Acrylic(from
$419.00
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20 students

Acrylic

If you’re looking to add length without waiting for your natural nails to grow, Acrylic is where we begin. Acrylic extensions involve blending a liquid monomer with a powdered polymer to create strong, customizable nail enhancements. 

The Pros: Acrylics are renowned for their strength and durability, making them suitable for clients seeking long-lasting nail enhancements. They offer versatility in shaping and customization, allowing nail technicians to create various nail designs and lengths.

The Cons: The application of acrylics involves a strong odour due to the chemical reaction of the liquid monomer and powdered polymer. Improper application techniques may lead to lifting or cracking, requiring skill and experience for optimal results.

Despite its longstanding presence since the 1970s, Acrylic has sometimes earned a pretty bad rap over more recent years with high-volume salons not always giving the best service or using the best quality products, and international shipping meaning not everyone buying these products has the education we wish they did. Poor old acrylic then gets the blame! 

However, when applied correctly, maintained properly, and removed safely, Acrylic does not damage your nails and when you buy high quality EMA monomer, it also doesn’t smell as strongly as an MMA salon with 12 tables. 

Opting out of Acrylic means foregoing the Foundation Certificate, though you’ll still receive recognition for the other 11 modules and can practice as a nail tech. We believe it’s a valuable skill to master – In MY opinion, when someone calls and asks if you do Acrylic, you’re going to want to say yes, even if you intend to discuss other options with them later. Nevertheless, we respect your decision either way.

Our Acrylic training is flexible and self-guided, with pre-recorded and live educator-led components.

This Module is suitable for anyone from complete beginners with no experience through to qualified Nail Techs wanting a refresher.

When you enrol, please make sure to choose a ‘Live Lesson’ and a ‘Kit’ option under ‘Add Ons’

During this Module we will cover –

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

Your fees include – 

  • 14+ Hours of Video Content. Pre-recorded Demo videos allow you to see a demonstration from multiple angles, up close, and with the benefit of rewatching.
  • 7-Day Support via our Facebook Group. We have a beautiful, unparalleled community of like-minded folk in there, ready to welcome you.
  • 5-Day Support via Email and Phone
  • Unlimited attempts at your Assessment. The first attempt is free and all others are priced the same as lessons.

Live Lessons

Yes, we have In-Person Classes. Yes, we also offer online options!

It’s a common misconception that our online courses are just pre-recorded videos, however they actually include indepth live lessons done via Zoom. We genuinely find that students get better results from online training as they can see closer and across multiple angles, even recording their lessons to rewatch.

All of our courses have the option to include live lessons.

These can be –

  • In Person, one-on-one, hosted by your Mentor at their own salon. View the locations of our Mentors here.
  • Online, one on one, at a time that works for both you and your Mentor.
  • Online, in a group, with one of our Accountability Groups.

Live Lessons are optional if –

  • You have previously completed training in the same subject and are using this course as a refresher.
  • You plan on working towards the Introduction to Nail Technology – once you enrol, you’ll have no additional costs unless you need to resit your exam more than once.
  • You only plan on doing a couple of modules and are happy with an A5 ‘Short Course’ Certificate.

Live Lessons are compulsory if –

When enrolling, you need to choose a Live Lesson option as the choice you make affects the price you pay.

Kits/Product Inclusions

Our courses are brand neutral and we don’t want to force you to pay for products that you don’t want or need. However, we do sell Artistic Nail Design products and kits are available if you choose to add them.

When enrolling, you need to choose a Kit option as the choice you make affects the price you pay.

How does it work?

Within 2 business days of enrolling, you will receive access to the online components of your course, which you can access by logging into this website. You can work through the content at your leisure.

As you work through the pre-recorded content of each Module, you will often see markers that say ‘It’s Time to Book a Lesson’ (which refers to a live session with a Mentor). There will be instructions on how to book. You can see a breakdown of all lessons by downloading a Lesson Guide from our Student Resources page.

Lessons can be booked with complete flexibility around your own needs and availability, matched with the availability of your chosen Mentors. You might choose to attend only mornings, only afternoons, only weekends, or a total mix and match – it’s entirely up to you.

Lessons and exams can be completed online or in-person, at a cost of $49/hour or $349 for an 8-hour day. Occasionally, group lessons will be available, at a cost of $49 for 3-hours.

What if I’m not good enough?

Your live lessons are where, after watching the pre-recorded demonstrations, a Mentor can help you in real-time. There’s a misconception that you need to be good before you join a lesson but this is definitely false! A lesson is where your Mentor guides you through practicing for the first time – you’re not supposed to be a master.

 

Where are the courses held?

Our online courses are 100% Online including pre-recorded, live and exam components. Complete from your home or salon, no matter where you are. If you choose in-person lessons, these will be in the salon of your chosen Mentor. Mentors and their locations can be seen here.

Will I get a Certificate?

This Module is part of the Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology. A Sticker to add to your Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology certificate is included with this course, available after all criteria are met.

If you would like a certificate additional to the Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology qualification, you can purchase one in the ‘Certificates’ category of our online Shop.

Is there a Payment Plan?

If you’re on a budget, we recommend that you enrol in each Module one at a time. You can pay using a credit card, bank transfer or LayBuy.

 

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