SMP Training



The Scalp Micropigmentation industry is the fastest growing hair loss solution. Tens of thousands of men and women suffering from pattern baldness or thinning, as well as those suffering from alopecia, as well as those in need of concealing scalp scars have been helped if not transformed by SMP. The average cost of the procedure is $3100 making it a potentially very lucrative business requiring a small startup investment and minimal ongoing costs. However, proper technique is vital and proper training is paramount. In this business there is a thin line between producing quality undetectable natural looking results and nightmare botched work, and this is why quality training is the most important investment.

The SMP Training Center 4-day intensive certification course covers the following subjects and topics:

Days 1 & 2: SMP Theory & Fundamentals:

  • Concept of scalp micropigmentation
  • Safety and sanitation processes
  • Contraindications
  • Different types of machines
  • Tattoo needles
  • Pre-care and aftercare
  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Communicable Diseases/ Safety and sanitation
  • Pain management
  • Skin Structure and depth of insertion
  • Assessing client skin tones and ethnic background
  • Fitzpatrick Scale
  • Norwood Scale
  • Choosing and mixing pigments
  • Stretching the skin
  • Female pattern baldness – Ludwig scale
  • Symmetry and touchups
  • Depth techniques
  • Building and matching density
  • Blending
  • Creation of conservative, natural and hard hairlines
  • Transplants and Scars, FUT and FUE
  • Practice on paper, synthetic skin, fruits, mannequins
  • Customer acquisition
  • The consultation process
  • Managing expectations of the client

Days 3 & 4: Advanced Hands-on Application:

  • Techniques in achieving perfect impression permanence
  • Hairline Reconstruction: hairline design to achieve feathered and gradient effects for the most natural results using different needles.
  • Scar Camouflaging techniques including concealing skin discoloration as well as working with multiple scars on the same scalp.
  • Alopecia coverage
  • Blending reviewing the various different techniques you can employ and blending into both thin and thick hair.
  • Bad SMP work Repair
  • Multiple live models
  • Marketing your business
  • Financial Strategy
  • Quoting and Pricing

Course cost: $4500

Equipment package (machine, pigments, supplies and needles): $975