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Scalp Micropigmentation Training Melbourne


Inkd SMP Melbourne offers Australia's most premium, comprehensive and structured Scalp Micropigmentation Training program. Learn this highly specialised art with both hands on and essential online components.


You'll receive unrivalled mentoring by our team of artists and learn the signature techniques that have made us an internationally renowned studio. The Inkd SMP Academy hosts hands on training monthly across Australia, New Zealand and Canada, as well as mentors artists online across the world including USA, UK, South America and more!

When you train with us you'll join our international community and support network!

This course is for aspiring artists who are serious about becoming industry leading experts. 


NEXT MELBOURNE SMP CLASS :  December 7-10 (1 spot)

Scalp Micropigmentation is the fastest growing solution to hair loss world wide. As the treatment gains more popularity, the industry is taking off at an exciting and rapid rate world wide!


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 SMP 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.


Meet your SMP Trainers 

Inkd SMP is one of the busiest and top rated SMP studios in all of Australia, helping over 1500+ men and women regain their confidence after hair loss since 2019. We're in high demand for our signature 3D realism tattoo style and hyper realistic hairlines.


When you train with us, you’re training with SMP specialists who perform hundreds of treatments per year, we aren’t just trainers! Our course was designed with YOU as the student in mind and features a science and experience based curriculum.

We accept only 4 students into our exclusive Melbourne training - you'll be taught by Director Ana James (AJ) and our team of mega talented professional artists Ange, Brooke and Corey. 

Inkd SMP's Director and lead trainer AJ is one of few accredited PMU trainers in Australia - she holds a Cert IV TAE Trainer and Assessor certification, officially qualifying her to design, teach and deliver nationally recognised training programs. She has designed Inkd SMP's training course to be well structured, in depth and on par with a credited program. 


AJ is an internationally respected artist and the go-to mentor and advanced trainer for experienced SMP artists looking to LEVEL UP their knowledge, businesses and results. ​

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What you'll Learn 

Our mission is ensure every student leaves our training course confident, competent and excited to start performing SMP treatments straight away! We follow a structured course curriculum with both online pre study and in person hands on components. 


Our course covers skills and advanced techniques that our team 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 and anatomy. We see dozens of SMP repair jobs yearly and teach you not only what to do, but what NOT to do. 


No experience necessary - we teach you correct methods from scratch!


An included bonus is AJ's proven SMP business roadmap and step by step guide to sales and consultations that will propel you ahead in this specialised industry. 

Upon completion you'll be certified by Inkd SMP and receive ongoing mentoring by our team of trainers and access to our exclusive Inkd SMP community of artists world wide. You'll also be equip with the essential tools you need in your kit to get started right away. Our kits consist of nothing but the highest quality supplies - use exactly what WE use!  ​

"I know what it takes to build and scale a successful SMP business from scratch in 2023 ... we use modern teaching methods to help our students learn much more than just the basics" - AJ

Beginners Course - No experience necessary!



  • Certificate of Completion from Accredited trainer

  • Fully tax deductible educational course 

  • 4 days hands on training 

  • 3 days in small group + 1 day solo mentoring 

  • 2 live models provided 

  • 100+ module online SMP course 

  • Professional SMP kit 

  • World wide support group - exclusive access!

  • Product & supplier list

  • Client form template examples

  • Free use of Inkd SMP studio for your first client

Online Scalp Micropigmentation theory & tutorials course : $1700 value!

A key difference between our high rate of student success VS other trainings! 

Included in your training package is a membership into our full comprehensive Scalp Micropigmentation online course and world wide support network. You'll receive Invaluable access to AJ's advanced knowledge, expertise and years of experience. The attention to detail within the course is simply unmatched, anywhere! 


Study the science behind SMP, view in depth video tutorials, complete practice tasks and quizzes. Learn at your own pace prior to hands on course commencement. Refer back to study materials and video tutorials at any time to help you refresh and retain your knowledge. 

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! 

A prerequisite for hands on training, must be completed prior. Approx 20+ hours.


Over 100+ in depth lessons and video tutorials!

  • AJ's roadmap to starting your SMP business

  • Improving your mindset and motivation

  • SMP science and anatomy

  • Pre/post care

  • Health & safety compliance 

  • Inkd SMP simplified pigment ratios 

  • Matching hair colours

SMP Treatment types 

  • Inkd SMP signature 3D realism technique 

  • ​Mapping and designing hairlines

  • Sessions 1-3 hairline and density treatments 

  • Undetectable blends

  • SMP and hair transplants 

  • Alopecia and SMP 

  • Working with dark skin tones 

  • Men's density treatment

  • Women’s hairline & baby hair density 

  • Scar camouflage

  • SMP refresh sessions

  • Troubleshooting skin types and unexpected healed results

  • Unique client case studies 

  • and MORE! 


​Social media and marketing 


  • Nailing client consultations 

  • SMP Sales processes

  • Interactive online Q&A sections

  • Inkd SMP certificate of completion

  • 20% off all 5pm Shadow SMP products

Upon completion of our course you'll be ready to start your own SMP business straight away and receive unrivalled personalised mentoring to help you succeed as an artist!

4 Days Hands on Training 

Location: Inkd SMP studio, 19A Chapel St Windsor 

Times are 830am-430pm daily. ​​​

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 multiple 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 or receive feedback and photos of their healed results. 

Models : All models are provided by Inkd SMP. 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. 

Course Overview 

All Melbourne training dates are 3 days back-to-back in a small group, plus an optional 4th solo mentoring and practice day at a flexible later date. Details below.

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. 

  • Work on live long hair models, complete their first sessions


Day 3: Guided student’s bald models first sessions start to finish. 

  • Work on live hairline models 

  • Course completion, receive Inkd SMP Certificate of Completion


Day 4:  Optional solo training day with AJ  - flexible dates and 3 options to choose from.​

  1. Bring your first client or a client of your choice into studio for us to oversee their full treatment from sessions 1-3. We will guide you as needed on this solo basis! Our studio use for that client is at no additional cost to you. Subject to studio availability. Valid for 12 months post course. 

  2. For interstate/international students we can arrange your 4th day following your course completion. A model will be provided for you. 

  3. Return for shadowing to observe your training models' 2nd sessions and correct application. Receive feedback on your work and where/how to improve. Get additional technique help this day and practice tasks if needed. 

  4. This solo session may also be utilised at a later date for AJ to observe a session at your own studio for any client of your choice. Get help in your own environment and be guided through the session and given points for improvement after you've gained some experience. This option is for Melbourne based students only - must be within 20km radius of Inkd SMP. Subject to AJ's availability. Valid for 12 months post course. 


Professional SMP Kit Included

  • 5PM Shadow wireless Archer machine 

  • 5pm Shadow needles - 3 full boxes

  • 5pm shadow black pigment 

  • Neutraliser pigment 

  • Hairline pencils & sharpener

  • Ink pots 

  • Kit bag 

  • and more!

  • Photo & video content during training to use for your portfolio 


















Inkd SMP Certificate of Achievement 

Following completion of your course, our team 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 ​

This is one of the very few educational investments that has the potential to cover it's cost back very fast - within the first few clients!

The average Scalp Micropigmentation treatments will run from $1500-3000+ or $200+ per hour, however pricing is up to the artist!


As a new artist taking only ONE new client a week @ $2000 each, that's a possibility to earn $104 000 per year, with no capped potential!

Upcoming Training Dates:

Melbourne AU

  • December 4 & 5 - Taylor Perry Masterclass 

  • December 7-9 (1 spot)

  • January 19-21

Sydney AU  : Wooloogong 

Collaboration with Scalp Revival SMP 

  • Feb 8-10 ( 4 spots)

  • Cost $7500 AUD

Auckland NZ

  • February 22 - 25 2024 (4 spots)

Calgary AB Canada

  • November 7 -10  ( FULL)

  • April 17 - 20 

San Francisco USA

  • July 14 -17 (FULL)

Course Cost : $6500 AUD  

A $1000 deposit will be required to secure your space in the course. Final payment is due 3 weeks prior to course commencement. Logins for online theory will also be assigned 3 weeks prior to course commencement. Early payments and online study release accepted with "deposit + online" booking option. Remaining balances will be paid via invoice. 

Discounts available for experienced PMU artists with your own machine and supplies. 

Please contact us directly via phone or email for pricing and options. 

Afterpay and 0% interest financing available, with payments made over 6-12 months within Australia.

Enquire about your options via email

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. 

Shadow us before training 

Prior to starting training, interested 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! Melbourne only. 

Mentoring and Shadowing: Experienced SMP Artists 


LEVEL up your SMP results! 

Location : Inkd SMP Studio Melbourne AU

This training option is for certified SMP artists who are looking for a refresher, are struggling with getting consistent results, have trained elsewhere and are still lost - or for those simply wishing to learn our 3D realism technique and gain an additional upskill certificate! Melbourne based only.

Options are 100% customised and tailored to your needs as an artist. 

Experienced PMU artist? Choose our 2 day + online course option for self paced learning!

One day training & Mentoring

  • Shadow AJ and Inkd SMP Team through client sessions.

  • Q&A - training tailored to your specific questions and areas of focus. 

  • Colour theory, needle selection, skin types, blending, shading, practice tasks.

  • Guidance on booking systems, client forms, sales and social media.

  • Option to shadow AJ + work with one model.

  • Inkd SMP Masterclass ongoing learning certificate.

  • No kit included.

Two day training & Mentoring

  • One day training inclusions plus one hands on model.

  • Bring your own model or client for AJ to help you through any session.

  • Models may be supplied upon request.

  • Inkd SMP Masterclass ongoing learning certificate.

  • No kit included

SMP theory and knowledge not where it needs to be? 

Add on our renowned online course to your advanced training for a FULL in depth SMP training experience. Online courses added at a discounted rate ( $1100 USD standalone value!)

Solo Training Costs
1 day training $1100 AUD
- with online course $2100 AUD
2 day training $2000 AUD 
- with online course $3100 AUD

​Book one-on-one sessions with AJ, or join a beginner's group class for a refresher course at a discounted rate. We have flexible options for experienced artists - just reach out!

Inkd SMP is respected worldwide for our professionalism and ultra realistic results - by achieving an Inkd SMP Scalp Micropigmentation training certificate, your clients will know you’ve been vetted for and assessed by AJ herself personally. 


We take pride in our work and that includes training -  to received a certificate our students must complete all skills and hands on assessments to the high standard we ourselves expect.

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