Throughout her career, Keesha had many new and experienced nail technicians reach out asking for her expertise on various nail issues they were having troubles with – a lot of which were actually basic nail and salon knowledge! This led Keesha to realize that there was a major lack of quality education for those new to the industry, leaving these students feeling totally lost, even upon completion of their nail courses.
Nail technicians reaching out to her for help or advice admitted to her that they felt they had not received proper support during or after their classes, and that their education did not cover key topics such as proper shaping, electric filing, and salon safety, just to name a few.
This did not sit right with Keesha, so she began formulating her highly detailed curriculum and starting her own nail academy with her own Gel Technician Certification Program!
With a focus on precision sculpting and shaping, and extensive knowledge of extra topics such as nail art, client communication, salon safety, marketing and more, you can rest assured that your education with Halo Nail Academy has all areas of your new career and business covered.
After over 8 years of slaying the nail game, Keesha started noticing an unfortunate trend in the nail world; people are paying an enormous amount of money for education that they are not happy with. This sent her on a mission to improve the standard of nail education, so that she could help teach others how to create an unforgettable experience for their clients and become self-made boss babes like her! Check out her vibrant art on her Instagram @electriknailz
If you’re feeling a pull towards becoming a nail artist, or you’re looking to level up your skills, this is the sign you’ve been looking for! There’s no better time to invest in yourself!
Whether you’re looking to learn in person or online, we’re confident our programs have you covered! And if not, let us know what we’re missing and we are happy to teach that next! ♥
Our Online Certification Program is a certification course, which means you will awarded a beautiful certificate as a “Gel Nail Technician” upon completion of the course. Our certification course does not mean you will be licensed upon completion. Most Canadian provinces and some states in the US do not require a license for you to work as a nail technician. However, some do require this, and it is your responsibility to check what your local guidelines are in accordance to needing to be licensed in order to work as a nail technician prior to enrolling in this course.
Our online art and shaping courses do not ever expire! Once purchased, you will have lifetime access to these courses.
Our Online Certification program does expire, however. You will have one year to complete the course. If you are unable to complete the course within that year, you will lose access to the program until arrangements have been made to extend your program access for an agreed upon fee depending on the length of the term. Extension fee for a period of “6 months” is available for the discounted price of $555 CAD and is subject to change at any time.
A Certification is a professional recognition of achievement. It means you have completed theoretical and practical training in the industry with excellence. It gives clients confidence in coming to you, knowing you have undergone proper training. Also, it is required from most beauty suppliers before they allow you to make a purchase. As a bonus, it will give you wholesale industry pricing and give you access to professional only products.
All sales are final. Deciding to take the plunge into a new career, or invest in a nail course of any sort, isn’t a choice that should be made on a whim. We encourage all potential students to ask lots of questions before making the investment to start their education.
Simple answer, no! You can absolutely use your phone for all training, but having a computer or something with a larger screen (ie: iPad, tablet, laptop) will really help you to be able to watch all the videos on a larger scale so you can study all of the details.
We wanted to make our courses affordable for everyone, so our payment plan means your tuition will be split into either 4 or 6 equal monthly payments of the total course cost. Your first payment will come out immediately, and the next payments will come out on the same day of the month as your initial transaction.
Unfortunately, we cannot payment plan the student kits. They will need to be paid for in full!
The course itself is $2222, the kit from Ugly Duckling is heavily discounted at $400 for our Halo students (regular $800), and the rest of the products are available for purchase through links provided once you are enrolled and total about $350-400.
So the total amount is approximately $2972 for the course and all the kit items!
There are payment plans available for the $2222 tuition. The kit items, however, will have to be paid for in full.
Because our certification is taught using Ugly Duckling you will have to purchase the Ugly Duckling kit, but it’s honestly such an amazing kit and it’s heavily discounted for our students at $400 (regular $800). These savings on such high quality products are well worth it!
We totally understand that some of our students are already doing nails and already have their own supplies at home! For any of the kit items that are not in the Ugly Duckling Kit, we will just need you to send us a picture of them so that we can make sure you have what you will need to succeed in this program!
Upon purchase, you will have immediate access to you course. It will show up in your account “Dash Board” and will be there every time you log into your Halo account!
We expect our students in our Certification program to complete the course within one year. This is plenty of time to complete the practicum portion of the course. If you are unable to complete the course within that year, you will have to make arrangements to extend your program for an agreed upon fee depending on the length of the term. Extension fee for a period of “6 months” is available for the discounted price of $555 CAD and is subject to change at any time.
Deciding to take the plunge into a new career isn’t a choice that should be made on a whim. We encourage all potential students to ask lots of questions before making the investment to start their education. The $1000 deposit is non-refundable. Once the course is paid for in full and the classes have started, the tuition is non-refundable. Should you have an emergency situation arise before that first day of class, the tuition minus the deposit will be put towards an upcoming class date.
The program is $3900 + GST, which includes a kit worth $1900, access to online resources for one year, your in person class days, and one year of communication with your educator for help pertaining to education taught within the program.
To secure a spot in an upcoming class, please click the button at the top of this page that says “save my seat in an upcoming class”, and select your payment option.
Be sure to send us an email specifying the course dates you are interested in, along with your full name and phone number so we can schedule you into our class booking system!
This is something we would love to do if the opportunity arose! If you are a salon or a distributor and want to hire one of us to teach a course, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org