Karen Betts (the K.B in K.B Pro) is the UK’s most esteemed permanent makeup and microblading artist and one of the earliest pioneers in micropigmentation. With over 20 years’ experience delivering PMU treatments and leading an elite team of artists closely trained under her tutelage, Karen’s passion for permanent makeup has pushed her to the forefront of the industry.
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Not only an in-demand artist in her own right, Karen has long been a leading authority in the industry, demanding quality and high standards of all artists. Driven by this passion, Karen launched Nouveau Contour UK in 2001, rebranded as K.B Pro in 2016 to deliver the very best microblading and digital machine-method education and products to all. Delivered across 3 highly sophisticated academies in London, Yorkshire and Milton Keynes; Karen and her team of Elite Artist Trainers help nurture new talent, pass on their creative and artistic knowledge to launch new careers and businesses in the industry.View Our Training Courses
Complementing our proven and successful education business, Karen also works with the best manufacturers to deliver quality products to support the artistry gained through our K.B Pro training courses. Alongside being the official UK distributor for renowned pigment and needle brand Nouveau Contour, the award winning K.B Pro Pigment Range is a comprehensive selection of shades that tattoo effortlessly into skin and heal true to colour. Used alongside the innovative K.B Pro Glider, our bespoke engineered microblading hand-tool, our products matched with your artistry will provide beautiful results for your clients.Visit our Shop
Karen Betts is considered a true permanent makeup pioneer in the UK, beginning her PMU journey over 20 years ago, when Karen owned a small beauty salon in South Elmsall and rented a room to a tattoo artist for extra income. At the time, one of her closest friends was diagnosed with breast cancer, and subsequently underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy. Seeing how the cancer had stripped her friend of not only her hair but of her confidence Karen knew she had to do something;
I went upstairs, got the tattoo gun and started to tattoo her brows, nipples and areolas. The confidence boost she got from doing this made me realise I had to learn how to do this professionally so I could help other people regain their confidence and sense of self. No one in the UK was doing anything like this at the time, so off to America I went to train!
Karen returned to open her own Karen Betts Professional clinic, alongside our award-winning K.B Pro training academies, to broaden the accessibility of these life-changing treatments and give other aspiring artists the ability to share in the same sense of reward that she felt. Almost immediately, brow treatments became popular and demand grew for training as the weeks went by. In recent years these treatments have surged in popularity, due to immense confidence that having fuller and natural looking brows restores.
The first K.B Pro training academy was established in Karen’s home county Yorkshire, followed by an academy in London, and Milton Keynes. Priding themselves on delivering the highest standards of training achievable, K.B Pro teaches students the foundations of permanent makeup and microblading, as well as offering additional courses where students have the option to specialise in the latest trends or advance to medical tattooing
Karen is passionate about elevating the industry standards in delivering microblading and digital makeup treatments to continue the growth of the consumer demand for permanent cosmetics. Karen achieves this by focusing on upskilling artists to deliver the best possible service to ensure that all clients are pleased with their results.