The Foundation Course

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With a qualification in each of the OPI enhancement systems, this course provides the ultimate skills to offer the complete range of nail technician services to your clients.

“I’ve really enjoyed the course.The training was of a very high standard.”
Kim Bothwell – Hertfordshire, Complete Foundation Course

You will learn

  • Salon Hygiene
  • How to control Cross Contamination in the salon
  • Health and Hygiene in the salon
  • COSHH and MSDS
  • Factors that influence the growth of nails
  • Contraindications to enhancement treatments
  • Contractions to enhancement treatments
  • Structure of the nail and bones of the hand and arm
  • Consultation
  • Retailing and after care
  • Diseases and disorders
  • Full product knowledge
  • Nail Plate preparation
  • Tip application and blending
  • Application techniques in Absolute acrylic, Axxium gel and Axxium Soak off Colour Gel.
  • Infilling, re balancing and removal techniques
  • Industry background information and business hints and tips.Structure of the nail and Physiology & Anatomy of the hand & arm

You will need

  • To compile a portfolio of written and photographic evidence of treatments
  • To complete a written exam and practical assessment in OPI acrylic, gel and coloured gel


7 day course over an 8 week period
9.45am – 4.30pm daily

Course cost

  • £995.00 + VAT including kit & 12 months Professional Indemnity insurance

Number of treatments  per kit (approx): 98
Approximate return value of training kit: £3920.00
Course Ref: TR CFOUND2AX

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