Determining who the best SMP artist is can be a subjective and dizzying task. One glance through social media accounts and it seems everyone is making the same grand claims: “#1” “The best”
So how is one supposed to navigate through the wild waters of self proclamation and exaggeration to find some semblance of truth.
Well much of it depends on individual preferences, location, specific needs and clear concise communication. It’s essential to conduct your own research and consider factors such as the artist’s experience, reputation, client reviews, before-and-after photos, and qualifications. This will help you find an SMP artist who aligns with your expectations and requirements.
To find the best SMP artist for you, I recommend following these three simple steps:
- Experience and Expertise: A crucial aspect is the SMP artist’s experience and expertise in the field. Look for an artist who has a proven track record and significant experience specifically in scalp micropigmentation. Everyone puts their best foot forward, so make sure you check their portfolio of before-and-after photos to assess the quality, consistency, and naturalness of their SMP work. Consider how long they have been practicing SMP and whether they have received specialized training or certifications. An experienced artist is more likely to have a deep understanding of SMP techniques, various hair loss patterns, skin types and the ability to create realistic and aesthetically pleasing results. A good artist will be able to tell you what works and what doesn’t work.
- Client Testimonials and Reviews: Reading client testimonials and reviews is an effective way to gauge the satisfaction levels and experiences of previous clients. Look for feedback from individuals who have undergone SMP treatments with the artist you are considering. Check platforms such as Google, Yelp, social media, or SMP-specific forums to gather insights into the artist’s professionalism, communication skills, customer service, and overall client satisfaction. Pay attention to both positive and negative reviews to get a balanced perspective and make an informed decision.
- Consultation and Communication: The consultation process is a crucial step in selecting an SMP artist. During the consultation, assess the artist’s ability to understand your specific needs and expectations. Effective communication is key as it allows you to discuss your desired outcome, ask questions, and receive professional advice. A good SMP artist will listen attentively, provide clear explanations, and offer realistic insights into what can be achieved based on your unique situation. They should also address any concerns you have and ensure you feel comfortable and confident about the procedure.
Good communication is vitally important in achieving quality results. An experienced SMP artist will tell you what is achievable and what isn’t, what will look good and what will not, what will age well and what will not. I always remind my client’s to adopt a conservative approach to SMP, slow and steady wins the race, you can always add more, you cannot take away.
Rob James runs one of Canada’s busiest SMP studios, Advanced Scalp Vancouver BC. Rob brings a vast amount of experience and knowledge into every consultation and procedure. Feel free to reach out to Rob for unbiased and detailed advice.