Our brand is one that you can trust. Our innovative approach ensures that our training and products are one step ahead.
Dawn Forshaw, Director of Finishing Touches Group
What Finishing Touches Group can bring to you:
Since its formation in 1996, Finishing Touches Group has made an enormous contribution to the world of micropigmentation. As a result we are now a leading global product supplier and provider of education. Our passion for the industry means we are always striving to find the most innovative products on the market. Consequently we strive to always teach to the very latest techniques on offer. Hence, we are a training school you can trust to take you through a very successful and profitable career.
Finishing Touches offer you a range of courses for those starting their career to those already in the industry wishing to refine their skills. In return for your investment in us, we offer 20 years of knowledge and experience. Furthermore our unrivalled customer support and a team of experts whose passion and expertise in the industry will help you to be the very best you can be.
Dawn’s passion for semi permanent makeup began in 1996 when she founded Finishing Touches as a clinic offering cosmetic and medical tattooing procedures.
Now, she is enjoying promoting the cause of semi permanent make up and medical tattooing as a keynote speaker at leading conferences including: BAAPS, BAPS, ORBS and BASO. She also lectures on the subject throughout Europe and the US.
“I enjoy the workshops we hold both in the UK and overseas. I am a relentless networker – its hard drinking all that wine and eating all those 3 course dinners”
Julie Hitchcock Training Co-ordinator
Julie coordinates all training courses and provides support and mentoring for technicians pre and post course. Originally joining FT in 2015 as part of the order team, Julie became inspired by the skills of the training team and technicians, and subsequently carried out FT’s training courses, and her experience as a technician allows her to be a strong training manager. Julie regularly attends training days and workshops, and as a result Julie has gained a wealth of knowledge that enables her to offer advice and support for all our trainees on their SPMU journey.
Tarryn Vice Semi permanent make up technician and trainer
I have over 15 years experience as a micro-pigmentation specialist and trainer. My training has taken me to South Africa, England, Thailand, Japan and Berlin, where I have endeavoured to constantly expand my skills as a permanent make-up artist.
In 2005 I relocated to the UK after successfully running a permanent make-up practice in South Africa. Here I quickly established myself as a leading light in the micro-pigmentation industry.
I now run several successful micro-pigmentation clinics around the country including Harley Street.
My fresh, innovative ideas, precise techniques and encyclopaedic knowledge of colour have put me at the very top of my profession.
Since working with Finishing Touches my reputation as a technician and trainer is unsurpassed. I regularly host workshops, seminars and training programmes internationally for audiences including surgeons, doctors, prosthetics specialists, nurses and technicians.
In 1997 I was awarded a prestigious contract as micro-pigmentation trainer to Harrods. In 2009 I was invited to teach for a leading micro-pigmentation company in Japan. My thorough understanding of colour and pigments has led me to be regularly consulted upon by one of the main European manufacturers of cosmetic pigments and machines in Berlin.
My compassion and understanding of my client’s needs is evident through my treatments and results. I endeavour to give each and every client the most exceptional treatment possible.
Get in touch with Tarryn: www.permanentmake-upsolutions.com
Kelly Forshaw-Smith Semi permanent make up trainer and technician
Kelly”s fresh approach and pioneering work in the micropigmentation industry has seen her rise to the top of her profession. She is widely respected for creating fresh, natural looking semi-permanent make-up.
She has become the new face for semi-permanent make-up in London, running clinics for the Transform Medical Group as well as assisting at Selfridges, Harrods and St George”s Hospital, Tooting. This includes private medical consultations for areola and scar work and reconstructive work for charities.
Kelly is also a trainer for Finishing Touches, Britain”s largest medical and cosmetic micropigmentation training school.
Her recent press includes appearing in Gok Wan magazine, Ten Years Younger and Channel 4″s Embarrassing Bodies.
Kelly loves her job for many reasons – in the SPMU field, she loves both the reward of training new students and the confidence she can give her clients. She has a passion for the medical and reconstructive side of her work – bringing not just a new confidence but a life changing experience for her medical clients. She also loves the variety of locations she can visit and all the great people she meets within her work.
Get in touch with me at www.medicoslondon.co.uk
Gail Proudman Semi permanent make up technician and trainer
I now use my teaching skills to educate in micro-pigmentation. I work with top surgeons and breast care nurses in medical tattooing throughout the country.
I specialise in male procedures including full head camouflage, stubble, side burns and moustaches. I have also mastered the art of the ‘Latino’ eyeliner procedure for the ladies.
My thirst for knowledge took me to the US where I graduated from The American School of Micro-pigmentation in Texas and Rose Beauchemey’s School of Excellence in Philadelphia.
I currently work in several clinics and leading cosmetic surgery companies around the UK and Aberdeen including Transform and Surgicare.
I have successfully built a reputation as one of the leading cosmetic and medical tattooists in the country.
I have been filmed for the Discovery Channel and have taken part in programmes including Purely Cosmetic and Sex Change.
The Micro-pigmentation industry has allowed me to change other people’s lives as well as my own. No two days are ever the same. My career is incredibly rewarding. I have the ability to make a lot of people happy, which is a success on its own.
Helen Porter Semi permanent make up technician
I began my career as a tattooist and then moved the field of cosmetic and medical tattooing.
Working alongside top consultants and surgeons I have strived to push the boundaries to get results previously unattainable.
My specialist areas are hair stroke brows and MCA scar and wrinkle reduction.
Get in touch with Helen: http://www.permanentmakeupkent.co.uk/
Jackie Samways Semi permanent make up technician and trainer
Medical tattooing is emotionally rewarding. I love assisting hospitals and clinics to improve their services, on behalf of Finishing Touches.
I run my micro-pigmentation clinic and training school from my successful North Yorkshire hair and beauty salon. My loyal client base travels from all over England and Europe for my services. My background is in education and training and I have a passion for learning and teaching.
I endeavour to keep my skills and knowledge up to date by regularly attending seminars and workshops. I became a trainer for Finishing Touches in 2007. I find it rewarding watching trainees develop into fully assessed technicians. I love being a mentor and giving support.
My objective is to help clients make the best of themselves. Also to give back the confidence that may have been taken away from them by accident or nature. Or simply just to make them look younger with a great set of eyebrows, or enhanced lips or eyes accentuated with eyeliner.
Get in touch with Jackie Samways; www.jackiesamways.co.uk
Pam Andrews Semi permanent make up trainer and technician
I am an experienced practitioner of the full range of cosmetic and medical micro-pigmentation procedures for both men and women. I have a loyal customer base that spans the whole the West Midlands.
I wholeheartedly embrace new techniques and technologies. My many certificates bear testament to my commitment to this field.
Everyone is an individual. My clients choose procedures for special reasons of their own. Therefore it is important to me to discuss in detail the treatment involved and ‘the look’ they are trying to achieve so that they get the right results, every time.”
In my spare time, I am forever scanning celebrity magazines for pictures of good (and bad) make up. I welcome the fact that men are also now enjoying the benefits of semi permanent make up.
” I also enjoy passing tips on to new technicians and meeting other technicians in the industry.”
Get in touch with Pam: www.lasting-beauty.net
Marica Trotter Semi permanent make up trainer and technician
Marcia has over 10 years experience within the Beauty Industry and has been a trainer for Finishing Touches for nearly 3 years now.
Originally training as a Cosmetic Makeup Artist she successfully commissioned fashion shows, weddings and photo shoots for a large portfolio of personal and group clients.
Marcia was introduced to Semi Permanent Makeup several years ago. This changed her career path when she realised how amazing and natural the results she created were.
Constantly wanting to keep ahead of what is happening in the business and also to improve and develop her skills, Marcia attends workshops and training programmes at the top academies in the UK. Last year she travelled to the United States to attend an Advanced Master Class in Sloped Needle Techniques and is now one of the few technicians in the UK to be able to offer colour wash designer eyeliner and lip volumising treatments.
Marcia provides clients with not only an excellent service in natural facial enhancements but can also benefit those who require post operative treatments for scars, areolas, alopecia, cancer patients and body tattoo removal.
Ruth Kane Semi permanent make up trainer and technician
When I met Finishing Touches at The Professional Beauty show, it offered me the opportunity to start a new business and career.
Now I have my own semi permanent make up business and regularly deliver presentations and open evenings in salons.
Although I mainly work in Essex, I also run clinics in Harley Street and in numerous spas and country clubs.
In addition, having completed a ‘Medical Tattooing Master-class, I now demonstrate to surgeons, nurses and at charity events throughout the UK.
Medical Tattooing means a lot to me as I lost my mother to breast cancer and have always support breast cancer charities.
“To succeed in this industry you need to have a cool head, enjoy people and have the determination to push your business forward. Believe me, it is all worth it when you see the results and the joy it brings to your clients”
Get in touch with Ruth: www.ruthkane.co.uk
Susie Bavister Semi permanent make up technician and trainer
I embarked upon a career with Finishing Touches offering semi Permanent Makeup 4 years ago and have never looked back. I have gone onto train in Tattoo removal, Medical Tattooing and Digital Skin Needling and I have graduated as a trainer with Finishing Touches.
I run a busy, successful clinic in bedforshire that specialises in non laser tattoo removal and skin needling and i have never been busier or felt more rewarded in my working life. It has become my passion and I love to share my knowledge.
Get in touch with Susie: http://susiebavister.co.uk/
Tonya McGee Semi permanent make up technician and trainer
Having realised that there was a gap in the market I decided to bring semi – permanent make up to Essex!! I trained with Finishing Touches in 2010 and have never looked Tonya 02 (2)back! I am a strong believer that it is far more effective to be the best at one treatment rather than average at a million, this is why I now only concentrates on Semi Permanent Make Up in all of my Essex Clinics. My passion and knowledge of the industry lead me to where I am now – a trainer in permanent makeup for one of the most prestigious permanent makeup training companies in the UK – Finishing Touches.
Get in touch with Tonya: www.permanentmakeupwithtonya.co.uk
Katrin Merry Semi permanent make up technician and trainer
I have eighteen years experience in the beauty industry, I owned a successful salon Katrin(Crystal Beauty) for fourteen years and now run a Semi Permenant Make up clinic, Beauty Enhanced. My main passion has always been for makeup, especially eyebrows.
To say I have a passion for SPMU is an understatement. I am lucky to say I am one of the few people who enjoy going to work, being a part of this industry is so rewarding in so many ways. Having clients cry with happiness because you have done something to change their life in a positive way, is the biggest reward of all. I now hold meetings and demonstrate treatments for Alopecia Wales and treating clients with a medical hair loss conditions is a huge part of my business.
I am happy to be part of the Finishing Touches team and to be able to pass on my skills to students and help them achieve their goals within the industry.
Get in touch with Katrin; http://www.beauty-enhanced.co.uk/
Geraldine Flynn Semi permanent make up technician and trainer
Emma Holmes Semi permanent make up technician and trainer
Medicare Cosmetics is the brainchild of Emma Holmes, a qualified practitioner in Semi-permanent makeup with a wide range of experience in the healthcare and beauty industries.
She has formed her own aesthetics business to bring you a fabulous range of treatments that focuses on medical and cosmetic tattooing, widely known as Semi-permanent Makeup.
The high quality standard Emma brings to customers is a huge success and Finishing Touches Group are lucky to have emma on our team.
Charlotte Duffy Semi permanent make up technician and trainer
Craig is an award-winning micropigmentation specialist and scalp trainer for MicropigMANtation & FTG. Craig teaches and treat all clients wanting to take the leap into having SMP, whether it’s for scar coverage/camouflage or hairline and crown restoration, even Alopecia scalp SMP and male eyebrow pigmentation, offering a professional service across the board. Craig has also undergone the scalp micropigmentation procedure, so understand the importance of choosing the correct specialist.
Gemma Hutchings Creative Manager
• Gemma has worked for Finishing Touches for nearly 9 years. Starting her career with YSL, Gemma joined Finishing Touches in the orders department in the days when 10 orders was a busy day. Today we average 80! Gemma has seen the company grow and expand and has moved through the company and its departments and as its grown. Gemma’s role now covers all that you see visually for FTG, from our website, to our education and literature. Gemma loves working towards launching new products and courses, seeing their successes and seeing how you, our customers grew too.
Annabel Barnes Finance Manager
Annabel has worked for Finishing Touches since 2015. As Finance Manager she heads the product team whose customer care is unrivalled.
Michelle Delivery Specialist
Michelle splits her time between a very busy office and very busy stock room making sure all orders are sent out on time and by the correct means. She is our delivery specialist and you should ask for her if you have any queries about wayward parcels.
Michelle is currently on maternity leave and we welcome Michelle back soon.
Claire Lambert Stock Manager
Claire processes all internet and phone orders, liaises with the different couriers we use for UK and International orders, picks and packs customer orders, makes up kits for training and coordinates kits to arrive at trainers venues.
Karen General Manager & PA to Dawn Forshaw
Jade Marketing Manager
Amanda Berry-Hill Office/Training Manager
Amanda is a managerial master, and has been with the company for the last 3 years and manages the office, staff, training admin, HR, and pretty much everything else!
Natasha Iswariah Accounts Administrator
Natasha has been working at Finishing Touches since February, and manages accounts, stock, and machine loans and repairs, as well as supporting the finance team.
Tim Heller Administrator to General and Creative Manager
Tim has been with the company for around 4 months now and is our Admin Assistant, generally helping around the office doing various admin related tasks, mainly assisting Karen and Gemma in day to day things.
Edwin Mitchell Office Assistant
Edwin has been with the company for half a year now, and is a jack of all, master of none, carrying out various adhoc admin tasks for everyone in the office.
June Whiteing Account Assistant
At the time of writing, June has been working here for 15 months, 5 days, 7 hours, 37 minutes, and 59 seconds! June assists the Finance Manager, Annabel, maintaining a smooth flow of money coming in and going out, and keeping Trainers, Suppliers and Customers happy.
Mariella Stock & Shipping Assistant
Chloe Loughlin Medical and Scalp Training Co-Ordinator
Chloe has been in the Aesthetics Industry for the past 12 years and is very knowledgeable on the courses and treatments that FTG offer. Chloe is trained in both Cosmetic and Medical Micropigmentation and is passionate about making people look and feel good. For any Medical and Scalp Training enquiries Chloe is your lady!
Mel Clarke Business Development Manager
Melanie has worked with Finishing Touches since 2004, her understanding and in-depth knowledge of the semi-permanent makeup industry positions her well to talk to those considering training and launching their own career within this industry. She has worked with and supported hundreds of technicians that are now running their own successful semi-permanent makeup clinics.
Victoria Medical Training Manager
Victoria is our Medical Training Manager. She spends her days talking to nurses, surgeons and technicians arranging medical training either in house or at our Head Office Training Center. She maintains an extensive patient volunteer programme with diplomacy and compassion. If you have any questions regarding medical training or procedures please ask for Vic.
Miami is a Beauty Therapist and Semi-Permanent Makeup Technician at Aurora Centre of Excellence, sister company of Finishing Touches Group. She has been in the beauty industry for 8 years, and has always enjoyed making someone feel good about themselves, this is the reason she loves her job! Miami has been with the company since October 2015
Eva Mylona Technician
Semi-Permanent Make-Up Specialist
Eva has been working in the beauty industry for nine years and for the duration of this time she has been practicing Semi-Permanent Make-Up. Eva graduated in Aesthetics and Cosmetology from the faculty of Health and Caring Professions at Athens' TEU. Holding four certificates in Semi-Permanent Make-up from different countries, a degree in Aesthetics and having attended many different dermatology and medical aesthetics conferences, has qualified her to treat clients in a prestigious Harley street clinic.
Eva successfully introduced Semi-Permanent Make-Up into several clinics in Greece while working as an aesthetician before coming to the UK. She has treated hundreds of clients and takes particular satisfaction from offering treatments to sufferers of conditions such as alopecia, cancer and trichotillomania.
In order to exceed her clients expectations Eva constantly researches innovations in her industry, growing her abilities from traditional beauty treatments, through semi-permanent make up and onto advanced aesthetic therapies more recently. She is one of the leading lights of London's new generation of semi permanent specialists.
Eliza Treatment & Training Receptionist
Elisa is the newest member of the team, starting in June 2017. Working at reception in our clinic, her role is to greet our models and trainees, booking in cosmetic and medical models for our training courses, and keeping the rooms clean, tidy and stocked up with the appropriate products. She assists the trainers while the courses are running, helping the day run smoothly.