This 3 day workshop is great for anyone with little to no experience wanting to learn Acrylic nails & nail art as seen on @nailsbylaurel. The goal will be to create well balanced, well shaped nails that will last on your clients until they return for a fill. We will learn how to get our nail art to last the full duration of a set, never lose a crystal or part of your design. Clients will pay for quality!
Students will learn:
Foundations of acrylic – Day 1 9-4pm – lunch provided
- Sanitization & disinfection protocols
- Workspace setup
- Gel manicures Safe use of e-file Healthy nail prep to prevent lifting
- Creating good beads with correct monomer-acrylic ratio
- Building well structured nails Use of tips & introduction to forms
- Shaping crisp nails Fills & re-balancing nails
- Safe acrylic removals
- List of products used by Laurel
Nail art – Day 2 9-4pm – lunch provided
- Various marble designs
- Old English line work
- Crystal design & adhesion
- Flower techniques
Live model Practical – Day 3 9-1pm
Day 3 students bring a model to class and create a full set with nail art. The set style is completely up to you so please don’t think of this as a test this should be fun and I will be here to help the entire time!! Completion time aprox. 4 hrs. After completing, students will receive certificate!
Class kit included in workshop package: Clear acrylic, Monomer, #12 acrylic brush (kolinsky), practice hand , dappen dish, tips, forms , glue, tip cutter, files , buffers, cuticle pusher, ceramic drill bit, strong dust brush, primer, top coat , gel polish, shtick it, foil, rhinestones, wax crayon, striping tape, glitter, caviar beads, variety of other nail art embellishments.
Please bring the following items to class :
- E-file & LED light
Amazon sells lights & drills , please confirm they are ok products before purchasing
In addition to this please bring an extension cord and a USB Plug in. I have posted links below These are NOT the only ones you can purchase from amazon or else ware. If the links below are sold out, find something similar and confirm with me prior to purchase if you are unsure.
Practice hand, Acrylic, monomer, #10 kolinsky acrylic brush, primer, top coat, gel polish , tips, glue, tip cutter, cuticle pusher, files , buffers, orangewood stick, full size gem adhesive, crystals, foil, art flakes, glitter, various other art supplies and goodies.
What to expect from this work shop:
This intensive class is for anyone wanting to learn a new skill but has an already busy schedule so a weekend option works best.
In this class we cover a lot! I want to make sure that my students understand that once they attend my class I will continue a mentorship with them. I do not disappear after 3 days. I am always just a text, DM, or phone call away.
I offer follow ups to my students (via facetime currently) where you can watch me work on a client while asking questions. This mentorship is invaluable to your journey in the nail industry.
This class will give you back what you put into it. I always say, “To be great at this don’t overwhelm yourself. Just practice even one nail a day and you will see your work rapidly improving.” I still practice daily myself and as an artist this is very important.
Upon completion you will receive a certificate which will allow you to sign up to shop at various professional beauty supplies. These include (but are not limited to) valentino beauty, ugly duckling , modern beauty (amazing hair supplies at pro discounts) & my personal favorite details beauty supply in Langley.