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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 more than skin-deep, cosmetic tattooing changes lives (Scotsman.com)

Posted by Nadia Burgess on May 17, 2012

Ruth Walker (talking about Karen Betts’ semi-permanent makeup procedures): “It’s more than skin-deep, cosmetic tattooing changes lives” (Scotsman.com)

For many people, a tattoo is a way of demonstrating individuality or, conversely, membership of some kind of tribe or belief system.

For others, it can be life-changing; giving them back a part of themselves that has been cruelly taken away by fire, by disease, by a quirk of fate.

Karen Betts, a make-up artist and hair stylist, taught herself tattooing when she rented part of her building to a tattoo artist. Her earliest attempts were cute little Winnie the Poohs and love hearts – she admits now they were not her finest work.

 

But when, 15 years ago, one of her clients – a woman who had lost her hair during chemotherapy – was willing to let Betts get creative with her neighbour’s needle, her career took on a whole new trajectory. “She had lost her eyebrows, so I tattooed them in.

“Then, when she had breast cancer, I tattooed around her nipples after reconstructive surgery. I thought, ‘You know what, there is something to this. I think I could really give people back what they have lost.’”

Read this feature in full by clicking here , and don’t forget to take a look at Karen’s semi permanent makeup website.

 



Meet the UK’s leading make-up tattooist, Karen Betts

Posted by Nadia Burgess on April 30, 2012

Adding a touch of eye pencil to your eyebrows is becoming more and more popular as a daily beauty essential, but would you get yours tattooed on? What if you had cancer? Karen Betts is the inspirational woman behind a Harley Street clinic offering women permanent make-up solutions.

Whether you’ve lost your hair through illness or simply want to have an easier beauty regime, Karen is the woman who pioneered creative cosmetic tattooing in the UK 12 years ago.  She offers eyeliner, lip tinting, nipple pigmentation restoration and eyelash enhancement but she says her most popular treatment is by far eyebrow tattooing.

“About 80% of people don’t have a good eyebrow shape naturally and it makes such a huge difference to your face.”

 

Karen has tried and tested her own techniques and is keen to reassure people that it is a viable and realistic option:

“Some beauty journalists are snobby about the results because they say it doesn’t look real. If it’s done properly though, it should be a natural daytime look”.

The make-up lasts for 12 to 18 months before it needs retouching so it is important that it is an everyday look and she encourages her clients to use ordinary cosmetics if they want to create a heavier, evening look.

For anyone considering the procedure, Karen recommends going for a consultation. “You have to really trust anyone who is going to permanently tattoo your body,” she explains.

Karen really is the number one expert in her field and has appeared on television shows including 10 Years Younger, Extreme Makeover and This Morning. What makes her even more special is her compassion for women and men who have lost their self-esteem after illness or disfigurement. Katie Piper, the well-known campaigner behind the Katie Piper Foundation, is one of Karen’s long term clients and now Karen is the exclusive permanent make-up consultant for the foundation.

Click here to read the article in full

Our thanks to ‘Tell Us Fashion’ online magazine – click here to visit their website.

Take a look at Karen’s inspirational video’s on permanent makeup and medical tattooing with both Katie Piper and Caroline Monk by visiting Karen’s website, click here. You can also follow Karen on Twitter – follow her now

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Permanent Cosmetics – a soft, natural enhancement

Posted by Nadia Burgess on April 17, 2012

The latest beauty buzzwords – permanent cosmetics – have a huge impact on both a beauty therapist’s and client’s life.
“Permanent make-up is suitable for everyone from the young to the elderly who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance, those seeking reconstruction of areolas after surgery; camouflage of scars from burns, surgery, accidents or injuries, and the redefinition of facial features”. Karen Betts, industry expert.

 

Click here to read the Scratch Magazine article in full.

Click here to follow Nouveau Contour, Karen’s permanent cosmetics training academy, on Facebook or follow Karen on Twitter by clicking here.



The Katie Piper Foundation Video

Posted by Nadia Burgess on March 15, 2012

Karen Betts is delighted to announce a new collaboration with The Katie Piper Foundation which will see her become their official and exclusive permanent make-up consultant for 2012.

Katie Piper and her Foundation are well known in the UK for their charitable work which aims to make life easier for people living with burns and scars. Katie’s ambition is to help others in their quest to feel confident again in spite of their scars; and strives to recommend and provide a network of the best treatments and technicians available for fellow survivors.

Karen has personally worked with Katie Piper as she recovered from an acid attack in 2008 and, over a twelve month process, recreated Katie’s lips, brows and eye definition. This personal and professional relationship developed from then and resulted in Karen offering her expert skills and services in four clinic locations countrywide – including London’s prestigious Harley Street – to help survivors look and feel attractive again and hopefully help improve the lives of people living with facial disfigurements.

Katie Piper says: “I’m so pleased that Karen has offered her expertise to help other survivors feel more confident about themselves. She has a great passion and determination to help change people’s lives and I’m delighted that she’s able to help the Foundation.”




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