58 Exchange Street, Portland, ME 04101
The best part of being a Permanent Makeup Artist is that you can change the way people see themselves. Some client's really struggle with technique and the time it takes to apply makeup well. My goal is to provide them with natural-looking, long-lasting enhancements to bring out their best features so that clients not only look more youthful, but feel more confidant.
Noelle Tognella | Owner Andiamo! Salon & Spa
ENHANCE YOUR BEST FEATURES AND ENJOY EFFORTLESS BEAUTY WITH OUR BLADELESS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY. REALISTIC BROW HAIR & SHADING, EYELINER, AND LIP COLOR BLUSHING. GENTLE & VIRTUALLY PAINLESS.
PRECISION & DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY UNITE!
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We have over 60 hours in Microblading training but we use our state-of-the-art digital machine for our NanoBlading which is very gentle, precise and virtually painless. This allows for artistic control and fast healing. Noelle has over 300 hours in Micropigmentation Permanent Makeup education and has 5 Advanced Certifications in the newest techniques.
NANOBLADING VS. MICROBLADING
NANOBLADING WITH A DIGITAL MACHINE (OUR METHOD - INSERTION)
• NEEDLE INSERTS PIGMENT INTO SKIN, NO CUTTING
• LASTS LONGER THAN MICROBLADING
•MORE FREEDOM TO LINE OR SHADE FOR SOFTENESS
• WORKS WELL ON ALL SKIN TYPES: OILY, MATURE, ETC.
•HAIRSTROKES STAY THIN AND CRISP
• LESS TOUCHUPS NEEDED
• FASTER, MORE COMFORTABLE HEALING
• GENTLE, LESS BLEEDING AND MINIMAL SKIN TRAUMA
• VERSITILE: BROWS, EYELINER & LIP COLOR BLUSHING
• DIGITAL DEVICE= PRECISE SPEED & NEEDLE DEPTH
MICROBLADING (HAND TOOL- SLICING)
• SLICES INTO SKIN, CREATING A "CUT"
• HAIRSTROKES CAN BE THICK AND BLUR
• NEED TOUCHUPS MORE OFTEN
• FADES QUICKLY ON OILY SKIN
• MORE BLEEDING & SKIN TRAUMA , LONGER HEAL TIME
• LINING AND SHADING MUST BE DONE SEPERATELY
• BEST FOR THOSE WITH SUBSTANTIAL EYEBROW HAIR
• LIMITED TO EYEBROWS ENHANCEMENT ONLY
Eyebrows frame the eyes and can make your face look younger and refreshed. Brows that are too light, too thin or non-existent can be naturally enhanced. We can add precision custom color that works with your skin tone to create a natural, soft powder-brow or shading and fullness. We can also add a few hairstrokes for a 3D brow look. We use numbing cream so the procedure is not painful. Together we will design and pre-draw your brows to create symmetry. Appointment takes 2 hours.
CLASSIC EYELINER- $525.
LASH ENHANCEMENT - TIGHT LINING EYELINER- $325.
Eyeliner is the easiest way to enhance the beauty and expression of the eyes. Eyeliner gives a natural look that is more subtle and neater than regular make-up. We can make the lines even and symmetrical, so you don't have to. It won’t smudge or smear throughout the day, it stays perfectly in place, on vacation, in the sauna and while working out. You'll have natural definition with zero effort! We use a numbing cream to keep clients comfortable so the procedure is not painful.
LIPS - LINER & COLOR CONTOURING - $750.
As we get older, skin aging can cause the lip contours and lip color to fade dramatically. A natural lip liner and color contouring can permanently restore the shape of your lips and gives your lip line more natural definition for a perfectly shaped enhanced lip without using makeup pencils! Lip micropigmentation can also correct asymmetrical lip lines for more proportionately shaped lips. Color Boost needed 4-8 weeks after first procedure. A dramatic, bold color change cost is $850. We use a numbing cream to keep clients comfortable during the procedure.
First Touch Up - $150.
Color Refresh after initial touch-up- from $300.
Lash Enhancement Touch Up- $150.
Corrections/Touch-ups/Removal that is not our initial work- Consultation Required.
PERMANENT MAKEUP- eCONSULT REQUIRED
We offer a complementary eConsult for clients interested in Permanent Makeup. We will make recommendations based on what you are looking to achieve. Please review the "Guidelines and Preparation Instructions" to make sure you don't have any medical conditions listed below that prevent or require doctor's authorization prior to proceeding with this service. For an eConsult please:
1. Send a clear photo of your face WITHOUT makeup
2. Specify what you're looking for: Brows, Eyeliner, or Lips
3. You can also send a photo with your makeup on to illustrate how you define your features
CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL FOR INQUIRIES:
ABOUT DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY - PERMANENT MAKEUP FOR BROWS, EYELINER, & LIPS
DIGITAL PERMANENT MAKEUP FOR EYEBROWS - BETTER THAN A MICROBLADE!
GUIDELINES & PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
REMINDER- ONLY THE CLIENT CAN BE IN TREATMENT ROOM DURING PROCEDURE.
24 HOURS PRIOR - FOR BEST RESULTS, PLEASE DO NOT CONSUME:
ALCOHOL, COFFEE OR CAFFEINE DRINKS, VITAMIN A & E SUPPLEMENTS, ASPRIN OR IBPROFEN
5-7 DAYS PRIOR - PLEASE AVOID:
NO BLEMISHES OR PIMPLES IN THE AREA OF PROCEDURE. NO ACTIVE FEVER BLISTERS OR COLD SORES PRESENT
2 TO 4 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:
NO COLD SORE BREAKOUTS WITHIN LAST 14 DAYS, NO TANNING OR HEAVY SUN EXPOSURE ON FACE, NO GLYCOLIC ACID, RETIN-A, ALPHA HYDROXY CREAMS ON AREA (30 DAYS), NO CHEMICAL PEELS, LASER TREATMENTS (60 DAYS PRIOR AND AFTER), NO LATISSE OR LASH GROWTH BEFORE EYELINER PROCEDURES (DISCONTINUE 1 MONTH PRIOR AND 1 MONTH AFTER), NO BROW GROWTH PRODUCTS BEFORE BROW PROCEDURES (DISCONTINUE 1 MONTH PRIOR AND 1 MONTH AFTER)
YOU CAN NOT HAVE PERMANENT MAKEUP IF:
YOU ARE PREGNANT/BREASTFEEDING- NO EXCEPTIONS. GET BLISTERS OR COLD SORES MORE THAN 6 TIMES A YEAR, ARE RECEIVING AN ORGAN TRANSPLANT, TAKING ACUTANE, HAVE LUPUS, GRAVES DISEASE, OR A MALIGNANT SKIN DISEASE
HAVE BLEPHARITIS, OPHTHALMITIS, HERPES ZOOSTER OF FACE, ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE- NO EXCEPTIONS.
THESE CONDITIONS REQUIRE A DOCTOR’S NOTE OR PRESCRIPTION:
*HERPES, BLISTERS OR COLD SORES- YOU MUST TAKE A VALTREX (OR SIMILAR) ANTI-VIRAL PRESCRIPTION 1000 MG DAY, 7 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE AND CONTINUE TAKING 7 DAYS AFTER PROCEDURE. NO EXCEPTIONS. IF YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE OUTBREAK, WE CAN NOT DO PROCEDURE UNTIL GONE.*ON ANTIBIOTICS OR BLOOD THINNERS- YOU WOULD NEED TO STOP TAKING THEM 3 DAYS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE. *CANCER, RADIATION/CHEMO TREATMENTS- ITS BEST TO DO PERMANENT MAKEUP PRIOR TO RADIATION OR CHEMO, IF POSSIBLE. *GLAUCOMA OR EYE CONDITIONS- EYELINER-SPECIFIC PROCEDURES *KIDNEY DISEASE, STROKE, AUTO-IMMUNE OR BLEEDING DISORDER, TRICHOTILLOMANIA OR SKIN DISEASE- DR APPROVAL. *DIABETES (ANY TYPE) CLIENTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT MAY HEAL SLOWER, BROW PIGMENT MAY TURN GREY, SKIN MAY REJECT PIGMENT.
BROWS- Its normal for brow area to be a little pink or have some redness just after the procedure. Gently wash the area morning and night with non-scented face cleanser (such as Cetaphil) and pat dry with a clean tissue. Moisturize brows with the petroleum cream to keep area moist.
EYELINER AND LASH ENHANCEMENT- Expect light puffiness and a little pink or redness of eyelid just after the procedure. Gently wash the area morning and night with non-scented face cleanser (such as Cetaphil) and pat dry with a clean tissue. Moisturize with the petroleum cream using a qtip to keep area moist. Some client's get moderate swelling and puffiness around the eye area for 1-3 days, like you've had a good cry. Do NOT apply any makeup to the eye area for 7 days. Use a new mascara for the first 2 weeks to avoid contamination of bacteria. NO CONTACT LENSES FOR 24 HOURS AFTER THE PROCEDURE.
LIPS- Expect possible moderate swelling usually 1-2 days following procedure. For 7 days, keep lips moist with petroleum aftercare and avoid sun exposure. It is recommended to apply a new SPF 15 lip balm. Avoid smoking and spicy foods during healing.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL AFTERCARE
Do NOT use Retin-A or Gylcolic Acid creams or serums for 30 days and continue to avoid areas of treatment. These anti-aging creams contain acids that will fade your permanent makeup prematurely. The area will bleed and pigment will not heal properly if this is not followed. Eyeliner Procedures: NO Eyelash Extensions for a minimum of 2 weeks, NO Eyelash Tinting, NO Lash growth serums for 4-8 weeks. Brow Procedures: NO brow tinting, NO brow growth serums for 4-8 weeks. DO NOT apply Neosporin or similar; only the 100% Petroleum provided. NO Excessive sweating while exercising for 2 weeks. If you do intensive work outs regularly (3-7 days a week), your brows or eyeliner may fade faster due to the production of salt/sweat. Salt is used to remove Permanent makeup. Hair strokes in particular, overtime will appear more powdery. NO Tanning for 30 days. Sun exposure will fade pigment. No Facial Steaming, Swimming, Steam Showers for first 7 days. Regular showering is ok.
PERMANENT MAKEUP FAQ
WHO CAN NOT HAVE PERMANENT MAKEUP DONE?
Anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding, gets blisters or cold sores more than 6 times a year is not a candidate for permanent makeup. Those who are receiving an organ transplant, taking acutane, have Lupus, Graves Disease, or a malignant skin disease, have Blephartis, Orthalmitis, Herpes Zooster of the face, or are under 18 years of age.
CAN I WALK-IN FOR THIS PROCEDURE?
Because we have to review medical forms and setup the room for the procedure, it is best to start with an eConsult, prior to having this procedure done. Please send us a picture of yourself and a general description of what you would like done. Important: Please review the medical guidelines above to make sure you are a good candidate and don't have any serious medical conditions, which may require a Doctor's approval first.
IS PERMANENT MAKEUP SAFE? HOW DOES IT WORK?
Absolutely! We work only under the strict rules and licensing of the State of Maine Health Department. For every client, a new sterile, disposable needle is used and we dispose of everything else that we use. We use the newest technology, a Nouveau Contour IQ Digital Micropigentation machine. The machine has a hand piece (that you can barely hear when it's turned on) that takes special, one-time use disposable Micro Needles. We use a variety of different colored pigments and needle configurations to create custom, natural-looking results on the skin.
IS PERMANENT MAKEUP THE SAME AS A TATTOO?
No. They're similar because both procedures implant pigment into the skin with needles, but the equipment and Pigments (we do not use Ink) are different.
IS THE END RESULT VISIBLE IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS?
Yes and No. Immediately afterwards, you will see the color on your skin. Over the next few days and during the first week, you'll notice that the pigmentation is significantly darker than what the final result will be. At the end of the first week, the skin healing reduces the intensity of the color and color will be about 30-40% softer. This is normal and a natural occurrence due to your skin's cell renewal. The end result of pigmentation will be visible after a period of approximately 4-5 weeks.
CAN I GO BACK TO WORK AFTER?
Yes! Just make sure to keep the area clean, dry, don't touch the skin. Area MUST NOT GET WET FOR A FULL 24 HOURS. Right after procedure, you may or may not notice any redness or slight swelling. For eyeliner procedures, your eyelids can get a a little puffy (like you've had a good cry), lips tend to swell the most and can look quite full, and eyebrows may have slight pink around them or nothing at all. If you've just had eyeliner done, you CAN NOT WEAR CONTACTS FOR 24 HOURS, so make sure to have glasses or go without for 1 day.
DO I GET TO SEE THE COLOR AND SHAPE PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE?
Absolutely! Before we start the procedure, we will measure and draw on the shape so you can see it. Noelle, owner of Andiamo! Salon & Spa will be working with you to decide the most suitable color and shape that complements you. Only when everything is to your complete satisfaction, will the pigmentation procedure begin. We recommend the In Salon Consult to go over shape and colors prior to your procedure.
DO I HAVE TO SHAVE MY EYEBROWS OFF TO GET MY BROWS DONE?
Absolutely not-That is terrifying! We will work with whatever hair and shape you've got to create a natural-looking enhancement that you will love!
HOW LONG DOES SEMI-PERMANENT MAKEUP LAST?
All Permanent Makeup fades. It is called "Permanent Makeup" because it doesn't wash right off with water. Generally, permanent makeup color molecules will always be present, however if it is never touched up again, it may not be visible, because its under the skin. The intensity of your permanent makeup fades with time, but this varies from person to person. This is partly due to the natural cell renewal, the immune system and sun exposure. On average, clients will need a color boost every 1-3 years, depending on lifestyle, to keep makeup looking fresh.
WHO IS PERMANENT MAKEUP SUITABLE FOR?
Almost everyone! Women and men alike who want to look great. Clients who have over tweezed, have thinning eyebrows, or very light eyebrows. Also good for those that don't know how or don't have the time to draw on eyebrows or eyeliner everyday and prefer to cut down on time spent applying makeup. It is very helpful for people who swim a lot, are very active in sports, those with allergies, watery eyes, a shaky hand, or poor vision. With Permanent Makeup, you can literally wake up and go and still look put together.
DOES THE PROCEDURE HURT?
Permanent makeup is not completely painless, but it is generally not perceived as painful. Thanks to the latest digitally-controlled equipment and anesthetic creams, there is minimal discomfort! Every client is different; some will feel vibrating (like an electric toothbrush) or possibly a scratchy sensation, but most feel minor discomfort. For client comfort, we numb our clients skin while working.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I EXPECT?
RESULTS WILL appear bolder immediately after the procedure. This is common in all Permanent Makeup applications and it will begin to lighten typically within the first 6-10 days. Rest assured, it will look natural throughout this healing process. When choosing a pigment color, we recommended be conservative until we see the healed results. We are always happy to go darker or bolder, (per client's request) at the touch up appointment. We do not do extreme makeup; such as Cat-Eye's or dramatic winged-eyeliner. DO NOT PICK the tiny, flaky dry skin! This WILL REMOVE the pigment! It is very common to have areas fade more so than others during healing, which is why we fine tune it at the touch up appointment. Please schedule your touch up and come in 4-8 Weeks after the initial procedure.