Mastering Hard Gel Application

  • Upcoming Dates
  • Time 10am-5pm
  • Duration One Day / 7 hours of class time
  • Prerequisites To attend this course, you must have completed either our ‘Mastering Acrylic Application 1’ module OR a Nationally recognised Acrylic Nail Certification.
  • Location 163A Marua Road, Ellerslie - Above Crossfit East Auckland
  • Cost $199.00 - Bank Transfer, Credit Card and Oxipay Accepted

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Note: If you don't already hold a Nail Tech qualification, you'll need to enrol in Mastering Acrylic Application 1 before you can attend this course.

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 and 7-Day access to Educators in our Student Facebook Group. You will have the opportunity to repeat classes for free for 12 months subject to availability. There are no extra fees.

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.

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


Are products included?

All products used during class are provided. Take-Home kits are not included however you are welcome to book in on our Auckland-based Unsupervised Practice Days for $10, giving you all-day access to 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.

These Kits are also available to purchase.


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

Stand Alone Qualification

If you are not working towards the Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology but would like a certificate for this course, you have two options -

  • If you already hold a Nail Tech Qualification - Email learn@monaco.ac.nz with proof of qualification (if we haven't already seen it) and let us know that you've finished this training. Once verified, you will receive recognition.
  • If you do not hold a Nail Tech Qualification - First, you need to have completed The Theory of Nails and Mastering Acrylic 1 and passed the respective Assessments. Next, please email learn@monaco.ac.nz and let us know that you've finished this training. Once verified, you will receive recognition.

Note that if you are completing other Modules, Practice Days can be combined - eg you can do your Acrylic and Hard Gel/PolyGel Assessments on the same day.

Working towards the Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology

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.

If you wish, you can go on to complete (listed in recommended order) -

  1. The Theory of Nails Online
  2. Manicures and Pedicures
  3. Dipping Systems for Beginners
  4. Mastering Acrylic Application 1
  5. Mastering Hard Gel Application
  6. Mastering Acrylic Application 2
  7. Mastering PolyGel Application

Pass -

And submit -

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

Feel free to spread your classes out over up to a year - you don't need to do them all at once. However, if you complete all modules across 3 consecutive weeks (as shown below), you will be invoiced a concession price of $2,499, saving $641 (payment plans are not available) AND receiving a $500 product credit to spend on the kit of your choice. You will still have a year to pass your assessments and complete your portfolio.


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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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.

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