Do I need additional qualifications to offer gel extensions?

#1
Hi All,

I'm currently training in gel overlay and plan to use Akzentz Options, but have also seen their other ranges for creating sculpted extensions. However, I would also like to offer the option of tip extensions with gel overlay, but wondered if I need a separate qualification for this or if my gel nail one is sufficient.

The world of nails is all a bit new to me as I've only done spray tanning up until now, so sorry if it's a bit of a naïve question!

Thanks!
 

Trinity

Brush Slayer Geek
#2
Yes you will need another qualification, extensions are completely different to overlays - structure, apex, shaping, etc.
 

#3
Yes you will need another qualification, extensions are completely different to overlays - structure, apex, shaping, etc.
Thank you! Will I need a qualification for sculpting extensions from the gel, or just if I decide to introduce tips?
 

Trinity

Brush Slayer Geek
#4
Thank you! Will I need a qualification for sculpting extensions from the gel, or just if I decide to introduce tips?
Debatable - I believe that sculpting and tips are the same theory just different methods of doing the same thing. Some people have said their insurance want a seperate qualification. You'll need to check with your insurance company for their requirements.
 

LBR

Well-Known Member
#5
I would ask Hazel or your Educator. I would have thought when using Akzentz hard gels, overlays and extensions are included in the course.

I use Akzéntz Akzéntz Luxio Gel polish but if I wanted to use the hard gel, I'd have to do the course and would assume it covers overlays and extensions.

Karen Newman is doing a FB live tonight at 8pm. Maybe you could tune in and ask the question.

Good luck.
 
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