Well, I am finally on my countdown to my formal assessment to become a Bio Sculpture nail technician but I haven’t done an update in a while so thought I would just fill you in one what I have been up to.
If you missed the start of my journey to start a new career you can read about it HERE.
However the brief story is that I was invited to challenge myself and to try my hand (no pun intended) to re-train with the premium nail brand Bio Sculpture and become a fully fledge nail technician. Having spent over 15 years having my own nails done in Bio Sculpture I knew it was a premium quality nail care system that has been designed to not damage the natural nail and to give beautiful results from overlays on the natural nails and can also be used to lengthen and repair nails too.
I was initially booked in on the for the Beginners training (£729 inc VAT)
Normally included in the cost:
- Manicure Training & Manicure Kit
- Gel Intro Training
- Bio Sculpture Gel Starter Kit (with LED lamp, although I didn’t get one of these as part of my package, however they do normally come in them)
- Gel Training
After the first training day I knew that this was the right thing for me and I then went home and booked onto the additional course (Lengthening) at a cost of £100 including VAT and I also purchased a LED lamp myself so I could do much more practice at home (£138 inc VAT)
I guess it would have been easy just to enrol on the beginners course and not pay a penny out myself but I have to be honest and say that I know this was the right thing for me.
The lengthening course was by far my favourite element of the course. Helene our wonderful Educator at Weatherby was amazing and so helpful at getting us to understand the files much better, angles to hold them and to understand how the whole system works together. Just the basic beginners course covers gel applications and I enjoyed it but gel overlays on natural nails are only a percentage of the market available so for me I think the lengthening day training actually supported not only my general learning but also opened up another clientele base as I can now fit tips correctly and my favourite thing ever is actually sculpting a nail from Bio Gel itself!
As part of the learning process I have been trying to do my own extensions (although not long ones as I can’t type with them too long)
They have certainly got better with practice and thats what these last few weeks have been about. Learning to get to grips with my tools, learning to work with the products and there will be lots more learning too over the next couple of weeks before my practical assessment.
I am not sure how you could really even attempt to do any degree of lengthening without the training as it really is super important to know how the products work and although the handbooks are great resources they are not a patch on the experience of an Educator who has been working on nails many many years.
But for now my assessment nails are on my hand model and it’s a colour that looks good on her … here’s hoping that by assessment day on the 6th they are still going strong and looking good, oh and that I pass!
I honestly have had the most fantastic time on my training days and I can’t recommend Helene in Weatherby enough she is so helpful and patient and is a fountain of knowledge on the products and all methods of application.
I need to start making a start marketing my new business but I still have no idea over names for it so I am stumped. For now I will keep practicing!
Disclaimer: I was given the Beginners training complimentary but have purchased the lengthening and LED lamp myself. All thought’s and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.