HD Hairlines, the UK's leading SMP clinic, is constantly striving to improve. Improve team standards, ink and equipment quality, and the skills and processes in place. This ensures that each customer has a positive experience and leaves with a new lease on life and confidence to match their HD hairline.
Craig Molyneux, the owner and leading SMP artist, is responsible for the professional standards and high-quality training. After years of working as a barber, here's how he ended up in the SMP industry.
Craig Molyneux’s SMP Story
Craig Molyneux, the head technician, has had an eventful and exciting career as an Scalp micropigmentation expert in recent years. From being perplexed and intrigued by a video of a hair tattoo in 2017, to SMP training and transitioning away from barber work to become the expert scalp micro pigmentation artist he is today. Let's go back in time to see how Craig Molyneux fared in the SMP world and now with the bright, bold HD Hairlines.
By chance, Craig Molyneux became aware of SMP and its potential as a future career. He'd been a barber for a while and was confident in his ability to cut hair. Things had gotten a little stale, and he was wondering what he should do next - whether to try to open his own barbershop in the future, or to stay where he was and where he had found great support from the team. He was eating his butties at lunchtime in 2017 when he came across a post about SMP that changed everything.
Fooling a team of barbers that work with hair every single day was like switching a light bulb on in Craig’s head. If they couldn’t tell that the tattoo wasn’t genuine hair, then there must be a market out there for an alternative to hair transplants.
The idea was born, and Craig knew it was time to make a change.
It took 6 months from that first glance at SMP on Instagram to Craig getting into the business himself. He knew he had to do some research and find the best way in. There was no point in quitting the barber shop and going in cold. When he found the SMP training he knew would get him started he traveled down to Birmingham for a week of SMP training with an established UK SMP company with a good reputation.
He took his newly acquired skills and began developing his own processes, techniques, and standards after this week. Craig aspires to be the best, so he's studied the best SMP artists available, absorbing the best bits from everywhere in order to create his own gold standard of SMP.
Throughout 2018, he continued to use the barbershop where he had previously worked for a few years, working as an SMP artist on days when the shop was closed. He did this for about a year, building a small loyal customer base and spreading his name through word of mouth and hard work.
Craig Molyneux and SMP had a watershed moment in 2019. He'd honed his SMP skills in the barbershop, but he needed his own studio - a dedicated, clean space dedicated solely to hair tattoos. He finally found his dream home on Rodney Street in Liverpool's beautiful Georgian Quarter. There is no better place to call home than a welcoming environment where customers can revitalise their lives with precise, professional hair tattoos that transform their lives.
Craig Molyneux the future of HD Hairlines and SMP
Craig Molyneux could be said to have stumbled into his career as an SMP specialist. It wasn't something he was aware of until he came across it on Instagram during a lunch break while mindlessly scrolling to pass the time, as we all do from time to time. He is a grafter and wanted to put in the hard work to learn the basics quickly, set up his own studio, and establish himself as one of the best in the business in the Liverpool area once he saw it. Now that he's accomplished that, Craig is passing on his knowledge to others that want to train up in SMP – showing them the ropes, exposing the myths of the industry, and making sure people have access in a much easier, helpful way than he did when he first started out in SMP training.
Craig's future appears to be bright right now. After becoming the go-to SMP Clinic in Liverpool, the next step is to expand. HD Hairlines has already opened a franchise in Cheshire and plans to expand throughout the UK in the near future. HD Hairlines is a brand that is all about inclusivity, an open book of SMP knowledge and expertise, assisting future SMP artists to improve their skill and art of hair tattooing, and assisting anyone looking for a hair tattoo to cover hair loss of any kind, boost self-confidence, and be better versions of themselves.
Company Name: HD Hairlines
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Phone: 0151 453 7529
Address:51A Rodney St
City: Liverpool L1 9ER
Country: United Kingdom