FAQ's

QUALIFICATIONS, INSURANCE & EXPERIENCE FAQ's

 

QUALIFICATIONS, INSURANCE & EXPERIENE FAQ's

Will I be provided with a kit for the duration of the nail course?


Absolutely! The only things you need to bring are a winning smile, appetite to learn, patience and passion. Our trainers will talk you through the different brands to consider before making your own kit purchase, for use after the nail course. There are a large number of nail suppliers to choose from and we will advise you on those which will give you the best quality and value for money.




Can I get a trade card for nail suppliers?


Yes - just show your certificate, which will have a certification number, to the wholesaler or suppliers and they will set you up with one. This will allow you to buy professional products at trade prices.




Where are these wholesalers?


Different locations will have different stockists, so it is best to Google the ones closest to you. Some examples include:
- Sally’s
- Adele’s
- Hazlehurst
- Capital
- Aston & Fincher - Salon services
- Ellisons




Will I be able to purchase nail kits from you?


Unfortunately, our trainers don't carry the nail kits with them but will advise you on where you can purchase them.




Will I use a nail drill/e-file?


All nail filing will be undertaken manually during the course.




Do the products cause any damage to the nail?


Contrary to popular belief, no damage or discomfort should be caused if products are used correctly by a professional nail technician.




Can I bring my own products to the nail course?


Products will be supplied for you during the course, but you are free to bring your own equipment if you wish.





BOOKINGS & REFUNDS FAQ's

BOOKINGS & REFUNDS FAQs

Will you provide PPE and how many students in each course?


Each class runs with a maximum of ten students but we usually have an average of six students in each class. We are following all government guidelines and providing all necessary PPE including masks, gloves and hand sanitiser. We will also check all students' temperatures before entering classrooms.




What should I wear to the nail course?


We believe that people learn better in a relaxed environment. Our advice is to be comfortable but presentable. Also, be aware that products may spill so don’t wear anything you wouldn’t want to get damaged.




Can I wear nail extensions to the nail course?


No, during the course you will be working on each other so you must come with bare nails.




Can I bring a model to the nail course?


No need – you’ll be working on your fellow students. (Yay for efficiency.)




Can I bring my own products to the nail course?


Products will be supplied for you during the course, but you are free to bring your own equipment if you wish.




Will I be able to remove the nails I have had applied during the nail course?


he removal process will be explained and demonstrated, although not carried out by students as this would eat into too much practical time during the course. Therefore, we recommend preparation for removal at home, for which you will need 100% acetone. This can be purchased at any pharmacy.




Will I use a drill/ e-file during the nail course?


All filing will be undertaken manually during the nail course.




Do the products cause any damage to the nail?


Contrary to popular belief, no damage or discomfort should be caused if products are used correctly by a professional nail technician.





 

NAIL COURSE FAQ's

 

NAIL COURSE FAQ's

Will you provide PPE and how many students in each course?


Each class runs with a maximum of ten students but we usually have an average of six students in each class. We are following all government guidelines and providing all necessary PPE including masks, gloves and hand sanitiser. We will also check all students' temperatures before entering classrooms.




What should I wear to the nail course?


We believe that people learn better in a relaxed environment. Our advice is to be comfortable but presentable. Also, be aware that products may spill so don’t wear anything you wouldn’t want to get damaged.




Can I wear nail extensions to the nail course?


No, during the course you will be working on each other so you must come with bare nails.




Can I bring a model to the nail course?


No need – you’ll be working on your fellow students. (Yay for efficiency.)




Can I bring my own products to the nail course?


Products will be supplied for you during the course, but you are free to bring your own equipment if you wish.




Will I be able to remove the nails I have had applied during the nail course?


he removal process will be explained and demonstrated, although not carried out by students as this would eat into too much practical time during the course. Therefore, we recommend preparation for removal at home, for which you will need 100% acetone. This can be purchased at any pharmacy.




Will I use a drill/ e-file during the nail course?


All filing will be undertaken manually during the nail course.




Do the products cause any damage to the nail?


Contrary to popular belief, no damage or discomfort should be caused if products are used correctly by a professional nail technician.





KITS & PRODUCTS FAQ's

 

KITS & PRODUCTS 

KITS & PRODUCTS FAQ's

Will I be provided with a kit for the duration of the nail course?


Absolutely! The only things you need to bring are a winning smile, appetite to learn, patience and passion. Our trainers will talk you through the different brands to consider before making your own kit purchase, for use after the nail course. There are a large number of nail suppliers to choose from and we will advise you on those which will give you the best quality and value for money.




Can I get a trade card for nail suppliers?


Yes - just show your certificate, which will have a certification number, to the wholesaler or suppliers and they will set you up with one. This will allow you to buy professional products at trade prices.




Where are these wholesalers?


Different locations will have different stockists, so it is best to Google the ones closest to you. Some examples include:
- Sally’s
- Adele’s
- Hazlehurst
- Capital
- Aston & Fincher - Salon services
- Ellisons




Will I be able to purchase nail kits from you?


Unfortunately, our trainers don't carry the nail kits with them but will advise you on where you can purchase them.




Will I use a nail drill/e-file?


All nail filing will be undertaken manually during the course.




Do the products cause any damage to the nail?


Contrary to popular belief, no damage or discomfort should be caused if products are used correctly by a professional nail technician.




Can I bring my own products to the nail course?


Products will be supplied for you during the course, but you are free to bring your own equipment if you wish.





NAIL INFO FAQ's

 

NAIL INFO FAQ's

What's the difference between Acrylic Extensions and Gel Extensions?


Acrylic is a liquid and powder system whereas Gel is built up and used with a lamp to cure it into place. Both the Acrylic and Gel nail systems are used in a completely different way to each other but create a similar result. There are pros and cons to using both systems, which we are happy to talk through further with you before you decide on a nail course! (Or, you can just book our Complete Nail Tech Course where you will learn both systems – and tons more!)




Which is better – Acrylic or Gel?


In terms of overall effect, there is no definitive answer as it depends on personal preference and comfortability using the systems and products. Both systems, however, are completely safe and will not cause any damage or harm to nails if applied, maintained and removed correctly and professionally.




Which brand of Acrylics would you recommend?


NSI Attraction Acrylic nail powder lets you create custom nail treatments for your clients effortlessly. It ensures strong, smooth and flexible Acrylic nails every time - thanks to the innovative tri-polymer powder that’s incredibly quick and easy to apply.




What’s the difference between the Acrylic Extension course and Advanced Acrylic Extension course?


In the Advanced Acrylic Extension Course we recommend that you have a prior qualification in acrylics as we focus on building your existing skills and techniques, taking them to the next level. The Acrylic Extension course is for beginners, preferably with prior manicure experience.




What is nail sculpting?


Nail sculpting is a method of creating extra length using forms under the free edge, giving you an extension free from tips and glue.




What are nail tips?


Nail tips are plastic platforms which are attached to the natural nail to create the extra length to form an extension




Is Gel Polish and Shellac the same?


Shellac is the ‘hoover’ to the Gel polish ‘vacuum cleaner’. i.e. Gel polish is the actual product, Shellac is just one of the more popular brands!