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A Finishing Touch

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About

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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

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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    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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    Christine M. Getting married on 08/04/2022
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    Absolutely amazing

    I knew right from the start that Catherine was the right beautician for me, as soon as we had our first call I just knew I wanted her to be part of my special day. I had no clue what kind of look I wanted but she was so helpful and patient in getting the perfect look for me. My hair and makeup was absolutely stunning on the day. I've never felt so beautiful. I would highly recommend Catherine and team .
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    Sandra C. Married on 20/08/2021
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    Great Service

    Thank you very much to A Finishing Touch for doing my make up on my wedding day. We had Lauren with us and she was amazing. My made of honor as well as the bridesmaids and my new mother in law were all very happy with the make up and hair we had done by Lauren. I cannot recommend her enough!! Thank you so much Lauren and a big hug! x
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    Philippa R. Married on 19/12/2020
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    Extremely helpful and responsive

    I booked Catherine for my third planned date in May 2021, but we decided to have a small ceremony in December 2020 instead. Luckily, Catherine was free and able to move the date for me very easily. When we heard London was going into Tier 4 a few days before the wedding, I had to move the getting ready venue and so unfortunately Catherine could no longer help due to another booking being too far away. However, Catherine certainly didn't want to leave me in trouble and was able to find me another stylist at very short notice (four or five days in fact!). She took care of most of the details and made the process very easy at a very stressful time. Throughout the build up to the original booking, Catherine was great at helping me with ad hoc thoughts and queries, always being very responsive. I highly recommend Catherine if you're looking for someone to take the stress out of organising this element of your wedding!
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    Claire S. Married on 18/12/2020
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    Gorgeous hair & make-up, friendly & professional service

    My bridesmaids and I were thrilled with our hair & make-up for our 15 person wedding in December. Nisha was very friendly & professional, which really helped put everyone at ease and helped us to enjoy the day. Both Catherine & Nisha were incredibly responsive and flexible when we pulled the wedding forward by a day with 24 hours notice to avoid additional COVID restrictions!
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    Steph B. Married on 02/10/2020
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    The bridesmaid I never had!

    Catherine is really amazing, friends and professional! I had my wedding in October and couldn't have anyone around to help me get ready. When Catherine came to do my hair and makeup it was the first time I had met her face to face and she really was the bridesmaid I couldn't have!

    I was nervous and none of my plans had gone how I originally expended. She styled my hair and makeup perfectly and I couldn't have asked for more! She made sure I looked perfect. her attention to detail was second to none. Not to mention what a friendly and nice person she is. She really went above and beyond. I'd 100% recommend Catherine and can't wait for her to do my hair and makeup again when I have my big wedding celebration later in the year! Thank you Catherine! xxx

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