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Last update: November 2023
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.
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.
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Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey
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Amazing - I would highly recommend!
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!
Catherine was wonderful!
Catherine and team are fantastic!
Thank you both so much again
Perfect hair & makeup by Sian
Needless to say it was a hectic morning!
Everybody looked absolutely stunning. I felt so good - the pictures speak for themselves :)
Amazing, professional, supportive
If you're considering AFT for your wedding, stop considering and just book her 👌🏻 you will be relieved you did
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.
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!
Lovely ladies and very professional service
Heart of Gold!
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.
THE Finishing Touch
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!
More than just hair and make up.
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