ANDIAMO! SALON

58 Exchange Street, Portland, ME 04101

(207) 553-2299

PERMANENT MAKEUP

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

 ENHANCE YOUR BEST FEATURES AND ENJOY EFFORTLESS BEAUTY WITH OUR DIGITAL BLADELESS TECHNOLOGY. REALISTIC BROW HAIR & SHADING, EYELINER, AND LIP COLOR BLUSHING. GENTLE & VIRTUALLY PAINLESS.  

VIDEO OF DIGITAL MACHINE IN ACTION BELOW!

PRECISION & DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY UNITE!

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.


MACHINE VS. MICROBLADE


PIGMENTING WITH MACHINE (OUR METHOD = NEEDLE 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, NOT USED AT THE SALON)

• SLICES INTO SKIN, CREATING A CUT

• HAIRSTROKES CAN BE THICK AND BLUR

• TOUCHUPS NEEDED 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


 BROW HAIRSTROKES OR SHADED POWDER BROW - $525.

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 softly shaded, fuller powder-brow or we can do hairstrokes only for a very natural, subtle enhancement that mimics natural brow hairs. We use numbing cream so the procedure is not painful. We will pre-draw your brows to create symmetry. Appointment takes up to 1.5-2 hours. First touch-up after initial appointment is $150. 

CLASSIC EYELINER- $525.

LASH ENHANCEMENT - TIGHT LINING EYELINER- $325.

Eyeliner is the easiest way to enhance the beauty and expression of the eyes. We can make the lines even and symmetrical, so you don't have to everyday. It won’t smudge or smear throughout the day, it stays perfectly in place. You'll have natural definition with zero effort! We use a numbing cream to keep clients comfortable so the procedure is not painful. First touch-up after initial appointment is $150.

LIPS BLUSH & COLOR CONTOURING - $750.

As we get older, skin aging can cause the lip contours and lip color to fade dramatically. A natural lip blush 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. 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. 


COLOR REFRESH

First Touch Up (existing clientele/our work) - $150.

Color Refresh after initial Touch Up- $300.

Lash Enhancement Touch Up- $150.

Touch-ups and Corrections that is not our work- eConsult Required for Pricing.



PERMANENT MAKEUP- E-CONSULTATION REQUIRED

We offer a complementary Consult via Text or Email to make recommendations based on what you are looking to achieve. Please review the "Guidelines and Preparation Instructions" below to make sure you don't have any medical conditions that prevent or require doctor's authorization prior to proceeding with this service. For an E-Consult please Text (preferred) or Email the following:


1. A clear photo of your face WITHOUT makeup

2. Specify what you're looking for: example: Brows, Eyeliner, or Lips

3. A photo with your makeup on to illustrate how you define your features


CALL/TEXT OR EMAIL TO NOELLE AT:

(207) 553-2299

[email protected]

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:

NO ALCOHOL, COFFEE OR CAFFEINE DRINKS, VITAMIN A & E SUPPLEMENTS OR IBPROFEN


5-7 DAYS PRIOR - PLEASE ENSURE NO: 

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:

NO COLD SORE BREAKOUTS WITHIN LAST 14 DAYS, NO TANNING OR HEAVY SUN EXPOSURE ON FACE, NO FISH OIL, VITAMIN-A OR TUMERIC SUPPLEMENTS, NO GLYCOLIC ACID, RETIN-A, ALPHA HYDROXY CREAMS ON PROCEDURAL AREA (30 DAYS PRIOR), NO CHEMICAL PEELS, LASER TREATMENTS ON PROCEDURAL AREA  (60 DAYS PRIOR AND 60 DAYS AFTER), NO LATISSE OR LASH GROWTH BEFORE EYELINER PROCEDURES (DISCONTINUE 30 DAYS PRIOR AND 30 DAYS AFTER), NO HAIR GROWTH SERUMS APPLIED TO PROCEDURAL AREA BEFORE PROCEDURES (DISCONTINUE 30 DAYS PRIOR AND 30 DAYS AFTER)


YOU CAN NOT HAVE PERMANENT MAKEUP IF:

YOU ARE PREGNANT/BREASTFEEDING, 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, OR ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OLD- NO EXCEPTIONS.


THESE CONDITIONS REQUIRE YOU TO PREMEDICATE OR GET A DOCTOR’S NOTE TO PROCEED:

*HERPES, BLISTERS OR COLD SORES- IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD A COLD SORE, FEVER BLISTER OR HAVE HERPES, 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. AN OUTBREAK WILL LIKELY OCCUR IF YOU ARE NOT PREMEDICATED. IF YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE OUTBREAK, WE CAN NOT DO PROCEDURE UNTIL IT IS 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. 

 

POST-PROCEDURAL AFTERCARE 


BROW CARE DIRECTIONS

Expect light swelling and redness around the brow area immediately after procedure. After 24 hours, Wet face gently at sink with water and cleanse the area with soap provided (Cetaphil cleanser or similar) Wash the area once or twice per day, AM and/or PM. DO NOT put face directly under showerhead while showering. DO NOT dry area with a body towel; instead use a clean tissue to pat dry. Have a clean pillowcase for sleeping. If Brows feel tight or dry, you can apply a very thin layer of 100% Petroleum with a Q-tip. Keep area clean and dry. DO NOT touch the area with your hands as they may have bacteria on them. DO NOT APPLY ANY makeup, creams, etc on the procedural area for 14 days. As Brows heal, it is normal for them to start to itch, appear darker and get flakey and develop small scabs. DO NOT use any skin Exfoliants and DO NOT pick or remove any attached flaking or scabbing, as this will remove pigment color. Loose dry skin that is not attached any longer can be gently brushed away from brow with a spoolie. Left undisturbed, the brow color will heal to a beautiful natural color.

NO: Eyebrow Tinting, Brow Growth Serums, Brow Waxing, Brow Botox into the procedural area, etc for 4 weeks


EYELINER & LASH ENHANCEMENT CARE DIRECTIONS

Expect light to moderate swelling and redness in and around the treated area for up to 1-2 days after the procedure. NO contact lenses in the eyes for the first 24 hours. After 24 hours, Wet face gently at sink with water and cleanse the area with soap provided (Cetaphil cleanser or similar) Wash the area once per day, AM or PM. DO NOT put face directly under showerhead while showering. DO NOT dry eyes with a body towel; instead use a clean tissue to pat dry. DO NOT touch the skin with hands as they may have bacteria on them; clean hands only. Have a clean pillowcase for sleeping. If there is any swelling after procedure, you can use a clean paper towel barrier over eyes and apply cool pack or bag of ice on top. DO NOT apply any eye makeup such as mascara or eyeliner, etc to or around the eye area for 14 days. Clean and dry is best.

NO: Lash Tinting, Lash Lifting Lash Perms, Lash Growth Serums, Lash Extensions or adhesives, etc for 4 weeks


LIP BLUSH CARE DIRECTIONS

Expect light to moderate swelling 1-2 days after the procedure. If needed, apply a cool pack with paper towel barrier (not ice directly) on lips. The evening of the procedure you can wet lips gently, drink water, brush teeth, etc. The following day, Wet lips gently at sink with water and cleanse the area with soap provided (Cetaphil cleanser or similar) Wash the area only 1-2 times per day, AM and/or PM. DO NOT put face directly under showerhead while showering. DO NOT touch the skin with hands as they may have bacteria on them; clean hands only. Have a clean pillowcase for sleeping. Do NOT use previously opened and used lipstick or lipgloss for 10-14 days. To keep lips moisturized during healing, you can apply 100% Petroleum with a Q-tip to continually apply to make lips more comfortable as they heal. Usually within 3-4 days following procedure, the lip epidermis skin peels off (similar to a mild sunburn) and it may appear you have lost all your color. This is normal. As lips heal, the color in the dermal layer will gradually become darker and will re-appear during healing. For first 10-14 days, keep lips moist and avoid sun exposure. If you will be exposed to the sun, it is recommended to apply a SPF 15 lip balm during outdoor activity to reduce exposure on the lips. Do NOT Scrub or exfoliate skin and Do NOT pick of dry skin scabs that are attached as this will remove the pigment from the skin! 

NO: Lip Injections, Lip Waxing, Lip Plumping Serums, etc for 4 weeks


IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL AFTERCARE

Do NOT use Retin-A, Glycolic Acid for 4 weeks and continue to avoid areas of treatment. DO NOT use any Neosporin Ointment or Hydrogen Peroxide on any areas. NO Excessive perspiration or heavy exercising for 10-14 days. NO Tanning Beds or Sun Tanning for at least 30 days. Prolonged sun exposure can fade and alter pigment color. No Facial Steaming, Swimming (avoid salt water & chlorine), Steam Showers, or Jacuzzis for 14 days. NO Facial Injections such as filler or Botox into procedural area for 30 days.


Failure to follow Post-Procedural instructions may lead to loss in coloration or infection. The known possible complications from Micro pigmentation are: redness, swelling, bruising, dry patches and tenderness. It is normal to lose up to 40% of the pigment during the healing process, in which pigment will appear softer. If you experience any serious, adverse side effects, you should seek medication attention.


Please note: Permanent Makeup procedures are affected by the canvas that they are performed on. If you skin is sun damaged, thick, uneven in texture, excessively dry or excessively oily, the results cannot be expected to be perfect. Lifestyle, sun exposure, medications, smoking, age, etc are some factors that can contribute to pigment color change and pigment fading. For best results, please schedule a Color Boost Touch-up Appointment 4-6 weeks from your initial procedure to ensure the pigment application is even and looking its best!

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, we can not do a walk-in. We require to start with an E-Consult, prior to scheduling the procedure. Please text or email 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. Please notify Noelle if you have any of the Medical Conditions listed above or anything else that may be of concern, as we may require a Doctor's letter of approval.


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 Digital Micropigentation machine. The machine has a hand piece that takes small, one-time use disposable Micro Needles cartridges. We use a variety of different colored pigments to create custom, natural-looking results on the skin.


IS PERMANENT MAKEUP THE SAME AS A TATTOO?

No. Noelle has a Tattoo Artist License as required by the state but we are performing Micropigmentation for Permanent Makeup. Traditional tattooing and Permanent Makeup may appear similar because both procedures implant pigment into the skin with needles, but the equipment, longevity and color Pigments (we use pigments whereas traditional tattoos use ink) are very different.


IS THE END RESULT VISIBLE IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS?

Yes and No. Immediately afterwards, you will see the color on your skin and the overall shape. However, over the next few days and during the first week, you'll notice that the pigmentation appears 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 than it appears on day 1-2. 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 weeks.


CAN I GO BACK TO WORK AFTER?

Yes! Just make sure to keep the area clean, dry, don't touch the skin. 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 fuller, and eyebrows may have slight pinkness around them or nothing at all. If you've just had eyeliner done, please note you CAN NOT WEAR CONTACTS FOR 24 HOURS, so make sure to have glasses or be prepared to go without lenses 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 will be working with you to decide the most suitable color and shape that complements you. Only when everything is to your satisfaction and understanding will the pigmentation procedure begin.


DO I HAVE TO SHAVE MY EYEBROWS OFF TO GET MY BROWS DONE?

Absolutely not, that's terrifying! We will work with whatever hair and shape you've got to create a natural-looking enhancement that you will love! The goal is to work with your natural brows and incorporate the hairs into the new shape.


HOW LONG DOES PERMANENT MAKEUP LAST?

 All Permanent Makeup fades. It is called "Permanent Makeup" because it doesn't wash off with water. Generally speaking, permanent makeup color molecules will always be present in the skin, however if it is never touched up and maintained, then over time, it will lighten and may not be visible anymore because its under the skin. This varies from person to person partly due to the natural cell renewal, the immune system and sun exposure. On average, clients will need a color boost every 1-2 years, depending on lifestyle, to keep the enhancement looking fresh.


WHO IS PERMANENT MAKEUP SUITABLE FOR?

Almost everyone! 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 or those who don't have a steady hand or patience to apply makeup. It is very helpful for people who are busy, swim a lot, are active in sports, those with allergies, watery eyes, a shaky hand, or poor vision. With Permanent Makeup, you can literally wake up with "makeup" and look put together and naturally enhanced.


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 numbing creams, there is minimal discomfort. Every client is different; some will feel vibrating (like an electric toothbrush) or a scratchy sensation, but most feel minor discomfort. For client comfort, we numb all of 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 5-7 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. It is very common to have areas fade more so than others during healing, which is why we can fine tune it at the touch up appointment. Please schedule your touch up and come in 4-8 Weeks after the initial procedure.