This article was written by Marcin Dobiasz, a Skalp Clinic technician based in Manchester in the North West of England.
I get a lot of questions from my clients and people generally interested in scalp micropigmentation, about what a typical day involves as a Skalp practitioner.
I manage to find a good work- life balance. I run my own youtube channel, mix music, paint and also practice Yoga. Although even after I have finished my working day at Skalp I still think about each and every treatment l am doing.
Here is an average day for me.
I’m not much of a morning person’ so I’m grateful my work doesn’t start until 9.
I’ve worn the snooze button out on my alarm clock and love a good sleep in. However, as I can be in the clinic until 10 at night sometimes, I think I deserve the occasional late start.
A good strong coffee is a must in the morning, l probably drink too much to be fair, but hey Skalp not only do the best hairlines, we also do the best coffee.
There have been studies showing men are not good at multitasking, but I have to disagree, as the clinic manager I have to do a fair bit every day.
Consultations and bookings managed. Treatments have to be perfect, clients happy, bosses happy and the whole clinic needs to run smoothly.
My day can be varied from each to the next, I may have a whole day of consultations, or a full day of treatments or a combination of treatments and consultations.
We only ever do 2 actual treatment sessions in a day to make sure we have plenty of time for each client.
Alternatively l may be doing an interview or promotional piece for the clinic, maybe even a photo-shot or video testimonial with another happy client.
Treatments can last anything up to 5 hours or as short as 30 minutes for a consultation, there’s check-ups and touch ups to schedule, external client visits and even VIP appointments at third party locations. Then there’s the day to day running of the practice, staffing, diary management, stocking and of course ensuring the constant coffee supply lol
Dean (another practitioner in the Manchester clinic) and I try to have lunch together when our diaries allow and when the weather is good we try and get out for a stroll and a chat, sometimes clients will join us as some sessions can be quite long and a break does everyone good.
Given the time we spend one on one with clients, quite often clients become friends. I’ve made some great friends through Skalp and it’s a part of the job l really enjoy.
Like the seasons of the year, every day of the week, every client is different.
Different skin tone and type, different hair loss and hair to blend, different head shapes, hairline shapes, colour and personality.
The most important thing is to listen to the clients, their questions, their aspirations and expectations. There’s a lot of responsibility with each client and by far the most important qualification is experience.
By far the most rewarding aspect is seeing that change in someone, not just aesthetically but in their confidence and personality that bounce in their step and that uncontrollable smile, it’s their 3rd session and you can just sense the elation that their new look has brought them. Probably only 2 months or so since the consultation and the change in people is amazing.
Still remember my SMP teacher saying “how many jobs give you this much satisfaction every day”, not many I would imagine.
I usually finish around 7pm and enjoy a short walk home to my apartment, whilst l’m often tired by the end of the day, at the same time I’m often full of energy, thinking, “today was the start of a new chapter in someone’s life and I’ve played my part in that”!