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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.”

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

Posted by Nadia Burgess on April 6, 2016

CPCP New Story

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.


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