Builder in a Bottle(from
$389.00
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25 students

Builder in a Bottle

Builder in a Bottle or BIAB is a gel alternative to Dip, ideal for overlaying natural nails to enhance strength and structure before applying gel polish. 

While relatively new compared to other nail systems, emerging in the late 2010s alongside other similar all-in-one gel systems, BIAB is fast becoming a must-have for all salons, with crazy-good adhesion, strength and flexibility. These products combine base, builder, and top coat into a single application, streamlining the process of creating strong and resilient nail extensions or overlays.

BIAB is not always as widely requested as dip, which clients have often heard of via friends or their own experiences at high-volume salons. However, it’s natural feeling and backfill-ability quickly converts those who have struggled with weak or brittle nails in the past.

The Pros: BIAB offers a convenient and efficient application process, providing natural-looking results with enhanced strength and durability. It feels much more natural than other systems that offer the same strength, and being able to backfill it instead of needing to remove it at every appointment means reduced risk of natural nail damage. BIAB generally extends the life of a Manicure, which, although reducing the frequency and therefore income per individual client, definitely makes those clients more loyal.

The Cons: Skill is required to apply BIAB evenly, as improper application techniques may affect the durability and appearance of the nail enhancements. Builder in a Bottle can spike in temperature during curing but this can be managed and we teach you how during this course.

Our Builder in a Bottle (BIAB) 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 –

  • Product Knowledge
  • How to choose the right BIAB for your salon
  • How to upsell BIAB services in your salon
  • Pricing your BIAB services
  • BIAB Overlays
  • BIAB Extensions
  • Rebalancing BIAB
  • Removing BIAB
  • How to use BIAB to encapsulate nail art
  • Plus FAQs and how to troubleshoot common beginner mistakes

Your fees include – 

  • 13+ 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.

Important Note – 

A few of the videos in this module (all shorter ones, thankfully) have an audio echo. We must have bumped a setting or something, because they’re all from one particular filming session and the audio is fine in videos shot before and after that session.

We have discussed re-shooting them, but, as a team, have come to the conclusion that as the majority of these were adlibbed and we are proud of the information they contain, we don’t want to re-shoot and end up with an inferior level of information in the new video. It’s always hard to make the same adlib magic twice! We have discovered that the echo varies in effect between listening devices, so if it is significant for you, try with and without headphones or on a different device if you can.

The way we price our courses is based on the hours of live classes, not the hours of pre-recorded content, and you do still get 12 hours of live education with a mentor, no matter what.

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 Afterpay.

 

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