SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION (SMP): THE HOTTEST MALE COSMETIC PROCEDURESCALP MICROPIGMENTATION (SMP): THE HOTTEST MALE COSMETIC PROCEDURE https://www.academyofadvancedcosmetics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Scalp_Micropigmentation_SMP_The_Hottest_Male_Cosmetic_Procedure_Title_Image_1400x-1024x538.jpg 1024 538 Academy of Advanced Cosmetics Academy of Advanced Cosmetics https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/010ec2e89421e65f6a8a38bbef09fa06?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Scalp Micropigmentation is the new thing. Falling under the larger banner of paramedical tattooing, which is growing at astonishing rates, it’s safe to say that SMP is the cosmetic procedure for men in 2018.
This is to say that practicing scalp micropigmentation not only a lucrative career choice but a smart one. Your earning potential is large, you have the unique ability to be your own boss, and you join a growing industry of professionals helping men and women improve their appearances.
Sound good, right? Keep reading to learn how to become certified scalp micropigmentation artist and take the next step in your career today!
WHAT IS SMP?
For all its popularity, there are a lot of misconceptions about scalp micropigmentation. People tend to think it’s as simple as tattooing someone’s hairline. While this is true to an extent, SMP is much, much more.
At its most basic, SMP is a cosmetic tattooing technique that helps men and women replicate the look of hair on their scalps. It’s a form of permanent makeup, though don’t let the makeup moniker scare you away. SMP can be used to help with the following conditions:
- A receding hairline
- Male pattern baldness
- Hair transplant mistakes
- Scalp deformities
- Hair deformities
- And more
HOW LONG DO SMP PROCEDURES TAKE?
Scalp micropigmentation procedures vary in length. They all start with a consultation. This is when you meet with potential clients to go over their goals for SMP, why they’re seeking SMP in the first place, their medical history, and any other relevant information. The SMP consultation process is also a great way to get to know your potential clients and start to form a connection that will lead to referrals down the road.
The actual scalp micropigmentation procedure will usually take two to three sessions. Each session will usually be between three to eight hours, depending on your client’s specific conditions and goals. It’s important to give your clients a minimum of thirty days between each session, so their scalp can heal and be ready for the next step.
A common question we get from students and people considering SMP alike is if the procedures are painful. This makes sense, remember SMP is a form of tattooing. One of the coolest parts of the entire process, though, is that SMP doesn’t hurt at all! This is thanks to a numbing agent you’ll use on your client’s scalp prior to beginning the procedure.
Another question we get asked quite often is how long does scalp micropigmentation last? It can last for up to five years, though everyone’s body is different and individual results are likely to vary. Regardless, it’s SMP is a great long-term solution to thinning hair and much, much more.
WHO ARE GOOD CANDIDATES FOR SMP?
It’s important to know your market. After all, not everyone who contacts you for scalp micropigmentation is going to be an ideal candidate. While SMP can be used to help treat receding hairlines, alopecia, and those other conditions mentioned above – it’s NOT for everyone!
SMP is generally used to help men who are experiencing balding, thinning hair, want more hair density, or are looking for a more dramatic hairline. According to the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, SMP can also be utilized in other ways, including to help women with thinning hair and alopecia.
SHOULD YOU LEARN SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION?
The quickest response to any questions about whether you should take the time to invest in learning SMP is a resounding YES. Not only is the industry itself undergoing rapid growth, but your earning potential is nearly unlimited.
The “ideal student,” although really there isn’t a single ideal student, are people with backgrounds in the hair industry, tattoo artists, and anyone with an interest in tattooing and micropigmentation.
Your earning potential with SMP is almost unlimited. Sessions usually start at $500, but as you perfect your craft and build a reputation as an SMP expert, your prices will rise. It’s not uncommon for former Academy of Advanced Cosmetics students to charge between $2,500 and $4,500 per client. You can see the appeal!
What are you waiting for? Check out our course schedule and sign up for your scalp micropigmentation training today!
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