.

Having mastered her craft during her 15 years of experience, she has an expert knowledge of all areas of hair styling and make up artistry.  Her signature style is a look of natural elegance that remains timeless throughout the years.

She has a passion for her work, and thoroughly enjoys every second of her time spent with her clients.  She offers a relaxed and calming influence whilst full heartedly joining in the fun!


Welcome To Gemma Welch - Hair & Make Up Artistry

Whenever you wish to have help with Hair or Make Up, I can make myself available for any situation whether it be for weddings, prom nights, make up lessons, modelling portfolio shoots, photographic shoots... However, if you'd just like some advice, please don't hesitate to contact me free of charge via email - [email protected], or you can click here.

Why choose me?

I take pride in providing the best service possible for Brides looking to get married in the beautiful area that is the Poitou-Charente region of France and the surrounding areas. 

I have vast experience in hair and make up for Events and Photography, so you will look and feel amazing on not only your special day, but each time you reminisce with your photos in the future.

I love the work I do and I guarantee a professional and friendly service, catering myself to fit around your requirements.

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Our Services

Bridal Hair and Make Up

I understand that your Wedding Day should be everything you dream of, therefore I can be at your service as early as you need me, from the engagement party to the big day and every occasion in between.

Prior to your Big Day, I will be available to you whenever you need to talk via email, Skype or Face Time.  We will arrange a suitable time for a trial, where we can spend as long as we n​eed to get your dream look just how you like it,  For your wedding day, I will enjoy the day perhaps as much as you, whilst making yourself and your loved ones look and feel amazing.

Beauty and Spa Treatments

I feel the little things are just as important as the most noticeable things.

You want to look and feel beautiful from head to toe.

I therefore offer a few treats that will help you feel your best.

  • Application of Individual/Strip Lashes
  • Brow Shape
  • Manicures and Pedicures
  • Massage - Full Body or Back, Neck and Shoulders.
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Facials

Photographic Shoots

Having acquired a superb knowledge of photography make up, I thoroughly enjoy working alongside professional photographers in order to achieve fabulous portfolio standard photos.

Whether you are a photographer in need of assistance, or an individual wishing for some gorgeous photos of yourself and your family, I'd be delighted to help.  

The service on our wedding day was superb and exceeded my expectations.

The make-up for both myself and 5 bridesmaids was flawless and looked terrific in all the photos. Not only did Gemma stay until I was walking down the aisle to ensure everyone's make-up was perfect, but she also helped all of us get ready. If Gemma wasn't there I don't think we would have been ready in time.

I would highly recommend Gemma to anyone requiring make-up for any occasion.


Gemma is not only a great make-up artist who makes you feel special when you're getting your make-up done but also a great stylist! I was chuffed with the outcome of my look when she was done with me! She also had a great way of making me feel special and at ease, it was wonderful to meet the girl too as she couldn't stop making me laugh! Lovely girl and lovely style's created by her! Thank you!!!


We just wanted to say a very big thank you for being part of our wedding preparations. Right from the first trial you were great and added to the fun & special occasions (Hen Do's and wedding day).

The photo's are amazing of our hair & make up - we all look like models!!

Thank you for being 'one of the girls'

Amanda, Sarah (bridesmaid) & Tina (mother of the bride)

We just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts and help in making our day absolutely fantastic. Everyone had a great time and have been complementing a brillant wedding - we were really pleased with everything you did.

Rebecca and Chris

Thank you for your efforts with me and all my guests/bridesmaids for doing their hair. I absolutely loved it and they looked stunning, i am so glad you were my hairdresser! We had the most amazing time and everyone commented on how lovely my hair looked.

Thank you so much again 

Charlotte and Anura

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Wedding hair and make up artist, France, destination wedding, getting married in france

Gemma Welch

I have been working as a Hairdresser, Make Up Artist and Beautician for the last 15 years, and still to this day I love it now as much as I did when I first started!

I gained much of my experience providing hair and make up in the photography industry  as well as magazine publications and theatre productions in the UK.  Since relocating to France 10 years ago, I specialise in providing the best service for bridal parties looking to get married in the south west of France.   

I adore my job - everyday brings something different, and I can't imagine myself doing anything else!!

(0033) 6 72 50 75 85

Néré 17510


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