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Manicure & Gel Application Course

Russian E-File, Combi Manicure & Sculpting with Soak-Off Base Gels Program teaches you everything you must know to become an expert in nail and skin biology, nail anatomy, material chemistry, sterilization, cuticle work with and without an e-file, working with damaged nails and so much more!

Working with professional products, develop the skills you need to perform E-File manicures and work with soak-off gels. Build on that training by learning the advanced techniques involved in spa manicures and gel polish applications. Explore current nail art and gel enhancement trends. Practice what you learn by performing services ‚Äď on yourself, classmates, and models ‚Äď learning essential practical and theoretical skills. Finally, learn how to create a professional resum√©, build your own clientele, and price your work. Every model is an opportunity for a future client! We will continue to work with you to help you build a clientele.¬†

Is it for you?

  • Newbies, Who never actively worked¬†¬†in the nail industry¬†or practiced only on themself
  • Professionals that would like to upgrade their skills
  • For those who had time off and would like to start working again and catch up with the latest trends and techniques


Early birds $1450

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5 Day Certification

Get EMI Certified in just 5 DAYS! Upon completing Level 1, you will be able to start building clients and offering natural nail manicures.

Small Class Sizes

To ensure a pro-active, intimate, and hands-on learning experience, EMI class sizes are capped at 10 students.‚Äč‚Äč

Self-Employment Opportunities

At EMI, we provide the tools, techniques, and products to help individuals start their own legitimate business.‚Äč

Career Services

EMI is committed to the continued growth and development of all students. From portfolio development to marketing and business assistance, EMI is here to help you succeed!‚Äč‚Äč


Day 1


  • Product intro + Receive your kit!
  • Intro to Russian e-filing manicure.¬†
  • Safe work environment for you and your clients¬†¬†
  • The differences between cuticles and how to work with each one.¬† ¬† ¬†¬†
  • Skin & Nail biology
  • Nail anatomy & nail/skin diseases & conditions
  • Proper Nail Prep
  • Material Chemistry
  • Quick old coat removal scheme with a bit


  • On the first day you will be practising yourself to be able to feel and understand the client when you are using the Russian E-filling and Combi techniques¬† (the student should not touch the cuticle 7 days before the course) ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
Day 2



Nail Shaping & Strengthening

Combined Manicure (including E-File and scissors/nippers)

  • Removing the old coating (if applicable)
  • Nail treatments for damaged nails
  • Nail Straightening & Sealing
  • Fixing Broken Nails
  • Russian E-Filing & Cuticle work
  • Coating using Gel paints and Emilac (Gel Polish)
  • Camouflage bases application (Gel overlay)


    • Practicing Russian e-file/combi manicure technique on a model
    • ¬†Removing the old coating (if applicable)
    • Shaping the natural/fixing/adding a short extension (if applicable)
    • Avoiding product spreading¬†
    • Camouflage base coating
    • Creating a Quick design
Day 3


  • Q&A
  • Theory on the technique of Russian E-file manicure¬†
  • Types of transparent bases.¬†
  • Nail booster for damaged nails¬† ¬† ¬†
  • Nail Shaping & Strengthening
  • Nail Straightening & Sealing
  • Fixing Broken Nails


  • Models are coming at 11AM¬† ¬†
  • Removing the old coating (if applicable)
  • Nail treatment for damaged nails
  • ‚ÄúCombi‚ÄĚ manicure technique
  • Alignment of the nail plate using the base
  • Coating under the cuticle (using the gel polish colour)
  • Fixing Broken Nails¬†
  • Removing the old coating (if applicable)
  • Manicure technique of your choice
  • Coating under the cuticle (using the colour)
  • Manicure technique of your choice
  • Coating under the cuticle (using the colour)

    *Receiving EMI International Certification by full completing the course with excellence

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Bonus-Emi-Courses Students will receive Two Weeks of FREE Online manicure course for practising on their day off
Bonus-Emi-Courses Students will for FREE learn how to take beautiful pictures & videos of their work with the help of our educator.
Bonus-Emi-Courses Students will for extra products to try and experience in the class with an extra 10%off product purchases and 20% off the next course.

Course Kit Included!

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Available 10AM-4PM EST


What skill-level is required for this course?

This course is designed for people at all skill levels. Your instructor will walk you through a structured curriculum with step-by-step instructions, but will also challenge you to go beyond the course content by exploring your own creativity. You will be able to gain support and up-level your skills by participating in a community of your peers and by receiving meaningful feedback on your work from trained nail technicians.

What is provided in class?

In course training provides your own manicure kit valued at over $500 along with all of the best quality e-filing systems and UV lights available in class! We also provide real-life models for you to practice on!

How do I buy the supplies I need?

Every in-person course includes a FREE course kit, including everything necessary to complete the program. You will be receive your kit on Day 1 of the program. Additionally, you will have 10%OFF our online store and showroom, TWICE!

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