What do you learn on a gel polish course?

If you are looking to train on a new beauty course and have been searching for the answer to ‘what do you learn on a gel polish course’ then you need to know all the essential information and skills.

Gel polish is a very popular treatment thanks to its longevity and high-shine finish. You can offer gel polish manicures that last up to 4 weeks and gel polish pedicures that last even longer! 

In terms of what do you learn on a gel polish course and how to choose the right training provider for you, a gel polish course should cover:

  • Health & Safety
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Hygiene
  • Consultation Procedures
  • Contraindications and Contra Actions
  • Equipment Required
  • Treatment Process
  • Removal of Gel Polish
  • Aftercare & Advice


Health and Safety

When working in a service industry, you are legally obliged to provide a safe and hygienic environment for your clients. This topic should cover the risks of using chemicals and how to avoid causing any harm to yourself or clients. 


Anatomy and Physiology

As you are working on the skin and nails, you need to be aware of each part, how it is made up and why it is relevant to you as a nail technician.



As a nail technician, you need to make sure you are following hygiene guidelines in your workplace to avoid cross-contamination and to provide a clean, hygienic environment for your clients. 


Consultation Procedures

It is essential you do a thorough client consultation for every new client you see and keep a record of subsequent treatments. This ensures you are checking for any contraindications that can prevent or restrict treatment and keeping a record for insurance purposes. 


Contraindications and Contra Actions

Contraindications are conditions of the nail or the surrounding skin which would prevent or restrict a treatment being performed. Contra Actions are conditions that may arise during treatment. In order to ensure you are not causing any harm/further damage to your clients, you need to be aware of the potential contraindications and contra actions so you can react accordingly. 


Equipment Required

Your course should also tell you what equipment you will need. You can stay one step ahead and grab our FREE equipment checklist for nail technicians here


Treatment Process

In a gel polish course, you should be shown the treatment process step-by-step. This is often broken down into manageable steps to make it less overwhelming. 


Removal of Gel Polish

Knowing how to remove gel polish is another essential if you are going to offer gel manicures/pedicures, so you can advise your clients or perform soak offs, 


Aftercare and Advice

Finally, you need to be taught about the aftercare you will need to give clients at the end of their treatment in order to make them last as long as possible. 

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