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Manicure and Gel Overlay Course

  • With Full Kit: £250
  • (kit optional)
  • Without Kit: £200
  • (you will need to provide the kit contents listed to perform treatments after training)
  • One to One Training

  • With Full Kit: £350
  • (kit optional)
  • Without Kit: £300
  • (you will need to provide the kit contents listed or similar to perform treatments after training)
  • The GTi course includes the GTi Professional Standards course FREE of charge this is usually priced at £49 + VAT. You will be required to pay a fee of £25 to become a GTI student member to complete the online theory. If within the first 3 months of your membership you were to upgrade to a full membership the £25 you paid will be deducted from the full Guild membership and insurance cost. This will mean you will be able to upgrade to a full member including insurance for £70 including VAT.

Kelly Ann’s Beauty Southampton is a Guild member working in conjunction with GTI (Guild Training International)

Guild Training International is the training arm of the guild of beauty therapists. All courses are accredited and certified to enable you to gain liability insurance which can also be obtained through The Guild.

I genuinely believe as a trainer I have a responsibility for my students and to the reputation of the beauty industry overall.

You will be trained to the highest standard and will have on-going support until you have the knowledge and confidence to go it alone. Your training with Kelly Ann’s Beauty will be completed once you have completed the following:

  • The Theory
  • The practical day
  • Case Studies

This course will teach you everything you need to know about offering professional manicure and gel overlay treatments and includes a practical training session and assessment.  It will also include fantastic anatomy & physiology resources with clear diagrams.   The course is beautifully written and accompanied by images, videos and a voice-over. Upon completion of the online theory modules, you will receive a PDF manual which you can refer back on.  All modules and examinations are completed online with full online support available.

Once this has been completed and you have received your Manicure and gel overlay certificate but still feel you would like to come into the salon to watch us at work with our existing clients and ask questions I would encourage for you to do so. I will be more than happy to give you this extra time and support. I am fortunate enough to do what I love for a living and hope I can pass this passion on to my students. I believe in an open-door policy and even if after your course you still feel like you need some encouragement and guidance you are more than welcome to come back.

After completion of your GTi online examinations and one day of practical assessment, you will be required to carry out 6 case studies.  You will need to perform a red gel colour overlay on 3 case studies and a French gel overly on the other 3 case studies.  Certificates will be issued from The Guild of Beauty Therapists once success has been logged by Kelly Ann’s Beauty.

Eligibility For Manicure and Gel Overlay Training Course:

  • No previous experience is required.
  • You will need access to a computer and the internet as well as having your own email account. This is so you can complete your online theory prior to the practical day.

Practical Day 10am to 3pm Approx

Times are a guideline only as the time taken will depend on the speed at which each student learns.

You would have already watched the online training videos of each stage before the practical day.

You will be provided with a PDF course manual to use as a reference to review before the practical day, these can be printed or downloaded from your student portal. There will also be the below downloads available for your future use and reference:

GP consent letter

Gel nail course manual

Sample parental consent letter
Sample consultation Card
Sensitivity patch testing requirements

Table of terminology

What you will be learning and demonstrating on your practical day:

  • Preparation
  • Gel Nail Application
  • Removal by Buffing
  • Removal by Acetone

Course content Overview

After payment, you will receive access details by email to complete the Online Theory.

The online theory will cover the following:

  • Introduction, Reception, Consultation & Ventilation
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Contra-indications & Contra-actions
  • Preparation
  • Technique
  • Treatment Adaptations
  • Maintenance, Repair & Removal
  • Aftercare

Approximately 8 hours of study time will be required to complete the theory element of this course. Once successfully completing the online theory you will receive a Professional Standards certificate.  You will then need to contact Kelly Ann’s Beauty with the practical session code you receive online and we will discuss available course dates with you for your practical training day.

Kit Contents

1 x Nail Clips
100 x Nail Remover Pads
1 x 100/180 Grid Sand Files
1 x 400/4000 Grid Buffer Block
1 x Handle Grip Nail Brush
1 x Cuticle Pusher
1 x Cuticle Nipper
1 x Gel Remover Tool
1 X Acetone Remover
1 x Non-Acetone Remover
1 x Gel Foundation
1 x Gel Top Off
1 x White colour
1 x Red Colour
1 X Led Curing Lamp

Expectations On The Day

  • All students must be dressed in suitable comfortable clothing
  • Long hair should be tied back.
  • Comfortable shoes must be worn.
  • Minimal jewellery should be worn.
  • Kelly Ann’s Beauty will provide all the tools required to do Manicure and Gel
  • Students must bring a model to work on.
  • Tea, coffee and water will be provided; however, students can bring a packed lunch.

Insurance For Training With Kelly Ann’s Beauty

Whilst training you will be practising on volunteer models and will be completely covered and insured by Kelly Ann’s Beauty.

Once you are fully qualified and have received your manicure and gel overlay certificate there are a number of insurance companies where you can obtain public liability insurance, this will be explained and advised of on a practical day. With this being said you will find in our course costs that you can upgrade to a guild membership for an extra £70.