As a teenager, he taught himself how to play the guitar, becoming an accomplished artist at school. By the time he was in his early twenties, Jonathan Gerow had decided to pursue his artistic passions to the next level, becoming a renowned tattoo artist. What follows, is his very own story.
It was around the same time in his early twenties when Jonathan received difficult news, as his beloved mother had been diagnosed with cancer. While he was working to establish himself as a creative artist that held a strong following, Jonathan made sure to spend every opportunity he could with his mum whilst she received treatment and a tough regime of chemotherapy.
It was during this tumultuous time of his life that Jonathan first learned of scalp micropigmentation, and he was very interested in its potential. As Gerow says “I looked at what others were doing in those days and thought the final result could be a whole lot more realistic. The chemo patients that I had seen were losing their hair and some of them were devastated. This had a massive impact on me. After my Mom passed I dreamt about how I could help them and my Mom. I think it my way grieving for my Mom and following my passion”
A Life Changing Experience
With this thought, Jonathan decided to broaden his horizons and headed to Europe, where he could learn more about SMP. He received training from a team over in Birmingham, England, who were the inventors of SMP and the ‘best of the best’.
On returning to the US he spent time working in Florida where he worked with several companies including HisHairClinic for over 4 years. For a little while, Gerow was involved with a couple of partners in setting up a company called Hairlineink, but soon after he established www.gerowhairink.com operating a clinic, the single busiest in the world, with over 5 full-time technicians, in an organisation that avoids feeling impersonal.
As to what the future holds for Jonathan and the SMP industry: “I believe that sometime in the not too distant future the Scalp Micropigmentation Industry will be regulated. As the customers become more educated over time they will know and recognise what a final result looks and feels like. I want to play a role in helping as many folks as possible reap the benefits of this art form on our bodies. Whether it’s a patient with alopecia, pattern baldness or a chemotherapy patient who has lost his or her hair I want to help them. I want to make my children and my Mom proud!”