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Nouveau Contour UK returns to Olympia Beauty with Karen Betts

Posted by Sarah Gordon on September 29, 2015

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Nouveau Contour is returning to one of the UK’s industry leading beauty trade shows, to showcase training opportunities and educate attendees on what a successful career in permanent cosmetics entails.

Located on stand E40, Nouveau Contour will be offering guests the chance to experience the art of permanent cosmetics, first hand. Expert training consultants will be present to offer in-depth information on the training options available. The team will also offer attendees the chance to try their hand at tattooing and learn basic hair stroke techniques, with a Nouveau Contour machine in a practice area. The Nouveau Contour team will be confirming the new training dates for 2016, giving attendees the first opportunity to view the dates and book on the courses, before the dates are made public.

Joining Nouveau Contour on the stand will be one of the UK’s leading permanent cosmetics and medical tattoo artists, Karen Betts, MD of Nouveau Contour UK.

Karen will be attending the event alongside her Elite Team of permanent cosmetic artists and performing treatments on clients alongside the Nouveau Contour Trainers. The live demonstrations provide the perfect opportunity for attendees to talk directly with the Nouveau Contour trainers and see the quality of treatments which can be achieved when someone embarks on training in permanent cosmetics with Nouveau Contour.

For those who are already trained in permanent cosmetics, products will be available to purchase at the Pro Shop, with a number of offers running. Not to mention, it will be the last opportunity for permanent cosmetics artists to claim their free 2ml K.B Pro pigment samples.

Karen Betts will also be hosting a free seminar as part of the Advanced Beauty Conference in which she will be educating professionals on ‘The art of selecting the right pigments in permanent cosmetics’ – an invaluable seminar for anyone trained in permanent cosmetics.

For more information contact a member of the team on 0844 801 6838.



Karen Offers Permanent Cosmetic Artists chance to Sample New K.B Pro Pigments

Posted by Sarah Gordon on August 26, 2015

To commemorate the launch of her new K.B Pro pigments, Karen Betts is offering permanent cosmetics artists throughout the UK the chance to receive six FREE 2ml sample pigments in assorted colours, worth over £50, for a limited time only.

Each pigment from the new K.B Pro range has been thoroughly tested and personally approved by Karen and her Elite Team of Permanent cosmetics artists, and as well as offering greater stability and higher definition, the K.B Pro pigments also achieve a ‘truer’ intended healing colour.whykbpro

Even though the pigments have been approved by some of the industry’s most renowned permanent cosmetics artist, Karen wants to give artists the opportunity to undertake their own trials and give the pigments their very own seal of approval.

The complimentary samples consist of 3 brow pigments: Ibiza, Paris and Milan; an adjuster pigment sample; Casablanca and Rio De Janiero; a soft black Eyeliner Pigment. The sixth pigment is a mystery pigment which varies for each sample, giving artists the ability to experience different pigments from the K.B Pro range.

To get the most out of the samples, Karen has devised some top tips:

BROW PIGMENT SAMPLES

IBIZA  

A really lovely colour to use on fair-haired clients and it stays true in the skin once healed. Due to its slightly cool and soft ashy undertones, I find it works well in fair skin and neutralises soft salmon tones.

PARIS

 A lovely, rich medium-to-dark cool brown with a hint of golden undertones. Heals very true to colour. I sometimes warm it up with a couple of drops of Casablanca. I love to use a 1 point needle with Paris for really well defined hair strokes.

MILAN

My universal medium-to-dark brown. Upon healing the client will lose a maximum 10%-20% of the colour, so great retention.  For cooler skin tones, you may want to warm it up with a couple of drops of Casablanca.

ADJUSTER PIGMENT SAMPLE

CASABLANCA  

A lovely yellow-orange mixer and warmer for light to medium toned brow pigments. It’s also great for shading over light grey brows before adding hair strokes.

EYELINER PIGMENT SAMPLE

RIO DE JANIERO

A mid-range and soft black due to it’s blend of carbon and iron oxide. I would recommend you don’t use this pigment on thin skin or where an obvious protrusion of veins is visible on the eyelids, and don’t mix it with anything else.

Permanent cosmetics artists can claim their free sample by clicking here.



Dermatude And A-Lift Shortlisted In MyFaceMyBody Awards 2015

Posted by Nadia Burgess on August 21, 2015

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I am so proud to announce that both A-Lift and Dermatude have been shortlisted in this year’s MyFaceMyBody awards.

A-Lift in the ‘Best Skin Tightening’ category and Dermatude in the ‘Best Anti-Ageing Treatment’ category.

I knew when I discovered A-Lift around 4 years ago and met with the inventor, Ali Hussain, that this treatment was something special. I didn’t know then what I know now about nanocurrent technology, but I knew it was something special and not something to pass up.

I am ecstatic that it is finally getting the recognition it deserves. It is being placed in front of this large audience as all I ever wanted was to bring this treatment to the public. I want fantastic results, such as the ones that can be achieved from an A-Lift treatment, to be readily available to men and women up and down the country. If being shortlisted for this award introduces A-Lift to one person who can benefit from it’s breathtaking results – I will be happy.

It’s not all about A-Lift of course, Dermatude being shortlisted for the anti-ageing award is amazing!

After A-Lift, I got really interested in the skin health industry and when I found Dermatude I again knew this was another innovation. Dermatude has revolutionised skin needling by reducing the risk, improving safety and introducing no downtime after a treatment. Pair all of that with the dramatic results I see daily and you’re onto a winner.

I know there are thousands of people out there who know how special both A-Lift and Dermatude are. If you can take two minutes out of your day to vote for us I would be very grateful.

To vote for us – click here to vote! Every vote is appreciated.

Thanks, Karen x



Karen Betts Launches K.B Pro Pigment Range

Posted by Sarah Gordon on July 28, 2015

Colours you can trust

The name Karen Betts is recognised as one of the leading and most dominant names in the Permanent Cosmetics Industry. But taking the industry by storm over the last 20 years; MD at Nouveau Beauty Group; one of the most reputable beauty groups in the UK and also responsible for HD Brows and Nouveau Lashes, launching Nouveau Contour – the UK’s most reputable Permanent Cosmetics Training academies,  collaborating with the Katie Piper Foundation, winning several industry awards which include the ‘Industry Leader Award 2015’ and ‘Woman of the Year at the 2014 Natwest Every Woman Awards’, amongst many other accolades, simply wasn’t enough for Karen Betts. This month, saw Karen launch K.B Pro; her very own range of permanent cosmetics pigments, developed and manufactured in the UK.

It’s no secret Karen is extremely passionate and dedicated to continue evolving and progressing in her career, to offer the most elite treatments and results for her clients, and to also ensure that all permanent cosmetics artists that train through her academies are also providing the best possible treatments and services. So it’s hardly surprising that she worked tirelessly over the last two years to develop, test and refine the pigments. Enlisting the help of her trusty Elite Permanent Cosmetics Artists, Karen’s aim was to ensure the pigments were produced to the highest possible quality and standard, so permanent cosmetics artists and medical tattoo artists around the World could deliver optimum results for their clients.

Not only do the pigments glide into the skin more effortlessly and heal true to colour, they also fade to hues that still appear perfectly natural.

There are currently 12 brow pigments, 11 eyeliner pigments and 5 adjusters available within the range. Karen has also created 4 colour collections; the Vogue Pigment collection (a vibrant eye pigment colour collection), the Back and Grey collection, the Day Brow Pigment collection and the Night Brow Collection, and there is an Adjuster collection available. What more could a permanent cosmetics artist ask for?

Well, there is also a Professional Colour Guide for the pigment range which offers invaluable insight into how to get the best from the range, select pigments, blend and adjust pigments to suit specific client skin tones, and also give in-depth summaries and case studies for each pigment.

The pigment range is now available for professionals to purchase at Nouveau Beauty Group, with introductory promotional offers which are valid for a limited time only, and the colour guide will be available to purchase shortly.

Also, in support of the her new pigment range, Karen has created K.B Pro Education, an educational forum on Facebook which professional cosmetics artists can join to gain more information and insights into the pigments and other products in the K.B Pro range. Through the forum, professionals can also benefit from exclusive advice and support from Karen and her Elite Team of cosmetics artists, alongside industry and educational updates, and professional tips.



Karen Betts Is Coming To Leeds To Host Colour & Correction Pro Tips Event

Posted by Sarah Gordon on July 2, 2015

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In the world of permanent make-up, it’s all about giving your clients confidence. We know how important it is for you to be able to show that you have the skills, technique and knowledge!

With this in mind, in a short few days Karen Betts will be hosting a Colour & Correction Pro Tips Education Day, where attendees will be able to really master their colour and correctional skills and learn from the best in the business.

Karen and her elite trainers can’t wait to meet permanent make-up professionals and share some invaluable skills and industry insights.

Not to mention, Karen will be launching her new pigment range – K.B. Pro. Karen and her team of elite artists have worked hard to develop a new range of pigments right here in the UK. Everyone attending the event will get a chance to exclusively sample and purchase the pigments!

The new pro pigments have been tested and proven to:

  •    Offer greater stability and higher definition
  •    Reduce fading, giving a more natural appearance over time
  •    Achieve ‘truer’ intended healing colour

The new pigment range will be available alongside the Nouveau Contour range over at the Pro Store. Keep an eye out!

Even if you’re not at the event and are excited about the launch or have a colour and correction tip you want to share – join us online! You can even just browse and find out what’s going on. Use the hashtag #CCPROTIPS on social media to get involved.

Tweet Karen at @Karen_Betts or Tweet @Nouveau_Contour for any training related questions.

We aren’t just stopping there, we’re bringing our Colour and Correction event to London! So you still have a chance to book your place and get to try out the new pigment range. Hurry as places are limited! Visit the link here for more information.

What kind of permanent make-up events do you hope to see in the future? Leave us a comment, as we’d love to hear from you.



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