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Sculpted Hard Gel Extensions 3 Day Course - London


London Educator: Annabel Ifill

Sculpted Hard Gel Extensions Course 

Address: Camborne Road, Sutton

Day 1: Form Fitting, 10am-1pm
Day 2 & 3: Hard Gel Sculpted Extensions, 10am-4pm 

Willow Nail courses are Non-brand specific. This gives you the opportunity to use which ever brand you wish. Willow promotes "freedom of choice" and offers support for all techs, whatever you use.

Who is it perfect for?
Ideal for beginners or experienced technicians wishing to learn how to apply Sculpted Hard Gel Extensions. The course will take place over 2.5 days with 3-4 weeks between the second and third day where you will be required to do 3 case studies. (Case studies: Photograph three full sets of extensions) 

Course Requirements:
You are required to have a qualification in Gel Manicure/ Gel Polish to be eligible for the course. 

What you will need: 
A basic tools kits is included in the course price which will be listed below. A product kit is not included in the course price. You will not need any tools or products on the day of the course. Products will be provided by your educator for you to use on the day. You will need a notepad and pen, refreshments/ lunch. You will be working on your own nails on the day of the course or on practice hands dependant on you tutor. You MUST arrive with NAKED nails. 


What comes in your kit:

  • Willow Bag
  • Willow Pen
  • Nail file 180/100 grit
  • Sponge Buffer 180/100 grit 
  • Mini Buffer
  • Cuticle Pusher 
  • Cuticle Nippers 
  • Tip Cutter
  • Stork scissors
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Dust brush
  • Round Gel Brush
  • Nail Glue
  • Nail Tips
  • Willow Towel
  • Willow Apron

(Course kit products may vary if you have duplicates from a previous Willow Course.)


What you will learn: 
Health, safety & hygiene• Nail anatomy• Understanding the properties of gel and how it works• Overexposure• Client consultation• Natural nails preparation• Form fitting and tailoring for different nail types• Gel application using the sculpting method• Shaping and finish filing• Gel nail removal• Aftercare and Maintenance• Infill & Re-balance • Marketing advice


Course Layout:

Day 1, 10am-1pm:
  • Theory - Forms Vs Tips
  • Theory - Benefits of sculpting
  • Practical - Natural Nail Preparation
  • Practical - Nail anatomy and how to tailor forms for different nail types
  • Practical - How to apply forms for different shape extensions
  • Practical - Problem solving 


Day 2, 10am-4pm:
  1. Theory - Health, safety and hygiene, understanding the properties of gel and how it works, overexposure and preparing for treatment with client consultation
  2. Practical - Natural nail prep, form application, application of sculpted hard gel extensions (salon shapes of square, tapered square and almond), finish filing techniques


3-4 week break:
  • Nails to be left on to allow for growth in preparation for day 3
  • Independent study/practice
  • Completion of 3 case studies photographed for assessment

A more detailed course plan break down will be included into your pre-course pack.

The Hard Gel Course is FULLY ACCREDITED with ABT and ideal for beginners who wish to add a new service & learn the basics of how to apply Gel overlays & tips. 

To ensure the highest standards of training, students will be required to pass a theory test. The student may be required to download pre-course information and theory at time of booking which will need to be completed prior to their course.  This ensures students come to the course well prepared, so they get the most from their practical training. The practical training is structured around the course material, which is divided into four parts.

1. Anatomy and physiology of the nail 

2. Hygiene, Health & Safety 

3. The Treatment

4. Regulatory and statutory requirements.


Emphasis is placed on the student understanding the practicalities of providing a professional treatment. They will be shown how to carry out gel techniques and be expected to carry out the treatment themselves. The student will be assessed by the lecturer of the session. If the lecturer believes the student is competent, a certificate will be awarded in accordance with our Terms & Conditions. The educator has the right to ask for further case studies if they feel the student requires more practice before gaining their certification. 

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

Sculpted Hard Gel Extensions 3 Day Course - London