Sep 14th, 2012 @ 08:32 PM
Friendly and welcoming, Gill is a master at what she does. I went to her an ugly duckling and came away a swan lol. I learnt alot and Gill certainly knows what she is talking about. I'm now struggling to use what I learned and recreate the look she gave me.
Thanks so much Gill.
Sep 18th, 2013 @ 01:05 AM
Yes Gill's great. She made it possible for me to properly be myself for the first time (and even persuaded me to walk outside with her, which I would not have thought of doing). This made me very happy and gave me great confidence. And now I get a lot of interested attention from men ! And I go out regularly. Gill's makeover was certainly a pivotal experience for me.
Jan 7th, 2014 @ 07:21 PM
I would love to have a consultation with you. I am just starting on my journey to become a trans women and makeup especially is an unknown territory. Glad to know there is someone who can help. Katrina
May 23rd, 2014 @ 02:31 AM
What a wonderful experience. It was my first time venturing out of the closet, but Gill made me feel so relaxed and comfortable.
And the results were well worth the 5 hour round trip and will be again in the future.
I can't thank you enough Gill,
Aug 17th, 2014 @ 03:32 PM
Just wanted to say thank you so much for a great day Gill your brilliant and i will certainly be seeing you again
Oct 26th, 2015 @ 03:53 PM
I was recently fortunate enough to experience being in the very skilled hands, and under the expert guidance, of the wonderful Gill Springgay, from Makeover Girl. This was one of the most memorable experiences of my life! Firstly I have to say what an incredibly warm person Gill is, and within minutes of arriving at my home, she soon had me feeling totally at ease, despite my initial nerves. Just being able to talk to someone face to face about being Bethany, was a wonderful experience in itself. I found her knowledge and involvement in the scene so interesting, and really felt encouraged by her enthusiasm. The best way I can express this is to say that during the entire build-up phase to Gill’s arrival, all I had really thought about was how much I was going to enjoy seeing the final transformation afterwards, little did I know that just being in her company and having perfect make-up applied, would be every bit as pleasurable. The Transgender world is a very fortunate one to have Gill in it! The make-up application itself, was possibly one of the most pleasant and enjoyable experiences I have ever encountered. Give me a make-up session with Gill Springggay over a Thai massage any day! Although I chose not to have a mirror present until afterwards, her educational words and the mere strokes of her brushes already told me exactly what she was creating. Now that takes talent! So that leads me nicely onto seeing Bethany for the first time in the mirror. Putting it simply, I was beyond happy! The two “surprise” outfits Gill had chosen were just perfect for the 50s Pin-up Girl image I had asked for. She is quite clearly an excellent stylist as well as make-up artist! However, the one thing above everything else that thrilled me the most - that hair! Oh wow! Her colour choice was unexpected, but beyond gorgeous. How much of a fan of 'Creamy Blonde' am I now?! As for the styling, that was the part that actually physically took my breath away. Is there no end to Gill’s talents?! I couldn’t have described or even shown her a more perfect picture of my ideal pin-up style, than the one she created. The flower accessory was just the perfect icing on the cake!After listening to Gill’s encouraging words and becoming wrapped up in her enthusiasm, I am also going to consider attending one of the events or weekends she talked about. Maybe it's time Bethany stopped hiding indoors, and ventured out a little! Thank you so much Gill, from the bottom of my heart.
Feb 2nd, 2016 @ 05:05 PM
thank you gill,after my recent visit for a makeover I drove home as my female self that evening and upon arriving home went out for a walk something i have never done before because i felt so confident after your makeover I encountered some dog walkers who never gave me a second glance and now cannot wait for the summer when I plan to leave dressed as my female self in the daytime.thanks again gill xxx heather
Mar 4th, 2016 @ 07:25 PM
I should just like to leave a few lines to say what a wonderful service gill provides,I live a considerable distance from chorley but had decided to have my makeover one evening and to drive home as my female persona a huge step for me as I have only ever dressed in house! the results were astonishing,so much so that I did not consider myself as a male that evening and in actual fact after the thrill of driving home I went for a walk encountering dog walkers who never gave me a second glance. I have now booked a daytime appointment with gill and fully intend to repeat my journey and leave for home dressed as heather! thank you gill for giving me such confidence xxx heather
Jul 15th, 2016 @ 06:25 PM
What a morning! I am 72 years old - despite University education etc. finally realising that there is a woman in me desperately trying to get out. Have dressed for over a decade but never conquered make up. Doubt I have now but got a new incentive!! Left Gill with the make up intact (No way was I going to scrub off the look) and called in Morrisons on the way home. No one batted an eyelid - so pleased all assumed I was a lady though perhaps would have appreciated an admiring glance from a mature guy. Probably did not help that due to the rain I had to partially cover with an androgynous black jacket.
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Oct 19th, 2016 @ 10:37 PM
I phoned Gill to give me some much needed help with my image. Making the appointment could not have been easier. I described what I needed and Gill did a fantastic job. Brilliant advice corrected all my errors.
I would recommend this service to anyone. I was extremely pleased with the new look that Gill created and I was totally at ease and made very welcome.
I will be going back for more advice and treatments . Fantastic service for us girls . Many thanks Marie xx
Nov 6th, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
Well what can i say in meeting Gill the kindest and most caring soul i havecever met wish i found you earlier
I lacked confidence before meeting Gill fighting my inner demons but with Gills advice on makeup and styling professional and not rushed giving you the time you need as well developed my look further Followed by shopping trip fantastic booking again one very on cloud nine woman
Love ya to bits Gill see
Nov 25th, 2016 @ 09:35 PM
Such a fabulous, caring and very knowledgeable lady, Gill really makes you feel at ease as if you're in your own home. There is an instant feeling of support the moment you arrive. I have visited Gill twice now onece for a makeover and go and the second time for a full make up lesson and styling advice. The tips I learnt are so invalable you will not find this on any U-tube or fancy book. Gill is a treasure and I'll be back to see her and pick upi more and more tips and hopefully have a shopping or coffee outing. Elina
Dec 6th, 2016 @ 10:22 PM
Well my second appointment with Gill on sat 3rd Dec was another fantastic experience in trying new hairstyles and spending day out with Gill shopping looking at clothes styles and lunch in between experiencing the day in public as female Gill was on hand ensuring I was at ease and building my confidence again Gill you are such a kind and lovely person your a friend for life see you soon x
Jan 24th, 2017 @ 08:37 PM
Gill is fantastic. I was with her for almost 3 hours during which she gave me a wonderful makeover, explaining everything as she applied my make up. She also gave me a wonderful manicure. I left feeling a million dollars. I will certainly will be back and I would recommend her to anybody. Thanks aga
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Feb 16th, 2017 @ 10:55 AM
I am a very mature person, so meeting Gill, i was a bit nervous, but I was made to feel at ease, Gill is an expert at what she does and my Transformation was amazing, I hope to visit Gill very soon and ask her to take me out
Feb 25th, 2017 @ 07:12 PM
Had my first makeover last week before my visit to Scarlets in Blackpool. When I knocked on the front door I was a very nervous man, however I left a confident woman! Thanks to Gill I found myself again after long spell away from dressing. I would recommend this lady to anyone who wants a makeover, absolutely brilliant. Thanks Gill, Shirley xx
Feb 28th, 2017 @ 02:33 AM
I was amazed at Gills expertise in styling and cutting a wig to stlyle To a pic I saw I was extremely pleased with the result and now have a style for evenings and nights out
May 2nd, 2017 @ 06:17 PM
Just Visited Gill again, it was my 4th visit
she never fails to amaze me with her makeover and hairdressing skills
she is the very best makeover artist I have ever been to.
she is a very friendly person and make you very welcome
well worth a visit xxxx Gloria
May 20th, 2017 @ 12:40 PM
I have visited many dressing services in my life and Gill is by far the best. Attention to detail is what Gill thrives at. I have always thought to myself could I pass as a female and Gill certainly made my dreams come true. Thanks so very much Gill. Gina x.
Dear Gill, Your make-over was the most wonderful of experiences, on the occasion of 'Kay's Harrogate Event" of the Beaumont Society. It turned out to be on the occasion of my 'coming-out', after an over-long 60 years. On arrival i stayed In the car-park, debating if I should simply start the engine and return home, once again ).However, your makeover gave me the confidence to return several times to shop in Harrogate centre! I am eternally grateful for your exceptional advice and your infectious personal charm. Hannah xx
Gill,Just a quick email to say a Big Thank You for today! You are very talented (a genius) and made me feel very comfortable, really glamorous and above all a beautiful woman.
The process of dressing then having my make up applied by an expert is just brilliant - you were very gentle and your advice on clothes, hair, colour and makeup style was inspired.
Just great that I have found you - I'm still buzzing with excitement and can't wait to see my pictures.
The most amazing makeover I have ever had. All night I was complimented how stunning I looked and felt an absolute million dollars. The next day Gill carefully showed me how she’d achieved my look sharing all her secrets. Its now going to take me lots of practice but she’s even sent me further tutorial notes by e-mail too. So highly recommended and thank you again so much.
I very much enjoyed Gill's Makeover tutorial. I had been using my previous routine, with a few variations, for over 10 years, and wanted to see whether I could achieve a different and better result. In a lesson lasting about an hour and a half, Gill showed me how to do this. The result was very impressive and I felt very comfortable in public with this new look for the rest of the day. Of course, doing it yourself is quite different and much practice is necessary to get perfection - I am still working on my eyes ! Gill follows the lesson up with a printed folder with basic steps and product suggestions, and of course she takes lots of photos. Highly recommended.Frances
Gill is a very nice warm hearted women, friendly ,bubbly and a very good makeover girl who helps tv s to look ther best and is very trustworthy. Tina Manchester.
Gill is so friendly and supportive and really undertands the needs of TGirls to look their very best. Kind, courteous, professional and discreet, The Makeover Girl is definitely someone I would recommend to girls of all kinds. Kate Sanders.
Gill is amazing. Makes you feel so at home and is so friendly. When she was finished with me I looked like i had always wanted to look but never quite got. excellent service." Isabelle xx
Wanted to say thank you so much for a wonderful day spent with you Gill. The advice was invaluable especially as I've come out at work. I couldn't do my makeup in the mornings without it. Apart from her expertise, Gill is a wonderful person and is able to help us improve our general confidence. Thanks again for one of the best days of my life. Andrea x
Dear Gill, Despite being in my 50s and dressing intermittently for many years I have never had the confidence to go out in public in daylight. Well that situation was certainly rectified during my visit to you on 23.1.14 ! My first impression on meeting you was that you were a lovely, caring, trustworthy, and understanding person and this was reinforced as the day progressed. You gave me a fantastic makeover ( I can't believe the photos you sent are really of me ) and the fact that you were confident that I could "pass" rubbed off on me so I was happy to head off to Southport with you. I really enjoyed our lunch in the busy cafe and the wandering around the shops with you pointing out what clothes and styles would suit me. Your presence gave me great confidence and I can honestly say that I didn't feel the slightest bit of anxiety during the entire afternoon. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I think the highlights were the man saying "thanks love" when I held the shop door for him and the lady on the Chanel counter in Debenhams giving us BOTH a spray of the new fragrance ! I will try to replicate the makeover you gave me with the help of the comprehensive instructions you emailed (along with all the other information and advice). You offer a unique (and very affordable) service to the TG community and we are very fortunate to have your help and support. Lucy xx
"There is a saying "you never get more than you pay for". Makeover Girl is the only exception I have found that proves this rule! To be able to have exclusive access to the charms and talents of Ms Gill Springgay is indeed a most uplifting, reassuring and confidence building experience.
I went to update my hair style and colour. Instead of the usual "we have got these, try them on and pick what you like" approach taken by many, an analytical chat followed about just what would be best for me before any hair appeared. The ability to critically assess your colouring characteristics in just a few seconds is a talent given to only a few, and for sure Gill is one of those. I am sure that within a few seconds of us meeting she had my perfect styles and colours decided. I was asked to bring a selection of clothes with me, I thought so they could be assessed for the effect that a new hair colour would have, but no! I was asked to change into them and then Gill gave me what she called a "basic" makeup so I could really see the effect of the hair style choices. Some basic make-up - it was awesome and I cannot imagine how good she could make me look if given the time. I tried a small selection of new styles, but, although she tried to hide it so as not to influence my decision too much, it was obvious that she had already decided what would suit me best and, of course, she was 100% right!
The style she pointed me to not only fulfilled exactly what I had said I wanted, but was a style that I would never have considered unprompted, but yet which suited my features and complexion perfectly. I truly did not recognise the mirror image as one I was familiar with, and this due entirely to the "basic" new makeup and change of hairstyle, I picked up so many other pointers in my 2 hours with Gill about makeup and "looks" and I will return as soon as I can find the time, for a colour / style analysis. Making the best of yourself is sometimes never easy and we need all the help we can get. Makeover Girl provides it by the bucket-full in a relaxed and easy atmosphere. So, this my personal and heart-felt thank you to Ms Gill Springgay for making a rather elderly person into both a much younger looking and very happy TG. You just have to go and experience the expertise of a true professional who makes what must be a very difficult task, impossible for most of us, look so easy.
The words "Thanks Gill" are not enough, but they are the only words I have! " Victoria xx