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Nail shaping workshop


Shape is everything, with a great shape and structure comes balance, longevity, class and sass! Polish up your shaping and filing skills to achieve next level results in our acrylic shaping workshop.

Suitable for qualified acrylic nail techs to contour, shape and build on the foundations of your creations. A chance to apply a full set of acrylics with an experienced trainer to help you develop your techniques and take your shaping skills to the next level and really Nail it!





Duration: Half day (5 Hours)

Course Breakdown: 

  1. Shaping Workshop

Fees: £89 (incl. VAT)
(SAVE £30 - NORMALLY £119)

Course Time: 10am - 3pm 


Our Acrylic shaping workshop will build on your foundations and improve your skills with acrylic application and filing. 


You will have the opportunity alongside NTC trainers to observe educated demonstrations and create a full set with the guidance and help from your trainer.

The focus on the workshop is to enable you to leave with the knowledge and skills to be able to improve your technique and confidence, allowing you to perfect your shapes and get more out of your nails.

We will be creating a variety of shapes including square, round, almond, stiletto and coffin, and really nail these shapes down!


A big part to the lasting of your nails is the structure, creating a good balance to prevent lifting or breaking. Here you will learn the importance of a correctly placed apex, and an even concave and convex c curve, what they are, and how to create them.


Use this opportunity to invest in your future in acrylics, you will leave more confident, capable and ready to show off your c curves!


Nail shaping workshop

Nail Shaping Workshop

  • Explanation of apex, c curve structures and benefits.

  • Revisit acrylic application on tips and forms.

  • Demonstration of creating shapes including square, oval, coffin, almond and stiletto.

  • Students to apply full set of acrylics on model in applying all techniques to create all shapes.


Nail shaping

Who is the nail workshop for?
Our acrylic shaping workshop is for qualified nail technicians who want to master the technique of acrylic application and shaping. We recommend you have had some practice before attending the workshop and have a certain competence/confidence in working with acrylic.


What will I gain from this nail workshop?
You will have an in depth understanding of why we create the shape of the nail the way we do, why we need an apex and how to create the ideal shape and adapt to lengths. This will enable you to create beautifully shaped acrylics which are durable, strong and longer lasting.


Do I need to bring a model?
Yes, a model is required for you to complete a full set. Different shapes will have to be created on your model.


Free refresher days

We promised you more – here it is! (See – we really are big on the aftercare side of things!)

We’re huge advocates of the age-old saying, “If at first you don't succeed... dry, dry, dry again” (honestly - there's nothing worse than smudged nails!).

Our sole aim is your continual professional development, and it’s because of this that we give you UNLIMITED access to all our nail training experts, materials and modules on completion of the course.


Yes, that’s right, once you join the NTC family, you can never leave (muahahah), meaning you can access and attend any one of our refresher days (held monthly across the UK) completely FREE OF CHARGE, helping you on your way to becoming accomplished nail technicians.


But wait, there’s more! You will also have direct access to our trainers as you enjoy yet another WhatsApp group with your fellow students (you can never be in too many WhatsApp groups. Fact). Here, you will have the option to discuss the course, ask questions and – obviously – share a meme or two (hundred). 


Our business is built on your journey and we’d love to accompany you on yours for as long as you’ll have us!

build your future


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Taking the first steps on your way to a new future can be both exciting and nerve-wracking in equal measure. Here at NTC, we want to make sure you are always improving and, as a result, are always on hand to assess your work and give you honest feedback. 


Everything we do is focused on YOU to ensure you leave with the perfect base to becoming a professional nail technician. Our nail courses, therefore, designed to ease your nerves, build confidence and get you on the path to success. 


Becoming a professionally qualified nail technician will allow you unlimited access to the industry, whether you decide to work in a salon or open your own nail business. 


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Our nail courses are broken down into digestible, easy to learn step-by-step methods.


Absolutely no qualification and no experience is required for the following courses: 

A Manicure Qualification is required for the following courses:

A Manicure & Acrylic Qualification is required for the following courses:

course requirements


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What shall I bring with me?

Absolutely nothing! Well, almost nothing.
We have everything you need for the time you are with us but do ask that you come with a winning smile, appetite to learn, patience and passion.

We also recommend you wear comfortable clothing, especially for the pedicure, and have naked/bare nails.

Please note we will not be able to remove any extensions or colour from your nails during the course or at the end of it.

So please ensure you come to the course with naked/bare nails. We will go through the removal procedure during the course so please prep yourself by buying acetone (generally found at any pharmacy or online) so that you can remove your extensions or colour at home.


Are kits included in the course? 

Absolutely! Kits are included ONLY for the duration of the course (not take home).

Our trainer will talk you through the different brands to consider before making your own kit purchase.

Our sister brand NS (Nail Supplies) wholesalers specialises in high quality products / kits with good value for money.

For more informat
ion on our range of nail products & kits please visit our sister brand’s website:

Who else will be on course?

You will be training with like-minded people who we’re sure you’ll gel with immediately!
Our qualified teachers fully understand what it’s like to take your first step on the way to a new career and will be on hand with all the tips and advice you’ll need to help you land your dream job as quickly as possible.

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