Scalp Micropigmentation Hairline – 5 Different Hairlines

You can plan a scalp micropigmentation hairline style once you decide to go ahead with a Scalp Micropigmentation procedure (SMP). There are some essential factors you should consider first so the final SMP look can match your expectations.

Type of hairstyle

  • If you are going for a clean shaved look, then you should pick the hairline that will match the shape of your face and your skin colour.
  • If you already have some hair, but you want to enhance your look, you should focus on the techniques that will give you more thickness and more density. You’ll receive a hairline that will cover any thinning on your forehead or crown area.


Skin Type

Generally, the skin on the scalp will be within a normal range but sometimes certain skin types will require a different approach:

  • Dry or flaky skin, old skin or highly sensitive skin will require extra care during the process to deliver the needed results.
  • Thicker skin will require more pressure with the needle while applying the pigment, while thinner skin will require less.

Another important factor is to take into consideration any scars. Extra work will normally be required to mask and camouflage any existing marks and imperfections on the scalp.


Are Virtual Hair Simulation Programs Absolutely Necessary?

Some micropigmentation companies will try to promote the use of virtual hair simulators. These aren’t necessary for skalptec logoa scalp technician to achieve the best results.

These are mostly a sales pitch that you shouldn’t get swept up by, as most of these softwares were designed for beauty salons to view different hairstyles for women.

So these programs will not consider the individual facial features and as a result it will be likely that you will not see the best possible hairline that you can have.

There is software out there that will accurately simulate everything but these are primarily owned and used by police and law enforcement.

What are the 5 Different Scalp Micropigmentation Hairlines?

Feathered Hairline

Using various pigment densities and placement will assure you of a natural look and a realistic hairline.


feather hairline example by skalptec

feathered hairline client close up


Jagged Hairline

This hairstyle will work for you if you are looking for a softer look. The pigments are randomly placed to achieve this style.


jagged hairline after skalptec smp


Defined Hairline

Popular also with African and Asian clients, this hairstyle will restore the bald areas to a more youthful look. This style will also create the illusion of a full head of hair which is completed with a strong hairline.

defined hairline after smp

defined hairline carried out by skalptec


Broken Hairline

This hairstyle is somewhere between Jagged and Defined, it has a stronger shape but looks softer when it comes to edges.

3D Hair Effect with Scalp Micropigmentation

3D scalp micropigmentation is essentially a multi-dimensional illusion. The placement of pigment within the skin produces a realistic image of a full head of shaven hair and this technique works by using different shades of pigment during the process to create that subtle 3D effect which will give you an incredible natural look.

3D hairline scalp micropigmentation

This treatment can also be used when the hair is at different lengths. It is possible to use a variation of pigments between the crown area and the sides to give your hairline a more unique look. Sometimes adding a small scar in the hairline can enhance a natural look. This will not work with everyone, but when it works the results are great.


Avoid the Wrong Hairlines – When a Hairline Just Doesn’t Look Right

When a hairline is wrong it can appear crooked and goes too low on the forehead. Or visually there will be extreme angles and unnatural lines.

Always do your due diligence so you can find the best scalp technician and the best scalp micropigmentation procedure for you. There are many styles, stories, images and videos that you can check on our website, but the above hairline styles are the most common and are widely used in the SMP world today. Skalptec offers styles that suit males and females to ultimately achieve the very best results.



Scalp micropigmentation is a popular hair loss solution when it comes to men and women who have to deal with losing their hair. Skalpec provides the following SMP services for men and women:

Celebrities have been having scalp micropigmentation for years. Find out who, when and why by going here.

If you need help take your first step and talk to us. We have achieved recognition and awards for SMP over the years and we can provide the best possible experience. You can find Video Reviews, Case Studies and Before and After pictures on our website and on You Tube.

smp before and after picture will, skalptec




Do you have what it takes to be a Skalptec scalp technician?

You can succeed in this industry! Whatever you need, we’ll help you to find your way and we’ll help you to build your business and personal reputation with an already reputable world class well known SMP brand. With the right support and mentorship. Read More About Skalptec Partnerships.



Skalptec currently has SMP hair loss treatment clinics in Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Shrewsbury, Jersey and Netherlands.


  • Liverpool – Terence Jones Owner and lead technician of Skalptec & Winner of Best Scalp Tech MPUK UK National Award (our Head Office is located in Burscough, Merseyside). Click here to discover for more about Terence.
  • Newcastle – Terence Jones Owner and lead technician (MPUK National Award Winner 3 times for Scalp Technician of the year). Click here for more about Terence and his clinic.
  • London – A gifted dedicated SMP lead technician. Click here for more about our service.
  • Shrewsbury – Michelle Watson lead technician (our newset clinic opened in 2019). Click here for more about Michelle and her SMP clinic.

You will also find some of our top dedicated technicians with Skalptec clinics in:

Learn more about Skalptec and the services that we provide. See how we can help you to cover anything from early signs of hair loss to full baldness and alopecia, contact us to chat with one of our friendly team and you can book a free consultation with a Skalptec clinic near you.