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Get the Skills to Become a Gel & Acrylic Nail Professional

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Master the technique of acrylic & gel nails with this 100% online course

Online Gel & Acrylic Nail Enhancements Certificate Course

At GLOW College, you can paint, sculpt, and design your way through our innovative, energetic Gel & Nail Enhancements Certificate Course. Learn effective application, correction and removal techniques of the three most popular forms of Nail Enhancement: UV Gel Nails, Dip Nails and Acrylic Nails.

This Certificate Course is delivered 100% online so you can advance your nail career with the flexibility and support you need to succeed. You can balance work, family and other commitments while you get the skills to build a brighter future.

During the Gel & Acrylic Nail Enhancements Certificate course, you will learn advanced techniques in:

  • Nail Enhancement
  • UV Gel Nails
  • Dip Nails
  • Acrylic Nails

The best way to see if GLOW College is the right fit for you is to come and tour the school. You can tour our facilities and meet with students and instructors. Schedule a tour now or Get more info.

Expected Outcome
Start your nail career with this course or add it onto the Spa Manicure Pedicure course and take your business to the next level. In-salon or mobile nail enhancement services are growing in popularity, learn popular techniques and along with Health Canada standards for safety and sanitation.


Payment Plan Option: Enroll Now for $450.00 a month for 3 months

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LendCare Financing

GLOW College offers a NEW 0% Financial Aid option through LendCare. LendCare offers an easy-to-use, online financing solution, with express credit decisions, accessible from anywhere you are, 24/7.

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To apply for Financial Aid through LendCare, please select your preferred campus from the list below. You will be directed to the application form for your chosen campus.

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Course Outline

This comprehensive course will take you from the ground up. Learn the essential theory and step-by-step techniques. Review the course outline below and start your journey towards Nail Enhancement Certification.

1) Intro
  • How to manage your time with Self Paced learning

2) Your Professional Image

  • Personal Development
  • Professional Development
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Client Care
  • Your Professional Image Quiz

3) Nail Anatomy

  • Anatomy of the Nail
  • Functions of the Nail
  • Interesting Nail Facts
  • Nail Anatomy Quiz

4) All About Nails

  • Nail Shapes
  • Nail Grit Explained
  • Nail Prep
  • Natural Nail Prep Video
  • Nail Polish Application
  • Nail Polish Application Video
  • Nail Zones
  • Acrylic/Gel Nail Preparation Video 1
  • Acrylic/Gel Nail Preparation Video 2
  • Nail Shape Assignment

5) Fungus/Bacteria/Virus

  • Fungal Infection
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Viral Infection
  • Fungus/Bacteria/Virus Quiz

6) Nail Disorders and Diseases Recap

  • Nail Disorders
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nail Disease/Disorder Quiz

7) Infection Control

  • Sanitation Practices
  • How to Disinfect Video
  • Sanitation and Safety Quiz

8) Introduction to Acrylic Nails

  • Benefits of Acrylic Nails
  • Products Used
  • Monomer & Polymer
  • Equipment Needed for Acrylic Nails
  • Acrylic Products Set Up

9) Protecting Yourself and Your Client

  • Protection
  • Avoiding Skin Problems

10) Tips and Acrylic Applications

  • Preparing an Acrylic Brush
  • Acrylic Stages
  • Forming an Acrylic Bead
  • Forming an Acrylic Bead Video
  • An Acrylic Bead that is Too Dry Demonstration
  • An Acrylic Bead that is Too Wet Demonstration
  • Nail Tips
  • Proper Tip Fitting Video Demonstration
  • Tip Application Video Demonstration
  • Acrylic Application With Tips Step by Step
  • Acrylic Application Demonstration

11) Acrylic Removal

  • Full Removal of Acrylic
  • Acrylic Fill Steps

12) Acrylic Quiz

  • Acrylic Quiz

13) Introduction to Gel Nails

  • What Are Gel Nails?
  • Benefits
  • Lamps & Bulbs
  • Gel Products Used
  • Equipment Needed for Gel Nails
  • Gel Products Set Up Video

14) Protecting Yourself and Your Client

  • Proper Protection
  • Avoiding Skin Problems

15) Step by Step Gel Application

  • Troubleshooting & Tips
  • How to Apply Nail Forms
  • Nail Form Application Video
  • Step By Step Gel Application
  • Hard Gel Application

16) Gel Removal

  • Gel Fill
  • Gel Removal

17) Gel Quiz

  • Gel Quiz

18) Electric File

  • E File Bits
  • The Purpose of an Electric File
  • Nail Balancing & Finishing Video Demonstration with Electric File
  • Nail Balancing with Manual File Demonstration

19) Practical Assessment

  • Acrylic Nail Video Submission
  • Gel Nail Video Submission

20) Next Steps

  • You’re Almost Done!
  • Feedback

Pricing Options

Choose a pricing option that suits you and start learning today. Pay in full to save or choose the monthly payment option. Fees include Tuition and free Virtual Seat assignment. Digital Certificate will be issued upon completion of all lessons, assessments, and upon final payment (where applicable). Non-refundable once paid. By enrolling into this Non-Vocational Course, you accept the Terms and Policies as outlined on the College webpage

Is a Rewarding Career as a Gel & Acrylic Nail Professional For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Gel & Acrylic Nail Enhancements and exploring whether GLOW College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 905-453-9456.

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