Malahide Community School, Adult EducationAcrylic Nails, Shellac, B.I.A.B. & Nail Art

Acrylic Nails, Shellac, B.I.A.B. & Nail Art

North Dublin County
€ 190
10 weeks
Part Time and Evening
Monday 6.30 - 8.00 pm

Course description

This nail course is ideal for anyone who wishes to become familiar or develop existing knowledge on acrylic nail enhancements.

Please Note: This course does not qualify you as a Nail Technician. However our tutor Joanne provides separate Nail Technician training courses. Please contact Joanne directly for full details on these training courses

Weekly plan:

Week 1: Introduction to nail styling

  • Natural nail structure discussion and nail prep demo
  • Product explanation
  • Nail tools demo and practice
  • Types of manicure discussion
  • Gelpolish (shellac, UV Polish) demo
  • Q&A

Week 2: Step by step basic acrylic nails

  • Tip vs form application
  • Overlay with acrylic
  • Product ratio
  • Acrylic brush maintenance
  • Simple nail extension demo
  • Q&A

Week 3: Colour and Camouflage

  • Sculpted French nail on a tip demo
  • Sculpted French nail with a form demo
  • Types of camouflage and colour acrylics
  • Filing techniques
  • Q&A

Week 4: E-file vs hand filing

  • E-file manicure demo and testing (students can bring own e-files for test)
  • Inlay Nail Art with acrylics demo
  • Ombre with colour acrylics demo
  • Babyboom effect demo
  • Nail top coats types
  • Q&A

Week 5: Students practice

  • 1-1,5h students practice
  • Shape correction
  • Nail filing practice
  • Q&A

Week 6: Acrylic with UV Polish

  • UV vs LED Lamps – discussion
  • Long nail shapes – tip vs form
  • Acrylic nails with Gelpolish demo
  • Nail Photography and equipment

Week 7: Nail styling Business vs hobby

  • Salon vs mobile vs home practice
  • Career path in Nail styling
  • Refilling nails demo
  • Refiling nail shape demo
  • Q&A

Week 8: Advanced nail shapes

  • Detailed work with nail forms
  • Classic vs elegant vs modern nail shapes
  • Advanced nail shape demo
  • Q&A

Week 9: Nail Art

  • Types of nail art discussion
  • Demo on selected arts
  • Application of rhinestones
  • Q&A

Week 10: Builder in a bottle vs acrylics

  • Newest trends in nail styling discussion/demo
  • Newest and advanced nail techniques discussion/demo
  • Social media management and marketing for a nail technician
  • Q&A on all related to nail styling subjects

Course Day & Time: Monday evening 6.30 – 8.00pm

Start Date:  29/01/24

Cost: €190

Note: Course fee includes Acrylic Nail Kit to the value of €100

Products that are included in the student’s kit are:

Acrylic Pink blush powder 35g,

Acrylic liquid 100ml,

Acrylic brush kolinsky

Glass dappen dish with lid,

Non-acid Primer

40 Hygienic Nail files (100, 180, 150 & 220 grit)

Orange wood cuticle pusher

Nail cleaner 100ml

Note: During the course, students will be able to purchase other tools or products, if necessary, at discounted rate.

Course Format: In class with tutor

Duration: 10 weeks – Maximum of 12 students in class

Enrolment: Enrolment will open online through our website on the 6th of December at 10am.

Tutor: Joanna Figasinska

Joanna started doing nails as a hobby around 24 years ago. Back then nail styling was nothing like it is now. No UV polish and limited colours. Joanna always loved nail art and for few years was learning to develop her skills in that direction. She attended nail courses in Poland, UK and Netherlands. Joanna won many nail competitions (national and international). Including Highly Commended (2017, 2019, 2020) best training academy of the year award also first place as the trainer of the year in 2022 at Irish Beauty Awards.

Joanna came to Ireland in May 2007 and registered her company in 2011. From 2013 she is a distributor and accredited nail trainer cooperating with high quality Dutch brand Magnetic Nail Design. She has over 400 graduates including Ireland, UK, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland Poland and Tunisia.

The rapidly changing industry is constantly challenging, and every year she participates in up skill training and watches the trends to have her knowledge and skills up to date.

All Joanna’s courses are very informative, motivating, fun and above all she concentrates on students practice, that they can truly develop their skills.

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