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The gold standard
In Scalp Micropigmentation Training

Scalp Culture offers a thorough and intensive, hands on Scalp Micropigmentation training course through our training academy Iccon International. Courses are tailored to the student’s experience, from no experience at all, to aesthetic practitioners and tattoo artists who wish to further their skills. Our SMP training course is the most detailed available and insures that our students 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.

Learn Scalp Micropigmentation In-Class or Online.

20 Reasons
To train with Scalp Culture

  • Online training options, learn from anywhere in the world.
  • Learn with some of the longest serving SMP practitioners in the world
  • Real ongoing support & mentoring in our online training group
  • People trained from all over the world
  • Level 4 accredited training recognised by the Government (optional)
  • All live models supplied for in-class training
  • 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
  • Professional and relaxed training environment, everyone is made to feel welcome
  • 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
  • Perfectly structured training with clearly defined modules
  • Experts in natural results and hairlines
  • The most thorough and detailed SMP training experience available
  • Online and in-class training options available. Locations in UK and Thailand
  • 5 Star reviews
  • Many people re-trained after receiving incorrect training elsewhere

Some of our amazing trainees
from all over the world

Scalp Micropigmentation training session

on our side

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 knew it existed. We’ve had the pleasure of training over 250 people from all types of backgrounds.

We feel it’s important that in order to teach SMP, trainers must have extensive knowledge and experience behind them as this helps to raise the industry standards as a whole. With many SMP companies offering training after being in the industry for only a short period of time themselves, they simply haven’t gained the correct amount of experience to pass on to their students. 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 providing world class results each and every time. Scalp Culture are proud to have received 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 courses are tailored to any previous experience the student may or may not have. Our trainers have absolute patience when teaching students 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 SMP the correct way with a hands on approach ensuring that all of our students complete the course with full confidence to enter the industry. What’s more, all of our students are given access to our online training support & mentoring group once qualified to ensure their success in the industry.

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

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Learn Online
At Your Own Pace

Scalp Culture training courses are offered as in-class or online versions. We’ve worked carefully to create the same learning experience online as a student would expect to receive when attending our in-class training. Our online training courses allow the student to learn SMP at their own pace, from anywhere in the world. When opting for online training, our same great training schedule is followed and so online learners can be sure that they will not miss out on any vital information. We have online training options to suit all students from beginners to those with previous experience.

Our online SMP training options include, live trainer support throughout and equipment shipped worldwide.

Upon completion of training, all Scalp Culture trainees receive access to our online training support & mentoring group where we continue to train, assist and offer support. Whether a student has a question about treating a particular client, or where to locate supplies, we are always available to advise. We say that learning is much more than the training course itself, it’s an ongoing process. With our continued support, students are set for success.

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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 being successful in this industry. With some students opting for poor and low cost training providers who don’t have the necessary experience and skills themselves to teach SMP, they are quick to realise that they were set up to fail. This in turn means that students have to retrain with a reputable training provider such as Scalp Culture. Correct SMP training is the only way to ensure that clients receive world class results and when dealing with a sensitive issue such as hair loss, clients deserve the very best. Investing in the correct SMP training is a worthwhile investment.

We are extremely passionate about SMP and we ensure that on completion of training, students have the full knowledge, skill set and confidence to work in this exciting and rewarding industry. During our in depth, hands-on training courses, students will learn the art of Scalp Micropigmentation enabling them to provide flawless results for their clients. There is much more to SMP than first meets the eye such as perfecting the correct technique, creating natural hairlines and building density in the correct manner to create natural, undetectable end results.

Our training courses are sectioned into clearly defined modules and the students progress is assessed throughout. As well as performing live model treatments, students are required to complete written sections during training along with Q&A sessions to determine an understanding of the SMP process. Upon completion of the training course, students are eligible to obtain insurance with either our approved insurance provider or any other reputable insurer. Students will also be eligible for Government licensing which will allow them to perform SMP legally.

Train Right The First Time.

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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 students 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 students on our level 4 accreditation which can then be verified by local councils and Government licensing bodies. Level 4 accreditation is optional for students who wish to achieve this certification.

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:

Group Introduction

What is SMP Explanation

How To Setup a SMP Clinic

Government Requirements & Licensing

Ordering Supplies

Health & Safety

Equipment Set Up & Explanation

Pigment Mixing & Colour Selection

Client Preparation

Completing Consent Forms

Planning Treatment Sessions

Correct SMP Technique

Treatment Density & Spacing

Machine Practice

Needle Depth

Blending SMP Into Natural Hair

Morning Question Times

Pre-Treatment Advice

Live Treatment Demo

Creating Hairlines

Mock Treatments

Client Aftercare

Building Your Portfolio

Holding Successful Consultations

2 Live Model Days

Cutting The Client’s Hair

Treating Scars, Females, Alopecia etc

Treatment Pricing

Award Certificate

Level 4 Accreditation Available

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Training courses are available online & in-class at our UK, Thailand & Philippines locations.

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

Online SMP Training

Train at your own pace with the world’s most detailed & in depth online SMP training course. We’ve replicated our in class training experience to an online version giving students around the world access to our expert training.

Options include: Live online trainer support & equipment shipped worldwide.

Access to our online training support & mentoring group.

Beginners Training

4 Day in class intensive hands on training course. 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 set, needles, ink cups, live models supplied by us.

Access to our online training support & mentoring group.

Experienced Training

2 Day in class intensive hands on training. Includes working on live model. This option is suitable for students with 6+ months previous experience in Tattooing or Permanent Make-up.

Includes: SMP pigment set, needles, ink cups, live model supplied by us.

Access to our online training support & mentoring group.

Masterclass Training

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 experience in Scalp Micropigmentation.

Includes: SMP pigment set, needles, ink cups, live models supplied by us.

Access to our online training support & mentoring group.

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