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Read about our courses, and what they have to offer! We are regularly adding in more courses and you can choose your nearest educator and see the upcoming courses they have running!

Our Courses

1-2-1 Training with your chosen educator

PRICE £300 PP
(please enquire for 1-2-2 or 1-2-3 training prices)

1 day – 6hrs

Max per class 1 person (enquire for up to 4 people)
Model Not Required work on tips or yourself or lifelike hand.

Prerequisites– You must be qualified in the areas you wish to ‘Skill Build’. No qualifications are given for 1-2-1 training.

Description

Do you feel stuck in rut, taking two steps forward and one step back?……if so, this is the course for you.  Our educators will reignite your passion for nails, tailor a day to suit you, watch how things are broken down so they suddenly “make sense”.

At CJP our educators make learning fun whilst creating a safe and exciting environment so you will feel like you are spending the day with an old friend.  You can cover whatever you want, and you will be shown various ways to achieve the same result, we have spent years breaking down nails and art into simple achievable steps, forget the mind blowing tutorials you have tried over the years to follow and come and sit down with one our educators and find your “lightbulb” moment.  Our educators are trained to “teach” easy to follow steps that will leave you raring to go. 

What you will cover

Your day is tailored to suit you, once you are ready to go you can confer with your educator your chosen skills you would like to learn! You can ask them about this even prior to booking by messaging them on their facebook page!

KIT LIST

You will only need to bring your chosen brush(es)- our educators will supply everything you need on the day, obviously using the amazing CJP Nail systems! So just bring yourself, some lunch and be ready to have fun!

Terms and Conditions

No qualifications are given for 1-2-1 training. If you wish to complete Beginners classes for 1-2-1 training please POA for a quote. No models are required, if you insist on a model please refrain from bringing fellow nail technicians, critical clients who expect a ‘full set’ or anyone with bitten nails- this is  so you can fully absorb all skills and feel relaxed with just you and your educator and the investment you’ve made in your training.

This is a CJP Course so you will need to bring OR be willing to use CJP Items or purchase a kit. – A full kit list be available on the course purchase page.

CJP Product Knowledge (GROUP CLASS)

PRICE £45 PP

  • 2-3hrs class
  • Max per class 6-8
  • Model not Required, practice on tips
  • Prerequisites- Must hold an Acrylic Qualification

Description

Are you confident in nails yet look at other techs nails and feel like you are “missing a trick” if so this is ideal for you!  CJP is life and we want you to get the very best out of it, our Instagram is nail heaven, We all know what can be achieved and sometimes a simple adjustment in how you are working Is all it takes to give your nails the wow factor, you will learn how to get the very best out of our system and gain the confidence to experiment and really push yourself knowing that with CJP and your skills the possibilities are endless.

A short course for already qualified nail technicians to attend if they wish to learn how to use CJP. Be aware this isn’t a skill building class and is not priced as such, this small 2 hr class shows, explains and demos the use of CJP acrylic and the correct way to use it.

What you will cover

  • CJP differs to other products,
  • The different monomers
  • How the powders work
  • Brush prep and health and safety
  • Prep and primers
  • Correct ratio and when and how to use it

This is done on practice sheets and on swatch sticks, once you are armed with the knowledge you can continue with practicing ratio.

This is a CJP Course so you will need to bring CJP Items or purchase a kit. – A full kit list be available on the course purchase page.

Terms and Conditions

Please do not choose this course if you require this as a 1-2-1. You will need to remove hands of extensions if you don’t have a model so you can practice on yourself.

All monies booking fees, and balances are final and non-refundable unless extreme circumstances arise, please read the FULL Terms and conditions before booking your place found on our T’ & C’s page.

Acrylic Skills (GROUP CLASS)

PRICE £130 PP 

  • 1 day – 7hrs
  • Max per class 4-6
  • Model Recommended or lifelike silicone hand
  • Prerequisites- Must hold an Acrylic Qualification

Description

Anyone can be a nail tech, but do you want the skills to take you to the next level…..A CJP tech!?……. Right lets get back to basics from perfect prep to absolutely executing perfect crisp salon shapes!  

On this one day course our educators will literally show you “our secrets”…….flawless cuticle application and apex placement flowing alongside a perfectly sculpted shape. Prep and structure are the key to lasting enhancements and our acrylic skills days are jammed packed with info, you will leave with your head buzzing full of tips and tricks and ready to take your work to the next level – unmissable for those wanting to progress to the next level or really crack that ratio! 

What you will cover

  • Prep and the basics
  • Standard bead pick up/ratio tips and tricks
  • Sculpting, new apex and basic correct structure
  • Salon Shapes and basic length, square, coffin, almond
  • Cuticle application
  • All over colour application
  • Reverse French Smile lines
  • Filing/Shaping techniques
  • Finish filing

This is a CJP Course so you will need to bring CJP Items or purchase a kit. – A full kit list be available on the course purchase page.

Terms and Conditions

Please do not choose this course if you require this as a 1-2-1. You will need to remove hands of extensions if you don’t have a model so you can practice on yourself.

All monies booking fees, and balances are final and non-refundable unless extreme circumstances arise, please read the FULL Terms and conditions before booking your place found on our T’ & C’s page.

CJP Beginners Acrylic Course (GROUP CLASS)

PRICE £595 PP 

  • 2 full long days over 2 weeks Average 16hrs practical
  • Added minimum 15hrs practical assessments at home.
  • Max per class 4
  • Model Required on Day 2 but can be both.
  • Prerequisites- None – All theory and modules are completed online prior to practical days. Course is only passed after the successful completion of Assessments on Models after the two weeks, you will have around 3 months to complete assessments.

Description

Hello and congratulations on taking your first steps into the nail world, we are so glad that we found each other!……CJP educators have been taught every single detail on this course by our very own head of education “Chrissie Pearce” Chrissie has spent years designing this course and the results speak volumes, you won’t be thrown in at the deep end you will be confident and capable at producing salon standard nails by the time you have completed this course.

Our promise to you is to nurture you every step of the way, at CJP our educators are “working techs” they know how to simplify the steps to ensure you learn to create salon standard nails, we concentrate on the basics so you can leave us with a strong understanding of basic salon nails, product knowledge and safety.

Chrissie is one of the leaders in the industry  when it comes to delivering education and runs education even for companies in Canada- the manuals and training you will receive is like no other, our educators all went back to basics during a week long intensive training session with Chrissie to ensure they “learnt” every detail of this course from a beginners perspective.  Our educators have been chosen by Chrissie not only for their skills but also their compassion and nurturing nature which we feel is very important. 

Your educator will become your mentor and do everything in their power to ensure your first steps into the nail industry are not only knowledgeable but also fun and more importantly making sure you leave us with the confidence and ability to succeed.

At CJP we value each and every one of our students  and have our own support group to give you access to a CJP educator should you ever need it, we are like family and if your mentor is busy then one of our other educators will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We will always “have your back” once your course finishes the door does not simply close at CJP it is forever open.

Students complete theory online, covering all H&S and course outline in their own time, all practical is carried out over two long days over two weeks.

What you will cover

Recap on Health and safety after completing it online.

Using nail files, preparing the nail safely, understanding Acrylic and everything surrounding it. Learning Ratio, Fitting Tips, Sculpting, Completing basic salon shapes cuticle application and learning how to shape and finish file efficiently. Also covering Reverse French, maintenance and safe removal and troubleshooting.

This is a CJP Course so you will need to bring CJP Items or purchase a kit. – A full kit list be available on the course purchase page.

Terms and Conditions

Please do not choose this course if you require this as a 1-2-1. You will need to remove hands of extensions if you don’t have a model so you can practice on yourself.

All monies booking fees, and balances are final and non-refundable unless extreme circumstances arise, please read the FULL Terms and conditions before booking your place found on our T’ & C’s page.

Gel Polish Beginners (GROUP CLASS)

PRICE £149 PP

  • 1 day – Approx 4hrs 9am – 1pm
  • Max per class 4
  • Model Required or work on Realistic Silicone Hand
  • Prerequisites- None- all theory is completed online, if student is qualified in Hard Gel Or Acrylic you will not need to complete the online theory.

Description

Do you love painting nails but get fed up of them chipping? Often get complimented on your polished nails or simply no longer have the time to attend regular salon appointments and have always “fancied” doing nails? Or are you a seasoned tech and haven’t ventured into getting that all-important qualification yet?

Well this is the perfect place to start, not only will you learn how to polish flawlessly you will be taught how to paint nails that last alongside all the health and safety that comes with using nail products and a safe removal. This course should come with a highly addictive warning as unfortunately you will soon be hooked and discover you can never have enough colours!

What you will cover

  • Health and safety
  • Prep
  • Base coats
  • Application on natural nails /super close work
  • How to soak off safely
  • Application over Acrylic or Gel (if applicable to you)
  • Top Coats and basic neatness
  • French with Gel polish
  • Troubleshooting

Don’t forget you can add on our Gel Polish art class after this in the same day too! (DETAILS BELOW)

This is a CJP Course so you will need to bring CJP Items or purchase a kit. – A full kit list be available on the course purchase page.

 Terms and Conditions

Please do not choose this course if you require this as a 1-2-1. You will need to remove hands of extensions if you don’t have a model so you can practice on yourself.

All monies booking fees, and balances are final and non-refundable unless extreme circumstances arise, please read the FULL Terms and conditions before booking your place found on our T’ & C’s page.

Gel Polish Mini ART- Add on (GROUP CLASS)

PRICE £55 PP THIS art class must be completed within the same day)

  • 1 day – Approx 3hrs 2pm – 4.30pm
  • Max per class 4 -6
  • Model Not Required work on tips
  • Prerequisites- Gel Polish qualification or attendance on the mornings Gel Polish Beginners class.

Description

If you’ve competed the mornings Gel Polish Beginners class or you want a quick top up and a bit of help doing Gel Polish art and designs- then this class is for you! Our educator will show you the endless possibilities with Gel Polish and what you can incorporate and achieve.

What you will cover

  • Incorporating glitters and thin encapsulated media (art/foils)
  • Art with Gel polish- so, gliding, marbling, design work and introduction to ombre.
  • (art designs will vary based on the educator you have chosen -see their amazing work!)
  • Art will be carried out on display tips.

This is a CJP Course so you will need to bring CJP Items or purchase a kit. – A full kit list be available on the course purchase page.

Terms and Conditions

Please do not choose this course if you require this as a 1-2-1. You will need to remove hands of extensions if you don’t have a model so you can practice on yourself.

All monies booking fees, and balances are final and non-refundable unless extreme circumstances arise, please read the FULL Terms and conditions before booking your place found on our T’ & C’s page.

E-filing Beginners (GROUP CLASS)

PRICE £120 PP

  • 1 day – Approx 4hrs
  • Max per class: 4
  • Model is MANDATORY and must have at least 2-3 weeks growth of enhancements.
  • Prerequisites- A Gel or Acrylic Qualification – All theory and modules are completed online prior to practical days.

Description

Shoulder Ache, hand ache the fear of coloured acrylic and the dreaded back fills…..sound familiar??  Yes we have all been there and sat on the fence contemplating training in efile but listening to that voice in our ear warning of the dangers, wondering how we explain the jump to electric filling to our clients after swearing blind for years they “ruin nails” -well there is no time like the present!

Your efile will become your best friend, not only will it dramatically speed up your times it will help protect you from suffering further down the line from the physical toll on your body from hand filing.  There’s a saying that is so true “it’s the fools, not the tools” you will not cause any damage at all once you are trained in how to use an electric file, you will learn not only how to wizz through acrylic but you will be taught how to wizz through safety ensuring that your efile quickly becomes your most valuable piece of equipment.  Time is money!

What you will cover

  • Health and safety
  • How to set up and use your machine
  • Different drill bits and what they do
  • Correct speeds
  • Cuticle prep (on the nail plate only not the skin)
  • Smoothing, shaping or removing product completely
  • Shortening
  • Under the nail thinning
  • Hook correction example
  • Maintenance

KIT LIST

You will need;

  • Safety bit in medium or coarse
  • Cone bit for under the nail
  • Point Oval bit
  • Safety Pear Bit or diamond bit
  • Brushy bit
  • Coarse Bell bit to experiment/confidence

A kit can be supplied.

This is a CJP Course so you will need to bring CJP Items or purchase a kit. – A full kit list be available on the course purchase page.

Terms and Conditions

Please do not choose this course if you require this as a 1-2-1. You will need to remove hands of extensions if you don’t have a model so you can practice on yourself.

All monies booking fees, and balances are final and non-refundable unless extreme circumstances arise, please read the FULL Terms and conditions before booking your place found on our T’ & C’s page.

C Jel P Gel Polish Skill Building & Art  (GROUP CLASS)

PRICE £125 PP 

  • 1 day – 4hrs
  • Max per class 4-6
  • Model Require or practice on yourself
  • Prerequisites- Must already hold a Gel Polish Qualification

Description

The first thing I noticed was her flooded cuticles…….If you never want the fear of the flooded cuticle again then this is your holy grail of gel polish application…..

At CJP we are obsessed with flawless finishes and fun designs. This class will fill you with so many tips you will not believe the difference in not only your application but the difference in the staying power of your gel manicures.  

Did you know it’s possible to build an apex on natural nails using gel polish?!…..let us show you how….CJP educators apply black gel polishes with their eyes closed or so our students believe after seeing them in action!  It’s incredible the designs you can create with a swirl of a brush, it’s easy when you know how! If you want to know more not only about CJELP but about Gel Polish, then this course is for you!

What you will cover

  • Prep
  • Base coats,
  • How to use BOB over natural nails
  • Normal Gel Polish Application on natural nails
  • How to soak off safely
  • Neat Application over structure like BOB
  • Top Coats and basic neatness
  • Super close cuticle application
  • French with Gel polish
  • Incorporating glitters and thin encapsulated media (art/foils)
  • Art with Gel polish- so, gliding, marbling, design work and ombre with pigments.
  • (art designs will vary based on the educator you have chosen)

This is a CJP Course so you will need to bring CJP Items or purchase a kit. – A full kit list be available on the course purchase page.

Terms and Conditions

Please do not choose this course if you require this as a 1-2-1. You will need to remove hands of extensions if you don’t have a model so you can practice on yourself.

All monies booking fees, and balances are final and non-refundable unless extreme circumstances arise, please read the FULL Terms and conditions before booking your place found on our T’ & C’s page.

Acrylic Salon Designs (GROUP CLASS)

PRICE £130 PP 

  • 1 day – 6hrs
  • Max per class 4-6
  • NO Model Required
  • Prerequisites- Must hold an Acrylic Qualification

Description

Have you ever sat puzzled trying to work out how to do a design, desperately tried to follow a YouTube tutorial or felt like throwing your 3D brush out the window??…..If you answered YES to any of the above then you’re in the right place. 

By this point you will have mastered the basics and be eager to really get going with your design sets, however as we all know it’s not always that easy….until now!   

At CJP we are so passionate about the basics, but our passion turns to excitement once that’s boxed off and now the fun really begins. As you will see we have hand picked the creme de la creme when it comes to our educators and they all have their own unique flair and style, you won’t only be shown how to re-create their amazing designs but they have a way of “finding” your flair that you haven’t even yet discovered.  All educators have their own flare and when they offer an Acrylic Design class you can see examples on their pages of what you will be covering!

What you will aim cover

All classes can vary in art and styles but our educator will aim to cover the following skills with you

  • Baby-boomers/ colour fades
  • Glitter encapsulation/glitter fades
  • Marbling/gliding/colours
  • Geometric cut out
  • 3D Encapsulation/blood roses
  • Application of Crystals
  • More designs based on what your educator has advertised.

This is a CJP Course so you will need to bring CJP Items or purchase a kit. – A full kit list be available on the course purchase page.

Terms and Conditions

Please do not choose this course if you require this as a 1-2-1. You will need to remove hands of extensions if you don’t have a model so you can practice on yourself.

All monies booking fees, and balances are final and non-refundable unless extreme circumstances arise, please read the FULL Terms and conditions before booking your place found on our T’ & C’s page.

Back to Basics the 4 Day CJP course (GROUP CLASS)

PRICE £450 PP 

  • 4 consecutive days– 6ish hrs per day
  • Max per class 4-5
  • Model not Required, practice on yourself/silicone hand
  • Prerequisites- Must hold an Acrylic Qualification

Description

Well, well, well did you know our founder came up with the name Back to Basics many years ago, the course proved so popular due to social media many educators renamed their own courses to follow suit!  CJP back to basics is the original tried and tested, completed by hundreds of students who have travelled from different countries to attend this special class. 

Back to basics is like no other it was created by Jemma porch who had herself completed college in 1999 and left fully qualified with all the gear yet no ideal! After years of struggling to find her own strength Jemma completed many 1-2-1 sessions with many different technicians and over the years put together everything she had learnt and broke it down and simplified it and literally “filled” the gap for the hundreds and thousands of other nail techs who found themselves in the position she was once in, qualified yet not confident, no need to do a complete beginners course but desperately needing an up to date more comprehensive “refresher” from the perfect prep routine to fitting forms and applying tips, learning how to do that perfect cuticle bead with the end result being good quality salon nails that will ensure your diary is never empty, plus all those salon designs the clients ask for-this course is so much more than the basics it’s everything rolled into one. 

All the best bits of all our courses, all the tips and tricks we have learnt  over the years including our famous C curve nails using only a form!  We promise you will leave this course feeling like a different technician and form friendships within the industry that will not only last a life time but will always give you someone to bounce ideas off.  This course is unique, original and game changing and combined with our amazing Acrylic system and the way we use it you will leave enthused and reignited!

What you will cover over 4 days

Prep, primers, Bead ratio and pick up, one bead and more. Tip Fitment Sculpting and tailoring forms, Application of acrylic, when to paint or pat. Shaping Techniques

Base bead and correct thicknesses.

Reverse French, crisp smile lines, Salon shapes, using design powders and core powders and acrylic colours.

Acrylic design, Babyboomers, fades, marbling encapsulating art, glitter and different media and finishing with a recap day where you troubleshoot and perfect the skills you have learnt and get that help from your educator to ensure you leave have absorbed the knowledge you have learnt.

Students are told to arrive with absolutely no nails on at all and with a kit.

This is a CJP Course so you will need to bring CJP Items or purchase a kit. – A full kit list be available on the course purchase page.

Terms and Conditions

Please do not choose this course if you require this as a 1-2-1. You will need to remove hands of extensions if you don’t have a model so you can practice on yourself.

All monies booking fees, and balances are final and non-refundable unless extreme circumstances arise, please read the FULL Terms and conditions before booking your place found on our T’ & C’s page.