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Originally from South Africa, Geraldine has over 10 years of international experience in the beauty and permanent cosmetics industry. Having completed her Bachelors' Degree in Somatology in South Africa, Geraldine quickly found her true passion –permanent cosmetics and medical tattooing.
“I feel truly blessed to have found my passion in life and I absolutely LOVE everything about my profession! I am in such a privileged position to help and support clients who have experienced hair loss or trauma to their skin as a result of hormone related disorders, surgery, vitiligo, alopecia and cancer. I also assist clients in the pursuit of correcting and perfecting their over-plucked eyebrows and who want to have the ease to 'get-up-and-go' in our fast paced society. I feel honoured to share my gift with my clients and it is inspiring and rewarding to see the positive effects my treatments have on them.”
Geraldine initially worked for one of South Africa's leading aesthetic medical clinics before continuing her career in permanent cosmetics alongside Karen Betts in London's prestigious Harley Street. Having joined Karen Betts & the Elite Team, Geraldine will now be available for treatments on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Karen’s London clinic.
Geraldine prides herself in exceptional client care: from initial point of contact through to the completion of the treatment. It is safe to say that she is an Elite Artist you can trust. Her client base is mainly established through happy clients who are eager to refer a family member, friend or colleague.
Sharon joined Karen's team over 5 years ago. She has a passion for skin and brows. Originally from an education background, she loves to develop new techniques. Learning is her passion and runs deep within her veins which shows when working with her clients.
Sharon has a lot of experience and this is passed on to her clients and students. She loves to share her knowledge with others and has a keen eye for detail.
In her spare time she loves to read, walk, exercise and spend time travelling to new and exciting places. Sharon is enthusiastic and this can be contagious. She makes clients and students feel relaxed as she has a calming effect on them which makes them feel at ease.
Vikki Banton joined the team in March 2013 as Karen’s PA, but has now embarked on a whole new career in permanent makeup! She has completed a lengthy personal training programme with Karen, and is now available in clinic for brow and eye treatments.
Vikki’s background is in beauty therapy and make-up artistry, which means she has an avid interest in the world of permanent makeup. She says: “Karen is fabulous to work for – she’s a real character and she changes people’s lives with the work that she does. I love being part of her team and I love being a KB Elite Artist!”
Jordana Stringer joined the Karen Betts Client Services team in June 2012 after just graduating from university in the spring.
After being on a personal training programme with Karen for the past year, Jordana is excited to start her new career in permanent makeup and is now available in clinic for brow and eyeliner treatments. Jordana has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Client Services team and is looking forward to embarking on her new journey as a permanent makeup technician.
Gemma is our newest addition to the Elite Team but has been in the beauty and aesthetic industry for over 14 years. She is also part of Karen’s team of trusted trainers for her K.B Pro Permanent Cosmetics academy.
Her attention to detail is second to none and she’s a self-proclaimed perfectionist. She loves meeting new people and giving them an amazing treatment experience in the Yorkshire, Cheshire and Harley Street Clinics.
Whether it may be brows, eyeliner or lip treatments, she’s passionate about the career she’s chosen and loves the transformation her clients see when they look in the mirror.
The student becomes the trainer.
Helena became fascinated with Permanent Makeup after having a brow treatment herself from one of the Elite Trainers at Nouveau Contour.
‘I felt so passionately about the way permanent makeup can transform lives, whether its saving precious grooming time, or giving someone with hair loss or unsteady hands their confidence back’. ‘The sense of satisfaction is amazing and I get a real buzz out of helping other technicians hone their skills as they set out on their professional development journey, as I did myself, with Karen Betts Professional’.
Helena runs her own successful business (Helena Jane Permanent Cosmetics), creating bespoke brow, lash and lip treatments for her own extensive list of clients.
When the opportunity arose to join Karen Betts Elite team of trainers and technicians, I jumped at the chance. I get to share my knowledge and skills with students starting out in the world of permanent makeup. Who could ask for more!
Helena splits her time between teaching students for KB Pro at the Milton Keynes Academy and being one of Karen Betts, Elite Technician’s at her prestigious Harley Street Clinic in London.
Tamara joined K.B. Pro Team in September 2017. Having completed BSc Honours Degree in Computing and MSc in Creative Multimedia Tamara worked in computing environment for years. However being a people person she realized that she no longer enjoyed spending all her days in front of the computer.
While undergoing permanent makeup treatment on her brows she realized that performing permanent makeup procedures was something she would enjoy. So she entered the world of cosmetic and medical tattooing training with Nouveau Contour, Karen Betts Permanent Makeup Academy and within just over a year got from basic foundation to Elite level.
Tamara is a real perfectionist and combines her meticulousness and an eye for detail with a true passion for creativity.
Tamara says ‘I’m delighted to join Karen’s team. Since I discovered the world of cosmetic tattooing I’ve never looked back. I enjoy every minute of working with clients and making them feel special. I feel privileged to work in the profession I absolutely love. I feel I finally found my vocation.’
Tamara will be sharing her time training K.B. Pro students in Milton Keynes Academy, performing treatments in K.B. Pro Harley Street clinic and working in her own clinic in London.
Carrina was inspired to become a technician after two years of working at the Natural Enhancement Academy as a Clinic Sales Coordinator, where she developed a passion for permanent makeup, and a vast knowledge of the micropigmentation industry. She trained as a technician in 2016, and has since been working in Harley Street at a well known permanent makeup clinic, where she also trained in Microblading, along with running her own successful business in Hertfordshire.
With a background in art, as well as many years experience in customer service, she is naturally creative and combines her passion for design with her passion for people. She is dedicated to providing feature-flattering enhancements that make her clients feel confident.
Her favourite procedure to perform is Brow microblading. “I love the satisfaction of completely transforming a client’s face with a well-shaped, natural-looking Brow enhancement, and knowing how much of a difference it is going to make to how they feel on a daily basis. Everyone deserves to feel their best, and I love knowing that ive contributed to that.”
I feel so fortunate in my career to be able to incorporate my creativity, enthusiasm and technique into enhancing natural beauty. Being able to transform people’s faces and self-confidence on a daily basis with the power of permanent makeup is beyond rewarding.
I feel very privileged to be part of Karen’s Elite team and I am so passionate about everything that the KB brand represents from their state-of-the-art pigments, equipment, needles, education, and truly exceptional client care right through from consultation to aftercare.