Kelly Smith-Forshaw

Restorative Medical Micropigmentation

“Even after 19 years in the industry I still don't regard this as my job, it is my vocation.”

After graduating from college in Hair & Beauty in 1998, Kelly worked for Trendco, Europe’s leading hair loss specialist as their lead stylist.

Having worked with patients with hair loss this led Kelly to explore alternative solutions for her clientele. Kelly’s career in micropigmentation began when she discovered that she could help others by replicating hairs for eyebrows and create definition for eyeliner.

Kelly graduated in Semi-Permanent Makeup in 2004 with leading micropigmentation specialist training school Finishing Touches Group. Furthering her education, she then went on to train and become certified to Level 4 standard in Medical Micropigmentation and Scalp Micropigmentation

Level 4 Scalp Micropigmentation

Kelly’s ultimate passion is the Medical aspect of the industry. Scars, burns, facial feature restoration, vitiligo, skin camouflage, skin resurfacing and areola restoration following mastectomy, are just some of the procedures in Kelly’s remit. Given her passion for Medical micropigmentation, a natural next step was to move into training, where she has been the Head Medical trainer for Finishing Touches Group for over a decade, and has taught thousands of trainees.

Level 4 Scalp Micropigmentation

Kelly loves all aspects of the treatments she provides and is often seen demonstrating, speaking and training others worldwide. She enjoys sharing her knowledge, and helping others so they too can offer these sometimes life changing procedures to their own patients.

Level 4 Scalp Micropigmentation

In clinic Kelly is proud to work alongside our other practitioners and specialists in their field to give the best possible service to those in need. 


  • Level 4 Medical Micropigmentation
  • Level 4 Semi-Permanent Makeup
  • Level 4 Scalp Micropigmentation
  • Level 4 Microneedling
  • Advanced Blood Borne Pathogens

Awards & Nominations

  • MPUK Awards 2018, 2019 & 2021 - Medical Micropigmentation Artist Of The Year
  • PMU Conference 2020 – Finalist in Scalp Micropigmentation
  • MPUK Awards 2018 – Third Place in Scalp Micropigmentation

Recent Speaker Events

  • Team Micro Live - Areola RePigmentation & 3D Nipple Treatments
  • Aesthetic Medicine: Advanced Treatments Agenda - Introduction To Medical Micropigmentation 
  • PMU International Congress – Berlin, Germany
  • Royal College of Surgeons


  • Royal PMU International Mediterranean Congress & Championship 2019 - Turkey
  • MPUK Conference & Awards 2019 – UK
  • Olympia Professional Beauty - Bootcamp 2019 - UK

TV Features

  • Bodyshockers with Katie Piper - Channel 4
  • The Bad Skin Clinic - Discovery+ Channel
  • Embarrassing Bodies - Channel 4
  • Ten Years Younger - Channel 4

Kelly Smith-Forshaw Gallery

 Treatment Results