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Complete Nail Tech Courses

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"I got the Acrylic course last year, after completing two other courses - I loved it from the start!
If it wasn't for Essential Nails I don't think I would have been able to
fulfil my dream of being a Nail Technician."

Natasha Carter

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Why Choose Our Diploma Nail Courses?

Our Diploma Nail Courses have been the UK's top choice for over 2 decades, training thousands of students. Why? Because we use the patented Nail Trainer® practice hand, setting us apart as the only home study Nail Courses proven to work.

Flexible Online Learning

The Tuition & Theory sections of each course are delivered online for flexible study on your terms.

Unlimited Practice and Success

Producing beautiful nails is a practical skill, and with our courses, you'll get unlimited practice on the Nail Trainer®. Quality practice, anytime and anywhere, is the key to excellence and success. Join the ranks of our satisfied students who've achieved their dreams.

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Your Path to Success

Remember, every FULL Course offers unlimited student support, business advice, and industry product support. Join our vibrant Facebook group at your convenience. Once trained, our extensive range of Professional Gel and Acrylic nail products equips you for a secure and profitable future as a Nail Tech. (Nail Trainer optional on all courses.)

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Latest Courses and Offers

Acrylic Nails Course

Our Acrylic Nail Course will teach you how to create these elegant and beautiful nails for your paying clients.
  • Watch the on-line tuition.
  • Practice what you see on your Nail Trainer hand.
  • Send in your completed nails for assessment.
  • Achieve a Pass, Credit or Distinction Accredited Diploma.
Join the thousands of successful Nail Technicians that have learnt with Essential Nails over the last 20 years. Enrol today!

Gel Nails Course

Gel Nails are glossy & strong. They are super popular with clients of all ages because they look so natural & the shine shouts “healthy nails”. They are easier to create and apply compared to acrylic nails, making them a perfect choice for budding nail technicians.
  • Watch the on-line tuition.
  • Practice what you see on your Nail Trainer hand.
  • Send in your completed nails for assessment.
  • Achieve a pass, credit or distinction Diploma.
Join the thousands of successful Nail Technicians that have learnt with Essential Nails over the last 20 years. Enrol today!

Gel Polish Course

Gel Polish is perfect for natural nails and nail extensions. It's quick to apply, has a glossy finish that doesn't lift, chip or wear for 14 days.
  • Watch the on-line tuition.
  • Practice what you see on your Nail Trainer hand.
  • Send in your completed nails for assessment.
  • Achieve a pass, credit or distinction Accredited Diploma.
Join the thousands of successful Nail Technicians that have learnt with Essential Nails over the last 20 years. Enrol today!

Manicure & Pedicure Course

Every Nail Technician should be able to provide a basic Manicure service for their clients. Good Nail Technicians will be skilled in both Manicure and Pedicure.
  • Watch the on-line tuition.
  • Practice what you see on your Nail Trainer hand.
  • Send in your completed nails for assessment and feedback.
  • Achieve a pass, credit or distinction Accredited Diploma.
Join the thousands of successful Nail Technicians that have learnt with Essential Nails over the last 20 years. Enrol today!

Gel Polish Art Course

Nail Art and Gel Polish have captivated the world of nails. Join this course to master 20 techniques with Halo Gel Polish. Guided by industry expert Theresa Foddering, AKA The Naildresser, you'll learn top-tier Gel Polish skills, ensuring standout results. Aligned with NVQ standards, gain a strong foundation and a recognised accredited qualification.

  • Comprehensive training to mould you into a Certified Nail Art Technician.
  • Nearly 2 hours of online lessons with Theresa Foddering guiding you every step of the way.
  • Practical sessions on The Nail Trainer practice hand, with a dedicated progress card to chart your advancements.

One Stroke Master Course

This course teaches the wonderful nail art techniques of Japan. Clever and subtle use of your brush will result in you creating a superb range of artworks including flowers and fauna, insects and birds and iconic Japanese imagery.
  • Watch the on-line tuition.
  • Practice what you see on your Nail Trainer hand.
  • Send in your completed nails for feedback and assessment.
  • Achieve a pass, credit or distinction Accredited Diploma.
Join the thousands of successful Nail Technicians that have learnt with Essential Nails over the last 20 years. Enrol today!

Freehand Art Master Course

This is a complete freehand master technician course with tuition by a multiple Las Vegas Nail Champion. The course includes everything you need to learn freehand nail art at the highest level. The style of teaching is relaxed and fun but with all the detail you need, making the course ideal for all experience levels.
  • Watch the on-line tuition.
  • Practice what you see on your Nail Trainer hand.
  • Send in your completed nails for feedback and assessment.
  • Achieve a pass, credit or distinction Accredited Diploma.
Join the thousands of successful Nail Technicians that have learnt with Essential Nails over the last 20 years. Enrol today!

Acrylic Art Master Course

If you want to master acrylic nail art to international competition standard this is how! A complete acrylic master technician course with tuition by a multiple Las Vegas Nail Champion . The course includes everything you need to learn Acrylic nail designs at the highest level.
  • Watch the on-line tuition.
  • Practice what you see on your Nail Trainer hand.
  • Send in your completed nails for feedback and assessment.
  • Achieve a pass, credit or distinction Accredited Diploma.
Join the thousands of successful Nail Technicians that have learnt with Essential Nails over the last 20 years. Enrol today!

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