Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely anyone, as no experience is required. We train people from all types of backgrounds, including barbers, mechanics, full-time parents, etc. Anyone who wants to learn a new skill and enter a rewarding industry that allows them to have more free time. Whatever your background, you are welcome to join us for training.
Yes, we are an accredited Scalp Micropigmentation Training Academy, to level 4 accreditation.
Yes, our accrediting body is fully recognised by all councils and government bodies.
In efforts to raise the standards in the SMP industry, councils are now asking more frequently for trainees to become level 4 accredited, this accreditation ensures that trainees are trained to the highest standards possible.
Our trainers are some of the longest-serving SMP providers in the world and were in the industry long before many knew it existed. We have gained a wealth of knowledge along the way, which we pass on to you as our trainee. All of our trainers are master SMP practitioners and have used SMP to treat every type of hair loss. What our trainers don’t know about SMP simply isn’t worth knowing.
Yes, it is entirely down to your personal preference and availability whether you do your SMP training online or in person, the certification is the same.
Yes, all of our trainees are invited to join our online SMP training support group, which can be accessed for life.
Yes, we are an insurance-approved SMP training academy and all Iccon International trainees are able to obtain insurance upon completion of their training course.
Yes, we welcome trainees from these backgrounds who wish to add SMP to their skillset.
Yes, our beginner’s training includes an SMP machine, SMP needles, SMP pigment, and ink cups to get you started.
Our experienced training includes SMP needles, SMP Pigment, and ink cups to get you started.
Some tattoo artists and permanent makeup artists may already own a machine that is suitable for performing SMP and can bring this machine along with them for training.
If you do wish to add a machine to your Experienced training course, we can help with this also.
Absolutely everything, from setting up an SMP clinic, where to order supplies, filling out paperwork, treatments, and techniques, and treating different types of hair loss, we even cover how to take the correct pictures of your clients, and how to hold a consultation. At Iccon International Training Academy, we teach you everything!
Forever training is ongoing training for life in our online training group. Iccon International is the only SMP training academy to offer this level of support completely free of charge to help our trainees grow. When training with ourselves you receive your in-class training but then continued learning online.
We don’t offer accommodation as part of our training package but we do advise on accommodation close to our clinics which you can book directly.
No, we teach you how to perform SMP treatments fully, including all hairline styles and all types of hair loss scenarios, including scars and alopecia. We do not hold back on information with the hope to sell you more training, we want our trainees to become the best!
Yes, we do. Our staff at our Thailand & Philippines clinics speak fluent Thai/ Filipino, and fluent English, we understand both languages fully.
The answer is yes, as we offer a super intensive training course that teaches you all of the required skills to perform world-class treatments, but it’s important not to confuse training with experience. Experience will come with time after your training course and with our continued support.
Yes, we train many trainees from all around the world who successfully obtain insurance and licensing with our SMP certificate. Our SMP training is also accredited by an external accrediting body.
When booking a space on one of our training courses, we require a booking deposit of £500 to secure your space. We then ask for the remaining balance to be settled 14 days before the training. This allows us to order any equipment which is required ready for your training. Payments can be easily made online and our staff will direct you on how to do so.
Unfortunately not. The last thing we would want is to take time out of training whilst processing payments, as this wouldn’t be fair on your fellow trainees who are eager to get started. We require that your training balance is settled 14 days before training so that we can make the necessary arrangements for your arrival.
No, we welcome trainees with no previous experience whatsoever and have tailored training to teach you everything from start to finish.
Tattoo artists and permanent make up artists with a minimum of 6 months experience, proof of your training may be required before booking on to this course
Our training is delivered in a professional, but relaxed manner. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by your trainer, and offered a drink whilst other trainees are arriving before we start we have an introduction session where we all get to know each other. By the end of our courses, our trainees become friends and stay in touch with one another. We like to make our training a fun and enjoyable experience.
To put it simply, we re-trained them after they received incorrect training elsewhere. To back up what we say, we suggest searching our social media and the other training provider’s social media and comparing the dates of the posts. Our posts will always have been posted after. To date, none of our trainees have needed to train elsewhere.
As with anything, there will always be lower costs as well as more expensive options available. When training in an industry that involves permanent changes to your client’s appearance, it’s extremely important that you have received the correct training. The SMP industry is currently unregulated, meaning that anyone can claim to be a trainer even if they have only just trained themselves, needless to say, that, they don’t have the crucial experience behind them to correctly teach SMP. This approach not only harms the SMP industry but also leaves trainees with no confidence to perform treatments, therefore, wasting their hard-earned money.
With Iccon International you have some of the world’s most experienced trainers and practitioners at your disposal, as well as fully accredited training, we have also re-trained many people who have not received the correct training elsewhere.
No, our training is the same across all locations, and the same training schedule is followed by all of our trainers.
We train from 3 of our locations:
Visit our Facebook page ‘Iccon International’ where you will find our linked training support group with all of our members and daily posts. This group is strictly for our trainees only.
We have our in-class training days to teach you the skills required to perform SMP, but in fact, our training continues for much longer than 3 or 4 days as we continue to train you in our online training group.
Our beginners’ training course includes an SMP machine, pigment, needles, and ink cups to get you started, our experience training includes everything mentioned, minus a machine.
We enjoy helping our trainees to grow and become great at SMP, The last thing we would want is for our trainees to be out there all alone with no support, this wouldn’t be good for our name or the SMP industry as a whole.
This is why we have our online training group which can be found attached to the top of the Iccon International Facebook page, take a look for yourself and we hope to see you there in the near future!
Yes, once you have completed your in-class training, you will be awarded a certificate which will be signed by your trainer.
Experience – We have been in the SMP industry since 2010 and certainly know our stuff when it comes to anything SMP!
Quality – Our machines, needles, and pigments are of the highest quality, in fact, we designed our own as others just were not up to our standard. Our training is delivered in a professional manner with clearly defined modules so that our trainees can gain a full understanding along the way.
Support – All trainees receive true, ongoing support for life in our online training group.
We feel that cost alone should not be the only defining factor when choosing your training provider, in fact, we re-train many people who previously opted to train with low-cost training providers only to find that the training was not up to standard.
It’s also important to remember that the cost of your training, even with equipment, will be fully covered by just two paying clients, that’s a pretty good deal!
Here, we say “Train once, Train right”
Yes, you are welcome to bring along your own live model if you wish, but please advise us of this before bringing them along so that we don’t overbook models for the training course. We would also need to ensure that your model is a good candidate for treatment as a model.
On average, we train around six trainees per course.
You will work on a total of 2 live models during training and see 1 live demonstration treatment being performed. We see up to 12 live models during each training course, depending on how many trainees have attended.
Yes, we provide all live models for your training course. On the days of training, you simply need to bring along yourself and a notepad.
Beginners Training 4 days
Experienced Training 3 days
Yes, we welcome trainees from these backgrounds who wish to add SMP to their services. You would be required to attend our 3-day Experienced Training Course, which jumps right into SMP itself. To attend our experienced training course, a minimum of 6 months in tattooing or permanent makeup would be required.
I’ve seen other training providers offer more or fewer days of training, why do you offer 3 or 4?
We feel that 3 to 4 days in class gives us the perfect balance for training, any longer than this and people start to feel worn out, any less than this simply isn’t enough time for us to teach you all of the required skills.
What’s more, after your in-class training days, we continue training in our online support group, which you have access to for life.
No, we welcome trainees with no previous experience whatsoever and have tailored training to teach you everything from start to finish. You would simply be required to attend our 4-day beginners’ training course.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us and one of our experts will be in touch to help.