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Karen Betts Returns To Permanent Make-Up World Conference 

Posted by Sarah Gordon on September 14, 2015


Karen Betts is returning to Amsterdam for The Permanent Make-Up World Conference 2015; a two-day conference giving industry professionals an exclusive opportunity to network, learn new techniques and find out more about the latest developments in the sector. The event takes place on the 7th and 8th November.

The conference, Hosted by Nouveau Contour will take place on the 7th and 8th November, and is an absolute must for any permanent cosmetics artists to enhance their career and continue evolving professionally.

Karen Betts, one of the UK’s leading permanent cosmetics artists and distributor of Nouveau Contour in the UK, will be attending the conference for valuable networking opportunities and to also meet industry professionals from around the world and share best practice. Karen is a true believer in the importance of professional development, and is passionate about exploring ways to develop herself professionally. She seizes every opportunity to not only pass on her knowledge and expertise to those around her, but also learn and evolve professionally from the experience and knowledge of others.

Karen uses her continual learning to develop her companies, which include Karen Betts Professional and Nouveau Contour UK. This way, Karen can remain confident that her companies represent the best industry practices in the world of permanent makeup.

The conference will offer learning and development for permanent makeup professionals at every level. Each delegate has the ability to attend classes from leading experts, in order to have an experience which is personal and relevant to their individual growth. Salon owners, individual artists and mobile artists from around the world, stand to gain a lot from the event.

Everyone who attends the Permanent Make-Up World Conference will receive a certificate of participation. Certification such as this and SCPC are an excellent tool for proving credibility to customers. Being up-to-date and in the know will enhance any business or artist, no matter how large or small.

As an additional treat, attendees will have the chance to mix business with pleasure at the events official Gala Dinner; the perfect opportunity to make new acquaintances and network with like-minded professionals over a luxury meal.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic event – If you’re interested in attending the event, register now.

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 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:



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.


 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.


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.



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.



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.

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.

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