TRAINING AS AN ABSOLUTE BEGINNER OR ALREADY WORKING IN SPMU.
Working from a friendly Hair and Treatment Salon in Shipley, West Yorkshire. (Based at Elle and Co.)
3 DAY COURSE – For experienced operators
4 DAY COURSE – No experience for absolute beginners.
The courses offered are more hands on and with fewer class sizes (4 Maximum). I believe that ‘rack and stack’ courses provide less individual training and focus on obtaining money as a priority. I have attended quite a few of these courses myself and have walked away disappointed.
I have been registered since 2014 and have worked in the industry in London, Birmingham, Worksop, Harrogate and now based at the newly refurbished Elle Salon in Shipley, West Yorkshire.
On these training courses you WILL be working on live models for 2 days after the training and preparation course.
Areas covered in the course will include:
LEGAL – INCLUDING HEALTH AND SAFETY, INSURANCE AND CLINICAL WASTE REQUIREMENTS.
You cannot work on anyone legally without permission from your local authority. The procedure is the same as tattooing. Each council has individual rules and certification. I will check before your course starts what requirements are needed for you to get up and running. Needle and clinical waste has to be addressed for all SMP clinics. Of course, if you are already registered then the 3 day course is more suitable. Correct insurance will need to be put in place to cover you and your future clients.
MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT
There are quite a number of items needed for scalp micropigmentation (needles, disposable bags, sharps bins, disposable aprons, wipes, pigment, disposable pots, lead covers, workstation, sterilization fluids, marking pens for skin – that is not everything – most will be supplied for you but NOT the tattoo machine and power supply – you can borrow a machine for the course but you may already have your preferred equipment already, or wish to buy the machines before you make a start. This is the best way forward, as you will get used to your equipment before you work on people on your own.
SETTING UP YOUR STUDIO
If you are not already set up, this is a very important aspect of the course. There is a lot of work involved if setting up from scratch. There are other options to propel you forward – all covered in this section.
A question clients will ask as a priority. There are a whole range of companies out there, in the UK and Worldwide. Prices can vary by £1000’s or £100’s between clinics.
Hairline design, using synthetic equipment and real models to design and work on to create a new look before ‘live work’ on your final 2 days.
SLR Digital images taken of you during your time on the course, including working on your clients. Of course, if there are a maximum of 4 on the course, you will be using your own cameras to take shots as you go. This is very important for your online marketing like Instagram and Facebook, along with images for your website.
LIVE MODEL WORK
Male, female, different skin types and race, scar tissue and alopecia. After the course is completed you will feel confident to assess and work on all of the above.
CONSENT AND AFTERCARE – DOCUMENTS AND COMMUNICATION
From saying hello to your clients – to seeing them leave your salon it is very important that you stay in touch. The treatment is very personal for some people. It is not acceptable to hit and run. Having the facility to advise via all the media offered when the treatment was originally booked is important. Your clients will need touch ups in the future, if you look after them, the chances are they will want to come back to you.
I don’t sell consumables but will give you information on where I buy everything needed to keep you going.