Beauty therapy students at Walsall College had their precision brushes at the ready for a masterclass with a leading UK nail artist.
Hazel Dixon, HD Professional Nail Systems brand director and owner of the multiple award-winning Hazel Dixon Nail Artist Academy took a group of Level 3 and former students through an intensive three-hour session where she demonstrated fine line nail art designs. She also shared tips and feedback with learners as they practiced her flower, feather and animal print techniques with their own nail kits.
Vicki Warren, Lecturer and Advanced Practitioner arranged and took part in the masterclass.
She said: “This was an excellent way for students and recently qualified professionals to build on their skills and understand how to successfully enhance their nail technician services with clients.”
She added: “The ability to apply nail art without the use of stencils requires a great deal of practice, precision and patience. It’s also a very creative process.
“Nail art rarely looks the same on any individual, so the potential is there for everyone taking part in the masterclass to offer their clients something eye-catching and unique that will help them make a name for themselves in future.”
Amber Wilkes who graduated from the college and now works in a central Birmingham salon said: “I signed up for this workshop because I’d love to be able to offer my clients a more specialist service.
“Hazel and her colleague Kym were great to learn from. They made each nail art style seem ‘do-able’ while emphasising how dedicated you must be to carry out nail art to the highest standards. I found their advice useful too, such as applying less pressure with your brush.”
Hazel added: “It was an amazing day and all the students fully engaged with the new techniques they had learnt. The passion and dedication required to be an outstanding nail artist shines through Vicki’s students.
“I was excited to see the stunning results and progress the students made throughout the class and I look forward to seeing them in the future.”