In recent months TV series ‘The Ultimate Anti Ageing Show’ on The Fitness and Beauty channel (Sky), reported on the growing market for beauty-led procedures that offer clients perfect results and ultimate convenience – be it reducing their cosmetic routine or giving them confidence in their appearance.
As the demand for perfectly applied eyebrows, eyeliner and lip blush soars so has the demand for highly skilled artists able to offer these procedures. At Nouveau Contour the sign of exceptional permanent cosmetics is an acute attention to detail. Whether applying incredibly detailed cosmetic improvements, or perfectly natural, albeit beautifully groomed enhancements.
This week the Nouveau Contour academy recorded its highest attended ‘Insight Day’. Hosted by Karen Betts (BUPA-registered medical tattooist) and perhaps the best known Permanent Cosmetics Artist and respected trainer in the UK. The Insight Days held once a month are designed to allow people to discover how with incomparable training they can learn a skill that can not only change people’s lives but is emotionally and financially rewarding for them.
Only 4 months into 2014, leading permanent cosmetics provider Nouveau Contour have already welcomed 88 new students to the academy, 34 are well on their way to realising their potential in this exacting art and 29 are scheduled to train later in the year. This is an incredible 72% conversion rate compared to 55% reported in 2013.
Karen Betts explains why she thinks more and more people are considering permanent cosmetics as a career, “for many years, permanent cosmetics was misunderstood and misrepresented in the press and this had a less-than-positive influence on public opinion.
It’s pained me because, on a daily basis, I see with my own eyes just how much permanent cosmetics transforms people – on the inside as well as the outside.
So I’ve been tirelessly working, delivering seminars and workshops to medical professionals, holding press events, and continuously developing my Nouveau Contour permanent cosmetics training syllabus to make sure all my protégées are trained to the very highest standards. And finally, after 20 years, I feel all that hard work is paying off.
In 2013, I was officially announced as the permanent cosmetic consultant to The Katie Piper Foundation and I feel this partnership has helped banish the myths and allowed people an insight into just how much of a positive, life-changing treatment permanent cosmetics can be when people put themselves in the right hands”.
With the demand higher than ever Nouveau Contour are proud to offer the most comprehensive training packages available. Courses range from 8 to 33 days and are delivered at a pace suitable to the individual. In February this year at the Professional Beauty show they launched their new training options for professionals who have trained elsewhere. With training starting at just £300+VAT, Nouveau Contour welcomes all previously trained permanent cosmetics artists who wish to develop their treatment skills. Determined to set the standards and eradicate poor work, Nouveau Contour offer two main training routes for already certified artists*: Firstly, the opportunity to convert to Nouveau Contour with a tailored package, or individual courses for focusing on specific skills development.
With permanent cosmetic’s treatments and training very much in vogue, Nouveau Contour has added more course dates to cater for the increased demand, have improved their pre and post training support which is unparalleled within the industry and launched a Facebook forum for trained artists providing invaluable advice, help and support.
*Pre-requisites apply to all courses for qualified professionals who have not progressed through the full Nouveau Contour training and development scheme. Please enquire for details.