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

Posted by Nadia Burgess on February 16, 2016

Bridgette Softley evening - big


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 Beauty Group exclusive distributor of Permanent Magazine

Posted by Sarah Gordon on October 14, 2015


It is with great pride that Nouveau Beauty Group can announce they are exclusive UK distributors of one of the industries newest permanent cosmetics magazines; set to take the industry by storm.

Permanent Magazine is a quarterly magazine, which addresses important issues and topics which are crucial to all professionals who operate in the permanent cosmetics industry. Covering everything from specialist hair stroke techniques and technical industry developments, to how to get the perfect eyebrow shape and medical tattooing insights, Permanent Magazine is the ultimate bible for all Permanent Cosmetics Artists.

As we all know the field of permanent make-up evolves at an astounding pace, and this is why a magazine of such calibre is an absolute necessity. Each issue aims to include articles on the important industry themes and aims to inspire and educate professionals in the field of permanent cosmetics. Some of the tops covered in the magazine include;

  • Exhibitions and congresses
  • Courses, schools and Master classes
  • Pigments and styles
  • Techniques and equipment
  • Medical issues
  • Interviews

Permanent Magazine endorses only the most reputable professionals on the market today, and the current issue (issue 2) features our very own Karen Betts; Director of Nouveau Beauty Group. Karen has an 8 page feature in the current issue, in which she shares her top tips and industry expertise on ‘How to Draw Brows in 10 Minutes’ using her very own Karen Betts Professional eyebrow guides.

Each issue comes with a complimentary DVD, which provides an additional aid and helps reconsolidate some of the key features covered in the magazine.

Nouveau Beauty Group are currently running a special subscription offer. Any permanent cosmetics artist who subscribes to 4 issues of Permanent Magazine will receive a free K.B Pro Professional Guide worth £99 – Visit the shop here.

Karen Betts and Nouveau Contour UK return to Pro Beauty North 2015

Posted by Sarah Gordon on September 14, 2015


Throughout her career, Karen Betts has always been passionate about supporting professionals in the permanent cosmetics industry, helping to raise industry standards. Not only is Karen the director of Nouveau Contour UK, the leading training academy for permanent cosmetics, she also personally trains an Elite Team of Artists, some of whom are trainers at Nouveau Contour, and work alongside her at her company, Karen Betts Professional. Alongside her Elite Artists and the Nouveau Contour Trainers, Karen performs top quality permanent makeup treatments for clients throughout the UK.

With this passion for all things permanent cosmetics, Karen is returning to  Professional Beauty North on 20 – 21st September 2015, in Manchester central, with her team to educate and inspire professionals within the industry. Karen and the team will also be carrying out permanent cosmetic treatments at the show.

Professional Beauty North is one of the UK’s leading beauty events open to professionals who currently operate in the beauty industry, or people who are looking to get involved with all things beauty. Nouveau Contour UK will also be present, educating people who are interested in embarking on a career in permanent cosmetics. Nouveau Contour UK is dedicated to delivering the best quality training, to aid and develop the next generation of permanent cosmetics artists. They will be there to advise visitors on what becoming a successful professional in this industry entails, and the training opportunities available.

Both Karen Betts Professional and Nouveau Contour are located on Stand C3.

Karen will also be running a seminar on the 20th September to further inform and inspire professionals and people interested in the beauty industry on: ‘How permanent cosmetics and medical tattooing can boost your business.’ The seminar is part of the ‘Advanced Treatments Programme’, and starts at 3pm. Delegates can benefit from an exclusive 50% discount by entering ‘DISP16’ at checkout.

To celebrate the launch of her new pigment range, Karen will be giving away a limited number of free 2ml samples from her new K.B Pro pigment range. The full K.B Pro range will also be available for purchase by qualified permanent cosmetics artists. Karen and her Elite Artists are carrying out treatments.

You can find out more information and check availability by calling 0844 801 6838.

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.

A-Lift Soap Award winner joins the NBG team at Beauty UK

Posted by Nadia Burgess on May 28, 2013

Following our previous Blog post from A-Lift Angel Soap Awards competition winner Lynsey Craig about her star studded weekend in Manchester, treating the nations favourite soap stars to a pre red carpet A-Lift facial, Lynsey travelled to Birmingham to join the Nouveau Beauty Group team at the Beauty UK 2013 show at the NEC.  Here is Lynsey’s blog about the show.

Lynsey was invited to attend the show with the team, following the fantastic social media and promotional work she carried out as part of the A-Lift Soap Awards competition. She gladly accepted and travelled to Birmingham after the Soap Awards to join the A-Lift team to perform treatments across the two days of the show.

“I have been really busy over the last few months since completing A-Lift training and introducing the treatment to my salon promoting A-Lift on Twitter.  This has lead to me following quite a few (!) NBG employees associated directly with A-Lift – including the MD of Nouveau Beauty GroupKaren Betts.

Tweeting my treatment results and having them re-tweeted by such employees made me proud that I was getting the results they expected from the treatment, and Beauty UK was my chance to finally meet everyone and finally put faces to Twitter names!

On arrival at The NEC in Birmingham, I was given a very warm welcome by a very friendly Nouveau Beauty Group team and they all made me feel instantly at ease. Having never worked on a stand at such an event, I felt a little anxious and unsure of what to expect, but I needn’t have worried!  As soon as the doors opened for the show on the Sunday (19th May), we were in business! I was carrying out treatments with one of my A-Lift trainers Amanda, and also had the pleasure of working with Kate, Lynsey, Lesley and the Brand Ambassador for A-Lift, Elizabeth Caroline. At the show Nouveau Beauty Group also had three other stalls for their other beauty brands, Nouveau Contour, Dermatude and HD Brows.

On the A-Lift stand, I was happily asked to perform the Miracle Moments express A-Lift treatment on salon owners/therapists who were at the show and had already heard about A-Lift and come to the stand to find out more.  This was a great opportunity for me to talk to people who were genuinely interested in the treatment and let them know how it’s worked for me in my salon and what I’ve done to increase brand awareness in salons local area.

We were non-stop with treatments throughout the day and it soon flew by, with everyone treated by us being impressed with their treatment and looking for further information. At the very end of the day, Frankie Essex and Bobby Norris (TOWIE) visited our stall and booked themselves in for a treatment the following morning and I got a fabulous HD Brow treatment from the eyebrow queen herself, Nilam Patel. Day two (Monday 20th May) of the show started at 10am and sure enough, Frankie and Bobby arrived for their A-Lift treatment when the show opened.  Frankie had her treatment with me and Amanda treated Bobby. Frankie was lovely and chatted throughout her treatment – mentioning that she had wanted to try A-Lift for a while as other Towie cast members have sworn by it before special events. Both Frankie and Bobby thoroughly enjoyed their treatments, and after a quick impromptu photo call, it was time to treat the Beauty UK visitors.  Throughout the day we were inundated with visitors wanting an A-Lift treatment which was fantastic as we were so busy and got to pamper and talk to so many people.

Across the show I had the opportunity to overhear Elizabeth explaining the technology behind the treatment to a Doctor and was so impressed with how in depth her knowledge and understanding of the treatment as a whole is, and how she has incorporated a nano-current facial into her more holistically based salon. I also had the chance to carry out a treatment on a very sceptical therapist, and thoroughly enjoyed changing her opinion completely on what the treatment is and isn’t before the end of the day.  At the end of day two at Beauty UK, my stay south of the border was over… And I didn’t want to go home!  Having the opportunity to attend two events as part of NBG was an incredible experience, and not once did I feel as though I didn’t belong there with them.

Initially, I entered the competition because of the tag-line: work backstage at the British Soap Awards but ended up meeting countless amazing people, and got to talk about a treatment which I love doing and am completely supportive of.  I also got to see how incredible Nouveau Beauty Group works as a team and how they all support each other and see how passionate they all are about what they do.

I’ve come back to the salon even more determined to spread the word about the A-Lift machine and its treatments.  I have had the pleasure of meeting such lovely celebrities who also love the A-Lift treatment (and standing within extremely close proximity to Brendan Brady) was just a bonus!

Thank you so much to Karen Betts, Lesley Wilks, Nilam Patel and Nouveau Beauty Group as a whole for a phenomenal four days!”

Big thanks to Lynsey, for giving up four days of her time to travel down and work with us at the Soap Awards and Beauty UK and writing two Blog pieces for us.


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