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hi everyone,

*lengthy lol grab a cuppa*

I’m very passionate about doing nails and would love to be a nail tech, I studied hair and beauty when I was in secondary school but haven’t really done anything since. Now I’m a bit older (21) and know what I want to do as a career I’m interested in becoming a nail technician.

I recently done an online course with new skills academy just to get basic understanding about the nail Anatomy etc but I’m looking into physical/practical training courses. What courses would you recommend? I’m thinking manicure and pedicure, Uv gel extensions and e-file training. Please let me know if you know of any based in London or south east London who can do weekend or evening courses as I work full time.

Thanks :) x
 

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Forgot to add, these are 1-2 day courses which is perfect for me as I work full time. After I do these I want to do the nail harmony course, would you recommend this route?
 
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So I’ve researched into courses as I’m looking to become a mobile nail technician who specialises in Gel nail extensions. I came across nail harmony uk, what are your thoughts? Has anyone tried them?

My training plan is:
Mani/pedi course
Gel sculpting/Gel extension course
Gel application course
E-file course

Of course these will cover natural nail prep, removal of product and safety etc
 

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Online courses don't really give you any practical experience and therefore most of them are not insurable, or so I've recently read hear somewhere.
If I were you I would really stay away from 1-2 day courses as there is no way you can learn proper enhancements in just 2 days. Pretty soon you're gonna be back here asking why you are having this or that problem as so many techs do. You need lots of hand-on practice and guidance from your teacher. 2 days will only give you the steps and you can learn that just by watching a youtube video.

Go with a reputable company and do their full course. I know it might be a bit overwhelming if you're working full time as well but you will benefit more in the long run. Not to mention if you truly wish to follow this carreer, you don't want to make any shortcuts
 

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Go with a reputable company and do their full course. I know it might be a bit overwhelming if you're working full time as well but you will benefit more in the long run. Not to mention if you truly wish to follow this carreer, you don't want to make any shortcuts

Thank you, so companies like nail harmony(gelish), cnd etc. some of them have 1-2 day courses for beginners these are classified as a full course, ive even found that within these companies you have a few days of practical work and the rest is online Home study. I found that on sweet squared, so I’m just a bit confused by the opinions on here, it kinda feels like a few people pay for the brand training just because it’s known but in hindsight a lot are no different then generic training. Thanks for replying back
 

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Google for vtct level 2/3 nail courses near you. Both college evening part time and private training providers. Doing such course will ensure that no stone is left unturned and you'll get regular practice and feedback. If you do product training (such as the one or two day training with a particular brand) thereafter there's a good chance that you'll be a strong candidate in what is a competitive industry.
 

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Google for vtct level 2/3 nail courses near you. Both college evening part time and private training providers. Doing such course will ensure that no stone is left unturned and you'll get regular practice and feedback. If you do product training (such as the one or two day training with a particular brand) thereafter there's a good chance that you'll be a strong candidate in what is a competitive industry.
Thank you, that makes heaps more sense. Lol nails is such an expensive career but it’s well worth it
 

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, it kinda feels like a few people pay for the brand training just because it’s known but in hindsight a lot are no different then generic training. Thanks for replying back
I'd massively disagree with this statement, CND, Nail Team, Creative Beauty Group (to name just 3 of the top 'brand' training/product companies are some of the best training in the world and I've never heard of anyone on here complain about the training they've received with any of those 3.

I have heard complaints from people who have been duped into thinking they are on CND accredited courses but haven't done their training through SweetSquared (UK CND authorised suppliers) but through unscrupulous people pretending to be CND trainers, but that hasn't happened for a while.

I've heard hundreds of complaints about one/two day courses purporting to offer insurable, accredited, generic training which turns out to be absolute rubbish, no-one can learn how to apply nail extensions in one day.

There will be an element of home learning on any course, this will either be preparation reading, homework between sessions, and/or practice after but this will be course specific in any training worth it's money. ie. A&P for beginners manicure. Product Chemistry for gel polish. Santisation/H&S for beginners. etc.

Search 'training' on this site and you will discover hundreds of threads on the subject with lots of suggestions and pitfalls to avoid
 

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I'd massively disagree with this statement, CND, Nail Team, Creative Beauty Group (to name just 3 of the top 'brand' training/product companies are some of the best training in the world and I've never heard of anyone on here complain about the training they've received with any of those 3.

I have heard complaints from people who have been duped into thinking they are on CND accredited courses but haven't done their training through SweetSquared (UK CND authorised suppliers) but through unscrupulous people pretending to be CND trainers, but that hasn't happened for a while.

I've heard hundreds of complaints about one/two day courses purporting to offer insurable, accredited, generic training which turns out to be absolute rubbish, no-one can learn how to apply nail extensions in one day.

There will be an element of home learning on any course, this will either be preparation reading, homework between sessions, and/or practice after but this will be course specific in any training worth it's money. ie. A&P for beginners manicure. Product Chemistry for gel polish. Santisation/H&S for beginners. etc.

Search 'training' on this site and you will discover hundreds of threads on the subject with lots of suggestions and pitfalls to avoid
I agree with what you are saying, what I meant is I’ve found like cnd, gelish etc looked on the type of training they do and some of the courses they offer are just one day courses like any other training group. I also highly doubt anyone would complain about the training from those brands either. I myself will do a training course with the brand that I choose to go for as I want to learn the specified system. I’m not saying everyone but a few people do go for brand training just to have a certificate just something I’ve seen in local nail bars, they advertise there certifications for popular brands to attract clients/customers but tend to offer the cheaper things. But thank you replying :)
 

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CND enhancement classes are 6 days over a 6 week period [emoji4]
 

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