About Finishing Touches Group

Finishing Touches are the leading specialist in all thing’s micropigmentation training and product supplies. With 20 year experience in the industry, our level of education has grown and developed to match not only the exacting standards now set by insurance companies and local government by bringing you level 4 education, but by offering you a level of care and support voted to be the very best in the industry – We will provide you with all the tools you need to be the best artist you can be!

Support is paramount as you embark upon your new and exciting pathway into a new career in micropigmentation, and we are here every step of the way. Our course structure offers you choice. Start your career in semi-permanent makeup and follow a path to success, enriching your skills through masterclasses and adding to your repertoire with Scalp and medical micropigmentation. We are constantly working towards improving industry standards and we will help you to grow your business and your dreams! Hard work and dedication are ahead of you but you can achieve your goals with our help!

Our Valuable Team Members

Dawn Forshaw

CEO of Finishing Touches Group

Jamie

Managing Director

Kelly

Operations Manager

Amanda

Training & Sales Manager

Kelly

Content & Community Executive

Training Team

Steve Douch

Head SPMU & Microblading Trainer

Mariella Forshaw

Skin Rejuvenation and Makeup Trainer

Kelly Forshaw Smith

Head Medical Micropigmentation Trainer

Marzena Kojder

Hairloss Specialist

Jackie Samways

Skin Rejuvenation Specialist 

Hayley Finch

Microblading Trainer

Emma Furlong

Hairloss Specialist

Marcia Trotter

North of England SPMU Trainer

Kat Cornish

West of England SPMU Trainer

Dawn Forshaw

CEO

Dawn is the owner and CEO of leading micropigmentation, training, manufacturer and supply company Finishing Touches Portfolio.

Her journey into micropigmentation started with research in China in 1996 and she is proud to work with an incredible team to launch her unique range of courses. FT teach and supply products for SPMU, Microblading, Digital Skin Needling, Scalp micropigmentation, areola re-design and scar camouflage.

Dawn works extensively in research and development, pioneering new and innovative ways to perfect and improve treatments and outcomes. Dawn heads a team of 15 specialist trainers, all with many years of experience who have carried out hundreds of procedures, as well as a team of helpful, caring support staff.

Collectively FT possess some of the most advanced knowledge in the industry. FT’s solid reputation is synonymous with a professionalism and commitment to improving procedures through education – a service that many other companies promise, but very few deliver.

“I am passionate about on-going education, industry standards and working in combination with those in the industry, from skin specialists to hair restoration professionals, to give the very best possible solutions. By putting colour back into the skin, we are putting colour back into people’s lives”.

Jamie

Managing Director

Jamie’s role as Managing Director covers (with the help of the amazing team) everything that makes Finishing Touches what it is today and will be in the future. Jamie loves working towards launching new products and courses, seeing their successes and seeing how you, our customers grow too.

Kelly

Operations Manager

Kelly ensures that Finishing Touches daily operations align with the vision of the company to deliver you, our client, excellent service.

Amanda

Training & Sales Manager

Amanda is a multi-tasking master and has been with the company for the last 5 years. Amanda is here to offer career advice from new starters to those progressing through their career and is also your first contact through to and after your training support.

Kelly

Content and Community Executive

Kelly is Finishing Touches content whizz. From social media to marketing emails, she makes sure that all our company updates, deals and news reaches you.

Kelly also loves to help our trainees with their marketing and social media queries to help their clincis blossom.

Steve Douch

Working alongside some of the UK’s top training academies and brands teaching permanent makeup, Steve has trained all over the world in lashes for Nouveau and took part in seminars and talks in Amsterdam, Slovenia, Germany, Slovakia and Russia. Steve has also worked with Cancer patients, helping restore their confidence through the art and the beauty of semi-permanent makeup.

It was his intricate cosmetic enhancements with celebrities that led to the creation of his exciting and unique makeup line, STV Cosmetics in 2015. After developing products for competitive UK cosmetic companies, Steve invested in his precision foundation line introducing flawless makeup applications. His successful cosmetic range is for men and women and is highly sought after by celebrities.

Steve is also highly experienced and knowledgeable in skin. In 2018, Steve started training technicians in Plasma Elite’s Plasma Pen to help lift and tighten loose skin.

Steve is now the Head Trainer for us at Finishing Touches, where he teaches our students his intricate cosmetic techniques, the importance of hygiene and how to meet client needs.

Mariella Forshaw

Mariella is a highly skilled and knowledgable Skin rejuvenation and makeup technician. At the Finishing Touches headquarters, Mariella teaches Dermaplaning , Peels and Meso skin needling along with Brow Lamination, Lash lift and tint and Henna brows.

Mariella loves to teach and pass her knowledge for skin and makeup to all students and also supports them through and after the training.

Mariella’s vast knowledge and experience has led her to teach others condifently and professionally & is well known for her amazing teaching skills & skin rejuvenation techniques.

Kelly Forshaw Smith

Kelly’s passion for micropigmentation began initially in semi-permanent makeup before she entered the world of medical tattooing. Kelly is now widely respected for creating fresh, natural looking results for both medical and cosmetic clients.

Kelly teaches at the Royal College of Surgeons and has become a reputable name within hospitals and clinics throughout England, covering every aspect of medical work from head to toe in order to help boost the confidence of her clients. “I am very proud to be a part of each of my client’s lives and I can honestly say I love the variety that this job brings, from perfecting a client’s eyebrows to helping a burns patient look and feel better.”

Kelly works with Finishing Touches, Britain’s largest medical and cosmetic micropigmentation training school. Kelly is now a Master Educator for the Medical Sector. She also regularly speaks at some of the world’s largest multinational conferences to hundreds of industry peers.

Having spent over 15 years travelling around the world, broadening her skill set and returning with the latest techniques and treatments, Kelly offers patients the most realistic and cutting-edge results available. Kelly has helped develop products which are now used on a daily basis around the UK and has also mastered her own design techniques for all aspects of medical tattooing, creating techniques with longevity rather than just short-term benefits.

She is proud to be a part of the medical industry and enjoys sharing her knowledge to help better a patient’s outcome.

Marzena Kodjer

Marzena specialises in the field of Scalp Micropigmentation and hairloss.

Her desire to help and her love of SMP in its many forms has led her to work alongside industry bodies  and hairloss specialists.

Marzena is passionate about bringing the best out in her clients, determined to exceed their expectations rather than just satisfying!

Teaching, for Marzena, is all about bringing her expertise, enthusiasm and passion for the business into the arena – talking through trends, developing looks and encouraging the next generation to pick up their handpieces!

Jackie Samways

Medical tattooing is emotionally rewarding. I love assisting hospitals and clinics to improve their services, on behalf of Finishing Touches.

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 so 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.

Hayley Finch

Hi I am Hayley and the newest member of the Finishing Touches Training Team. I was asked to join the team at the end of 2018 and am very proud to say that I hit 2019 specialising in teaching Bespoke Blading & (Plasma Elite Skin Tightening)

I am ambitious & driven so I continually strive to advance my own skills in Nanoblading with workshops and training. I aim to lead from the front, sharing my experience and knowledge with my trainees. There is no greater reward than to witness the rise of some fantastic new technicians from the hands of myself and my FTG Team members. I aim to provide the best training and support to all of my students so that they can also achieve their goals, and I am always happy to put in the hard work and extra hours in order to do so.

Emma Furlong

For over 13 years I have worked within the hair-loss industry, gaining invaluable experience on the management team for a global alternative hair provider, with my own aesthetic company and as an international trainer for Finishing Touches Group Ltd.  I have repeatedly witnessed first-hand the life changing benefit someone can receive from aesthetic treatments, most notably hair loss solutions and rejuvenation treatments and I am passionate about providing a service to those in need.

To facilitate this, I trained in SPMU with Finishing Touches Group Ltd, back in 2011, and have progressed my skills and knowledge with regular training courses within the aesthetic field ever since, including my now specialist field of Scalp Micropigmentation and Scalp Infusions.

My desire to help, industry knowledge and my love of micropigmentation in its many forms has recently led me to work alongside industry bodies  and I am proud to be part of the SMP Training programme at FTG. It is so rewarding for me to be able to use my skills to offer natural enhancements to those seeking a solution.

“Scalp Micro Procedures are one of the most exciting innovations in the hair-loss industry, offering an effective solution to those suffering with hair-loss.”

Marcia Trotter

With a keen interest in helping people improve their self-confidence, Marcia works to help those who, for personal or medical reasons, wish to enhance their physical appearance.

Marcia has been specialising in cosmetic semi-permanent make up, medical tattooing and scar rejuvenation techniques since 2007. As well as being a fully qualified trainer, she is in high demand by the medical profession for her high quality work. Marcia also works closely with private clients who are enjoying life-changing confidence from their treatments.

She  has  undertaken  extensive  cosmetic  and beauty  training  courses  in  the  UK,  Europe and the  United  States  to  learn  more  about  non-surgical  cosmetic  techniques.  This also  qualifies Marcia to deliver premium cosmetic and medical tattooing procedures.

Kat Cornish

I initially trained in Micropigmentation in 2009 and can honestly say I found my absolute passion that I’m very lucky to have made my career. I enjoy all aspects of Cosmetic Micropigmentation Eyebrows Lips and Eyeliner equally but would say Eyebrows are my most popular treatment and I love learning the evolving techniques and styles in our ever progressing industry. 2 years ago I trained in Scalp Micropigmentation and have found another outlet for my creativity which is equally as satisfying.

I have been a Cosmetic trainer for finishing touches for the last 3 years and this has been the most wonderful journey. To meet all of the wonderful students starting out and be a part of their beginning, to be able to share my skills, offer ongoing support and watch as their own careers grow has only enriched my own experience. I’m very proud to be part of the ftg team as I initially trained with them myself and adore them as a company.

Last year I opened my own premises The Aesthetics Lounge Bristol with my fellow business partner, we have 4 Micropigmentation technicians all ftg trained working from our busy clinic.

I absolutely love the industry I work within and believe in making good connections with the many positive and supportive people within it has been key.