Hard Gel Nail Enhancement Training teaches the foundation and principles of hard gel enhancements with nail repair, hard gel overlay, nail form application, tip application, and maintenance. The course focuses on how to create flawless hard gel nail enhancements and removal, using the CND Plexigel Hard Gel Nail Enhancement System. Enhance service and speed with a streamlined and consistent application method for polish perfection. It will focus on how to integrate service offerings with business building strategies, showing you a step-by-step approach illustrating how to develop and/or refine skills.  


Course Curriculum

Click the arrow below the curriculum list to expand.


  Overview
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Acknowledgements
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Learning Objectives
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Self-Care & Proper Body Mechanics
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Glossary Terms
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Foundations
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Benefits and Indications
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Contraindications and Precautions
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Health & Safety
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Anatomy & Physiology
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Tools & Equipment and Ingredient Knowledge
Available in days
days after you enroll
  The Business Breakdown
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Client Management
Available in days
days after you enroll
  The Technique Breakdown
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Sculpting Shapes Overview
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Protocol: Hard Gel Enhancement Nail Repair
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Protocol: Hard Gel Enhancement Shaper
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Protocol: Hard Gel Enhancement Builder
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Protocol: Hard Gel Enhancement Maintenance
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Protocol: Hard Gel Enhancement Removal
Available in days
days after you enroll
  CND Plexigel Questions & Answers
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Contributions & Works Cited
Available in days
days after you enroll

What you will learn:


  • Establish self-care practices including proper body mechanics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of benefits & contraindications
  • Demonstrate proper health and safety procedures focused on infection prevention and control
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Integrate service offerings with business-building strategies
  • Demonstrate client management including consultation and aftercare
  • Demonstrate proficiency in form fit & application and sculpting tips
  • Demonstrate proficiency in customizing sculpted shapes
  • Demonstrate proficiency in hard gel nail enhancement repair
  • Demonstrate proficiency in hard gel application to strengthen, protect, and light shape enhancement
  • Demonstrate proficiency in hard gel application for building medium to long length
  • Demonstrate proficiency in hard gel maintenance for a rebalance and refill
  • Demonstrate proficiency in hard gel nail enhancement removal




Meet Your Teacher: Lori Vargas, MBA, CPA, Health Coach

"My courses are the culmination of the experience that I have obtained over two decades as the owner & operator of multiple spas. My approach integrates theory, technique breakdown, proper body mechanics, business skills, client and retail management, and full protocols to integrate into practice." 

Lori is founder of 360 Wellness Education, offering well-rounded wellness advanced education with over 20 years in the spa sector as founder of multiple spas, massage school, and spa consultant. 14 years with Fortune 500 corporations with a focus on corporate strategy and business development, CPA, and MBA from The University of Chicago. Lori has assisted spas/resorts to find solutions for spa business development and financial growth. Entrepreneur, Author, Adjunct Professor for Spa Management, Consultant, Ironman Triathlete, and Proud Mom. PEACE!

Interest in gel polish continues to trend!


Interest from consumers for gel polish services has steadily increased over the past few years, including the most recent 12 months . As awareness of these durable nail products and services grows, and businesses add gel polish to their menus, customers will increasingly seek them out.

Recommended products to pair with your course.







CND LED Lamp

Provide clients with a superior nail service with the CND LED Lamp—specially designed to completely and evenly cure Plexigel, Shellac, and Brisa Gel. This nail lamp features 2 light settings designed to enhance long wear and shine while providing adjustable intensity for each step in the service. Time controlled pulsing allows a precision cure, delivering maximum shine and durability. Pre-Programmed Settings: Button (1) for Universal Base Coat, Button (2B) for Brisa Gel, Button (2S) for CND Shellac, and Button (3) for Universal Top Coat.


Buy CND LED Lamp

CND Offly Fast Moisturizing Remover

CND Shellac Service Essentials Offly Fast Moisturizing Remover is infused with macadamia and vitamin E oils to condition nails and gently removes Shellac in just eight minutes. In addition to removing Shellac, it also removes CREATIVE PLAY™ Gel Polish, nail color, removable gels, liquid & powder, wraps, adhesives and tips from natural nails. Formulated to reduce dehydration of nails and surrounding skin and eliminate the appearance of whiteness, because of the oil content in the formula.


Buy CND Offly Fast Moisturizing Remover

CND Plexigel System Kit, 8 pc.

Use just one easy-to-use system that's ready to go! The CND Plexigel System is a versatile and convenient brush-in-a-bottle gel nail enhancement system that provides up to 3+ weeks of strength, length, and shape.


This kit has everything you need to begin using Plexigel in your services. Plus, it includes FREE Shellac and Future Forms! No need to purchase Future Forms separately when you buy this kit.


Buy CND Plexigel System Kit, 8 pc.

CND Service Essentials, Cuticle Away, 6 fl. oz.

Cuticle Away is a professional strength cuticle remover and callus softener that allows for quick and easy nail prep.


Buy CND Service Essentials, Cuticle Away, 6 fl. oz.

CND Service Essentials, CoolBlue, 7 fl. oz.

A refreshing, waterless hand cleanser that leaves skin soft and smooth, not sticky.


Buy CND Service Essentials, CoolBlue, 7 fl. oz.

CND Essentials, Scrubfresh

Scrubfresh is a natural-nail surface cleanser and temporary dehydrator. Removes nail polish.


Buy CND Essentials, Scrubfresh

CND SolarOil

A favorite among nail professionals and clients, CND SolarOil is infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E. Repeated use drives nutrients in deeper, creating stronger, healthier nails, and hydrated cuticle area.


Buy CND SolarOil

CND Enhancement Essentials, Formation Tips, Natural, Full Contact

Professional-quality nail tips made of the finest virgin ABS plastic, designed with varied structural points for strength and flexibility. Sizes 1 - 10. Available in trays of 100- or 360-count. 


Buy CND Enhancement Essentials, Formation Tips, Natural, Full Contact




CND Future Forms, 200 ct.

This innovative nail sculpting form was designed by nail professionals, for nail professionals. Its sturdy, foil-like material makes for a flexible mold, while the grid and guidelines help provide a customizable fit. Perfect for use with the CND Plexigel system. Pack of 200.


Buy CND Future Forms, 200 ct.

Gel Polish Feedback


"This was a great course, I am a visual learner and the mini videos were perfect!" -Esthetician, Educator / Trainer


"Everything was perfect, I was impressed at the full length videos with all the techniques" - Esthetician, Massage Therapist, Owner / Manager


“It was a great course lots of info and detail” – Day Spa Owner / Manager


"Great course. It found that it was well rounded and provided me with exactly what I needed." - Massage Therapist


As with all continuing education, it is understood that the wellness provider is responsible for verifying that information provided in courses is within the wellness provider’s state and/or local scope of practice as defined by law. In addition, course participants should be advised that additional training and education is required to be truly proficient in any topic. Once course is complete and wellness provider scores 70% or higher on exam, wellness provider will receive a Certificate of Completion.
360 Wellness Education (Sponsor License Number: 190-000725) is an Approved Sponsor of continuing education by the IDFPR.


This refund policy is specific to this course and instructor. Refund consideration is available if less than 15% of the course has been completed and within 30 days of purchase. Once 15% or more of the course has been completed or past 30 of purchase, no refund will be available.


If you are having trouble using or accessing these materials or have questions, please contact us.