Gemma Nelson

Barbering & Historical Hair Cutting for Men

Gemma Nelson BAMM Tutor


emma started taking a keen interested in men’s hair design at the age of fifteen, working in a barbershop every Saturday as a junior, watching haircuts and asking lots of questions.

Gemma trained at Kingston College as well as in the salon she worked in and was a fully qualified barber by the age of seventeen. After working in a barbershop environment for a total of sixteen years, Gemma found that she wanted to experience a different side of men’s hair as she has always been fascinated by hairstyles for TV and Film, especially period hairstyles.

Her first job was working on the TV production Call the Midwife, which she is still part of the hair and make-up team for now. Gemma has also provided her barbering skills for the production Lord Lucan and Silk.

Gemma uses all of her skills and experience to teach the new generation of students ready for their journey as hair and makeup artists.

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Specialist Areas

  • Barbering for TV & Film