Acrylic & Maintenance
Equivalent to a 15 day Course
No time limits
Payment plan available
Better value as a package
All tools and products included
The Acrylic & Maintenance Course includes:
- Acrylic Tip & Overlay Course
- Maintaining Nails Course
Acrylic Tip & Overlay CourseAcrylic 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.
Maintaining Nails CourseAfter 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
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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.
Please visit the checkout for all stage payment options.
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 - 7pm - 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.
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 ;)
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
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
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
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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
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.
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Desrie , west london
i passed this course with distinction. thank you EN for all your help : )
Over the moon
Lucy Allison , Nottingham
Can't express how excited and happy I am to start this course. All the girls where lovely to speak to. And I'm already planning which courses to do after I've finished my acrylic and maintaining course. Thank you essential nails for making this the easiest thing I will have ever done.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Michelle , Kent
I have now passed the Acrylic Course after a few months of hard work.... if you put the hard work in.... it pays off in the next to no time at all you will be passed and building up the clients! I can't fault essential nails at all, they have helped me all of the way through from beginning to end! I am really looking forward to now building up my client base and getting the ball rolling!! I highly reccommend!!!
tracey morris , United Kingdom
I started this course about 2 weeks ago
tracey morris , United Kingdom
I started this course about 2 weeks ago
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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 :)
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.
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sally robinson , United Kingdom
Yesterday i received my Acrylic nail course and maintenance course and am ready to begin, thx you EN :)
Great customer service
Miranda , Dover
Hi, I have just ordered this course I must say the service I recieved was amazing couldn't ask for more .cannot wait to start course
Miranda Goldup , Dover
Hello I'am very interested in doing the combined Acryic Nails and Maintaining Nails course, I'am just wondering if I'am able to by 4,6,12 month installments or does this only apply to single courses? Many Thanks Hello, you can pay for the combined AO & M course in 4 or 6 instalments. The 12 payment option is only available on individual courses.
rochelle , burundi
hi,am very intrested in doing a course as i need to start my career at the moment i live in africa in burundi but am orignally from south africa so could you tell me if the qualifications that you provide on completion would it be recognised in south africa or all our the world? thankyou for your kind feedback.. Hi Rochelle we'll give you all the information you need via email tomorrow. Thank you for your inquiry.
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.
edona , albania
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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! :-)
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
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
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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.
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 !!!!!!!!!!
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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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.
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 :-)
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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.
angela wasden , germany
I completed the acrylic overlay course in december, loved the course, received great support and feedback. would highly recommend the course.
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
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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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.
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
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
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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!
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
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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.
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 :-)
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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
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.
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.
Wow, I just can not say how good this has been well recommended! I very happy with the course
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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!!
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
I am really glad I completed the maintenance course after the acrylic diploma. It's given me loads of confidence.
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.
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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
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.
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
Dionne , Auckland New Zealand
Thanks for your time and thanks again for everything Im very happy with the course :0)