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The Essential Nail Professional

£100

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Marian Newman, NailKnowledge’s expert trainer, introduces you to the three Masterclasses and provides an outline of content you will be learning as part of your Essential Nail Professional Diploma.

Course Content

Masterclass One

The Nail Unit

1. Introduction to the Nail Unit

3 Minutes

Marian provides a short introduction to Masterclass 1 – the Nail Unit and the topics you will be exploring.

1.1 Anatomy of the Nail Unit

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

10 Minutes

In the first lesson of the Nail Unit Masterclass Course, you will learn some of the terms we use to describe position in Anatomy, the different structures in the Nail Unit and how they all fit together within the finger.

1.2 Nail Plate Growth

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

14 Minutes

In this lesson you will learn about Skin Cells and the role they play in Nail Plate growth as well as the importance of the Keratinization process.

1.3 The Nail Plate Structure

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

14 Minutes

In this lesson, we examine the nail plate in greater detail, looking at its internal structure and how this structure reacts to chemicals, substances and physical damage.

1.4 The Nail Bed and Lunula

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

14 Minutes

In this lesson, we take a look at the structures of the Nail Bed and the Lunula, the visible half-moon of Nail Matrix under the Nail Plate.

1.5 Nail Seals

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

14 Minutes

In this lesson, we examine the Proximal Nail Fold, the Hyponychium and the Lateral Nail Folds, three features of the Nail Unit that guard against infection and injury.

1.6 Nail Conditions

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

14 Minutes

Healthy hands and feet are the only ones you should work on. In this lesson, we examine some of the common conditions you might discover during your career, and what to do.

Masterclass Two

Product Chemistry

2. Introduction to Product Chemistry  

2 Minutes

Marian provides a summary of the learning topics within Masterclass 2 – Product Chemistry.

2.1 What is a Chemical

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

21 Minutes

This lesson provides a basic introduction to a number of chemistry concepts, to support your understanding of this Masterclass.

2.2 Lotions, Potions and Polishes

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

33 Minutes

In this lesson we explore some of the common products we use on our clients.

2.3 Acrylics and their Place in the Industry

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

18 Minutes

In this lesson we examine Acrylics and the Polymerisation process which plays a huge part in the professional nail industry.

2.4 Liquid and Powder

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

31 Minutes

L&P is a key system within the Nail Industry, in this lesson we examine the chemistry behind this system.

2.5 UV Gels and Other Systems

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

44 Minutes

In this lesson we will examine UV Gel Polishes, another key system within the Industry, along with other systems such as Fibreglass and the Dip system.

Masterclass Three

Health and Safety

3. Introduction to Health & Safety

2 Minutes

Marian provides a short overview of Masterclass 3 – Health and Safety.

3.1 Your Working Environment

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

24 Minutes

In this lesson, Marian takes you through the risks within your working environment. From those that could impact your physical health to allergens and irritants such as vapours and dust.

3.2 Hygiene

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

22 Minutes

In this lesson, we examine the different levels of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization and where we need to apply them to maintain the most hygienic working environment for ourselves and our clients.

3.3 The Safe Use of Products

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

24 Minutes

In this lesson, we investigate how to maintain our safety when handling the products and chemicals we use during Nail Services.

3.4 Allergies and Irritations

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

25 Minutes

Allergies and Irritations related to Nail Services are unfortunately on the rise. In this lesson we learn why and importantly, the best way to avoid them.

3.5 Working with Clients

1 Lesson | 1 Knowledge Check

29 Minutes

In the final lesson in the Essential Nail Diploma course, we look at working with clients, safely and professionally, and how to prepare the nail for service.

THE DIPLOMA EXAM

Diploma Exam

1 Knowledge Check

The Essential Nail Professional

£100

(excl taxes where applicable)