Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is an innovative and exciting hair replacement option for those experiencing thinning hair or balding. The procedure is even more pleasing for those that have a receding hairline or are completely bald because they have the choice to choose their hairline design.
Factors such as age, bone structure/head shape, ethnicity, and personal preference determine the design choice. There are 3 basic types of hairline designs for SMP. The first is the Natural Hairline. This hairline goes with the flow of the client’s skull and blends into their existing hair. It’s meant to replicate their natural growth pattern, therefore most clients prefer to choose this design.
The second is the Conservative hairline. Because this design offers an age appropriate hairline placement and open pattern, most older gentleman tend to request this look. It flows smoothly into the temples and creates a sophisticated look for the mature professional.
Last is the Hard or Edged Up hairline. I like to refer to this design as a lineup. This could be chosen based on ethnicity or age. It looks as though the client has just left the barber shop and their hairline is crisp across their forehead, temples and in some cases clients have the Scalp Micropigmentation blend into their sides burns or beard. Many clients who choose this design love to wakeup every day as those they have just had a fresh cut at the barber.
You might wonder what type of hairline would somone getting SMP Density would get? Density is meant to create the appearance of fuller and thicker hair. It would not be appealing to have a hard hairline with this technique. The edges should be soft, open and well blended so that it’s undetectable.
As mentioned, there are factors in choosing your custom hairline but a good practitioner will guide you in the right direction for a look that compliments your bone structure, age and will keep you satisfied for years to come. During your first session, have your practitioner draw on a couple hairlines before you begin. If you are not sure whether to go natural or edged up, a good practitioner will go with the conservative hairline as they can always add more at the second session if you change your mind.