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Train with the leaders in permanent cosmetics...

Training Team

Karen Betts  

Karen Betts has pioneered permanent cosmetics in the UK and, today, she is probably the best-known permanent cosmetics artist in the country. Her client waiting list speaks for itself, as does her work for TV, charities and other organizations. 

Karen is also a leading light in setting our industry standards. She is a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetics Professionals and sits on the board of the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority. Even with all this, Karen is still one of the most down-to-earth people you will ever meet. Karen has personally developed every element of the training courses you will attend, so you can be assured that you are learning from the best in the industry.

Karen and many of the Contour training team were recently invited to present at the PMU World Conference in Amsterdam. See our Facebook page for what they got up to!


Bridgette Softley  

Also the Director of Nouveau Lashes, Bridgette Softley is an incredibly highly skilled artist. She has been in the permanent cosmetics business almost as long as Karen. Her appointments diary is full of celebrity clients and, like Karen, she has appeared on many TV shows including ITV’s This Morning. Bridgette is a perfectionist with very high standards and a little like a pushy mum. In other words, she really cares about you and is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals!

When she’s not training our protégés or freshening up a famous face, Bridgette also works for various charities, giving confidence back to people who are coping with the effects of alopecia and cancer.


Sue gives everyone attending our Yorkshire training days a fantastic start in the world of permanent cosmetics. New trainees love Sue. She has a great personality and sense of humour, plus a genuinely wonderful gift for understanding her trainees needs. 

When Sue is not indulging her passion for teaching with us, she is busy with her many clients, for whom she provides permanent cosmetics and medical tattoo services in various locations around the country. 


Having seen the high calibre of her artistry in permanent cosmetics, Cathy's clients and peers urged her to move into medical tattooing. Today, her medical tattooing skills are extremely highly regarded and it is this highly specialised aspect of permanent cosmetics that she teaches in our academies.

Cathy is great at putting people at their ease, whether she is working on areola reconstruction for a client or leading a workshop. 


Having joined us six years ago, Jody is our newest trainer. Jody primarily teaches on our Bronze and Silver programmes and she is usually the first person you come into contact with as a new student at Nouveau Contour. 

Jody describes herself as “strict, but in a good way”... we would describe her as a patient perfectionist who loves nothing more than mentoring our new students and watching them grow in confidence.


Michelle’s warm and bubbly personality belies her very methodical teaching style. She trained with Nouveau Contour seven years ago and, since then, permanent cosmetics has become her absolute obsession, this is exactly the reason Karen asked her to join our training team.

When she is not in one of our academies sharing her passion with the next generation of permanent cosmetics artists, Michelle is running her own busy salon, performing permanent cosmetics treatments on a daily basis.


Our Supporting Trainers

This isn't our whole team. In addition to our main trainers, we have a whole host of supporting trainers. During practical sessions, this means that you can be assured that in addition to your main trainers, you'll have someone by your side to provide extra assistance should you need it.

All of our supporting trainers are also practicing artists, out there every day performing permanent cosmetics treatments on real clients. They know what it's like to start out in the business, the challenges you might meet. They'll be sharing that knowledge with you every step of the way.