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A journey around the Natural Nail Unit

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What You Get

HD video class with anytime, anywhere access
Answers to student questions from instructor
Student gallery submission for feedback

Class Dates

Recorded Live
Duration: 105 mins

Class Description

A sneak peek into how our lessons work and what is in store for you in the upcoming lessons!

Our Goal in the coming months is:

  • To teach you about the different parts of the natural nail unit
  • Make you aware of the things you could do differently
  • Make you question marketing claims and so make good choices for your clients
  • Help you choose the right products for the right nail plate
  • First Aid for Salons
  • To know when to refer your client to a specialist GP or Specialist Doctor


Each of the following classes will cost €35 excl VAT. It is possible to follow individual classes, but we highly recommend doing the full syllabus to get a well-rounded knowledge of the natural nail unit.

Class Breakdown

How will we do it?
11 lessons of about 1.5hrs each (of which this is the first) every last Monday of the month with the last class on the 30th of November.
We take it one step at a time, so you can digest the information
With handouts that you can download and save for later reference
Scientists have shown that after 1.5 hours its harder for us to digest anymore information, especially when it’s tough material
With online support in your own closed Facebook group – a safe place where information stays available and no question is to small

Student Objectives

To learn about the natural nail unit, what it is, how it works, what happens when it breaks down and first aid in the salon.

Supplies Needed

Lap top or tablet with good internet connection
Earpiece or earphones
Pen and Paper
A smile and a little passion
taught by
Tracy Anne Shelverton Gorge Nails

I am Tracy Anne Shelverton, passionate nail nut.
Mind you, I’m a nail nut and not a nail product nut. Other nuts in our business are nuts about products and the incredible things you can do with them. The most brilliant nuts develop enormous skills enabling them to turn nails into incredible pieces of art. My passion on the other hand focuses on the nail itself and on maintaining and improving its integrity whatever we build on top of it. And when I say passion, I mean the kind of passion, that wants the whole world to know about it.
My passion for the natural nail unit was driven by ‘gut feelings’ when I started in this industry many moon’s ago. Soon I realized that not all problems in the nail plate can be fixed by simply buying more nail products and that some nail problems can even by created by technicians that treat them to the best of their knowledge. If we don’t understand how the nail unit works then we can throw cream cheese at it and still not solve the problem.
So I started to read and learn. I got inspired and educated by Doug Schoon and other leading experts in the nail industry and realized that if we change the way we educate ourselves and others then we can also change the way we use our products. Using the right artificial nail product on the right nail plate is a must, but how do we know what to use when product manufactures only train us in product application and nothing else?
This brought me to where I am now. My place in our nail world is with the natural nail unit, its exactly where I should be, it’s my comfort zone. Don’t get me wrong, I love art, and colors and sculpting – I love all things that bling, just like all of you do, but what’s the point in all that beauty if when we remove the enhancement we need to keep our hands in our pockets for fear that someone might see that we trashed our nail plates along the way? Today if I remove my nail coatings what you see are intact nail plates – and that drives me forward every time again.
I teach an 11 week course in Anatomy and Pathology of the Natural Nail, taking you on a journey around the nail unit in bite size pieces that are easier to digest than trying to learn it all in a day or struggling through a book if reading is not quite your thing. We have found that it’s a really effective way to learn, we hope you will think that too 
Welcome to my world in our world -

How It Works
  • Once you've enrolled, find your class in your class library
  • Watch on any device, any time, for a period of 1 year
  • Recreate and post your work in your Facebook Beauty Tutor Educator Group
Instructor Review
Tracy Anne Shelverton
She knew the material she was speaking about. I learned a lot just in the introduction.
Class Review
A journey around the Natural Nail Unit
3 lilliam.gonzalez
March 18, 2020 | US
Instructor Review
Tracy Anne Shelverton
Really loved watching this recording. Gutted I couldn't make the live however it's definitely inspired me to inform as many people as possible about this course. Excited to learn so much more. Thank you.
Class Review
A journey around the Natural Nail Unit
4 emma.donaldson
February 17, 2020 | GB
Instructor Review
Tracy Anne Shelverton
Ze was grappig, heel duidelijk en kon ons heel veel vertellen.
Class Review
A journey around the Natural Nail Unit
Deze les maakte mij nieuwsgierig naar de rest van de cursus!
5 sparklinj
January 27, 2020 | NL