We all want to know how to look Red Carpet ready in minutes. This is a guide to looking polished for those who feel quite the opposite! You’ve left it too late for a fake tan, your regrowth is coming through and your complexion is ruddy – all you want to do is curl up on the sofa and never leave the house. But, unfortunately many times this is not an option. Fear not! The team at Gemma Nichols Hair … Read more

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bridal hair and makeup sydney

  We love weddings here at Gemma Nichols Hair and Makeup Artistry. Our passion for what we do make us the best choice for your wedding. Between us, the team has many, many years of experience in the wedding industry. This means that we have the experience needed to provide the best possible hair and makeup experience for our brides and their bridal parties. Because we are established in the industry, we know what makes a wedding run smoothly. Your … Read more

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with and without makeup

I know everyone loves to see before and after photos for makeup so here you are! Our clients tell us they want to look like themselves when we make them up, they don’t want a huge transformation where they don’t look like themselves. So our makeup applications are designed to enhance your beauty not change your features. We create a slightly more polished version of you, so you can present the best possible version of yourself to the world.  😘 We are … Read more

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The Return of Colour – Top Trends from New York and London Fashion Week 2018   The last few years in beauty we have seen clean, fresh and earthy trends with minimum colour and fuss so it was great see lots of colour and texture at the 2018 New York and London Fashion weeks! From deep jewel toned hair colouring to bright facial glitter, these new trends have my creative juices flowing and I can’t wait to discuss the new … Read more

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same sex brides

  The end of 2017 brought a monumental and long awaited step forward in Australia, the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Here at Gemma Nichols Hair & Makeup Artistry, we couldn’t be happier – we love love! Our team spends a lot of time at weddings and we know how important these joyous days are. Love doesn’t discriminate and neither do we.   Georgia and Kate pictured above with hair and makeup by our team. Photo by the talented Kelly Tunney http://www.kellytunney.com.au/ … Read more

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Clear, glowing skin

  I have written plenty of blogs about how to use makeup to create great looking skin but I think it’s really important for us to remember that great skin is the most important factor when wanting perfect makeup. Wouldn’t it be great to not have to wear makeup and still have great looking skin! That’s why I am sharing my tips to do a skin detox so you can improve your skin from the inside out because ultimately we are … Read more

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Due to popular request by time poor mums here is my simple and effective 5 minute makeup. It’s designed to be a quick and easy natural makeup for mums. You will be a yummy mummy in no time at all!     Don’t forget the skincare first, start the makeup after you have cleansed and moisturised. FOUNDATION – the base of every good makeup. Use your fingers to blend in a tinted moisturiser or BB cream. Choose a tone as … Read more

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Being a professional makeup artist in Sydney is one of the most varied, adventurous and crazy careers in the world. People are always asking me what my job is like. Is it glamorous? Do I meet amazing people? Or, is it hard? Is it stressful and draining? The answer … yes! Yes, to all of the above. Today, you get to enter the world of a makeup artist. Let me guide you through an average working week of mine. Monday … Read more

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bride with classic wedding makeup

Timeless Wedding Hair and Makeup    Our beautiful artist Kim got married on May 13th 2017 and we were blessed to do her hair and makeup. The look we created was such a beautiful and classic bridal hair and makeup look that I wanted to share it with you and give you a step by step guide so that you can recreate it.     Kim is wearing a custom made Steven Khalil Gown http://www.stevenkhalil.com/ Her wedding reception was at the … Read more

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Wedding Hair Trends for Spring 2017 – Summer 2018 Boho chic is the must have look for the next wedding season and you will be pleased to know it’s a style that we do well. Being specialists in Sydney wedding hair looks we understand that many of our clients have beach or garden weddings and want a relaxed yet beautiful and romantic hairstyle. Here are some of our favourite bohemian bridal hairstyles by Gemma Nichols Hair and Makeup Artistry to … Read more

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