The Nail Artistry Program

Our philosophy

At London School, our philosophy is to provide good quality training with highly skilled, attentive instructions in a creative environment and provide our students with as much hands on training as possible. We pride ourselves in focusing our program on 90% hands on practical work to ensure our students have as much opportunity as possible to perfect their advanced skills.

At London School we take pride in the fact that we have been B.C.’s number one nail technology program for decades. With world champion successful alumni. Our instructors, some of the cities most talented nail artists themselves, will guide you through a comprehensive program full of detail and hands on experience.

Whether your focus is on manicures and pedicures, artificial enhancements or becoming a phenomenal nail artist, an education with London School will give you the opportunity to pursue a successful career as any kind of nail technician. We can help you realize your dreams of becoming a member of this dynamic, trendsetting and creative industry.

Level I

Learn the technical necessities to work in a luxurious and hygienic environment.

Polish application and techniques-

Basic Manicure-

Basic Pedicure-

French polish & gradation with polish-

Paraffin wax and the benefits-

Spa Manicures/Pedicures-

Understanding of basic nail shapes-

Massage techniques-

Use of hot oil-

Basics and benefits of adding aromatherapy-

Client etiquette-

Level II

A step beyond clean and polished. Achieve any type of look with nail enhancements.

-Soak-off gel polish

-Safe and gentle enhancement removal

-Tip application and blending with different kinds of plastic nail tips

-Structure of nail enhancements

-Acrylic overlay

-Gel overlay

-Acrylic sculptured extensions

-Gel sculptured extensions

-Proper use of a nail drill

-Artificial enhancement fills

-Use of silk/fibreglass wraps

Level III

With an always evolving industry, we have an extensive nail art program to set the difference between being just a nail technician to what it means to be a nail artist.

Colour theory-

Discussion and practice of nail art trends-

Introduction to various nail art tools-

Art mediums-

Adding or embedding embellishments-

Introductory hand-painted artwork (basic flowers, lines, patterns)-

Advanced hand-painted artwork (shading, characters, faces)-

3D/4D Basic and Advanced nail art-

Nail art competition-

Finale Project

Model photo shoot and video shoot (with in house photographer and videographer)


Day course:

4 months/400 hours

Monday to Thursday 10:00AM to 5:30PM

Evening course:

5 months/400 hours

Monday 10:00AM to 5:30PM

Tuesday to Thursday 5:30PM to 9:30PM

Day course:

Fees $4400.00

Payable in monthly installments of $1100/month

Evening course:

Fees $4400.00

Payable in monthly installments of $880.00

Student kit and textbook – $1232.00 tax included

13 theory exams (Based on Milady’s Nail Technology Textbook)

21 practical assessments (Model and clientele services)

Using a 1-4 Rubric grading system. Passing grade in Theory and Practical: 70%

Your Tools

  • White gel files
  • Heavy, medium & soft grit files
  • White & 3 way buffing blocks
  • Pumice stone
  • Orangewood sticks
  • Manicure dish
  • Dappen dishes
  • Pedi Wand
  • Nail brush
  • Top coat polish
  • Base coat polish
  • Red, french white & french pink polish
  • Acrylic brush
  • Odourless monomer
  • Translucent pink acrylic
  • Classic white acrylic
  • Coloured acrylic with traditional monomer
  • Acrylic nail primer
  • Roll of rectangular forms
  • Gel brush
  • Gel bond
  • White sculpture gel
  • Clear builder gel
  • Sealant gel
  • Box of 1/4 well tips – clear
  • Cuticle nippers
  • Tip nippers
  • Metal pusher
  • Tweezers
  • Toenail clippers
  • Excavator
  • Nail drill & carbide bit
  • Soak-off gel polish kit (LED included)
  • UV lamp
  • Marbelizer
  • Wheel of nail art gems
  • Art brushes
  • Acrylic paint set
  • Pump bottles
  • Antiseptic spray
  • Cuticle oil
  • Metal case
  • Black apron
  • Milady’s Nail Technology Textbook
  • Milady’s Nail Technology Test book

Theory tests

-Intro to nails

-Sanitation

-Bacteriology

-Chemistry

-Anatomy of hand & arm

-Systems 1

-Systems 2

-Anatomy of foot & leg

-Cell & tissues

-Nail disorders

-Foot disorders

-Skin disorders

-Histology

-Client consultation

-Salon business

-Personal image

-Aromatherapy

On successful completion of our Nail Artistry course you will receive a diploma from London School. Many of our students have job offers before they’re finished their studies and numerous salons, shop and spa owners approach us in search of new talent. We’re proud to see so many of our past graduates working both locally and internationally

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements to partake in any of London School’s programs as addressed in our Admissions and Enrollment Policy.

Should you have any further inquiries or would like to speak to a director, please call our information line at 604-685-4121 or drop by during our business hours.

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