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Karen Betts Unveils New Innovative K.B Pro Training Programmes and Lip Range at Pro Beauty North

Posted by Nadia Burgess on September 8, 2016

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Karen Betts will be unveiling her new eagerly anticipated K.B Pro Training Programme at Professional Beauty North, in Manchester Central on Sunday 18th and Monday 19th September.

Always known for being at the forefront of development and innovations in the world of permanent cosmetics over the past 20 years, Karen Betts has developed signature permanent cosmetics and microblading training programmes which officially launch this Autumn, under her award winning and highly acclaimed industry brand; K.B Pro.

Following the successful launch of her new K.B Pro Brows, microblading technique which was she personally developed along with the help and expertise of her trusted Elite Team, Karen has recently featured in Elle, the Daily Mail and Vows and Venues magazine amongst many other notable publications performing treatments on journalists and celebs who have all been amazed by the results. Karen is now looking forward to teaching existing industry professionals and aspiring artists her innovative technique, which incorporates purpose made equipment developed by Karen, her Elite Team and industry professionals and perfectly complements Karen’s technique to deliver unparalleled results.

Karen will be hosting a seminar, as part of the ‘How to’ workshops, entitled ‘Microblading – more than a passing trend.’ The seminar aims to offer more information on the technique, its results and lucrativeness. The seminar will take place on Sunday 18th September at 4pm, and anyone interested in attending can book here. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the 2nd edition of the industry leading Permanent Magazine; a publication essential to permanent cosmetics artists, and those aspiring to join the industry, touching on fundamental aspects and developments in the world of permanent cosmetics.

In addition to these seminars, Karen Betts will also be launching her eagerly anticipated K.B Pro Lip pigment range, following the international success of her award winning K.B Pro permanent cosmetics brow and eye pigment range which launched last summer.

Special introductory exclusive offers on the lip range will be available at the show alongside a comprehensive lip  guide which offers an extensive overview of each lip pigment, and how to get the best results from them. Professional Beauty North is where Karen will officially unveil her lip pigment range, and is not to be missed. Karen will also be selling other products from her K.B Pro range including her award winning eyebrow and eyeliner pigments, eyebrow guides and rulers, and eyebrow pencil and sharpener.

Karen will be joined by her Nouveau Contour UK team, consisting of training specialists and advisors who will be offering expert assistance and guidance to anyone considering a career in permanent cosmetics, and information on what a career in the industry entails. Karen’s Elite Team will also be performing permanent makeup and microblading treatments on clients via LIVE demonstrations. Exclusive discounts are available for anyone who is interested in having a permanent makeup treatment at the show, with further discounts available for trained artists. Call the team to book or enquire on 0844 801 6838.

It’s going to be an exciting couple of days with lots happening. Make sure you don’t miss out. Come and visit Karen and the rest of the team on stand C3.



Nouveau Contour UK Win Safety in Beauty Diamond Award

Posted by Nadia Burgess on July 8, 2016

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Nouveau Contour UK are elated and thrilled to announce that they have won ‘The Safety in Beauty Diamond Award’ in Excellence and Dedication to Safety in Beauty 2016.

Facing stiff competition when initially shortlisted in the ‘Best Training & Professional Development’ category, from many other reputable and highly commended companies in the Medical and Advanced beauty sector of the beauty industry, Nouveau Contour UK was awarded the magnificent accolade at this year’s prestigious London White Party which took place on 2nd July.

Karen Betts, collected the award at the ceremony which took place at the White Party London   also a fundraiser for the Katie Piper Foundation. Karen said: “We are so happy to have won this award. It pays great testament to everything we strive for on a daily basis. We are 110% dedicated to delivering the next generation of permanent cosmetics artists and take great pride in everything we do. I’d like to thank my amazing team who are incredibly passionate and dedicated to providing the best possible training, service and support for all our of our artists.”


Karen Betts and Nouveau Beauty Group Win Industry Awards

Posted by Nadia Burgess on June 14, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Karen Betts won the Industry Innovation Award for her K.B Pro pigment range at The Micropigmentation Awards. The awards, which aim to recognise and reward business and individuals within the British permanent makeup industry, took place on the 22nd May at the Belfry Conference Hotel, Nottingham, as part of a conference for permanent cosmetic professionals. The event  was considered to be the UK’s most inspiring and educational event in micropigmentation, and although Karen was unable to attend, she was awarded the Industry Innovation Award, and Nouveau Beauty Group also won the Website Design Award.

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Karen said: ‘It is an absolute honour to win these awards. I launched the K.B Pro pigment range around this time last year, and they were received extremely well by industry professionals from all over the world. Me and my team worked tirelessly to test and refine the K.B Pro pigment range to ensure they were of the best possible quality and standard, and aid permanent cosmetic artists in delivering top results for their clients. This award is a great accolade and I couldn’t be happier.”

“I am also delighted to have won the best website design award and would like to thank my team for all of their hard work and dedication to continue developing the website.”

Sun Awareness Week 2016 with Nouveau Skin Therapy

Posted by KellyWard on May 9, 2016






So Sun Awareness Week has just kicked off and Nouveau Skin Therapy have some handy tips to keep you safe in the sun!

  • Apply SPF BEFORE you get dressed. Working around your clothes means you can easily miss spots of skin and leave them unprotected.
  • Always use a minimum SPF factor of 30.
  • Always apply BEFORE you get into the sun. SPF needs around 20 minutes to sink into the skin so leave enough time before you head out of the house.
  • Don’t just rely on your makeup. Even with added SPF protection in your foundation you would need to use a few coats for it give you sufficient protection on sunny days. Use an SPF as well.
  • Always check the expiry date on your sun cream. It’s always tempting to use leftover sun cream from last year’s holiday but active ingredients within SPF can lose their potency so always try and use a new sun cream each year.
  • Always put SPF around your eyes even if you’re wearing sunglasses. The reflection from the glasses can magnify UV exposure.
  • Don’t forget your scalp. Mist your scalp and hairline with a spray sun cream.
  • Never run out! Make sure you carry an SPF around with you at all times. Our Dermatude SPF 30 is in a handy portable 50ml bottle. Get yours here.

Sun is the biggest threat to skin health, so please be careful when out and about and always protect your skin!


Nouveau Contour UK Shortlisted for Safety in Beauty Diamond Award

Posted by Nadia Burgess on May 6, 2016

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Nouveau Contour UK are delighted to announce that they have made the shortlist in ‘The Safety in Beauty Diamond Award’ in Excellence and Dedication to Safety in Beauty, 2016.

Shortlisted for meeting a number of criteria points in specialist categories Nouveau Contour UK have been shortlisted for the ‘Best Training/Educational Professional Development Award’ , amongst many other reputable and highly commended companies in the Medical and Advanced beauty sector of the beauty industry.

Headed up by world renowned permanent cosmetic artist and industry educator, Karen Betts, Nouveau Contour UK specialise in leading permanent cosmetics training, with three state of the art training academies throughout the UK (based in London, Yorkshire and Milton Keynes).

The company was set up by Karen Betts in 2001, and has since won many industry awards and accolades which pay great testament to their unrivalled expert industry training and dedicated support network which has been created for their students.

Not only are Nouveau Contour UK one of the leading training providers for permanent cosmetics, they are also advocates of continuing professional development, offering opportunities and support for both their students and any permanent makeup artists trained elsewhere by hosting a number of events, seminars and workshops. These events are hosted throughout the year to enhance skills and expertise amongst artists, and also ensure best practice and high standards are maintained throughout the industry.

Karen Betts said; “We are extremely passionate about delivering the next generation of permanent cosmetics artists who will drive the industry forward. We take great pride in the training, service and support we offer and continue to look at ways to develop , progress and innovate. On behalf of my fabulous team I would like to say how happy and honoured we are to be shortlisted for this phenomenal award.”

Winners will be announced at a short award ceremony during the very popular 2nd annual London White Party on the 2nd July 2016, which is also a fundraiser for the Katie Piper Foundation and a glamorous evening of celebration where the guests #JustWearWhite.

Good luck to all finalists. An update on the lucky winner for this category will be announced following the award ceremony.

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