THE FADED HAIRLINE (SMP style by Marc Allen)

(Video transcript below).

Hi, guys, welcome to this video. We are talking about hairlines. In particular, today, talking about the faded hairline. Now back in 2017/2018, I was working as an SMP artist. All of the SMP stopped in one place. Yes, there was an element of people would call it a scatter. They would break out, the little dots/impressions and make them further apart, but what happened was everyone’s treatment started finishing in the same place. A natural hairline was just considered something that was shaped in a natural way.

I decided a hairline needed three elements, the shape, the symmetry, and the finish. What I mean by the shape, is what everybody’s typically having don with there SMP. You can choose the different shapes, you can have a peaked shape in your hairstyle in, you can have it receded for a natural feel, or you can have it rounded at the front which looks a bit cleaner or a little neater.

The next thing you need is symmetry. We don’t want a hairline coming down lower on one side, or your side profile is one further forward on one side than the other. Its symmetry is really important. If this is not done properly, you will look like you have an uneven hair cut or even worse it will look like your head has changed shape.

Then finish! Probably the most important thing about a hairline is its finish. When I was a barber, even when I shaped somebody up, I would cut their hair into a shape. But if somebody had longer hair, you’d have a ridge coming out post cut. As a barber, I used to just fade off that edge and make it softer. The same again with a natural finish on somebody, I want it to just fade off that hairline, so it just looked a little bit softer.

I took that element with me into SMP and created the faded hairline because I could see all the old-school SMP was just finishing in the same place no matter what SMP style of shape it was. Many SMP would result in if it was coming around or whatever it was coming straight, it would all just finish in the same place and just leave this rim at the front and it looked a bit too solid. For me, I didn’t like that look. I wanted to create a faded hairline, seeing as this is something that was natural to me I just tried it. I thought, “Let’s just leave a lighter shade in the front.” I still broke it out in the same way as normal and then I started dropping slightly darker shades behind what I’d already worked on from subsequent sessions. This left us with that faded hairline. Then hallelujah, when you saw somebody with SMP done with a faded hairline, you couldn’t tell where the hairline started and stopped. That was a revolution in the industry that really did start producing what we call natural hairlines.

The faded hairline for me is about dropping that light shade in front. You choose your shape, whatever shape it’s going to be, you can merge the technique with other SMP styles such as the receded hairline. In the first session, you got to use that lighter shade coming to the furthest point where we want it. Then after that in subsequent sessions, we’re going to be using a slightly darker treatment behind it.
I might drop the odd one or two coming through just to break it up. This is where it gets tricky If you’re an SMP artist, if they’re trying to create this look, they need to have that artistic ability where they can see what’s needed rather than just saying, “Okay, one, two, three, it’s just a lighter shade, darker shade, slightly darker shade.” That is the basics of it, but to create it, takes a little element of skill.
The hairline is one thing, but the side profiles of the hairline are something to consider well, you can continue that faded look into the sides. Then especially with guys with a full head of SMP, you can continue that all the way down into the ears. We don’t want to see any of that block SMP straight to the ears, you want to fade it down with the same technique as well. I believe the faded hairline technique has created the most natural hairlines in the world. For me, the faded hairline is the number one hairline in the business if you’re looking for a natural result.

Your new hairline is one of the most crucial elements of scalp micropigmentation. There is an abundance of hairline styles that can be created with a skilled technician and we would work with you tirelessly to find the style you desire.

Factors to take into consideration are the shape & finish on the hairline, whether that be a natural soft finish or an edged up barber shop look. At Creative Scalps we are masters at creating a wide range of diverse hairlines to cater for every need.

Your hairline must be in the correct place to frame the face and achieve the best look. We do this using a number of techniques that have been developed by our award winning lead technician Marc Allen.

Click here for an insight into hairlines and styles that can be created using Scalp Micropigmentation at Creative Scalps.

BOOK NOW

FAQ’s

Get the answers to our most frequently asked questions about scalp micropigmentation.
If there is anything else that you want to ask or need clarification with, get in touch with us.

SMP is cosmetic tattooing (medical hair tattoo) that offers a solution to hair loss by replicating hair follicles that are about to grow giving the impression of a shaved look. SMP can treat anywhere on the scalp that is losing hair or even complete baldness of the scalp.

Prices vary from £600-£2500 depending on hair loss, please send us photos of your hair loss and we can provide an accurate quote with more details.

Scalp micropigmentation gives the look of a shaven head or a stubble shadow look, the treatment at Creative Scalps will be undetectable, only you, the people you choose to tell and Creative Scalps will know.

This is dependent on the amount of hair loss. As a general rule, you will be looking at 3 or 4 sessions over a 6-8 week period. Each session can last 2-4 hours.

This is done according to skin tone and/or remaining hair colour. We have huge experience of a diverse range of clients from all cultures. 1st sessions usually start with a lighter shade and we gradually build up density and darkness as we progress to complete your treatment.

We can go through some pictures of hairlines and draw some hairlines on you. When choosing hairlines it is always best to play it safe, not going too low on the first visit. Then on the second visit you would have decided how low you want to go. We can also produce various hairline styles depending on what you like (ie jagged, soft, slightly receding, edged up, lines and designs) Creative Scalps have developed techniques and procedures to ensure your hairline will be in the correct place and suit you and your style. We are from a barbering background and have years of top level experience to ensure this is done correctly.

No. We use different pigments, inks, machines, needles and techniques. Scalp Micro Pigmentation is a specialist field of its own and requires a highly experienced technician to achieve great results.

No not at all, as the depth of the needle is only into the upper dermis, if anything the treatment has been known to stimulate hair growth.

Results of completed treatments will last for years, depending on lifestyle and immune system. Many clients like to have a top-up session after 2 or 3 years just to keep their new style looking fresh.

Touch up prices vary according to what is needed. Prices for an existing client can variety from £470 to £1000.

For best results you would need the treatment to dry heal for 4 days after each treatment. So this would mean avoiding sweat, water and any sorts of creams, lotions etc….
After this period you can slowly increase activity.

Everyone is different depending on skin types. Immediately after treatment our technician will clean your treatment and use an anti-redness topical anaesthetic so you will leave the clinic looking and feeling great. The redness may possibly be with you for a day or two typically.

The treatment is perfectly safe, we use sterile equipment and brand new packaged needles for every procedure. We take health & safety very seriously and are fully insured and regulated.

No, as we only use a carbon based black pigment which is diluted to match your skin tone.

Yes, direction of hair growth is always taken into consideration for the most realistic results.

The honest answer is yes you are going to feel discomfort as with any tattoo procedure. We advise clients to have eaten well and be in good health on the day of treatment. Our pre-treatment advice also includes moisturising the scalp twice daily in the days/weeks leading up to your procedure. This will help soften the skin. The elation you will feel after solving your hairloss issues will far outweigh any discomfort from treatment. 

We can work it around your work or social life no problem, weekends late nights early mornings are all ok. Creative Scalps has one of the worlds most skilled and experienced technicians so we do sometimes have waiting lists of 4-6 weeks.

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    14 Springfield Road, Crawley,
    Sussex RH11 8AD

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    THE FADED HAIRLINE (SMP style by Marc Allen)

    (Video transcript below).

    Hi, guys, welcome to this video. We are talking about hairlines. In particular, today, talking about the faded hairline. Now back in 2017/2018, I was working as an SMP artist. All of the SMP stopped in one place. Yes, there was an element of people would call it a scatter. They would break out, the little dots/impressions and make them further apart, but what happened was everyone's treatment started finishing in the same place. A natural hairline was just considered something that was shaped in a natural way.

    I decided a hairline needed three elements, the shape, the symmetry, and the finish. What I mean by the shape, is what everybody's typically having done with their SMP. You can choose the different shapes, you can have a peaked shape in your hairstyle in, you can have it receded for a natural feel, or you can have it rounded at the front which looks a bit cleaner or a little neater.

    The next thing you need is symmetry. We don't want a hairline coming down lower on one side, or your side profile is one further forward on one side than the other. Its symmetry is really important. If this is not done properly, you will look like you have an uneven hair cut or even worse it will look like your head has changed shape.

    Then finish! Probably the most important thing about a hairline is its finish. When I was a barber, even when I shaped somebody up, I would cut their hair into a shape. But if somebody had longer hair, you'd have a ridge coming out post cut. As a barber, I used to just fade off that edge and make it softer. The same again with a natural finish on somebody, I want it to just fade off that hairline, so it just looked a little bit softer.

    I took that element with me into SMP and created the faded hairline because I could see all the old-school SMP was just finishing in the same place no matter what SMP style of shape it was. Many SMP would result in if it was coming around or whatever it was coming straight, it would all just finish in the same place and just leave this rim at the front and it looked a bit too solid. For me, I didn't like that look. I wanted to create a faded hairline, seeing as this is something that was natural to me I just tried it. I thought, "Let's just leave a lighter shade in the front." I still broke it out in the same way as normal and then I started dropping slightly darker shades behind what I'd already worked on from subsequent sessions. This left us with that faded hairline. Then hallelujah, when you saw somebody with SMP done with a faded hairline, you couldn't tell where the hairline started and stopped. That was a revolution in the industry that really did start producing what we call natural hairlines.

    The faded hairline for me is about dropping that light shade in front. You choose your shape, whatever shape it's going to be, you can merge the technique with other SMP styles such as the receded hairline. In the first session, you got to use that lighter shade coming to the furthest point where we want it. Then after that in subsequent sessions, we're going to be using a slightly darker treatment behind it.

    I might drop the odd one or two coming through just to break it up. This is where it gets tricky If you're an SMP artist, if they're trying to create this look, they need to have that artistic ability where they can see what's needed rather than just saying, "Okay, one, two, three, it's just a lighter shade, darker shade, slightly darker shade." That is the basics of it, but to create it, takes a little element of skill. The hairline is one thing, but the side profiles of the hairline are something to consider well, you can continue that faded look into the sides. Then especially with guys with a full head of SMP, you can continue that all the way down into the ears. We don't want to see any of that block SMP straight to the ears, you want to fade it down with the same technique as well. I believe the faded hairline technique has created the most natural hairlines in the world. For me, the faded hairline is the number one hairline in the business if you're looking for a natural result.

    Your new hairline is one of the most crucial elements of scalp micropigmentation. There is an abundance of hairline styles that can be created with a skilled technician and we would work with you tirelessly to find the style you desire.

    Factors to take into consideration are the shape & finish on the hairline, whether that be a natural soft finish or an edged up barber shop look. At Creative Scalps we are masters at creating a wide range of diverse hairlines to cater for every need.

    Your hairline must be in the correct place to frame the face and achieve the best look. We do this using a number of techniques that have been developed by our award winning lead technician Marc Allen.

    Click here for an insight into hairlines and styles that can be created using Scalp Micropigmentation at Creative Scalps.

    BOOK NOW

    FAQ's

    Get the answers to our most frequently asked questions about scalp micropigmentation.
    If there is anything else that you want to ask or need clarification with, get in touch with us.

    SMP is cosmetic tattooing (medical hair tattoo) that offers a solution to hair loss by replicating hair follicles that are about to grow giving the impression of a shaved look. SMP can treat anywhere on the scalp that is losing hair or even complete baldness of the scalp.

    Prices vary from £600-£2500 depending on hair loss, please send us photos of your hair loss and we can provide an accurate quote with more details.

    Scalp micropigmentation gives the look of a shaven head or a stubble shadow look, the treatment at Creative Scalps will be undetectable, only you, the people you choose to tell and Creative Scalps will know.

    This is dependent on the amount of hair loss. As a general rule, you will be looking at 3 or 4 sessions over a 6-8 week period. Each session can last 2-4 hours.

    This is done according to skin tone and/or remaining hair colour. We have huge experience of a diverse range of clients from all cultures. 1st sessions usually start with a lighter shade and we gradually build up density and darkness as we progress to complete your treatment.

    We can go through some pictures of hairlines and draw some hairlines on you. When choosing hairlines it is always best to play it safe, not going too low on the first visit. Then on the second visit you would have decided how low you want to go. We can also produce various hairline styles depending on what you like (ie jagged, soft, slightly receding, edged up, lines and designs) Creative Scalps have developed techniques and procedures to ensure your hairline will be in the correct place and suit you and your style. We are from a barbering background and have years of top level experience to ensure this is done correctly.

    No. We use different pigments, inks, machines, needles and techniques. Scalp Micro Pigmentation is a specialist field of its own and requires a highly experienced technician to achieve great results.

    No not at all, as the depth of the needle is only into the upper dermis, if anything the treatment has been known to stimulate hair growth.

    Results of completed treatments will last for years, depending on lifestyle and immune system. Many clients like to have a top-up session after 2 or 3 years just to keep their new style looking fresh.

    Touch up prices vary according to what is needed. Prices for an existing client can variety from £470 to £1000.

    For best results you would need the treatment to dry heal for 4 days after each treatment. So this would mean avoiding sweat, water and any sorts of creams, lotions etc….
    After this period you can slowly increase activity.

    Everyone is different depending on skin types. Immediately after treatment our technician will clean your treatment and use an anti-redness topical anaesthetic so you will leave the clinic looking and feeling great. The redness may possibly be with you for a day or two typically.

    The treatment is perfectly safe, we use sterile equipment and brand new packaged needles for every procedure. We take health & safety very seriously and are fully insured and regulated.

    No, as we only use a carbon based black pigment which is diluted to match your skin tone.

    Yes, direction of hair growth is always taken into consideration for the most realistic results.

    The honest answer is yes you are going to feel discomfort as with any tattoo procedure. We advise clients to have eaten well and be in good health on the day of treatment. Our pre-treatment advice also includes moisturising the scalp twice daily in the days/weeks leading up to your procedure. This will help soften the skin. The elation you will feel after solving your hairloss issues will far outweigh any discomfort from treatment. 

    We can work it around your work or social life no problem, weekends late nights early mornings are all ok. Creative Scalps has one of the worlds most skilled and experienced technicians so we do sometimes have waiting lists of 4-6 weeks.

    YOUTUBE 

    BOOK YOUR SMP APPOINTMENT

    If you would like more information about our treatment or to arrange a free consultation please get in touch with a member of our team and we would be delighted to assist!

      PLEASE ADD A PHOTO OF YOUR SCALP

      Subscribe to our mailing list.

      Address:

      Creative Scalps Hair Clinic,
      14 Springfield Road, Crawley,
      Sussex RH11 8AD

      Tel: 02039 165 003

      Mobile: 07817 916 954

      PAY DEPOSIT