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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.

Colour and Correction Pro-Tips Education Day #CCPROTIPS

Posted by Sarah Gordon on July 10, 2015



Colour and correction is one of the most vital theories of permanent cosmetics and medical tattooing for artists; assessing skin tone and types, using the correct 1NC - Quote-01needles, having the right stretch, the list goes on. But one of the primary factors in the quality of the final result for any client relies heavily upon the pigment used.

Does the pigment offer good stability and high definition? How does the pigment fade? Does the colour heal true? Does the pigment have the correct undertone and base to match the client’s skin tone? These are all important factors to consider before the needle even touches your clients skin.

With women investing thousands of pounds each year on permanent make-up, it is becoming more and more important to ensure they are getting the best possible results. To ensure artists throughout the UK are up to date and knowledgeable about colour and correction theory, Karen Betts, one of the most prolific names in semi-permanent makeup and tattooing, hosted a Permanent cosmetics Colour and Correction Pro-Tips Education Day at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on 6th July. The event was a resounding success, as Karen and her team of elite artists imparted their industry expertise and knowledge in all things colour theory.

“After more than 15 years in the industry, I am thrilled to have been able to experience the new colour wheel and KB Pro colour pigments.  Can’t wait to put both to good use. An invaluable course. All staff were knowledgeable, helpful and so pleasant. Great day, will attend further training with KB. Xx” Sandie

Karen also launched her new K.B Pro pigment range at the event, giving attendees an exclusive opportunity to use the new pigments. All attendees were gifted a goody bag of sample pigments worth £120, along with a Professional Colour Book and Colour Wheel worth over £100. All attendees also received a Certificate of Attendance to officially validate the invaluable information they had learnt.

Don’t worry if you missed the event, there are still a few spaces left at the Colour and Correction Day in South Yorkshire, 28th of September. But, hurry and book now as spaces are limited.

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

Posted by Sarah Gordon on July 2, 2015

colour and correction pro tips

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.

Karen won Natwest ‘Woman of the Year’ Award 2014

Posted by Nadia Burgess on February 9, 2015

We were delighted when our very own Karen Betts was shortlisted for Natwest ‘Business Woman of the Year’. The awards have become the defining event for Britain’s female entrepreneurs. When you consider Karen’s portfolio of businesses, encompassing Nouveau Lashes, HD Brows, Karen Betts Professional and Nouveau Contour you can see why she was shortlisted.

However, she didn’t win. Instead, the judging panel was so impressed by both her business achievements AND the incredible amount of charity work she does, that they elevated her to their overall “Woman of the Year”. That’s some achievement!

Karen Betts - Nouveau Lashes Director Crowned "Woman Of The Year" by Natwest
Judges described her “This woman is phenomenal” when agreeing she had led her companies to outstanding success, growing them from a small office in Yorkshire to an international team of over 180 employees with a turnover of £7 million, whilst driving her charity work in the specialist field of Medical Tattooing internationally.

Karen’s confidence, support and determination continues to inspire us all….her employees, her trained technicians, her charity work and her clients.

It’s official – we’re the UK’s leading professional lash supplier

Posted by Nadia Burgess on February 9, 2015

Not only did The Guild of Beauty Therapists award us with ‘Best Lash Supplier 2014’ in their annual ‘Awards of Excellence’, but they also conducted a recent survey that put Nouveau Lashes at the forefront of individual lashes training in the UK! The survey identified over 70 different professional lash training providers in the UK, but out in front was Nouveau Lashes with 9.7% share of the training market.

More beauty professionals choose to attend lash training courses at a Nouveau Lashes Academy than any other training provider and we welcome you all to the Nouveau Lashes family. Our mission is to give you the technique, skills and confidence to produce beautiful lashes but we don’t stop there. We want your business to thrive and grow and support you with the tools to do so.

Our Guild Award Win
And we’re now even more excited as we have just been shortlisted to retain our title for the 2015 awards. We couldn’t have done it without your support the first time so thank you so much from all at Team Lashes for taking the time to vote for us, and hope you’ll support us again. Click here if you’d like us to retain this amazing accolade and vote for us again.

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