How to Choose a Permanent Makeup Trainer

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019 in PMU Training | 0 comments

How to Choose a Permanent Makeup Trainer

Scalp Micropigmentation

Also known as SMP, scalp micropigmentation is a process that involves depositing ink along the scalp in such a way that it looks like real hair. It’s a popular choice for anyone in the market for a natural-looking solution to hair loss. It often mimics the look of stubble and allows the client to go out feeling confident in their appearance.

The Training Process

Learning how to perform SMP is by no means an easy journey. Professionals go through intense training to master this art, and it shows off in their work! It’s vital that whoever is looking to learn the intricacies of SMP be able to complete their training to the best of their ability.

Tips for Finding the Right Trainer

Here are a few tips for finding the right person to train you on Scalp Micropigmentation”

  1. Find the right location. Just because one artist is closer to you than another artist doesn’t mean that you should pick them. While it’s certainly important to find a trainer within a reasonable distance, it’s also important not to sacrifice quality. If need be, don’t be afraid to go the distance for a top-notch education.
  2. Be upfront about what you’re looking for. Are you looking for a distance education, or one that is completely hands-on? Some trainers offer a hybrid course, for example, Pam Neighbors. Her training courses involve completing online modules and then practicing on a test dummy. Someone in training has to perfect their work on a dummy before they are allowed to practice on a person.

Of course, you might not know exactly what you want before you commit to a class. Do your research and find a combination of hands-on and hands-off learning that works well for you. After all, your education largely depends on your learning style!

  1. See if your personality meshes well with the trainer. Chances are, you’re going to be spending a lot of time with the person training you. The last thing that you want is to be stuck paying for training with someone you don’t learn well from. It’s hard to know for sure if you’ll be a good fit with your trainer within one meeting, so see if you can watch them train another person, and observe how they interact. It’s not always an option to do so, but if you can, it’s just another way to get more comfortable with your potential trainer before taking the plunge.

One of the worst things that you can do is go into the training process without any background knowledge of both SMP and your trainer. The above tips are just a few of the many things on a long checklist that will help you get the best education possible. It can be exhilarating to make a career change and to learn SMP, but learning any new major skill can also be scary. Hopefully these tips stay in the back of your mind when deciding where to train!

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Best Hair Loss Solutions of 2020

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Best Hair Loss Solutions of 2020

The beginning of a new year symbolizes a new start for many people. It is time to start a new chapter and work on ourselves so that we can become the best person we can be. Many people choose to focus their energy on improving their appearance — think about how many people you know who make it a New Year’s resolution to go to the gym.

Making a conscious effort to improve one’s appearance makes one feel more confident in themselves and their looks, whether they’ve actually improved their appearance or not. It’s the effort that counts, and it can truly make all the difference.

You can find thousands of exercise recommendations for the New Year online, but you may not see a lot of suggestions for combatting hair loss. Those who are losing hair often begin to suffer from self-confidence and self-esteem issues, which is no way to start off 2020. 

Check out the best hair loss solutions for 2020 down below.

Vitamin D Supplements. This solution is optimal for those dealing with hair thinning rather than hair loss. While many people believe that biotin supplements are the key to beautiful, luscious hair, many haircare experts actually recommend taking Vitamin D supplements. A lack of vitamin D can accelerate hair loss and make it even more difficult for any additional hair loss products you use to work. Consider increasing your Vitamin D intake in combination with a more intense hair loss solution. If you don’t want to take supplements, try adding Vitamin D rich foods like egg yolks and fatty fish into your diet. 

Shampoos. We all shower, so incorporating this hair loss solution into your life should be relatively easy. Yes, you read this correctly — there are shampoos on the market that help stimulate hair growth. If you’re thinking about going the shampoo route, you have two options: a prescription shampoo or over-the-counter shampoo. Prescription shampoos work by blocking hormones associated with hair loss, such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), from interrupting the hair growth cycle. Over-the-counter options work by providing the hair with amino acids and antioxidants — some of the building blocks it needs to grow. No matter what option you pick, speak with your dermatologist and ask for some of their recommendations.

Scalp micropigmentation. This final solution is the most immediate out of all the options on this list. It is also the only solution that is guaranteed to work. If you go forward with scalp micropigmentation, you’ll have small pigments (hence the term micropigmentation) applied to your scalp in a process that is very similar to tattooing, but much less painful. These pigments will fill in your hair line and imitate strands of hair  — making it look like you never lost your hair in the first place. One of the best ways to understand how scalp micropigmentation works is by understanding the training process all technicians go through. Read more here: https://www.dcmicro.com/smp/training/

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Scalp Micropigmentation: The Process

Posted by on Nov 9, 2019 in SMP AUS | 0 comments

Scalp Micropigmentation: The Process

If you’re experiencing hair loss, you’ve likely researched every potential remedy on the market. Maybe you’ve tried out several methods and none of them have worked for you. Maybe you just discovered your hair loss and are eager to find the solution and move on with your life.

For those of you that have spent hours and hours researching and trying out new treatments, you may have heard of scalp micropigmentation, a noninvasive procedure that fills in the hairline using micropigments.

Keep reading to learn more about the scalp micropigmentation treatment process, from start to finish.

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?
First, a little more about scalp micropigmentation. Again, scalp micropigmentation is a non-invasive process, meaning you will not be cut into, as opposed to other hair loss treatments. 

A technician will use microneedles to apply pigment to your scalp, filling in your hairline. If you are balding, the pigments can be applied to mimic a short, cropped hair style or a recently shaved head.

The Steps
The Consultation. Most scalp micropigmentation providers offer a consultation, usually free, to discuss your unique situation. During this consultation, the expert at the office will take a look at your hair loss to create a treatment plan that is personalized for you and your needs. Additionally, he or she will likely create a mock-up of what you can expect to look like following your scalp micropigmentation treatment.

Schedule. Once you are satisfied with your personalized treatment plan and the hair mockup, you will schedule your scalp micropigmentation treatments. Scalp micropigmentation is not a one and done procedure — you will go through about 2-3 treatments that are scheduled 10-14 days apart so that your scalp is given time to heal. Make sure you keep your personal and professional obligations in mind when making your appointments.

Treatment One. On the day of your first treatment, the micro pigments will be applied to mimic a foundation of dense, numerous hair follicles. After the first treatment, you’ll notice that your hairline looks much more full than it did before.

Treatment Two and Three. Treatments two and three are to add more density to the foundation created in treatment one. Additionally, your technician will blend the pigments in your existent, actual hair to create a completely natural looking hairline. Your technician will also be able to make minor adjustments to your hairline if you deem them necessary. 

After the Treatment 
Following the treatment, you will be given guidelines and instructions on how to care for your scalp. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully. Fortunately, you likely will not have to return to the scalp micropigmentation provider for 4-6 years for a touch up.

Where to Go
There are several companies, like SMP Aus, dedicated solely to scalp micropigmentation services, particularly scalp micropigmentation on the hairline (though scalp micropigmentation can be applied to other parts of the body.) Look for scalp micropigmentation providers in you are and don’t hesitate to schedule your first consultation.

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Signs of Hair Loss

Posted by on Nov 2, 2019 in HLI - New York | 0 comments

Signs of Hair Loss

Okay, the point of this blog post may seem a bit…odd. After all, we all should recognize the tell-tale sign that we or someone else is going bald: missing hair on the head!

However, it actually really isn’t as simple as it seems. Sometimes it is hard to tell if one is experiencing normal hair loss or something more abnormal is at play.

Fortunately for you, you don’t need to look any further! Here are some additional signs that may signal baldness.

Receding Hairline

For many men, a receding hairline is just a natural part of life. Because of this, however, many men ignore their receding hairline. They simply view it as a sign of aging, when in reality, it may be a sign of a more serious balding issue.

Many people first notice their hairline is receding when styling their hair or taking a shower, noticing their hair isn’t reacting to the touching and styling like it used to. Take special care to look at the hair around your temples and near your forehead. Don’t let the receding hairline get worse until you’re left with no hair at all on your head!

Itchiness

Can’t seem to keep scratching your head? This could be a sign of potential bolding. While itchiness doesn’t directly stem from the baldness itself, it could be a sign of another condition like dermatitis, folliculitis, or psoriasis. These conditions can lead to scratching on your scalp that can lead to persistent hair loss.

What to Do

If you notice any of the signs, you should try scalp micropigmentation services. A scalp micropigmentation technician will apply pigments to your hairline to fill it or create the allusion that you recently shaved your head if your hair loss is more severe. You can receive these services from places like Hairline Ink in New York.

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Aging and Hair Loss

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Aging and Hair Loss

Getting older means going through a second, less glamorous puberty. Once you hit a certain age, you will likely experience weight fluctuation, different energy levels, and a change in overall appearance. Fine lines, wrinkles, and a few gray hairs are all surefire signs that you’re growing older.

For some people though, the gray hair never comes. Many of us will start balding long before we go gray, and this is something that not many people look forward to.

However, thinning hair has become less and less of a sad milestone as time goes on. New treatments for compensating for hair loss have reached high levels of popularity in recent years.

Treating hair loss

If your hair is thinning, there’s a good chance you’ve looked up all of the different treatment options out there. Popular treatment options include hair transplants, wigs, and hair growth serums, as well as using hair dye and cosmetic makeup. All promise to reduce the appearance of thin hair while maintaining the user’s original hairstyle.

If you’re looking to embrace thinning hair, there are also options available for that! Many people choose to throw caution to the wind and shave their heads once they notice hair loss. If this sounds like something you’d do, don’t be afraid to take the plunge.

Shaved heads are quickly becoming a popular trend. If you shave yours, you’re making a fashion statement while also compensating for hair loss. Scalp Revolution recommends scalp micropigmentation to anyone who wants to shave their heads because of hair loss.  Scalp micropigmentation is a lasting solution that helps even out the scalp’s appearance so that your new hairstyle can look its best. It can even add density throughout if you’re looking for a more dramatic shaved head hairstyle.

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