Bowral hair and makeup


Enhancing your beauty and your day

Think of us as your personal beauty squad, here to create your bespoke, dream hair and makeup. Our desire is to make you look the best you have ever looked and to ensure you have so much fun hanging out with us that you’ll forget all about nerves and simply have the best time getting pampered and spending time with friends. Nothing brings us more joy than seeing our brides shine from within with happiness and confidence.

We simply adore hair, makeup and weddings and we can’t wait to meet you and go on this journey with you to the big day.

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Your wedding fairy godmothers

We love the magic of weddings and all things beauty. We can’t wait to be a part of your day.

Our team are beauty experts with over a decade of experience in bridal, TV and film, meaning we know every trick in the book to bring out the best in you.

Our motto is "whatever it takes" to ensure you have a relaxing and fun experience. For us it's so much more than hair and makeup, we are here to support you anyway we can and have even been known to fix & sew brides dresses, steam veils and drive the bridal party to the wedding!

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Romantic and long lasting

Our elite, highly skilled team create flawless, romantic looks, which carry the bridal party from morning to night and stay in place through all the happy tears.

We are known for enhancing natural beauty, not masking it, so that your hair and makeup looks great in person and on camera.

We tailor your look to stay true to your style and enhance your beauty, so every member of the bridal party walks away feeling confident and beautiful.

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Thoughtfully us, flawlessly you

Leading up to the day we share with you our wealth of knowledge with personalised skincare tips and thoughtful recommendations. We cover everything you could possibly need so you will be the best version of you and be fully prepared approaching the wedding day.

We are committed to understanding your vision and bringing it to life to create your perfect and unique bridal look.

Be it bohemian beauty, natural romantic, Hollywood glamour or classic chic – our team will create your dream hair and makeup however natural or glamorous that may be.

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How much time should I allow for my makeup and hair on my wedding day?

What brands do you use?

Our team have fully equipped kits filled with luxurious products as only the best will do for our brides.

Gemma personally favour brands that do not test on animals such as Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Fenty, Huda Beauty, Stila, Urban Decay, Chantecaille, Tarte, Toofaced and Face Atelier.

Our team also use some products from brands such as Nars, Armani, Bobbi Brown, Tom ford, Mac, By Terry, Makeup Forever and Chanel however they are replacing those with cruelty free alternatives as they run out so that our whole team uses cruelty free products.

Our hairstylists use Cloudnine, Babybliss and GHD tools along with Bumble and Bumble, Label M and White Sands products.

For groups of four or more we send both a hair stylist and a makeup artist to ensure your day is smooth and stress-free. For groups of 8 or more on a time limit we can send additional artists if needed.

Our team is a well-oiled machine and works together seamlessly. For most of our team we allow 45 minutes per person and we calculate an extra 45 minutes as a buffer to be safe.


Will my hair and makeup last all day?


Makeup: Ensuring long-lasting makeup is a priority of our bridal makeup artists. By layering the best primers, products and setting sprays your makeup will last all day and night. We use waterproof mascara and eyeliner so your makeup is tear proof. A quick one minute touch up with your lipstick and pressed powder will be all you need to do to maintain your flawless look into the night.

Hair: If we are creating an updo for you then absolutely your hair will stay. If left out the tendrils around your face will soften naturally as the evening goes. Hair out can be weather dependant. We do everything we can such as prepping with memory sprays and pin setting but if you'd like your hair out and will be outside for part of the day then we recommend our reception call back service for a style refresh. Ask us for more information about our call back service when you enquire.

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Do you sell products for us to use later in the day?

For your convenience we stock Melli lipsticks, glosses and translucent pressed powder. Melli is a luxurious Australian owned and cruelty free brand. There is no obligation to buy any products at all, however, we offer them if you would like to purchase a present for your bridesmaids or keep your wedding lipstick shade to use again as a keep sake.

Hair accessories and hair extensions are also available for purchase but need to be pre-ordered so please chat to Gem, your booking coordinator about that when you enquire.



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Your loved ones included

Bride only

Everyone deserves to be pampered and feel a million dollars!

Hair and makeup packages are available for groups of 4 or more.

2022 & 2023 pricing:

$360 for the bride

$350 per person for bridesmaids and guests

$300 for mothers & grandmothers.

Complimentary lashes for everyone.

Travel fees start at $65 per artist.

Prices above do not include GST

From: $650

Book VIP treatment for your day and be our soul focus. Our service includes bespoke hair and makeup, travel within 1 hour of Sydney, a full sized luxurious lipstick, lashes and GST.

Available Mondays-Thursdays only

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Gemma Nichols Hair & Makeup were absolutely amazing. From the first Facetime meeting I had with Gem I knew that she was professional and really cared about the Bride and their nearest and dearest! Throughout the year of planning my wedding, Gemma's communications were second to none - with very detailed monthly updates with tips and tricks and important information to be thinking about in the lead up. All of my questions were answered (of which there were many!) and mind was put at ease with her regular updates, reminders and confirmation of the logistics.

My Make Up Artist was Gladis and Hair stylist Carlie and I absolutely loved the way they listened to me about the look I was after and offered lots of different suggestions to help achieve the look that I wanted. The same effort and care was extended to everyone in my bridal party and we were all really happy with the results on the day.

Gemma Nichols Hair & Makeup are the one-stop-glamour-shop that I would highly recommend!

Gemma and Carlie are the definition of magic and were quite literally my fairy godmothers on the day of my wedding!

They were UNBELIEVABLE in doing the most amazing hair and make up for myself, my bridesmaids and my mum. Not only are they incredible at their job but they were so much fun and I felt like we had been friends for years despite only just meeting at the makeup and hair trial.

I wish google would let me give a million stars because they deserve it and more!!!

I can't thank Gemma and her team enough! From the moment I enquired, the service was exceptional.

The day was amazing. Gemma and Susana were the sweetest people to have around, I felt like they were part of the bridal party helping out on the day. They even did my dad and grandpa's hair at the last minute.

It was the greatest day ever, which wouldn't have happened without the GN team. Thank you both so much for such a special day.