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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.”

Karen Betts Hosts CPCP exam to enable Permanent Cosmetics Artists to gain Internationally recognised qualification.

Posted by Nadia Burgess on April 6, 2016

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Karen Betts has a long standing association with the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals (SPCP) and is proud to be a lifelong member of the association, and regularly attends and speaks at their conferences. Both Karen and the SPCP are passionate about professionalism in permanent cosmetics, and bringing the CPCP exam to the UK has been a natural development in the working relationship between Karen and SPCP. Karen will be hosting the only CPCP exam in the UK on Sunday, 15th May 2016, at her Yorkshire Nouveau Contour Training Academy.


What is the CPCP examination?

The Certified Permanent Cosmetics Professionals (CPCP) exam was developed by SPCP to provide professional permanent cosmetics artists with a creditable certificate post-training. The certification is a highly regarded certification, which tests all aspects of an artist’s knowledge, with particular focus on safe working practices. Artists who pass the exam may display their CPCP credential as a mark of distinction to clients and health professionals.


Why is the CPCP certification beneficial to permanent cosmetics artists?

The CPCP exam tests all aspects of an artist’s knowledge about permanent cosmetics. It also demonstrates that the artist has currently knowledge of safe working practices in hygiene. It also proves that they are continuing their education in permanent cosmetics. Meeting the entry criteria and passing the exam means that an artist displaying the CPCP title can show clients that they are active in the industry and are constantly striving to ensure they are updated on the latest techniques and training.


What does passing the exam mean?

CPCP certification is a formal recognition of comprehension of a specific body of knowledge demonstrated at the time of the examination and is a certification which is recognised on an international basis. It is a mark of excellence and demonstrates that a certified individual has the knowledge to provide a particular level of quality service.


If you would like any further information or to book your place, call 0844 801 3051. Please note spaces are limited, and this is the only CPCP exam to take place in the UK this year.

Karen Betts Launching New K.B Pro Microblading Course at Professional Beauty London

Posted by Nadia Burgess on February 18, 2016

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Karen Betts will be unveiling her new cutting edge K.B Pro Microblading course at Professional Beauty London, (taking place at London ExCel on Sunday 28th February), via an exclusive seminar entitled; Microblading – the New Permanent Eyebrow Embroidery Technique.

With a recent ‘Industry Survey’ conducted by The Guild showing that brow treatments have grown in demand by 33% in the last 12 months, there’s no doubt that eyebrow treatments are becoming increasingly popular amongst discerning customers who know exactly what they want. It’s clear there has never been a better time to learn the latest eyebrow technique.

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 a signature micro-balding course which officially launches in Summer 2016. Anyone interested can attend Karen’s seminar for just £5 to find out more about the new course, and be amongst the first to actually enrol.

So what makes this course so unique? Karen has been working with leading technical experts to develop her own patent-pending hand tool which works in sync with her acclaimed K.B Pro pigments. With this in mind she has created a comprehensive training course using these products to give students the confidence, know-how and skills to deliver market-leading results, which are in high demand.

Karen is inviting permanent cosmetics artists, salon owners, beauticians and anyone interested in learning the new technique to attend the seminar which is part of the ‘How To Workshop’ programme at Professional Beauty London. So why not book your place and find out how you could master this niche brow technique and increase your potential earnings and client base.

Anyone who attends Karen’s microblading seminar will also 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 essentials aspects and developments in the world of permanent cosmetics.

Karen Betts and the Nouveau Contour team will be available on stand 030, to offer further advice on the new K.B Pro microblading course options and permanent cosmetics training.


*Terms and conditions apply



An Exclusive Informal ‘Motivational and Educational’ Evening with Bridgette Softley

Posted by Nadia Burgess on February 16, 2016

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Bridgette Softley, one of the most esteemed permanent cosmetics artists in the country, is inviting 30 Nouveau Contour trained technicians to an exclusive informal motivational and educational session at the London, Purley Training Academy on Monday, 4th April, 5pm – 8pm.

Bridgette is hosting this exclusive informal evening for Nouveau Contour trained technicians, to further support them and help give them a deeper insight in to key industry skills and work ethics.

The evening presents a great opportunity for techs to chat to Bridgette about common problems across the industry.

Bridgette will be offering industry leading hints, tips, help, support and advice on hot topics, and any current concerns or professional challenges raised by attendees; this could be anything from the intricacies of colour theory to advice on marketing and self promotion, and much more.

This is an evening not to be missed. With a reservation fee of only £50, attendees will benefit from 3 hours in which they can gain insight from one of the best artists in the industry. It will also be a great opportunity for permanent cosmetics artists to develop themselves by networking with other professionals in the industry, whilst enjoying complimentary wine and nibbles.

The £50 reservation fee is redeemable against any permanent cosmetics products purchased from the Nouveau Beauty Group Pro Store within 30 days of attending the event (terms and conditions apply), so it’s also a great opportunity to stock up on pigments or any other treatment essentials.

Any Nouveau Contour trained technicians interested in attending the evening can call 0844 801 3051 ext 209/210, to get more information or reserve a place.



Nouveau Contour and Karen Betts Return to Professional Beauty London

Posted by Nadia Burgess on January 22, 2016



Nouveau Contour are looking forward to returning to one of the UK’s leading Beauty Industry Events, Professional Beauty London, on Sunday 28th and  Monday 29th February, to meet and talk to aspiring permanent cosmetics artists and provide information on what a career in the industry entails.

Located on stand O30. discussing everything from the training courses which are available, to the potential earning power a career in the industry can bring, the Nouveau Contour team will also have a practice area available. Here attendees can try their hand at tattooing using the industry leading Nouveau Contour Intelligent Machine and Pigment Pen, and get a feel for the equipment and basic techniques used by the pros.

The Nouveau Contour Trainers will also be present at the show, performing permanent cosmetics treatments on clients via live demonstrations, to show potential students the quality of work which can be achieved if they opt to train with the best in the industry.

Karen Betts will be joining the Nouveau Contour Trainers performing treatments and talking to attendees about training opportunities. She will also be hosting seminars on both days to educate attendees on medical tattooing and unveil her new semi-permanent makeup technique, which teaches artists how to create perfect eye brows featuring natural, long lasting hair strokes, similar to those created through micro-blading.

Products from the Nouveau Beauty Group shop will also be available for permanent makeup artists to purchase on both days, as well as the acclaimed pigments from Karen Betts’ ‘K.B Pro’ pigment range.

Nouveau Contour and Karen Betts are very much looking forward to seeing everyone there.


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