Billy DeCola wanted to help his brother.
The celebrity tattoo artist saw his brother living with a scar on his head, and wanted to do something to help him feel more confident. So DeCola tattooed hair follicles over his brother’s scar.
DeCola realized this was something that could help others too – not just people who suffered an injury on their head, but people who were losing their hair and didn’t qualify for hair transplant surgery.
He worked on his technique and created his own scalp micro pigmentation procedure, or SMP.
This procedure uses a single needle to make pigmentation dots on the scalp where the hair follicles used to be. It mimics the hair of a closely shaved scalp, and can be used by both men and women to get their hair back to the way it used to look.
DeCola uses vegan inks for his SMP, and he mixes these together to create colours that will match your hair. Thankfully, there’s no risk of the ink turning blue or green, although the ink may fade over time.
SMP is still relatively new in the beauty industry, but it has the potential to change people’s lives for the better. To get a consultation to see if SMP can fix your hair problems, you can email DeCola or call his private studio, Kiku Tattoo Parlour, at 604-430-4990. You can also follow his SMP-specific Facebook and Instagram profiles to learn more about the procedure.
DeCola’s procedure costs between $800 and $5,000 depending on the amount of tattooing required, but not everyone who needs hair help can afford that. To help, we’ve partnered with Vancouver Scalp to give one reader or their friend a SMP procedure worth up to $2,000 for free.
Enter to win a scalp micro pigmentation session from Vancouver Scalp, worth $2,000.
To enter to win a scalp micro pigmentation session from Vancouver Scalp, email Daily Hive to tell us why you or someone you know deserves to get this treatment.
Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on December 7, 2016. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted over email.