What you get

HD video class with anytime, anywhere access
Close-up instruction
Answers to student questions from instructor
Earn a certificate!

Class Dates

Duration 120 mins   

Class Description

Would you like to offer your clients something new? Are you ready to learn a new nail shape? Then, this class is for you.

In this class, student will learn the following:

  • Prepping the natural nail
  • Correct form application in order to achieve the Russian Almond Shape
  • Perfecting smilelines
  • Reverse French applications
  • Pinching
  • Filing and shaping
  • Product and brush control

This is a 2-hour class.  A certificate will be awarded upon completion.

Class Breakdown

This class will consist of two demos.

The first demo will be Russian Almond in one color, focusing on the following:

  • Prepping the natural nail
  • Correct form placement
  • How to customize your form to fit the natural nail
  • Sculpting the Russian Almond Shape in one color
  • Finish filing
  • Gel polish application

The second demo will be Russian Almond – Reverse French technique in gel, focusing on the following:

  • Sculpting in gel
  • Finish filing a Russian Almond nail using the Reverse French technique
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Student will be able to view the class while following the demos in their own salon (either on themselves or on a model).

Alternatively, students will be able to first watch, make some additional notes and then work on their demo nails after the class.

Upon completing the course, student should create one of each of the demo nails and post a picture of both on our Lably Facebook page. Once both are posted, I will provide feedback there and issue certificates.

Sculpting gels - white, blush, cover
Prep products
Gel sculpting brush
Gel cleanser
Cuticle pusher
UV/LED lamp
Gel polish
Top gel

taught by
Tracey Lee Tracey Lee

Nail Nut
Independent Global Educator
NAILS Magazine Next Top Nail Artist Winner Season 4
International Judge
International Competition Winner
Guest Editor for NAILS Magazine

It was only when she moved to the Netherlands in 2002 that Tracey got a taste of the nail industry when she completed her nail course.
Shortly thereafter, she was invited to join the Company’s education team. With this experience and a background in project management, sales, marketing and IT, she was able to expand her experience within the company and fulfilled a role in the marketing, IT and product development departments.
From 2012 to the end of 2015 she fulfilled the role of Director of Education and Head of Product Development for an international nail and beauty company. This was a very dynamic role including education, research and development, travel and a great deal of networking.
As of 2016 she have been working as an Independent International Educator and Consultant, and has been fortunate enough to represent various companies at Trade Shows, International Trainings, Open Days, Conferences and Competitions.
In 2016 Tracey participated in the Mastered:Nails program where she continued to learn and develop within the nail and fashion industry.
Tracey has joined the CND Team as a guest artist at New York Fashion Week and has created unique and fashion-forward designs for designers such as The Blonds, Libertine, Gareth Pugh, Manish Arora, Sophia Webster.

"Education is the KEY (Keep Educating Yourself) - I look forward to sharing my experiences, knowledge and lessons with you!"

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Instructor Review

Tracey is an awesome instructor! She explained everything very clear, asked regularly if we had questions and answered them very kind. Feedback and help are always so kind en really helpfull. I allready followed two of her classes and will follow many more! Thank you Tracey!

Kim05.07.2018 | BE
Instructor Review

Awesome class Tracey made this class so easy to understand why it’s so important to have great photos and how easy it is to achieve them with so many different options.

Class Review

Awesome learning experience for a beginner to even an experienced nail tech learning easy ways to photo a set of nails and making them look like a professional photographer took the photo

amandaw6919.03.2018 | US
Instructor Review

Amazing Instructor and Amazing women. Τracey has an incredible transmissibility and communication!

Class Review

The course was done in the best way. Full understanding as taught. Continuous help with answers to questions and queries of learners. I'm looking forward to the next lesson!! <3

SophiaQueen18.02.2018 | GR