Did you know that the Scalp Micropigmentation industry is rapidly growing and in need of trained practitioners across the US?

Hair loss is a gigantic market and clients are looking for a solution to their hair loss. Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical, affordable option for the clients (especially in comparison to hair transplant surgeries). The possibilities for a career in SMP are unlimited! At first thought, it might seem like it is too niche of a field to focus on, however, the need is big, as there are over eighty million people who struggle with hair loss in the US. Maybe you have already seen many clients already suffering from this condition if you are currently in the barbering or cosmetology field? Perhaps this field is of interest to you because you work with patients who suffer from medical-related hair loss. Do you have experience dealing with this condition personally?  No matter the reason, adding this service to your existing offering, or pursuing it exclusively, the ability to change lives through SMP are really rewarding.

What does your future look like if you go down this path…?  As a new SMP Practitioner, you will be able to apply techniques that can replicate hair follicles for men who have experienced typical male-patterned baldness. These men typically shave their head to reduce the demarcation line where their hair loss can be seen. Many of your clients have been searching for hair loss cures, such as hair transplantation procedures, hair systems, hair concealment fibers, or resorting to constant hat wearing. SMP can solve this issue with just a few treatments and a well-trained artist who knows how to apply that natural technique. You can be the solution for these clients!

Hair loss for women presents challenges that are different from men.  Most women would not consider shaving their heads or constant hat wearing, like their male counterparts.  These women are forced to use concealment fibers every day or wear an uncomfortable wig. Those options are not optimal at the beach or when the client swims or showers though. A more drastic option would be an expensive hair transplant surgery- if they are even a candidate. Imagine the freedom you could give to this client by adding hair follicle replicas to make her hair fuller? She can now live her life without worry, embarrassment or hesitation, because you gave that part of her life back to her! What a rewarding experience!

Focusing on the more medical-related hair loss situations, how rewarding would it be to help a client who struggles with Alopecia or post-chemotherapy? Let’s not forget about those clients who have had cranial surgeries who want to conceal their scars?  Let’s not forget about those who have spent countless dollars on failed hair transplants, multiple hair transplant scars, or those who have no more donor hair for additional surgeries to gain coverage? SMP is the answer! SMP can tackle all of these situations and once again, you could be helping clients achieve a better quality of life through the artistic application of SMP.

So what does it take to become an SMP practitioner?

In most states, the regulations to become an SMP Practitioner are relatively relaxed and require mainly formal training from a reputable school, bloodborne pathogens safety training, and an individual tattoo license. Of course, these regulations will vary from city to city, however, this information is widely available and easy to obtain through local city offices.

Hair loss is a very specific field and SMP practitioners should have a very thorough understanding not just of the technique they will perform, but also the emotional state of the clients they encounter. It is important to empathize with clients suffering from hair loss in order to have a thoughtful plan to guide them through the process. Practitioners should also have an in depth understanding of skin anatomy, skin and hair diseases and conditions, hair growth functions, surgical terms / procedures available, medical treatments and drugs for hair loss.  In addition, to be successful, you must be proficient in all aspects of the technical side of SMP. Scalp Micropigmentation is in fact tattooing. It is a specialty form of the art that focuses on HFS (hair follicle simulation) only. While it may seem that this is a simple technique it takes a great deal of skill, practice and control to perform properly. In our SMP Core Training course, you can rely on our years of experience and expertise in both performing procedures and business management, to help guide our students towards a successful future. Our students get to experience all aspects of the SMP process from consultation, to lectures in theory, safety practices, color and needle theory, skin and hair anatomy, terminology, medical terminology, pre and post-care instructions, client management, photography and documentation, hands-on practice exercises, live model observation and live model procedures. Finally, students also receive continued support and additional education, by visiting our studio to observe, at no charge.

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Schedule an onsite tour for our next scheduled SMP Class. Meet our lead instructor, tour our facility, and get your training questions answered while you visit with us.

Or have you already decided you want to train with the Pro’s at Dermagrafix and are ready to enroll?  Scroll down to our simple three step enrollment process!

Scalp Micropigmentation Core Training- Three Phases $6200 / 100+ hrs. (5 classroom days)

A focused, information-packed, hands-on foundational class designed for beginners wanting to enter the field of Scalp Micropigmetation (SMP), or for those want to add to their body art or cosmetic tattoo background. Rather than provide a general overview of SMP, we train our  students in-depth over a longer period of time to teach core basics essential to their future growth. Our curriculum dissects techniques and strategies for proper planning and to encourage critical thinking.  Students are presented with topics to troubleshoot and analyze multiple aspects of the process for a deeper and methodical understanding.

Phase I- $2000

Phases One (39 hours)- During pre-class study students will begin to understand conditions of the skin, hair loss patterns for both men and women, medical reasons for hair loss, terminology, needle theory and machine theory, color mixing and aftercare. This portion of training accounts for 39 class hours. Students will also complete and appropriate OSHA BBP class during this time.

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Phase Two (45 hours / 5 days)-

Part A: During the second phase of training students will apply theory as we dive deeper into color theory, skin types, surgical history, candidacy, contraindications and medical clearances, treatment evolution, needle and machine theory, client management, documentation and photography. Students will study male and female hairline shapes and practice drawing them for approval.  Hands-on technique mastery is begun on vegan pads and fruits to strengthen hand-eye coordination skills before working on live models.

Part B: Students who show consistency on practice mediums will work on live models under direct supervision of their instructor in an actual treatment room. Students will practice safety protocols and complete their own treatment set up and breakdowns as well as tattoo their own models. While up to six students may be present in any fundamental class only one student will tattoo at a time, per instructor or instructor assistant. Due to the time needed to compete a full SMP procedure students will often share models or compete portions of a procedure. A written test is performed at the end of class. Students must pass the written portion of training with an 80%. or higher.

Phase Three (25 – 30 hours)-

The final phase of training for SMP students is to complete three models (all sessions) immediately after class for approval. Students are encouraged to complete at least one complete density series, one shaved treatment series, and one scar or a second shaved or density series. Written and photo documentation is needed to show the student has properly carried out the SMP procedure as learned. The student has 120 days to complete this phase successfully of which a certificate of completion will be mailed to them.

Inclusions: Students will be given pre-class study materials once enrolled including: Phase One and Two digital manual, OSHA BBP class link (cost not included), proof of BBP training (certificate) upon arrival to class. Class kit and course manual will be provided to students upon arrival to class. Machine add-on’s starting at $1500.

How to register: We want to make sure we are a good fit for your professional growth so we’ll want to have a phone or in-person interview before enrolling. Once ready, we’ll need your enrollment agreement and your $2000 enrollment fee paid  through our store using the button below.

Upcoming Dates

Phase l – Begins at the time of enrollment

Phase II-A + B – February 15, 2020 – February 19, 2020

Phase IIl  To be scheduled within 30 days from Phase ll completion

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Upcoming Dates

Phase II-A & B – February 15, 2020 – February 18, 2020
Phase III – To be scheduled within 30 days from Phase ll completion

simple 3 step enrollment process

We need to know a few details regarding your enrollment into the course. In order to complete a full enrollment you are required to complete this form before registering payment and booking your seat. Your submission of enrollment fees are non-refundable and are an indication that you acknowledge the enrollment process. If you require any information or guidance regarding the application process please feel free to contact us.

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To help both manage payments and offer some flexibility with our courses we have broken down the payments for this course into different phases. Phase 1 includes the non-refundable enrollment fee, and Phases 2 and 3 are separate payments. Phase 2 comes with the option to purchase a machine.

Phase 1 & Enrollment Fee

Pay Phase I + Non-refundable enrollment fee $2000

Phase 2 & Phase 2 With Lumi Machine

Phase II- $4200 Phase II with LUMI machine kit $4200+ $1500

Phase 3

Phase III- $2100

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