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Come Along to Our Discovery Day With Karen Betts

Posted by Nadia Burgess on February 10, 2017

Permanent makeup microblading trainingPermanent cosmetics pioneer, Karen Betts, is hosting a Discovery Day on the 22nd March in her Yorkshire training academy. If you’re new to permanent cosmetics or you want to know more about starting or developing further in your training, this informative event provides the perfect opportunity to learn everything you need to know about the industry and the new K.B Pro training programme.

Permanent cosmetics training has now evolved and, with the demand for permanent makeup treatments continuing to grow, it’s now more important than ever to do your research when searching for the very best training provider.

Topics covered at the event include:

  • An audience with Karen Betts ‘My journey and experiences’
  • Traditional permanent cosmetics and microblading
  • The increase in popularity of microblading
  • The benefits of training with K.B Po
  • You and your business’s earning potentials
  • Attractive and affordable finance options
  • What is the ideal training option for you
  • Cutting edge permanent cosmetics equipment required to perform treatments
  • Aftercare & support (what happens after you have trained)

Places are filling up fast so come along and meet Karen, see our training academy and find out more about permanent cosmetics and microblading. You will even have the opportunity to get a feel for cosmetic tattooing yourself with one of our practice mats!

To secure your place call 01977 655 350 or email info@kbpro.com and we’ll see you there!



11 Reasons You Should Consider a Career in Microblading

Posted by Nadia Burgess on January 16, 2017

11 Reasons to consider a career in microbladingIf you’ve not heard of Microblading yet, where have you been hiding!?

The latest permanent brow technique of Microblading is part of the cosmetic tattooing family and continues to take the industry by storm in 2017.

As leading trainers, we have insider knowledge of those who have embarked on our Microblading training journey and have the pleasure of watching them and their businesses grow as a result. If you’ve been watching from the side lines, it’s about time you considered your new career in Microblading.

We’ve compiled a list of 11 top reasons why Microblading should be your next smart career move…

 

  1. It appeals to a wide audience

From twenty-somethings who want perfect ‘on fleek’ brows for their Instagram snaps, to the more mature client who has lost some brow hair with age, Microblading is a technique that appeals to so many people. As long as the client is over 18, they can be eligible for a Microblading treatment so your pool of clients is wide open, meaning more income and easier marketing.

 

  1. You can give the gift of confidence

There’s nothing more rewarding when you have a career in Permanent Cosmetics than making a real difference to someone’s confidence. A brow treatment can seem like such a small thing but it can be life changing for many. Seeing the smile on a client’s face after they’ve seen the final result is something that will always give you job satisfaction and that warm fuzzy feeling inside.

 

  1. Brows will change the look of a face instantly

Brows are so important as they frame the facial features. Without them, the face can look incomplete or unbalanced. With so many brow makeup products on the market, beauty junkies now recognise this too, so give them a permanent solution so they can look their best every day.

 

  1. Microblading continues to be in high demand, year after year

This isn’t just a craze. The demand for Microblading treatments is huge and continues to rise. Wherever you look, the term Microblading pops up in another beauty blog post or news story and celebrities are embracing this new treatment because of its undetectable, natural look. That being said, expectations from clients are high so, to be able to deliver first class treatments, you need to train with the best. Karen Betts has developed her own techniques and products that will help you become the artist that all clients will want to visit.

 

  1. You can build a lucrative business

Depending on the amount of training and how hard you work to market your services, the opportunity to make a healthy living for yourself is most certainly there. With the average treatment procedure costing around £350 and the outgoings minimal, you can easily earn a healthy profit from each treatment. People pay you for your skill and expertise so the more you practice and get the word out there, the more you can earn.

 

  1. You can quickly get a return on your investment

Due to the high earning potential, you can recuperate your training investment in a short amount of time, unlike many other businesses or beauty courses. If you are planning to perform treatments full time or fit in appointments around your current job, you will soon be in profit and earn enough to cover your training and set up costs.

 

  1. Microblading creates the most natural look

The great thing about the natural look of Microblading is that it’s not trend led. The treatment is designed to complement the face and enhance what would naturally be there so, although this technique is a trend that is booming in popularity now, it’s definitely a look that is here to stay.

 

  1. Microblading can fit in alongside traditional permanent cosmetics

Microblading goes hand in hand with other traditional permanent cosmetics procedures performed with a cosmetic tattoo machine. You can achieve a look by combining the two techniques or offer your client more options by adding this service to your list too.

 

  1. You’ll be learning the latest techniques

With K.B Pro, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are always learning the latest techniques with the most innovative pigments and tools. Karen is constantly wanting to learn more and develop her training to a whole new level and with her involvement with the SPCP the bar is always rising – she even gets advice from Richard Branson! Becoming a master in Microblading is not going to be a walk in the park but, with plenty of practice and support from your trainers, the sky’s the limit and we can take you there!

 

  1. You can become a master of brows

If it’s only brows you want to train in, that’s absolutely fine. By focusing purely on brows, you can become a specialist and develop your skills and techniques within brow treatments. Define yourself as the go-to technician for the best brows in the land and you’ll soon have clients on a waiting list to come and see you.

 

  1. You can expand your offering

If you already offer another brow treatment such as HD brows, this could be the next step in your career. Not only could you offer your clients a temporary brow solution, but you could have a permanent one too. If you are already familiar with brows and have experience drawing them on different clients, then that will put you in good stead to start Microblading training.

 

So could Microblading be the dream career path you’ve been waiting for? Find out more information at www.kbpro.com or get in touch with out training specialists who are always happy to talk.



KAREN BETTS TO LEAD THE TEAM AT HIGH DEFINITION

Posted by Nadia Burgess on January 5, 2017

9_newsIcon - HDBrowsJANUARY 5th 2017:  Karen Betts, co-founder of the brand known for pioneering the beauty industry’s brow revolution will be leading the team at High Definition as Nilam Holmes-Patel, CEO is leaving the company she co-founded in 2008. Nilam said,

“It is with sadness that I announce I am leaving High Definition. I am thankful for the amazing journey I have had working with great people to develop an innovative treatment system and products.

Together we have transformed the way people look at brows and created a strong “eyebrow” sector in the beauty industry. I would like to especially thank the High Definition team and all our stylists for all your hard work, passion, patience and loyalty which has made the brand what it is today. I will always be proud to have been a founder and leader of one of the most exciting and esteemed brands in the beauty industry.

I am looking forward to progressing my personal education and career, and finding the next thing that sets my creative heart on fire. I wish Karen Betts, the team and stylists all the best for the future.”

Karen Betts, will lead the High Definition team through the next phase of it’s journey.

“Nilam is not only a respected industry visionary and talented creative; she is a very special person who I have been proud to work alongside for so many years. I speak for the entire High Definition family when I thank her for 8 years of hard work, passion and commitment to the brand that put brows on the map and benefited thousands of salon businesses.

As Nilam leaves to carry on her journey outside of High Definition, I am commited to continuing the legacy of must-have salon treatments, prestige cosmetics and world class education with the same passion she has given for so many years.

Our brand is built on the support and commitment of over 10,000 Stylists and Stockists across the UK, and they are my key focus as we move forward. My team and I value each and every salon partner and our commitment to the salon industry is as strong as ever. Our attention this year will be spent on further cementing our brow credentials that we are so well known for, as well as growing our award winning make up collection which has been so well received since its launch in 2014.”

Karen Betts has a world wide reputation for professional education excellence. As well as taking over the helm at High Definition, Karen co-owns Nouveau Beauty Group, Nouveau Lashes and K.B Pro. Karen will be calling on her vast experience and knowledge to take High Definition forward.

ABOUT HIGH DEFINITION:

High Definition, founded in 2008 is a pioneering and award-winning British luxury beauty brand encompassing a complete range of professional training courses, specialised treatments and premium beauty products.

Professional training and education are the foundations of the group, offering courses in HD Brows – the UK’s number 1 brow treatment, make-up artistry, and nail education at their elite training academies in Leeds, Glasgow, Milton Keynes and N. Ireland



How to Create The Best Customer Experience

Posted by Nadia Burgess on January 3, 2017

P1000869Customer experience begins as soon as your client walks through your door. With this in mind, it’s vital for you to give them the very best experience. Not only will that give them the confidence that you’re a true professional but it will also give them plenty of ammo to spread the word amongst their friends and family, helping to build your brand awareness.

 

The experience starts from the first contact

Whether it’s a phone call, face to face meeting or a message via social media, keeping a professional yet friendly tone throughout your communications should be at the forefront of your mind. You want to remain personable so your client can approach you with any questions or concerns they have, but at the same time it’s key not to lose a professional touch. After all, you are performing an invasive procedure, so you should show clients that you are knowledgeable and they are in safe hands with you.

 

Explain the procedure clearly

As difficult as it may be, try to avoid jargon and technical talk when explaining the procedure to your client and any potential clients. This will keep the individual informed and manage their expectations of will be achieved during the treatment. During the consultation, you should also ignite two-way conversations and ask lots of open questions so you can decide on the perfect brow shape, lip colour or eyeliner treatment whilst making your client feel comfortable.

 

Give the client confidence

It goes without saying that your treatment room should be extremely clean and free from clutter, so we advise you to block out some time each day to give your space a thorough deep clean. When thinking about cleanliness, it’s a nice touch to show the client the brand-new needles when you get them out of the packaging so there is no doubt in their mind that you are using fresh needles for their treatment. Likewise, at the end of the treatment dispose of the needles straight away too.

 

Create the right atmosphere

Think about other factors too; have a variety of music on hand that can be tailored to the clients’ preferences to help them to relax. The last thing you want to do is unnerve a client, especially if it’s their first procedure, so make sure there are no distractions. Switch your phone off and ensure that there will be no one coming into your room during the treatment, your client needs to feel that they are your number 1 priority at all times. The less contact you have with other people or objects the smaller the chance of any cross-contamination risks too. Try not to talk about your personal life with a client too much, the appointment should be all about them and make them feel special.

 

A parting gift

After going through the aftercare instructions, why not give your client, old or new, a little parting gift? A branded gift bag containing their aftercare balm, instructions, your business card and a handwritten thank you note is a very nice touch which we have seen be highly effective with numerous artists. If you want to go the extra mile, you could even include some individually wrapped sweet treats, a makeup item or a mini set of toiletries. It won’t cost you much in comparison to the cost of the treatment so making a special effort will help you stand out and be remembered for all the right reasons. Plus, they are likely to share the photo on social media, giving you free increased exposure.

What do you like to do to give your clients the best experience? We’d love you to share your tips and tell us about the amazing things that you do so we can all learn from one another.



Permanent Cosmetics Vs Microblading

Posted by Nadia Burgess on December 16, 2016

When it comes to creating the perfect eyebrows for your client, there are two techniques that are used in the industry; traditional Permanent Cosmetics and Microblading. But what’s the difference between the two techniques and what amazing results can you create with these treatments? Well, we’re here to give you the inside scoop!

Here’s everything you need to know about each treatment, in a nutshell:

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Both treatments are still sit firmly in the tattooing family as pigment is implanted under the skins surface but the tools and techniques used is what stands them apart. Choose to train in one technique or expand your offering and choose to offer both treatment side by side, they complement each other beautifully.

Karen Betts and her team of elite trainers have been working hard to develop their own technique, purpose-made equipment and comprehensive training programme to give students skills and confidence to perform the highest level of treatments. Training in both techniques can be both challenging and rewarding so choosing the right course at one of our industry leading training academies can give you the skills and support to offer your clients exactly what they want. For more information on any of our courses whether from beginners to more experienced artists, get in touch with our training specialists on 0844 8016830.



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