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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.

3rd Issue of Industry Leading Permanent Magazine Now Available

Posted by Nadia Burgess on May 4, 2016



We are very pleased to announce that the 3rd issue of Permanent Magazine is now available to purchase at the Nouveau Beauty Group pro store. As with the previous 2 issues the magazine is crammed with insightful and industry leading features from some of the leading experts in the field of permanent cosmetics, including Karen Betts.

The 3rd issue of the magazine sees Karen share an interesting and inspiration feature on medical tattooing.  Entitled ‘Burns and Scars’ the feature shows artists how medical tattooing can support burn survivors throughout their journey of recovery, and looks at case studies from 2 clients  from the Katie Piper Foundation.

Karen’s Permanent cosmetic pigment range, K.B Pro is also featured, showcasing some of the most popular pigments from the range and a few top tips from Karen herself on how to get the best from the pigments.

The magazine also features an enticing article from Toni Belfatto, often referred to as ‘The Master’; a dermopigmentation specialist who is highly commended for his ability to develop and innovate in the field of paramedical tattooing, and invent trico-pigmentation.

There are also exciting features on how to achieve perfect female eyebrows, how to choose proper shades for lips, the quest for perfect symmetry and much more from industry leaders. There is also a feature on the ‘Upcoming Stars of the Industry’ covering artists who are rapidly climbing the career ladder, which also features a student who was trained at the Karen Betts Permanent cosmetics Training Academy, Nouveau Contour UK.

Nouveau Beauty Group is the sole distributor of Permanent Magazine in the UK. Karen Betts said; “I cannot stress how incredibly important it is for Permanent cosmetic artists to continue to evolve and learn. I am always eager to continue learning and evolving my skills, even after more than 20 years in the industry. Permanent Magazine is one of the most informative and relevant industry magazines out there, offering education for continuing professional development for all artists. It really is a great read, and a fantastic resource for all professionals in the industry.”

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