Nail Courses


Acrylic Nail Extensions Course - £250.00 

This is a one day intensive course, suitable for beginners to nail extensions and also for existing nail technicians wanting to refresh their skills or to convert to acrylic. You will learn how to apply nail tips, blending, applying pink & white acrylic powders, natural nail overlays, maintenance and removal. The day is designed to give you all the information you will need both in theory and practical so that you will be confident and competent with your new skill.

Here at Escape Beauty Academy, we are not brand specific with our training, but our certificates are fully accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, which means that on sucessfully completing the course, you will be able to obtain full insurance cover. In some cases, your insurance may be invalid if you originally train with a particular brand and then change to another at a later date. This course will give you the full knowledge and skills for you to be able to choose your own brand to work with in a safe and insurable way. We can advise you on different brands if you have not already chosen one.

All products and equipment required for the course will be provided.

What is included in the course.

  • Product knowledge & equipment.
  • Health & Safety and the necessary information on other relevant regulations.
  • Hygiene procedures.
  • Contra-indications.
  • Contra-actions.
  • Nail Diseases & Disorders, what to look for and how to recognise them.
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the hand.
  • Client consultation and care.
  • Reception.
  • Nail preparation.
  • Application of nail tips, including clear, natural and white tips.
  • Blending methods.
  • Application of pink & white acrylic powder over tips and as a natural nail overlay, includes clear acrylic powder.
  • Maintenance.
  • Removals.
  • After care advice.
  • How to market yourself as a Nail Technician and price your treatments.
  • Insurance.

You will recieve a comprehensive manual to take home for your future reference and referral.

You will not need models for this course as you will be working on each other. In any beauty or nail treatment, it is important to know how it feels to receive the service, this will improve your full knowledge of the practical side. If you would prefer not to have the treatment for any reason, please let us know when booking onto the course.

Entry Requiremnets

You must have a manicure certificate/qualification to attend, it is important that you have previous knowledge of a basic nail treatment before you begin this intensive course.

CPD Points - 12

Gel Polish Nails - £95.00 

Gel Polish is an increasingly popular treatment within the professional beauty/nail industry. The last few years have seen a huge growth in gel application polish and there are lots of different products availabe. This course will teach you application, removal and problem shooting so you will have a full understanding of the treatment.

The course is fully accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the UK’s leading professional beauty trade body, for membership and insurance purposes. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a full-colour certificate for a GTi Award in Gel Polish Nails.

Manicure Course - £200.00 

Manicures can be found on nearly every treatment menu, and are often the bread and butter of many businesses. The manicure offers the therapist or technician a whole range of options to suit nearly every client. This course will teach you everything you need to know about offering a professional manicure, and includes a practical training session and assessment.

This GTi Manicure Course meets the Habia National Occupational Standards and covers the benefits of treatment, anatomy and physiology, disorders and diseases of the hands, contra-actions and contra-indications, reception, consultation, ventilation, technique, and aftercare.

The GTi Manicure Course includes the GTi Professional Standards course for students who have not previously completed this course.

Pedicure Course - £200.00 

Pedicures are a fantastic way to get new clients into the salon. It is a treatment that is often given as a treat, or is booked to make tired toes look respectable. Once a client has been made to look and feel better, they are much more inclined to repeat the process, and you will hopefully have gained a customer for life.

This course follows the Habia National Occupational Standards, and includes the benefits of treatment, anatomy and physiology, disorders and diseases of the feet, contra-actions and contra-indications, reception, consultation, ventilation, technique and aftercare.

The GTi Pedicure Course includes the GTi Professional Standards course for students who have not previously completed this course.