Cost doesnt always necessarily mean better course. Im no way experienced within the Nail business but i thought id let you know what i think anyway .... seeing as you asked ! Lol
Im afraid im creative all the way now, i did essential nails home course before i knew about creative, which was good and the people were really helpful, then booked myself on the creative four day foundation course, you do 3 days then go back in about 2 weeks time for your fourth day. I loved the trainer and training, very informative, there are 8 people allowed per class and is very informal. Ive also done the manicure & pedicure (last week), brisa (yesterday), the next step monday and ive booked on mosaic workshop and also sculpting. I know its alot but whilst i have time on my hands i just want to keep learning.
I know there are other companies and i know other people rave about them too, just like me and the company / products i like!
I dont know about acrylic uv so i cant help there.
I see you have been really using this site (like me ! fab isnt it and so much info and knowledge) have you used the search option to read previous messages and feedback re various companies and training courses ? I try always to use the search before i post anything now as i usually find the answers i need.
I think recently there was a post re star nails training ?
Good luck hun with whatever you choose, sorry im biast towards creative, and i know this site is not a creative site and that sometimes it looks like it because so many people use and love creative, that in itself tells me something.
I have heard loads of good things about EZ Flow too by the way. Have you looked through any nails mags as they are really informative too
Best wishes and good luck with whomever you choose and feel is right for you