In light of the Government announcement to reopen some nail and beauty salon services as of Monday 13th July, we wanted to update you on our policy. The safety of our staff, their families and our customers is our top priority. With this in mind, whilst salons have been allowed to open we have taken the decision to remain closed for face-to-face education for the time being. In an education environment that requires hands on teaching, there will be a prolonged contact time of 6 plus hours with a mix of different households. For such a hands on subject, we do not feel that it is beneficial in a classroom environment to be socially distanced so therefore, we can continue to offer the same distanced learning online without risk. 

Our online courses can also be purchased here . 

Our online store will also remain open but click and collect will remain unavailable for the foreseeable future. If you have a face-to-face class upcoming in July, it will be transferred to a date when we can safely offer this to all students involved. We also appreciate that with techs only just heading back to work, paying remaining balances imminently may not be possible for courses pre-scheduled in the near future, so this has also been considered in our decision to transfer course dates. Our transfer policy will be relaxed during this period and if anything changes between now and your session due to Coronavirus, we will accept last minute transfers. 

For those opening on Monday, we wish you a successful and safe opening. 

As always, we will endeavour to keep you up to date with any changes going forward.  We’d like to thank you for your continued support and patience and wish you all good health. Take care and stay safe.

With over 45 combined years in the industry our head Educator, Katie Barnes and her experienced team of Beauty Tutors Sam and Louisa can not only provide you with unbeatable education but also advice on running a successful nail or beauty business.  

Katie is a multi-award winning Nail Technician, Educator, Competition Judge and Katie Barnes Tool Range brand owner with over 13 years of industry experience. Katie runs classes from her independent academy in Warwick and travels around the world to share her knowledge and techniques. 

Katie is renowned for her experience and knowledge on the competition circuit and her obsession with the creation of the perfectly structured enhancement. Katie is highly respected in the industry and is passionate about improving industry standards, most recently creating her own KB Tool Range. She has had her work and articles published in and on the covers of many beauty publications and writes a fortnightly blog for Scratch Magazine. 

Some of Katie's accolades and awards include: Top 100 Beauty Influencers; Scratch Stars Nail Stylist of the Year, Shooting Star Award and Best Use of Social Media; Professional Beauty Nail Professional of the Year; Nailympia UK Top Tech Division 3; BABTAC Nail Technician of the Year; International Nail Art Master; International Nail Master; Top Tech Stiletto Nails and Top 10 NAILS Next Top Nail Artist. More recently Katie has been nominated as a finalist for Scratch Stars Services to the Nail Industry.

Katie and her team are constantly updating their skills and knowledge with various Educators and brands throughout the years to ensure we offer our students unbeatable and up to date education.

Not enough emphasis can be put on training and education, whether you are just starting out in the industry or an experienced nail technician or therapist, it is crucial to offer the best possible service to your clients. The nail and beauty industry is constantly evolving and we aim to keep you up to date with those very latest trends and techniques.

On successful completion all courses are certified. It is vital that you invest your money into a course that is going to provide you with a recognised qualification so all of our courses are recognised by the Association of Beauty Therapists (ABT) and Professional Beauty Direct (PBD). This means that you will gain full Nail Technician, Beauty Therapist or even Salon cover insurance from your qualification, which is absolutely paramount.

Today I attended the acrylic structure and sculpting course. Learning with Katie was all I had hoped for and more. There are so many things I have wanted to cover with educators previously and despite spending a lot of time and money trying to get to where I want to get in terms of application, within my first hour of learning from Katie I knew I was not going to end the day disappointed ! I’m so proud of the work I did today and am so grateful to Katie for sharing her skill and knowledge ! She transformed the way I do nails today and I will certainly be back for more !!!! Fabulous unbiased educator and hard earned money well spent

Emma Goodwin