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On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

Last update: May 2024

A Finishing Touch is a team of artists offering a bespoke, luxury service of hair and makeup design for weddings in Reading, Berkshire, in the southeast of England. Owner Catherine, is a dedicated artist who spends time getting to know her clientele and understanding their wedding vision. With over 12 years of experience as a wedding hair and makeup artist, Catherine founded A Finishing Touch to create naturally beautiful looks that instil confidence within her clients.

Services Offered

The team at A Finishing Touch consists of professional makeup artists and hairstylists who use their strong artistic ability to bring wedding day looks to life. An initial consultation with the crew will allow you to discuss your visions and ideas for the event and can be followed up by a makeup and hair trial. The team uses the most exclusive products available and will work to source products for any specific needs or allergies. The philosophy at this company involves adding a calming touch combined with high-end products for an experience that will leave you looking and feeling your very best.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Hairdressing
Makeup

What is included in the wedding package?

Bridal hair and makeup for a design appointment before your wedding day and on the big day. Bridesmaids, mothers, guests etc cna also be accomodated for upon request

How far in advance should I contact you?

I highly suggest enquiries are made a minimum of one year-18 months before your date

Do you work at homes?

Yes

What is the charge for travelling?

the first 20 miles are inclusive, travel is charged at 45p per mile there after

What is your main business area?

Make up

Could you stay with the bride until the photo shoot?

Yes

How many people can you beautify for one wedding?

We can provide multiple artists where needed therefore we have no maximum numbers on any bookings

Can you provide your beauty services for pre-wedding and post-wedding photography?

Yes

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer or cash

Served in

Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire

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Reviews for A Finishing Touch

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Olivia
Olivia B. Sent on 09/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Friendly, supporting, and incredible at what they do

Catherine was so incredible to work with leading up to the day and especially on the day. Thank you for being so brilliant and making everything so easy.

From the initial conversations, to the design appointment, to the morning of, you were just so reassuring, so calm and so amazing. Me and my mum were a bit nervous as we had never done anything like this, but Catherine was very reassuring and responsive along the way.

Thanks to you, Brooke, Georgina and Francesca for making me, my mum and my seven bridesmaids look and feel so special. You made us look so natural, which was so important to me, but also making us feel so good.

I recommend Catherine and the team to anyone getting married.
Sarah
Sarah M. Sent on 07/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing - I would highly recommend!

I hired Davinder from A finishing Touch to do my wedding hair and make-up, alongside my two bridesmaids and mum’s hair and make-up.

I was so pleased with my wedding hair! I felt so confident before walking down the aisle and I really appreciated all the advice and tips before hand (I bought some hair extensions as per Catherine’s/Davinder’s recommendations and they were so effective and looked so natural!)
Both hair and make-up lasted all day without the need for touch ups, I’m so happy with the service I received - everyone was so friendly and personable!
Tiffany
Tiffany W. Sent on 07/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Catherine was wonderful!

Catherine was absolutely amazing as both my MAU and hair stylist for our wedding. The trial was great and Catherine made sure to talk me through everything ensuring i was happy with the final look, and noting all tweaks for the real thing! The finished look was everything i had dreamt of and more, I could not recommend Catherine and her team more highly. Nothing was too big of an ask, she was a joy to have around in the morning too, doubling up as not only doing my makeup/hair, but also reassuring me when I was clearly nervous!! Thank you so much!!!
Buffy
Buffy G. Sent on 12/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Catherine and team are fantastic!

Thank you so much to Catherine and Yasmine for making my special day so effortless and made myself, bridesmaids, mum and MIL feel so beautiful. The hair and makeup they provided was amazing as well as being just generally lovely people to have around the morning of the wedding, making us really relaxed and comfortable.
Thank you both so much again
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Megan Y. Sent on 18/09/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

August 2022

Nisha did the hair and make up for myself & all the bridesmaids!
Needless to say it was a hectic morning!
Everybody looked absolutely stunning. I felt so good - the pictures speak for themselves :)
Caitlin
Caitlin K. Sent on 02/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, professional, supportive

Where to start? Catherine has been absolutely amazing. From making my none make up wearing mum feel totally comfortable and at ease, to being super calm and supportive on our big day, I cannot recommend of thank Catherine highly enough.

If you're considering AFT for your wedding, stop considering and just book her 👌🏻 you will be relieved you did
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Christine O. Sent on 23/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional service

I booked Catherine for Bridal hair and make-up & make up for 2 Bridesmaids and my mum. I had the best experience from start to finish.

Catherine was recommended to me and she did not disappoint. She’s just amazing. She made sure that we looked amazing on the day and even helped me with my dress. Plus, I don’t even remember touching up my make up.

Thank you so much! I would 100% recommend Catherine.
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Fern Sent on 23/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing!

Catherine was amazing- nothing was too much trouble and she was so friendly and helpful- even doing up my bridesmaid shoes and dresses when needed! Our hair looked amazing and held all day. Thank you so much!
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Zoe Sent on 08/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing!

Thank you for everything you did for me on our day. I felt beautiful and my hair and make stayed put all day.

You were simply amazing and went above and beyond, drying off bouquets and just keep me relaxed and calm after a crazy set up morning!!

Thank you again and I will be recommending you to everyone for their special day!
Pullen
Pullen Sent on 06/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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Catherine was just perfect on our special day.
Catherine had to rearrange our date because of Covid and did so without any trouble at all, and arranged a trial run before the date. She arrived on time on the day and followed Covid precautions to the letter. Catherine is a friendly professional makeup artist who helped to make my day go perfectly. Not only did she do my makeup along with my daughters. She helped with the flowers and my tiara and veil and the fifty buttons on the back of wedding dress. When the car came she locked the front door of the house for us and waved us off. Catherine went above and beyond her duties as our make up artist and we thank her for all her help in making our day so perfect.
Grace
Grace W. Sent on 30/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely ladies and very professional service

I decided to book A Finishing Touch at the last minute for my small COVID wedding, and I am so glad I did. The service was very high quality and professional and Jassi put me at ease and was very accommodating as I kept changing my mind! Would definitely recommend.
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Jennifer S. Sent on 05/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Heart of Gold!

You have been an absolute joy to work with. You not only are professionally on point with makeup/ hair standards on fleek but you also know how to make your brides feel so relaxed and at ease. You went above and beyond, not only caring about making sure I looked good but even helped my sister do some last minute stickering on to a mirror. I love your character Katherine and I would recommend you to my friends in a heartbeat.
Cathy
Cathy D. Sent on 04/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

THE Finishing Touch

A wedding isn't without a healthy dose of stress, and when it's abroad, it's even trickier, cause in order to pin down the right suppliers for your special day you need to rely on recommendations, on your instincts but also have a bit of luck.
Well it's safe to say I was truly lucky to have found Catherine
As a bride I wanted to glow without seemingly trying and Catherine made that happen. Already at our trial she made me feel at ease, open for all my comments, very intuitive, helping me get the right look and we stayed in touch until the wedding. It was all so effortless, like we'd been friends for years.
On my wedding day, she was exactly what a bride needs by her side! Talented, friendly, self-effacing, brilliant!
And as I look at my pictures, I can reminisce carefree about the amazing day it was and how much fun we had. Her 'finishing touch' lasted all day and til after the party.
There are not enough stars for my recommendation!
Abigail
Abigail L. Sent on 31/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!

I booked Catherine to do my hair and makeup for my wedding day for myself, my two bridesmaids, two flower girls and my Mum. Catherine made it such a fantastic experience for us all and we felt like pampered princesses! I highly recommend her services.
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Irina C. Sent on 05/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Touch for a Perfect Day – Catherine and her team are incredible!

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Catherine and her team from A Finishing Touch! From the moment I met Catherine, I knew I was in excellent hands. She took the time to understand my vision for my wedding day and transformed it into reality, exceeding every expectation.

Catherine has a true gift for making you feel beautiful and confident. On my wedding day, I felt like the best version of myself thanks to her artistry and attention to detail. My hair and make-up were absolutely flawless and lasted all day, through tears, hugs, and lots of dancing!

But it wasn't just me who was thrilled with the results. My mom, mother-in-law, and maid of honour were also over the moon with their looks. Catherine and her team created unique styles for each of them, enhancing their natural beauty while ensuring they felt comfortable and radiant. They couldn't stop raving about how much they loved their hair and make-up!

Beyond their exceptional talent, Catherine and her team were a joy to be around. They brought a sense of calm and positivity to what could have been a stressful morning. Their warmth and professionalism made the whole experience feel relaxed and enjoyable.

If you're looking for a wedding make-up artist and hair stylist who will not only make you look stunning but also feel incredible, look no further than Catherine and her team at A Finishing Touch. I highly recommend them – they truly made my wedding day unforgettable!
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