Smart Start International (beginners gel course)

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If you dream of becoming nail technician, but you dislike the smell of monomer and don’t want to work with acrylic, we have a course just right for you!

For the first time legendary Smart Start International course is now available with gel sculpting!

Our educator – Alina Fox – is award winging salon owner and nail technician with over 20 years of experience. She has 96 international awards, 94 of which are in First Place!


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If you want to start a new career, or make extra income or simply upgrade your skills, this hands on in depth 10 day theory and practical training is best on the market.

At Alina Fox Academy we make sure to stay on top of the latest techniques and technology used all over the globe and make it our mission to offer you the best training in the world! We concentrate not just on theory, we make sure all our students have enough practical work during the course to achieve great results and start working with confidence straight after the exam.

The Smart Start Course offers you an International qualification in gel system.

In addition to full theory on nail anatomy and structure, you will receive comprehensive training on how to perfect quality of your work to provide a client with a beautiful long lasting set of nails, that is in line with the latest fashion and trends, and big focus on sanitisation and safety. You will learn how to use e-file machine and what drill bits you will need for different tasks. Practical work is done daily to ensure that each student has enough time to get use to the tools, materials and correct use of it. Basic business skills and client psychology will also be explained  to help you find your clients and keep them coming back.

You will be given all tools to become a professional and successful nail technician!

Training includes:

  • nail anatomy and nail structure
  • hygiene, sanitizing and disinfecting (in a salon, at home or a mobile technician).
  • e-file manicure & pedicure
  • health and safety
  • nail disorders and diseases
  • business skills, social media management & photography
  • product knowledge and formulation
  • nail preparation
  • form placement for different shapes
  • reversed forms
  • product ratio and application
  • correct use of tools
  • builder gel sculpting
  • mouse gel application
  • polygel sculpting
  • bb cream/ rubber base manicure
  • extensions with tips, reverse forms
  • specifics of working with gels
  • gel polish application
  • correct filling techniques for different shapes
  • refills
  • Ombre, French, colour ombre, glitter ombre and natural looking nails.
  • application of coffin tips
  • how to use both right and left hands for application.

The course starts at 9am and finishes at 15:00-15:30. Training will be 1 week (weekends off). Exam models will be required for last day of the course.

Kit and lunch is included daily.

You will receive internationally accredited certificate on the last day of training after the exam.

PLEASE NOTE: we keep our groups small to ensure personal attention to each student, early booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Registration form and deposit of R4500 confirms your booking.

Study options:

•R14350 – at academy with 1 week access to online course on completion

•R13850 – online with kit

•R8200 – online no kit



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