KB Pro permanent make-up and microblading course FAQs
Karen Betts has been at the forefront of permanent make-up training for more than 15 years, and under her Nouveau Beauty Group banner, Betts and her team have trained more than 2,000 artists.
However, after launching a range of multi-award winning pigments that carried her initials and reputation – KB Pro (Karen Betts Professional) – Betts sought to redefine the way permanent make-up artists were trained.
She devised a commercially-focused system that would create artists who would succeed in setting up their own clinics. The training differed in many ways from any before it.
What makes KB Pro’s training different?
All training began with mastering the most lucrative and popular treatment – hair stroke brows. Once they learned the skills, knowledge and qualifications taught in this course, artists could establish themselves as brow artists, and if they then chose, could progress their training and career to permanent eyeliners, lips or even medical tattooing, earning while they learn.
Betts wanted to ensure her students secured their treatments license from the outset, so all courses included a Level 4 qualification at no extra cost. Other training providers offered a Level 4 qualification, but Betts didn’t think the “off-the-shelf” qualification placed enough emphasis on standards and results, so she developed her own in conjunction with Industry Qualifications (IQ).
Betts devised an interactive online learning platform that could be completed by students at their own pace. It used some clever new techniques to help students learn and retain knowledge prior to the in-academy training, which became focused on developing their artistic abilities.
Training in the academies was modernised as well, with more time allocated to mastering new brows design templates and hair strokes, colour theory, and practicing and applying the techniques on practice mats first, before progressing to live models under the one-to-one guidance of an elite artist-trainer.
The KB Pro elite artist trainers are among the most experienced in the country, with more than 200 years collective experience, and they all perform treatments in clinics, bringing their commercial know-how and vast experience to the training.
How does the qualification set artists up for the future?
After students have attended a series of academy training days they’re provided with promotional materials designed to assist them in recruiting models for their case studies, helping them hone their skills and form a portfolio. Feedback is provided every step of the way and if more one-to-one training is required, additional academy days are provided at no extra cost.
The artist level training concludes with an assessment day whereby successful students graduate with a Level 4 qualification and certification accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists* and Associated Beauty Therapists.
Training doesn’t have to stop there though. Students can continue learning, developing new skills and techniques at advanced and masters level, or broadening their repertoire to include permanent eyeliner, lips or even paramedical tattooing.
For more information about permanent makeup and microblading training by Karen Betts and her team of elite artist trainers, visit the KB Pro website, call 01977 655 630 or email [email protected]
Watch our PBTV video on how to become a successful microblading artist.