We continue our Suite Elite Storytellers feature this month with Angela Maione, a permanent makeup artist from MY SALON Suite of Shelton, CT. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and one of Angela’s services is areola pigmentation for breast cancer survivors after reconstructive surgery or after a mastectomy. In addition to offering this service, Angela also offers permanent lips, eyebrows and eyeliner. “I was a traditional makeup artist for many years before I started doing this. I always worked in corporate America and did makeup on the side. I went to school for illustration but never ended up doing anything with art as a career before this. I was juggling my makeup business and my corporate career and I worked seven days a week because of my freelance makeup business.” When microblading started to get more popular five years ago, Angela started to get interested in making this her career. “I had a friend who started microblading and I reached out to her and asked if this allowed her to leave her corporate career. She was able to and told me to go for it. I took the plunge, was trained on microblading and permanent makeup, quit my job and opened up my own space.”
A year into her new career, she knew she wanted….