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Top five ways to find good SMP Training in Vancouver

SMP training in Vancouver

Whether you are thinking about a new career or adding to your existing PMU skill set. Finding quality Scalp micropigmentation training is your first step towards success. With the rising popularity of SMP there is now a plethora of SMP artists as well as SMP trainers touting their skills. Your primary goal with any training is getting the right skills in order to quickly provide great results for your prospective clients. SMP is a practical, tactile skill set, incorrect application due to poor training will soon result in poor results.

My motto is train once train right!

But how do you know whom or what SMP training course is right for you?

This week my blog post succinctly highlights 5 points that will help you make an informed decision when it comes to selecting a good, well-rounded SMP training course in Vancouver or elsewhere.

1: SMP Experience and Results

Facility has consistent SMP results

SMP is a craft, and like all crafts they take time to hone and perfect. This seems obvious, but would you take driving lessons from someone who’s been driving for 12 months and has had several accidents? I didn’t think so! So why would you learn a highly detailed skillset from someone who’s minimal experience and results are not quite there yet?

My advice would be to learn from someone who has at least 3 years experience and a portfolio that represents a level of work, which you would like to replicate. Remember, artists will only show their best work, so if it doesn’t look good and there isn’t much of it, how can you possibly learn something different than what your teacher is producing.

2: Past Student experiences

Quality prior student results

An experienced, quality teacher will have a following of happy, successful students. Of course not every single past student will be a success story, as natural ability, business acumen and passion does play a factor. However, a good SMP trainer should be able to provide you with details of successful working artists who have been trained by them. However this isn’t to say that someone who is starting out as a teacher isn’t good, as we all have to start somewhere. I would just emphasis the teacher’s experience and results as an SMP artist.

3: Comprehensive training

A successful SMP training program should leave a student feeling confident and knowledgeable on a broad range of hair loss topics and skin conditions as well as all practical aspects of SMP application, equipment and mechanics.

On average the majority of SMP consultations and SMP clients will generally fall into two specific hair loss groups. However, there is also a myriad of less common hair loss challenges and skin conditions, as well as a wide variety of questions you will be asked on a regular basis regarding hair loss and its treatments. Not to mention questions and requests regarding SMP styles, where you will have to make clear judgment calls on what is achievable or appropriate and what is not. Make sure your training itinerary reflects all the aspects of what an SMP artist will face on a daily basis. A comprehensive itinerary should be available for all prospective students to view and discuss with the trainer during the SMP training consultation.

4: Communication

SMP training courses are relatively short and there usually is a lot of information to digest. So clear concise communication between student and teacher is important. Besides the practical aspect of the SMP mechanics, there is much auxiliary knowledge that is needed in order to be a well-rounded practitioner. From initial client consultation, where a comprehensive knowledge of hair loss and hair loss treatments is needed, to how you approach your client’s individual and unique hair loss situation and their requested SMP style. Not to mention a thorough understanding of equipment and SMP setup. There is also the topic of running of your business on a daily basis. So good, clear communication between teacher and student is vital in order to get the most value out of your training experience.

5: Support (post and pre)

Venturing into a new career can be an exciting and daunting experience. A good trainer should be able to provide you with the time and knowledge to discuss the business of SMP and the SMP course in detail. I personally like to have a training consultation with my prospective students before they sign up. That way I can gauge a student’s experience level and their expectation regarding the SMP business. This is also very helpful for the student as they can garner vital pre information regarding the business of SMP and the SMP course. I always feel that once the course is over, the real work begins. So it’s imperative to find a trainer who can be available and approachable once your training is over. It’s only natural that you’ll have a little trepidation when you start meeting clients of your own. Knowing that you have support is a total game changer.

I personally have a good relationship with all my past students as an advisor and mentor.

In my experience this is the single most valuable aspect of any training experience, accountability and support once you’re on your own.

I do hope you find these guidelines helpful if you’re considering a career in scalp micropigmentation (SMP). As one of Canada’s busiest SMP artists I am always available for an un-bias consultation. Where I can hopefully provide you with some useful information regarding the business and art of SMP.

Rob James works out of his SMP studio Advanced Scalp Micropigmentation in Vancouver BC.

What can I expect after each scalp micropigmentation (SMP) session?

Yesterday a new client told me that he couldn’t find any information regarding what to expect after each SMP session.

He explained that he could find plenty of before and after photos of completed SMP procedures, but nothing regarding what results to expect after each session.

This got me thinking, and doing a little online research for myself. He was right, there is a lot of information and photos of before SMP and after SMP, but very little regarding what to expect after each SMP session. Understandably some clients are anxious about what the scalp micropigmentation will look like in between each session.

So I decided to write a blog post, which highlights, what to expect during and after each of the 3 SMP sessions from a typical full procedure.  And the subsequent touch up session two months later.

Highlighting what an individual might typically expect after each Session. And answering such questions like “Is there a difference between session one and session two? And how long will session three be in comparison to session one?

Please remember that this is based on the average. Some individual’s results do differ based on immune response, pigment retention and skin chemistry/condition.

Typically before we begin your SMP procedure, we will have already met, for a consultation either in person or via a video conference call.

SMP session one

We always begin with some formal paperwork (waiver)

Followed by a brief discussion regarding the procedure, this allows you to ask any lingering questions you may have forgotten to ask during the initial consultation.

When you feel comfortable to proceed we will typically go to the hair trimming station. This is where I like to trim the hair to what I feel is the optimal length for SMP (this is presuming you’re having a full SMP and not density work).

We then begin work on your hairline design. This is a very important aspect of the process and can often take some time. Careful attention is placed on appropriate placement and design. I personally like to emphasize, a less is more mindset, as we can always add more as the session’s progress, but we cannot take it away.

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Hairline design Vancouver SMP with Rob James

The scalp is thoroughly cleaned with alcohol before we begin the session.

Once we begin my clients are usually pleasantly surprised as to how painless the procedure is. However, if you do find any discomfort or sensitivity we can stop and apply numbing cream.

For a full SMP (usually two or three sessions plus touch up) you can expect to be at the studio for 3-4 hours.

All areas where we are adding microdots will be covered during each and every session. The typical dot ratio is about one dot every 1/8 to 1/16 of an inch.

Sometimes clients are a little disappointed after session one as there isn’t a significant amount to see just yet. Patience must be applied, as the best results come to those who allow the process to unfold gradually.

There maybe some redness of the scalp and this will subside within a few hours. A clean baseball cap may be worn after the session.

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Typical first SMP Vancouver session results with Rob James

Once the session is completed, we will go over the aftercare and provide you with your aftercare instructions.

SMP Session two 

Session number two is typically 10-14 days after session one. Once you arrive we will take a look at the healed results and take note of any fading. We will then give the hair a trim and clean the scalp with alcohol. We can now discuss any changes that you would like to make with hairline symmetry. As mentioned more can be added, that is why I always encourage a conservative approach during the initial hairline design.

Session two will continue much like session one; all areas of the scalp receiving microdots will again be covered. We will be essentially doubling up on the density during session two. And beginning our layering process.

Same rules apply, if there is any sensitivity, numbing cream can be applied.

Once the session is over there will again be some redness that should subside within a few hours.

We will recap aftercare instructions just the same as after session one.

Clients begin to get excited after session two as the results are now becoming evident. After session two your scalp will look fuller and more of a shadow is now seen.

Vancouver SMP

Typical second session results with Rob James Vancouver SMP

SMP Session three 

Session three is commonly our last session in the process. It is here that we add further layers and added dimension. We also feather out the hairline for that natural finish. The session can be the same duration as session one and two or it can be shorter depending on a client’s retention.

After session three, the same rules apply; there will be a slight redness, which will subside within hours. Aftercare rules also apply and again must be followed.

Once the ten days of aftercare is completed it’s life as normal with your new SMP.

There are some long-term aftercare rules, which we will also go over before you leave the clinic.

Typical third session results Vancouver SMP with Rob James

Touch up 

A touch up session is included and recommended two or three months after your SMP. As you get back to life as normal, there might be some slight fading in areas. The touch up fortifies any areas, which might need some added attention.

A touch up session typically lasts one to two hours.

Hope this blog post helps to outline what to typically expect on your SMP journey.

Rob James is based in Vancouver BC and is one of Canada’s most requested scalp micropigmentation artists, known primarily for his ultra natural hairline creations.

For further information please contact info@robjamessmp.com or info@advancedscalp.com

 

10 Tips for Achieving a Natural Looking SMP in Vancouver

SMP  in Vancouver

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a safe, reliable and detailed cosmetic tattoo for your scalp. The goal of SMP is to perfectly mimic the appearance of hair follicles, helping you restore the look of a full head of shaved hair.

When done correctly, SMP assists in creating a number of realistic aesthetics. These include the illusion of shaved hair, reducing the contrast between hair and scalp in thinning hair, and scar concealment.  What makes SMP unique and powerful is its level of versatility. Each client has the power to customize their SMP to the exact look they desire.

If you’re new to my blog series, my name is Rob James. I am a skilled scalp micropigmentation artist and owner of the Vancouver based clinic, Advanced Scalp. I complete hundreds of SMP procedures on a yearly basis with an extensive list of satisfied clients. My SMP artistic style is ultra natural and subtle. Consulting with hundreds of clients a year, I tend get to asked the same question – “will my SMP look natural?”. My specific style is natural and subtle; and I do not do any other style.

Ensuring your SMP turns out realistic and natural may feel like it’s down to luck, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 10 tips to attain natural results from your Scalp Micropigmentation sessions.

  1. Find your artist

Look for an artist with experience and a style that appeals to your tastes. Make sure their portfolio matches the end results that you’re looking for. If their portfolio is full of natural looking SMPs, then this is a good indication that their work will suit your desires. If their style of work seems too dark, too straight too sharp or box like and monotone, then there is a high chance your end result will not be what you’re looking for. Of course, there is nothing wrong with these styles, but they may not suit your needs of natural SMP styles.

It’s also best to avoid someone whose style is all over the place. For example, I only do one style, natural, diffused, subtle and graduated.  Clients who are looking for this end result instantly know that I will be able to achieve this without any doubts.

  1. Less is always more

Choose to build your SMP slowly, you can always add more as the sessions progress, you cannot take it away. Try to be patient; I know it’s easier said than done, as you really want to see the results fast. But the best SMPs are built using a layering method and final finishing process for that 3D effect. Taking things at a slower pace means you have full control at every step of the process. This way, you can make sure that the work does not deviate from your desired look.

  1. Placement

Where you place the SMP makes a big difference when trying to achieve a natural final result, especially the hairline. Once the SMP is blended into the short, existing, surrounding hair one must try not to exceed where you think your natural hairline would sit.

This ties into the less is more rule. You can always add to a hairline over time, but you cannot take it away. Try to envision where you think your natural hairline would sit and start just a fraction behind this point. This ensures your results are accurate. The same tactic goes for building out the temple areas – do not box in the forehead with an unnatural hairline and sides.

  1. Age Appropriate

You want to consider your SMP a permanent fixture, so try to get something that is age appropriate. A style that suits your current age and stage as well as something that will still suit you in five or six years down the road. To avoid this, look for something timeless and natural.

  1. Good Communication

Make sure you have good communication with an experienced SMP artist. Bring photos of their previous work that speaks to you; this can serve as a helpful guide for your chosen artist. It’s important to remember that SMP is a building process. So, it’s good to discuss the various stages of the build so as to get realistic expectations of what to expect throughout the process.

I always suggest working with an artist who is patient and has a great track record. It’s also important as a client to be patient and enjoy the journey.

  1. Colour

Make sure your artist is well-versed and experienced in colour theory. It’s important that the pigment matches your surrounding, existing hair in order to seamlessly blend. Ideally, the pigment on top should be slightly darker than the surrounding hair in order to take into consideration a fade over the weeks into the perfect tone.

  1. Density

As mentioned earlier, patience is required in order to build a great, natural looking SMP. An artist must know how to build layers of density using a variety of tones and a variety of needle sizes. This is why a good SMP cannot be built in one session. Correct density throughout session one and two then on to the final session where we add a darker, less dense pigment for that hyper realistic 3D effect.

  1. Length

In order to create that ultra natural look, make sure your selected artist cuts your hair to the optimal length. SMP do not look good when the surrounding natural hair is too long,  as it creates too much of a contrast between the three dimensional real hair and the flat two-dimensional cosmetic tattoo. Hair that is too long also does not allow for smooth blending. Longer hair is also often too dark on the back and sides to create that realism. Therefore, starting off your SMP correctly with short natural hair helps the overall end result of your natural looking style.

  1. Maintenance 

When your SMP is complete, it is important to follow a few general maintenance rules in order to preserve and highlight the natural look of your SMP. It is crucial to maintain a short hair length at all times so that there isn’t drastic contrast between the SMP and your natural hair. I always suggest cutting it to a .5 every two days.

Additionally, keep your scalp chemistry well balanced with an alcohol free moisturizer. Try to limit prolonged sun exposure, as UV will prematurely fade your SMP. Following these basic guidelines will help maintain the natural look of your SMP for as long as possible.

  1. Own it

Hopefully you did your homework, you found a great artist, and your SMP is complete and looking great. But that’s not all it takes to have good SMP.

Part of a great looking, natural SMP is your attitude and how you wear it, feel the confidence boost and own it.

Still feeling a bit lost? I’ve got your back. As one of Canada’s most experienced and requested SMP artists, I would love to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Booking a consultation means that we can evaluate your needs with my experience to devise the perfect treatment plan for you.

Are you ready to take the next step?

Vancouver Scalp micropigmentation artist Rob James @ Advanced Scalp

Call 778-917-7772 or email: info@robjamessmp.com

 

Scalp Micropigmentation Training Vancouver, Rob James SMP Advanced Scalp

Vancouver SMP Immersion Training

Scalp Micropigmentation is a unique and rapidly growing facet of the booming permanent makeup industry.

SMP is an affordable, trouble free solution for those facing hair loss issues. And with an endless number of males and females searching for an answer SMP is set to continue growing.

The Advanced Scalp comprehensive 3-day intensive SMP certification course covers every aspect of the Scalp Micropigmentation business.

My goal is to equip all my students with the knowledge and practical skills to confidently and consistently produce incredible results. From client consultation to SMP application, I’ll walk you step by step though my entire failsafe process.

Scalp comprehensive training

Aspects of Advanced Scalp comprehensive training include:

  • Safe & Sanitary Practices
  • SMP station Setting up/break down
  • SMP Machines
  • SMP Pigments
  • Successful consultations
  • Male pattern and Female pattern hair loss
  • FUE/FUT Scars, scalp conditions, alopecia
  • Needle types
  • SMP techniques and uses
  • Impression depth, needle control exercises
  • Hairlines: diffused, straight, broken
  • Blending, fading, Scalp mapping
  • Topical numbing, aftercare procedure
  • The Business of SMP, social media, promotion
  • POST COURSE SUPPORT

“SMP has turned a corner in the last two years. The appearance, style and realism of SMP have drastically changed. People are now looking for a higher level of artistic skill, and a level of professionalism to match. My training heavily emphasizes a hands on and practical approach with special attention to subtle, natural details”. 

My advise to anyone looking to get into this industry is always:

  • Find a trainer who is in high demand for their own SMP skills
  • Find a trainer who offers continued post course support
  • Find a trainers who’s work you would like to replicate

Train once, train Right!

As one of the most experienced and requested SMP artists in Canada I know the nuances, good habits and subtle techniques that will separate you from the pack and make you an outstanding artist.

SMP

Work full time/work part time, the choice is yours

Scalp Micropigmentation gives you the flexibility of either working for yourself, working for an established clinic or as an add-on service to your existing business.

And with treatment plans ranging from $800 – $4000 training and start up cost being comparatively low, you can expect a quick return on your investment.

Rob James works out of his busy

Rob James works out of his busy

Vancouver SMP studio Advanced Scalp.

For more information contact: Info@robjamessmp.com or Info@advancedscalp.com

SMP TRAINING VANCOUVER WITH ADVANCED SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION

“With 1 in every 5 people experiencing some form of hair loss there’s little wonder why Scalp Micropigmentation is taking off in a BIG way!”

SMP is still in its fledgling stage and Demand is high for skilled technicians. So whether you’re looking to add another valuable string to your already impressive skillset or looking to start your own stand-alone SMP business now is the time.

Get trained and get trained right!

 

The Advanced Scalp SMP training program

At Advanced Scalp Vancouver we explore every aspect of the SMP business, through a combination of classroom theory and practical hands on experience with live models. Students are exposed to an interactive and immersive journey into the world of scalp micropigmentation. Reinforced with valuable continued support as you venture into the workplace and take on your own clients.

Scalp micropigmentation

SMP Immersion Training in Vancouver

Our 3-day intensive training specializes in the successful application of Scalp micropigmentation and it’s myriad of uses for hair loss.

Understanding the foundations of the Scalp Micropigmentation business and the fundamentals of hair loss and scar repair. You will learn how to perform hair replication, transplant scar camouflage and hair density to the highest degree.

SMP business

From Consultation to application

A major part of the SMP business is client consultation and customer acquisition.

From initial contact to the client consultation I will walk you through the numerous scenarios, questions and queries one faces on a daily basis as an SMP provider.

Training with Advanced Scalp is a hands-on immersive experience with a small highly focused student to teacher ratio. I take great pride in ensuring all my students are educated to the highest possible industry standards. 

Advanced Scalp’s approach to training is designed with one word in mind “practicality”. I know what it takes to become a well-rounded SMP artist and how to operate a successful, organized, clean practice. With that in mind I’ve broken down the entire course into relevant, formulated modules both practical and theory. From consultation to application I’ve identified key areas in training, which are vital for successful SMP results and career longevity.

Advanced Scalp’s

However there’s more to running a successful SMP business than just being a talented technician.

Drawing from my own hands on experience of running a busy customer driven SMP clinic I bring a valuable entrepreneurial perspective to the course. Which encourages and guides students to explore the business aspect of SMP whilst tying together all the necessary practical components.

Rob James

About Rob James SMP

Born in the UK Rob James is one of Canada’s most in demand SMP artists, known for his ultra realistic style. Rob James SMP works out of Advanced Scalp Vancouver.

Always happy to consult and advise wherever he can.

Contact Rob @ info@advancedscalp.com

For examples of his latest work Instagram @robjamessmp

Scalp Micropigmentation Training In Vancouver

Get ready for an in demand and lucrative career

Careers in SMP

Demand for high quality technicians in the cosmetic arts is one of the fastest growing career sectors. SMP is yet another broader aspect in the booming cosmetic arts field. There are an endless number of males and females suffering from hair loss and hair thinning problems. SMP is already a multi million dollar industry and still in it’s fledgling stage. 

Adequately prepare yourself from the get-go and fast track your career with the right SMP training.

Hands on practical Training is essential

Hands on practical Training is essential

Advanced Scalp Vancouver SMP Training

With Advanced Scalp our unique skill set and superior application leaves little room for competition in the market.

Along with marketing, sales, social media and your referral business, we explore all the necessary tools an SMP artist must master in order to jumpstart their career without a vast investment.

Advanced Scalp offers continued field support to all of our students when needed.

Rob James Advanced Scalp’s head teacher is an in demand SMP artist with an impressive back catalogue. SMP is a highly visual and tactile medium, so an emphasis on hands on and practical training is maintained throughout the course.

Advanced Scalp’s students are equipped with the very latest in skills, technology and methods to help give them the confidence and competitive edge needed.

Scalp Micropigmentation is one of North America and Europe’s fastest growing careers, and also one of the most lucrative.

Advanced Scalp has assisted many students into successful SMP careers

Advanced Scalp has assisted many students into successful SMP careers

Get set to jump-start your new career the right way with Advanced Scalp

The appearance, style and realism of SMP have drastically changed over the last couple of years. People are looking for a higher grade of artistic skill and hair recreation. SMP has gone from the standard mono colour matte look to a high quality, realistic effect indistinguishable from real hair and a level of professionalism to match.

This is where Advanced Scalp students are set to soar 

Not only will you be heading into a relatively untapped, immensely lucrative and in demand industry you’re also playing an integral part in helping others.

High demand for highly skilled artists

Well-trained artists are desperately needed as the industry continues to take flight and gain in popularity.

Scalp Micropigmentation gives you the flexibility of either working for yourself, working for an established clinic or as an add-on service to your existing aesthetics business.

With treatment prices ranging between $800 – $4000 and start up, training costs comparatively low, you can expect a quick return on your investment.

However, as SMP grows in popularity so is the demand for excellence, you’re always only as good as your last procedure, so you need to ask yourself “What will separate me from the pack?” 

About Rob James

Rob James

Rob James is one of Canada’s most in demand SMP artists. Known for his hyper realistic hairlines and subtle graduations and fades. Working out of his Vancouver based Clinic Advanced Scalp, where he holds monthly training courses.

Affable, approachable, Rob James is always ready to help answer prospective SMP artists and welcome them into the profession.

 

SMP For Women

Is SMP for women?

Is SMP for women?

As you may know SMP is effective in treating a variety of hair loss issues in men. But what about women? Can they also use the benefits of SMP for their hair loss issues?

Like men, women can also suffer from hair loss issues. Events such as hormonal changes, surgery, stress, medication, hairstyles and procedures can cause thinning hair and hair loss in women. SMP for women is a rapidly growing area of SMP.

Although the techniques remain same, male and female SMP needs will differ when it comes to application.

While the majority of men receive SMP treatments to replicate the shaven hair look, the primary goal of SMP treatment for women is to decrease the stark contrast between bare scalp and thinning hair, thus creating the illusion of more density.

Female SMP is on growing demand

Female SMP is on growing demand

As an important side note it’s also not necessary for women to shave or altar their hair before SMP sessions. Instead, the SMP technician deposits pigment by parting the hair section by section. The result of which provides denser looking follicles, reducing the contrast between the hair and the scalp, and creating the appearance of thicker hair.

Most applications for female SMP will take place over 2 or 3 sessions separated by a minimum of ten days. A touch up session will follow 2 months later.

There are some aftercare instructions to follow in between sessions and after the entire procedure, which we go over thoroughly before, and after your sessions.

 

Feel free to call 778-917-7772 or email: info@robjamessmp.com to book your Free consultation with Advanced Scalp.

Rob James SMP Advanced Scalp

Rob James SMP Advanced Scalp

Rob James is the owner/artist at Advanced Scalp Vancouver Scalp micropigmentation clinic. Vancouver’s premier Scalpmicropigmentation clinic and training facility.

 

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Training Vancouver

Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp MicroPigmentation Industry

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) has become a viable option for men and women seeking a solution for hair loss and thinning. And is fast becoming a highly lucrative and in demand sub section of the permanent makeup industry.

However, with the growing demand and rise in popularity we are unfortunately seeing a glut of Sub par training.

With this in mind, I wanted to put together a guide on getting the best bang for your buck (so to speak) when it comes to Scalp Micropigmention training in Vancouver. In this highly interpersonal, results based and competitive industry it’s imperative that you get your career off to a great start before you begin working on clients.

Choose your teacher wisely 

There is an old saying that those who cannot do, teach. Be very careful with who you get trained by.

Getting your career off on the right foot, means finding the right teacher. Preferably one who’s own methods are grounded in solid fundamentals and who possesses a teaching style that suits you.

I get too many artists contacting me asking for advice on how to do this or how to do that. I see photos on Instagram with artists clearly not following adequate sanitation protocols and using awkward, dangerous procedural methods. And finally I see many completed Scalp Micropigmentation procedures, which are far from desirable. Much of this can only point to sub par teaching.

The issue arises when a poorly skilled and poorly trained SMP technician decides to teach. They simply end up passing on those very same poor skills and bad habits to a new batch of artists.

Ideally you will want to train with someone who specializes in “nothing but” SMP. Avoid “jack of all trades” generic cosmetic makeup training or teachers who do EVERYTHING and specialize in nothing. It is perhaps not ideal to train under a teacher who is not personally in high demand or does not have a spectacular body of work to show for their experience.

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Training with an artist who is busy and in demand for their specific skill set and style, is a good indicator that they will have an up to date skillset, protocols and artistic credibility.

Do your homework, ask the right questions, and ask to meet with them. Spend your time and your money wisely.

Environment

An up to date, sterile, clean working clinic or studio is where you ideally want to be training. Not a classroom setting or someone’s basement.

You want to be in the actual environment where procedures take place. This way you can get a good understanding and visual representation for when you branch out on your own. Being in the right environment also forces you into a more professional mindset.

Equipment

SMP equipment

Make sure that your SMP teacher is supplying quality equipment. Again do your research, find out what the best SMP artists are using and seek out a trainer who supplies these tools! I see many expensive SMP courses where the equipment provided is nothing short of cheap garbage.

If you want the best results, you want to be working with the best and most trusted brands.

The Training

SMP Training

Ask to see what the three or four day training protocol consists of. From consultation to final application you want to make sure the training is as comprehensive and as possible. Will you be working with live models? Are you working on all the practical aspects of SMP? And what theoretical topics does the course cover? Will you be covering all the typical procedures and scenarios an SMP artist is likely to encounter? 

Continued Support

Once your training has come to an end what next? Make sure your trainer is approachable and willing to share further information and help if needed. A supportive and conscientious mentor is invaluable in this business. Do not be afraid to ask questions regarding continued support to get a feel for your trainer’s enthusiasm and willingness to help aid in your success.

 About Rob James and Advanced Scalp Clinic

Rob James SMP mentors aspiring SMP artists and cosmetic technicians at his Vancouver based Scalp Micropigmentation clinic, Advanced Scalp.

New artists entering the industry are invited to

Benefit from hands-on training with one of the countries most detail orientated and sought after artists.

 

Contact

info@robjamessmp.com 778-917-7772