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A Finishing Touch

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About

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.

Highlights

Services

Hairdressing, makeup

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

Home service

Yes

Served in

Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

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

What is the charge for traveling?

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

Do you beautify the bride for prewedding and postwedding photography?

Yes

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer or cash

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    Zoe Married on 02/09/2021
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    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!
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    Priscilla K. Married on 29/01/2022
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    Above and Beyond!

    Thank you so much Catherine for everything you did for me on our wedding day. You did a pure miracle as I was so poorly on the day (not Covid related of course). Nobody could notice and everybody said I looked amazing, hair and make-up! Literally everybody asked who did it and I have been passing your details to everyone of my friends and work colleagues.
    You looked after me, despite my state (closed to pass out), wrapped me in a blanket, opened the door and windows to allow some air to circulate in the room and helped me to calm myself down before a busy day. This time with just you and me together with your calm and professionalism allowed me to put myself together. I really can't thank you enough and it is so nice to see that you genuinely cared. I will contact you again should I have the opportunity to pamper myself again :-)
    Thank you also for sending the amazing pictures you took of me!
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    Christine O. Married on 06/11/2021
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    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 Married on 19/09/2021
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    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!

    A Finishing Touch's reply:

    Aw Fern, thank you so much! It was lovely to look after you and thank you for having me a part of your big day!
    We can't wait to see some pictures when you have them x x x
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    Grace W. Married on 19/12/2020
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    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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    Diane W. Married on 12/12/2020
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    Exceptional

    I’m not from West Berkshire area so choosing a Hair and Make Up artist for my wedding in May 2020 was a bit of a gamble, but I definitely found a diamond with Catherine Edwards @ AFT UK .
    I don’t wear a lot of make-up, so I was a little apprehensive, but after our first design consultation in February, Catherine made me feel very welcome and at ease and knew exactly how to make up ‘my look’ for my special day.
    Due to Covid and two Lockdowns my wedding date was postponed three times, so we had ample time to exchange emails and then a final zoom call to make sure that we knew exactly how I was going to look on the big day. Throughout this time Catherine gave advice on what hair accessories would look the best, even suggestions of where to purchase from and going that extra mile to offer direction on what colour nail polish would complement my dress. She was very professional throughout and had an extensive range of make up for seemingly all types of skin and tones, always explaining what she was doing and why, as well as offering her expertise on daily routines for make-up and skincare.
    I loved my wedding day and the services that Catherine offers, and would 100% recommend her.
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    Jennifer S. Married on 02/11/2020
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    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.
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    Pullen Married on 24/10/2020
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    CatherinEdwards

    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.
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    Sophie W. Married on 28/08/2020
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    Couldn’t have asked for better!

    Catherine was so wonderful during my trial + wedding day- perfection! 10/10
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    Jennifer T. Married on 07/12/2019
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    Absolutely amazing wedding hair and makeup

    I booked Catherine for my wedding to do hair and makeup for me and my 2 bridesmaids. She was fantastic from start to finish, always calm and friendly to really put us all at ease. During the trial she made sure that each of us was comfortable and happy with our hair and makeup style and was absolutely amazing on the day, I could not have wished for anything more. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Catherine.
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    Abigail L. Married on 14/09/2019
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    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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    Cathy D. Married on 27/08/2019
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    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!
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    Catherine M. Married on 04/08/2019
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    Excellent service

    Catherine was brilliant on my wedding day. I booked Catherine for a hair trial before the wedding. However, I decided to change my look on the day and that didn’t phase her at all. Catherine is very talented and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services.
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    Zara C. Married on 14/05/2022
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    Absolutely amazing!!

    Catherine has been amazing right from day one!
    Both her and Katie made the wedding morning very calm and everything ran smoothly. They made us all fell very pretty. I have already recommended them!!
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    Sbe Married on 13/04/2022
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    Excellent and professional

    Catherine and her team did an incredible job with making us all feel calm (especially in the move over from Kitts Cottage to the honeymoon suite at Wasing Park) and look our best. Theu all did an amazing job at getting us photo-ready and it was a lovely start to what ended up being the most wonderful day. I would recommend them to anyone.
    I so appreciate their work and kindness.

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