Mastering Acrylic Application

  • Upcoming Dates
  • Time 10am-5pm each day
  • Duration 6 Days - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and then the following Friday and Saturday.
  • Prerequisites To begin this course, you must also be enrolled in or have already completed The Theory of Nails OR hold a current Beauty Therapy or Nail Tech Qualification.
  • Location 163A Marua Road, Ellerslie, Auckland
  • Cost $999.00

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Note: If you don't already hold a Beauty Therapy or Nail Tech qualification, you'll need to enrol in The Theory of Nails before you can receive a certificate for this course. You're welcome to complete both courses simultaneously or in either order; but the certificate comes after!

During this class we will cover -

  • Picking up beads
  • Natural Nail Overlays
  • Using both Tips and Forms
  • Natural-look Extensions
  • French Extensions in traditional and reverse methods
  • Blending Cover Powders
  • Backfills (2-3 Weekly Maintenance)
  • Rebalances (2-3 Weekly Maintenance for French Extensions)
  • Filing and Structure
  • Fixing Cracks and Breaks
  • Safe Acrylic Removal
  • Basic 3D Art using Acrylic

You can view the full Course Plan here.

Your fees cover all products used in class as well as access to our Student Facebook Group. There are no extra fees.

You will be paired up with another student to find and share models with, completing one hand each during practical parts of the course.

We teach using Artistic Rock Hard Liquid and Powder. 90% of the tips and tricks taught in this class will be non-brand specific and we will specify where something is specific to the Artistic brand. This class is perfect for students who want to use Artistic Rock Hard Liquid and Powder but is also just as suitable for students who use completely different brands and just want to perfect their overall application skills or learn Acrylic Application from scratch.

Will I be qualified as a Nail Tech when I finish this course?

Upon completion of both this course and The Theory of Nails, you will have the opportunity to sit a Theory Assessment (from home, online) and Acrylic Assessment (at one of our many Assessment events). Once you reach a passing grade of 80% on both Assessments you will be awarded a certificate and be able to provide Acrylic services for clients.

Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology

If you wish, you can go on to complete -

- and be awarded the Monaco Nail Academy Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology.

You can complete all live classes in as few as four consecutive weeks as shown below -

The Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology is our most popular and most thorough certification, covering manicures, pedicures, gel polish, hard gel, acrylic, art, and theory. 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.


Book and pay for all 7 classes at once and pay a concession price of $2,499.

Can I do this course online?

An online version of this class is available at http://monacopro.co.nz/product/1333/tech-booster-acrylic.

A certificate will only be awarded once you pass the online Theory Assessment, attend A Refresher in Liquid and Powder in Auckland and pass your Acrylic Assessment. The Assessment can be booked for the day after your Refresher course in order to make travel easy or in some cases we may have an Assessor in your local area.

We believe passionately in the quality of our courses, but don't just ask us - ask our Graduates!

How do I sign up?
Easy! Click on the Enrol button above or email learn@monaco.ac.nz to register your interest with one of our educators or ask any extra questions you have. You can also view our FAQs here.

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Acceptance of Enrolment is only confirmed once a Tuition deposit of $500 is made, either by Eftpos or Credit Card in person, or by bank transfer to Monaco Nail Artists Ltd, ASB 12 3233 0616846 00. Full payment is required 7 days prior to course commencement.

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