The TRAINING section will give you an insight into the industry, what it involves, tells you about our
training, what to look-out for and to help you decide whether Micropigmentation is the right career
We hope you find our website useful in helping you make an informed decision about your training, and if
so, would love you to join our string of successful technicians.
Semi-permanent Cosmetics and our courses are
Introduction to Semi-permanent Cosmetics
Semi-permanent Make-up, Cosmetic Tattooing or technically know as Micropigmentation, is a process whereby
minute particles of inert (remain stagnant) iron oxide colour pigments in a carrier solution are implanted
into the dermal layers of the skin. This is achieved by using a specially designed hand–piece which
utilises a single-use only, disposable needle cartridge. Depending on which features of the face are to be
enhanced, the implantation depth will vary approximately between 1mm and 2 mm. The procedure is very safe
and medically approved and is fast becoming one of the most requested treatments in the beauty industry.
The pigments used at Smudge-Free have been in use for over 25 years and to date there have been no recorded
cases of allergic reactions. The procedure takes about an hour and is made comfortable with the use of a
topical anaesthetic cream. The effects of Semi-permanent Make-up can remain in the skin between one and
three years and sometimes longer. The result achieved is stunning, Smudge-Free make-up that looks
great, all day – every day!
Semi-permanent Make-up which has been carefully applied can give the impression of rejuvenation and even
as far to say as a mini face lift. Always have these procedures carried out by a reputable technician and
remember, the treatment is long-lasting so should be regarded as permanent.
Semi-permanent Cosmetics procedures are no longer a secret for the rich and famous. Thanks to reality programmes
such as T.V. hit series’ ‘10 Years Younger’, which is presented by style guru Nicky Hambleton-Jones, Channel 4’s
‘Make Me Perfect’ and Harley Street, Semi-permanent Cosmetics are becoming bigger than ever. Consumers are
realising the true benefits these treatments have to offer and are no longer fearful of the once portrayed
‘Barbie Doll’ image. New technology, advanced techniques and pharmaceutical grade pigments have made it possible
to produce the most natural looking results to merely enhance and bring out the best in everyone!
Career women and men, athletes, people with busy and hectic lifestyles that don’t have the time to apply their
make-up in the morning, let alone freshen-up a few times throughout the day will benefit from having their
features enhanced with Semi-permanent Cosmetics. Not forgetting people with unsteady hands or with poor eyesight
and even the less fortunate ones who suffer with allergies when using conventional make-up.
These are all prime candidates who will appreciate and benefit from the convenience that these procedures have
to offer. In fact, they’re for everyone who wishes to look his or her best. And the most satisfying thing of
all is they are safe in the knowledge that their enhancements or corrections have been expertly applied and will
always remain ‘Smudge-Free’ - come rain or shine!
Men are opting for it too!
If you thought looking good was just for women, think again!
Men are also realising the true benefits that Semi-permanent Cosmetics have to offer and so the arena for these
treatments is getting even bigger. The techniques used on male enhancements to the face are handled with a much
softer approach and we would never do a solid line in the Eye-lash area. The process is built up entirely of
tiny dots and when healed will give the impression of fuller lashes. Sparse or uneven eyebrows can also benefit
from Micropigmentation in single hair-stoke techniques. The eyebrows can be intensified by filling the gaps
using the ‘hair-stroke simulation’ technique. View our gallery to see just how Semi-permanent Cosmetics have
been used in the male lash-line to create an illusion of fuller lashes. Note how the appearance still remains
Micropigmentation is definitely here to stay and it can only get better with technology and products advancing
so rapidly. Semi-permanent Cosmetics procedures are both safe and medically approved when carried out by competent
technicians and what our industry requires are competent and skilled technicians to supply the service that the
public so demands. All these techniques can be mastered during the Smudge-Free training courses.
The Basic Course - Eyes, Lips and Eyebrows
Our foundation course in Semi-permanent Cosmetics will teach you how to create truly stunning procedures with
ease and the minimal of discomfort to your clients. Smudge-Free have developed techniques which are now used by
many in the industry. Especially those who have come to our refresher courses to up-date their equipment and
skills have really noticed the difference in our training. A technician who masters this art can produce the most
wonderful results that can truly enhance the features that nature has provided. Lips can be balanced and adjusted
to create volume and finally finished with a soft contoured edge, perhaps with a hint of blush.
Eyebrows that have
developed a tired look over the years can be recreated and reshaped to give a more youthful appearance. On the
other hand, Eyebrows that are almost non-existent through years of tweezing or that have simply reduced over time
can now be put back into place to give the face its long-lost expression and frame by using our single hair-stroke
simulation techniques. This truly is a break-through in Semi-permanent Make-up techniques yet so few can actually
do it properly, let alone teach it. The eyes are often referred to as ‘the windows of the soul' and can be given
a lively and vibrant look by defining the lash-line, either with a series of tiny dots that simulate hundreds of
lashes or can be given a wide open appearance with full Eyelash enhancement.
Advanced Semi-permanent Cosmetics Courses
In our advanced Semi-permanent Cosmetics courses we will teach you more intricate procedures and how to create
the ‘wow’ factor.
Create the most beautiful Double Eyeliners using two colours, one to intensify the lash-line and another to bring
out the colour of your client’s eyes. The results of this procedure are truly striking. Create shaped Eyeliners
with a flick to open and lift the eyes or create thick, Smoky Eyeliner using large needle groupings for that
really sexy look.
Lips that are uneven and have depleted over time can be given a new lease of life by simulating volume and symmetry
by softly contouring a new vermillion border then blending colours to compliment the existing lip tissue to create
a more youthful appearance. The list is endless once you become an advanced technician with our own especially
Our advance Eyebrow techniques using multi-pigments result in the most lifelike 3 D effect and can be seen in the
Eyebrows section under ‘Procedures’. This artistic recreation requires the utmost skill and these techniques can
be mastered by you in our advanced Master Classes.
Paramedical Advanced Course
A fully qualified technician who has reached a high level of experience and confidence may then consider a training
course in 'Advanced Micropigmentation' or otherwise known as 'Master Class'. This advanced level of training will
take the technician to higher steps allowing greater diversity and the possibilities of working with The NHS (National
Competent and skilled technicians are very sought after in the paramedical field as well as in the beauty industry.
They are especially very much in demand to work with leading plastic surgeons and oncologists to correct scarring after
surgery. Women who have endured the long process to recovery after breast augmentation and reconstruction due to breast
cancer can be given back their dignity by finishing off their corrective treatment with ‘Areola re-pigmentation’ or
‘Nipple tattooing’. Andrew Stassi has developed his own techniques which look so real, other professionals in the
industry claimed they are the best and most convincing they have ever seen. (See Areola restoration under Procedures).
People who have been disfigured or badly scarred, those who were born with cleft-lip, also known as ‘hare-lip’ or
any other disfiguration can have the symmetry put back with advanced Micro-pigmentation techniques.
There is nothing more rewarding than to be able to restore someone’s confidence and self esteem after having suffered
terrible trauma through either fire, road accident, breast cancer, vitiligo (loss of melanin in the skin) or sudden
alopecia, which is a condition that causes partial or even total hair-loss. Being able to offer these advanced
procedures is more than just about earning a good living. You can help thousands of people once again enjoy a sense
of normality and give them a confidence boost as well as raising their self-esteem.
At Smudge Free we use two different types of removal processes for Semi-permanent make-up removal and both are demonstrated during the training course.
These procedures are especially beneficial to those who have received less than satisfactory procedures. We also have a solution which can be used straight after fresh pigment has been implanted incorrectly. This is ideal if a technician has made a minor error during procedure application.
When one is trained correctly how to use these products very effective and promising results can be achieved. Great care and caution must be taken when using removal products as there can be a risk of scarring if the skin is overworked.
During the Smudge-Free Removal course you will learn successful removal/lightening of Semi-permanent make-up pigment. The course price includes instructions and several solutions for removal and neutralising.