Karen Salandy was awarded with The Beffta Beauty Icon award 2011. In a special categrory for her creative contribution to the industry for over 20yrs. This is indeed a great honour and Karen would like to thank the BEFFTA Awards, it's founder Pauline Long and it's members for the recognition and presenting her with this prestigious award. Karen's work has been widely published and seen on LFW catwalks, TV and she is often working with various beauty pageants providing the next generation with so much more than just make up. Apart from simply working on beautifying celebrities with her exceptional artistry; Karen worked on the lines of Fashion Icon and first African-American Supermodel, business woman and author Naomi Sims and the international Italian movie star Isabella Rosilini. Salandy trained with Rosillini in Paris. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her. In addition Karen was instrumental to launching their respective cosmetic and beauty lines in the UK training make-up artists across the country. Thank you BEFFTA for recognizing Karen's work alongside and with these historical pioneers of the beauty, fashion and movie industry!!!!