Updated: Sep 24, 2022
Scalp Micropigmentation Training Australia
Inkd SMP offers a premium Scalp Micropigmentation Training program led by the leading SMP Specialist artists in Victoria. Courses are held at our private, vibrant studio on Chapel St in Melbourne.
Scalp Micropigmentation is the fastest growing solution to hair loss world wide. As the treatment gains more popularity, the industry in Australia is taking off at an exciting and rapid rate!
Being an SMP artist is truly rewarding: you have the potential to change lives, be creative, be your own boss and make a great income. Our students come from all backgrounds and life stages!
Your training is the foundation to your artistry and one of the most important investments in your SMP career - to be a great artist you must train with great artists.
We train the professionals and retrain the others!
Inkd SMP is one of the busiest and top rated SMP studios in all of Australia - we help 25 to 30 different clients every week and have a 1-2 month waitlist at most times. We're in high demand for our signature 3D realism tattoo style - when you train with us, you’re training with SMP specialists who perform hundreds of treatments per year, we aren’t just trainers!
Inkd SMP's director and lead trainer AJ is an accredited trainer, and holds a Cert IV TAE Trainer and Assessor qualification. She is officially certified to design, teach and deliver nationally accredited training programs, and has designed Inkd SMP's training course based on specific guidelines and requirements.
AJ is an internationally respected artist and the go-to trainer for experienced SMP artists in AU and NZ looking to level up their results.
"We know what it takes to build a successful SMP business from scratch in 2022 and use modern teaching methods to help our students learn
much more than just the basics." - AJ
We accept only 4 students per class in our Melbourne group training, with 2 trainers to assist you. You'll be led by AJ and assisted by Ange.
Both AJ and Ange have experience with all skin tones and hair loss levels. Aj's realism technique and versatility with all hairline and treatment styles has made her one of Australia’s leading SMP artists since 2019.
Our course will cover skills and advanced techniques that AJ and Ange use daily to get natural, realistic results for every client. We’ll go over everything from the technique and essential theory, to background knowledge of the skin, anatomy and treatments. We see dozens of SMP repair jobs yearly and teach you not only what to do, but what NOT to do! Upon completion of our course you'll be ready to start your own SMP business straight away and receive ongoing mentoring to help you succeed as an artist. You'll be certified, have the skills and knowledge to perform treatments and receive the essential tools you need included in your kit. Our kits consist of nothing but the highest quality supplies - use exactly what WE use!
Beginners Course - No experience necessary! Online Learning Portal & Video Tutorials The most in depth Scalp Micropigmentation theory course available. Study the science behind SMP, complete practice tasks and quizzes. Learn at your own pace prior to hands on course commencement and refer back to study materials and video tutorials at any time. Invaluable real life tips and examples from Aj's years of experience! A prerequisite for hands on training, must be completed prior. Approx 3-6 hours. Completing your theory and practice tasks before course commencement ensures our students have an understanding of SMP before we start hands on tasks, making it easier for you to grasp the techniques and why we do them - plus it gives us maximum hands on skills time!
Intro to SMP, benefits, risks, skin anatomy, reasons for hair loss.
Pre/post care, health & safety.
Machines, pigments and needles.
Matching hair colours.
Client consultations, marketing tools.
Downloadable insurance approved and professionally drafted client forms.
Online tutorials to refer back to at any time after training :
Setting up your work station and supplies.
Mapping and drawing hairlines.
Session 1, creating the treatment base.
Session 2, adding density and fullness.
Session 3, blending and perfecting.
Explaining client consent forms.
Undetectable blends: Razor shave blend vs stubble.
Men's density treatment.
Women’s hairline and baby hair density treatments.
SMP refresh session.
Troubleshooting skin types and unexpected healed results.
Additional online technique tutorials and video demonstrations, one year access.
4 days in depth hands on training Small group training with a focus on building your hands on skills and correct techniques - Learn how to get world class SMP results from the very start. Two highly experienced trainers to assist you and ensure you get essential one-on-one time. One of the most important skills to master as an SMP artist is how to manoeuvre through different skin types. During training you'll work on up to 4 different live models with varying skin types and hair loss levels to give you a variety of hands on experience. The models' first sessions are completed by students, their following sessions are done by an Inkd SMP artist, which you may shadow us to observe the result. Models : All models are provided by Inkd SMP. We are the only SMP training providers in Australia offering this number of hands on model experience during training! Photo and video content for your portfolio will be taken during the sessions. If you have a friend or family member who's keen to receive a treatment, you're more than welcome to bring them along as your model - please advise us beforehand.
Day 1: Overview of theory, equipment, practice machine control, insertion depths, spacing.
Hairline styles, measurement and symmetry, practice drawing and execution, colour matching and ink mixing. Practice on various mediums.
Day 2: Live client demonstration by AJ + Student density models.
Long hair models first sessions
Day 3: Guided student’s bald models first sessions start to finish.
Course completion, receive Inkd SMP Certificate of Completion.
Day 4: Bonus solo training day with AJ and Ange - flexible date.
Return for shadowing to observe the training models' 2nd sessions, or for solo extra practice. You may also utilise this day to bring your first solo client in for AJ to oversee and assist you with their first session!
Prior to starting training, enrolled students are welcome to visit us in studio to shadow us, chat to clients about their experience and observe a day in the life of a booked and busy SMP studio. Also available as private one-on-one training with flexible days. Full professional SMP Kit Included:
5PM Shadow wireless archer pen
5pm Shadow needles - 3 full boxes
5pm shadow black pigment
5pm shadow neutraliser pigment
Electric Ink Mixer
Hairline pencils & sharpener
Isopropyl alcohol & paw paw
Photo & video content during training to use for your portfolio
Inkd SMP Certificate of Achievement Following completion of your course, AJ will be available for ongoing mentoring and skills assistance. Shadowing sessions may be booked for 12 months post course completion.
Potential Earnings as an SMP Artist The average Scalp Micropigmentation treatments will run from $1000-3000+ or $200+ per hour, however pricing is up to the artist! This is one of the very few educational investments that has the potential to cover it's cost back very fast - within the first 4 clients!
As a new artist taking only ONE new client a week @ $2000 each, that's a possibility to earn $104 000 per year! Now multiply that to get an idea.
Course Cost : $6500 AUD A non refundable deposit of $1000 will be required to secure your space in the course. Final payment is due 2 weeks prior to course commencement. Logins for online theory will also be assigned 2 weeks prior to course commencement. Discounts available for students who've completed online SMP training elsewhere and require hands on guidance with their own kits etc. Final 2022 group training dates. Times are 830am-430pm daily.
Prerequisites: Infection control certification requirements vary from state to state. It is highly recommended to complete either SHBBINF001 or HLTINF005 Maintain Infection Prevention for Skin Penetration certifications before working with clients in your state. Students are responsible for ensuring their Infection Control requirements for their own home/work state.