The Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) course teaches you the technique of simulating hair follicles using pigment, this treatment provides a complete hair line with the shaven or ‘buzz cut’ look. During this course, you will practice on many cosmetic tattoo mediums before advancing to your practical skills developed and assessment on live models. An extremely rewarding treatment to offer to both men and women experiencing hair loss or thinning hair. This course is wonderful addition to any business or an opportunity, with recent traction supporting this technique as a great alternative or solution to hair follicle replacement treatments.
This course is taught by the one and only face of SMP in Australia - Mike Gunner!
$1000 Deposit is required to secure a spot - please choose what dates you would like to attend or select the deposit option. The remaining amount is due prior to course commencement unless paying via an approved payment plan.
Self-directed, at home practice is encouraged (approx. 20 hours)
Day 1: Theory; consultation, health and safety, colours and equipment
Day 2: Theory; Practice techniques
Day 3: Scalp Micropigmentation on 1-2 live models (Student to provide models)
Day 4: Practical day to use our facilities to increase your practical experience with THink trainers and technicians on hand (optional)
You will require a relevant Infection Control Qualification, this will be one of the following:
• HLTINF005 Maintain Infection Prevention For Skin Penetration Treatments (if you are in Queensland)
If you are unsure which infection control qualification will suit you best, we recommend checking with your local council. Sometimes SHBBINF001 is suitable, but some councils prefer HLTINF005 (which is a higher level qualification). It's usually best to just give your local council a call and ask!
Recognition of Prior Learning is also available for those who already have a nationally recognised infection control certificate, please enquire within.
THink Training Manual
THink Online Modules
Hands on practical training with models
Certificate of Completion upon graduating*
Full SMP training kit provided to start your SMP Career
Your course questions, answered!
What will I learn?
You will learn the art of simulating hair follicles using pigment, to provide the illusion of a fuller head of hair. We cover techniques for both men and women, equipping you with the skills to reverse the signs of hair loss or thinning hair.
During the course, you will practice on many cosmetic tattoo mediums before advancing to your practical skills developed and assessment on live models.
How long does the course take?
The Scalp Micropigmentation course involves both online & in-person components.
Before you commence your course, you will have a range on online learning modules to complete that will equip you with the theoretical knowledge of the skin, pigments, tattooing, safety and regulations. There is about 15-20 hours of online learning content.
You will also have 2 days of in-person practical training where you will work on both practice mediums and live models. You will work with your trainer to ensure you understand the theory, techniques and practical skill to complete a safe treatment.
Are there payment options for the course?
Yes! The course can be paid in full, through a set payment plan, or you can organise finance and payment options through one of our partnered providers.
Read more about our payment providers.
What business opportunities are there with SMP?
This course is wonderful addition to any business or an opportunity to start a new venture, with recent traction supporting this technique as a great alternative or solution to hair follicle replacement treatments.
Is this course accredited?
This SMP course is not an accredited course, but the foundations and evidence produced through the course can be used in the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway for the accredited unit SHBBCOS007 Provide Cosmetic Tattoo Scalp Micropigmentation, a unit in the Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing (SHB50321).
If you are interested in undertaking the Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing or want to know what would be involved, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Can you tell me more about my trainer?
Mike Gunner is our fabulous trainer that runs the Scalp Micropigmentation course!
Mike was at the forefront of bringing SMP to mainstream media and introducing Australia to the magic that is Scalp Micropigmentation. Just days before his debut on Married at First Sight (MAFS), Mike himself went under the needle and got SMP. After some speculation he let the world know that his lovely head of 'hair' was in fact, not real!
Since then, Mike has been dedicated to learning the art, perfecting his talent and sharing his passion for the treatment. Mike was one of our Infection Control students back in 2020 and since then has been performing treatments and training in Scalp Micropigmentation at THink Aesthetics.