Gemma Snowball, Author at Stylebook

Gemma Snowball

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

Firtree, Crook, Co.durham, DL15 8DA

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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 recently rented a chair in a friend's Salon called Meraki in Howden le wear, then decided to branch out on my own again and I've opened a little salon at home in my garden, its beautiful, floral, relaxed and cosy.

After running my own salon for many years, I love that I can now just concentrate on what I! 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 last year I stepped away from the salon and now I have my own little Haven in the garden so I can 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: 9.30am - 3pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 7pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 7pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 3pm
Friday: 9.30am - 3pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 4pm
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


Art & design photography

Graduated bob

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Short Back and Sides

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