Training FAQ2023-12-04T07:31:43+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

We know that you will have a lot of questions regarding your SMP training and hopefully you will find the answers here, but if not, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

What is covered during training?2019-07-11T11:25:54+00:00

Absolutely everything, from setting up a SMP clinic, where to order supplies, filling out paperwork, treatments and techniques, treating different types of hair loss, we even cover how to take the correct pictures of your clients, and how to hold a consultation. At Scalp Culture Training Academy, we teach you everything!

Who can attend the Beginners In-class training course?2020-07-08T02:29:51+00:00

Absolutely anyone as no experience is required. We train people from all types of backgrounds including barbers, mechanics, full time parents etc who want to learn a new skill and enter a rewarding industry which allows them to have more free time. Whatever your background, you are welcome to join us for training.

Who can attend the Experienced In-class training course?2020-07-08T02:30:33+00:00

Tattoo artists and permanent make up artists with a minimum of 6 months experience, proof of your training may be required before booking on to this course.

I’ve seen that some training providers teach just 2 hairline styles during their course, is this the same at Scalp Culture?2019-07-11T11:26:07+00:00

No, we teach you how to perform SMP treatments fully, including all hairline styles and all types of hair loss scenarios including scars and Alopecia. We do not hold back on information with the hope to sell you more training, we want our trainees to become the best!

Is your training accredited?2019-07-11T11:20:40+00:00

Yes, we are an accredited Scalp Micropigmentation Training academy to a level 4 accreditation.

I’ve seen some of your trainees on your website, on other training providers websites. Why?2023-03-17T01:36:22+00:00

To put it simply, we re-trained them after they receive incorrect training elsewhere. To back up what we say, we suggest searching our social media and the other training provider’s social media and comparing the dates of the posts. Our posts will always have been posted after. To date, none of our trainees have needed to train elsewhere.

How do you require payment for training?2023-03-17T01:35:01+00:00

When booking a space on one of our in-class training courses, we require a booking deposit to secure your space as spaces are very limited. We then ask for the remaining balance to be settled 14 days prior to training. This allows us to order in any equipment which is required ready for your training course as well as preparing live models for you to treat during training. Payments can be easily made online and our staff will direct you how to do so.

For online training, payment can be made directly online by credit or debit card, once the payment is made, you will receive instant access to the course of your choice along with an email for log in instructions.

Can I really learn SMP over 3 or 4 days?2020-07-08T02:36:33+00:00

The answer is yes as we offer a super intensive in-class training course which teaches you all of the required skills to perform world class treatments, but it’s important not to confuse training with experience. Experience will come with time after your training course and with our continued support.

Our online training option allows for 2 months access to the course and lessons can be taken multiple times if the student wishes.

Is your accreditation recognised by local councils?2019-07-11T11:20:57+00:00

Yes, our accrediting body is fully recognised by all councils and government bodies.

What is a level 4 accreditation?2021-02-07T16:41:41+00:00

In efforts to raise the standards in the SMP industry, councils are now asking more frequently for trainees to become level 4 accredited, this accreditation ensures that trainees are trained to the highest standards possible. After completion of training, students are asked to provide case studies to show that their work can be performed to a high standard. One case studies are provided, they will be assessed and a level 4 certification will be awarded.

Does your training include any equipment?2020-07-08T02:33:06+00:00

Yes, our beginners training includes a SMP machine, SMP needles, SMP pigment and ink cups to get you started.

Our experienced training includes SMP needles, SMP Pigment and ink cups to get you started.

Our online training has options which include the equipment mentioned above as well as additional equipment for online learning. Equipment is shipped worldwide fast and securely.

Why doesn’t your Experienced training include a machine?2019-07-11T11:19:11+00:00

Some tattoo artist and permanent make up artist may already own a machine which is suitable to perform SMP and can bring this machine along with them for training.

If you do wish to add a machine to your Experienced training course, we can help with this also.

Can I learn SMP online?2020-07-08T02:24:17+00:00

Yes. We’ve worked to ensure that our online training course covers everything which is taught in our in-class training. Our online training schedule is the same as our in-class courses and you will receive the same equipment plus additional equipment for online learning depending on which online training course option you choose.

Online SMP training is great for those who are located far away from our locations such as in a different country, it’s also a great option for those who may be limited on time.

With online training, the student is able to train at their own pace and retake lessons multiple times if they wish.

Does your training include accommodation?2019-07-11T11:26:49+00:00

We don’t offer accommodation as part of our training package but we do advise on accommodation close to our clinics which you can book directly.

Is your training recognised internationally?2019-07-11T11:20:08+00:00

Yes we train many trainees from all around the world who successfully obtain insurance and licensing with our certificate. Our training is also accredited by an external accrediting body.

I want to train at your Thailand clinic location, do they speak fluent English?2019-07-11T11:24:44+00:00

Yes we do. Our staff at our Thailand clinic speak fluent Thai language, and fluent English and understand both languages fully. We also speak Filipino!

Can I pay for training when I arrive on the first day of training?2019-07-11T11:25:40+00:00

Unfortunately not. The last thing we would want is to take time out of training whilst processing payments as this wouldn’t be fair on your fellow trainees who are eager to get started. We require that your training balance is settled 14 days prior to training so that we can make the necessary arrangements ready for your arrival.

I want to join your group training but feel a little shy in groups, how can I overcome this?2020-07-08T02:40:26+00:00

Our training is delivered in a professional, but relaxed manner. Upon your arrival you will be greeted by your trainer, offered a drink whilst other trainees are arriving and before we start we have a introduction session where we all get to know each other. By the end of our courses, our trainees become friends and stay in touch with one another. We like to make our training a fun and enjoyable experience.

We also offer online training which will allow you to learn SMP from the comfort of your own home.

I’ve seen lower cost courses, why should I choose Scalp Culture?2020-07-08T02:43:30+00:00

As with anything, there will always be lower cost as well as more expensive options available. When training in an industry which involves permanent changes to your clients appearance, it’s extremely important that you have received the correct training. The SMP industry is currently unregulated meaning that anyone can claim to be a trainer even if they have only just trained themselves, needless to say that, they don’t have the crucial experience behind them to correctly teach SMP. This approach not only harms the SMP industry, but leaves trainees with no confidence to perform treatments therefore wasting their hard earned money.

With Scalp Culture you have some of the worlds most experienced trainers and practitioners at your disposal as well as fully accredited training, we have also re-trained many people who have not received the correct training elsewhere.

Our online training also provides the same great training at a lower cost than our in-class training.

Will the training differ between your locations or online?2020-07-08T02:47:41+00:00

No, our in-class training is the same across all locations and the same training schedule is followed by all of our trainers.

Our online training also follows our same great schedule and is as close to the in-class experience as possible.

Where are your training locations?2023-03-17T01:30:27+00:00

We offer our in-class Scalp Micropigmentation training from the following locations:

London, UK
Birmingham UK
Manchester, UK
Bridgend, South Wales, UK
Bangkok, Thailand
Manila, Philippines

Our online training course is available worldwide.

How can I be sure that you will support me after training?2019-07-11T11:22:47+00:00

Visit our Facebook page ‘Scalp Culture’ where you will find our linked training group with over 200 members and daily posts. This group is strictly for our trainees only.

I’ve seen other training courses offering more or less days, why do you offer 3 or 4 days in class?2020-07-08T02:51:05+00:00

We have our in class training days to teach you the skills required to perform SMP, but in fact our training continues for much longer than 3 or 4 days as we continue to train and support you in our online training group.

Our online training course offers 2 months of training access for those who wish to train at their own pace.

What equipment does your training course include?2020-07-08T02:54:03+00:00

Our beginners training course includes a SMP machine, pigment, needles and ink cups to get you started, our experience training includes everything mentioned minus a machine.

Our online Scalp Micropigmentation training course has options which include the above equipment plus additional equipment for online learning.

Do you offer ongoing support after I’ve completed my training?2019-07-11T11:22:04+00:00

Yes, all of our trainees are invited to join our online training support group which can be accessed for life.

Will I receive a certificate upon completion of my training course?2020-07-08T02:57:23+00:00

Yes, once you have completed your in class training, you will be awarded a certificate which will be signed by your trainer.

Students who take our online Scalp Micropigmentation training course will be able to download and print their certificate after completion of the course and trainer assessment.

I previously trained in SMP with another provider but can’t get any after support from them, if I was to retrain with Scalp Culture what are my guarantees that I will receive after support?2019-07-29T01:38:24+00:00

We enjoy helping our trainees to grow and become great at SMP, The last thing we would want is for our trainees to be out there all alone with no support, this wouldn’t be good for our name or the SMP industry as a whole.

This is why we have our online training group which can be found attached to the top of the Scalp Culture Facebook page, take a look for yourself and we hope to see you in there in the near future!

Can I get insurance to perform SMP with your certificate?2019-07-12T23:19:37+00:00

Yes, we are an insurance approved SMP training academy and all Scalp Culture trainees are able to obtain insurance upon completion of their training course.

I’ve seen lower cost training providers, why should I choose Scalp Culture?2020-07-08T03:00:45+00:00

Experience – We have been in the SMP industry since 2010 and certainly know our stuff when it comes to anything SMP!

Quality – Our machines, needles and pigments are of the highest in quality, in fact we designed our own as others just wasn’t up to our standard. Our training is delivered in a professional manner and clearly defined modules so that our trainees can gain a full understanding along the way.

Support – All Scalp Culture trainees receive true ongoing support for life in our online training group.

We feel that cost alone should not be the only defining factor when choosing your training provider, in fact we re-train many people who had previously opted to train with low cost training providers only to find that the training was not up to standard.

It’s also important to remember that the cost of your training, even with equipment will be fully covered by just 2 paying clients, that’s a pretty good deal!

Our online Scalp Micropigmentation training courses also provide a lower cost option to in-class training.

At Scalp Culture we say Train right the first time!

How many trainees attend each course?2019-07-11T11:18:19+00:00

On average we train around 6 trainees per course.

Can I treat my own live models?2020-07-08T03:06:28+00:00

You are welcome to bring along your own live models if you are attending in-class training, please advise us of this before bringing them along so that we don’t over book models for the training course. We would also need to ensure that your model is a good candidate for treatment as a model.

Students taking our online Scalp Micropigmentation training course can work on live models within their own clinic once they have completed the course.

How many live models will I work on?2023-03-17T01:45:09+00:00

You will work on a total of 2 live models during in-class training and you will see 1 live demonstration treatment being performed. We can see up-to 12 live models during our in-class training courses depending on how many trainees we have attending.

Students who are taking our online Scalp Micropigmentation training course will be asked to treat 2 live models once they have completed their training course with our support and advice.

Do you provide live models?2020-07-08T03:13:55+00:00

Yes we provide all live models for in-class training. On the days of training you simply need to bring along yourself and a notepad.

Students taking our online Scalp Micropigmentation training course will be required to provide and treat their own live models in their own clinic space. Our trainers will assist and advise during each stage of the treatment process within our online training group.

How many days of in class training are included in your training course?2019-07-11T11:17:32+00:00

Beginners Training 4 days
Experienced Training 3 days

I’ve seen other training providers offer more or less days of training, why do you offer 3 or 4?2019-07-11T11:17:17+00:00

We feel that 3 to 4 days in class gives us the perfect balance for training, any longer than this and people start to feel worn out, any less than this simply isn’t enough time for us to teach you all of the required skills.

What’s more, after your in class training days, we continue training in our online support group which you have access to for life.

Do you train tattoo artists and permanent make up artists?2020-07-08T03:16:27+00:00

Yes, we welcome trainees from these backgrounds who wish to add SMP to their services.

For in-class training, you would be required to attend our 3 day Experienced training course which jumps right into SMP itself. To attend our experienced training course, a minimum of 6 months in tattooing or permanent make up would be required.

We also offer online Scalp Micropigmentation training options to suit artists with PMU and Tattooing Experience.

Do I need to have previous experience in tattooing to train?2020-07-08T03:17:20+00:00

No, we welcome trainees with no previous experience whatsoever and have tailored training to teach you everything from start to finish.

How much experience do your trainers have?2023-03-17T01:46:23+00:00

Scalp Culture are one of the longest running SMP providers in the world entering the industry long before many knew it existed. We have gained a wealth of knowledge along the way which we pass on to you as our trainee. All of our trainers are Master SMP practitioners and have used SMP to treat each and every type of hair loss. What our trainers don’t know about SMP simply isn’t worth knowing.

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