Choosing the Best SMP Artist: A Comprehensive Guide

Choosing the Best SMP Artist: A Comprehensive Guide
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

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Welcome to Elegant SMP, Buffalo’s premier scalp micropigmentation clinic, where we are dedicated to helping men and women suffering from hair loss regain their confidence. Led by owner Tommy T., our team specializes in providing the most natural-looking and undetectable SMP treatments using the industry’s best techniques. If you are seeking a faded & dusty hairline, known for its exceptional realism, Elegant SMP is the place to be.

Choosing the right SMP artist is crucial to achieving your desired results. To guide you through this process, I’m excited to share valuable insights from one of my mentors, Marc Allen of Creativescalps. In this blog post, we will explore the essential factors you should consider when choosing an SMP artist. Marc’s direct and honest advice will guide you through this process to help you find the best artist for your needs.

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Choosing the Best SMP Artist: A Comprehensive Guide

Location and Pricing

For some people convenience & pricing is the driving force behind their decision when choosing an SMP artist for their treatment and hey if you’re just looking for a bargain and the nearest scalp micropigmentation then good luck. However if you’re interested in looking for a premium and high-quality treatment we invite you to do additional research.

Research the SMP Artist

When looking for an SMP artist, remember that the clinic’s location and price shouldn’t be your sole deciding factors. Instead, focus on the individual artist who will be performing your treatment. Reputable clinics, like Elegant SMP, will provide information about their artists’ experience, skill level, and portfolio, enabling you to make an informed decision.

Evaluate the Quality of Work

Determining the quality of an SMP artist’s work can be challenging for newcomers. Look for artists who produce clean, crisp impressions that look natural and realistic. Detailed close-up photos and videos of their treatments are essential to scrutinize their technique and results. Pay attention to how they blend hairlines, fade edges, and create a natural look.

Range of Styles and Versatility

Ensure that your chosen SMP artist can cater to various styles and preferences. They should be adept at shaping hairlines, creating soft and receded looks, blending with natural hair, and even replicating badass-looking scars. Request examples of their work that align with your desired outcome.

Consider the Artist's Background

Understanding the SMP artist’s background and journey can provide valuable context. Discover how they got into scalp micropigmentation and what experiences and skills they bring to the table. Artists with diverse backgrounds, like barbers or tattooists, may offer unique perspectives and expertise. However, their background won’t determine that they’ll be successful as an SMP practitioner so take this advice with a grain of salt and make sure to look at their portfolios with scrutiny.

Check Reviews and Testimonials

Genuine reviews from previous clients can offer valuable insights into an SMP artist’s professionalism and expertise. Look for reviews on platforms like Google, Trustpilot, and Facebook. While it’s normal to encounter a few negative reviews for popular artists, use your judgment to discern authentic feedback.

Interact with the Artist

When discussing your SMP needs with the artist, pay attention to their level of attentiveness and sincerity. A good SMP artist will listen to your concerns, offer honest feedback, and ensure you both have a clear understanding of the desired outcome.

Assess the Equipment Used

While the artist’s equipment, such as machines and needles, is essential, focus more on their passion for using the latest technology and continuously improving their techniques. Established artists will likely have top-quality equipment, but passion and dedication are equally vital for exceptional results.


Choosing the right scalp micropigmentation artist is crucial for achieving your desired results. By considering factors like the artist’s background, quality of work, real-life results, versatility, and client reviews, you can make an informed decision. Remember, an experienced and dedicated SMP artist, like those at Elegant SMP, will ensure a satisfying and natural-looking outcome for your scalp micropigmentation treatment. Happy searching, and may you find the perfect artist for your SMP journey!

Are you ready to reclaim your confidence with natural-looking and undetectable scalp micropigmentation? Contact Elegant SMP today and schedule your free 15-min consultation. Let our team of skilled artists help you rediscover your best self. Don’t wait any longer—begin your SMP journey with Elegant SMP in Buffalo, NY, and embrace the freedom of a perfectly framed face with a 5 o’clock shadow look.

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About Us:

Elegant Scalp Micropigmentation was founded in Buffalo, NY with the goal of providing clients with a compassionate and understanding atmosphere for their hair loss troubles. We’ve been through it ourselves and at Elegant SMP, are devoted to providing our customers with the knowledge and confidence they need to make a well-informed decision about their SMP treatment plan. 

It is our pleasure to offer our premium SMP services that will unveil a rejuvenated, true version of yourself. With our continued dedication to perfecting this craft, we aim to help our clients rediscover their confidence and enjoy a renewed sense of self-esteem.

What our customers are saying

vamshi krishnavamshi krishna
23:17 28 Jan 23
I recently had a consultation with Tommy, and I was impressed with his professionalism. He spoke clearly and answered all of my questions about the procedure and Pre and Post-care instructions. I had a positive experience and I am looking forward to getting my SMP done with Tommy and I would highly recommend him to others.
Kendall VelardeKendall Velarde
14:38 16 Jan 23
Great guy and very professional!! Highly recommended!!
jason velasquezjason velasquez
18:08 02 Jan 23
Talking with Tommy was great! He was very professional, and informative with all the questions I had.
Michael MarinoMichael Marino
03:18 23 Dec 22
Tommy provided me with a image of how I would look with SMP his service was awesome, simple and quick id recommend Tommy’a website to anyone wanting to see what they look like with SMP
Amazing professional that really takes the time to answer questions or concerns and does great work!
Matt T.
Matt T.
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Elegant SMP is the place to get your scalp micropigmentation if you are interested in quality technique. Not all SMP is the same and your practitioner's training really does matter. For me, understanding how my artist could achieve an authentic looking hairline was very important, and very few SMP artists have the training to achieve that. Tommy at Elegant SMP is a true professional who understands how to get a natural looking result that is difficult to replicate - which is a true testament to his training. My SMP results exceeded my expectations and I would recommend Elegant SMP to anyone who is interested in getting the highest quality work the first time, or repairing SMP work that missed the mark.
Jason V.
Jason V.
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I knew from the consultation with Tommy that he was a genuinely good guy. Their professionalism is top-notch and the work he does is amazing! I can't stop looking at my hairline and just how natural it looks. I'm 100 % satisfied with the results and highly recommend his services!
Eric B.
Eric B.
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I just finished my third session with Tommy over at elegant smp. He did a great job and was extremely professional. His attention to detail was amazing giving me the desired look I was going for. I would highly recommend his services for anyone looking to have this procedure done. Everything about the experience was pleasant and stress free.

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