meet our expert beauty & nail technicians

Kathy Beswick

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.

Daphne James

Daphne is our Manager, Receptionist, Make Up Artist, and “Browologist”!
She brings with her 26 years experience as a make up artist and is well known in the Estee Lauder circles both here and in Brisbane as their make up artist for events.  Daphne has worked internationally as a stylist and also has a successful business of her own as am Image Consultant.
She is also the 3rd consultant trained in NZ as a Color Me Beautiful consultant, so her expertise in colour is invaluable for choosing nail colours and make up colours for our clients. As our brow expert she specialises in high definition brows, which create volume and thickness where needed. Her brow transformations and make overs can be seen on our brow web page.

Ina Nolan

Ina is the latest staff member to join our family at The Finishing Touch. Ina is a senior nail technician and beauty therapist. As a senior nail specialist, she worked for Steiner Inc London aboard cruise liners – a role reserved for only the very best technicians.

“I love my work and take great pride in the results for my clients.

I also really enjoy the social side of meeting so many wonderful people!”

Aimee Shannon

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.

Anna-Lisa Mulcock

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.

Briony Rose

Briony has returned to us after working on her own for the last 3 years and we are so delighted to have such a bubbly and talented therapist back with us.  Briony specialises in the most beautiful eyelash extensions including volume lashes which thickens the lashes not just adds length.  She has bought with her a very large and loyal clientele who we love welcoming into our salon and she is also an experienced waxer and does very fast and effective Brazilian waxing.
Briony is an expert facialist and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in skin care and treatments.
Briony has also recently trained in hard gel extensions and being such a perfectionist does a beautiful job of these.  Kathy is delighted to finally have someone to help her out with her large clientele who love their hard gel nail extensions.

Punam Nand

Punam is a Senior Beauty Therapist who specialises in massage.  Punam offers the most amazing massage which she has a real passion for and this includes deep tissue massage for which she is incredibly popular.  Punam has worked in Resport Spas in Fiji and Rarotonga and has a wealth of experience she has bought to us.
Punam is very popular for her reflexology sessions and amazing massages with her pedicures.

Teryn Knight

Teryn is our newest Junior Beauty Therapist who has joined us full time after completing her Beauty Therapy Diploma with Spa Diploma at Elite last year.  She worked as our Saturday Receptionist for part of last year and so impressed us with her friendly and joyful personality that we never hesitated in employing her full time.  Teryn loves to do manicures and pedicures and specialises in hot stone massage.  Her massage techniques mean she is requested by many clients for pedicures especially.

book in with our beauty therapists

Call 04 471 1469, use the booking form below or visit the salon.