I recently attended a Gelish training day with Sarah Bacchus who is a celebrity nail technician and Master Nail Educator for the brand Nail Harmony. Sarah covers the Hampshire and Isle of Wight areas but I drove there from Kent as I wasn't able to train locally as I had first planned. Sarah and I have chatted on Twitter and Facebook before so I knew that she was a nice person as well as a great educator so I knew the drive would be worth it.
The Gelish conversion course covers everything from the product chemistry to the practical demonstration, we were shown how to apply a tip to extend with structure gel and Sarah also demo'd an acrylic extension and a hard Gelish extension in case we decided to go on those courses so we knew how to use those with Gelish as well. As well as practising on each other we used plastic tips to perfect our French manicure 'smile lines' and to try out different colour combinations, Deep Sea and Mint Icing was my favourite as it made a beautiful teal blue with sparkles. Everyone on the course also signed up on the spot to attend the Gelish design day where we spend the whole day playing with Gelish and trying out nail art designs, glitters and colour mixing. Ooh I am so excited!
Vicki from Charlotte's (the only Gelish - er on the Isle of Wight at the moment)
Sarah - Master Educator for Nail Harmony
Sarah's training academy is actually in her house, it is separate from the rest of the house and, as you can see, is perfectly contained but also near to the kitchen for handy tea and biscuit action (too many biscuits in my case..mmm) I would love to have something like this in my house one day, can you imagine, it's like a nail wonderland! Everything you could possibly ever want or need relating to nails was there, it was like Gelish heaven.
I had a fabulous time on my course and I didn't want to go home! It was amazing to finally meet Sarah and it's obvious why she is a master educator as she is so knowledgeable and so passionate about the brand. I had never even seen anyone sculpt an acrylic nail before and she made it look so easy, I imagine doing that is not easy at all so to make it look so must take great skill and technique.
Before Gelish and After Gelish (Starburst)
I would 100% recommend going to Nail Harmony Hampshire if you plan on training in any of Nail Harmony's products or, if you just want your nails done in Hampshire and want someone amazing then send Sarah a tweet > @sarahbacchus and she will be able to recommend someone she knows I am sure. I have never met anyone so passionate about the product that they are training in, Sarah is amazing.