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Nail Art Business Diploma Course

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The Nail Art Business Diploma Course engages with your creative side while offering the chance to do what you love as a career. Through step-by-step instruction, you will gain the technical and creative know-how to create and apply exciting nail art designs and learn how to build a successful business selling this service.

What You Will Learn

The Nail Art Business Diploma Course takes you through all the considerations you need to make before starting work in this area, whether working on yourself, friends and family or paying clients. All the necessary information that you need to be aware of is included, such as health and safety, contraindications, and how to go about consulting with clients, before moving on to learning about the equipment and tools you will need, and how to prepare nails for artwork.

The course quickly gets you working with nails - providing full explanations of the various basic techniques that you will need to understand and master before moving onto advanced nail designs. The basic techniques covered include Nail Painting, Nail Art Techniques, Stamping, Sponging, Dotting, Taping, Floral Nail Art, Foil French Manicure, Gel Marbling, and Acrylic 3D Nail Art.

The Nail Art Business Course provides a staggering 50 nail art designs for you to try out, a full list of which is detailed in the Course Syllabus section of this page. Each of these and the previously mentioned nail art techniques is fully-illustrated with photography and practical explanations. A list of the supplies required is provided at the start of each design, enabling students to be prepared before trying out a new design.

Along with providing information on the tools, techniques, and practical considerations of creating nail art, the course imparts knowledge on how to create a clean, professional finish to your designs. You will also learn how to care for your (or your clients) nails once the work is complete, to ensure longevity.

The second part of this course concentrates on providing you with comprehensive guidance on how to set up, run, and grow your own Nail Art Business.

You will learn about the three types of nail art business that you can start: a nail salon or mobile business, a nail art shop or monetised social media channel – discovering what each entails and which would be the best fit for you. The course also explains the materials needed for each, how to get these for the best price, and even offers tips on interior design and outfitting, should you choose to open a salon.

You will find out how to register your business and what the different legal forms of business are, so that you may make an informed decision. The course also includes information on the some of the laws concerning business, highlighting the most important, and where to find more information on these.

The Nail Art Business Diploma Course outlines what services your clients will expect you to offer and provides some ideas on how to create signature designs, to help you stand out from the crowd. In addition to this, the course offers advice on how to build your knowledge and experience of the topics taught in the course, along with how to find more information in other areas, such as health and safety and skincare.

The course supplies information on how to go about setting your pricing in a way that is both profitable and attractive to customers. You will also be guided in how to market your business and, once successful, how to grow and expand your business.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

If you would like to open a nail art business or start a career in the industry, this course provides all the knowledge you’ll need. Those already working in the beauty industry or running their own nail salon/nail shop can use the information to add nail art to their services.

With detailed explanations of techniques and designs, anyone can take the Nail Art Business Diploma Course regardless of experience. Even if you’re not aiming to start a business, if you enjoy being creative and want to experiment with your own beauty regime, you will gain a lot from studying this course.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Nail Art Business Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus


Module 1: Preparation

  • Health and Safety
  • Client Consultation
  • Contra-Indications
  • Equipment and Brushes
  • Preparation
  • Assessment

Module 2: Techniques

  • Nail Painting
  • Nail Art Techniques
  • Stamping
  • Sponging
  • Dotting
  • Taping
  • Floral Nail Art
  • Foil French Manicure
  • Gel Marbling
  • Acrylic 3D Nail Art
  • Assessment

Module 3: Nail Art Designs I

  • Snow Manicure
  • V-Nail Art
  • Pine Tree Nail Art
  • Love Message Nail Manicure
  • Polka Dots Bow Nail Art
  • Dotted Nail Art
  • Striped Nail Art
  • Floral Nail Art
  • Mix and Match Nail Art
  • Nail Art Using Effect Nail Polish
  • Rainbow Nail Art
  • Wavy Manicure
  • Summer Nail Art
  • Butterfly Nail Art
  • Valentine Nail Art
  • Halloween Nail Art
  • Assessment

Module 4: Nail Art Designs II

  • Elegant French Manicure
  • Glittery Tips Nail Art
  • Leopard Print Nail Art
  • Rhinestones Nail Art
  • Water Drops Nail Art
  • Aquarium Nail Art
  • Pink Manicure
  • Creative Nail Art
  • Chamomile Nail Art
  • Spiral Nail Art
  • Winter Manicure
  • Sand Nail Art
  • Pointed Nail Art
  • Golden Nail Art
  • Bridal Nail Art
  • Jewelled Nail Art
  • Spider Web Nail Art
  • Assessment

Module 5: Nail Art Designs III

  • Caviar Nail Art
  • Holiday Nail Art
  • Feathery Nail Art
  • Polka Dots Nail Art
  • Half-Moon Nail Art
  • Pearl Nail Art
  • Dotted Manicure
  • Festive Nail Art
  • 3D Nail Art
  • Glitzy Maroon Nail Art
  • Christmas Santa Nail Art
  • Candy Cane Nail Art
  • Snowflakes Nail Art
  • White Christmas Nail Art
  • Christmas Noir
  • Santa’s Elves
  • Neon Nail Art
  • Assessment

Module 6: Finishing

  • Cuticle Clean Up
  • After Care
  • Assessment

Module 7: Types of Nail Art Business

  • Nail Salon
  • Nail Art Shop
  • Social Media
  • Assessment

Module 8: What Will You Need?

  • Premises
  • Equipment and Materials
  • Marketing Material
  • Assessment

Module 9: Skills and Courses

  • Assessment

Module 10: Types of Business

  • In the UK
  • Other Countries
  • Assessment

Module 11: Keeping to Rules

  • Licences
  • National Insurance
  • Health & Safety
  • Insurance
  • Employees
  • Clients
  • Assessment

Module 12: Marketing, Pricing and Making a Profit

  • Pricing for Profit
  • Plan for Success
  • Marketing
  • Assessment

Module 13: What to Offer Clients

  • Services
  • Extra Touches
  • Assessment

Module 14: Interior Design

  • Important Aspects
  • Furniture
  • Colour
  • Decoration
  • Assessment

Module 15: Nail Art Ideas

  • Assessment

Module 16: Growing your Business

  • Assessment

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


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