FAQs

All your Microigmentation questions answered

Who are Finishing Touches Group?

Finishing Touches Group and our team of dedicated educators are revolutionising the industry with a fresh new training approach that we feel, is both innovative and highly effective. Our experienced educators focus on ‘you’ as an individual.

We offer a range of courses, catering for all levels of experience, from those just beginning their career to those wishing to diversify, develop and refine their skills in the industry. In return for your investment with us, we offer you over 20 years of knowledge and experience, award winning customer service and a team of experts whose passion and expertise in the industry will help you to be the very best you can be.
We offer worldwide training in cosmetic, medical, skin and scalp procedures. We have an extensive group of experienced trainers with hundreds of years of combined knowledge, all of whom are experts in their field. Our large, dedicated office support team is your backup throughout your career, happy to help and guide you in any way you may need.

We have multiple training centres throughout the UK combined with intensive training and extensive support, we’re here to help, every step of the way!
In addition to teaching the most innovative techniques, we also sell the latest products on the market. Having equipped you with the knowledge and skills to perform, visit our shop for everything you need to put your training into practice.

What is Semi Permanent Makeup?

Also known as micropigmentation, SPMU is colour that is tattooed into the skin using a digital state of the art machine.
Semi permanent makeup creates make up that does not wash off, looks good, stays put and lasts for about a year. It is a revolutionary method of inserting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin in order to enhance facial features. Because the colour is placed ‘in’ your skin, for a softer, more natural looking results. From natural hairstroke eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner and blush or full lip colour, you can have make up that lasts 24/7.
Colour is added carefully on an initial procedure, and then adjusted/completed in a second session, which is undertaken after 4/6 weeks after allowing the colour to settle.

What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

SMP (Scalp Micropigmentation Procedures) is a form of scalp tattooing, in which specialised needles are used to implant coloured pigments/inks into the scalp, face or body to replicate a hair follicle, create densification or to camouflage hair loss. Our unique training programmes offer an unrivalled educational experience followed by excellent on-going support. Our courses are a proven balance of theoretical and hands-on learning.

All courses provide information on both permanent and semi permanent implantation techniques. SMP is the perfect add-on procedure to increase your clinic’s revenue. Whether you are thinking of setting up a stand alone studio or wanting to incorporate SMP into your existing practice, let our team of experts help and guide you to choosing the correct pathway to success.

Scalp Micropigmentation is an effective solution for an extensive range of hair loss conditions, from male and female pattern baldness to transplantation scarring. The list is endless. SMP is the perfect hair loss answer for:

  • Male and female pattern hair loss 
  • Receding hairlines 
  • Crown hair-loss 
  • Head injury 
  • Camouflaging scars and burns 
  • Densification/in conjunction with transplantation 
  • Alopecia conditions 
  • Damaged hair due to hair systems and extensions

This Level 4 Scalp Micropigmentation course is independently accredited and represents the highest qualification for SMP available in the UK. You can earn thousands of pounds and ultimate job satisfaction by offering scalp tattooing – therefore keeping your client in your practice and enhancing their experience, as opposed to referring them to a hair loss specialist.

Learn to earn as we say! .

Boost your revenue and offer a solution to those in need with SMP.

What is Medical Tattooing?

Medical tattooing adds colour to the face and body anywhere that colour is missing from injury trauma, as well as from birth defects, post-surgery or as an alternative to conventional surgery.Our process involves implanting EU pharmaceutical medical grade hypo-allergenic pigments into the skin using a Class 2A classified machine, that has over 20 different needle configurations.
Furthermore, we do not implant as deeply as a regular tattoo, as colour adjustment and repositioning may be required in the future.
Medical tattooing offers the ‘finishing touch’ post surgery or to mask trauma scars and includes procedures for:

What is Microblading?

The Microblade technique creates natural defined hair strokes using a manual tool. Touch-ups with micro-blading do not produce smudged or blurry hair strokes and this technique is perfect for the oh so natural client seeking perfection.
The technician will choose needles and the blade type according to the technique and the skin type. The pigment is bladed just below the epidermis and the most shallow part of the dermis, making extremely fine natural looking hair strokes. A very natural result is achieved, as the hairs are bladed into the skin according to the natural hair growth direction. A touch up is included 4-6 weeks after your initial treatment.

What do I need to obtain insurance for Micropigmentation?

Insurance requires you work from a dedicated room with a washable floor and easy access to hot and cold running water. Unless you have your own salon, a great way to reach as many clients as possible is through other people’s premises.
Salon owners have requests for these procedures and you can be their solution.
There is so much profit in each procedure that you can offer a salon owner a fixed rate or percentage of a procedure for every one they book for you.
You MUST contact the local council and have a Licence registered to you.

After my training do I receive aftercare support?

Even if you come from a beauty background, you will face areas in your training that will not come natural at first but in this industry practise really does make perfect.

You will not be alone, you will have full contact with our trainers, Finishing Touches support team and our fantastic support forum so you do have 24/7 support.

And even if you can’t pick it up as quickly as you wish we can arrange another practical day just to give you that extra help you may need.

How do I get clients?

The moment you pay your deposit and arrange dates for you training, Finishing Touches post you the marketing material in the form of leaflets and posters to begin promoting the procedures.
If you are not a salon owner, or you do not have a client base to approach, you can put posters up everywhere, at the gym, health centre, local pool, schools etc.
You may wish to consider advertising and building interest in the procedures, even before you have completed your training and social media sites are always a good place to start.
Many salons look for a Finishing Touches trained technician to run a clinic and offer their clients semi-permanent make up. Start approaching salon owners now to see if there would be an interest.
You can offer a percentage of the profit from the procedure, or a flat fee.
It is often a good idea to run an Open Evening in order to demonstrate the procedure. Offer a discount for those that book a procedure as a result.
Build your own website.
Your trainer will teach you how to take photographs of all your procedures, take them carefully to build a bank of images to promote your work.
Word of mouth is the most powerful thing for you so get some good connections with people who will refer people onto you. Make sure you are comfortable in talking to people be able to promote yourself, it will take up to a year to really reap the results but everyone who does is glad they have.

Where do i purchase Micropigmentation product supplies?

We pride ourselves on the variety of products we offer you from FTG. Our extensive online shop gives you a range of choices, options and convenient delivery services.
We offer a price match policy and fantastic loyalty scheme, with a member of staff always on hand to answer any questions you may have – we’re here to help. Visit our online shop or download the app – everything you need is at the touch of a button.

What part of my training is online?

We have revolutionised the way in which training in the industry is carried out by moving theory online. We identified that everyone learns at different rates and built an online learningprogramme that means you learn at your own pace, in your own time from the comfort of your own home. The online learning is the foundation of your education with us. The practical element will see you building your skills and knowledge. FTG have over 20 years of experience in education, which means we know how best to support you. Let us help you throughout your journey.

Where is Finishing Touches based?

Our head office is located in Haywards Heath, close to Gatwick airport. We also carry out training at venues across the country including Bedford, Essex, Manchester and Glasgow, and exhibit overseas. We are now global market leaders with over 20 years’ experience in semi-permanent make-up & Micropigmentation. Our multi-disciplinary team now includes surgeons, nurses, tattooists and beauty specialists.