Wednesday 13 June, 2018
Karen Betts' annual Gift of Confidence event took place this April.
Each year, Karen and her team scour the country to find four Very Inspirational People (VIPs) who have each overcome immense pressures and challenges in their lives, contending with such issues as cancer, homelessness, amputation and alopecia.
Diana Armstrong, Tracy Dickinson, Carly Barratt and Sophie Harris were chosen as the 2018 VIPs, and were treated to top-to-toe pampering by some of the leading names in beauty and fashion. SPMU expert, Karen, was able to give all four ladies microbladed brows, with stylising courtesy of Hayley Sparkes, make-up by HD Brows and hair styling by the Errol Douglas team. Massages, manicures and pedicures were also performed courtesy of the Agua Spa at London's Sanderson Hotel.
Katie Piper hosted the proceedings, addressing what it means to live with confidence each day. The TV presenter and author has worked closely with Karen previously, and explained how her ‘Gift of Confidence' has helped many people rediscover who they once were through her treatments.
Alex Lewis, an advocate for rehabilitation and overcoming obstacles and founder of the Alex Lewis Trust, was the motivational speaker of the evening. Alex, a quadruple amputee who was given a very low chance of survival following a devastating Strep A infection, is currently working with Karen to rebuild his lips and form shape back to his mouth.