Can A Microblading Artist Do Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?
With the growing popularity of SMP nationwide over the last year, many have turned their attention to the new branch in the permanent cosmetics tree. It makes sense, the licensing for microblading and scalp micropigmentation both fall under your local health departments tattoo laws.?If, for example, you were required to complete a 6-month apprenticeship mandated by your health department you wouldn?t need another 6-month apprenticeship to do SMP. You should only need to take a course and learn the proper color theory and technique. That is the only way a microblading artist can do SMP.?I have some personal experience in this matter because my wife is NeenaJay of NeenaJayBrows Microblading Academy.
As a manual method of implanting pigment into the brows to give it a fuller look, microblading doesn’t use a tattoo machine like SMP. The natural-looking results are achieved with a sharp, hand-held manual blade made up of 7+ microneedles. Instead of outlining and filling in the outline of your brows with color, microblading allows for the placement of hair-like strokes into the skin. Whereas traditional tattooing uses needles on a rotary/coil machine to push ink 7 layers deep into the skin, microblading uses a manual blade and only targets 3 layers of skin. Because the pigment sits so superficially in the skin the strokes are sharp, crisp, and they mimic the look of real hair! Your new brows will last anywhere between 1-3 years predicated on the environmental exposure it receives. Microblading pigments are all organic and will not change color as they lose saturation over time. Thanks to the 1-3 year expected life of the semi-permanent makeup, the client can change the way their brows look as trends change.
Using a tattoo machine, specific nanoneedles, and pigment to stimulate follicles, scalp micropigmentation has steadily been growing in popularity over the last decade as more and more consumers are learning about this amazing new technique to combat hair loss.?Scalp Micropigmentation is a permanent and non-surgical solution for hair loss. The results are a thicker, more youthful-looking head of hair. This non-surgical minimally invasive procedure can restore your hairline and take 10 years off your look.
So if you’re a microblading artist who is looking to learn SMP, contact us for training information. As far as microblading artists using their methods to do SMP, that would be disastrous!