SMP results our prices

Our promise to you

We are a husband and wife team determined to make a real and positive difference in people’s lives. For us, Scalp Micropigmentation started as an art. It quickly turned into a passion when we saw the true potential of SMP.

Greta Bradea co-owner Scalp mates clinic scalp micropigmentation uk

Greta Bradea

Cosmetic Tattoo Artist : Scalp Micropigmentation / Medical Tattoos / Semi Permanent Makeup


My journey in the beauty industry started back in 2008. My mother played a big role in getting me started, as I grew up learning in her salon every day. It was an incredible environment, where I discovered something really interesting – most of us are never completely happy with our natural beauty. It’s not uncommon for people to want to boost their image and feel more confident.


That’s why I’m so passionate about the services I offer, which are all about delivering instantly noticeable results. I truly love making a difference in people’s lives and giving them back their confidence. In fact, it’s what fuels my passion for cosmetic tattoos!


laurentiu bradea at scalpmates scalp micropigmentation birmingham uk

Laurentiu Bradea

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Artist


I’ve been into art ever since I was a kid, and as I got older, I started to really dig into the meaning behind each piece I created.


During my design degree, I developed a bit of an obsession with problem-solving. It was then that I discovered just how practical art can be in helping people out in real-life situations.


Today I am proud to use my artistic skills to solve a real problem that many people face. Through Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) I can add more density to thinning hair or create a buzz cut look on a bald head. And the best part? It looks natural so others won’t even know that you had it done.

feedback from Some of our CLIENTS

People travel to ScalpMates from different parts of UK, with the majority from the Midlands region: Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Sandwell and Dudley are just some of the areas.


ScalpMates | Scalp Micropigmentation Birmingham, UK IconScalpMates | Scalp Micropigmentation Birmingham, UK

9 Aldbury Road, Birmingham

5.0 30 reviews

  • Avatar Josh Wilkinson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… a year ago
    Had my first session this morning with Greta and I'm super happy with the outcome especially after … More only 1 session. Greta was friendly, welcoming and answered all my questions without any difficulty.
    The session took about 3.5 hours, the time mostly flew by as I watched netflix during the procedure. Pain was minimal, about 3/10 overall and not as bad as I expected.
    If like me you were debating on getting SMP done, I'd strongly advise you to just go for it and definitely give ScalpMates a message, you won't regret it.
  • Avatar Daniel Amini β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 3 years ago
    I have just got it done. Totally happy with it. Laura is very professional. The best solution for getting … More density.
    Strangely recommend it.
  • Avatar Hunt G β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 4 years ago
    Where do I start!!!...
    I started thinning on top of my head and had the normal Male pattern baldness..
    … More
    This made me feel self conscious and knocked my confidence.
    I would end up wearing baseball caps alot, always..
    I looked at Hair transplants but its ridiculous high pricing and isn't pleasant. It's only for the rich and famous that..
    searching the WEB I found SMP..
    There are a few places that do it But I liked Scalpmates, they stood out.
    I had a consultation with Laur who removed all my fears of people noticing and pointing at me laughing..
    I booked straight in asap.
    1st session I was amazed.
    2nd session I was really amazed.
    3rd session I was blown away.
    I had a perfect buzz cut which I had when I was 20 years old.. I look younger now!
    Nobody has noticed.. My Wife didnt even notice!! I told her she didnt believe me!!
    It is absolute magic..
    Laur has an amazing skill which transforms peoples lives. I cannot recommend Scalpmates treatment enough.
    Laur and his wife are an Absolute credit to the SMP industry..
    A genuine lovely couple who actually love there job.. Laur is a friend for life..
    Thankyou Scalpmates
  • Avatar Saleem Bahadur β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… a year ago
    There is only 1 boss & that is LAUR. He treats the customer as you want to be threated. Excellent … More customer service & good attitude. Laur will become your best friend, listen to your concerns, and then focus on making it right...
    Thanks Laur.
  • Avatar Sabina Hussain β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 4 years ago
    I was recommended to them by a friend who had Smp to add volume to her hair and since I was struggling … More with the same problem I went for it. Lovely company and I felt in safe hands throughout all 4 sessions. Lovely results and it's very comforting to know that it will last for at least a few years. Thanks Laur!

SMP Works on SHAVED Head, THINNING Hair & Even LIGHT or GREY Hair 

All our clients have one thing in common. A strong desire to beat hair loss and keep their youthful appearance for longer. We have restored many hairlines, covered up bald crowns, transplant scars and added density to thin hair. 

See how we could help you too


Scalp micropigmentation in birmingham healed smp hair tattoo


Scalp Micropigmentation for SHORT/SHAVED Hair


Do you trim your hair or keep it shaved because of Pattern Baldness?


This type of hair loss normally starts with your hairline receding at the sides, creeping back slowly. The crown area is next affected and in many cases, the whole top of the head is bald, leaving just the sides. 


With SMP we can create a new hairline shape (in the style you prefer) and fill in the areas where you have no hair left. In this case I have covered the whole top of his head and blended the micro dots into his remaining hair at the sides over the course of 3 sessions.


If you are a Muslim, then this type of treatment is allowed in Islam. Fatwa Committee UK has ruled on Scalp Micropimentation here (Scroll down to the bottom of their article)


See more results
Healed SMP scalp Micropigmentation birmingham results scalpmates


Scalp Micropigmentation for LONG Hair


Is you hair thinning but don’t want a hair transplant?


This is possibly the best and quickest option to get some of your hair density back. Many of my clients with thin hair come after one or several hair transplants. Some have tried other treatments such as Laser, PRP, Minoxidil/Finasteride but still could not reverse hair loss.


SMP will not grow back your hair, it just creates the illusion of denser hair over the course of 2-3 sessions. There is no scarring involved and you can leave after each session knowing that nobody will be able to detect it. 


There are limitations to Scalp Micropigmentation for thin hair: 

  • Ideally, your hairline hasn’t receded too far back
  • You have a decent amount of hair throughout, without large bald patches
  • If you are unsure about this, please contact us here and we will advise on the best course of action


See more results
scalp micropigmentation in birmingham uk for female long hair smp


Scalp Micropigmentation for Female LONG Hair


Do you see your scalp through the hair?


As a woman you probably heard of Microblading, where strokes can be used to reshape eyebrows or to give a fuller appearance.


Well, SMP is also a cosmetic tattoo, but instead of strokes we create tens of thousands of micro dots to cover the scalp skin in a natural looking way. The dots mimic your hair follicles and will create the illusion of hair density.


This is the settled result after 2 SMP sessions, with 1 more session to follow. It works on lighter hair and skin tone but I found it to be even more effective on darker hair.


See more results
healed Scalp micropigmentation scar camouflage fix in Birmingham UK at scalp mates clinic


Scalp Micropigmentation for TRANSPLANT Scars


Do you have FUE/FUT or accident scars?


Most scars can easily be covered up and blended in with the rest of your hair. 


” Quick and efficient treatment for my hair transplant scar. Transplant was a failure on top of leaving me with a nasty Scar…thankfully Greta covered up nicely and planning to have my full head done once I save up again

Laurente on Trustpilot

see more results
scalp mates scalp micropigmentation birmingham, 9 aldbury road, b144nh

Our Facilities


ScalpMates is based in Kings Heath, Birmingham, UK

9 Aldbury Road, B14 4NH


  • HYGIENIC: Our clinic is always following strict hygiene rules. We sanitize our tools and disinfect all contact areas after each client.Β 
  • PRIVATE: We understand that this is a personal treatment and most of our clients would like to keep it to themselves. So we only work with one client at a time in a private room.
  • APPOINTMENTS ONLY: Please contact us before planning a visit.

questions we get asked a lot


About Treatment

Yes, Scalp Micropigmentation can blend in with any colour hair. Ultimately your hair roots will always be a shade of grey and that is what we are trying to match the treatment to. With lighter hair we would go with a lighter pigment.

SMP is much more effective if you have dark hair because we can cover the skin with a darker pigment.

Yes, the micro dots that we create will closely mimic your short trimmed hair. You can cover up bald areas (blended into your existing hair) or create the hairline you always wanted.

Yes, providing that your hairline is still in good shape and you don’t have any bald patches. If you have a decent amount of hair throughout, then we can use the same micro pigmentation technique to cover up your scalp skin that’s showing through. 

It will create the perfect illusion of denser hair

Fatwa Committee UK has ruled that Scalp Micropimentation (SMP) is permitted in Islam because it is considered as treatment for ailment. Click here and scroll down to the bottom of their article.

Scalp Micropigmentation, also know as SMP, or micro hair pigmentation is a cosmetic tattoo that gives guaranteed results to people with different stages of hair loss. Unlike a normal body tattoo, we use a specific technique (less invasive) and we match the pigments to the individual’s skin tone and hair colour. 

The treatment for a full top ( hairline into the crown area ) is usually comprised of 3 sessions (1 week apart) and if necessary, a free touch up.

Each full SMP session can take up to 4 hours.

For smaller areas you might still need 3 sessions in order to create the desired effect, but each SMP session will be shorter.

Yes and No. Different people have different pain thresholds.

As an idea, out of 10 clients:

  • 2 barely feel anything, They report an itching sensation throughout the sessions. They usually enjoy the feeling, or fall asleep.
  • 7 report a discomfort but they can manage the sessions just fine. We either talk all the way through or they watch a good movie on Netflix.
  • 1 in 10 clients might have a very sensitive scalp but I make sure to give them plenty of breaks, use some numbing cream and they soldier through it. 

We’ve never had anyone leave because of pain, before the treatment was complete.


We don’t want to create helmet heads either. We also don’t want to paint your scalp in black. 

We always use the proper technique and never cut any corners in order to save time. We also advise you on a hairline shape that will suit you now, as well as in the long term. 

Every single one of our clients is amazed at how realistic SMP actually looks. Your close family will probably know when you get a new hairline. But someone who doesn’t know you will just think that it’s your own hair.

You don’t need to take any time off work. You could even go to work straight after each session if you want. There are no signs of bruising on your head, the most you will get is a slight redness on your scalp for 1-2 days. 

Me and Greta never had anyone who regretted their freshly done SMP. *knock on wood*

If you wanted a minor adjustment, such as slightly lowered, or more curved hairline, then most likely we can touch it up and improve it. We are always eager to improve on our work, so let us know if anything bothers you.

However, if you were to completely hate it (unlikely), then you could have 1 or 2 sessions of laser tattoo removal done and…well, remove it.

Yes, Scalp Micropigmentation is a fairly simple, non-surgical procedure. Like with any other tattoos, there is a very small risk of infection, but If you follow the simple aftercare instructions, that risk is negligible. 

So far we’ve never seen any problems after SMP and we hope to keep it that way.

When you come in we will look at your skin tone, hair colour and whether you want a shaved look or density build. We adjust the pigment to match each individual. 

Here’s a couple examples:

  • On someone with a fairly pale skin and a light hair we would start off with a lighter shade and build up the layers accordingly.
  • On someone with a darker skin tone and dark hair we would start off with a medium shade and build up the layers accordingly.

The pigment we use is organic and 100% vegan, with 3 simple ingredients: Carbon (black), Isopropyl Alcohol (acts as antiseptic) and Aqua (to dilute the black / create different shades of grey)

About Booking

We believe that Scalp Micropigmentation treatments should be affordable to everyone who struggles with hair loss. 

Here’s a few examples of our costs:

  • Hairline corners: up to Β£250 (2-3 sessions included)
  • Hairline + small area at the crown: up to Β£500
  • Whole top of the head, with hairline and blending into the sides: up to Β£750
  • Whole head including sides: up to Β£1000

Our most common SMP treatment would be covering the whole top of the head (Norwood 5-6)

Visit our SMP Cost page for more detailed pricing.

Or get a Free Quote without any obligation.

We are very flexible and can work late evenings and weekends. So if you work during the week, we might still be able to have your sessions after 5-6 PM

Yes, you can use this opportunity to come and see our place in Kings Heath, Birmingham, meet me (Laur) or my wife (Greta), talk about the treatment, your concerns, or see more of our work. 

About Aftercare

  • Seeing your hairline getting in shape or your hair getting a density boost will certainly get you EXCITED!
  • Each session builds more density, so you will notice a positive difference up until the final (usually 3rd) session when you achieve the final result.
  • No major bruises or bleeding will occur.
  • Your scalp will be slightly red, a sign that your skin already started the healing process.
  • You shouldn’t feel any pain or soreness after each session, but your scalp might get a bit itchy at times for the next couple of days. 
  • Your bum will probably feel quite numb from sitting down for so many hours.

You can gently wash your head after 3 days.

We try to clean as much pigment as possible from the surface of your scalp after each SMP session.

We advise staying away from heavy exercise for up to 2 weeks in order to allow your cosmetic treatment a proper healing.

If your scalp is sweating excessively, it could end up rejecting the pigment prematurely.

You may still do light exercise such as walking, as long as your head does not sweat too much.

Scalp Micropigmentation can last for many years, depending on skin types (too oily or too dry) and the aftercare. It does fade slowly over the years. 

  • You might need one top-up session after 1-2 years to freshen it up, make slight changes and bring the intensity back. 

That is because the pigment is inserted at a shallower depth than a normal body tattoo. The pigment is also a lot lighter in order to match your hair and skin tone

After washing your head you will need to keep moisturizing your scalp daily until your next session, in order to avoid it becoming too dry.

You can use any moisturizer cream, such as coconut butter, or argan oil.

Yes, you can cover your head after the treatment if you prefer.

No, it is best not to use any hair products on your head because they could negatively impact the healing process of SMP.

Don’t use any hair fibers, hair sprays, gels, or hair growth products for 2 weeks after getting the treatment done.

Do not over expose to sun or sunbeds for 2 weeks after getting the SMP treatment done. That is because UV rays are known to fade the pigment a lot faster.

If you keep your hair shaved, try to wear sunscreen or cover with a cap if you will be exposed to sun for an extended period of time.