Hard Gel Nail Enhancement Training teaches the foundation and principles of hard gel enhancements with nail repair, hard gel overlay, nail form application, tip application, and maintenance. The course focuses on how to create flawless hard gel nail enhancements and removal, using the CND Plexigel Hard Gel Nail Enhancement System. Enhance service and speed with a streamlined and consistent application method for polish perfection. It will focus on how to integrate service offerings with business building strategies, showing you a step-by-step approach illustrating how to develop and/or refine skills.  


Course Curriculum

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  Acknowledgments
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  Overview & Learning Objectives
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  Self Care & Proper Body Mechanics
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  Glossary
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  Foundations
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  Benefits & Contraindications
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  Health & Safety
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  Anatomy & Physiology
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  The Business Breakdown
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  Client Management
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  The Technique Breakdown
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  Procedural
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What you will learn:


  • Establish self-care practices including proper body mechanics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of benefits & contraindications
  • Demonstrate proper health and safety procedures focused on infection prevention and control
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Integrate service offerings with business-building strategies
  • Demonstrate client management including consultation and aftercare
  • Demonstrate proficiency in form fit & application and sculpting tips
  • Demonstrate proficiency in customizing sculpted shapes
  • Demonstrate proficiency in hard gel nail enhancement repair
  • Demonstrate proficiency in hard gel application to strengthen, protect, and light shape enhancement
  • Demonstrate proficiency in hard gel application for building medium to long length
  • Demonstrate proficiency in hard gel maintenance for a rebalance and refill
  • Demonstrate proficiency in hard gel nail enhancement removal




Meet Your Teacher: Lori Vargas, MBA, CPA, Health Coach

"My courses are the culmination of the experience that I have obtained over two decades as the owner & operator of multiple spas. My approach integrates theory, technique breakdown, proper body mechanics, business skills, client and retail management, and full protocols to integrate into practice." 

Lori is founder of 360 Wellness Education, offering well-rounded wellness advanced education with over 20 years in the spa sector as founder of multiple spas, massage school, and spa consultant. 14 years with Fortune 500 corporations with a focus on corporate strategy and business development, CPA, and MBA from The University of Chicago. Lori has assisted spas/resorts to find solutions for spa business development and financial growth. Entrepreneur, Author, Adjunct Professor for Spa Management, Consultant, Ironman Triathlete, and Proud Mom. PEACE!

Gel Polish Feedback


"This was a great course, I am a visual learner and the mini videos were perfect!" -Esthetician, Educator / Trainer


"Everything was perfect, I was impressed at the full length videos with all the techniques" - Esthetician, Massage Therapist, Owner / Manager


“It was a great course lots of info and detail” – Day Spa Owner / Manager


"Great course. It found that it was well rounded and provided me with exactly what I needed." - Massage Therapist


As with all continuing education, it is understood that the wellness provider is responsible for verifying that the information provided in courses is within the wellness provider’s state and/or local scope of practice as defined by law. In addition, course participants should be advised that additional training and education are required to be truly proficient in any topic. Once the course is complete and the wellness provider scores 70% or higher on the exam, the wellness provider will receive a Certificate of Completion.
360 Wellness Education (Sponsor License Number: 190-000725) is an Approved Sponsor of continuing education by the IDFPR.
This refund policy is specific to this course and the instructor. Refund consideration is available if less than 15% of the course has been completed and within 30 days of purchase. Once 15% or more of the course has been completed or past 30 of purchase, no refund will be available.
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