Art & Maintenance Skills Package

Art & Maintenance Skills  Package
Maintaining Nails Course
Maintaining Nails Course
Nail Art Course, Excluding Nail Trainer
Nail Art Course, Excluding Nail Trainer

The Art & Maintenance Skills Package is the next step in your training, after finishing The Complete Nail Technician Course.

You will have fun learning the twenty fundamental freehand nail art techniques and then creating unique designs to show off your skills.

Then in the second course, you will learn how to maintain your client's nail extensions so they always look good, how to educate your clients about the importance of fortnightly nail appointments and how to carry out invisible repairs to acrylic, gel and sculpted nail extensions.

This package saves you £70 on the price of the courses, if purchased separately.

Nail Art Course

Nail Art Course Contents
  • Nail Art course DVD
  • Course manual
  • 100 Nail Trainer® Nail Art Nails
  • 2 x nail art progress cards
  • Question papers
  • Unlimited Telephone Support
  • Assessment & Certification
  • 10 x Orangewood Sticks
  • Dotting Tool
  • Tweezers
  • 2 packs x Water Release Transfers
  • Striping & fine
  • Detail Brushes
  • Pallete
  • 200 x Cotton Wipes
  • 15ml Nail polishes:
    • Cherry
    • Espresso
    • White Lace
    • Cosmic Sky
  • 13gm Nail Art paints:
    • White
    • Black
    • Warm Red
    • Blue
    • Sunshine Yellow
    • Gold
    • Silver
    • Opalescent Gold
    • Opalescent Green
  • Top coat
  • Pink base coat
  • Glitter mixer
  • Gold striping tape
  • Foil and adhesive
  • Drilling tools
  • Fan Brush
  • 2 packs x Sticky Backed Decals
  • Scissors
  • 2 Dangling Charms
  • 12 x pots Mixed Glitters and Rhinestones
  • 10 x Workhorse Towels

  • Maintaining Nails Course

    Maintenance 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
  • Loved it!

    Gemma , Doncaster

    Loved this course, very addictive, would highly reccomend

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    Desrie , west london

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

    wonderful course

    desrie , London

    This nail art course was great, before i started i couldnt do any design. But now this course taught me so much and what was even better is when i found out i passed with a distinctions. Thank you everyone at EN.


    Jessica Farrar , Wakefield

    This course is great ! The help and support that the essential nails team give is excellent ! I passed with 100% distinction :)

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    Sara , Essex

    Passed this course with 100% distinction. YAY! Really enjoyed it. moving on to the other course very soon. Cant wait to get stuck in . Would definitely recommend it.

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    Lindsay Johnson , Essex

    I had so much fun with this course! I passed with 100% distinction and was so happy! You are supplied with everything you need in big quantities so you don't need to worry about buying anything. Thank you EN x


    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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    Donna , Aberdeen

    Have passed this course with 100% distinction. Really enjoyed it. Was great learning how to use the tools and products correctly. Would definitely recommend it.

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    Kaylz , Scotland

    I have just finished this course which I absolutely loved! I have now taken on the Tokyo course because I loved it that much! The DVD was so easy to follow and will be taken more course!


    sarah , durham

    I love this course and it so easy to follow the DVD I will be doing more courses once I have finished this one :)

    The best thing I ever did :)

    Cheryl Kneebone , Truro Cornwall

    I would fully recommend this course, this is my first course with EN and I have loved every min of it. EN are always there if you get stuck and their support is invaluable. I have never done anything like this before but I am totally hooked now. I have just received my certificate in the post and was so excited and thrilled with my 100% pass and distinction. I have now just started the master tech freehand nail art and am still getting the same buzz. Thank you EN for all your support and for the brilliant courses.

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    Terri , westmeath

    I would highly recommend this fabulous course . The essential nails team is 100% supportive whether it be by email or facebook . The stokes used are a great starting block and builds up confidence for more advanced nail art . also improves your polish technique . Money well spent

    So much fun!

    Savannah , Lancing, West Sussex

    This is my first course that I've completed with EN. I passed with flying colours and I'm itching to do more! Thankyou to Sarah and all the staff at EN for your endless support.

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    Bev , London

    I recommend this course to everyone who is interested in nail art, even if you feel you cannot draw, (like me). I am so happy I took this as I am now the proud owner of a Distinction. I am no where near as good as Jacqui and Kirsty but getting my certificate makes me want to do more. Thank you for the time and effort in making the video and making this possible for me. I look forward to getting my next pass (Distinction)

    Brilliant course

    Fiona Ferguson , Orpington, kent

    This course was brilliant, I passed with100% distinction very happy :) enjoyed every minute of this nail art course. Would recommend anybody.

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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.


    lorraine watts , Rushden

    This is a fantastic course, I enjoyed every minute highly recommend this course to anyone that is wanting to learn the basics in nail art!!

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    jenna , scotland

    This was a really great course to do, to learn the techniques and designs of nail art.

    it makes so easy...

    maria tseva , Stockholm, Sweden

    i love this course, when i bought it i had no idea about nail art! it explains everything and it makes it so easy! i love nail art and this course is a big help!

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    jennifer clayton , blackpool

    started this course two weeks ago and i think it is fabulous i am not ver artistic but doing these steps from the dvd i feel more confident xxx

    Absolutely Fab :)

    Michelle Samuel , Darlaston, West Midlands

    This course is fab, it has really easy to understand DVD and its so enjoyable learning all the techniques and there is always so much help if you get stuck with anything. I didn't know the 1st thing about nails but now i am enjoying more courses with essential nails :) love this course and love the site :) 10 out 10 for sure :)

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    laura pote , looe

    This was the first course i started just wanted to see if i had a flare at it,and i did!!! i loved every minute of the course jackie and kristy are brill!! once youve learnt the techs u can do anything,they have taught me so much that iam going on every course i can!!! so thankyou so much essential nails ur brill!!!!! and good luck to u all x

    Loved it!

    Faye Dooley , Ireland

    This course was brilliant. Im not a great artist but the techniques are so easy to learn to create gorgeous nails. I got really hooked on creating my own nail designs.

    Incredible Course!

    Aeris Gifford , Devon

    this course is amazing, easy to understand and do. The instruction DVD is easy to use and you don't have to be an amazing artist to be able to achieve amazing looking nail art. The service and support is amazing and staff are friendly and easy to talk to, not to mention extremely helpful and professional. All in all an amazing course. A Definite 10.

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    Claire Luzny , Ipswich

    Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! What a fantastic course, I loved every minute of it. I completed the course in 2 days, I just couldn't put it down. I am well and truly completely addicted to Nail Art. This course shows you how to do all those lovely designs you see that make you say 'Wow, I wish I could do that!' Really easy to follow instructions, thank you Jacqui and Kirsty for showing me the know how, and thank you to the rest of the team for the telephone support when I needed it. I am so pleased, I passed with a 100% mark and received a distinction :) You have to do this course, it's by no way easy and does require patience and practice but if you are the creative type, I am sure you will get great pleasure from it. It definitley teaches you all the basics you need to produce stunning artwork. Good luck and enjoy!



    This is the 2nd course that I have done now with Essential Nails and my Nail Airbrushing Course is waiting for me to start it as my husband has bought it me for Xmas. I absolutely loved every minute of doing this course I must of watched the DVD about 50 times with Jackie and Kirsty showing you step by step how to create some fantastic designs. The 20 that Jackie shows you how to create are great fun to do and once you start you can't stop. It even teaches you Nail Piercing and attaching Nail Charms. The products that you receive with the course are of the highest quality and are easy to work with. I've just submitted my Nail Art Course Nails for marking today so Im really nervous as to whether I pass. I would definitely recommend this course to my friends, family and others. <3


    victoria lavender , chester

    Just recieved my certificate 100% distinction!!! i loveeeeeddd the course and i have already completed about 60 other nail art designs from using the products in my kit!! i love it! this is my forth course from essential nails and i cant find a fault on anything, but this course by far is my fave one ive done!!! thank u soooo much for all the support and products! loving creating new designs xx

    Wow! Great Course!

    Natalie R , Wiltshire

    Wow, I have just received a phone call this morning and I have passed the Nail Art course with 100% Distinction! I am so pleased with this result and know that my work was so worth it! I loved working on the course, and it certainly kept me quiet (not many things can say that!) It was both fun and enjoyable and really sparked my Imagination, I have been playing around making my own designs even before the paint is dry on the course! A BIG thank you to everyone at EN, Sarah, Nicky, and Jax have all been immensely helpful and you are all fantastic! Thanks again EN!! Will be ordering my next course soon!

    amazing course!!

    di martin , scarborough

    i have just found out i passed my nail art course with 100% distinction, i have loved every single minute of this course and have already started trying out my own designs. the course is very challenging and teaches you all of what to need to about nail art. the nail trainer is a must even for after the course! the girls on the EN facebook group have supported me and still are throughout my courses and gave me the most helpful advice! this was my 2nd course with EN and am currently training in the gel course, have also just ordered the manicure and pedicure and the maintenance course.dont know what id have done without EN they are absolutley fantastic!

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    Hilary P , Norfolk

    hi all, just got my certificate back for nail art course and really pleased I got a distinction with 100%. I really enjoyed this course - love the variety and trying things out on such a small scale - must try out some more but would like a sculpting nail art course!!!! I did the airbrushing course a few years ago and got a distinction with 94% for that so I cannot praise essential nails enough. many many thanks for all the support.


    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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    Dawn Jackson , Guernsey

    I would just like to thank Sarah and the team at essential nails for this excellent course. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was thrilled to receive a telephone call from Sarah saying that I had passed the course with a distinction. I have already passed the acrylic course and am now thinking about doing another.Many thanks for your help and encouragement.


    Mary , Kettering, Northants

    This was a brilliant and fun course and opens up the imagination to do many other designs. It gives you the confidence to try out your own ideas. This was my second course and I find the DVD's and contents excellent value. The best part was getting a phone call to say I passed with Credit.

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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


    Amanda Black , Northern Ireland

    I would just like to thank Essential Nails for the Nail art course that I have just completed. It was excellent, great fun, challenging and truly inspirational. Dvd is fantastic and just makes you want to learn more and more. The Nail art kit provides is all that you need to get you started and the Nail trainer is a must. The help from the friendly support team was second to none, always there to help with any enquiry. Fab work girls. Thanks to the excellent quality training and support that Essential Nails has provided me, I now feel confident enough to provide this service, knowing that my skills and ability are now up to a professional standard .. Well done Many thanks again, am looking forward to my next course

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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.

    Excellent Course

    Tracey Wildman , Bedford

    This was my forth course with essential nails. It was lots of fun and gives you lots of ideas and inspiration. The dvd is very easy to follow. The couse provides you with a good selection of nail goodies to get you started. I look forward to choosing my next 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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    sue Prescott , South Wales

    This was so much fun... the DVD and manual are easy to follow, and you are provided with great quality products. The test nails inspire your own ideas.. and lets face it, who doesnt want to play with glitter and flowers and actually get paid for it??? Thanks EN for my 100% pass mark...

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    Lesley Gray , Malvern, Worcestershire.

    My husband bought the course for my Christmas present it was the best present I got (some thing I really wanted for a change) I found the DVD very inspiring and excellent to work along with! When I open my kit, it was like opening a treasure chest full of lovely sparkling bits and bobs, I could not wait to get stuck in to it. In fact my Acrylic course work went untouched for a fortnight! I found nail art to be very addictive!!! Well done Essentialnails for putting together yet another great course. I have had nothing but 100% service from you all. Lesley Gray

    Faye Kingsford

    Nail Art - Another great course. Great reference book with step by step guide & pictures & all the tools & equiptment you will need.

    Cathryn Gerrard

    Nail Art This is the fourth course I have had from essentail nails. My first one was around 7 years ago and launched my carreer as a nail tech. Although I have a fair amount of experience and dabbled in nail art, this course has not only inspired me, it's shown me some new tecniques already. It is the extra tips and tecniques in these courses that give us techs the edge and confidence that I haven't found on other courses. So WELL DONE looks like you've done it agian!!!!!

    Michelle Smith

    i completed my nail art course within two weeks gaining a destinction certificate i loved doing the course and cant wait to try the airbrush once completion of fiberglass. will work through all the systems but amazing and fun


    Leanne Hatherall , gloucestershire

    This Course is GREAT very enjoyable, once i passed my fiberglass


    Gemma Branton , Whittlesey

    I would just like to say how fun this course is, i enjoyed it that much I cant get away from my nail station as i am now constantly adapting the ideas this course gave me. Any serious nail tech should take this course, i am soon to open up my own business thanks to essential nails with these fantastic courses. I intend to do them all =o).


    shell mair

    This is the second course i've done by essential nails and I will do many many more as i plan to open a salon. The nail art course is thoroughly enjoyable with great tutorials on the DVD. Its amazing how something looking so intricate and complicated can be made so simple. No wonder Kirsty is a champ her work is totally stunning very inspiring!!!

    bobbi chaudhry

    i ordred my course last week, and have started today i am loveing doing the art nail course i love art and this is a great way to expresss that, i am looking forward to the other classes they offer

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    michelle smith

    i completed my course within two weeks gaining a destinction certificate i loved doing the course and cant wait to try the airbrush once completion of fiberglass. will work through all the systems but amazing and fun

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    Dorothy Howes

    A fantastic course. Everything is clearly explained. Thoroughly enjoyable. I loved it

    Fantastic Course

    Chloe Poole

    I am very creative so when I saw this course, I could resist. You learn loads of techniques, you get to create lovely nail designs. I have already passed the airbrushing course with a distinction and I also passed this course with a distinction. I cannot wait to try out the sculptured acrylic course.

    Rabia Ali

    i'v ordered mine 2day can't wait to try it out...i'm also eager to do the manicure and pedicure courses which will be coming soon!!!

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    Michelle Smith

    I cannot wait to get my nail art course delivered it looks brilliant

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    Michelle Kelly

    This was the first course I chose and absolutly loved it. Passed first time now I'm going to do the acrylics. The telephone support is excellent.



    A brilliant course so far, 'Essential Nails - you have done it again' 10/10. If you are thinking of studying you have come to the right place and outstanding this course is, step by step, like all other course with this company Ordered my course on 23rd dec and arrived 24th dec, excellent delivery

    You've done it again!

    Cathryn Gerrard

    This is the fourth course I have had from essentail nails. My first one was around 7 years ago and launched my carreer as a nail tech. Although I have a fair amount of experience and dabbled in nail art, this course has not only inspired me, it's shown me some new tecniques already. It is the extra tips and tecniques in these courses that give us techs the edge and confidence that I haven't found on other courses. So WELL DONE looks like you've done it agian!!!!!

    faye kingsford

    Another great course. Great reference book with step by step guide & pictures & all the tools & equiptment you will need.

    anna palmer

    another fantastic course. great book with step by step guide and pictures. this is a good reference to follow for producing the finished nail. help always available from the team. good range of products. cant wait for the manicure and pedicure course.



    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:)


    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.

    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.

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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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