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Become a Certified Scalp Micropigmentation Artist with
East Coast Hair Ink

Transform Lives and Master the Art of SMP with Our Comprehensive Training Program” 

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Discover a rewarding career as an SMP artist. Help individuals regain confidence while building your own successful business.


East Coast Hair Ink began as a vision in the vibrant coastal city of Gold Coast, Australia, where its founder, Nathan Teveluwe, sought to blend his passion for artistry with a deep desire to make a meaningful impact in people’s lives. After years of exploring various careers, Nathan discovered the transformative power of Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) and was captivated by the immediate confidence it restored in individuals grappling with hair loss.

Determined to bring this revolutionary treatment to more people, Nathan established East Coast Hair Ink, a studio dedicated to excellence, compassion, and the art of SMP. The mission was clear: to empower individuals by restoring not only their hairlines but also their confidence and self-image.

As word of their meticulous work and empathetic service spread, East Coast Hair Ink quickly became a beacon of hope for many. Success stories poured in, each one a testament to the life-changing impact of SMP. There was the young professional who regained his confidence in the boardroom, the mother who reclaimed her pre-illness identity, and countless others who looked in the mirror to see not just their rejuvenated appearance but a renewed sense of self.

Each story, each smile, and each client who walked out feeling a little taller added to the legacy of East Coast Hair Ink, a place where artistry meets transformation, and where every treatment is a step towards a brighter, more confident future.


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Basic Fundamentals Course

Embark on your journey to becoming a skilled Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) artist with our Basic Fundamentals Course. This comprehensive training is designed to equip you with the essential skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to begin practicing SMP with proficiency.

What You’ll Learn:

  • SMP Theory: Understand the history, purpose, and science behind SMP, including skin anatomy, hair growth patterns, and pigment selection.
  • Safety and Sanitation: Learn the best practices for maintaining a safe and hygienic workspace, understanding cross-contamination, and adhering to health regulations.
  • Consultation Skills: Master the art of client consultations, learning how to assess individual needs, set realistic expectations, and plan treatment sessions.
  • Technique and Application: Gain hands-on experience with foundational SMP techniques, including needle selection, depth control, and creating natural hairline designs.
  • Color Theory: Dive into the principles of color theory to choose and mix pigments that match and complement various skin tones and hair colors.
  • Practice on Models: Apply your skills in a controlled environment, practicing on artificial skins and eventually progressing to live models under supervision.
  • Business Basics: Get an introduction to the business aspects of SMP, including setting up your workspace, marketing your services, and client management.

Course Structure:

Our Basic Fundamentals Course is structured to provide a balanced mix of theoretical knowledge and practical experience. It includes:

  • Interactive classroom sessions led by experienced SMP practitioners.
  • Hands-on practice with state-of-the-art equipment and materials.
  • Real-time feedback and personalized coaching.
  • Access to a supportive community of fellow trainees and professionals.

Who Should Enroll:

This course is ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in SMP, including tattoo artists, beauticians, or individuals looking for a rewarding career change. No prior experience is necessary, just a passion for helping others and a desire to learn.

Upon completion of the Basic Fundamentals Course, you will have the foundational skills to start your path as an SMP artist, with a certificate of completion to mark your achievement. Join us at East Coast Hair Ink and take the first step towards a fulfilling new career in Scalp Micropigmentation!

Pre-Model Preparation

Elevate your Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) skills to the next level with our Pro-Model Preparation Course. This advanced training is meticulously designed for SMP artists who are ready to refine their technique, enhance their precision, and prepare for more complex and varied client cases.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Advanced Techniques: Delve deeper into sophisticated SMP techniques, including intricate hairline designs, density filling, scar camouflage, and blending into existing hair.
  • Precision and Detailing: Focus on the art of precision, learning how to create the most natural-looking results with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Customization Skills: Learn how to tailor every treatment to the unique contours, skin types, and aesthetic goals of each client.
  • Troubleshooting: Equip yourself with the knowledge to handle various challenges and corrections, such as working with different scalp conditions and repairing previous work.
  • Model Practice: Engage in extensive hands-on practice with live models, focusing on real-world scenarios and receiving constructive feedback from experienced instructors.
  • Portfolio Development: Understand how to document your work effectively, building a compelling portfolio that showcases your range and skill.
  • Advanced Business Strategies: Dive into more advanced aspects of running a successful SMP business, including client retention strategies, advanced marketing techniques, and scaling your practice.

Course Structure:

Our Pro-Model Preparation Course is an intensive, immersive experience designed to push your skills and confidence to new heights. It includes:

  • In-depth workshops focusing on advanced SMP concepts and techniques.
  • One-on-one mentorship and guidance from leading SMP experts.
  • Practical sessions with a variety of models, ensuring exposure to diverse cases.
  • Continuous evaluation and personalized improvement plans.

Who Should Enroll:

This course is tailored for experienced SMP artists who have completed basic training and have some practice in the field. It’s perfect for those who are committed to excellence and are looking to become top-tier professionals in the industry.

Upon completion of the Pro-Model Preparation Course, you will have mastered advanced SMP techniques, ready to tackle any client case with confidence and artistry. Your enhanced skills will set you apart in the industry, paving the way for a thriving, reputable SMP practice. Join us at East Coast Hair Ink and transform your talent into mastery!

Live Model Full Process

Take a significant leap forward in your Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) career with our Live Model Full Process Course. This immersive, hands-on training is designed for SMP artists who are ready to consolidate their skills by working through the entire SMP process on live models under expert guidance.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Comprehensive Client Interaction: From initial consultation to post-treatment care, learn how to manage the entire client journey, ensuring a positive experience and optimal results.
  • Real-Time Application: Apply your SMP skills in real-world scenarios, working on live models from start to finish, including preparation, application, and aftercare.
  • Customized Technique Application: Refine your ability to customize techniques according to individual client needs, scalp conditions, and desired outcomes.
  • Immediate Feedback: Receive immediate, constructive feedback from experienced instructors as you work, allowing for real-time learning and improvement.
  • Advanced Problem-Solving: Develop your problem-solving skills, learning how to adapt to unexpected challenges and make on-the-spot decisions.
  • Confidence Building: Gain the confidence that comes from successfully completing multiple full SMP processes, knowing you have the experience to handle clients independently.
  • Networking and Collaboration: Connect with other SMP professionals, sharing experiences, techniques, and insights in a collaborative learning environment.

Course Structure:

The Live Model Full Process Course is an intensive, dynamic training experience, offering:

  • A series of live model sessions where you take the lead under supervision.
  • Pre- and post-session briefings to prepare and then reflect on each treatment.
  • A focus on building speed, efficiency, and accuracy in a real-world setting.
  • Opportunities to observe peers and learn from a variety of approaches and styles.

Who Should Enroll:

This course is ideal for SMP artists who have completed foundational training and have some experience but are looking to solidify their skills in a more intensive, practical environment. It’s perfect for those who want to transition from practicing on artificial skins or models to confidently managing full treatments on live clients.

Upon completion of the Live Model Full Process Course, you will have the comprehensive experience, refined skills, and confidence needed to excel as an SMP artist. You’ll leave ready to provide the highest level of service and craftsmanship to your clients, backed by the knowledge and practice gained from real-world experience. Join us at East Coast Hair Ink, and be ready to elevate your career to professional status!

Intermediate 1-1 Training

Advance your Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) skills with our Intermediate 1-on-1 Training Course, a personalized and intensive program designed to elevate your technique, understanding, and confidence in the art of SMP. This course offers a unique opportunity for focused, individualized learning with one of our expert SMP practitioners.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Tailored Technique Enhancement: Receive personalized instruction on advanced SMP techniques, including detailed hairline design, blending, and density creation.
  • One-on-One Mentorship: Benefit from the undivided attention of an experienced SMP artist, allowing for in-depth discussion, demonstration, and feedback.
  • Customized Learning Plan: Work with your instructor to identify and focus on areas for improvement, ensuring the course meets your specific needs and goals.
  • Advanced Color Theory: Deepen your understanding of pigment selection and blending to achieve flawless, natural-looking results for a variety of skin tones and hair colors.
  • Real-Time Practice: Engage in hands-on practice, applying what you learn immediately to refine your skills and technique.
  • Business and Marketing Insights: Gain valuable insights into growing your SMP business, including strategies for attracting and retaining clients, marketing your services, and managing client relations.
  • Confidence Building: Overcome any uncertainties or challenges you face as an SMP artist, with supportive, constructive guidance tailored to your progress.

Course Structure:

The Intermediate 1-on-1 Training Course is structured to provide a comprehensive, personalized learning experience, including:

  • Pre-course assessment to understand your skills, experience, and objectives.
  • A series of intensive, one-on-one training sessions, scheduled to suit your pace and availability.
  • Continuous, real-time feedback and adjustment of the course content to maximize learning.
  • Access to a variety of tools, pigments, and equipment to practice a wide range of techniques.

Who Should Enroll:

This course is ideal for SMP artists who have completed basic training and have some practical experience but are looking to deepen their knowledge and refine their skills in a focused setting. It’s perfect for those who prefer the personalized attention and customized learning that 1-on-1 training provides.

Upon completion of the Intermediate 1-on-1 Training Course, you will have achieved a new level of precision, artistry, and confidence in your SMP practice. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of advanced techniques, ready to tackle more complex cases and grow your business with your enhanced skills. Join us at East Coast Hair Ink for a transformative learning experience that’s as unique as your SMP journey!


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