Foundation Hybrid Gel Course 5 days

Our Manicure & Gel Polish & Hard Gel Course will teach you everything you will need to know from the beginning to cover all aspects of both practical study plus the underpinning knowledge to begin a career in nail technology.
A qualification in gel polish treatment is very popular and sought after by both salons and clients alike.

This includes tasks such as performing the perfect manicure on natural nails plus how to apply and remove hard gel and gel polish safely and correctly.
This course will comprehensively take you through every step of health and safety, anatomy and physiology, client consultation, perfect cuticle work, nail polish & gel polish application, product control and placement. In addition we cover full aftercare advice.

At Crystal Nails we have an extensive and varied range of gel polishes so a proportion of the online theory days will be covering product knowledge.

NOW £359

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Course Summary

Skill Level – Suitable for all levels
Assessment – Yes
Course Duration – 5 Day
Finance options – Available
Kit Required – No
Model Required – No
Course Manual – Free
Certification – ABT accredited Certificate
Age Requirement – Must be 16 & Over
Additional Instructions – You must remove nail polish and any nail extensions.

What this course covers

  • Health and safety
  • Hygiene and cross contamination
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Contraindications
  • Client Consultation techniques
  • Product knowledge
  • Natural Nail preparation for manicure
  • Natural Nail preparation for gel polish
  • Natural Nail preparation for tip
  • Manicure
  • Gel polish application techniques
  • Hard Gel application techniques
  • Gel polish removal
  • Aftercare advice

Course structure

This course is structured over 3 days online and 2 days attendant class The online theory topics will be provided in individual modules. You will be tested on your theory knowledge before you can attend the practical day.

1 Day

  • Naiknowledge – Marian Newman
  • Lesson 1 – Anatomy of the nail unit
  • Lesson 2 – Nail plate growth
  • Lesson 3 – Nail plate structure
  • Lesson 4 – Nail bed and lunula
  • Lesson 5 – Seals of the nail
  • Lesson 6 – Nail conditions
  • Product Chemistry:
  • Lesson 1 – What is a chemical
  • Lesson 2 – Lotions, potions and polishes
  • Lesson 3 – Acrylics and their place in the industry
  • Lesson 4 – Liquid and powder
  • Lesson 5 – UV gels and other systems
  • Health and Safety
  • Lesson 1 – Your working environment
  • Lesson 2 – Hygiene
  • Lesson 3 – Safe use of products
  • Lesson 4 – Allergies and irritations
  • Lesson 5 – Working safely with clients

2 Day

  • Client Consultation techniques
  • Product knowledge
  • Manicure techniques /Japanese manicure/Spa Manicure/Mini Manicure/Dry Manicure
  • Nail Polish application
  • Aftercare advice

3 Day

  • Product Knowledge
  • Gel Polish Application
  • Tip & Hard Gel Application
  • Aftercare advice

4 Day

  • Natural Nail preparation for manicure
  • Natural Nail preparation for gel polish
  • Manicure
  • Gel polish application techniques
  • Gel polish removal

5 Day

  • Tip & Hard Gel Application
  • Infill
  • Aftercare advice


To undertake this course you must have completed your manicure unit and must be competent in the application of polish.

DISCLAIMER: By agreeing to the course prerequisites below and booking on to this course, you are agreeing to the terms & conditions of this course.

No mandatory Units required (Compulsory) *