Karen Betts is the UK’s most esteemed permanent cosmetics and microblading artist, and one of the earliest pioneers in the highly-specialised art of paramedical tattooing. The leading authority in her field, Karen really is the ‘professional’s professional’ – she’s a regular speaker at international conferences (USA, Russia and China to name a few), and she’s the go-to expert for British journalists and documentary-makers alike.
In the late 1990’s Karen began training and supplying like-minded professionals in the art of permanent cosmetics (under the Nouveau Contour brand). Today, Karen runs a beauty empire that includes High Definition, the award-winning beauty brand previously known as HD Brows and the award-winning eyelash extensions specialist Nouveau Lashes – the pioneer of the LVL Lash Lift. Karen’s latest venture – K.B Pro is a new permanent cosmetics & microblading brand that’s already rewriting the standards. Once again Karen has proven she’s the trendsetter with her finger on the pulse of British beauty. It’s no wonder Karen was voted `one of the most influential women in beauty` by Professional Beauty Magazine.
What really matters to Karen is advancing the art closest to her heart – because she’s seen how much permanent cosmetics and microblading can change people’s lives
What really matters to Karen is advancing the art closest to her heart – because she’s seen how much permanent cosmetics and microblading can change people’s lives. That’s why she has opened a chain of highly sophisticated training academies throughout the UK, and built a team of elite artist-trainers around her to help nurture new talent and launch new careers.
She recently won the ‘Outstanding Career Achievement’ Award at the Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards which recognises the significant contributions to our industry.