My Story

artistMy name is Gemma Loggie from Stoneywood, Aberdeen, Scotland. Welcome to my hair and facial make up website, www.ByGemmaL.co.uk.

I am in my early thirties, married to Mathew. We have one beautiful daughter, Lillie (5), and two lovely stepsons, Forbes (10) and Findlay (9). We also have an adorable 3-year-old white german shepherd named “G”.

My background is that upon leaving Hazlehead Academy, Aberdeen, I went to work in a hairdressing salon in the west end of Aberdeen and then attended Aberdeen Commercial College. After a change in career and after several years of soul searching for a job that would give me the utmost satisfaction, pardon the pun, I have returned to my ‘roots’ of what I always set out initially to do at a much younger age.

On my wedding day I felt fabulous and it dawned upon me what an extremely fulfilling job it would be to make ladies look and feel glamorous on their wedding days, because that’s exactly how I felt. This is perhaps an unrivalled feeling for any bride.

That is how the journey has began to the point of launching my own website, www.ByGemmal.co.uk, after receiving very positive feedback from my beautiful friends and clients over many years. Years of hair up and facial make up services that have hopefully exceeded expectations and contributed to a memorable day to remember for the bride, groom, family and friends, on this special occasion.

I’ve never felt more inspired and fulfilled in my hair up and facial make up career.I love making a difference in women’s lives by enhancing their natural beauty, which affects their confidence and female self-appreciation in positive ways.  Such joy and happiness is so positive and addictive.

I just also wish to highlight that the services I offer extend to much wider than bridal parties, to include the following special occasions, for example:

  • School Proms
  • Theatre and Ballet Events
  • Engagements
  • Special Birthdays (18th, 21st, 40th, 40thetc.)
  • Retirement and Festive Season Parties
  • Wedding Anniversaries
  • Works Night Outs
  • Hen Shines

My Hair and Facial Make Up Philosophy

hairAfter making my clients completely at ease, the first thing I do is listen to what style of hair and make up my clients are looking for – clients are often looking for something that little bit different for a special occasion. As part of my approachable and personal touch, I then provide customers with honest feedback plus the opportunity to consider a portfolio of styles and colours, where applicable.

I firmly believe that facial make-up should not be a disguise but an inspired way of enhancing your inner beauty, and making a woman look and feel beautiful on their special occasion. In terms of getting the most out of flattering individual features, a harmony of professionally applied make-up, perfectly styled and matched hair is bespoken designed and delivered to meet our client’s personal style and expectations.

I have vast experience in a wide range of age groups, ranging from young ladies attending ballet, teenagers going to school proms, engagements, weddings, etc., right through to the bride’s mother and grand-mother looking glamorous on the special day, for example. Some customers may wish to go for a more classic look, whereas others might select something trendy adorned by A-celebrities, for example.  I am flexible and focussed on each client’s facial make-up being subtle, striking, elegant and sophisticated, where need be; and my flattering hairstyles ensure what a transformation skilful makeup and hairstyling can make for special occasions.

Customer service is as important to me as the practical skills of plying my hair and facial make-up trade and an essential part of the “whole” experience – I promise you will receive a relaxing, friendly and helpful service from me. I pledge to go the extra mile to not only meet but also exceed your expectations for your special occasion, with my eye for attention to detail.

Hopefully you’ve got to know me, Gemma Loggie, a little bit better and I hope to get to know you and make you look the best you’ve ever been. I hope you enjoy the online experience and look forward to the receipt of any enquiries for my professional beauty services, which covers hair-up design and facial make-up in the North and North-East of Scotland.

“More than just a pretty face service – a hair raising experience inspired ByGemmaL.co.uk”

 – Gemma Loggie, Owner, ByGemmaL.co.uk