Maintaining Nails Course

Maintaining Nails Course

Professional Accredited Qualification
Equivalent to a 3 day Course
No time limits
Payment plan available
Unlimited Student Support
All tools and products included

After completing your first or second course the Maintaining Nails course is the one you should really consider.

After 2 weeks, your client's nails will have grown, leaving a ridge at the cuticle and pushing the smile past the finger tip. She may have a lifting overlay, a chip or a crack. Maintaining your client's nail extensions so they look good all the time is the best way to keep your clients loyal, and earn more money.

This is a Home Learn Course, you don't need to go to college or classroom. You watch your lessons on the DVD and create your nail extensions on the Nail Trainer practice hand. On completing the course, you send your finished nails to us for assessment and certification. This is a comprehensive training course, containing everything you need to learn how to be a Qualified Nail Technician.

Maintaining Nails Course Contents
  • 2 hour Teaching DVD
  • 20 maintenance nails
  • Progress card
  • Test questions
  • Unlimited telephone support
  • Assessment and certification
  • Re-assessment if you fail
  • 250 ml Tip Remover
  • 125ml Nail Polish Remover
  • 15gm Sculpting gel
  • 3 x 100/180 grit black files
  • 3 x 180 grit yellow files
  • 3 x 240 grit white files
  • 100 small wipes
  • 3 x White buffing blocks
  • 3 x Orange buffing blocks
  • 3 way buffer
  • 10 x workhorse towels
  • Birchwood sticks
  • Outside soak-off bowl
  • Inside soak off bowl
  • 1m aluminium foil
  • 5 X metal nail forms
  • 25 Paper nail forms
  • Passing the course, entitles you to automatic membership of 'Aspire', our club for qualified Nail Technicians. Aspire members enjoy 20% discount on Professional Nail Products, access to business help and special offers. See essentialnails.com/aspire for more information.

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    We are pleased to offer a stage payment option on all of our Nail Courses, we call this "Easy Learn, Easy Earn". Many of our students spread the cost over several months, it's easy, quick and you can start your course in a matter of days.

    We can advise on all of the available monthly options over the phone (01440 820 999) or on Live Chat.

    We are available:
    8am - 8pm - Monday to Thursday
    9am - 6pm - Friday

    You can enrol on a Course right away online and can pay monthly by selecting the Easy Pay option at the online checkout.

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    Donna , Cwmbran

    Love this makes gel polish removal so easy!!! It's a definite must have for any nail technician!!

    Really good.

    Steph , Manchester

    Used this for Gels and Acrylics, so quick and easy, really nice, just want more now!

    Strange but useful!

    James Olsen , Sweden

    These nails have defects built in so that you can practise correcting them with hurting anyone, what a cool idea

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    Clare Wilson , Bury St Edmunds

    As a professionally nail tech i would recommend this gel. Very nice to work with, LED and UV curable.

    Super Gel Soak Off

    Brenda Z , Caister

    Super product - a must for every salon!

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    Desrie , west london

    i passed this course with distinction. thank you EN for all your help : )


    Donna , Aberdeen

    Have passed this course with distinction. Having the dvd to follow step by step and in your own time at your own pace is definitely a great way to learn this. It is worth doing this course as it makes it so much easier to provide the services on clients and I feel if i put the nails on and didn't do this course - id most likely have no idea or taken them off the wrong way. Its also great for learning how to repair nails which is definitely a handy skill to have. Thanks again to all at essential nails managing to be so patient and helpful with me.

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    Mary Kendell , Germany

    This was a Brilliant first Course, The step by step DVD was very insightful and luckily for me i have been able to answer all questions asked of me by clients. The book is Brilliant and goes in to great detail and as always the tutors were at the other end of the phone should i need them. It took me a while to get used to Gel as my background was acrylic but this system seems to be what the client wants. The maintenance course was an excellent addition and a must have for any nail tech. i defiantly recommend buying them together as it is better value for money.


    vicky lavender , chester

    Thank u!!! I have just found out I passed with distinction, i completed the acrylic course, and currently doing gel, its well worth it!!! and i have just ordered my 4th course-nail art- i cant wait!

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    Jodie , Burnham on sea

    Ive just ordered this course and cant wait for it to arrive and get started. thanx EN

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    Jane Parmenter , Long Melford Suffolk

    Wow thank you Essential nails I have just found out I passed with 95% distinction, this course is fab and a must after completing the gel course, so important to learn how to infil and repair the work you have created on your client and keep them coming back to you for more sets, you can also teach yourself how to gel sculpt from the techniques in this dvd too, once you have completed the main courses this one is quick and easy, comes highly recommended 10/10. Thanks again EN.

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    Tracey Wildman , Bedford

    This course is an essential part of becoming a nail tech. It doesn't take long to complete and teaches you how to repair chips and cracks in nail extensions. Would highly recomend after completing your first course.

    Sue Prescott , South Wales

    I now have much more confidence in doing client's nails knowing that I have been trained in maintenance also... the course, like the others, is easy to follow, with great help only a phonecall away! Great quality products provided also! A must have for any nail tech Thanks EN x

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    Candy Donovan

    I ordered the Flash Shine Buffer Block, the results were excellent. It produced the best shine of any block I've used. Thank you Essential Nails, highly recommended product.

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    i bought this pale green buffer and i think it is great , i got a really high shine within seconds, pucca defo but again


    Always had problems with white nail files, as the grit looked good but filing was horrible. The 180/180 white file is brilliant and leave no unwanted black grit in that perfect acrylic job. Recommend to all! A+++

    Re-usable nail forms

    Kelly Wright

    Excellent! Very easy to use with fantastic results

    Emiliy , London

    10/10 for your training DVD'S they have helped me so much and i can refer back if i need to thanks for recommending them.



    so far i have found the course really good and im really excited about becoming a qualified nail technichian, its easier to do in my own time and work around my current career too. i will also be doing the maintence course afterwards!


    This is an excellent course to do :) and i would reccommend it to anyone:)

    Linda , Northampton

    I wanted to refresh on my techniques, as i have not done nails for a while, I found Essential nails DVD very useful and will be recommending them.

    Jessica , Suffolk

    I work as a mobile nail tech and these table towels are great i take a pack out with me, and when i have finished bin what i have used, saves on washing towels every time.

    Nicola Woodman , Notts

    Easy to store and keep clean, heats acetone fast for quick removal of product

    Helen Dye , Leeds

    Fantastic flash shiner block really brings the gloss back to extensions and very quick.

    Sharona , Cheshire

    Last ages very good quality.

    Re-usable nail forms

    Kelly Wright

    Excellent! Very easy to use with fantastic results


    Really nice selection of buffer and shiners for the salon and retailing to clients.

    Jo , Bristol

    good quality and reasonable prices

    Jo , Bristol

    These are good quality files, I use a lot in the salon and find they last well .


    Very excited about completing my maintenance course, i feel so much more confident this time round, will defiantly recommend your courses as college was not for me, i learnt so much more through Essential nails.

    Sandra , Luton

    These forms bend to fit all my client's nails perfectly, and they just wipe clean for the next customer.

    Isabelle , scotland

    Great course some many tips and techniques well recommended

    Jenny A

    I am really glad I completed the maintenance course after the acrylic diploma. It's given me loads of confidence.


    Will be ordering more of these, love the square end, ideal for getting filings from underneath free edge.

    Sally Hill , Cambridge

    Your DVD'S helped me refresh my techniques, thanks

    Sophie , Cambridge

    Good quality table towels, nice size, will be using these again.



    What a great selection of files........and fantastic quality too.

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    Georgie Parks , Glasgow

    I learnt a lot in this course. thnaks

    kay bradbury , lemington

    Although i've only learnt gel, it told me how to repair acrylic nails, I often have to fix these for my clients. So it's really good to learn all the systems for maintenance

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