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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.”




Karen Betts & Caroline Monk join forces for Caroline’s Campaign

Posted by Nadia Burgess on March 15, 2012

An inspirational Campaign…

Caroline’s Campaign is the brainchild of campaigner and current ‘London Personality of The Year’ Caroline Monk. Caroline knows all too well, like many of Karen’s current patients, how devastating the effects of chemo are on a person’s physical appearance and confidence – this includes the loss of head hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. These symptoms serve as a constant reminder of the disease and can make coping with the illness very difficult. Caroline’s Campaigns see a number of deserving women pampered all over the country including Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Leeds.

Karen Betts is a BUPA registered beautician renowned across the world for her expertise in semi-permanent makeup and medical tattooing. Karen’s passion and determination to change lives coincides and parallels with Caroline Monk’s fantastic cancer charity work. Karen can literally tattoo back on their confidence to the affected areas. Karen’s work is unprecedented in both the beauty and medical sector and is also the MD of the largest semi-permanent make-up training school in Europe, ‘Nouveau Contour’ which trains thousands of individuals in these specialised ‘micropigmentation’ skills and we hope that Karen’s expertise and skills continue to make a positive change to the confidence and lives of these women who have been affected by the disease.

For more information on Caroline’s Campaign click here and for more information Karen’s semi-permanent makeup procedures, click here.

Keep up to date with the Nouveau Beauty Groups latest news by visiting our Official Facebook Fanpage – click here!



“Its nice to have eyebrows again!” by Corrie’s Catherine Tyldesley

Posted by Nadia Burgess on March 14, 2012

Do you watch Corrie?  If you’re a fan then you’ll recognise Catherine Tyldesley who plays fiesty newcomer, Eva Price – don’t her brows look fab!  That’s because Catherine visited Karen Betts for semi-permanent makeup on her eyebrows. Here’s what she had to say about her treatment…

“My eyebrows were non existant. After over plucking them when I was younger, they stopped growing. I had tried everything and grew tired of having to draw them on everyday. Then I heard about Karen Betts and the amazing work she does.

I am thrilled with the results. They look so natural and are the exact shape I wanted. Its nice to have eyebrows again!”

If you think you’d benefit from a semi-permanent brow treatment call 0845 6443994 now, or learn more about semi-permanent makeup by visiting Karen’s website – click here.



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