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The gold standard
In Scalp Micropigmentation Training

Scalp Culture offer a thorough, intensive, hands on Scalp Micropigmentation training course tailer to the trainees experience, from no experience at all, to aesthetic practitioners and tattoo artists looking to further their skills. Our SMP training course is the most detailed available and insures that our trainees enter the industry with the confidence and skill set to produce world class results. Our training courses are taught by some of the longest serving and most highly skilled SMP practitioners in the world.

20 Reasons
To train with Scalp Culture

  • Learn with some of the longest serving SMP practitioners in the world
  • The only UK SMP academy to offer continued training & support for life in our online training group free of charge
  • People trained from all over the world
  • Level 4 accredited training recognised by the Government
  • All live models supplied
  • Access to the best SMP equipment tried & tested over years
  • No experience necessary, we teach you everything from start to finish
  • Live SMP demonstrations during training
  • Insurance approved training
  • Relaxed training environment, professional training delivered in a light hearted manner, everyone is made to feel welcome and treated equally
  • Internationally recognised training course
  • All subjects covered from clinic set up to performing world class treatments
  • Practical hands on training including lots of live model work
  • Daily Q&A sessions to ensure trainees gain a full understanding on topics
  • Perfectly structured training with clearly defined modules
  • Experts in natural results and hairlines
  • The most detailed SMP training course available, none of our trainees have required training elsewhere after training with Scalp Culture
  • Training locations in the UK & Thailand
  • 5 Star reviews
  • Many people re-trained after receiving incorrect training elsewhere
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Some of our amazing trainees
from all over the world

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Scalp Culture training courses are taught by our Master Practitioners, who are some of the highest skilled experts in the world. Scalp Culture are one of the longest serving SMP specialists, entering the industry long before many even knew it existed. We have had the pleasure to train over 200 people from all types of backgrounds.

We feel it’s important that to teach SMP, trainers must have extensive knowledge and experience behind them as this helps to raise the industry standarda s a whole. With many SMP companies offering training after being in the industry for only a short time themselves, they simply haven’t gained the correct amount of experience to pass on to their trainees. At Scalp Culture, we have years of experience in Scalp Micropigmentation on our side and have used our skills to treat clients with all types of hair loss issues, including male pattern baldness, severe alopecia, female hair loss, head scarring and post hair transplant clients offering them world class results each and every time. Scalp Culture are proud to boast a 100% feedback rating and are confident to state that negative reviews about us will not be found anywhere on the internet as our standards are those of the highest possible.

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No Experience Necessary

Our SMP training course is tailored to any previous experience you may or may not have. Our trainers have absolute patience in teaching trainees from complete beginners with no previous experience whatsoever to aesthetic practitioners and tattoo artists giving them the full set of skills required to produce exceptional results. We teach the correct way with a hands on approach ensuring that all of our trainees complete the course with full confidence to enter the industry. What’s more, we offer all of our trainees full ongoing support for life in our training group once qualified to ensure their success in the industry.

Scalp Culture also offers training to SMP practitioners which may not have received the correct training elsewhere. We are seen as the go to SMP provider for key advice. Many would agree that anything we don’t know about SMP, simply isn’t worth knowing.

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Scalp Culture take a completely different approach to Scalp Micropigmentation training and have a truly unique offer which no other UK SMP training provider offers. We call it Forever Training. When training with us, you receive 3 to 4 days hands on training in class depending on the training option you require, then on completion of your of your training with us you are awarded your certificate which allows you to perform SMP legally. But where we differ is that once you have completed your training course, you are then invited to join our online training group where we continue to train, assist and support you. Whether it be a question on how to treat a particular client, or where to locate supplies, we are here to advise you. Access to our training group is strictly for Scalp Culture trainees and is your to use for life. Within the Scalp Culture Training group, you become part of the team and get to know our other trainers and trainees. We always say that training is so much more than your days in class. With our continued support and ongoing training, we ensure that our trainees succeed.

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Learn Scalp Micropigmentation
The correct way

The importance of receiving correct Scalp Micropigmentation training from a certified SMP expert is paramount to your success in this industry. With some opting to train with poor and low cost providers who don’t have the necessary experience and skills themselves to train in SMP, trainees are quick to realise that they were set up to fail. This in turn means that the trainees find themselves having to retrain with a reputable training provider such as Scalp Culture. Correct SMP training is the only way to ensure that you can offer your clients world class results and when dealing with a sensitive issue such as hair loss, your clients deserve the very best. Investing in the correct SMP training is a worthwhile investment.

We are extremely passionate about SMP training and ensure that on completion of your training course with us, you have the full knowledge, skill set and confidence to work in this exciting and rewarding industry. During our intense, hands-on training course you will the learn the art of Scalp Micropigmentation enabling you to provide flawless results to your clients.

There is much more to SMP than first meets the eyes such as perfecting the correct technique, creating natural hairlines and building density in the correct manner to create natural, undetectable end results. Anybody can put the dots on a head, but only those that have received the correct training can truly perform Scalp Micropigmentation to its highest form.

Training days are sectioned into clearly defined modules and your progress is assessed throughout each day.

As well as working on live models, you will be required to complete written sections of the training course along with Q&A sessions to determine your understnding of the SMP process. Upon completion of your training course you will be eligible to obtain insurance with either our approved insurance provider or your own. You will also be eligible for Government licensing which allows you to perform SMP legally.

All of our trainees are required to work on live models which are supplied by ourselves.

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True level 4 accreditation
in Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Culture are one of the only, if not the only SMP training provider to offer a true level 4 accreditation in SMP. We are officially recognised by Government licensing bodies and insurance companies around the world. Level 4 SMP accreditation can become quite confusing for trainees as some training providers state that they offer a Level 4 accreditation, but upon checking with the accrediting bodies themselves, it quickly transpires that the training course is not level 4 accredited in SMP, but in fact it’s a level 4 accreditation in permanent make up. Scalp Micropigmentation is different to permanent make up and a level 4 accreditation in SMP itself should be obtained.

At Scalp Culture, we are a transparent company and we are happy to advise our trainees on our level 4 accreditation which can then be verified by local councils and Government licensing bodies.

On completion of our training course you will received your certificate and be eligible to apply for insurance and local authority registration.

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Areas covered in our training course include:

Clinic Setup

Hygiene & Clean Down

Pigment Mixing

Consultation Process

Planning Treatment Sessions

Technique & Depth

Hairline Creation

Live Model Treatments

SMP Aftercare

Portfolio Creation

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I very recently trained with Scalp Culture in their London location. Knowing that they were one of the most reputable companies performing both SMP and training, I travelled from Glasgow to attend. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and now feel confident to perform the treatment on others. We had serious training but also some laughs along the way which was nice. Justin and Matt are great trainers who really know their stuff, They will put you at ease. Looking forward to putting my new skills into practice! Highly recommend!


If you are looking to train in SMP then Scalp Culture is the one. Justin was very welcoming on the first day and considering the amount of knowledge this guy has he was very humble in training new recruits and did it with such ease considering he had a full class with varied abilities. The theory knowledge was delivered at a comfortable pace and hands on for the last 2 days. He was patient, guided you when needed but never took over to show off or make you feel like a new technician. You pay for what you get and this was 5* training… there hasn’t been a ‘last day training’ as the ongoing support has been amazing. I’ve met some great people and we all keep in touch. Thanks again Scalp Culture.


I recently trained with Scalp culture on the 4 day course. SMP was totally new to me had never picked up a tattoo machine before. I cannot recommend these guys enough. No stone is left unturned in their training and the patience shown by the trainers is absolutely unbelievable. Nothing was to much trouble. I looked at a couple of different courses and am so glad I picked Scalp culture. They are not scared to pass on all of their expert knowledge and tell you all they know. They want you to be able to leave their course confident that you can grow your new business, you can tell how much they want you to do well. Their aftercare is also great. I can’t thank you enough Scalp culture x


I trained with Scalp Culture as an already experienced SPMU artist and it was great. My trainer was very helpful with technique and sharing the knowledge of the industry. He shared where is best to buy the most efficient supplies and equipment which was so useful. I feel like the Scalp Culture team is available to me if I have any questions while I am working alone. This after care is priceless as a new practitioner!


I have just finished training at scalp culture this week and they were fantastic! I feel so confident now and I was a complete beginner just a week ago! I feel I am walking away with tons of knowledge in SMP and ready to crack on with my business! Thank you so much x


I completed my 4 day training course with scalp culture in scalp micropigmentation. Justin was an amazing trainer, extremely knowledgable and explained everything in great detail. I can’t wait to start my new business and feel confident that I have been given fantastic training but more importantly I have lots of support after the training has finished. Thank you


I recently finished my training with Scalp Culture and can honestly say it was one of my best experiences. Coming from a background with no experience in industry Iwas nervous however the trainers knowledge on scalp micropigmentation was second to none and from the first day I felt at ease. I am now able to perform procedures from my own clinic with confidence but also know that when ever I need advice I have that ongoing support from Scalp Culture. Thank you..


Completed SMP training in April with Scalp Culture and have come away feeling confident enough to transition in to the world of SMP based on the thorough training provided. The practical and theory aspect of this training course have been well thought out and no minor detail has been left out. The patience and friendliness included has made me feel at ease from day one. The aftercare support has given me the confidence to know I am never alone and continue to have the advice and guidance at the tip of my finger tips.


Have just completed my SMP training with Justin and Matt and have had a great week. They are so knowledgable, friendly and down to earth, they made the experience great. I have come away feeling really confident to start my SMP journey, even more so with their friendly approach giving us life time advice and support. Would recommend this course to anyone wanting to enter the SMP world.


Travelled from Germany to train with Scalp Culture in the UK. I do not regret this decision at all. I learnt a great deal. The course was very well structured with lots of hands on experience. The best of all was being able to work many hours on live models. Highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to learn SMP


Recently completed the Scalp micro pigmentation course with Scalp Culture. Couldn’t have chosen a better institute to train with. You get taught not only how to do scalp pigmentation but also how to set up and run a clinic. I have come from never holding an ink gun in my life to knowing how to perform a scalp micropigmentation treatment in 4 days of training and the confidence to do it. Thank you Scalp Culture.


The course was excellent. I would just like to say a big thank you for the course I have just completed and for the way I was taught and there professionalism. I learned so many different skills and challenges from the course to help me to be successful in the future and maintain a good career. I highly recommend the course and would love to study there again in the future.


Training at Scalp Culture was a great experience and covered so many topics in great detail. The training and after support has given me full confidence to be successful in my own Scalp Micropigmentation business.


Highly recommend training with Scalp Culture, training and information received was great, had a fun 3 days training with Justin and Mat really happy with with it all and feeling confident to get out there and hands on 😁 Thank you guys !


Just done the April training course at scalp culture brilliant experience from start to finish every aspect of the SMP covered. Amazing teachers with lots of patience. Totally relaxed environment made to feel very welcome.



Training courses are held at our Northampton, London and Bangkok locations.

We have various options for training tailored to suit your requirements which can be discussed in more detail. The options include:

Experienced Training

3 Day In class intensive hands on training course and continued online training for life. Includes working on live models. This option is suitable for trainees with 6+ months previous experience in Tattooing or Permanent Make-up.

Includes: SMP Pigment, Needles & Ink Cups.

Lifetime access to the Scalp Culture online training group.

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Beginners Training

4 Day In class intensive hands on training course and continued online training for life. Includes working on live models. This option is suitable for complete beginners with no previous experience. Learn SMP from start to finish

Includes: SMP Machine, Pigment, Needles & Ink Cups

Lifetime access to the Scalp Culture online training group.

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Masterclass Training

2 Day In class hands on advanced training course designed to take your SMP skills to the next level. Includes working on live models. This option is suitable for practitioners with 6+ months previous experience in Scalp Micropigmentation.

Includes: SMP Machine, Pigment, Needles & Ink Cups

Lifetime access to the Scalp Culture online training group.

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