Interested in becoming a Nail Technician, but not sure if you’re ready to commit to the full certification program? This course offers everything you’ll need to know before deciding to take the plunge!
This course gives you access to the EXACT same videos as our Certification course. The only difference is that this program is fully self driven and does not include the feedback of your educators. You will not be required to complete homework assignments, quizzes, a practicum, and final exam. These are all requirements for our internationally recognized Certification course.
If you take this course and decide down the road that you would like to become certified, you will be able to transfer into the Certification program for a reduced cost of $2122! Whatever you choose, we’ve got your back angel!
You also will not need to purchase a kit to take this program. You will be able to work with the products available to you, whether those are products you already have, or products from online or any local distributors that don’t require a license! We do provide links to items you can purchase online to complete the course that do not require a license for purchase.
The entire course includes a total of 18 detailed modules which will include a mixture of readings and infographics from our carefully constructed manual, as well as plenty of high quality videos filmed by both educators at multiple different angles. Keep scrolling to read through all of the modules included!
If you ended up on this page even though you know you want to become a CERTIFIED NAIL TECHNICIAN, please click HERE!
Welcome to our NON-Certification Course!
Downloadable Student Handbook
TWO is Better than One!
Secrets of Success
At Home Product Links
Setting Up Your Workspace
Desk Setup & Storage
How to Use Your Training Hand
Setting up your Gel Lamp, Dust Collector, and Training Hand
Implement Disinfection Procedures
Salon Safety Self Evaluation
Module Self Evaluation
Manicuring 101 – Practice Assignment
Enhancement Structure 101
Enhancement Structure Self Evaluation
All About Gel
Picking Up a Bead of Gel
Natural Nail Preparation
Nail File Grip & Motions
Working on your Training Hand – Nail Prep Steps
Training Hand Prep – Practice Assignment
Working with Gel
Working on your Training Hand – Silicone Thin Base
Working on your Training Hand – Natural Gel Overlay
Working on your Training Hand – Nail Guard Overlay (No Surface Filing Method)
Natural Nail Overlay – Practice Assignment
Working with Gel – Building the Shelf & Body
Building a Short Square Shelf
Short Shelf – Refining your Application
Avoiding Bubbles in Gel
Troubleshooting Form Application
BONUS VIDEO! Form Customization and Pinching
Building the Body (Method #1 Gliding Layer)
Building the Body – Method #2 (Building the Apex first)
Module Nine – Handshaping 101
Square Shaping 101
Sculpting Short/Med Square Nails – Practice Assignment
Working on your Training Hand – Sculpting a Coffin – Start to Finish
Sculpting Coffin Nails – Practice Assignment
Building the Body – Method #3 (Push & Pull)
Working on your Training Hand – Sculpting an Almond – Start to Finish
Sculpting Almond Nails – Practice Assignment
Shape Changes 101
Shape Change – Practice Assignment
Please Help Us Help YOU – be honest with us and tell us what you think!
The World of Colours
Gel Polish vs Gel Paint
Working on your Training Hand – Gel Paint Application
Troubleshooting Colour Application
Gel Colour Application – Practice Assignment
Colour Mixing 101
Custom Colour – Practice Assignment
Intro to Classic French
Method One – Painting Your French
Method Two – Wiping Your French
Painting French – Practice Assignment
Introduction to your E-File
Understanding E-File Bits
Working on your Training Hand – E Filing Square Nails (lower arch and free edge)
Working on your Training Hand – E Filing Square Nails (the body)
How to Fix a Fallen Apex (e-filing thick sidewalls and rebuilding the apex)
E-Filing Square Nails – Practice Assignment
Working on your Training Hand – E Filing Almond Nails
E-Filing Almond Nails – Practice Assignment
Working on your Training Hand – E Filing Coffin Nails
E-Filing Coffin Nails – Practice Assignment
Working on Yourself – E-File Manicure
E-file Manicuring on Yourself – Practice Assignment
Form Customization for Problem Nails
Form Customization on Short or Asymmetrical Nails
Working on Yourself – Sculpting a Full Set
Full Set on Yourself – Practice Assignment
Full Coffin Set on Model (pt 1) – Prep and Building the Shelf
Full Coffin Set on Model (pt 2) – Building the Body
Full Coffin Set on Model (pt 3) – E Filing the Lower Arch & Free Edge
Full Coffin Set on Model (pt 4) – Hand Filing to Finish File
Full Set on a Model – Practice Assignment
Fills & Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting – Fixing a nail with Cracked Sides
Troubleshooting – Sealing a Nail That is Separating
Troubleshooting – Safely Removing a Ripped & Lifted Nail
Fill on Model (pt 1) – Manicure
Fill on Model (pt 2) – Removing Old Product
Fill on Model (pt 3) – Prep and Gel Fill
Fill on Model (pt 4) – Finish Filing
Filling Your Nails – Practice Assignment
Removing Soak-Off Gel
Gel Removal Service with Manicure – Part One
Gel Removal Service with Manicure – Part Two
Removing a Long Nail
Hard Gel Removal – Practice Assignment
Nail Art 101
How to Practice Art on Plastic Nails
Creating Thin Line Work
Gold Foil vs Gold Leafing
Working with Chrome
Planning Out a Set of Nails
Swarovski Supply Links
Brand Development & Marketing
PRACTICE Final Exam (not required for this course)
Practicum Assignment #1
Practicum Assignment #2
Practicum Assignment #3
Our mission to improve the standard of nail education was triggered through interactions we had with people in our individual in-person academies. We started noticing a major trend in the nail world; people are paying an enormous amount of money for education that they are super unhappy with.
This really hit home for us. How are these institutions charging their students so much money, but leaving their students feeling lost and defeated? This is entirely unacceptable, and this is what inspired us to improve the current education standards! At Halo, we promise to provide the education that we feel every aspiring nail technician deserves access to!
Halo Nail Academy is a top-tier nail school created by a well-established nail artist who has a burning desire to share her knowledge and passion for nails with the world! Our founder, Keesha Carpenter (also known as @electriknailz), created Halo Nail Academy, because she wants everyone to have access to quality education.
Unfortunately, a lot of nail courses are taught by uninspired nail techs who are tired of doing nails and started teaching as a result. Sadly, their lack of passion shows in their education as well as their students’ work.
Keesha started teaching, however, for the exact opposite reason! She actually started teaching because she is so passionate about what she does and want nothing more than to help others build businesses like hers! Keesha LOVES nails, and it shows in her education and students work!
Keesha has real, hands-on experience and is up to date with the hottest trends and techniques, as well as valuable insight for her students on how to become a successful self-made nail tech like her!
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. The first one comes out upon sign up, and the remaining payments will continue on the same day of each month until all 3 have been completed.
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