Welcome to Foli Sim – Sydney Clinic

Founded in 2011, Foli Sim specialises in providing custom scalp micropigmentation (also known as a hair tattoo or SMP) services to treat hair loss, hair thinning, and/or scarring on the head. Our approach to SMP is highly personalised and precise, delivered by top industry experts in Australia. When you choose Foli Sim, you get high-quality, natural results, tailored to you.

Our Sydney clinic is located within The Bay Medispa in the picturesque harbourside Double Bay. Our SMP Sydney services are led by our senior practitioner Natalie Marie who has over ten years of expertise providing SMP in Sydney for both male and female clients experiencing various degrees of hair loss.

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Why Choose Foli Sim SMP?

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  • We have been offering high-quality scalp micropigmentation (SMP) services since 2011
  • All of our studios are health department certified and approved
  • Our senior SMP artists are internationally recognised through numerous awards
  • Each of our artists has industry-standard infection control certifications
  • Certified and qualified in-clinic trichologist
  • Our team uses medical-grade equipment and specially crafted SMP pigments
  • We provide a 12-month guarantee on all completed treatments
  • Your treatments will be conducted in dedicated private rooms
  • Fully insured clinic in Sydney


Hear From Our Incredible SMP Clients

Tony Nikolovski (Captain Tonka)
Tony Nikolovski (Captain Tonka)
I had my procedure done several days ago and let me say it has been the best decision I have ever made. After researching for many months I landed in the hands of Natalie @folisim Sydney and she has truely worked a miracle. Natalie is very knowledgeable and experienced. She had gone through the whole process and executed each session to perfection. Thanks Nat, and thank you Diane who made the whole customer experience and bookings as smooth as my scalp 🙂
PEB 23
PEB 23
Very happy with the result and service. Nat did a great job. No issues or complaints whatsoever. Definitely recommended
Deon Winter
Deon Winter
Thoroughly satisfied with my experience at Foli Sim Sydney.After 10 years of insecurity around my hair I could never look at myself in photos especially from behind.I had my consultation with Natalie (who is brilliant BTW) and booked myself in immediately before I could change my mind.I feel so silly for not doing this earlier. Natalie is amazing and a total professional. Even more, I enjoyed my 3 sessions as she made me feel calm and relaxed throughout the whole process.I was able to fine tune my look, but really didn’t need to do much as Natalie nailed it. From the design to the colour match (I have blonde hair) I couldn’t be happier with the results.I was further reassured by Natalie’s offer to pop in for a 4th session if I was not 100% satisfied. I did not need this as after my 3 sessions I had a complete head of hair perfectly blended and undetectable.Thank you Foli Sim and thank you Natalie, I couldn’t be happier.

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What is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Treatment?

Scalp micropigmentation (also known as SMP) is a form of hair tattoo that uses precise needle heads to replicate the appearance of natural hair follicles on the scalp. It provides the look of a buzzcut look for those with complete hair loss, or fuller hair volume for those with a receding hairline, or patchy, thinning head hair. SMP provides a natural, long-lasting, and effective solution for those who are dealing with hair loss and want an alternative to hair transplants or other invasive hair restoration methods.

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Who Qualifies For SMP?

Hair loss and thinning hair is something experienced by a large percentage of the population – about 80% of males and 50% of females. Apart from the physical impact of hair loss, it can also impact a person’s self-esteem and confidence. The SMP process is a less invasive, and people with the following hair loss types may benefit from SMP:

  • Male pattern baldness
  • Female pattern baldness
  • Various levels of alopecia
  • Fine, patchy, or thinning hair
  • Scalp scarring due to injury or surgery (includes FUE/FUT scarring, strip scarring, plug scarring, alopecia scarring or accident scarring)
  • Scalp birthmarks
  • SMP can also be used after a hair transplant to enhance the results
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Scalp Micropigmentation Stimulate Hair Growth?

No. Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) does not stimulate hair growth but is rather a hair loss solution. The procedure effectively creates the appearance of fuller hair using a specialised microneedle to deposit tiny, layered dots of pigment that blend perfectly with any existing hair.

SMP does not stimulate hair growth or alter hair growth in any way. However, it creates the impression of new growth and resembles short stubble hair. It’s virtually unnoticeable when done well, which means only you and your SMP artist will know your hair “growth” isn’t actual hair.

Is Scalp Micropigmentation Painful?

The intensity of your hair tattooing experience depends on many factors including your pain threshold. Temples and areas of scar tissue tend to be the most sensitive areas, but most clients say they felt little to no real discomfort through the process.

Is Scalp Micropigmentation Limited To Shaved Heads?

This answer depends on a few factors. When it comes to men with advanced hair loss, we generally suggest cropping the remaining hair down so the SMP will blend effectively with their remaining hair. However, from a stylistic point of view, shaving your head isn’t necessary if you are experiencing a milder form of thinning and only looking to add the appearance of greater density and fullness to your existing hair. We can work in between your natural hair; this also applies to women. How you style your existing hair in combination with your hair tattoo in Sydney is ultimately up to you, but it tends to look best when paired with a hairstyle that compliments it.

For some individuals, a ‘Buzz-cut’ (5 o’clock shadow) may be the most natural-looking solution, especially if your hair loss is severe with more significant balding. Another example would be hair loss concentrated on top of your head and crown, combined with a receding hairline. Obviously, leaving length on the sides wouldn’t look very natural. Whatever the case, your SMP artist will advise you of your options and what will provide the most natural-looking result.

How Much Does Scalp Micropigmentation Cost In Sydney?

The procedure’s overall cost depends on your hair loss pattern, the size of the scalp area that requires treatment, the presence of scars, and the number of sessions needed. In most cases, 2-4 sessions are necessary, with a 7-14 day gap recommended in between. Density is built in the first two sessions of your scalp tattoo, while the third session completes the feathering, blending and definition aspect. As leaders of scalp micropigmentation in Sydney, we charge reasonable rates for incredibly natural, long-lasting results. Here is an SMP price guide on what you may expect to pay at our clinic in Sydney *(please note this is just an estimate, and final pricing will be determined at your in-person consultation):

  • Mild hair loss: $500-$1200
  • Medium hair loss: $1200-$2200
  • Advanced hair loss: $2200-$3200

What Are The Benefits Of SMP?

Scalp micropigmentation is a far less invasive hair loss treatment in comparison to other treatments such as a hair transplant. Here are some of the advantages of choosing SMP:

Safe and Minimally-Invasive
Unlike hair transplant surgery and other hair loss treatments that can be invasive and come with possible side effects, SMP is a low-risk procedure that requires no downtime. When performed by a highly skilled hair tattoo artist, there’s no risk of scarring, infection, or other post-procedure complications.

Easy to Maintain
Scalp micropigmentation is a long-lasting solution for hair loss that doesn’t require expensive maintenance or products, unlike other hair restoration methods. Hair tattoos may lighten over time but should not discolour or require any special treatment. Touch-ups may be needed every two to five years, depending on further hair loss and sun exposure.

Budget Friendly
A hair tattoo in Sydney is generally less expensive than traditional hair restoration treatments, even with the cost of touch-up sessions factored in.

A Long Lasting Hair Loss Solution

The results of SMP are long lasting and can be a more viable long term solution for those who may have previously been on daily medication or other short term hair loss solutions. Given its easy maintenance over time as well, the long lasting nature of SMP makes it an attractive option for those looking to leave the daily stress of hair loss behind. 

Suitable for Men & Women

The process of scalp micropigmentation is suitable for men and women who may be dealing with differing levels of hair loss, thinning hair, or looking to camouflage scars or other visual issues present on the scalp. 

What Are The Differences Between A Hair Tattoo And A Regular Tattoo?

Our blog on this topic explores the main differences between a hair tattoo and a regular tattoo. There are a few core differences here including the purpose of the tattoo, the tattoo needle and ink used for application to the scalp, the depth of the needle application and the training required by the artists. 

Are There Any Risks Or Potential Complications With SMP?

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are certain risks that can be present, particularly when choosing an inexperienced or ill-equipped SMP artist. Some of the possible risks to be aware of include: 

  • Skin infection from unsterilised equipment and needle heads. 
  • Certain allergic skin reactions to the specialised pigment used for SMP. 
  • Scarring on the scalp from improper application with the needle. 
  • Patchy and unnatural aesthetic results from the treatment due to poor application. 

These are a few reasons why it is critical to carefully analyse your options and choose a qualified SMP provider who has proven results and clear health and safety precautions in place. 

What Is The Recovery Process After Scalp Micropigmentation?

As it is not a surgical procedure, the recovery after scalp micropigmentation tends to be quite simple and quick – with many people being able to go back to their regular lifestyle almost immediately. There are a few things to avoid and a few other general points of advice to keep in mind following your SMP treatment. 

  • Avoid any strenuous exercise or activities that make you sweat in the following 48 hours after your treatment.
  • Try to avoid direct sunlight on your scalp for the first few days following your treatment. You may find it’s easier to wear a hat or some other protection during this time. 
  • In general the more you protect your scalp from the sun, the better the long term results of your SMP will be. Make sure to apply SPF 50 to your scalp when you are spending time outside in the sun. 
  • Following your last treatment session, make sure to avoid swimming, steam rooms and any type of sauna for 1 month if possible. 

Why Choose Our Clinic For Scalp Micropigmentation in Sydney?

Our beautiful Double Bay studio is the premier location for industry-leading scalp micropigmentation services in Sydney. Our SMP team consists of a team of highly skilled professionals who take a personalised approach to providing SMP solutions for our patients. We are known for our natural, seamless results, and client satisfaction is our utmost priority.

In May 2021, Foli Sim moved to The Bay Medispa to accommodate our growing number of clients seeking SMP services in Sydney. The success of this innovative hair loss solution has been remarkable, and we’re thrilled to operate in a more prominent clinic. Our new location is just a short walk from Edgecliff Station and Double Bay Wharf, making it convenient for our clients to find us.

Our Sydney clinic, like all of our SMP clinics, is certified by the Australian Health Department. We only use medical-grade equipment in sterile treatment rooms to ensure our clients’ safety and comfort. Client well-being is always our top priority.

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Meet Your SMP Sydney Artists

Paul-Anthony Wallis
SMP Artist

Paul-Anthony, equipped with a technical background and a Design Degree, has carved a successful path in the SMP industry, establishing and managing his own business in Melbourne. Now, he embarks on a new chapter in Sydney, collaborating with some of the nation’s most esteemed SMP artists.

In 2023, Paul-Anthony joined the prestigious Foli Sim family, where he had the privilege of training under the guidance of senior artist Kelly Dawes and Kate Dawes, the esteemed founding director of Foli Sim.

His innate attention to detail, honed through his dual roles as a designer and SMP artist, synergises seamlessly with his work in the SMP industry. Moreover, his firsthand experience as a recipient of SMP treatments empowers him to empathise with clients and meticulously craft personalised solutions, alleviating any uncertainties they may have on a personal level.

Natalie Marie
SMP Artist

With over ten years of experience in scalp micropigmentation under her belt, our senior technician, Natalie, has paved the way for innovative hair loss solutions. She comes to our studio in Sydney from London, where she was head technician and trainer for a leading international SMP company.

Natalie is renowned for her industry-leading work in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) scar camouflage, density work, hairline design, and natural, soft-shaven (buzz-cut) looks. Most importantly, she deeply understands the nuanced symptoms of hair loss and thinning. As the senior technician at our Double Bay studio, Nat has helped countless men and women experience exceptional results with her skilful approach to hair tattoos. You’re in good hands with her key attention to detail and thoroughness with every client.

Book a Phone Or Video Consultation for Your Hair Tattoo in Sydney

We offer free in-person, phone, and video consultations for SMP/Hair Tattoo to ensure accessibility for everyone. During the consultation, our SMP artists will assess your eligibility, provide treatment details, and address your questions privately. We provide a 12-month quality guarantee starting from your third session. Book your consultation with Foli Sim and we’ll be in touch with you within 24 hours.

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Flexible SMP Payment Plans Available

We have partnered with ZipMoney to provide interest-free financing for six months on our services. To find out more about our SMP payment plans, please feel free to give us a call or submit a form via our Contact Us page.

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Foli Sim Sydney

Level 3, Suite 3.02/30-36 Bay Street
Double Bay, NSW (2028)

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