Types of permanent cosmetics applications

There are many ways to apply permanent cosmetics including digital and analog rotary pen devices, traditional coil machines or even manual hand methods known as microblading or microstroking or soft tap. Whatever your preferred technique, Huntington Academy has you covered by featuring Nouveau Contour, Mei-Cha, MIDAS and Tina Davies devices and hand tools.

Manual hand methods
Microblading (or microstroking) is primarily an eyebrow technique and is performed manually with a hand tool that has a row of fine needles affixed to a handle. The needles are drawn across the skin creating channels to simulate hair growth patterns that pigment is then spread across and pushed into. If performed by a well trained and talented artist, microblading can look very natural. However, because of the small amount of pigment that gets implanted, microblading results often do not last as long as traditional permanent makeup.

Digital and analog rotary pen devices
Rotary machines are devices with electrical motors that convert a rotary, or spinning, motion into a linear motion which then drives needles in and out of the skin in a fluid motion.
There is a plethora of rotary tattoo machines to choose from. However, many that are made for traditional body art tattooing are very powerful and not appropriate for use on a woman’s face unless used by a very experienced technician.
Digital rotary devices are the state-of-the-art when it comes to applying permanent cosmetics, including medical applications such as scar camouflage and areola pigmentation, by offering the technician the perfect balance of power and technology.

Traditional coil machines
A traditional coil machine uses electromagnetic energy generated by current passing through a pair of coils and a spring which causes the machines armature bar to draw and release, thereby “tapping” the needles into the skin.
Compared to most rotary devices, coil machines are very powerful and very loud and intimidating and are rarely used by permanent makeup technicians.

Nouveau Contour
Headquartered in the Netherlands and with U.S. headquarters in Orlando, FL, Nouveau Contour has been in business since 1997 and are industry leaders in micropigmentation and medical applications of permanent cosmetics. They offer several different machines at various prices with 19 different safety needle configurations to choose from.

Mei-Cha International
Mei-Cha specializes in permanent cosmetic machines and supplies for all the needs of your practice. Mei-Cha’s products, designed for the highest level of functionality and quality, are distributed in over 40 countries all over the world.

Huntington Academy of Permanent Cosmetics carries all the most popular brands of machines, pigments, anesthetics, needles, microblading and other supplies for your permanent cosmetics business; no matter your preferred application method, we’ve got you covered! We ship anywhere in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, via UPS or USPS.