Nail Career Education

Hands-on training with Suzie!

I'm so excited to offer you the opportunity to join me in my 5-Day International Nail Workshop.

This in-depth Workshop will introduce you to the techniques you'll need in order to start your own Nail Career. From day one we'll be learning techniques together, HANDS ON! :)

Suzie’s 5-day curriculum overview

Nail tech fundamentals

  • Introduced to your own nail supply kit
  • Anatomy of the nail
  • Deluxe manicure techniques
  • Nail polish application
  • Gel polish application
  • How to prep the natural nail for enhancements

Basics of nail enhancements

  • Application of tips, pros and cons
  • Build and sculpt a fully formed nail
  • Sculpting with hand file and e-file
  • Importance of form application and skills
  • Acrylic liquid to powder ratio and bead formation
  • Understanding how Gel viscosity affects performance
  • Nail fills and troubleshooting techniques

Structural finesse and shaping methodologies

  • How to prevent lifting, and troubleshooting other problems
  • French application technique
  • Ombré application technique
  • Filing and sculpting all of the common nail shapes
  • Understanding importance of nail apex
  • Gel application deep dive
  • Acrylic application deep dive

Nail art beginner to advanced

  • 3D flowers
  • Inlays
  • Gel painting
  • Hand painting
  • Stamping
  • Glitter fades
  • Crystals, gems, and charms
  • Extreme and unique shapes

Salon business sense

  • How to photograph glamour shots
  • Building and keeping loyal clientele
  • Social media exposure
  • Business essentials and keeping proper books
  • Opening your own Salon and other paths

NCE 5-Day International Nail Workshop

What to expect

Daily sessions 9am to 6pm

For this five-day workshop, I prepare my salon as a complete nail training studio! Each student will have their own space, and their own set of nail equipment and supplies. We start each weekday morning chatting over breakfast as we get into the day’s material together.

Hands-on training with Suzie

One thing that’s really important to me, is that each student receives their own individualized one-on-one learning experience with me personally throughout the workshop. That’s why I’ve decided to keep the classes a small size, so that I can stay closely involved with your progress the whole way.

Individualized learning at your own pace

Whether you’re a complete novice looking to learn the basics, or a seasoned technician looking to hone your advanced skills, I will teach you skills at your own level. As a group, we will often be discussing the same topics together, but as we begin each exercise, I will go from student to student ensuring everybody’s learning at their maximum potential.

Breakfast and lunch are provided in-class

We casually enjoy breakfast and lunch in the salon together during the workshop, so please make sure to let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. Keep in mind there are several restaurants nearby, and of course, you’re free to step out anytime. We usually make a Starbucks run each morning :)

Celebrate your NCE Certificate of Completion

Every one of my students receives their NCE Certificate of Completion on the final day of the workshop. This certificate is recognized by nail technicians around the world, however depending on your local laws, it may not be recognized as a legal license to practice in your local area.

Stay in touch!

I stay in touch with my students as personal contacts on my phone, so that they have a direct line to email, text, or call me anytime they need nail advice. The end of the workshop is just the beginning!

Workshop features

  • Breakfast and lunch are provided each day

  • You'll receive a Nail Supply Package

    Including Acrylic, Gel, Nail Art, and more!

  • Students also receive a copy of Doug Schoon's book, Face to Face

  • NCE's Curriculum Booklet will help guide you through the skills you can learn

  • Nearby amenities

    There is a Starbucks nearby the salon, and also various restaurants, and a shopping center

  • Receive your own NCE Completion Certificate

Suzie can arrange your hotel stay!

Deluxe tickets only:

If you choose a Deluxe ticket, Suzie will arrange for you premium hotel accomodations, and also a shuttle will take you to and from the classroom each day.

Deluxe students can choose to share a room with another student, or alternatively arrange their own private room for an additional $1000 fee (contact Suzie to arrange this).

How to sign up and participate

  1. Make sure you're eligible

    If you're under the age of 18, you can participate if your legal guardian will supervise you the whole time.

    You also must be able to arrange your own travels, and be eligible to cross the Canadian border. See our Terms of Service page (section 21) for more details.

  2. Buy your ticket

    There are two types of ticket you can choose from.

    Deluxe tickets only:

    Deluxe tickets include accomodations and a daily shuttle — this is a great option for international students from around the world.

    Standard tickets only:

    Standard tickets allow you to arrange your own accomodations and daily transportation — this is a nice option if you happen to live locally in Victoria, or can stay with family, or if you just like to do things your own way :)

    Purchase the ticket which best suites your needs.

    Remember, availability is limited! Tickets will be removed from this website when the classes are fully booked.

  3. Arrange your travels to Victoria and hotel accomodations

    All workshop participants must arrange their own travels to and from the city of Victoria.

    Deluxe tickets only:

    Once you arrive downtown in Victoria, Suzie will take care of the rest!

    Suzie will pre-arrange your hotel accomodations, including Sunday night all the way to Friday night.

    A shuttle will be arranged to drive you to and from the workshop classroom each day.

    Deluxe students can choose to share a room with another student, or alternatively arrange their own private room for an additional $1000 fee (contact Suzie to arrange this).

    Standard tickets only:

    Book your own hotel accomodations, and arrange your own daily transportation to and from the classroom.

  4. Contact Suzie, and stay in touch

    Email Suzie at [email protected], or call the Nail District and ask to arrange a call with Suzie about the workshop at +1 (778) 265-2111

    Please introduce yourself, feel free to ask any questions, and be sure to let Suzie know if you have any dietary restrictions or special requests (for example, deluxe ticket holders can request a private room).

Timeline of events

  • Sunday — day before the workshop

    You should arrive in Victoria on this day, and settle into your hotel.

    Deluxe tickets only:

    Suzie has arranged the hotel for you, you should check-in anytime after 4:00 pm

  • Monday to Friday — workshop classes take place

    The workshop takes place at the Nail District Salon.

    Workshop sessions start at 9:30 am each day, and end at 6:00 pm.

    On Friday, the final day, each student receives their NCE Certificate of Completion, and we end the workshop with a celebratory dinner!

    Deluxe tickets only:

    The shuttle will be ready to pick you up from the hotel at 9:00 am each morning, and will bring you back at 6:00 pm each day.

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Phone Nail District: +1 (778) 265-2111

PayPal payments:

"I am looking forward to meeting you - we will have so much FUN! That’s what Creating Nails are ALL ABOUT - I’ve been living it for 30 years, and can't wait to share it with you - Let’s Get STARTED! :)"Suzie