A friend completed her qualification with Monaco a few years ago, but her course was spent in your studio with a class of people. Has this changed?

Yes! We can accommodate in-person lessons on a one-on-one basis in the salons of our mentors but most of our classes are now done online.

The live lessons are still exactly the same but done via video call, where we can see you and you can see us. The 27 x 3 Hour lessons that are included with the classic Foundation Certificate in Nail Technology are the equivalent of spending 14 consecutive days in a room with us (3 weeks of training). The total number of lessons now depends on what modules you choose to fill the 4 variable spots in the Foundation Certificate enrollment.

We’ve added a LOT of additional online content so that you’re familiar with the processes before you log in to a live online lesson. Previously you would turn up and the first time you ever saw a new technique was right before you did it. The current method is producing more confident Nail Techs.

Splitting the course into 3-hour blocks has also meant that no one has to take 3 weeks leave to sit in a room and learn everything at once. You CAN book those 81 hours of live lessons into consecutive weeks, but most people choose to spread them out now, to allow time for the information to sink in in-between lessons. We again find this is producing better Nail Techs.

If you want to do in-person training, you would enroll in the standard online course, and then book one-on-one lessons with your nearest mentor at an additional cost of $45 plus GST per hour.