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Come Along to Our Discovery Day With Karen Betts

Posted by Nadia Burgess on February 10, 2017

Permanent makeup microblading trainingPermanent cosmetics pioneer, Karen Betts, is hosting a Discovery Day on the 22nd March in her Yorkshire training academy. If you’re new to permanent cosmetics or you want to know more about starting or developing further in your training, this informative event provides the perfect opportunity to learn everything you need to know about the industry and the new K.B Pro training programme.

Permanent cosmetics training has now evolved and, with the demand for permanent makeup treatments continuing to grow, it’s now more important than ever to do your research when searching for the very best training provider.

Topics covered at the event include:

  • An audience with Karen Betts ‘My journey and experiences’
  • Traditional permanent cosmetics and microblading
  • The increase in popularity of microblading
  • The benefits of training with K.B Po
  • You and your business’s earning potentials
  • Attractive and affordable finance options
  • What is the ideal training option for you
  • Cutting edge permanent cosmetics equipment required to perform treatments
  • Aftercare & support (what happens after you have trained)

Places are filling up fast so come along and meet Karen, see our training academy and find out more about permanent cosmetics and microblading. You will even have the opportunity to get a feel for cosmetic tattooing yourself with one of our practice mats!

To secure your place call 01977 655 350 or email info@kbpro.com and we’ll see you there!



11 Reasons You Should Consider a Career in Microblading

Posted by Nadia Burgess on January 16, 2017

11 Reasons to consider a career in microbladingIf you’ve not heard of Microblading yet, where have you been hiding!?

The latest permanent brow technique of Microblading is part of the cosmetic tattooing family and continues to take the industry by storm in 2017.

As leading trainers, we have insider knowledge of those who have embarked on our Microblading training journey and have the pleasure of watching them and their businesses grow as a result. If you’ve been watching from the side lines, it’s about time you considered your new career in Microblading.

We’ve compiled a list of 11 top reasons why Microblading should be your next smart career move…

 

  1. It appeals to a wide audience

From twenty-somethings who want perfect ‘on fleek’ brows for their Instagram snaps, to the more mature client who has lost some brow hair with age, Microblading is a technique that appeals to so many people. As long as the client is over 18, they can be eligible for a Microblading treatment so your pool of clients is wide open, meaning more income and easier marketing.

 

  1. You can give the gift of confidence

There’s nothing more rewarding when you have a career in Permanent Cosmetics than making a real difference to someone’s confidence. A brow treatment can seem like such a small thing but it can be life changing for many. Seeing the smile on a client’s face after they’ve seen the final result is something that will always give you job satisfaction and that warm fuzzy feeling inside.

 

  1. Brows will change the look of a face instantly

Brows are so important as they frame the facial features. Without them, the face can look incomplete or unbalanced. With so many brow makeup products on the market, beauty junkies now recognise this too, so give them a permanent solution so they can look their best every day.

 

  1. Microblading continues to be in high demand, year after year

This isn’t just a craze. The demand for Microblading treatments is huge and continues to rise. Wherever you look, the term Microblading pops up in another beauty blog post or news story and celebrities are embracing this new treatment because of its undetectable, natural look. That being said, expectations from clients are high so, to be able to deliver first class treatments, you need to train with the best. Karen Betts has developed her own techniques and products that will help you become the artist that all clients will want to visit.

 

  1. You can build a lucrative business

Depending on the amount of training and how hard you work to market your services, the opportunity to make a healthy living for yourself is most certainly there. With the average treatment procedure costing around £350 and the outgoings minimal, you can easily earn a healthy profit from each treatment. People pay you for your skill and expertise so the more you practice and get the word out there, the more you can earn.

 

  1. You can quickly get a return on your investment

Due to the high earning potential, you can recuperate your training investment in a short amount of time, unlike many other businesses or beauty courses. If you are planning to perform treatments full time or fit in appointments around your current job, you will soon be in profit and earn enough to cover your training and set up costs.

 

  1. Microblading creates the most natural look

The great thing about the natural look of Microblading is that it’s not trend led. The treatment is designed to complement the face and enhance what would naturally be there so, although this technique is a trend that is booming in popularity now, it’s definitely a look that is here to stay.

 

  1. Microblading can fit in alongside traditional permanent cosmetics

Microblading goes hand in hand with other traditional permanent cosmetics procedures performed with a cosmetic tattoo machine. You can achieve a look by combining the two techniques or offer your client more options by adding this service to your list too.

 

  1. You’ll be learning the latest techniques

With K.B Pro, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are always learning the latest techniques with the most innovative pigments and tools. Karen is constantly wanting to learn more and develop her training to a whole new level and with her involvement with the SPCP the bar is always rising – she even gets advice from Richard Branson! Becoming a master in Microblading is not going to be a walk in the park but, with plenty of practice and support from your trainers, the sky’s the limit and we can take you there!

 

  1. You can become a master of brows

If it’s only brows you want to train in, that’s absolutely fine. By focusing purely on brows, you can become a specialist and develop your skills and techniques within brow treatments. Define yourself as the go-to technician for the best brows in the land and you’ll soon have clients on a waiting list to come and see you.

 

  1. You can expand your offering

If you already offer another brow treatment such as HD brows, this could be the next step in your career. Not only could you offer your clients a temporary brow solution, but you could have a permanent one too. If you are already familiar with brows and have experience drawing them on different clients, then that will put you in good stead to start Microblading training.

 

So could Microblading be the dream career path you’ve been waiting for? Find out more information at www.kbpro.com or get in touch with out training specialists who are always happy to talk.



3 Simple Steps to Start Your Career in Permanent Cosmetics

Posted by Nadia Burgess on November 30, 2016

large_editThe demand for Permanent cosmetics is growing year on year so once you’ve found the passion and the drive to succeed in Permanent Cosmetics, what steps should take next to ensure your dream career becomes your reality?

Do your research

Really think about what kind of course you want to take part in and how you would like to learn. You’ll need experienced trainers who support and guide you through your learning along with the very best working environment. After all, you will be investing money into your future so you’ll want to get the very best out of your training and journey in to your new career. Try and attend an observation day to give you a taster of what to expect and an opportunity to ask any questions you may initially have.

Work Hard and Absorb the Knowledge

Once you’ve enrolled to your course, utilise the training information, teachers and practical workshops to hone your skills and ask plenty of questions – after all, knowledge is power! At Nouveau Contour UK we use a variety of teaching techniques to help you retain as much information as possible. From pre- training materials to prepare at home, to practical workshops enabling you to perfect your technique on real life models, we cover everything to make sure you feel comfortable and confident to perform permanent cosmetics treatments which you and your clients can be proud of. The training is intense and thorough and consists of a good balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to firmly set you up for the future. Once your course has finished, that’s not the end. We provide ongoing support for all of our students throughout their training and also after they have completed their training with us. We are passionate about being part of your entire journey as a permanent cosmetic artist from the very start. We have a dedicated online support forum for all of our students no matter where they are in their career, and support is available from Karen Betts, the Nouveau Contour Training team and also our specialist Evolve Team, which has been specifically set up to support, encouragement and guidance.

Make a Basic Business Plan

Once you have completed your training, you’ll need to think about how you would like your new found skills to work for you. You may decide to make appointments to work around your current job or lifestyle as an additional revenue stream or you may decide to fully immerse yourself in the world of permanent makeup. Whatever the end goal, set yourself realistic milestones and tasks to achieve over time. The beauty of training in permanent cosmetics is that you can set your own rules and have the freedom to make your career in the industry work for you.

It’s a very exciting time to join a thriving industry, contact our team and start your journey today!



Nouveau Contour Student, Paula Elvey Wins Industry Award

Posted by Nadia Burgess on November 23, 2016

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“It’s never too late to change your career and follow your dreams”

It’s been a busy year at our Permanent Cosmetics Training Academy and there’s nothing we love more than hearing how our students are getting on once they have completed their course and qualified.

Fifty-two-year-old Paula Elvey started her Permanent Makeup journey with Nouveau Contour after deciding to start a new career and leave her job selling electric components. Just two years after completing her training in 2014 she won a UK Micropigmentation Award which is a huge accolade for any Permanent Cosmetics Artist. After being nominated by one of her clients, she entered, was shortlisted and won the ‘Best Simi-Permanent Artist – Two Years Experience and Under’ category. The judging process involved submitting case studies on eyes, brows and lip treatments to be examined by an expert panel as well as using Mystery Shoppers to get a better insight in to service she offers. She has achieved so much in a short space of time and we couldn’t be more proud!

Paul with her award

Since graduating as a Permanent Makeup Artist she has been hard at work perfecting her craft and changing people’s lives, but nothing could have prepared her for how rewarding her new found career could be. The passion, emotion and life changing results Paula is able to give her clients is one of the main things she loves about her career.

“I have witnessed and shared pure moments of delight with an 82 year old who ‘hasn’t had brows for decades’, and tears of joy from a working mum who is simply sick of spending 1-2 hours per week drawing her eyebrows on – and badly!“

When speaking about her decision to train with Nouveau Contour Paula said: “Originally, my aim when deciding to train in this demanding – but so rewarding – industry, was to delight my clients and enhance their features, which would naturally enhance their confidence.  That’s why I did my research and chose the very best Academy out there, which was Karen Betts and Nouveau Contour. Was it tough? Absolutely. But I wanted to be the best I could be, and I was sure – if I listened, practised, studied, practised, and practised again – they were the best team to do that.”

“I started training in Permanent Cosmetics at the age of 50 so my message to anyone out there who thinks they might be too old to be a part of this fab industry – look at me!”

We’re sure you’ll agree Paula’s story is very inspiring and proves It’s never too late to change your career and follow your dreams.

If you would like to kick start a life changing career in Permanent Cosmetics and follow in the footsteps of our inspirational Paula Elvey, take a look at our upcoming courses at our industry leading Training Academy.



Why You Should Add Permanent Cosmetics to Your Beauty Portfolio

Posted by Nadia Burgess on November 8, 2016

Permanent CosmeticsThe beauty industry is constantly evolving with the newest products and latest treatments promising to lift, enhance or turn back the hands of time. The demand from clients seeking beauty perfection is increasing, so if you have your own beauty business or a career in cosmetics, find out why you should add permanent cosmetics into your beauty portfolio.

Develop your skill set

Nothing stands still in any industry, but with the rise of social media and fast fashion comes the demand for the latest beauty trends to be accessible for the everyday customer. By training in Permanent Cosmetics you can broaden your range of skills and really develop yourself as an industry artist. Learning is key to growing your business or career and it’s important to stay up to date and offer clients exactly what they’re asking for.

You could even take it further. Training in permanent cosmetics opens the door to medical tattooing, giving you the chance to transform people’s lives form a medical perspective and work with professionals in this sector of industry. Having an exciting career in permanent cosmetics can be both lucrative and rewarding, so investing in quality training courses is key to your development.

Enhance your offering

Once you have taken part in the Permanent Cosmetics Training and have qualified, you will be able to offer a wider range of treatments to your clients. Having an existing client base that already know and trust you will give you a solid foundation to build upon and spark those all-important recommendations through word of mouth.

Stand apart from the competition

By training with a reputable company, such as the Nouveau Contour UK, you will instantly stand yourself in good stead amongst your clients, as they will know that you have been trained to the highest level and have the knowledge and expertise to offer the best treatments available in the industry. This recognised level of training will ensure you stand out from the competition and position yourself as a beauty expert.

Make yourself a destination for beauty

Don’t pigeon hole yourself into one area of the industry. By branching out into other areas such as permanent cosmetics you won’t need to turn away any business. Offering multiple treatments in one place will help you build loyalty and those all-important client relationships. The more services you can offer your clients, the more likely they are to look to you as a beauty expert and return to you.

Take advantage of a growing beauty market

It’s no secret that permanent cosmetics is here to stay. Cosmetic tattooing has moved on from the once scary image and is now perceived as a time saving and convenient way to naturally enhance facial features. From a dramatic look to small enhancements you can cater for a variety of clients. So grab yourself a share of this growing and lucrative market and watch your beauty business flourish!

If you want to stay ahead of the game and expand your career in beauty and venture into permanent cosmetics, take a look at the wide range of courses on offer at Nouveau Contour UK or attend one of our observation days and experience first-hand what it’s like to be a student in our Training Academy.



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