Mastering Hard Gel Application

  • Upcoming Dates
  • Time 10am-5pm
  • Duration One Day
  • Prerequisites To begin this course, you must be enrolled in or have already completed The Theory of Nails AND either the Prep, Forms, Tips and Filing Masterclass OR a Nationally recognised Acrylic Nail Certification (Such as our Mastering Acrylic Application course).
  • Location 163A Marua Road, Ellerslie, Auckland
  • Cost $179.00

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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 and either Mastering Acrylic Application OR the Prep, Forms, Tips and Filing Masterclass before you can attend this course. Prep, Forms, Tips and Filing is a one-day course done one-on-one at a cost of $399.

During this class we will cover -

  • Picking up beads
  • Natural-look Extensions
  • French Extensions
  • Filing and Structure
  • Backfills (2-3 Weekly Maintenance) (Demo Only)
  • Rebalances (2-3 Weekly Maintenance for French Extensions) (Demo Only)
  • Fixing Cracks and Breaks (Demo Only)
  • Safe Hard Gel Removal (Demo Only)

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 LED Gel. 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 LED Gel but is also just as suitable for students who use completely different brands and just want to perfect their overall application skills or learn Hard Gel Application from scratch.

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

Upon completion of both this course, The Theory of Nails and either Mastering Acrylic Application or the Prep, Forms, Tips and Filing Masterclass, you will have the opportunity to sit a Theory Assessment (from home, online) and Hard Gel 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 Hard Gel 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 8 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

A certificate will only be awarded once you pass the online Theory Assessment, complete a supervised full set at a cost of $240 and pass your Hard Gel Assessment. The supervised full set and assessment will most likely need to be done in Auckland but we may have assessors 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 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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