Nail Technology


I’m Leah Punchard and I’m the Nail Facilitator at St-Eds who teaches the Diploma in Nail Technology. This course offers a broad range of nail courses in conjunction with The Guild of Beauty Therapists.

The initial programme includes:

Nail Art:

Basic hand painting techniques in 20 different designs including the use of glitter, rhinestones, flatstones, stickers, transfers and charms.

 Gel Tips & Overlay:

Techniques to apply the bonding, building and finishing layers of gel to the nail.

 Maintaining Nails:

Techniques to correct common wear and tear problems in Gel Tips.


Following the initial programme, there are another 8 courses available depending on preference and experience. Each course contributes towards the overall Diploma and provides the student with sufficient knowledge and experience to work in a salon or alternatively work from home.