Curious On How You’ll Look Like With SMP?

Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

6 mins read

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is increasingly becoming a popular solution for those dealing with hair loss. But, how do you know if it’s right for you, especially before making a significant commitment? Here’s how getting a virtual mock-up can paint a clearer picture.

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Understanding Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation involves the application of tiny, layered dots in different shades of black to replicate the look of a 5 o’clock shadow on your scalp. It’s not only for those who are completely bald but also for those who want to add density to thinning areas or conceal scars.

Why Consider SMP?

  1. Non-invasive: Unlike hair transplants, SMP doesn’t involve surgery.
  2. Instant results: The results are visible immediately after the procedure.
  3. Low maintenance: No special care is required post-treatment.
  4. No need for pills: No minoxidil, finasteride, dutasteride, etc.
  5. Cost-effective: Generally much cheaper than hair transplants.

However, SMP is semi-permanent and typically lasts 3-5 years before needing touch-ups. Choosing the right style and practitioner is crucial as it’s something you will live with daily.

Why Consider a Virtual Mock-Up?

Visualizing the Outcome

One of the main benefits of getting a virtual mock-up before undergoing SMP is the ability to see the potential final results. It can significantly calm your nerves and set realistic expectations about the appearance of your hairline and density.

Customization Opportunities

A mock-up allows for imagining what you’ll look like with different hairlines and densities, giving you a good idea to choose a hairline that will complement your facial features and head shape before making any commitments. We recommend that you take our mock-up to your artist as a starting point and work collaboratively to finalize your hairline design.

Avoiding Regrets

By getting a mock-up, you minimize the chances of disappointment with the final results. It acts as a preliminary step where any tweaks and adjustments can be made easily without any real-world consequences.

Why Choose Elegant SMP for Your Mock-Up?

At Elegant SMP, we use advanced software and expert insights to create realistic mock-ups. Here’s what makes our services stand out:

  • Expert Design: Our team specializes in designing natural-looking hairlines tailored to complement your facial structure.
  • Multiple Options: We provide three different mock-ups for you to choose from.
  • Affordable: Our full mock-up service is priced at $35, a small investment compared to the overall SMP cost.

What We Require From You

For the best results, we need high-quality photos of you. The images should be well-lit and taken from a frontal view, similar to passport or driver’s license photos.

Process of Getting a Mock-Up at Elegant SMP

  1. Submit Your Photos: Send us your photo through our mock-up request form.
  2. We’ll Contact You: We’ll contact you via text or email to give you further instructions.
  3. Make Payment: We accept CashApp, Venmo, or major Credit Cards.
  4. Creation of Mock-Ups: We will create two versions of SMP looks based on your photo. This gives you options and will give you a good starting point for how to design your hairline in real life.

Do It Yourself: Creating Your Own SMP Mock-Up

For those who are tech-savvy or interested in a more hands-on approach, online training courses are available to teach you how to create SMP mock-ups. These courses cover the use of graphic design software and techniques used in SMP simulation.

Steps to DIY SMP Mock-Up

  1. Learn the Basics: Enroll in an online course specific to SMP mock-up creation.
  2. Gather Tools: Download the necessary graphic design software.
  3. Practice: Use your own photos to practice creating mock-ups.
  4. Evaluate: Decide if your DIY mock-up meets your expectations.

Here’s a simple breakdown of options available to those considering SMP mock-ups:

OptionCostCustomization LevelExpertise Required
Elegant SMP Mock-Up$352 Hairline DesignNone, just allow 1-2 business days.
DIY SMP Mock-Up$200 plus editing software.UnlimitedHigh

What Should You Look for in a Mock-Up?

When evaluating your SMP mock-up, consider several key elements to ensure the design complements your features:

  • Hairline Shape: The hairline should suit your face shape. For instance, a rounded hairline often softens the facial features, whereas a more angular or receded hairline might better suit those with sharper facial structures.
  • Density: This refers to how thick the pigmentation appears. A higher density can give the appearance of a younger, fuller head of hair, while a lighter touch might be more suitable for a subtle, mature look.
  • Shade Match: Ensure the pigmentation shade closely matches your natural hair stubbles (if you have existing hair) to maintain uniformity and consistency.
  • Faded Hairline: Our specialty at Elegant SMP is the faded hairline technique where we soften the finish at the hairline, we also replicate this on our mock-ups.

Here’s a comparison table to help you determine which option might work best for you if considering a professional mock-up versus a DIY approach:

FeatureProfessional SMP Mock-UpDIY SMP Mock-Up
Cost$35Course fee + tools
ConvenienceHigh – done for youTime-consuming
CustomizationLimited adjustmentsUnlimited
AccuracyProfessional gradeDepends on skill

Conclusion: Making The Right Choice

Having a mock-up of what you could look like with SMP could be used as a first reference point that you can bring to your SMP practitioner so that both you and the artist can collaborate on what’s the best hairline for you. Before stepping into the clinic we advise you to really think and get a really good idea of what kind of hairline you want because once you get inked, there’s no turning back without undergoing a laser. Which we’ve heard is a painful process.

Choosing to undergo scalp micropigmentation is a considerable and personal decision, and the availability of a virtual mock-up can play a crucial role in moving forward. Whether through a professional service at Elegant SMP or by taking a course to do it yourself, a mock-up can offer a glimpse into your future with SMP, helping you decide the most suitable appearance for your features and lifestyle.

At Elegant SMP, we are dedicated to assisting you through every step of your SMP journey, starting from your first curiosity about what you’ll look like, to the care after your procedure. Learn more about our mock-up service or if you’re ready to get an elegant SMP schedule a consultation today.

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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

Hirschy Hoops
Hirschy Hoops
Tommy T you’ve changed my life. I put all my trust in you and you made me so comfortable with this process. The reason I selected you is you want to master this art and customized a process to meet my specific needs. When I look in the mirror and am confused that I have hair or a hair line now that says a lot. Honestly I see you as the go to SMP artist in the future. All of your studying on this will pay huge dividends and you are able to change people’s lives which is so powerful. Thank you for treating my head like your own. God bless you and if you ever need a reference or anything I’d be thrilled to do so. Thanks again Tommy
byron culf
byron culf
Sent me a mock pic of how my hair might look within a few hours. Great service! Shame I'm in the UK and didn't realise they are in the US
Eric Boone
Eric Boone
Today I had a consultation with Tommy at Elegant Smp. He was very professional and informative answering all my questions. He made me feel confident that I came to the right place. His knowledge and understanding of Smp put my mind at ease going forward. I would highly recommend reaching out to Tommy if you are considering this procedure.
Krishna KV
Krishna KV
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 Velarde
Kendall Velarde
Great guy and very professional!! Highly recommended!!
jason velasquez
jason velasquez
Talking with Tommy was great! He was very professional, and informative with all the questions I had.
Michael Marino
Michael Marino
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
Akeem H
Akeem H
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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