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The theory behind your art is even more important than the art and skill itself.

The Theory of Nails isn’t an E-Book, it’s a video and text-based E-Course. That means you can still read and enjoy it on your phone, tablet or computer (it’s best on a computer) but that we can also include videos, interactive quizzes and multimedia lessons along the way.

Every time we come up with new content to add to the workbook, you will get that update too. Your Online Workbook will never outdate or go stale – as technology changes, so will the information you have access to.

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


During this Module we will cover –

  • Client Consultations
  • Hygiene
  • Nail Anatomy
  • Troubleshooting and Disorders
  • UV Light
  • Biohazards
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Common Product Ingredients and Safety When Using Them
  • Introduction to Acrylates
  • Polymers and Acrylate Characteristics
  • Prescribing the Right Service for Your Clients
  • Working with Nail Biters

Your fees include – 

  • 7+ Hours of Video Content. Pre-recorded videos allow 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 Written Assessment, also completed online.

This course does not include – 

  • Live Lessons. They can be added optionally, online or in-person, at a cost of $49/hour or $349 for an 8-hour day. Most people don’t need them for this module.
  • A Portfolio Submission requirement.
  • A Practical Exam requirement.
  • A Kit. No product is required for The Theory of Nails.

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. When you’re ready, complete your online written exam, linked inside the module.

What if I’m not good enough?

Complete the detailed pre-recorded content and then choose to add live lessons if you WANT to.

We require that you complete the online content first as it may answer many of your questions and solve many of the issues you are troubleshooting, leaving you able to make the most of your in-person session by only using it for skills you haven’t yet mastered. Your time with a Mentor is completely customised to suit your needs and have you leaving confident and ready to go!

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 qualification A Sticker to add to your Foundation certificate is included with this course, available after all criteria are met.

If you would like a certificate additional or instead of the above-mentioned qualifications, you can purchase one for $15 in the ‘Certificates’ category of our online Shop.

Is there a Payment Plan?

You can pay using a credit card, bank transfer or LayBuy.


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