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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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