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scalp micropigmentation Calgary


Scalp Micropigmentation Training Calgary 


Oh Canadaaaa - Enrollment is open in YYC for another exclusive training event!

April 17 - 20 (FULL)

Next Class : November 13 

With SMP taking the world over by storm, now is your chance to get into the Canadian industry early and solidify yourself as a leader.


If you're looking to be your own boss, help others, start a rewarding and fulfilling business AND make a great income.... this could be the new career you've been looking for.

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. 

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 precise stippling or dotting method. 

Scalp micropigmentation offers a non-surgical and non-invasive solution for individuals seeking to address their hair loss and boost self-confidence. We can infill receding hairlines for a shaved look, or add density to thinning hair, including female hairlines. SMP provides an instant result and natural looking alternative to hair transplants or other hair restoration methods. It is long lasting and extremely effective. 



Meet your SMP Trainers

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 the #1 specialist studio in Australia. Our Melbourne team helps an average of 20 - 30 clients per WEEK with their hair loss!  

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 : Our director AJ is 6X SMP certified and teaches monthly in person 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 so 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. You'll join our international community of artists! 

Ana James 

During our small group Calgary SMP training classes, you'll learn the art from 2 highly skilled artists : Inkd SMP Director Ana James (AJ ) and our Calgary affiliate partner Kenna Keough, owner of YYC Micropigmentation. 

Inkd SMP Director and lead trainer AJ has been an SMP specialist since 2019, completing over 1000 flawless client transformations to date.... she's also a Calgary native!

Ana is PASSIONATE about long term client happiness and healed results and is regarded as one of the SMP's industry's most skilled artists and successful business women. 

AJ holds a Cert IV TAE Trainer and Assessor Certification and is one of few PMU trainers is who is officailly 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.

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Kenna Keough

Kenna is a rising star in the Canadian SMP industry, becoming Calgary's #1 artist in only 2 years!

She is a skin specialist who also has a diverse background in Medical Aesthetics and laser tattoo removal.


As a laser tattoo removal technician, Kenna knows the importance of proper SMP education and application.


Her experience and knowledge about all things skin is a great asset and foundation for Scalp Micropigmentation!  Kenna is your local mentor in Calgary who can assist you with shadowing sessions after your SMP training course is complete. 

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Beginner's Course​ - No experience required

Whats Included 

  • 4 days hands on training 

  • Full professional SMP kit

  • Certificate of Completion from Accredited trainer

  • Fully tax deductible training course

  • 2 live models per student provided

  • Access to Inkd SMP Online Course 

  • Product & supplier list, discount codes

  • Client consent & medical form templates 

  • 30 page study workbook 

  • Exclusive invite to Inkd SMP international support group

  • Photo & video content for your portfolio

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 a successful SMP business from scratch in 2024 and use modern teaching methods to help our students learn much more than just the basics" - AJ 

STEP 1 : Your training starts here. 

Online Course Completion

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

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

Online Course Breakdown 

Over 100+ in depth lessons and video tutorials

  • AJ's SMP business roadmap

  • 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 1-2 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 process

  • Online Q&A sections

  • Inkd SMP certificate of completion


STEP 2 : Hands on 

4 Days  in person training

NEXT CALGARY AB​ COURSE : April 17- 20th 2024

Times : 9am - 400 pm daily

Location : Marda Loop Calgary 

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.

Models : Students will have the opportunity to work on a minimum of 2 live models during training. 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 use will be take during training. 

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 

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 + Kenna 

  • Density treatment + Hairline design process

  • Continued  practice on various mediums


Day 3:  Student live models 

  • Work on models with varying degrees of hair loss 

Day 4:  Student live models 

  • Work on models with varying degrees of hair loss 

  • Course completion, receive Inkd SMP Certificate of Completion

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

Ongoing Mentoring 

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

After training you may book in a shadow session with Kenna to observe your models' healed results and receive feedback on your work. Based on availability. ​​

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 additional models may book in 1 or 2 day advanced training. with Kenna. 


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 -3500+ based on the treatment type. 

Each treatment requires 2-4 sessions to complete. 

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​​​​

  • January 19-21

  • February 15 - 17

  • March 14- 16 

  • April 4 - 7 

  • June  6 - 9

Sydney AU  

  • Feb 8 - 11

  • May 13 - 16 

Auckland NZ​

  • February 22 - 25 

  • July 23 - 26

Calgary AB Canada​

  • April 17 - 20 

  • November 20 -23

Miami USA 

  • April 24 & 25 Masterclass 

Prerequisites: Infection control certification requirements vary by country and province or state. It is highly recommended to complete a Maintain Infection Prevention for Skin Penetration and/or Bloodbourne Pathogens certifications before working with clients. Students are responsible for ensuring their Infection Control requirements for their own home/work state after course completion. 

Course Investment : $6900 AUD 

No Kit : $6200 AUD 

Please note all prices are in AUD. Live conversion rates will vary based on your country and bank. 


Check online (google, XE exchange) for current and accurate CAD conversions. 

A $1000 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. 

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