Gemma Snowball

Meraki Hair Lab

Barber, Extension Technician, Colour Technician, Session Stylist, Salon Based Stylist, All Aspects


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Hi everyone, my name is Gemma Snowball. I've been hairdressing since I can remember, and this is a bit about me, about why I love what I do, and about the experience I have within the industry.

I rent a chair in a friend's Salon called Meraki in Howden le wear.

After running my own salon for many years, I love that now I can just concentrate on just doing what I love, hair! without the mountains of paperwork and stress of running a business.

I recently attended some new hair extension training courses and I am now qualified in LA weave extensions. I carry out most hairdressing services, I love Cutting and colouring hair, I especially love talking with people about different options of styles they may suit and giving people something new, making people feel like a million dollars when they leave. I also love doing special occasions and Wedding hair.

I started my career from leaving school, I was always creative and always had I keen interest in hair and beauty.

I joined Saks in Northallerton as an apprentice and carried out my first year of training, then the opportunity arose to join a new salon opening up called Elite.

I continued my training at elite then a year later in 1999 I qualified as a stylist. I worked within the salon and continued training in all the newest trends and techniques. I entered numerous competitions and came 1st place in many over the years.
I love creative work and carrying out photoshoots, I have also been involved in creating styles and makeup for TV, Music video's and for some top magazine companies.

In 2001 I decided I would love to travel, not wanting to leave hairdressing I applied for a contract working in salons on cruises ships. I spent the next year travelling from Dover to Denmark, New york to Bermuda and everywhere inbetween, I loved the fact I could do the job I loved, see the world, and I got paid for it.

Once my contract ended I returned back home to Elite hair & Beauty, I worked as a Senior stylist then progressed to Manager, after many more years I decided I would love to venture out on my own so in 2009 I started up my own salon called The Gallery, I worked their as a stylist and built a great team, then in 2011 the opportunity came for me to expand my business and I joined into partnership with the directors of Elite, taking the team from The Gallery and making a supersized team of 28.
Elite won many awards and competitions and became one of the most prestigious salons around. I loved what I did, then years later I decided to start a family.
I now have a little girl who is the best thing that has ever happened to me, it became difficult for me trying to run a business and be a Mum so this year I stepped away from the salon and joined Meraki so I could concentrate on doing hairdressing and spend more quality time with family.

Anyway thanks for reading, sorry if it was a bit long winded.

Please check out my photos and if you would like to get in touch contact me on 07920772923, Gemma x

Opening Hours:

Monday: Closed -
Tuesday: 10am - 8pm
Wednesday: 10am - 3pm
Thursday: 10am - 3pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed -

Price List:

Ladies Cut and Blowdry £35
Wash and Blowdry £22
Mens Cut & finish £18

Children's Cut (0-3 years) £9
Girls (3-10 years) £15
Girls (11-15 years) £22
Boys (3-10 years) £9
Boys (11-15 years) £13

Colour (Full head permanent Majirel)
Short £34
Medium £40
Long £47
Root retouch £31


Top section £30
Top & sides £37
Full head £45

Top section £34
Top & sides £42
Full head £55

Colour correction- price on consultation

Hair Extensions- price on consultation

Bridal & special occasions
Bride £55
Bridesmaids £45
Mother of the bride/groom £35
Flower girls £25
Special occasion hair up £35

Experience & Qualifications:

City & guilds NVQ level 2 & 3 Hairdressing City & guilds NVQ level 3 A2 Assessor City & guilds NVQ level 2 Customer service LA weave Technician speacilaist in LA weave and LA invisible addition applications ABT accreditated Hair extension specialist in Nano ring, Microring, braidless weave and tape applications VTCT Makeup GSCE A Art & design photography



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