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A journey through the natural nail unit

Anatomy & Pathology

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What You Get

HD video class with anytime, anywhere access
Close-up instruction
Answers to student questions from instructor
Student gallery submission for feedback
We will create a special facebook page for all the photo's and to make sure that you can always ask us anything.
Earn a certificate!

Class Dates

Duration: 90 mins
Duration: 90 mins
Duration: 90 mins
Duration: 90 mins
Duration: 90 mins
Duration: 90 mins
Duration: 90 mins
Duration: 90 mins
Duration: 90 mins
Duration: 90 mins
Duration: 90 mins

Class Description

We want to take you on an intensive 11 x 1,5 hour session, journey around the Natural Nail Unit.
A bootcamp for the natural nail.
Fact based information, about the structure and the make up of the nail unit, learning to recognize problems in and around the nail plate that in turn will ensure that you use the right product for the right nail plate, get your clients nail units in perfect shape, improve your salon service and make you stand out from the rest.
On average the classes will take 1,5 hrs.
After each session you will be sent or able to download information about the next session – a hand out to put in your binder. Any pictures will be placed in your class’ own private facebook group.

Class Breakdown

Proximal nail fold & the Cuticle
Hyponychium & the Onychodermal band
Matrix & the Nail Plate (part 1)
The Nail Plate (part 2)
The Nail Plate (part 3)
The Distal Phalanx
Pterychium & Paronychia
Bacteria, Fungi & Yeast infections

Student Objectives

To learn about the natural nail unit, how it works, why it sometimes doesn’t, judge if you can apply an artificial nail product and if not, where do you refer your client to if need be or can you help them fix the problem in your salon.

Supplies Needed

Headset (sound is important) laptop or tablet, pen and paper and a binder to put all your information in.

How to Earn a Certificate

We will (if all goes well) be able to arrange an online exam - more about that later in the course.
taught by
Tracy Anne 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