WORKSHOPS

Located in Central Virginia (Palmyra, VA)

Workshop details are at the end of this page

Use the CONTACT PAGE to request specific date/time openings before paying (or to request a max group of two). 

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BASIC MANICURES

Learn the art of manicures. Students are taught professional polishing techniques and the proper procedures to ensure clients safety/satisfaction during a manicure service. Exposure to types of tools, products, equipment, state violations, ergonomics and the understanding of each service step. Basic skill exposure to cuticle care techniques, hand massage, soaking do/dont, prep for maximum adhesion, professional communication during services, storage etc. No spa services. Recommended to those that have none or a few manicures.

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BASIC PEDICURES

Learn the art of pedicures. Students are taught professional polishing techniques and the proper procedures to ensure clients safety/satisfaction during a manicure service. Exposure to types of tools, products, equipment, state violations, ergonomics and the understanding of each service step. Basic skill exposure to callus care techniques, foot/lower leg massage, soaking do/dont, professional communication during services, storage etc. Discussion on pedicure chair sanitation and avoiding product waste/contamination. No spa services. About 2.5 hours long. Recommended to those that have done none or a few pedicures.

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INTRO TO GEL POLISHING

This class is for those frustrated with or wanting to learn Soft Gel application. Discussion on different products, proper prep/application techniques, understanding of curing lamps, removals etc. About 2.5 hours long. Recommended to those that did none or a few gel polish manicures.

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BEGINNER ACRYILCS

This is a great class for those with no or very little acrylic nail application experience on non-family/friends. Recommended to those with issues laying acrylic in the right consistency. Students will understand the chemical polymerization process of the liquid to powder ratio to know how to make a correct ball. Open discussion on product lines including MMA understanding, preparation for maximum adhesion, basic tip application, understanding brushes, filing techniques and discussion on acrylic questions. Students are recommended to bring their own acrylic brush.  Up to 2.5 hours long.

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ADVANCE ACRYLICS

This is a great class for those that have mastered laying acrylic but have issues and/or questions. Quick check on beginner acrylic skills to go straight to training on sculpting, free edge shaping, fills, nail biter application, pink & white, one ball technique, and gel sealing.  It is not just about it looking good when they walk out the door. Learn from an Instructor that did nail services for almost 30 years so that you can understand how to make it look good on the way out and on the way back in for fills! Students are recommended to bring their own acrylic brush and drill if you don't want to use the basic school drill.

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INTRO TO HARD GELS

This class is for those frustrated with or wanting to learn Hard Gel application. Discussion on different products, proper prep/application techniques, understanding of curing lamps, removals, laying hard gels, types of hard gels, curing procedures, pricing, service time speed increasing, understanding the durability and fill procedures. Recommended to those that can do a full set of regular acrylics in 75 minutes or less.

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INTRO TO DIPPING

This class is for those frustrated with or wanting to learn Dip Nail application. Instruction on step by step process of dipping with techniques to avoid lifting issues. Students are shown the process of maintenance in a fill or return service with added guide on proper gel overlay. Discussion on different brands and products. A starter dip kit is provided.

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INTRO TO ELECTRIC FILING

Learn how to properly use a drill. Discussion on sanding bands verses carbide bits. This technique is a MUST for all nail techs to stay competitive in todays industry! Don't fear the drill, your customers will desire you and appreciate the rare Techs that know how to use a drill correctly. Students could bring a drill if they have one otherwise a starter drill is here for use.  A drill is NOT given to students in this class. Feel free to bring your drill or use the student practice drill in class.

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MIXED Q & A SESSION

Already doing nails with LOTS of questions? Bring your list of questions to go over them. Class is limited to 2.5 hours of discussion on a mix of nail services as desired within the time limit. Bring whatever items you have questions about (especially art items) as there are no products given to students in this class. Supplies are available for use in the school.

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NAIL SALON BUSINESS

Opening a nail salon or have questions about employment, licensing, payroll estimates and procedures, profitability, expenses, layouts, pros/cons, nail products, violations, marketing, booking etc? Don't invest into opening a salon business without knowing the pros & cons of self employment plus what to and what not to do based on your goals and limitations. Bring your list of questions and notebook of any size.

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STATE EXAM PRACTICAL PREP

Get help on understanding the requirements to pass the state practical exam. Bring all your state exam supplies. List available upon request. You must have failed a state practical exam within 10 months of this class or have proof of approval to take the state exams. You must contact us with proof to be able to pay/book this workshop. This class does not go over written state exam information. Recommended to students having issues with passing the state practical exam or do not feel prepared. 

 

ABOUT WORKSHOPS:

  • Training in a Licensed School located in Central Virginia (Palmyra)

  • Each workshop is about 2-2.5 hours long per  (Max 2.5 hours with late arrival time deducted)

  • Available on most Mon-Fri (starting on the hour or half hour) between 10am-4pm

  • ENTER AT START TIME and do not enter the school building early. Wait outside until start time.

  • Pre-request weekend date availability at 10:30am, 2:30pm or 5:30pm. Saturdays are not available in Sept-Nov or on state holiday weekends

  • Pre-Payment required with no refunds and use required within 90 days

  • No supplies required and most classes offer free products to take home

  • Over 24 hour reschedule is allowed online (or by email). Less than 24 hour reschedules lose paid workshop cost

  • Book online (or by email) when redirected to online booking immediately after paying 

  • Workshops do not lead to licensing but a certificate is given for 3 state credit hours earned

  • Guests can not stay with you in the school. There are things nearby to do including places to eat & wifi.

  • Workshops costs are $250-300 per with discounts available for licensed techs, double enrollment or taking multiple workshops

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