Team HD are super proud to be headed up by #GirlBoss and beauty industry expert, Karen Betts. With over 30 years’ experience under her belt, Karen really knows her stuff, but how much do you know about our CEO? Here are 5 things you might not have known about Karen Betts.
She runs the HD Nouveau Beauty Group
Karen isn’t just our CEO, she runs an entire salon industry empire. Not only does she run 3 busy clinics across the UK as part of Karen Betts Professional (including an incredibly prestigious spot on Harley Street), she’s the director of K.B Pro permanent make up training, Nouveau Skin Therapy and Nouveau Lashes, creators of the iconic LVL lash lift.
She loves to give the gift of confidence
Karen uses her skills to deliver the gift of confidence to lots of deserving clients. Not only does she have strong relationships with charities such as the Katie Piper Foundation, Breast Cancer Haven and the Alex Lewis Trust, she even runs her own annual Gift of Confidence event. Each year, VIPs are treated to a day of pampering and restorative treatments to help them leave feeling their very best self.
She knows how to navigate a rally car
Karen’s partner, Dave, is a massive fan of rally driving. Dave’s navigator once fell ill when he was competing in Barbados, so Karen taught herself how to navigate on the flight over so she could help him compete. Impressive, right?!
She has 2 pets
Karen loves her pets. Not only does she have a cat, she’s also the proud owner of a “one eyed fish that dances”.
She got into permanent make up by chance
She may have won multiple awards for her pioneering work in the permanent cosmetics industry, but it all started with Karen helping out a friend. Over 20 years ago, Karen ran a small Yorkshire salon and rented out a room to a tattoo artist. When a close friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, resulting in a double mastectomy and chemotherapy, Karen decided it was time to help restore her friend’s confidence:
“I just went upstairs, asked the tattoo artist how to use his machine and started to tattoo her brows. I then moved onto her breasts to recreate her areola. 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!”
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Team HD Give the Gift of Confidence
This is the third Gift of Confidence day that Karen has hosted. Each year, she invites four incredibly deserving VIPs (Very Inspirational People) for a day of restorative treatments and pampering that helps them to feel like the very best version of themselves.