Nail Care Training Courses

Are you passionate about nail care  and dream of having your own nail bar one day? Look no further. Skills Academy has courses you can enrol in to make your dreams come true! Our short courses can be studied via distance learning, saving you time and money.

A well manicured hand from a Nail care training course with various shades of blue

Neglected hands always create poor impression. Bitten nails or torn cuticles indicate the lack of confidence, while perfectly manicured hands suggest someone who pays attention and have pride in his appearance. Below are some tips on how to take care of nails to boost your knowledge:


Hands following nail care tips by using a nail filer to shape nails

  1. Keep nails clean and dry.
  2. Cut nails straight across. Use sharp nail scissors or clippers. Round the nails slightly at the tips for maximum strength.
  3. Keep nails shaped and free of snags by filing with an emery board.
  4. Do not bite fingernails or remove the cuticle. Doing so can damage the nail.
  5. Do not use your nails as a tool, such as opening pop cans.
  6. Trim toenails regularly. Keeping them short will minimize the risk of trauma and injury
  7. When toenails are thick and difficult to cut, soak your feet in warm salt water. Mix one teaspoon of salt per pint of water and soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. Avoid “digging out” ingrown toenails, especially if they are infected and sore. If you are suffering from an ingrown toenail, see a dermatologist for treatment.
  9. Wear shoes that fit properly. Also alternate which pair of shoes you wear each day.
  10. Wear flip flops at the pool and in public showers. This reduces the risk of infections caused by a fungus that can get in your toenails.

If your nails change, swell, or cause pain, see your dermatologist because these can be signs of serious nail problems.

manicured hands with orange nail polish on nails resting on beach towel

Ready to Nail it? 

Now that you have an idea about how to take care of nails, would you like to make a career out of it? If yes, this article will provide you with all the information there is to know about being a nail technician. Getting skilled by enrolling for a course is a good step too.  

Alternatively, click here to learn more about the beauty industry from Skills Academy. You can sign up for a range of courses that teach you about the maintenance and beauty treatment of not only your nails but your skin and hair too. 

Once you know how to take care of your nails it will be easy to maintain healthy nails. Nails are usually healthiest in their natural state, requiring a bit of nail polish for protection and regular applications of hand cream as a moisturizer.

Contact a friendly consultant today on 0800 39 00 27 to find out how you can get started.