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Manicure Short Course (R)

Introduction

Become an amazing Nail Technician by mastering the manicure treatment. This in-depth course will show you how to offer a standard, luxury, spa and mini manicure to delight your clients, friends or family.

A good manicure is the core to every successful Nail Technician’s repertoire of skills. One of the most popular services requested in most salons, it’s vital to know all the tricks and methods used by the professionals to provide a good service and the perfect manicure.

This Manicure Short Course will guide you through from the basics to the in-depth techniques you need to know to provide standard, luxury, spa and mini manicures to your future clients.

 

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Manicure Short Course Entry Requirements

All students must be aged 16 or over and have a good understanding of English both written and spoken.

Course Length

23 Units of Study, no time limit on studying.

Language

English

Assessment

Course is completed through tutor review of student’s work examples.

Manicure Short Course Content

Module 1: Foundation

Personal Standards and Practice

In this unit you will learn the importance of personal standards and what is expected of you as a professional working within the industry.

 

Hygiene

In this unit you will learn the basic hygiene rules to be followed, how to prevent cross infection and contamination, what sanatisation and sterilisation is and what methods to use as well as contagious skin condition.

 

Effective Communication with Clients

In this unit you will learn about customer and client care, how to build relationships with clients, how to effectively communicate with clients and deal with client dissatisfaction. We will also cover client consultation which is an important aspect for all professionals.

 

Business Promotion

In this unit you will be provided with business ideas, how to price treatments as well as how to work within a salon and as a self employed therapist.

 

Preparation of the Work Area

In this unit you will learn how to create a comfortable and professional work area covering the four basic principles.

 

Health & Safety Legislations

In this unit you will learn how to take care of all in the workplace as well as the latest health and safety legislations to ensure you are working in compliance and safely.

 

Insurance

In this unit you will learn the importance of insurance and how to gain it, disposal of waste and data protection act.

 

Being effective at Work

In this unit you will learn job roles, responsibilities and working relationships as well as communication, effective teamwork and development within job roles.

 

Promoting Products & Services

In this unit you will learn the importance of retail sales, positive product promotion and sales techniques.

 

Retail Specific Legislation

In this unit you will learn all the current legislations specific to retail, product promotion and gaining client feedback.

 

Reception Duties

In this unit you will learn the importance of maintaining the reception area, the roles of a receptionist as well as patch testing.

 

Taking Payments & Methods

In this unit you will learn how to deal with different payment methods and taking payments from clients.

 

Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology – Nails

 

Structure of the Nail

In this unit you will learn the factors which effect the nail growth (internal and external) as well as the structure of the nail itself and the function of each.

 

Bones & the Muscular System

In this unit you will learn the main bones in the hand and lower arm, the muscular system (including the main muscles of the hand and arm) and the bloody supply to the hand and arm.

 

Skin Types & Skin Structure

In this unit you will learn the main skin types, the functions of the skin, the structure of the skin and the functions of each layer.

 

The Lymphatic System

In this unit you will learn what Lymph is and how it is formed, the connection between blood and Lymph as well as the difference between Lymph Capillaries-Vessels and Nodes.

 

Module 3: Nail and Skin Healthcare

 

Skin Diseases / Disorders

In this unit you will learn the five most common skin diseases and disorders as well as what a contra-indication is.

 

Nail Diseases

In this unit you will learn the six most common nail diseases and be able to confidently identify them.

 

Nail Disorders

In this unit you will learn the twelve most common nail disorders and be able to confidently identify them.

 

Module 4: Manicure

 

Preparation & Products
In this unit your will learn the different manicure treatments, products and equipment, specific consultation points as well as preparation of the client and work area.

 

Manicure Treatment Techniques
In this unit you will learn the different nails shapes, how to file professionally, cuticle work and buffing, specialised treatments to be used in a luxury manicure, the benefits of massaging, massage movements and correct polish application.

 

Manicure Procedure
In this unit you will learn the correct proceedure for a luxury manicure, massage routine and how to adapt the treatment for a male client.

 

Contra-Actions & Aftercare
In this unit you will learn what a contra action is and how to identify as well as aftercare advise.

 

Progression

This Manicure Short Course can be used to gain entry into the workplace or to study at a higher level.

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