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Beauty Technician Course: Makeup and Nail Overview

  • Discover what cosmetics are with a full history of cosmetics and how they are used.
  • Learn how to create flawless makeup applications with the right equipment.
  • Study all about Acne, its origins and prevention tips from diet to skincare regimes.
  • Master the art of nail designing and manicure with this extensive course. From nail salon basics to marble effects, galaxy nail art and ombre nails.
  • Explore the practice of performing a pedicure, from scrubs to aromatherapy to hydration.
  • Learn about the anatomy of the nail, nail diseases, disorders and how to manage your clients with consultations and aftercare.
  • Become adept at health and safety and hygiene practices.
  • Get training in businesses plans, marketing and ways to increase your profit in order to run a successful business.

Course Content

  • What is a Cosmetic?

Learn about the definitions of Cosmetics around the world in this in-depth module.

  • Cosmetics – From Tradition to Modernity

Study the history of cosmetics, the science behind them, advancements in cosmetics, the cosmetic delivery system and expectations from cosmetics.                   

  • Equipment – Makeup Kits

Discover the different types of makeup kits you should have along with a tool guide. Learn how to care for your tools and makeup to make them last.       

  • Skin

Beauty starts with smooth, healthy, glowing skin. Become a skincare expert by understanding how lifestyle impacts the condition of the skin, knowing how the skin works, learning the basics of skincare, including how to analyze skin conditions, how to identify skin types, how to properly care for skin, knowing skincare ingredients and how they work in order to select and use the appropriate products.

  • Face

Learn the basics from preparing the face for makeup to applying concealer for different skin colours, choosing the right foundation formula for the skin type, application, troubleshooting and different skin conditions.                         

  • Lips

Applying lip colour is one of the simplest of all makeup steps and is a great way to instantly change a look. Learn how to pick the right shade, how to apply lip colour, lip pencils and gloss.

  • Eyes

The purpose of eye makeup—whether it’s simple black mascara or dramatic contouring shadow—is to make the eyes stand out. When it’s done right, eye makeup can give the appearance of brighter, more beautiful eyes. Cover the basics, like choosing flattering shades and lining the eyes, as well as advanced techniques, like creating a smoky eye and applying false lashes. Learn how to shape and colour eyebrows correctly too.

  • Ten-Step Guide to Perfect Makeup

Learn how to complete an everyday makeup look in just ten minutes with this step by step guide.

  • Special Makeup Applications

Discover how to do makeup on different races, ages, and occasions from bridal to daytime looks or makeup for pregnancy.

  • Essential Equipment for the Professional

The more organized your makeup kit is, the more efficient you’ll be as a makeup artist. Learn about the basic supplies you should always have with you and how to organise them.

  • Advanced Makeup Applications

Study skills to successfully apply makeup on subjects for photography, fashion shows, film, and television.

  • Acne Treatment

Although acne problems usually start when someone is a teenager, they can occur at any time during your life. Learn about acne causes with this introduction to acne treatment.

  • Myths About Acne

Debunk the myths about what causes and treats acne such as eating chocolate or that toothpaste will cure acne.            

  • The Acne Diet

Learn how to boost your immune system with the right diet in order to fight against acne.

  • Vitamins and Natural Ingested Acne Cures

Some vitamin supplements as well as some herbals are naturally good for the skin. While following your acne skincare regimen, you should also incorporate some herbal supplement, health foods and vitamins into your diet plan.

  • Aromatherapy For Acne Treatment

Aromatherapy is an ancient healing art that has been used for centuries to treat mild conditions. Learn an essential oils recipe to treat acne at home.

  • Acne Treatments In Your Refrigerator

Use simple products found in your fridge or pantry to make face masques and treat acne.          

  • Acne Cures In Your Medicine Cabinet

Some of the best ways to treat and cure acne are found right in your medicine cabinet or can be purchased cheaply from the pharmacy.

  • Store-Bought Topical Solutions                

Get recommendations on tried and tested products that work well for treating acne.

  • Acne Skin Care Regimen

An acne skincare regimen should have five basic components – cleanse the skin, close the pores, moisturize, exfoliate, medicate.

  • Makeup with Acne

Covering up acne with foundation or concealer can be tempting but it can sometimes draw more attention to the pimple. Learn how to cover up acne with this video tutorial.       

  • Tetracycline

Learn about Tetracycline, which is a prescribed antibiotic that fights the bacteria that rages beneath the skin’s surface when you have acne.                

  • Light Therapy

Dermatologists still practice light therapy when faced with someone with severe acne. Learn how the sun can improve your skin condition.

  • Dermabrasion and Laser Therapy

Study Dermabrasion and laser therapy, which are two methods used for treating the scars caused by acne.

  • Things Not To Do About Acne

An extensive list of don’ts when caring for acne, such as not popping pimples and not getting a facial.   

  • Things To Do About Acne

A comprehensive list of advice to win the battle over acne, like ways to not feel self-conscious.

  • Introduction to Nail Technology

Nail technology refers to the techniques, tools, and other products used to treat and take care of nails, while also making them look aesthetically pleasing. Learn about its history, and what it is like to work in the nail industry.

  • The Nail Salon Basics

Cover some of the basics such as product use, your salon services and the business plan you have in place for your Nail Salon. Even if you have been in business for a while, some of these areas may need reviewing and restyling to suit the needs of your business today.

  • The Anatomy of the Skin

As a Nail Technician, you need a clear understanding of the anatomy of your client’s hands, nails and skin to be able to carry on your treatments and to advise your clients on aftercare, maintenance and any problems that your client may come across.

  • The Anatomy of the Nail

The study of anatomy and physiology is an integral part of your job and will help to protect you and your clients from bad practices. Learn about the structure of the nail and how the nail is made.

  • Nail Diseases & Disorders

Learn about the different types of nail disorders and how to spot and treat them.

  • The Manicuring Process

Study the basic routine for performing a manicure. Ensure the routine is always similar so that clients will feel comfortable and know what to expect.

  • Manicure Tools and Equipment

Understand the importance of manicures and pedicures, learn all about the tools required and how to maintain them.

  • How to Do Nail Art

Develop your skills in nail art with this handy guide. Learn how to prepare the nails, study beginner designs such as French tips or floral patterns. This module is full of tips and tricks when designing nail art along with the equipment you’ll need.                

  • Create a Marble Nail Effect Using Water

Marbling is a beautiful way to update your nails. It’s not the quickest or the tidiest way to paint your nails, but it’s certainly fun and creative. Follow this tutorial to learn how to create some fabulous nail art!

  • Galaxy Nail Art

Create some out of this world nail art by painting tiny galaxies on each of your nails. The final product looks labour and talent-intensive but is easy and requires only a few layers of polish.

  • Ombre Nails

Ombre nails are a type of manicure in which a colour gradient is created. A light colour on the top of the nail gradually blends into a darker colour toward the tip. Learn how to do ombre nails with this step by step guide and video tutorial.

  • The Process of Performing a Pedicure

Many people have a regular Pedicure to keep their feet in tip-top condition and looking their best. Learn a standard method of operation for pedicures.

  • Scrub Pedicure

The Scrub Pedicure is designed to treat rough and scaly skin on the feet. Learn how to do it yourself with this step by step guide.

  • Hydration Pedicure

The Hydration Pedicure is also designed to treat dry and scaly skin on the feet. Discover how to perform this type of pedicure with this tutorial.

  • Aromatherapy Pedicure

The Aromatherapy Pedicure is a high-end ticket pedicure and designed for both skincare and relaxation. Learn how to do this kind of pedicure with this module.

  • Gel Manicures and Pedicures

Gels wear considerably longer than nail polish, requiring fewer trips to the salon, saving precious time for busy women. Gels typically stay on for two to three weeks, needing attention largely because of the natural growth of the nail near the cuticle. Learn all about gels, how to apply and remove them, and how safe they are.

  • Acrylic Nail/Tip Application Process

When applying Acrylic Nails, there is a routine that is important to follow. This routine ensures not only that the Acrylic Nails are applied in the best possible way, but that all necessary hygiene and sanitization processes are followed.

  • Acrylic Powders

Learn all about the different Acrylic Powders, including High Definition powder and its uses.

  • Professional Nail Tips

Professional Nail Tips are made from 100% pure ABS plastics, this is a non-recycled material that is very flexible. Discover the five versatile styles of professional nail tips.               

  • Nail Care Products

Recommendations for treatments and products that will keep nails looking their best.

  • Troubleshooting acrylic nails

If something goes wrong with your client’s acrylics use this handy guide for solutions.   

  • Your Skills

Being the best, staying the best and setting your salon apart from the competition takes more than just great nail skills. You need business skills – or an entrepreneurial mindset. Learn how business education and training is important for your Nail Salon longevity.

  • Client Consultation and Aftercare

Effective client consultation helps to determine the correct treatment plan to suit the client’s needs and identify possible contraindications or restrictions to the service.Clients must be provided with clear aftercare instructions to prolong the life of the service, prevent adverse reactions and know how to deal with any reactions.

  • Infection Control and Hygiene

Micro-organisms that may cause disease (known as pathogens) must be controlled through cleaning, disinfection or sterilisation. This unit covers thorough details of infection control and hygiene.

  • Health, Hygiene & Safety

Listed in this module are some simple explanations about workplace health and safety and some common workplace hazards with suggestions on what to do about them.     

  • Salon Safety

Learn about Health & Safety policies, Fire Safety and COSHH – The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.

  • How to Create a Successful Nail Technician Business

If you’ve been thinking about starting your own nail salon, you may be unsure of what strategies to keep in mind as business picks up and customer volume increases.Follow the steps in this module closely, and your nail salon will run as smoothly as your finest coat of nail polish!

  • Business Plan

A business plan is like a blueprint for your business and it defines your business personality and goals.Understand how to make a business plan with this detailed overview.           

  • Clients

Clients are the biggest factor in your pursuit of Nail Salon success and longevity. Without clients, you will not have a business. Discover how to keep regular clients with this thorough module.

  • Marketing

The best way to enhance your marketing is to work out who your ideal client is first and then target those areas, places and buildings etc. where your ideal clients are. Learn how to do just that with this comprehensive module on marketing.

  • How to Start a Nail Salon Business

After you’ve applied for your operator’s license and found a suitable location, your chief concern will be getting your hands on all the equipment and supplies you’ll need to carry out business on a day-to-day basis. From there, it will just be a matter of managing your resources and polishing your image to leave your clients happy and looking fabulous.  Learn the ins and outs of starting a salon with this detailed guide.

  • Nail Salon Professionalism

Being the Nail Technician and the Nail Salon that is the most up to date, the most advancing and the most enterprising will definitely put you high in the marketplace.

  • Ways to Increase Your Profit

There are some ways to increase your profit. They might not all work for you, but there’s sure to be something in this detailed module to help you fatten your paycheck.

Course Curriculum

Cosmetics and Makeup
What is a Cosmetic? 00:15:00
Cosmetics – From Tradition to Modernity 00:15:00
Equipment – Makeup Kits 00:15:00
Skin 00:30:00
Face 00:30:00
Lips 00:30:00
Eyes 00:30:00
Ten-Step Guide to Perfect Makeup 00:30:00
Special Makeup Applications 00:30:00
Essential Equipment for the Professional 00:15:00
Advanced Makeup Applications 00:15:00
Acne Treatment
Acne Treatment 01:00:00
Myths About Acne 01:00:00
The Acne Diet 01:00:00
Vitamins and Natural Ingested Acne Cures 01:00:00
Aromatherapy For Acne Treatment 01:00:00
Acne Treatments In Your Refrigerator 01:00:00
Acne Cures In Your Medicine Cabinet 01:00:00
Store Bought Topical Solutions 01:00:00
Acne Skin Care Regimen 01:00:00
Make up with Acne 01:00:00
Tetracycline 00:30:00
Light Therapy 01:00:00
Dermabrasion and Laser Therapy 00:30:00
Things Not To Do About Acne 00:30:00
Things To Do About Acne 01:00:00
Nail Designing & Manicure
Introduction to Nail Technology 00:30:00
The Nail Salon Basics 00:30:00
The Anatomy of the Skin 00:15:00
The Anatomy of the Nail 00:15:00
Nail Diseases & Disorders 00:15:00
The Manicuring Process 00:30:00
Manicure Tools and Equipment 01:00:00
How to Do Nail Art 01:00:00
Create a Marble Nail Effect Using Water 00:30:00
Galaxy Nail Art 00:15:00
Ombre Nails 00:30:00
The Process of Performing a Pedicure 00:30:00
Scrub Pedicure 00:15:00
Hydration Pedicure 00:15:00
Aromatherapy Pedicure 00:30:00
Gel Manicures and Pedicures 01:00:00
Acrylic Nail/Tip Application Process 00:30:00
Acrylic Powders 00:15:00
Professional Nail Tips 00:15:00
Nail Care Products 00:30:00
Trouble shooting acrylic nails 00:15:00
Your Skills 00:30:00
Client Consultation and Aftercare 00:15:00
Infection Control and Hygiene 00:15:00
Health, Hygiene & Safety 01:00:00
Salon Safety 00:15:00
How to Create a Successful Nail Technician Business 00:45:00
Business Plan 00:30:00
Clients 01:00:00
Marketing 00:30:00
How to Start a Nail Salon Business 00:30:00
Nail Salon Professionalism 00:30:00
Ways to Increase Your Profit 00:30:00

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