The Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology is our most popular and most thorough qualification, covering manicures, pedicures, dipping systems, gel polish, hard gel, acrylic, art, theory and basic business skills.
Our most successful Graduates tend to come from the Foundation Certificate with many running their own businesses and others working for well known salons such as Leah Light Nails and Beauty.
Online classes are primarily in pre recorded video format. You will have access to your Auckland-based Educators via our Facebook Group for questions and support and are encouraged to send us photos and videos of your work for advice and critiques.
Along with the online content, we recommend a minimum of 3 Virtual Classrooms should also be attended. One Saturday each month (we plan on adding more soon), our Educators will be available in a video-based classroom for the entire day. You tune in with a link we provide using the camera on your phone. We can see what you're doing. You can what we're doing. We can see your mistakes and show you in real time how to fix them.
If you live near another student - get together at the same house/salon and stream in together!
Our Auckland-based studio is also available for you to practice in during Unsupervised Portfolio and Assessment days.
To complete your qualification you also need to achieve -
*These Assessments can be completed remotely via a one-on-one virtual classroom booked based on your availability.
Are products included?
Take-home kits are available for separate purchase for NZ residents. Check out the kits we offer here.
To get the best out of your Virtual Classroom experience, I would also suggest getting an Octopus Tripod from Trade Me/EBay (they're under $5), attaching your phone to it, and attaching the Octopus to your overhead desk light so that your phone camera is facing down over your work space. Make sure your phone can be plugged in to its charger from your desk and that you have a good wifi signal.
You are also welcome to book in on our Auckland-based Unsupervised Practice Days for $10, giving you all-day access to all of our products. An Educator is on site for quick questions but not demonstrations - for those you need to book a Supervised Practice Day, which may even be available in your local region.
A few extras -
Call us on (09) 574 5573 if you have any further questions!
How do I sign up?
Easy! Click on the Enrol button above or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest with one of our educators or ask any extra questions you have. You can also view our FAQs here.
We're so pleased you want to join this class! Fill in your details below and we'll get back to you within 2 business days.
Your place on the course is guaranteed, pending payment. Full payment is required within 48 hours and late payments may result in your enrolment being reversed. This is because we run at small class sizes (4-8 students per Educator) and therefore at small margins meaning that we can't risk turning away other enrolments.
Payment can be made by Bank Transfer to Monaco Nail Artists Ltd, ASB 12 3233 0616846 05. We also accept payment by Credit Card, Q Card, Gem Visa or Oxipay although these payments incur a 3% surcharge.
In the meantime, please take the time to watch this video as it explains everything else you need to know about your course -