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Nouveau Contour UK Returns to Professional Beauty North to Showcase Leading Permanent Cosmetics Training

Posted by Nadia Burgess on September 8, 2016



Nouveau Contour UK are excited to be returning to Professional Beauty North on 18th and 19th September on stand C3.

The annual exhibition which takes place in Manchester, presents the perfect opportunity for anyone considering a career in permanent cosmetics to speak to the expert team of training specialists about what a career in the industry entails, and what course options are available. 

Practice areas will be available on the Nouveau Contour stand for prospects to try their hand at using the Nouveau Contour Intelligent Machine. They will also be able to watch the Nouveau Contour Trainers perform permanent eyebrow, eyeliner and lip treatments on clients via live demonstrations. The ever popular demos are a spectacular showcase of the techniques which are taught on the courses in specialist training academies located throughout the UK, and are a perfect way to show the quality results which can be achieved by all Nouveau Contour trained artists. Exclusive discounts are available for anyone who would like to book in for a permanent makeup treatment at the show, with savings of up to £500 available.

Industry leader and Nouveau Contour UK MD, Karen Betts, will also be on stand C3 educating the crowd on how she achieved her successful career and providing insights in to the industry, how it has evolved and how lucrative it has become. She will also be talking about her specialist and award winning permanent cosmetics and microblading brand, K.B Pro, communicating some exciting news, including the official launch of her eagerly anticipated permanent cosmetics lip range.

Karen and her team will also be available to offer advice to trained permanent cosmetics artists who are looking to take their career to the next level by enhancing their current skills and developing new techniques with Evolve courses, which are taught by Karen Betts and the Elite Nouveau Contour Trainers.

Head International Nouveau Contour UK Trainer Bridgette Softley, who will be hosting a seminar as part of the ‘Embracing all tones of women’ seminars. Bridgette’s ‘Black Beauty’ seminar is essential for any practicing permanent makeup artists and will explore the importance of understanding and being able to identify skin undertone, skin type and how these factors are considered in pigment selection. She will demonstrate the possibilities and limitations for darker skinned beauties considering cosmetic tattoo procedures and eyelash enhancements. The seminar is due to take place on the Sunday, at 1pm. More details and booking information for Bridgette’s seminar can be found here.

It’s going to be an exciting couple of days, with lots happening. Don’t forget to pop by and see the team and industry expert, Karen Betts, on stand C3 (located to the left of the front entrance) starting at 9am on 18th September.


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!


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