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SMP Courses In Melbourne


Inkd SMP Melbourne offers Australia's most premium, comprehensive and structured Scalp Micropigmentation Training programs. Learn this highly specialised art with Australia's #1 experts!

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 - no  prior experience needed.

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


NEXT CLASS :  June 6 - 8 

What is SMP?

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a life changing, game changing and transformative solution to hair loss! It is a unisex cosmetic procedure that involves tattooing the scalp to create the illusion of new hair follicles. Pigment is deposited below the epidermis layer using a stippling or dotting method. 

Scalp micropigmentation offers a non-surgical and non-invasive solution for individuals seeking to address hair loss, create the look of a shaved head, or enhance their existing hairstyle. It provides a natural looking alternative to hair transplants or other hair restoration methods, and can significantly boost self-confidence and self-esteem!


Leading SMP Experts

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. 

Inkd SMP is one of the busiest and top rated SMP studios in all of Australia. We have transformed the lives of 1500+ clients, and over 200 students 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 experts 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.

What Sets Us Apart

1. Unrivalled Expertise :  Inkd SMP is the only Australian SMP Academy with international locations. Our director AJ is 6X SMP certified and teaches monthly classes across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA.

2. Renowned World Wide : Our online mentoring program is also the industry's #1  trusted by experienced artists worldwide who want to LEVEL UP their knowledge and businesses. We cover all the key theory, advanced techniques and skills that other SMP trainings miss time and time again. 

3. Cutting-Edge Techniques : Stay ahead of the curve with training that incorporates the latest SMP techniques and advancements. We teach your own signature 3D realism technique using proven online and hands on components. 

By following AJ's simplified SMP methods, anyone can learn SMP confidently, regardless of your current background or previous experience!

4. Personalised Guidance : Small classes  with our training team. You receive individualised attention and guidance tailored to your skill level and aspirations. Ongoing mentoring to help you grow and succeed. with supportive and encouraging trainers. 

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Meet your SMP Trainers

Our team of trainers are SMP experts who are renowned internationally for their flawless results... we are PASSIONATE about long term client happiness and healed results. 

Inkd SMP Director and lead trainer Ana James (AJ)  holds a Cert IV TAE Trainer and Assessor certification and is one of few PMU trainers in Australia who is officially qualified to create and design Accredited courses. She has designed Inkd SMP's training courses to be well structured, highly informative and on par with accredited programs.​

Beginners Course : No experience necessary!


What's Included 
  • Certificate of Completion from Accredited Trainer

  • 4 days hands on training

  • Access to Inkd SMP Online Course 

  • 2 live models provided 

  • Full Professional SMP Kit

  • World wide support group - exclusive access!

  • Product & supplier discounts

  • Fully tax deductible educational course 

  • Client form template examples



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 go over everything from 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. 

"I know what it takes to build and scale a successful SMP business from scratch in 2024 ... we use modern teaching methods to help our students learn much more than just the basics" - AJ

Step 1 : Your training starts here

Online SMP  Course Completion 

A complete Scalp Micropigmentation tutorials course ($1700 value!)

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

Your training starts here. 

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

Included in your training package is a enrolment 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 paper practice tasks and quizzes. Learn at your own pace prior to hands on course commencement. Refer back to study materials and video tutorials at after the hands on practicum to help you refresh and retain your knowledge.  12 months access. 

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! 


Online Course Breakdown

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 

  • Inkd SMP NAPID DAC essential skills 

  • Matching hair colours

SMP Treatment types 
  • Inkd SMP signature 3D realism technique 

  • ​Mapping and designing hairlines

  • Sessions 1-3 hairline treatments

  • Men's density treatment

  • Women’s hairline & baby hair density 

  • Undetectable blends

  • SMP and hair transplants 

  • Alopecia and SMP 

  • Working with dark skin tones

  • 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

  • Advanced  SMP theory Certificate 

  • 20% off all 5pm Shadow SMP products

Upon completion of our online course you'll have an in depth understanding of SMP, hairline design, the layering process and more! Our online course is taken by experienced artists world wide who 

Step 2 : Hands on Experience 

Intensive 4 Days in person training 

Location: Inkd SMP studio, 19A Chapel St Windsor 

Times : 9am-4 pm 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 : Students will have the opportunity to work on 2 live models. Models may be male or female with varying degrees of hair loss.  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. 

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Course Overview 

Day 1: Review of online course, practice hand control 

  • Overview of equipment and pigment ratios

  • Practice essential NAPID DAC techniques 

  • Work on various practice mediums 

Day 2: Live client demonstrations by AJ + Team​

  • Hairline design process

  • Continued  practice on various mediums


Day 3:  Student live models 

  • Work on live models with varying degrees of hair loss

Day 4:  Student live models 

  • Work on live models with varying degrees of hair loss

  • Course completion, receive Inkd SMP Certificate of Completion

Professional SMP Kit Included ​
  • 5PM Shadow wireless Mast 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

Step 3 : Ongoing Mentoring 

Following completion of your course our team will be available for ongoing mentoring and skills assistance.

You may return to see the healed result of your training models' treatment and receive feedback on your work. 

Alternatively you may wish to shadow AJ and receive additional practice tasks to help improve your skills. 

Shadowing sessions with AJ may be booked for 12 months post course completion.

All students will receive an invitation to the Inkd SMP private Whatsapp group. Receive feedback and advice from SMP artists from all over the world! Grow and network in a supportive and encouraging community. 

Students who wish to receive more hands on practice with models may book in 1 or 2 day advanced training. 


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 cost from $2000 - 4000 based on the treatment type. 

Each treatment requires 2-4 sessions to complete, with each session also lasting 2 - 4 hours.

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

Upcoming SMP Training Dates:

Melbourne AU ​​​

  • January 19 - 21 

  • February 15 - 17 

  • March 14 - 16 

  • April 4 - 6 

  • June 6 - 9  

  • August 13 - 16  


Sydney AU 

  • Feb 8-11  

  • May 13 - 16  

  • July 4 - 7

Auckland NZ

  • February 22- 25 

  • July 23 - 26

Calgary AB Canada​

  • April 17 - 20  

  • November 13 - 16 


Miami USA

  • April 24 & 25 Masterclass 

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. 

Course Investment: $6900 AUD 

No Kit : $6200

A $1500 deposit will be required to secure your spot in the course. Final payment is due via invoice 3 weeks prior to course commencement. Logins for online theory will also be assigned 3 weeks prior to course commencement once attendance is confirmed. 


Start your online study early : Select our  "deposit + online" booking option and secure your spot with a  $2500 deposit. Remaining balances will be paid via invoice 3 weeks prior. 

All course deposits are non refundable. Transfers to alternate dates and locations accepted. 

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

Enquire about your options via text or call us on +61 0405 827 261.


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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