WORKSHOPS

Workshop cost is $200-300 for a private 2-2.5 hour session

Attend with another for $20 off
Licensed Techs get $20 off


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

$250 for 2 hours

Recommended to those that have none or a few 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.

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BASIC PEDICURES

$250 for 2 hours

Recommended to those that have done none or a few 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.

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INTRO TO GEL POLISHING

$250 for 2 hours

Recommended to those that did none or a few gel polish manicures

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.

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BEGINNER ACRYILCS

$300 for 2.5 hours
Recommended to those with issues laying acrylic in the right consistency

Students are taught the chemical polymerization process of the liquid to powder ratio to know how to make a correct ball. Open discussion available on product lines, preparation for maximum adhesion, basic tip application, understanding brushes/brush care, filing techniques and answers to lists of acrylic questions. Students are recommended to bring their own acrylic brush and products they have questions about.

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ADVANCE ACRYLICS

$300 for 2.5 hours

Recommended to those that can do a full set in less than 75min and have done over 50 Sets

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

$325 for 2.5 hours (includes hard gel items)

Recommended to those that have performed 50+ full sets of acrylic nails on human hands

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.

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INTRO TO DIPPING

$350 for 2.5 hours (includes dip kit)

Recommended to those wanting to learn dip

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.

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INTRO TO ELECTRIC FILING

$250 for 2 hours

Recommended to those new to drilling (drill set for practice on dummy hands is available for $50)

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.  Feel free to bring your drill or use the student practice drill in class.

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MIXED Q & A SESSION

$200 for Q&A talk for 1.5-2 hours
(not much product use or visual training)

Already doing nails with LOTS of questions? Bring your list of questions to go over them. Covers about 15-20 questions. Class is limited to 2 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 as needed but detailed instruction on services is not provided in Q & A sessions.

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NAIL SALON BUSINESS

$200 for Q&A talk for 1.5-2 hours

Recommended to those starting a nail business, adding nail services or issues with a nail 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

$250 for 2 hours

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. A list of items is needed to be brought to this workshop.

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LIMITED ONLINE STUDY ACCESS

$500 New Student (Grad 11+y ago)

$400 New Student (Grad 6-10y ago)
$300 New Student (Grad <5y ago)
$250 Previous VNS Graduate <5y ago

You must be pre-approved to take the state exam. Proof required. 

For those getting ready to take the State Written Exam. Cost is based on time to access the study from 30-90 days. Recommended to be completed before a booked state written date. Updated and revised every 60-90 days to ensure that you will be ready for the newest written theory exam. Combine with practical workshop to get $50 off.

 

ABOUT WORKSHOPS:

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

  • Available to licensed and unlicensed Nail Techs age 16 or older 

  • Private training in a Licensed School located in Central Virginia (Palmyra)

  • Pre-Payment required with no refunds and use of the workshop is required within 90 days of payment

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

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

  • Available on most Mon-Fri  (starting on the hour or half hour) between 10am-8pm

  • Pre-request weekend date availability at 10:30am, 2:30pm or 5:30pm. 

  • No supplies required exception to acrylic training requiring acrylic brush

  • Over 24 hour reschedule is made by student online (or by email).

  • Less than 24 hour reschedules lose paid workshop cost

  • No supplies required exception to acrylic training requiring acrylic brush

  • Vaccinated Instructor will a wear mask at all times with student mask optional but recommended

  • Enter School by appointment or AT start time and do not enter the school building early. Wait outside until start time.

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

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