Katie Barnes - Acrylic Shape Master Tech Course - Stages 1 & 2

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Katie Barnes - Acrylic Shape Master Tech Course - Stages 1 & 2

On 29th Feb 2020 Nailchemy HQ has the pleasure of hosting Katie Barnes to deliver her most popular Acrylic Shape Master Tech Course - Stages 1 & 2 over the course of two days on Saturday, 29th Feb and Sunday, 1st March 2020.

Katie has over 40 awards and accolades to her name.  Some of these include: Scratch Stars Shooting Star 2018; Scratch Stars Nail Stylist 2019; Professional Beauty Nail Professional of the Year 2018, Nailympia UK Top Tech 2018; BABTAC Nail Technician of the Year; International Nail Art Master; International Nail Master; Top Tech Stiletto Nails; Scratch Stars Best Use of Social Media and has also been shortlisted as a finalist for Pride of Warwick Educator of the Year, Scratch Stars L&P Tech and Nail Stylist of the Year; Professional Beauty Nail Salon of the Year and more recently was the only UK finalist for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist and reached the Top 10 worldwide.

Katie is highly respected and renowned in the industry and has had her work and articles published in many beauty publications, including a fortnightly blog for Scratch Magazine and is also a competition judge.

Deposit payers must ensure that full payment is received 2 weeks ahead of the course taking place.

What will you learn over this 2 day course?


Stage 1: Salon Shapes and L&P Acrylic Proficiency

Salon Shapes is the essential first stage and foundation to progress to advanced shapes and techniques courses.  This course is designed for nail technicians of all levels wanting to improve their salon techniques or progress to competition work or advanced shapes.

Course Programme:

  • Square
  • Classic Almond
  • Ballerina/Tapered Square
  • Simple to advanced form-fitting and tailoring techniques for different and problem nails
  • Award-winning filing technique
  • Science and chemistry
  • Product control
  • Detailed components for the perfect structure including C-Curve and apex
  • Troubleshooting

Model: Students will work on themselves.

Pre-requisites: L&P Acrylic qualification. 


Stage 2: Advanced Salon Shape Classes

To perfect advanced shapes, you must first attend ‘Salon Shapes and L&P Acrylic Proficiency’class.  This the ideal class for those Nail Techs that want to push their skills and techniques further. You can use the skills learnt to improve your salon work or use for photoshoots and competitions.

Classes to choose from are: 

Advanced salon shapes I: Gothic Almond and Russian Almond

Advanced salon shapes II: Monroe and Pipe

Course programme:

  • Advanced sculpting and shape techniques
  • Advanced form tailoring techniques
  • Mastering consistency and the perfect structure
  • Perfecting product control and skills
  • Decoration techniques

Model: Students will work on themselves.

Pre-requisites:Salon Shapes and L&P Acrylic Proficiency class. 

Kit list for both days

You must bring all of these items with you.

  • All other tools and products will be supplied for use on the day.

Times and other useful info:

  • 10 am until 4 pm each day (Students should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time)
  • Light refreshments will be made available on the day.
  • Full address: 40 Market Street, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3EP