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Join Nouveau Lashes at Olympia Beauty London

Posted by Nadia Burgess on September 5, 2014

Are you visiting Olympia Beauty London on Sept 21st & 22nd? If you are, please come and see us!

We can be found at STAND E40 half way down the main isle on the right hand side (across from OPI). We have an exciting SHOW OFFER exclusive for our customers. If you aren’t visiting Olympia Beauty, don’t worry as we’ll be exhibiting at Professional Beauty North in October – STAND C3 (front row).

DOWNLOAD our FREE Olympia_2014_floorplan – CLICK HERE

Karen Betts to judge MyFaceMyBody Awards

Posted by Nadia Burgess on May 23, 2013

We all know Karen as the internationally acclaimed permanent cosmetics artist and trainer, beauty expert and Managing Director of Nouveau Beauty Group but Karen has recently taken up a new role … that of a glamorous Bond style special agent!

Tell me more you ask…

Karen has been selected to be a judge for the MyFaceMyBody Awards 2013 scheduled to take place in November.  The MyFaceMyBody Awards is the first consumer awards within the aesthetic, beauty and dental industry to recognise and reward brands for their product innovation and popularity.

As part of the role of being a judge, Karen was asked to play the role of a special agent in a spoof short film promoting the awards. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think of Karen’s new secret agent role!
Click here to view.


Areola/Nipple – Permanent Makeup/Tattooing

Posted by Nadia Burgess on April 25, 2013

As the ‘trend’ or ‘beauty craze’ of nipple tattooing ( or ‘titooing’ ) sweeps the UK with women who want the ‘perfect breasts,’ renowned beauty and permanent makeup experts, Nouveau Beauty Group highlight the real reasons behind areola tattooing and why thousands of women have this procedure every day for reasons far from following a ‘trend.’

From cosmetic to medical – permanent cosmetics involve a range of complex procedures where technicians attain exact skin tones to mimic what is missing or camouflage scars / disfigurements. For many years there was a divide / void between cosmetic and medical permanent makeup but thanks to Nouveau Beauty Group and its Managing Director Karen Betts’ determination and pioneering work with cancer charities and oncoplastic surgeons, they have proved to their critics that the micropigmentation industry is not solely about cosmetic vanity – but also about restoring confidence to those who have lost it through no fault of their own often after devastating medical circumstances.

In response to the recent press re nipple tattooing. Nouveau Beauty Group absolutely support those who have tattooing on their breasts for cosmetic reasons however thousands of women have these treatments after suffering from medical conditions such as breast cancer – for these people medical tattooing can help provide a solution to their changed appearance. This treatment provides a replication of realistic looking areolae which creates the illusion of nipple protrusion for clients who have often had a mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery. People coping with illness or disfigurement often feel like they’ve lost their femininity, their confidence, their self-esteem so this treatment really can change their lives for the good – it helps restore appearance and confidence after having to deal psychologically with an altered body image, in addition to the effects of chemotherapy and surgery. This can be an incredibly emotional experience / procedure as it’s often the final step of a women’s journey post illness.

Whilst it has been reported that areola tattooing is becoming a ‘beauty trend,’ as above, women can require nipple and areola tattooing for a wide variety of reasons we wish to strongly emphasize that this is a treatment that many women have for medical reasons and not because it’s a ‘trend.’

Permanent cosmetics are incredibly popular and beneficial for cosmetic reasons but we as a brand wish to convey its place in the medical industry and insist that for many this treatment is a life changing medical necessity.  Permanent Cosmetic Elite Technician / Trainer Cathy Brown Comments On Behalf Of Nouveau Beauty Group: “Areola tattooing provides an artistic finish to compliment reconstructive breast surgery following a mastectomy. With careful colour selection, using a combination of micropigmentation techniques to layer pigment, a natural nipple areola complex can be created with the illusion of nipple protrusion. It helps to restore appearance and confidence after having to deal with an altered body image post – chemotherapy and surgery. For me as a medical tattooist, these procedures are filled with such emotion as it is often the final stage of their surgical journey.

To learn more about medical tattooing – click here.



Additional places added to the next Permanent Cosmetics Insight Day with Karen Betts

Posted by Nadia Burgess on April 19, 2013

Training in permanent cosmetics with Nouveau Contour is so popular at the moment that our last Insight Day with Karen Betts was fully booked and most of the attendees have already embarked on a new career with us at one of our academies.

Our next Insight Day is less that two months away and we have already booked 21 prospective students to attend.  Due to this overwhelming demand we have managed to secure a few additional places on the Monday 10th June at our Yorkshire Training Academy.

If you are currently considering training in Permanent Cosmetics, our Insight Days with Karen Betts provide the perfect opportunity for you to find out everything you need to know about the industry, and assist you to make the right training choice.

  • Come along and meet Karen.
  • Find out more about permanent cosmetics.
  • See our training academy and ask all the questions you need to.
  • You can even get a feel for tattooing by having a go yourself using one of our synthetic training models.

The day is designed around you; Karen will spend time talking about permanent cosmetics, training and the equipment as well as answering any group questions.  You will then be given the opportunity to talk to Karen individually and ask any additional questions you may have so you can see if you have got what it takes to complete the training successfully, helping you choose the right option for your career aims.


Places on our Insight Days are FREE and are limited so are strictly available on a first come,
first serve basis – to reserve your place either click here and complete the form, or call the office
and speak to one of our Educational Specialists on 0845 6443994.


Topics covered include:

  • An overview of permanent cosmetics in the UK
  • The benefits of training with Nouveau Beauty Group
  • Aftercare & Support (what  happens after I have trained)
  • Attractive and affordable financial options
  • What is the ideal training option for me?
  • How long will it take me to make a return on my investment?
  • Cutting edge permanent cosmetics equipment required to perform treatments Insight Day Dates 2013


Our special invitation to “The Beautiful Ball in aid of the Katie Piper Foundation”

Posted by Nadia Burgess on April 16, 2013

Last Thursday (11th April) PR Coordinator, Lynsey joined Karen and Bridgette in London to attend “My Beautiful Ball 2013 in aid of The Katie Piper Foundation”.  Here is a lovely article from Lynsey about the event, The Katie Piper Foundation and the fabulous work that goes on.

“Having played an instrumental part in setting up Karen’s medical tattoo clinics for the foundation in 2012, I felt honoured to be invited to attend ‘My Beautiful Ball 2013’ in aid of The Katie Piper Foundation.

Katie, as usual, looked stunning and gave a very honest account of how the Foundation and all its supporters really make a significant difference to the lives of those living with burns and scars. I felt very proud of Karen and Bridgette, who work tirelessly to educate people about the difference medical tattooing can make to those living with an altered facial appearance as a result of an accident or illness.

As part of the event, the Foundation played video footage of people they have helped.  Two of these video clips came from women, Karen and Bridgette have recently worked with as part of the work they do for the foundation.

Both Nicole and Tulsi gave a very moving response to their eyebrow treatment, which brought a tear to my eye.   All too often people take for granted features like eyebrows and ask ‘why would anyone want their eyebrows tattooed?’.  Eyebrows make up 70% of our facial features and help us express our emotions so I would advise anyone who asks this question or has thought it to look at this footage.  I personally attended Nicole’s appointment and over the months have followed her journey and watched her confidence and self esteem go from strength to strength.

Simply hearing all the stories of all the patients that attend the foundation and listening to them explain how treatments such as eyebrow restoration and specialist hair systems help aid them psychologically on their road to recovery and enable them to face their everyday tasks is so encouraging and the main reason Nouveau continue to support the foundations vision.

As a company we are truly honoured to be associated with The Katie Piper Foundation and consider Katie a true inspiration, we look forward to helping in as many ways as possible for the foreseeable future.”


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