In recent years, the city of Manchester has become a centre of scalp micropigmentation excellence. Although Birmingham may have been the birthplace of modern SMP, and London attracts more international clients than any other city in the world, Manchester has become a powerhouse in its own right, and now plays host to some of the world’s very best technicians.
There is a total of five recognised scalp micropigmentation clinics in Manchester:
- HIS Hair Clinic
- Vinci Hair Clinic
- Skalp Clinic
- DHI Manchester
- Manchester Tattoo Cosmetics
The first three on the list – HIS Hair Clinic, Vinci Hair Clinic and Skalp Clinic – are the UK’s largest providers, and all three come highly recommended. HIS Hair Clinic is based on Oxford Street, not far from the Palace Theatre. Vinci Hair Clinic is located on Piccadilly in the Northern Quarter, and Skalp Clinic is at Barton Arcade in Deansgate.
I have never seen a result by any DHI clinic that I believe compares favourably against the leading providers, so I cannot recommend them. I also advise steering clear of Manchester Tattoo Cosmetics as they publish no actual results, and have declined numerous opportunities to show us examples of their work.
So for the purposes of this City Guide, we will focus on HIS Hair Clinic, Vinci Hair Clinic and Skalp Clinic.
Who travels to Manchester for treatment?
Several hundred people every year get scalp micropigmentation in Manchester, and they travel from far and wide. Obviously those in the surrounding areas of rural Cheshire and Lancashire are likely to choose a Manchester clinic purely for convenience. In addition, many travel from Sale, Stockport, Bury or Bolton, or even from Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield, and some from even further. For example, a complete lack of clinics in Cumbria, Tyneside and even Northern Ireland encourages many people to make the journey to Manchester.
Why do they make the journey? Because the city enjoys world class transport links and is therefore easily accessible, plus the range of quality scalp micropigmentation clinics available, is unrivalled outside of London.
Please note that all offers are available on a strictly limited basis, and can change at any time depending on demand. For example, most clinics withdraw offers when they’re operating at full capacity. The best offers are not available when booking direct and are rarely repeated here on Team Micro, therefore apply now to avoid disappointment.
Getting to Manchester
The M60 outer ring road connects Manchester to the motorway network, so getting to the city centre by car is easy, although traffic in the city can get very heavy during peak times.
Many clients prefer to leave the car at home and travel by train. The nearest station is Oxford Road, accessible by light rail from all other Manchester stations. Manchester Airport is very well facilitated, and offers easy travel into the city centre. Finally, clients travelling from Northern Ireland may consider taking the ferry. The obvious route is from Belfast to Liverpool, but given the extra time and additional cost, most Northern Irish clients choose to fly into Manchester.