Acrylic Career

Acrylic Career
Acrylic Nail Courses, Including Nail Trainer
Acrylic Nail Courses, Including Nail Trainer
Maintaining Nails Course
Maintaining Nails Course
Nail Art Course, Excluding Nail Trainer
Nail Art Course, Excluding Nail Trainer

Professional Accredited Qualification
Equivalent to a 17 day Course
No time limits
Payment plan available
Unlimited Student Support
Better value as a package
All tools and products included

Turn your dream of becoming a Nail Technician in to reality with the Acrylic Career.

The Acrylic Career includes:
  • Acrylic Tip & Overlay Course (Full course incl. the Nail Trainer®)
  • Nail Art Course (Conversion course excl. the Nail Trainer®)
  • Maintaining Nails Course
You will save £118.00. Normal combined price of both courses £747.

Acrylic Tip & Overlay Course

Acrylic Nails have always dominated the nail industry, making them one of the most sought after nail enhancement treatments amongst clients, including celebrities.

The reason they are popular is due to their long lasting nature, impeccable fit, innumerable designs and low maintenance. Every clients dream, Acrylic Nail treatments should be a Nail Technicians speciality and we will help you master the art with confidence with this professional course allowing you to expand on the services you provide.

This is an independent learning, flexible at-home course that fits around your lifestyle and schedule. It's convenient and condensed into a DVD which you can pause, rewind and repeat at your discretion. No college commitments, commute or expensive fees - simple one-to-one, private tutoring at the comfort of your home. Especially designed for aspiring nail technicians, no previous experience or qualification is needed to complete this course.

• This Acrylic Nail Course is a comprehensive training course.

• It contains everything you need to become a Qualified Acrylic Nail Technician.

• You watch your lessons on the DVD with Gina as your Personal tutor.

• You will be provided with a The Nail Trainer practice hand to create your nail extensions and to simulate the experience of providing the service to clients in a salon.

On completing your Acrylic nail course:

• Just send your finished nails to us for assessment.

• If you have reached the required pass mark we then issue you with your Nail Technician Certification.

Nail Art Course

Nail Art is spectacular and fun! In this stunning new course you learn how to create 20 brilliant designs which covers the basic techniques you'll need for creating your own masterpieces. Your tutors are simply the best.

The UK's top nail educator Jacqui Jefford is joined by multiple competition winner Kirsty Meakin. The step-by-step instruction follows the NVQ curriculum so you'll come away with a solid foundation and a worthwhile qualification.

This is a Home Learn Course, you don't need to go to college or classroom - no previous experience or qualifications required
• It contains everything you need to become a Qualified Nail Art Technician.
• You watch nearly 2 hours of lessons on the DVD with Jacqui Jefford as your Personal tutor.
• You create your designs on the The Nail Trainer practice hand and save your nails on the special progress cards.

On completing your Nail Art Course;

• You send your finished nails to us for assessment.

• If you have reached the required pass mark we then issue you with your Nail Technician Certification.

Maintaining Nails Course

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.

*The Qualification/Certification that you receive is issued by the Essential Nails Institute and is nationally recognised within the nail industry. What this means is that you will be able to gain your professional indemnity insurance with our certificate. This insurance will cover you to work from home, mobile or in a salon.

Acrylic Tip & Overlay Course

Acrylic Tip & Overlay Course Contents
• The Nail Trainer® Practice Hand*   • Acrylic Suppliment   • Unlimited telephone support   • 2 hour teaching DVD   • 240 page reference manual   • Progress cards   • 8 question papers   • Assessment and certification   • Re-assessment if you fail.   • 200 x Cotton wipes   • Nail clippers   • Manicure brush   • 15ml Red Polish   • 15ml Top coat   • 100ml Sanitiser   • 20ml Tip adhesive   • 5 x Glue nozzles   • File and buffer pack   • 10 x Workhorse towels   • Cuticle pusher   • Kolinsky Acrylic brush   • Dappen dish   • 70gm salon powder   •  200ml Acrylic liquid   • 15ml cuticle oil   • 100 practice nails   • 100 extension tips

Nail Art Course

Nail Art Course Contents
• The Nail Trainer® Practice Hand*   • Nail Trainer® user manual   • Nail Art course DVD   • Course manual   • 40 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   • 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   • 200 x Cotton Wipes   • 10 x Workhorse Towels

Maintaining Nails Course

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.

You will receive one Nail Trainer® with this package.

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You pay a 25% deposit, and if approved for credit, the balance is split into 12 monthly payments. The Credit plan is run by Pay-It-Monthly, and is not currently available on-line, so please contact the office on 01 440 820 999 or click on the LiveChat button to apply. We'll send you an application email with a link to the application form. You'll receive a credit approval decision within 24 hours.

* We will carry out a simple credit check for the EasyPay 4 payment plan. The 12 month plan involves on-line, ID, credit and affordability checks.

** The first payment is taken from your card when your order is shipped. This is normally the same day or the next day.

*** Remaining payments are taken on the same day of the month. For example, if you placed your order on the 24th January, the remaining payments will be taken on the 24th Feb, March and April. Call the office on 01 440 820 999 if you would like different dates to be set up.

Acrylic course

Suzanne cook , Suffolk

Highly recommended


Jac , Sheffield

The course so far has been very enjoyable. It means I can get on with things in my own time and the support over the phone has been so helpful and the tutors are so lovely to chat to. The one downside of the course is that the dvd is very old fashioned. It could do with an update, however the principle of the course is great x

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Jackie Ayres , Walton on Thames

So excited to start my acrylic course with essential nails. Kim was very helpful and friendly so much help


Allie Tapsell , Cambridge

Loved the Acrylic course- it took me a couple of attempts but was so glad of the feedback- Jo has been instrumental in my confidence building - the support and guidance from the team is amazing- I’ve completed two courses so far and on my third- but not final

Amazing acrylic course!

Amy Dovey , Gloucestershire

loved this course everything you needed came altogether in the box you can work at your own pace and if you get stuck the lady's are very very helpful highly recommend this course you literally can not go wrong ;)

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rebecca gore , golborne

ive just finnished my first course with EN, and i loved it, the information on the dvd and in the book was presice and really helped me to understand each step, also the product is of very high quality far better than anything ive been using. i think i will be buying more of EN's products more often. thankyou EN staff for all your help

Acrylic Course

Julie Misters , Midlands

I throughly enjoyed doing this course it was the 1st course I completed with Essential Nails, I had never even had my own nails enhanced so was a little apprehensive. I needn't of worried because there was always a friendly voice ready to help me out with any questions I had. I was thrilled to bits when I found out I passed with distinction it was something I never expected when I started the course. The kit includes everything you need to complete and the products are of high quality giving a professional finish to the nails. All I will say is keep practicing as much a possible and you will see improvements and you too can have a new career that you enjoy

Loved it!

Gemma , Doncaster

Loved this course, very addictive, would highly reccomend

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Katie , York

Just ordered acrylic nail course can't wait for it to arrive and for me to get started quick and easy payment plan aswel xxx Thank you for enrolling with us Katie, enjoy completig your training :)


Lisa , Augher,co.tyrone,N.ireland

I done acrylic course was really easy to learn Thank you Lisa,we are glad you enjoyed your course

Acrylic tips and overlay

Desrie , West London

this is my 5 course with EN loved doing this course I just got a credit pass and will be doing more courses with EN. THANKS TO THE EN STAFF FOR ALL THEY HELP

Acrylic nails

Zoe , London

I have just ordered the acrylic nails course and I'm super excited to start! I think it's fab that it's finally something I've been interested in doing but at home around the kids and work! Payment plan is brill Thank you for enrolling with us Zoe. Well done for taking the first step to becoming a professional nail technician. Enjoy your Acrylic Diploma Course, The EN Team.

maintaining nail extension coure

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 :)


Sarah , Plymouth

Yippee I've just passed my first course ,the acylic course . And I must say I've loved every minute of it . All the hard work I've put in has finally paid off. And I can't wait to start the next course :-) Well done & Congratulations sarah, thank you for choosingt o train with Essential Nails, we are so glad you enjoyed your training and delighted you willbe taking more courses with us. Jax

Fantastic Course

Jemma , Preston

I really enjoyed learning from home. The support was fab and even though it took me 7 months to submit my work I got my pass certificate last week :) Happy days! Now enrolled onto the gel course.

Soo excited!

Jade , Marden, Tonbridge

I can't wait to start my course :) I've always been intrested in nails Thank you for choosing to train with us Jade, enjoy your course

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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.


Donna , Aberdeen

Fab course. Liked learning with dvd at own pace. great support from staff at essential nails. amazed at how well they can see where you are going wrong by listening to you or looking at your work. have passed this course with credit.

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tracey morris , United Kingdom

Have just received my pass certificate in the the post Congratulations Tracey and well done on all your hard work

Fantastic course!

Kaylz , Scotland

I loved doing this course I just got a credit pass and will be doing more courses. The DVD is so easy to follow x

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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.

Brilliant course

tracey morris , United Kingdom

I started this course about 2 weeks ago

Brilliant course

tracey morris , United Kingdom

I started this course about 2 weeks ago

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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

Acrylic nail course

Holly , Walsall

Ive just finished and sent off my finished acrylic and maintance course, which i hope i have passed in. I really enjoyed it and the ladys at essential nails where always happy to help and really friendly. Id recommend this course to anybody. Gina was a really good teacher and she explained everything really clearly. Hopefully going to do the gel nail course next.

louise , west yorkshire

i started this course about 3 weeks ago and i am loving it, i have done my first assesment which i am very proud of, and i have also been doing my friends and my own nails the course is very easy to follow and i cannot wait to finish so i can start another one.

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deborah hastings , peterborough

well what can i say , i have been doing this course about 5 weeks now and loved every minute of it , i have already submitted my work and am really hoping i have done well , i have done a lot of practice on the nail trainer and also on friends (all of which have been really pleased and also surprised how quick i have learnt ) i am now about to start the nail art course and will definately go on to do lots more of the courses , would reccommend this to anyone thinking of startin up and have already got a few friends interested in it , top course :)

Acrylic Course

Maryanne , East Sussex

Great course with everything you will need to learn about Acrylic nails, I began last year it was 95% perspiration and determination, I started eight months ago and worked everyday on the course. I found the dvd easy to follow, with the lovely Gina her accent was very infectious the nail trainer was great as getting models impossible, I learnt so many techniques that only a true professional could teach. Having done an external course recently I found that the essential nail course was much more informative. Stick at it and do not give up. Once I was qualified I opened my studio at home and got started and now have a business called Fab10nails and growing, even done a celebrities nails cannot say who as signed a confidential paper. I have completed Spa manicure, pedicure and Gel nails thanks to essential nails I have realised my dreams. Highly recommend.

great course, support when needed

Jenna , Hertfordshire

This is a brilliant course if you wish to qualify as a nail tech, unfortunatley for me, after i ordered the couse i found it hard to find the time to do it as i have children! Hi , there are no time limits on our courses, so you can take as long as you need to complete your courses work around your children, without any pressure. Some students find that just a couple of hours a week works for them. We are here to support you and will assess your work whenever you return it to us, just let us know if we can help.

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.

great support

edona , albania

nails with butterfly

very helpful!

Amy Bowyer , wiltshire

I ordered my course today through the helpline and they were so helpful, pleasant and well lovely! She gave me advise on courses, arranged a payment plan and on dates to suit me! The best customer service i had ever dealt with! Very excited to get started now! :-)

Excellent !

Karina , Rochester, Kent

Ive just completed this course and passed with distinction !! Worked hard and completed in just a couple of months :) Im now addicted!! cant wait to order another course and im hoping to make a career out of doing Nails now. Thanks to everyone at Essential Nails for your support, Im sure il be around for a while. :D xxx

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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.


Marcelle Tuckley , Birmingham

So far, I have completeed and passed the Nail Art Course with a distinction and the Acrylic Course with a credit. I am currently working on the Maintenance Course and will go on to the Gels after that. I have never been good at studying but Essential Nails have made my passion into a reality as their courses are fantastic, excellent value for money and Sarah and Nicky I have found to be extremely friendly and supportive. Thank you Essential Nails

Gel and Maintaining Nails Course

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!!

Justin Hustwait , Kettering Northamptonshire

Well as I had no prior knowledge of Nail enhancements I searched and searched for the right course and decided to go for Essential Nails training. Can I say the best decision I made The course content is very in depth and easy to follow the products you recieve are good the nail trainer is excellent the fact you are learning from a dvd is genius as I learn better from being shown rather than reading I found this method great and if i was unsure I just watched again till I got the hang off it ... It took awhile but the support is good and I passed.....Have done two courses since this one and plan to do many more....as a result of these courses I have secured employment solely on the training I have had from Essential Nails...... So thank you !!!!!!!!!!

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Claire Ingram , Kettering

Just started this course, it is my first. arrived next day easy to follow step by step dvd and book, I ama enjoying learning. Thank you

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jenna , scotland

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

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Claire till , Telford

I've just started this course. I found Sarah is very friendly and helpful and I received my course next day delivery!! Loving it so far.

Loving it!

Nicole Jones , Darlington

I am really enjoying this course. Everyone I have spoke to at Essential Nails has been really friendly and I have had great feedback from my progress card. I cannot wait to get started on the Airbrushing course to go with thse fabulouse Acrylics. Thank you Essential Nails :-)

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

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clare m , kidderminster

I have not long started this course and its amazing, the dvd is very easy to follow and the course books are very helpful...great course to do!!!


zoe , worthing,west sussex

Hi im really interested in doing a nail course and these sound fab being able to do them in the comfort of my own home, can anyone let me know how they got on doing them because im unsure but dont fancy going to college to do a course because of my job.Thanks Hello Zoe These courses have a fully recognised qualification, you will cover the theory as well as the practical side of nails, it's set out step by step with ongoing support, please visit out facebook page and chat to other student/graduates.

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

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Nikita swan , 51 lawrence ave stonebridge nw10 8eq

i would like to do this course beacuse it looks good and ive always wanted to do it plus i can make my self a little bit of money


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.

Alison Baillie , Manchester

Hi, I've now completed four courses, The Acrylic course, the gel, the maintenance courses and Nail Art. I passed three courses with credit and one course with a distinction. I have to say that the nail art was my favourite, but I loved doing them all. Sarah and Jax have been brilliant all the way through, even since passing my courses and even when I've been uncertain of things they have been there to reassure me. (Thanks to you both) I am hoping to do the airbrush course next and cannot wait! Also I have bought some dream products from them too and these are great!! very good quality and easy to work with. Thanks EN Alison xx

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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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Stephanie Adeniji , London

I took this course and found the instructor on the training DVD was well gounded and carried you along explaining why some steps need to be taking. Its really wonderful to be able to take the course at home and at ones pace. The course contents are fantastic because you get good products sent to you to complete the course...its more like you have started your nail business alreadty. I now a qualified as a Nail Technician after passing this course with a credit...this is fantastic!!! I have purchased some more courses and I am sure they would be as interesting and informative as this. Essential nails, keep the good work up


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

Maintenance Course

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.

Essential Maintenence

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.

Acrylic Nail Course

Tracey Wildman , Bedford

This was my third course with Essential Nails. I can't believe I am able to train to be a nail tech at home its brilliant!! The course is very informative and helps you to create great nails. Sarah and Nikki have been so helpful since I started training. A big thank you to them for all their help.

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.

Fantastic Course!!...

Natasha Carter , Bucks

I got this course last year and I loved it from the start, I also did the maintainence course and have almost compleated the Acrylic Sculpting. If it wasnt for Essential Nails I dont think I would have been able to fulfil my dream of being a Nail Technician as I have been able to train at home in my own time and own pace. Im now planning on getting the Nail Art and Airbrushing courses and cant wait to start them!

acrylic nail course

kay smith-jeffrey , haverhill, suffolk

I would like to thank essential nails for all the support in doing this course. it was a fantastic course because you had no time limit and the payments were a great help. i would recommend essential nails to anyone who is interested in doing nails. i also done the nail art course which is fantastic.

Fantastic Course

Suzy Fligelstone , Stanmore, Middlesex

Wow, can't believe I passed with distinction. Thanks to Essential Nails and your fabulous course. Not to mention the great and continuing support you receive all through the course. I found the DVD and book both very helpful and the phone support and emails from Sarah always encouraging. The course comes with everything you need to get started. If you are like me you wont be able to put it down once you start, especialy with your new best friend, the nail trainer. Good luck to anyone who takes the course - you will love it.

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

Nail Art

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...

Corrina Hughes

Would like to say thank you so much to all at essential nails I have started my acrylics course and loving every minute of it even if it is harder and more complex than i thought it would be but its great.

fantastic acrylic course

Naomi Doswell , Hastings

This course is fantastic, you get everything you need, all the help you could wish for......AND you could end up a fully qualified Nail Tech just like me!!! Thanks essential nails. x

Acrylic Nail Course

Ruby Whitman , Ipswich Suffolk

I have always been interested in nails but never had time to go to college ect to be able to complete a course, after alot of research i came across Essential Nails, it looked great, i could start when i want, practice when i want and have flexible payments, all of these really helped as i have 3 young children! I started the course in october 09, did it at my own pace, when i had a problem or question the essential nails team were always there and were very helpful to find a soloution for me. I have since sent in my course for review which was extremely easy to do, and have had my good news personally delivered over the phone by ther lovely sarah, to say i had passed! I am thrilled to bits with myself and now feel i am on the learning ladder to bigger and better things! Dont hesitate when it comes to courses, qaulifications or tests, you really wont go wrong with Essential Nails!

Nail Art Course

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

Great service and course

Donna Caldicott , west midlands

I went with Essential nails after speaking to Nikki (customer services) she told me everything i needed to know helped me choose the right course and payment scheme. Delivery was very quick. The course itsself was fab, everything u needed to know and all the equipment. I was able to work at my own pace and it fitted in with my family.After sales / student support - again fab customer service.THANKS ESSENTIAL NAILS IM A QUALIFIED NAIL TECH XXX


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).

Acrylic Nail Course.


I was very pleased with the customer service staff, they were friendly and helpful. I ordered the Acrylic nail course, maintenance course and nail art course. All the contents are of high quality and the DVD is very helpful. The Hand Trainer makes life so much easier!! Cant wait to send my cards back for marking and start some more courses with Essential Nails.

Looking Good

Debbie Broome

Delivery was very fast, packaged very well and the communication amazing. I would recommend Essential Nails to everyone wanting to learn. I can not wait to get started now I have everything I need, and I am sure your going to hear from me soon :-)

Acrylic Nail Course

Debbie Leighton

This course is EXCELLENT from placing your order to delivery which is very fast to the products. The products are very superior to other products I have seen online. The people that work at Essential Nails are there to help you and they want you to succeed. I am VERY happy with the course and will keep enjoying. Thanks

great course


Really great course, great phone support too. course was here the day after i ordered it which was great as i was excited about getting started, Really enjoying it and i can fit it in around family life and dont feel pressure to have it done. When i was stuck i just called got answered right away no waiting on hold. Great Great Great Even thinking of doing gel now its so easy to fit in . also great payment options for us who need it.


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

nail art course

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

Nail Art

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!!!

nail are course

Michelle Smith

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

Nail art

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.

Marie Drummond

This course allows you to have practical work assessed; other companies only assess written work, which I find strange. How can you possibly gain a qualification for something that you have no practical experience of. Also the range of follow on courses at more affordable prices after I have completed the first is very good.



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.



Wow, I just can not say how good this has been well recommended! I very happy with the course

Acrylic Nail Course

Josephine Sanchez

I wish to thank the whole team for thier help in this course I have just this moment received my email stating that I have passed with a credit and I have two diploma's with Essenial Nails Ltd and now I can get going with a career that I didnt think I could ever do. This course was pretty easy to do with the help of the dvd and book and also help online thank you all again whhhoopppepee :) Hope to do a further course the beginning of next year.



Just got my certificate for the acrylic course and just finished the gel and now doing the airbrush course. The courses are fantastic and i enjoyed every minute. I am now going to get my business cards made and its all thanks to essential nails and their team. I look forward to doing all their courses in the near future. Thank you


well what can i say!!! so helpful and very understanding, thankyou for all your help a very good course and would recommend to anyone.

Hillary , York

Really enjoying my course, find it so relaxing when the kids have gone to bed, thanks for your help when i called it is nice knowing you are there if i need you.


have recently passed my acrylic course and wanted to share with the world what a fantasic course it is!!!!! all the training materials and support from essential nails was fantastic and am so proud of myself for passing with a mark of credit!! i would recommend this course to anyone who wanted to learn to become a nail tech and cant wait to change my working life with this new qualification!!! thanks essential nails!!


linda green

fantastic no time limit doing the gel now and the nail art



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:)


This course was very interesting and i've learnt alot it was worth every penny ,Thanks to everyone at essential nails:-)

Jessica , London

These courses are amazing, you learn everything you need to know about nails, and to top it off i have got my self a great job working in a salon, this time last year i was in a job i hated and now i love what I do. Thanks you.


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.

Sally Stevens , London

Big thanks for all your help, the acrylic course was laid out really well and really enjoyed it.

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.

Sally Nunn

I have completed my acrylic course, i am now building up a client base and still getting the full support from the Essential nails team, i will be doing more courses. Thanks.

Denise Pot , Surry

Thank you Essential nails, really enjoyed the course will be doing more.

Gemma Montgomery , London

I placed my order yesterday and have just received it today. I want to say how satisfied I am with the service you provided. Delivery was very fast, packaged very well and communication was spot on. I would definitely recommend Essential Nails to anyone. It has been a dream of mine to become a nail technician. I feel this course is the best route to take. I can not wait to get started now I have everything I need. Thank you very much.

maintenance nails course

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

Acrylic course


I can't say enough good things about this course, everyone was so helpful and I did not feel that I was on my own at all. It was very easy to follow the dvd and to fit in the training whenever I was free, infact I went on to do the air brush course as well.

Acrylic course


This is a fantastic course. I didn't study much at school but I got a distinction for my nails and I feel so proud with myself. I can't wait to start seeing my ladies.


Anon , Somerset

I looked at lots of courses and decided this was the best one. I'm really pleased I made this decision as I'm now building great extensions and recieving complimnets from both clients and fellow technicians

Acrylic course

Dionne , Auckland New Zealand

Thanks for your time and thanks again for everything Im very happy with the course :0)


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