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Learn Scalp Micropigmentation
from the worlds best SMP artists

Welcome to the Pro Micro/Black Rain academy Australia. We are leading the industry in providing the most comprehensive and extensive SMP training to ensure you have all the necessary skills to feel confident and competent to start your very own career in Scalp Micropigmentation with continued on going support after your training is completed. The Black Rain academy was founded by the worlds number one SMP artist - Tony Abbagnato. Tony A. developed this training program to teach a new generation of artists coming through his methods and techniques that has enabled him to become the number one artist in the world today. Shannon Brett and Jana Skinner are the owners, head artists and advanced SMP educators at the Pro Micro/Black Rain academy in Australia. Both are award winning artists, internationally and nationally recognised as each being within the top 10 SMP artists in the world today. Shannon and Jana were hand picked by Tony Abbagnato to exclusively represent the Black Rain academy here in Australia. The Black Rain academy is now growing world wide under the guidance of Tony A. to become the number one SMP training program available in the world. In order to become the best you need to learn from the best as they say.


With the combined extensive knowledge and skill of Tony, Shannon and Jana you will be provided a wealth of information for you to become an incredible artist as well.

We offer three training courses - Beginner, Refresher and Masterclass. The beginner course is for anybody new to the industry. The refresher course is designed for existing artists who feel they need a bit more knowledge and hands on experience if they have been out of the industry for a period of time or feel they didn't gain enough knowledge from another training provider. The masterclass is designed for established artists who are looking to up skill and learn advanced cutting edge application techniques. See below course structures for each program, pricing, pre-requisites and course description.


Are you someone that upholds high standards and ready to put in the work that it takes to become a top artist in our industry? Look no further. This is the SMP course for you. Without having to travel overseas you'll receive the full comprehensive Black Rain Academy training course designed and developed by the worlds leading SMP artist, Tony Abbagnatto from Italy with the addition of two of Australia's best SMP artists Shannon Brett & Jana Skinner. the beginner course is challenging, but highly rewarding for anyone that shares our focus and determination to master the art of SMP. Align yourself with the best artists and SMP global family for the encouragement and on going support you need to to set up a successful career.

5 day intensive course - Covers everything you'll need to know and learn to perform SMP from the basics to the all important quality technical skills required to produce outstanding results.

  • SMP kit & training manual

  • In depth theory

  • Multiple practice exercises designed to challenge and build skills on a variety of mediums

  • Observation of live SMP with detailed explanations and Q&A

  • Working on live models (supervised) by Shannon & Jana

  • Post training support and follow up - ensuring you remain confident to consistently achieve quality in your work

  • Certificate of completion 

*Note: HLTINF005 Maintain Infection Prevention for Skin Penetration certification is a requirement for those practicing in Queensland. Please get in touch with us if you need help finding a course provider. All students are responsible for applying for approval to operate under the conditions of their local council.

Price:  $7,700.00

Pre-requisites:  HLTINF005 - Maintain Infection Prevention for Skin Penetration certification

Inclusions:  Power pack, needles, pigment, handbook

Course duration: 5 days


SMP mentoring/artist refresher for existing artists already having completed a basic training course. Our mentoring program came about due to the high number of artists contacting us looking for help feeling not competent or confident enough after training elsewhere.

  • Confidence post training - may have had a gap or left it to long to get up and running, or experienced poor training elsewhere.

  • Technique & skill upgrading - desire to produce high level of work and up skill.

  • Start to finish guiding hand with a client.

  • Troubleshooting with individual struggles, e.g. scars, hair transplant clients, density treatments, hairline design and execution effectively a lot of aspects of SMP that aren't touched on in depth in basic training.

  • Ink dilution, skin types, needle sizes and equipment in general.

  • Setting up/packing down work station

  • Constructive criticism - fresh eyes on your work to help you improve.

Mentoring days are tailored to the individual needs of the artist, can be one, two or three days, in our clinic or yours (we travel/fly interstate if it suits your budget to add on our travel costs) Full and undivided attention is yours for the day, 1 on 1. Our aim is to provide you with as much value as an artist as we possibly can.

Price:  $1,000.00


Pre-requisites:  Completed beginner training

Inclusions:  Nil

Course duration:  1 day 

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Price:  $1,500.00

Pre-requisites:  Completed beginner training 

Inclusions:  Pigment, merchandise

Course duration:  1 day

Black Rain Academy SMP Visions and Signature Techniques course - for existing artists that have completed beginner training, with sound SMP knowledge and skill. Structured class, learn new techniques and take a deeper dive into perfecting your sessions and overall results.

  • Series of exercises to work on speed and skill

  • Perfect your first sessions

  • Colouration technique

  • Dot recall

  • Learn the Black Rain technique

  • Pigment and booklet included

  • Certificate of completion

Contact us to kick start your new SMP career today

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