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Scalp Micropigmentation Training

Hi and welcome to my SMP 101 course! I am so happy you are here and want to thank you for choosing to be so. My name is Patricia Caudillo, I am the proud owner of Scalp Studio located in Southern California and have been in business since 2019. I was trained and certified at Scalp Co. in Sacramento, CA under John Chandler. Fast forward to today, I have two locations in California; San Diego and Los Angeles.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and spent my childhood and young adult life playing sports and focusing on academics. But I was always drawing and sketching as a side interest. I studied business at Michigan State University and graduated with a Masters in Global Supply Chain Management. It wasn’t until I was introduced to the aesthetic industry through PMU that I found my true passion, teaching.

With over 15 years of manufacturing experience in consumer products like; Cosmetics, Hair Care, Skin Care, and Nutraceuticals, I have a wealth of knowledge to bring to newcomers who want to launch their own businesses. Sourcing products globally has been a focal point of my business career, traveling all over the world sourcing new materials and products. I have been to Taiwan, Japan, and China multiple times.

So, what got me into SMP you ask? Well, my sister is a professional PMU artist, and when she was microblading my eyebrows I asked her to “fill in” a small bald spot on the side of my shaved head. She said “No way! There is a special procedure for that, it is called scalp micropigmentation.” I went home that evening and googled SMP and I was hooked! I knew this was my calling to help people like myself and others find their confidence again. Whether we realize it or not, our hair is a defining feature for us human beings.

In 2019 I launched my own business in San Diego, which is how Scalp Studio came to be. Although I only worked on the weekends, I managed to build a clientele and repeat business working as a solo artist specializing in Scalp Micropigmentation, scar camouflage, saline removal, and eyebrow tattooing. In 2022, I opened up my second location in Downtown Alhambra, California. During this time, I trained with John and Brittany Chandler, Aleksandra Maniuse, Nataliya Yeremenko, and Teryn Darling.

The PMU industry can be a brutal place for newcomers. Many artists struggle to find a shop to work at after their training. So, I created a platform for anyone interested in joining the SMP industry but not only that. I am looking to expand my team in the San Gabriel Valley area in Southern California. Check out the map below to see if you are located in the area, if you are, then you are a potential candidate to apprentice at Scalp Studio!

I love what I do and I am extremely passionate about “paying it forward” to new artists who are interested in pursuing a career in the PMU industry. This course is detailed, to the point and allows newcomers and current artists to put this knowledge and training straight to work. This course will teach you how to safely and effectively tattoo small dots on the scalp to replicate hair follicles. I incorporate many different techniques including how to fix bad procedures.

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