SMP TRAINING CENTER

Join the Scalp Micropigmentation Family of SMP Artists 

The Scalp Micropigmentation Center (SMC) is one of the leaders in the Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) industry today and offers one of the best SMP training programs in the world.  With a variety of training options available, we ensure that each student learns the art and science of SMP using an interactive and advanced step-by-step process using videos, text, and pictures, with the option of instructor-led training by an SMP Master Artist, and working on live models. 


Scalp Micropigmentation is the fastest growing sector in the hair loss industry today, estimated to bring in approximately $50 million per year; however, SMC is predicted to reach revenues of $100 million per year by 2018, and $200 million per year by 2020.  Permanent Makeup Artists, Tattoo Artists, Hair Transplant Surgeons and Technicians, as well as Medical Estheticians, Doctors and Nurses are all capable and able to become self-employed entrepreneurs in the SMP industry, and/or be able to add this treatment option to their current menu offerings.  

What is Scalp Micropigmentation? 

Scalp Micropigmentation, or SMP for short, is the act of implanting thousands and thousands of pigmented, simulated hair follicles in the epidermal/dermal layer of the skin to give A) the impression or appearance of a shaved head of hair; B) the appearance of a thicker, denser, fuller head of hair for those men and women with thinning hair; or C) to camouflage a scar caused by a hair transplant, injury, surgery or accident. 


 The results of SMP treatment are so realistic that most people cannot tell the difference between real hair follicles and simulated hair follicles. SMP HD (Hair Density) treatments are absolutely undetectable, except that the client has a fuller, denser head of hair.  With our SMP SC (Scar Camouflage treatment), we are able to camouflage most scars up to 100%, within the client’s own hair follicles, or within their own hair strands. 

 Why Train at the Scalp Micropigmentation Center (SMC)? 

 Attendance at a reputable SMP Training program is critically important to learn to correctly apply and perform a proper SMP treatment.  Poor training, poor technique, and poor pigments in SMC treatments ultimately lead to poor results for clients. 


At SMC we believe in a step-by-step approach to learning the art of Scalp Micropigmentation.  We offer three different training options, as we understand that different students learn by different means.   
 If you want to be the best in Scalp Micropigmentation, then you need to learn from the best in the industry in order to further your career and gain a return on your investment in this industry. 


At SMC you will learn everything that you need to get started as an SMP Artist.  You will have the background knowledge and training, current supplies and equipment, and the proper needles and pigments required to complete a proper SMP treatment. 
 
Your education in SMP doesn’t end once you receive your Certificate of Completion from SMC.  Once part of the SMC family, you have access to our online SMC student Facebook page, which contains more info about SMP, latest trends, latest techniques, and videos, etc.  You will have access to the latest equipment and supplies offered by SMC.  You will have access to our custom-made pigments and needles, which are not sold to the general public. 

 Why Become An SMP Artist? 

 As an SMP Artist, you will be able to help thousands of men and women with their hair loss issues.  If you enjoy working with the public and have a general appreciation for helping others, then SMP is a very lucrative career that enables you to take great pride in what you do. 


 The average cost of an SMP treatment (for frontal and crown area) is $3500 CDN.  Prices vary per treatment, but start at $1000 and can go up to $6000.  Students can pay off the cost of their training in just one treatment. 


 The demand for SMP Artists is growing very rapidly.  Students have the option of opening their own SMP Clinic or working for a hair transplant clinic or hair systems clinic

What Does SMC Training Offer Students? 

SMC offers the most advanced training in the SMP industry; we have spent thousands of dollars on our program, and we are constantly upgrading the program based on student evaluations and feedback. 


SMC is always searching for the next best technique and pigments that allow us to always be one of the top training facilities in the world.  Whether you are training online or in-office, we are always prepared and wanting to help each and every SMC student become successful in the SMP industry. 

What is included in the program? 
  • Online SMP Training – using step-by-step videos, text and pictures 

  • SMP KIT – includes everything you need to complete the course and three SMP Treatments on your own 

  • SMP Machine – a Certified SMP Machine to conduct SMP, SMP HD and/or SMP SC treatments 

  • SMP Pigments – we use pigments especially designed for the application of SMP 

  • SMP Needles – we make our own custom needles specifically designed to replicate hair follicles 

  • Hands on Training – we offer one-on-one training with live models so students can practice SMP 

  • SMC Facebook Page – stay in touch with other students, or talk directly with an SMP Master 

  • SMP Supplies – only students of SMC can purchase our custom pigments and needles 

  • Ongoing education – learn the latest techniques and up-to-date treatment options in SMP 

  • Advice – our Master SMP Artist is always willing to advise students that are in need of help 

  • Certification – get the best training possible and show off your Certificate of Completion by SMC 

What Training Programs Does SMC Offer? 

At SMC we understand that each student is unique, and everyone has a different learning style.  Some students work well with text instructions, other need to watch a video to understand the subject, where others want hands-on training, one-on-one and like the experience of contact and constant feedback. 

Three SMP Training Options to choose from: 

1)    Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Online Certification Training ONLY ($4000 CDN) 

The Online SMP Training Program includes: 

SMP KIT: 

 

  • 1 x SMP Certified Machine 

  • 1 x SMP Certified Power Source 

  • 4 x SMP Certified Needles 

  • 1 x SMC Charcoal Black Pigment 

  • 1 x SMC Medium Black Pigment 

  • 1 x SMC Soft Black Pigment 

  • 1 x Depth Practice Sheet 

  • 4 x Pigment Wells 

  • 1 x Mannequin Head 

  • 12 x HeadLine Stencils 

  • 2 x Synthetic Practice Skin 

  • 4 x Disposable Grips   

  • 10 Brochures 

Lessons Portion:

SMP KIT: 

 

Skin Anatomy ● Hair Anatomy ● Types of Hair Loss  Hair Loss Treatments ● Scalp Micropigmentation ● Hair Density 
Scars ● Needles ● Pigments ● Power Sources ● Wound Healing ● Scalp Conditions ● Hair Loss in Men ● 

Hair Loss in Women ● Hair Transplants ● SMP Process and Procedures ● Clinic Operational Procedures ● BBP Review 
Facility and Equipment ● Anesthetics ● Pre and Post Care Instructions 

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Practice Module Portion (Step by Step Video Modules, including written instructions): 

 What is in your SMP Kit ● Assembling Your Equipment ● Needle Depth Practice ● Hair Density Practice ● Hair Line Drawing ● Hair Line Build Out Practice Hair Line Density Practice (Hard Line vs Soft Line) ● Using SMC Headline Stencils ● Depth and Density Practicing ● Final Exam (Mannequin Head) ● Certificate of Completion  

2)    Online SMP Training and 2-Day In-Office, Live Model Work SMP Training Program ($5000 CDN) 

This program offers everything included in the Online SMP Training Program, plus a 2-Day In-Office program where the student will work on 5-8 scalps and the student will be performing every type of treatment SMC offers including SMP, SMP Hair Density, and SMP Scar Camouflage. 
 
During the 2-Day In-Office Training Program, our SMP Master Artist will review some of the main features of the art of SMP, including: 

  • The latest SMP techniques and treatment options for Men and Women 

  • Marketing and Advertising 

  • Customer Acquisition – where to find clients 

  • Consultations – including real consultation with live clients 

  • Setting up your workstation 

  • Forms, waivers, before and after pictures, etc. 

  • Medical records and procedure forms 

  • Correcting SMP errors (blowouts, color corrections, etc.) 

  • Scar revision and nodule remodeling 

  • Examples of differing SMP treatment types and techniques

3)    4-Day In-Office SMP Training Program ($6000 CDN) 

This program is for those that would like a more hands-on approach to learning the art and science of Scalp Micropigmentation, and want to learn everything about SMP directly from our Master SMP Artist.  


This program includes working through all the lessons and practice modules one-on-one with our Master Artist.  In the first two days of the program, you will go over everything from skin anatomy to hair loss and hair loss treatment options, to SMP theory.   


The last two days of the program are set aside for the student to simply work on as many different scalps as possible.  
 

Here is a sample day by day breakdown of the 4-Day, In-Office Training Program: 

SMP Training Day 1

  • Blood Borne Pathogens 

  • Cross Contamination 

  • Skin Anatomy 

  • Hair Anatomy 

  • Hair Loss 

  • Hair Loss Treatments 

  • Scalp Conditions 

  • What is SMP?   

  • What is SMP HD (Hair Density) 

  • What is SMP SC (Scar Camouflage) 

  • Needle Theory 

  • Pigment Theory 

  • Hair and Color Types 

  • SMP Equipment 

  • SMP Modules 1-3 

SMP Training Day 2 

  • Hair Loss in Men 

  • Hair Loss in Women 

  • Drawing a Hair Line 

  • Hair Line Buildout 

  • Hair Density and Symmetry 

  • Fading and Blending  

  • Workstation Setup 

  • SMP Supplies 

  • Forms and Waivers 

  • Client Consultations 

  • Medical Records 

  • Anesthetics and Pain Control 

  • SMP Pre-care and After-Care 

  • SMP Modules 4-6 

SMP Training Day 3 

  • Marketing and Advertising 

  • SMP vs Trichopigmentation  

  • Setting Up Your Workstation 

  • Hands-on Training on Live Clients 

  • Breakdown of Work Station 

  • Safety, Sanitation, and Disinfection

SMP Training Day 3 

  • Hands-on Training on Live Models 

  • Review of Training 

  • Certificate of Completion  

2)    Online SMP Training and 2-Day In-Office, Live Model Work SMP Training Program ($5000 CDN) 

This program offers everything included in the Online SMP Training Program, plus a 2-Day In-Office program where the student will work on 5-8 scalps and the student will be performing every type of treatment SMC offers including SMP, SMP Hair Density, and SMP Scar Camouflage. 
 
During the 2-Day In-Office Training Program, our SMP Master Artist will review some of the main features of the art of SMP, including: 

  • The latest SMP techniques and treatment options for Men and Women 

  • Marketing and Advertising 

  • Customer Acquisition – where to find clients 

  • Consultations – including real consultation with live clients 

  • Setting up your workstation 

  • Forms, waivers, before and after pictures, etc. 

  • Medical records and procedure forms 

  • Correcting SMP errors (blowouts, color corrections, etc.) 

  • Scar revision and nodule remodeling 

  • Examples of differing SMP treatment types and techniques

PMU OR TATTOO ARTIST ONLINE SMP CERTIFICATION TRAINING ($3000 CDN) 

This program is for current PMU or Tattoo artists, as well as current Doctors, Nurses, Medical Estheticians, Hair Stylists, or other professionals in the skin or hair loss industry. 


We offer $1000 OFF the SMP Online Training Program ONLY for those already in the industry so that they are able to add this service to their current menu offerings. 


Option to Upgrade Training 


If a student signs up for our Online SMP Training course ONLY, and even though they pass the course, or if our Master SMP Artist feels that they need more time and practice, the student has the option to take our 2-Day or 4-Day In-Office Training Program and only pay the difference in cost.  Thus, if a student pays $4000 for our online training course, they can upgrade to our 2 day in-office training course for only $1000.  

About the SMC Online SMP Training Certification Program 

The SMC Online Training program is an ever-evolving course that is constantly being updated and upgraded based on comments by past and present students.  Our Online SMP Training Certification Program is a self-paced course that can be completed in as little as 2 weeks.  Although current PMU and Tattoo Artists will find this course much easier and faster to get through, this course was designed for the average student, experienced or new to the Permanent Makeup industry. 


Once a student signs up for our Online SMP Certification Training Program, they will receive access to our training site.  We ask that the student first complete the Blood Borne Pathogen for Body Artists portion of the program, which is included and is also an online training program and certification course.  Once the BBP course has been completed, the student then completes the Hair and Hair Loss portion of the program.  In order to be successful with client consultations, the student must be aware of hair, hair loss, hair loss treatments, skin, hair and skin anatomy, etc.  If you are not able to talk intelligently about hair loss with a client who has suffered from this condition for years and who has probably already tried many types of hair loss treatments before walking into your office, then you will not be able to sign the client up for an SMP treatment. 


When the student has completed the Hair and Hair Loss portion of the program, they will have received their SMP KIT in the mail.  They will now be able to complete the practice modules.  The practice modules include a video, text, and pictures to show the student exactly how to complete an SMP treatment from beginning to end.  The SMP Online Certification Program teaches each student everything from setting up your new SMP Machine, to drawing a hairline, to completing an SMP treatment.  The SMP KIT includes everything you need to complete SMP certification program, as well as be able to complete treatments on your own. 


The student will need to complete each practice module and submit pictures and/or videos online of their work.  Our SMP Master will then evaluate the student’s work and either pass them or ask them to resubmit their work with corrections.  Once the student has passed the course, they will receive their Certification as an SMP Artist. 


The Scalp Micropigmentation Center not only conducts hundreds of SMP treatments per year, but they are the leaders in training future SMP Artists.  Our SMP Training program focuses on the main points of SMP, which are: 


Proper SMP Training 


There are a variety of SMP training programs out there, but most rely on Tattoo and PMU equipment, while SMC produces their own SMP Certified Needles and Pigments for the sole purpose of conducting an SMP Treatment.  Our SMP Training program has been developed by our Master SMP Artist, who has worked years in the industry and was very disappointed in the lack of training and equipment used in today’s SMP treatments; thus, we developed our own.  In order to be the best SMP Artist in the World, you need to be trained by the best! 


SMP Power Source 


This is an important part of the SMP treatment, as the power source needs to be powerful enough to drive the needle cleanly through the first layer of skin.  If you are using a PMU machine, chances are you are getting a lot of blow outs because those machines do not have enough power, and are used for Permanent Makeup, not Scalp Micropigmentation. 


SMP Machine 


The machine must have the correct settings on it, and a regular PMU or Rotary Pen cannot be used to complete a proper SMP treatment because if you are using the proper power source, rotary pens would not be able to handle the kind of power needed to complete a proper SMP Treatment.  We are partnered with Cheyenne, the best tattoo machine makers in the world.  Our machine is powerful enough to handle the power source and has the correct settings to be able to drive the needle through the first layer of skin cleanly.  If the machine you are using is vibrating too much, you cannot control your needle and you will get poor results. 


SMP Needles 


Again, we work with Cheyenne, the best needle makers in the world.  Their needles are of high standards and have no back flow.  Currently, most SMP providers are using tattoo needles or permanent makeup needles.  Obviously, you would want someone to use proper SMP needles, designed specifically for use in Scalp Micropigmentation.  We have designed 3 types of needles that work with different skin types and different ethnicities.  We sell our SMP Certified products to only our students, and not to the general public. 


SMP Pigments 


Our SMP Pigments or Pigments are specially formulated for SMP ONLY.  Our SMP Pigments will not change color and are free of any carcinogens.  The fear today is that other providers are using Pigments that are from unknown sources, or worse are permanent makeup pigments, which are composed of different colors.  If PMU pigments are used, they will eventually fade into their original colors, thus, your perfect brown color pigment today, can and will turn green or blue tomorrow.  Only use SMP Certified equipment and supplies. 


Continuing SMP Training and Education 


SMP is still very new in the hair loss industry, and as leaders in the industry, we continue to add new SMP treatments, techniques, supplies, equipment, etc., and each SMC student will have the opportunity to continue to train and learn the art of SMP by way of our online community and video series.  


Online SMC Family Community 


As an SMP Artist trained by SMC, you will be a part of our online SMC Student group and SMP Professionals group.  Here you can post pictures of your work, get feedback, ask questions, and see work by other students and professionals in the industry. 

The Scalp Micropigmentation Center Training Program Comparisons

Program Price

Practice Materials

SMP Machine

SMC Products and Supplies

Online OR In-Office Training

Practice on Live Models

Google Places Listing

Facebook Student Group

Continuing Education

FREE Support

Discount Available*

SMC Website Listing

BBP Certificate

SMP Artist Certificate

Financing Available

Online SMP

Training Program ONLY

Online & 2-Day In-Class

SMP Training Program

4-Day In-Office SMP Training Program

$4000 CDN

$5000 CDN

$6000 CDN

Included

Included

Included

Included

Wholesale Pricing

Online ONLY

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

$1000 OFF

YES

Included

YES

NO

Included

Wholesale Pricing

Online & 2-Day In-Office

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

Included

YES

YES

Included

Wholesale Pricing

4-Day In-Office Training

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

Included

YES

YES

*$1000 discount available to current PMU or Tattoo Artists currently in the industry.  Must provide license or certificate in PMU or Tattoo Industry. 

Financials in the SMP Industry 

Although you value yourself as an artist wanting to help those millions of men and women concerned about hair loss, you also need to make a living from conducting Scalp Micropigmentation treatments. 


Currently, the average price for a full frontal and upper crown treatment of SMP or SMP HD (Hair Density) is approx. $3500 CDN or $3000 USD.  SMP SC (Scar Camouflage) can run anywhere between $1500 to $3000, depending on the size and shape of the scar.  

Financial Compensation Graph (CDN Funds)

$3500 CDN Average Cost to Client

Wholesale Cost of

Treatment

SMP Machine

2 Treatments per Month

3 Treatments per Month

$84,000 per year

$126,000 per year

$168,000 per year

$7200 per year

$10,800 per year

$14,400 per year

$76,800

$115,200

$153,600

$210,000 per year

$18,000 per year

$192,000

4 Treatments per Month

5 Treatments per month

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