How come Jon decided for you???? Will you then go on to do Star Nails 4 day extensions course? You're already booked to do nail art later this month arent you? As Lou said, its up to you with regards to the VTCT. I did my man and ped at college as it gives you a really sound base but that didnt include nail extensions at all.emmalouisa said:hi caz yeah just found out ive decided to go the star nails way well was told to by my other half lol
ive just brought the whole mani and pedi kit from them they do 2 days training for £120 1 day mani 1 day pedi
you think i should stiock with doin my vtct in september?
hi louise have u done your vtct or just the star nails course??
lol does that mean that you've got to revise your entire price list and website to take off all the Creative stuff??!!!emmalouisa said:lol jon was going on about the money i was spending and star nail products are cheaper.
Star Nails dont provide the kits, they are extra on top of the cost of the course.smiler13334 said:Hi Emma
I started out with a company called 'the nail company' who is a distributor of Star Nails. It was megga money then as not alot of people did it.
Why have you had to buy the whole kit?
I thought on their courses the kits were free with the course, that way you can get a feel of the products.
The courses are good you get a really informative package and there is alot to take in, but you do most of your training at home on helpful people, partners.LOL.
Anyone thinking of going for their NVQ levels, go for it you learn so much with all the study and practice and soon it becomes second nature and best of all it is a wonderfull feeling when you pass.
BUT don't forget that is just the start there is numerous amounts of knowledge out there and more and more training, i will tell you it is addictive.
Just because a course is 4 days (or 2) doesnt mean that you're not "trained properly". Star Nails and Creative foundation courses are 4 days - does that mean you think we're not trained properly???? Its just a different way of training: on the 4 day courses you are there for full days whereas in college its a few hours.Sherry2k said:I've just enrolled at the local college to do Pedicure/Manicure night classes - this was only because they're not doing Waxing this year!!!! But you know what they say...... Idle hands. So I start that in September, it cost about £140 but I know at the end of it I will be properly qualified and will review the manicures that I was taught on my NVQ (which is a bonus coz I was in Bulgaria and missed most of it!!! :o )
That's always an option, and I know it takes longer but I much prefer to be taught properly rather than two day crash courses and left to practise on anybody who will let you.
That's also why I'm willing to wait until next year when the Waxing is re-introduced into the College curriculum rather than paying £85 + vat for a one day course at Salon Services. Better to be trained properly I think.
Hope you're all fine. x
Debs...I did the Star 4 Day Course and yes contra-indications were covered and what to do regarding contra-actions etcm and having now done my VCTC there was some elements not coverd in this that were in the Star course and vice verts...Do-it-all Deb said:Hi Emma
Just a note of caution, (although I bow to anyone with first hand knowledge of Star nails manicure course), we had a girl on our nail gel training course that had done a manicure course with them and to be honest she was absolutely clueless. It was her first venture into nails as she wants to do them on herself, but it was very worrying for all us pros as she had really learnt very little on this course. She had been shown a manicure, performed a manicure and very little else. She did not understand contra-indications, nail conditions etc and I did complain to the company we were training with that her course was inadequate to allow her loose into the world of nails.
If she's willing to learn from books and the internet she can of course fill in the gaps in her knowledge, but of course that will be her decision, she will not have to!
I have completed all my training through colleges although having completed my VTCT course in Unit 19, I am feeling that it was inadequate compared to the good things you hear about the Creative Foundation Courses.
Anyway, think hard about what you do; it's too easy to spend a lot of money and get very little return for it. I spent three years at college from age 16 onwards and I learnt a lot! However as we all know you never stop learning, but don't be in too much of a rush to do it all as quick as you can. You will benefit from learning with the passage of time as well as "quick fixes" so to speak!
Just my thoughts, HTH