International Hairlines was born in beautiful sunny South Florida, which, darkly enough, has also unfortunately become known as the hub of bad SMP work. Due to the lack of regulations in Florida, there have been too many practitioners who have entered into the business with zero or little training and are looking to make a quick buck by consistently botching clients’ scalps and, even worse, training others in one or two days.
There are literally only a handful of good SMP artists in South Florida, headed by none other than Seif Sidky. Seif Sidky decided to create a new international scalp micropigmentation brand that only associates with the world’s best SMP artists would be able to join, a brand that is distinguished for quality results, consistently. IHL was built as an integrity-driven company that nurtures new artists for the long term. The principle is to train and support the artists to be the perfectionists that they can be when taught correctly in an environment of positivity. The current status quo of hit-or-miss partially trained staff is not acceptable as this industry continues to grow. This problem is not unique or confined to Florida – it is prevalent around the world. But where there is a problem, there is an solution. To date the Boca Raton SMP Training Center has taught many students from across all 50 states and from 10 international countries. The Training Center was built to create a core of exceptional SMP artists with hand-on training by Seif’s hand-selected staff. It is very important that you have the best in the world providing your SMP treatments. Don’t settle for Second Best.
Striving for perfection & nothing less
Every client that is treated by International Hairlines will not leave the final session of treatment without being 100% satisfied – guaranteed! Stellar reviews for all our artists is just the tip of the iceberg. From consultation to the final treatment, we pledge to always treat our clients with courtesy and respect in a clean, comfortable, non-pretentious, and safe environment.
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The name “International Hairlines” stems from our ability to accurately reproduce any type of hairline in a natural and undetectable manner. Whether it is a hard, sharp hairline, popular in the United States, or a softer, gradually receded hairline (more popular in Europe), widow’s peaks and every shape in between, we have practiced and perfected it all – hairlines from all around the world. Since the hairline is literally in the forefront of scalp micropigmentation, we believe that if it lacks a natural appearance, the results will not look on par with our standards, so that is why we take great pride in our hairlines. Aside from the hairline, our artists also pay very close attention to key factors such as blending, matching, feathering, density-building, texturing, scar concealment, etc., in order to produce those undetectable natural results.
Most practitioners have been trained to use one type of needle when performing scalp micropigmentation. Not our artists! They are trained to use different types of needles in order to achieve the optimal results. Not every skin type can be treated by one needle exclusively. The art and the experience rests in being able to determine when and where to utilize the many tools available at our artists’ disposal.
(Master Artist - South Florida)
The founder and owner of International Hairlines, Seif has quickly become one of the most recognized and well-respected international SMP artists and trainers. A consummate perfectionist, his innate attention to detail, combined with his passion for helping people feel their best has helped him produce some outstanding scalp micropigmentation work on clients from all walks of life and of different backgrounds. While with Scalp Aesthetics in past years as a beginner, Seif received awards for the artist who produces the “Best Natural Hairline” as well as the “Best Business” award, and in the process has become one of the busiest and most successful artists in the world. He has since been awarded as "Best International Practitioner" at the Scalp Guru awards in 2018 and for "Excellence in Education" at the International Permanent Cosmetics Show in 2019.
He is now concentrating on training, mentoring, and helping other artists develop the skills necessary to make it in this industry. Seif is in charge of mentoring the locations in South Florida, North Carolina as well as Cairo, Egypt, from where he originates. He also runs his training academy (International Hairlines Academy) and also occasionally treats some clients, more specifically those who need SMP repair work, Alopecia patients and other certain challenges. He is one of the most sought-after artists for repairing bad SMP procedures.
Seif strongly believes in continuous education and training, and that is why he is constantly studying and learning how to further improve the craft of SMP, for himself and for his students and mentees. He is dedicated to doing his part in ensuring this industry maintains very high standards and not succumb to unscrupulous people taking advantage of the lack of regulation, and of potential clients in the process, thereby tarnishing what others have worked so hard to accomplish.
Hello, my name is Jerod Schoonmaker, my friend’s call me Jay. I wanted to tell you a little bit about me and how I got started in this field. I have always been in one form or another in the medical field. I was a flight medic for 12 years in the United States Air Force and have always had a desire for help others. I started losing my hair when I was just 18, it didn’t become really noticeable till around 25 so I decided to do what many do, and shaved it off. I kept this look for 14 years but wasn’t satisfied with this as being my only option. I decided to look for something else instead of hair plugs, pills, chemicals, etc. So, I did a Google search and found a few different companies that did a procedure called micro-pigmentation. I had no clue what this was so I started to research it and two years later I decided to go get the procedure done.
After my procedure, I looked 10 years younger. Still today people don’t believe I’m 42 years old. This has been the best investment I’ve made in myself in a long while. I wanted to help others who are looking for real solutions. I began my training under Joe Taylor who then was the head trainer for Scalp Aesthetics and opened up my own location in Syracuse about 2 years ago. I am so happy to be part of the International Hairlines family and look forward to working with you in your quest to find an alternative way to your hair loss. You owe it to yourself to really look into this procedure.
(Master Artist - Syracuse)
Master Artist (New England)
Brian Santora is the owner and lead technician of Santora International Hairlines in New England. Brian knows all to well the struggles of dealing with hair loss. At an early age he started losing his hair and realized he wasn't comfortable with shaving his head at that time, so he started his journey into researching all areas of hair restoration, His first option was wearing a hair system, and for well over 10 years of wearing a hair system, decided enough was enough with spending all the money and wasting all the time, Wearing a hair system took its toll, and it was time to try something different. Night after night of researching products and different hair solutions, Brian stumbled upon Scalp Micro-Pigmentation. This seemed to be the perfect non-invasive, non surgical hair solution.
This was it, it was time to make a change and he found a clinic, and got his procedure done. It was a bit of journey, but at this point he is 110% happy with his decision to go with SMP. After seeing how this procedure has changed his life, he wanted to share this with others who are suffering from all types of hair loss. Brian went through the proper training with Scalp Aesthetics with Trainer Joe Taylor, and is one of the few who is certified In New England. Brian opened his own office over two years ago just North of Boston, and has been creating a name for himself within the industry. He is working with some of the top SMP companies, and technicians throughout the world, and is training individuals and other technicians on various techniques within SMP. At Santora International Hairlines Brian works with each client very closely to produce the exact results each client desires. Brian takes pride in seeing the result and the joy it brings to his clients when the procedure is finished. Clients from all over the New England area such as New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Massachusetts come to Brian, because they know they are getting quality work from a qualified technician.