meet our expert beauty & nail technicians
Kathy has owned The Finishing Touch for 24 years and has in that time specialised in nail technology. The salon now offers a full range of beauty therapy and Kathy now offers nail enhancement/extensions and overlays with Artistic Hard Rock and LCN hard gel resins.
“The biggest advantages of wearing hard gel nails is that they never lift or yellow and are so strong but truly flexible that they rarely break. We have a fraction of the number of repairs to our clients’ nails in the salon since we eliminated acrylic and changed exclusively to the Gel Resin Systems. “Artistic Hard Rock and LCN Germany do NOT have ‘one gel suits all’ systems and I love the fact that there is a gel for every problem and nail type.
The best part of doing Hard Gel nails is – well where do I start? First of all NO SMELL, Wow, after working with acrylics for so many years, I can’t believe the difference in working in a fresh, clean-air environment, the salon smells great.
The ease of application and filing is also unparalleled and it’s anti-allergenic qualities have made it a pleasure to work with.
Kathy has also been a Nail Educator having run courses in the past (advanced and beginner) through CND NZ Ltd.
Kathy has been a passionate nail technician and has done film and television work including nails for ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movies and has transformed many celebrity nails including Cate Blanchett, Miranda Kerr and Eddie Izzard to name a few.
Kathy still LOVES to do nails and nail art and especially loves intricate designs – bring in a nail art picture and she will reproduce it on your nails.
Myself and my staff strive to be the absolute best in the industry, offering a level of service that is second to none.
Our hygiene standards are to hospital grade which to us is so important.
We strive to offer you not just the best, but the safest treatments possible.
Aimee is a part time Senior Therapist who has been with us for over two years and has been working in the industry for 10 years, having started in the hairdressing industry in Hawkes Bay.
Aimee has a passion for spray-tanning and is in high demand so book in advance. You will find Aimee to be an exceptionally warm and caring therapist to who nothing is a problem.
Nicola is our IPL specialist who holds a clinic at The Finishing Touch every third Tuesday. Nicola has been specialising in IPL for 7 years and has a large and loyal clientele. She has had great success with the IPL service she offers and is highly qualified in this specialised field.
Nicola has been trained and continues to constantly up-skill with the latest advanced courses available to her. So whether it’s hair removal, rosacea treatment or skin rejuvenation and pigmentation reduction, she will give you informed and up to date advice to have your skin looking the best it.
Anna-Lisa is an energetic and enthusiastic Therapist who loves to offer the finest manicures and pedicures to her clients. Anna-Lisa is a talented facialist and is an expert at giving advice and guiding her clients to their best choices of skincare. Book now with Anna-Lisa for a fabulous facial experience and she will share with you her expert knowledge and help you get the best from your skin.