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"Perfect Prep" Course/Builder Skill Building - Middlesbrough


Middlesbrough Educator: Lauren Holmes


Willow's new combo! 

Our Willow "Perfect Prep Course" and Builder skill building combined into one!

Dedicated to creating the perfect nail prep using an E-file and perfecting your Builder application.

Willow's "Perfect Prep Course/Builder Skill Building" written by Lucy James & hosted by Lauren Holmes.

Full accredited with ABT via our fully insured Educator.

You must already hold an "E-file Qualification" as the "Perfect Prep" is a Level 2 E-file course.

You must already hold a "Builder Qualification" as the "Builder Skill Building" is perfecting your application using the no-filing technique.

These course do not need to be Willow courses, they can be from any other academy as long as fully accredited.

Nailed It Academy 
18D Manor Way
TS23 4HN

Total course fee: 
£300.00 nothing left to pay. (excludes Kits required)
Courses are Non-refundable - please see our terms and conditions. 


The course day plan: 

Morning 10-1pm: 

Perfect Prep using the E-file

Break: 1-1.30pm:


Afternoon Session 1.30-4.30pm

Builder Skill Building


What you will learn:


E-FILE PREP: Are you wishing to up your E-file Prep game? Then this is the course for you. We will go through the stages of prep using an E-file & show you how to use each and every one of the Willow Cuticle Bits.

Here at Willow we are advocates for the "Willow Way" this means working "Your Way". If you wish to solely use E-file for prep, we have got you covered. If you would like to use a combination of E-file prep & traditional methods then we are here to support you every step of the way. 

There is no right or wrong, its all about using the method that suits you and we adapt our teaching to each student to complement this. 

Benefits of using an E-file for cuticle work:

  • It cuts down your treatment time meaning more profit
  • You can create a more thorough prep & refinement resulting in longer lasting enhancements
  • It creates a clean and polished look
  • This method helps reduce and prevent hang nails 
  • Perfect for problem clients that need a little more attention
  • Less strain on the body
  • Using a form of exfoliation rather than cutting

What you will learn on the day:

  • The different types of Cuticle E-file Bits
  • The various materials Cuticle E-file bits are made from, their benefits and properties
  • The different styles of Cuticle E-file bits, their uses, shapes
  • Grits/grades explained
  • Recommended speeds for each bit
  • Recommended speed for various skin types
  • Recommended angles for each bit 
  • Recommended directions dependent on bit
  • E-file Health & Safety
  • How to clean your E-file bits
  • How to prep/season your E-file bits
  • How long they will last
  • E-file machines explained teaching you everything from how they work, what to look out for, their buttons/dials & how to use your specific machine.
  • E-file Torque explained & why it is important 
  • E-file hand pieces, the differences in models, how to maintain them

Practical session:

  • How to separate the cuticle from the nail plate safely using various bits
  • How to remove dead protein safely
  • How to remove cuticle safely
  • How to polish the surrounding skin using silicon bits 
  • How to polish the surrounding skin using Diamond Bits 
  • How to use cuticle nippers & pushers in conjunction with E-file
  • How to combine cuticle oil & E-file exfoliation at the end of treatment
  • How to use our miniatures collection for a more thorough prep getting to the hard to reach areas

 What you will need for the course:

  • E-file Machine (non brand specific) a high torque is preferred for you to get the full benefits of prep
  • You will need the 5 bit Cuticle Kit & Mini Series (Laurel, Fleur & Sweet Pea) 
  • You will find this listed in the kits section.
  • The further piece that will be used are: Kossak Fine, Kossak Medium, Polisher, Diamond Polisher, however these are not mandatory
  • NO model required - you will work on yourself - please see below
  • You MUST have NO nail enhancements on - Naked nails please 
  • They must also be in need of cuticle work, over grown, as we can not teach you to remove what simply isn't there
  • Note pad & pen




What you will need: 
  • Your builder products as a whole system
  • LED Lamp 
  • Your nail tools and preferred equipment 
  • Relevant PPE
  • Naked nails
  • You will be working on yourself on the day of the course unless stated otherwise by your educator.
What you will learn: 
  • Natural nails preparation
  • Advanced skills in the application of Builder using the no file technique
  • Perfecting free edge shape
  • Aftercare and Maintenance

Please note:
This course is aimed at those who have an understanding, qualification & experience in Nail treatments such as E-file, Gel Polish, Hard Gel Treatments or Acrylic Treatments. To ensure the highest standards of training, students will be required to show an understanding of the Machine, Bits & how to use them plus show you can finish with Builder product to a high standard, correctly and safely to pass.


Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

"Perfect Prep" Course/Builder Skill Building - Middlesbrough