Learn now, pay later – with Afterpay! Enrol today and pay for your studies in 4 easy payments.

What is a glass manicure?

Someone doing someone else's nails

Nail art has boomed in popularity in recent years, with more and more unique and innovative designs making their way to the forefront of the industry. One such trend is that of the beautiful intricate glass manicure. Our American neighbours at Byrdie give a wonderfully detailed article about the glass nail trend

Glass manicures involve applying foil shards to the nail to give the impression of shattered glass. There are many glass nail designs to spark your imagination, with different coloured foils applied often over a neutral base to give a delicate glittering effect. 

Whether you want long or short glass nails, this is an easy and beautiful look to jazz up your digits!

Shattered glass nails originated in Korea and have become quite the phenomenon. The Korean glass nails process is much like the application of gel nails, with the foils being carefully cut into shard-like triangles and applied with a glass manicure tool, often tweezers.

This is the perfect look for anyone wanting to try something a bit different from their regular manicure. Our American neighbours at Refinery29 offer the inside scoop on all things glass manicures.

Want to become a pro?

With one of New Zealand Beauty School’s comprehensive nail technician courses, you will be given all the tools you need in order to flourish in your career as a nail artist.

Our nail courses include:

Certificate in Nail Tech 

An excellent all-rounder course with both practical and theoretical elements, our Certificate in Nail Tech covers all the most popular and up-and-coming nail styling methods on the market. 

Developed by industry professionals, you will learn all about acrylics, gel polish, builder gel application and dipping systems. We’ll teach you the nail service skills you will need to shine, and we’ll also focus on teaching customer service, consulting with your client and the legalities surrounding offering these services. 

Certificate in Manicures and Pedicures 

A beautiful course that will teach you how to make clients feel their absolute best, you will learn how to create stunning nail shapes, all the way from a popular oval shape to a very fashionable stiletto. 

You’ll also learn to clean up messy cuticles and buff away ridges like a pro. Not only that, but we also cover the delivery of extensive hand and foot massages, day spa standard exfoliation masks and even paraffin treatment. 

Once enrolled, you will receive an extensive manicure and pedicure kit to get you started on your nail tech journey, including nail files, buffers, cuticle pusher and clippers, foot rasps, hand massage cream, hand mask, exfoliant, paraffin pot and paraffin wax and multiple polishes.

Our comprehensive nail courses cover all the latest treatments and services, keeping you up to date with the up-and-coming nail treatments, as well as teaching you all the classics. Undertaking one of our manicure courses or gel and acrylic nail courses from home will set you up with a solid foundation to launch yourself into the beauty industry with confidence.

Completing a nail course will provide you with a creative, supportive space in which to practise and explore your craft, as well as help you find where your skills would fit into the industry. Whether you want to work for an existing brand or start up your own business, enrolling in one of our online nail tech courses will start you off on the right foot. With 24/7 access to your online learning, you can complete your course at a pace that suits you, working around your schedule and lifestyle.

Our nail courses come complete with a custom-designed kit sent straight to your door, containing all the equipment you will need to hone your craft from home.

And to make things even easier, we offer an interest-free payment plan where you can meet your fees in instalments, paying a small amount per week, or you can receive a discount if you choose to pay your course fees upfront.

Download our course brochure for further information on course content, modules and assessments, accessing your learning online and tutor support. Our course advisers are also on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have. 

Get creating beautiful nails today with a course at New Zealand Beauty School.

Share this post

Still wondering which course is the perfect fit for you?

Got a few more questions before you enrol?

Then get in touch!  We’re here to help in whatever way we can.