scalp micropigmentation Training

Scalp Micropigmentation Training


Rules Aren’t Made to Be Broken 

My training is a system, with clear, definite steps. If you follow these steps, and do not deviate you will produce natural-looking, beautiful scalp work which will heal wonderfully.

I don’t think scalp practitioners should see themselves as artists. We are more like architects. We work with rules, but these rules allow us to replicate our results and remove the need for guess work, or risk of having variable results. It is important you understand this before continuing, as some scalp trainers will encourage their students to ‘explore their creativity’. They are entitled to their opinion, but from the start I think it is important to separate myself from this approach.

I don’t believe that the scalp is a place for creativity, or experimentation. If you agree with my approach you will love my Scalp System.

Actually, I would go so far as to say compared to some other very complex permanent makeup methods (e.g. medical areola or hairstroke eyebrows) scalp micropigmentation with the right system is easier.

However, I would argue that the margin for error is smaller as we cover much larger surface areas than conventional micropigmentation methods, so it is important that the technique you implement is correct, every time.

Here’s Some of my Work…

With all my scalp micropigmentation work, I aim for very natural that simulates their natural hair, and heal predictably over time; I guess it has become my signature. On my training course you’ll learn how to recreate my results. I hope you like them! 🙂

I have been fortunate to teach many students in four separate continents and have spoken at some of the largest PMU conferences across four continents in Europe, N. American, Latin American and Asia.


I have also won SMP-related awards for my work in other countries.

How Do I Feel About Scalp Micropigmentation?

Although It is pretty crazy to ponder where my scalp micropigmentation journey has taken me the past few years. I still love scalp as much as I always have, and I’ll always maintain the same work ethic that got me here.

In fact, I still see myself as a student in this craft, I really feel grateful to do what I do… I am paid to make people feel more self-assured and confident, and soon you can be too! 

The Hairline

We’ve all seen seen someone with a bad toupe before, or a bad hair transplant… right? Within two seconds you know something is ‘off’ with it. You can’t place your finger on it, but you just intuitively know.

The scalp micropigmentation hairline is maybe the most important point in ensuring your results look real.

With my distinctive 3 point system, you will ensure your client’s hairline compliments their head shape, facial features, ethnicity and age… every time.

Nothing should be left to chance in our profession. We use an algorithm to calculate the optimum hairline for a client’s scalp, once you know my method you will be able to repeat it on all of your clients to ensure they have a great, natural-looking hairline.

Important point: The objective is to simulate where their natural hairline and hair density should be, for a man or woman of their age… not where they want it to be (everyone, including me wants to look 20 again!). It is our job as SMP professionals to guide a customer down the path of this recognition, which you will be taught on our class.

You are protecting your customer,  but your integrity as a professional is just as important. This philosophy will pay dividends over the years and ensure you have great word of mouth recommendations in your local area.


How To Recognise Bad SMP

The true mark of a great scalp micropigmentation operator is the healed results.  As you will be operating on a very focal point of the body (the head), and clients will often be either partially or completely bald. Mistakes on your healed results will be noticeable.

Did you Know? Pigment heals to its strongest primary colour? This led to a string of now infamous social media memes and uploads of the infamous ‘blue head’, (where the healed result of artist’s pigments eventually turn blue after healing).


I’ve had to correct work like this, and trust me it isn’t fun for either me or the client (I have to manually retrace each implanted stroke dot by dot). This actually takes more time, so I have to charge more.

You must learn scalp micropigmentation correctly. We want a complete color match with the natural hairs (if any remain on the head). This is particularly important in instances where you will need to blend your results with existing hair, for example Norwood Scale 7 (this is where the pate of the head is completely bald but the sides are not).

Colour Migration

When the wrong needle, incorrect device or incorrect technique is used it can lead to color migration. What does this mean for your client? Blotched color migration much like this…

In scalp we aim to have pin sharp pigment registration, even on healed result so that it very accurately replicates the results of the client’s natural hair.

Trust me, you do not want to be responsible for instances such as either of these scenarios.

This isn’t a scare tactic, and I’m not one to dwell on negativity, in fact… it may even scare some of you away from doing scalp micropigmentation altogether. But I think it is important every potential scalp practitioner understands what can happen when scalp is applied irresponsibly, or when short cuts are attempted.

But Here’s The Good News…

What saddens me the most when I encounter scenarios such as either of these, is they are very difficult to fix… but so, so easy to avoid!  If you learn the correct system, use the right equipment and implement the correct technique, this won’t happen to you.

But… As scalp micropigmentation professionals these cases serve to remind us never to be complacent, and to always respect our craft.


Can I Retrain You If You Have Learned Scalp Micropigmentation Somewhere Else?

A proportion of my students unfortunately are disatisfied students of other teachers. I can retrain you, either with one to one training or via a group class. Unfortunately the price for retraining is not discounted, as I recommend a full reteach. As you have read, I teach a System and as I don’t have access to your previous trainer’s syllabus or curriculum it isn’t always possible for me to estimate what you have or haven’t learned. However, I guarantee that you will see the difference and will be satisfied with your scalp micropigmentation course with me – any mistakes in your method will be corrected.

I’ve Never Done Micropigmentation Before – Can I Still Attend?

I’m delighted to say, the answer is… yes! There is a large variety of individuals on all of my classes: laborers, permanent makeup artists, nurses, doctors and others who have attended my classes. All learning scalp micropigmentation takes is a good work ethic, a positive attitude and following the correct system.

What is the Potential for Female Clients in Scalp Micropigmentation?

I feel that female scalp micropigmentation has enormous untapped potential! The results of male scalp micropigmentation are the most famous, just because the contrast is the most dramatic. However, a substantial proportion of your work will be on women with thinning hair (female pattern baldness). I actually believe there is room for specialization in this SMP for female scalp micropigmentation. So much so, I collaborate with a very experienced practitioner from South Korea (which has the highest per capita plastic surgery rate in the world) who specializes only in female scalp micropigmentation. Don’t worry, all of these elements are inclusive on your SMP class with me.

Can I Pay for my Training with Credit?

Yes you can! We recommend PayPal Credit as it is efficient, and they are not as prohibitive as some other credit providers. In uncertain times in the UK, where higher and higher proportions of our population are saddled with crippling student debt that people have to pay off over decades (if ever), scalp seems almost too good to be true. I truly struggle to think of an opportunity where you can purchase an education in a highly profitable technique via finance, and you will pay off the course in only 1-2 appointments. That opportunity is remarkable in this era.

How Profitable is Scalp Micropigmentation? What is the Cost of a Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment?

I saved this for last. If you’ve read this far, the chances are you still reading this for the right reasons. Yes, scalp procedures are very profitable. The standard market price for good scalp micropigmentation work (full head) is £1500 for 10-12 hours work. I’m sure we’ll both agree that is a ‘good day’s work’. Additionally, the cost of your class can be paid off in one or two applications and (see above) there are finance options available. I would argue it is the biggest opportunity in micropigmentation right now. Why? Most of my friends now are permanent makeup experts and teachers, all around the world. Wherever, I go the feedback is the same for permanent makeup… it is now very difficult for NEW artists to make a name for themselves in permanent makeup, as the market is saturated. This is not the case in permanent makeup. If you’re thinking about doing scalp… I really believe now is the time to pursue it.


Seminar Sneak Peak!

Want to see behind the scenes of one of my scalp micropigmentation training days? You got it! Check out the short video below.

Who is It For?

Don’t limit yourself to just one client type. Diversification is the key.

Although male scalp micropigmentation is most known method of SMP, what you will learn on my class has many different applications – allowing you to offer all of them, or to choose to specialize in a particular method (e.g. females, or in medical scalp micropigmentation).

Perhaps the most famous method for scalp micropigmentation. This can be performed no matter the scale of the baldness in the client.

Female Baldness

Baldness is particularly difficult for women. With some small modifications, SMP can be used on women who are either partially or fully bald, which will be taught on your course.

Thinning Hair (Male and Female)

SMP is applied to thinning hair, to implant pigment on the scalp around existing hair to create the illusion of depth and density, for both men and women. You will be instructed how to perform this on your SMP training with me.

Scar Camoflauge

SMP can also be used to cover scars (either from surgery or trauma), this will be


With modifications in your technique, you will learn how SMP can be used on clients who suffer from alopecia.


I’VE MADE THE MISTAKES SO you don’t have to!

Is It a Good Investment?

Scalp micropigmentation is becoming a very popular service to train in, as it is very rewarding!. See the table below for some realistic projections of what to expect in your career as a scalp micropigmentation artist.

*Above projections are based on an average appointment price of £1400 (mid market price).


New Scalp Manual!

My brand new, 55 page fully illustrated scalp micropigmentation manual is free with your course!

What’s The Future of SMP?

I believe scalp micropigmentation has a very bright future, in fact… I think it has just begun! Here’s why…

Whilst scalp micropigmentation has been around for over 20 years, modern scalp micropigmentation is very recent.

What’s the difference?

In recent years there has been a lot of new developments in the scalp micropigmentation field. Everything has elevated: the devices, the needles, the pigments and also the techniques itself.

Scalp micropigmentation artists always aimed for ‘true-to-life’ results but due to limitations in technology and methodology it simply wasn’t achievable until today. Basically… the tools are finally in sync with the potential of the technique.

This presents scalp micropigmentation practitioners today with an enormous opportunity. 

Surge in Popularity

It has seen a surge of popularity in only the past 2-3 years, especially among athletes. As you’ve no doubt realised, it doesn’t take long for this to filter down into the mainstream (think of David Beckham’s influence on the sleeve tattoo). Like them or not, if sport’s personalities and celebrities can have such dramatic effects on the popularity of a cosmetic tattoo type which is expensive (it can cost a lot more than a SMP procedure) and divisive, try to imagine their impact eventually on a something which influences self-esteeem as much as hair loss?

The Facts

Let’s look at some facts.

Hair transplants have increased by 48% in recent years (IHRSS), which can be extremely expensive (£5000 + for good work), and there can be a lot of variability in whether the hair is retained or not.

Scalp micropigmentation is used in many hair transplant clinics as either an additional service, or a complimentary service (to augment the appearance of hair density on the scalp after a successful hair transplant). These clinics often contract independent scalp micropigmentation artists (and take a commission for this). Once you have a portfolio it is a great opportunity for you to grow your business model with local Doctors.

In fact, one survey spells it out quite clearly: 43.2% said they’d prefer thicker, fuller hair over a significantly higher salary.

However,  I do not think this opportunity will be there forever, it is important to develop yhour reputation as a scalp micropigmentation artist now.

What’s On The Scalp Training?

Day 1

10am – 6pm

  • Introduction to scalp micropigmentation.

  • Health & Safety

  • PPE & Hygiene

12.30pm – 1pm Lunch Break

  • Treatment room setup.

  • Anatomy & Physiology

3.00pm – 3.15pm Break

  • Contraindications.

  • Machine set up.

  • Equipment and Needles.

  • Pattern Practice.

  • Pressure Practice.

5.30pm Q&A

Day 2

10am – 6pm

  • Revision of Day 1.

  • 10 Question Quiz.

  • Hairline Types.

  • Hairline Finish.

  • Measuring and Drawing Hairlines.

12.30pm – 1.00pm Lunch Break

  • Test Results.

  • Skin Tones.

  • Colour Theory.

  • Mixing Pigment / Choosing the Correct Shade.

  • Supervised Student Practice.

  • 3.00pm – 3.15pm Break

  • Live Model SMP Demonstration.

  • Supervised Student Practice.

  • 5.30pm Q&A

Day 3

10am – 6pm

  • Revision from Day 3.

  • Supervised Student Practice.

  • Step by Step Planning of Treatment.

12.00pm – 12.30pm

  • Pictures & Lighting.

  • Marketing Tips

1.00pm – 5pm Student Work on Live Models

5.30pm – 6.00pm

Q&A Session.

6.00pm Graduation Ceremony and Group Photos.



Your Training Kit Includes

  • Full Training Manual.

  • ABT Accreditation.

  • Ongoing After Training Support.

  • Starter Kit.

  • Disposables.

  • Pigment.

  • Medical Forms.

  • Pictures for Marketing.

Every teacher was once a student. On some of the classes I attended as a student I was a little disappointed with the quality and timeliness of feedback I received. Once I became a teacher I vowed this would never happen to my students. And it hasn’t.

I don’t believe in expiry dates on support, or feedback. I see the class as only the beginning of our journey together, and I want all of my students to feel supported even after they’ve left my training course. That’s why even after you have completed your case studies with me and have received your final certificate you will have lifetime access to my scalp community, a dedicated group of SMP practitioners just like you, to share knowledge and get support from one another! Of course, I participate in this and I’m always available if you want to ask me personally any technique queries you have. I’m always happy to help!

Bonus 1: Lifetime Support

Available mid 2020.

We’re launching a new platform for all my students (past, present and future)… for free!

Even students who sign up today will have access once launched.

Forget something from my class? Didn’t take enough notes? Want to see that practical demo again? No problem… when released you’ll have lifetime access to my Online Training Platform where you will be able to access my teach again complete with video tutorials and my slides, to ensure you reach your full potential with scalp micropigmentation.


When Is my Next  Training?

Check below to see a list of my upcoming scalp micropigmentation course dates. To host a class with me, please contact me below.