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OÜ Salong Mereneid has held its current EDUCATION LICENCE no. 6392HTM from the Ministry of Education and Research since 30 November 2009. As a result, a renewed training curriculum to meet the requirements of the national curriculum of beauty treatment (in force since February 2009) and the qualification requirements of the professional standard for nail technicians valid in the Republic of Estonia was introduced in January 2010.

Proceeding from the requirements of the professional standard, we consider it important that all graduates of our training program have an overview of all techniques and acquire a strong enough theoretical base to work with any technique. The curriculum consists of modules, and each separate module can be used for individual courses as well as professional in-service training. First and foremost the training prepares nail technicians and manicurists for their professional examinations.

We can recommend the most appropriate training programme for all nail technicians and manicurists – whether experienced or beginners – who believe that high-level professional knowledge and skills in the field of beauty treatments for hands is important. We also expect all our former students to continue their in-service training through our renewed training program.

Curriculum

The curriculum consists of between 1 and 8 modules ( see the table for details). Before studying artificial nail techniques it is obligatory to have passed Modules 1 and 2 (Module 3, which provides the practical skills for doing manicures, is also recommended). The first two modules introduce the legislation related to beauty treatment, the safety basics of the working environment, the golden rules of customer service, hygiene rules, give an overview of nail and skin diseases, anatomy and the specialised elements of chemistry a technician requires.

After passing the theory section, the student will be directed to a gel, acrylic or fibre nail technique specialist and an individual plan will be agreed for the practical sections of the training. Each student will be instructed individually, and practice sessions will take place in groups with a maximum of 6 people.

Each different technology module includes three application and three treatment procedures within it. For that we ask our students to find three models willing to offer their hands and nails for the students to practice on. The materials and equipment required for training will be provided by the Mereneid Training Centre. Students wishing to advance more quickly are recommended to purchase our Mereneid Sari starter kit, which will enable them to practice with the correct materials between training days.

Assessment

Modules 3, 4, 5 and 6 will end with a test that assesses practical professional skills. Students passing these tests are awarded a recognised certificate Students failing the test will be offered guidance and a chance to retake the test.

After completing modules 1-7 and passing the tests, the student will be entered into the final exam. Success in the final exam is rewarded with the Mereneid Training Centre certificate proving that the student has met the professional standards for nail technicians required by the national curriculum of Estonia. The qualification establishes a technician’s skills, and shows clients both from Estonia and abroad that they are being treated by a professional.

 

Training providers

The nail technicians/trainers working in the Mereneid Training Centre have decades of experience between them and have received training at the United Beauty Training Academy in England. All our trainers undertake ongoing training, in Estonia and abroad to ensure they are expert in all techniques and they test their knowledge in international competitions.

Registering and paying for training

You can register for training on our web site or by contacting the manager of the Mereneid Training Centre, Angela Anton, via info@mereneid.ee . After registering for training, Mereneid Koolitus will contact you to arrange the times of training. OÜ Salong Mereneid will then issue an invoice that should be paid before training begins.

It is possible to apply for an income tax (22%) refund from the Estonian Tax and Customs Board.