Image credit: Lunel Lacque, Nails: Mastered alumni

Nail techs, make 2019 count

Join this six-month career accelerator for nail techs in fashion and get the support, feedback and network you need to succeed. 

Starts April 2019
Six months support

Mentoring and coaching
One-to-one monthly calls

From $600 / mth
Payment plans

4,400 alumni network
95 different countries

Get more exposure. Create exciting work. Find new collaborators

You chose a challenging path, don’t make it one you’re walking alone. You want industry feedback on the work you create, personal support as you develop, and an insider's insight and understanding of how to progress your career further into the fashion world. Take this chance to translate all your hard work into success.

Make your potential count.

How it works

Mastered accelerators are a completely new way to support nail techs working in fashion. The six month experience takes place online and in-person. You'll get access to world-class experts, valuable feedback, personal coaching, and an exclusive event in London. 

See how it works

Feedback and performance coaching

The backbone of the accelerator are monthly mentoring calls from industry insiders who are matched to you and your needs. Every call has a written follow-up and clear next steps for you.

Each month you will also get a session with a performance coach. They will help you translate what you are learning into action and lasting change for you personally and professionally.

Insight from industry icons

After each call, you will receive tailored content specific to your challenges and goals, to support you with what you need to do to take the next step forward. 

You will also have access to an exclusive video library, featuring insight and advice from industry insiders who are working and succeeding in the industry today.

Photographer:: Grazyna Gudejko

Hair: Christina Kolovos

Makeup: Fajer Fadjel

Makeup: Elisabeth Peclard

Styling: Tania Dioespirro

Art director: Nancy Herrmann

Grazyna Gudejko, Photography: Mastered, shot at Mastered Live Croatia

Online and in-person

The experience is designed to come to you and fit around your professional career. You can access the materials anytime, anywhere, on your mobile. 

But this is more than just an online course. As well as your monthly calls, you will also be invited to Mastered Live, an unforgettable weekend of learning and creativity hosted in London, with the opportunity to meet mentors and get in-person feedback.

A network of opportunity

You will join a global pool of curated fashion talent to network and collaborate with - photographers, art directors, and stylists who can help you create work that gets noticed. With over 4,400 in our alumni community, this is a community of fashion and beauty professionals like no other. 

Minx sells Mastered artists’ designs

The best-selling nail brand approached Mastered to provide artists on the accelerator with the opportunity to design their own nail wraps. Our artists were following in the footsteps of artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Minx decided that the winning designs would be produced and sold worldwide; with our artists receiving royalties for their work.

Sixteen of the most exciting emerging nail artists were selected by Minx co-founder Janice Jordan to have their designs commercialised into nail wraps.

Meet the experts and brands

In your content library, you’ll get high-quality knowledge, insight and advice from industry leaders who understand what it means to succeed as a nail artist in fashion. Here’s a selection of experts and brands from our previous nails accelerators (note - speakers subject to change in 2019).
Fabien Baron
Marian Newman
Nail artist
Fabien Baron
Christian Louboutin Beauté
Iconic shoe designer
Fabien Baron
Global nail brand
Fabien Baron
Julie Kandalec
Creative director, celebrity manicurist
Fabien Baron
Bryan Bantry Agency
Agency representing fashion & beauty talent.
Fabien Baron
Gareth Pugh
Fabien Baron
Scratch Magazine
Esteemed nails trade title
Fabien Baron
Miss Pop
Nail artist

An experience tailored to your goals

The accelerator has been developed to give you the insight, guidance and network needed to claim your place in the industry of the future. Take a look at what topics you could cover with your mentor. 

Your Goals

To succeed as a nail artist, you need to identify what you want for your career, and have a plan to achieve it. In this accelerator, you will define your goals and develop a framework to help you reach them.

Your aesthetic

Having a defined aesthetic will help get you booked, contribute to your success and give your career longevity. You’ll work on your own aesthetic, then use it to identify the gaps in your work.

Creative Process

You'll explore how to get inspired and turn those ideas into finished work. You will focus on your creative process and develop new ways to research and develop ideas that fit with your goals and aesthetic.


You'll look at how and why trends are formed and how you can use them in your own work. You will identify a trend, then work with it to create a look for a client that fits with your own aesthetic and goals.


You’ll learn how to shine in the editorial landscape. You’ll get the chance to identify a potential editorial client, then compile current work or create new work to get you closer to working for them.

Commercial, Shows & Celebrities

Nails covers everything from catwalk to campaigns, celebrity to music videos and much more. With the help of your mentor, you’ll learn how to thrive in each area over three distinct modules, so you’ll get noticed and get rebooked.

Money & Agents

You'll put everything you’ve learnt about the creative process into practice as a career plan. You'll learn about the role of agents and how to get one, getting the balance right between editorial and commercial, develop the skills to choose the ‘right’ jobs, how to make the most of assisting opportunities, and how to ask for what you deserve.

Case study: Vogue China feature

Mastered students took part in a masterclass with Condé Nast’s beauty director, Kathy Phillips. The entire team was sourced from the Mastered network, including a Nails: Mastered’s own Stefania Flex. The finished looks were shot by renowned beauty photographer Simon Emmett and featured in Vogue China.

What some of our 4,400 alumni say


“I've been booked for runway events for Hermés in Melbourne and Brisbane. This came about as a direct result of one of the collaborations I did with a Mastered makeup artist.”

Lunel Lacque

Nails: Mastered alumni


The one thing I can say is, it's changed my life completely. It made me look at what I wanted out of my career. I opened a new salon to take a step closer to my goals.

Melissa Watson

Nails: Mastered alumni


OMG I'm only in April's edition of Scratch Magazine. Thanks to Marian Newman and Nails: Mastered for getting me where I am now. Future is bright. I love what I do so much”

Marie Harper

Nails: Mastered alumni


“Thank you to Nails: Mastered the best career decision ever.. looking forward to thanking you in person when I join for London Fashion Week in February.”

Cait Hill

Nails: Mastered alumni, who signed to an agency following the course

Ready to make 2019 count?

Our admissions team are here to answer any of your questions. 
6 month
Industry support
April 2019
Starts soon
From $600 / mth
Payment plans