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ibd Control Gel Now in Namibia!

Meet The Latest In Gel Innovation

ibd introduces the latest in gel nail enhancement innovation: Control Gel. A new pro-hybrid gel that conquers the complexities of hard gel and acrylics in a simple, premixed tube.

This LED/UV formula is perfect for overlays and extensions, with a faster and uncomplicated application. The unique formula stays in place, moves when you need it moved and has slight self-leveling properties that assist effortless application. Control Gel is lighter than acrylic and hard gels, without sacrificing strength and stability and also without the monomer odor or excess dust.

Discover The Benefits

The combined efficiencies of gel and acrylic are wrapped into an all-in-one, odorless, ultra-light and light self-leveling formula.

  • LIGHTWEIGHT and super STRONG
  • Combined benefits of hard gel and Acrylic in a NEW FORMULA that CONQUERS complexities
  • Allow for total CONTROL of the product PLUS light self leveling
  • Perfect for beginners

Special Offer

Terms & Conditions

  • Special offer is available on pre-scheduled class dates at selected venues only – see store for dates
  • Payment plans are available – classes can only be attended once all fees are paid in full
  • No Coupon code necessary! Prices advertised already include your discount 🙂
  • Simply book your date by buying your course from our online shop, and make sure your fees are paid in full before then
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Pretty Savvy

Pretty Savvy is a collection of online learning modules which help salon professionals build their business skills. Many salon owners are often not trained in the essential elements of running or growing their businesses, and can often end up making some very expensive mistakes.

Each Pretty savvy module includes workbooks, lessons and strategies to help you work smarter and maximise your profits. No matter what salon industry you work in, these tools will work for you.

Several topics are covered, and cater specifically to the needs of the one-woman owned and operated salon enterprise. Whether you work full-time, part-time, from home or a fancy shop, we’ve got you covered.

Learn how to cost your services, advertise your business effectively with a small budget, keep your staff loyal and much, much more – all from the comfort of your own space, in your own time.

All business owners need access to a special set of business skills, and without them, the journey to success can be long and difficult. Pretty Savvy takes the guesswork out of running your business so you can do what you’re best at!

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NailArtiste

NailArtiste is an e-learning certification programme that gives you access to all the theory elements of your nail tech education. We’ve taken all the information that would usually be be delivered in live lectures, and bundled it into an interactive online learning experience.

Just as you would have lectures, reading material to work through, research, written assignments and tests in a traditional classroom setting, the same content is delivered in an online environment that you can access anytime, from any smart mobile device or computer.

Course work is graded and moderated by NailArtiste’s Canadian Partners, TAOND while practical training (the actual showing you how to do nails) is facilitated by our local educators in a live classroom setting.

This makes learning far more flexible to suit your schedule.

We include the NailArtiste programmes as part of our beginners courses, because we believe that working according to the North American training system gives our students the best competitive advantage over nail technicians who have only received basic product education.

T&Z Trading is currently the only professional nail product distributor in Namibia that is affiliated with NailArtiste, and is able to provide students with an accredited international training programme as opposed to brand-only based certification.

Brand-based education

  • Brief overview of nail technology theory basics
  • Product knowledge
  • Signature brand application techniques
  • Specific manufacturer’s instructions
  • No coursework or exams
  • Product certification (not a formal qualification)

NailArtiste Programmes

  • Detailed modules covering all essential nail technology theory
  • Generic application techniques
  • Specific manufacturers instructions
  • All work is graded, moderated and examined
  • Formal Nail Technology Qualification (international)

What many budding nail technicians expect they will learn when they sign up for a nail course, is that they will be taught everything they need to know. Unfortunately, with brand based education alone, this is not the case.

By including NailArtiste with our brand education, we offer our students a far more well-rounded learning experience and value for money that cannot be matched by any other nail school in Namibia!

The really awesome thing about NailArtiste is that it is flexible!

  • Beginners – buy individual modules to work through one by one OR opt for certificate bundles – you can use this education with our brands or ANY other professional nail care line!
  • Already have product training, but feel like you’ve missed out on something somewhere? No problem – buy individual modules to work through one by one OR “Fill the Gap”.

NailArtiste is the perfect addition to every nail technician’s educational arsenal – a sort of”secret weapon” to your success.

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Beginners Colour Gloss

What is it?

UV Gel polishes have taken the nail world by storm since 2009, and since then, they have all but replaced traditional polish systems in the salon. They are quick to apply and instantly dry, so no more smudging!

The popular system can be used along with any traditional nail enhancement systems or on its own in place of nail lacquer for manicures add strength to natural nails and stay chip-free for weeks.

Ideal as an add-on service for manicurists who work on natural nails, the DIY nail enthusiast or the Nail Professional.

This multi-purpose system gives you the best value for money – learn the techniques you’ll need to be able to build a full service menu around one product line!

What you’ll learn:

Product knowledge | UV polish application and removal | Combining with other nail enhancement systems | Basic nail art techniques

What’s In the Kit:

1 x Nail Surface Cleanser | 1 x 14ml pH Prep | 1 x 15ml Colour Gloss Soak off Bonding Gel | 1 x 15ml Glossing Gel | 3 x 15ml Colour Gloss colours | 1 x 15g Colour Gloss Building Gel | 1 x Artistic Gel Brush | 1 x Artistic Revive Cuticle Oil | 1 x Artistic Nail Product Remover | 1 x LED Lamp | 5 x 100/180 file wide | 5 x 100/180 buffer | 1 x S/S Cuticle pusher | 1 x S/S Cuticle Nipper | 1 x S/S Sharp pointed scissors

This is enough product for over 100 individual services!

How much does it cost?

N$ 4,450 upfront, once off

How long does it take?

The course is comprised of two separate elements, combining both self-learning and in-class training:

  • Classes take 1 half day to complete with an educator. We show you how to work with products safely and correctly, and you will work on practice hands, nail pops and live models.
  • Homework – we send you the class notes about a week ahead of the scheduled class date so that you can have a little background about what we’ll go over on the day. This allows us to spend more time with you on the hands on elements. You are encouraged to submit case studies to your educator for additional feedback and advice afterwards to help you adjust to the new product and system.
  • It is recommended that you add the NailArtiste Gel Nails Programme to this course for the best results.

NailArtiste Students: Depending on the time you are able to schedule, the course takes approximately 80 hours to complete.
Full Time study = 10 days

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Beginners Just Gel Polish

What is it?

UV Gel polishes have taken the nail world by storm since 2009, and since then, they have all but replaced traditional polish systems in the salon. They are quick to apply and instantly dry, so no more smudging!

The popular system can be used along with any traditional nail enhancement systems or on its own in place of nail lacquer for manicures add strength to natural nails and stay chip-free for weeks.

Ideal as an add-on service for manicurists who work on natural nails, the DIY nail enthusiast or the Nail Professional.

This multi-purpose system gives you the best value for money – learn the techniques you’ll need to be able to build a full service menu around one product line!

You can build on to the knowledge taught in this course by attending one of our Conversion Courses.

What you’ll learn:

Product knowledge | UV polish application and removal | Combining with other nail enhancement systems | Basic nail art techniques

What’s In the Kit:

1 x 120ml Nail Prep | 1 x 14ml Dehydrator | 1 x 14ml Power Bond | 1 x 236ml LED Shine Enhancing Cleanser | 1 x 14ml Just Gel Base Coat | 1 x 14ml Just Gel Top Coat | 3 x 14ml Just Gel Colours | 1 x 14ml ibd Lavender Cuticle Oil | 1 x LED UV Curing Lamp | Selection of nail files & buffers (5 each) | 1 x S/S Cuticle pusher | 1 x S/S Cuticle nipper | 1 x S/S Scissors

This is enough product for over 100 individual services!

How much does it cost?

N$ 4,300 upfront, once off

How long does it take?

The course is comprised of two separate elements, combining both self-learning and in-class training:

  • Classes take 1 half day to complete with an educator. We show you how to work with products safely and correctly, and you will work on practice hands, nail pops and live models.
  • Homework – we send you the class notes about a week ahead of the scheduled class date so that you can have a little background about what we’ll go over on the day. This allows us to spend more time with you on the hands on elements. You are encouraged to submit case studies to your educator for additional feedback and advice afterwards to help you adjust to the new product and system.
  • It is recommended that you add the NailArtiste Gel Nails Programme to this course for the best results.

Add-on courses to consider

ibd Beginners Control Gel

Please note: We no longer offer Gel or Acrylic systems as beginners courses – once you have completed either a 2-in-1 Course or the Control Gel Beginners course, you can attend conversion training for the old systems.

NailArtiste Students: Depending on the time you are able to schedule, the course takes approximately 80 hours to complete.
Full Time study = 10 days

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Beginners Putty

What is it?

The special polygel formula acts as a 2-in-1 system that combines the technology of both the gel and liquid & powder systems and is far easier to apply and learn than either of the traditional systems!

Get a competitive edge and learn what the old school techs are only now starting to discover.

With polygel training, you learn the latest techniques available, and won’t need to learn traditional acrylic or gel systems. Learning this system first will help you master the basics of nail enhancements much faster than
“old fashioned” gels and acrylics.

You can build on to the knowledge taught in this course by attending one of our Conversion Courses.

What you’ll learn:

NailArtiste Nail Technology Theory (what’s this?) | Product knowledge | Overlay and tip application | Sculpted nails (extend without tips!) | Rebalance techniques | Nail enhancement removal | Basic nail art

What’s In the Kit:

1 x Nail Surface Cleanser | 1 x 14ml pH Prep | 1 x 60g Putty Translucent | 1 x 60g Putty Cover Pink | 1 x 60g Putty White | 1 x 120ml Shaping Liquid | 1 x Dampen Dish | 1 x Box tips (500ct) | 1 x 5ml Tip adhesive | 1 x Box Get Bent Forms (100ct) | 1 x Artstic Putty Pro Tool (2-in 1) | 1 x 15ml No Cleanse Top Coat | 1 x 15ml Colour Gloss Soak off Bonding Gel | 1 x Artistic Revive Cuticle Oil | 1 x LED Lamp | 5 x 100/180 file wide | 5 x 100/180 buffer | 1 x S/S Cuticle pusher | 1 x S/S Cuticle Nipper | 1 x S/S Tip Cutter | 1 x S/S Sharp pointed scissors

This is enough product for over 300 individual services!

How much does it cost?

N$ 11,950 upfront OR in 3 installments of N$ 4,000 each

How long does it take?

The course is comprised of three separate elements, combining both self-learning and in-class training:

  • NailArtiste Theory modules take approximately 60 hours altogether. This portion of the course is self-paced e-learning, and replaces traditional theory lectures. It is compulsory learning for all beginners and must be completed before you can take a practical class. (2 to 3 weeks)
  • Practical classes take 5 full days OR 10 half days to complete. This is an in-class portion of your training and must be completed with an educator. We show you how to work with products safely and correctly, and you will work on practice hands, nail pops and live models.
  • Case Studies are the last portion of your training and are completed independently. You will work on family and friends to practice what you have been taught in the classes, and submit your records of each practice set to your educator for grading and feedback. You need to complete a minimum of 30 practice services in total before you can take your exam.

Depending on the time you are able to schedule, the course takes approximately 160 hours to complete.
Full Time study = 20 days

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Beginners Control Gel

What is it?

The special polygel formula acts as a 2-in-1 system that combines the technology of both the gel and liquid & powder systems and is far easier to apply and learn than either of the traditional systems!

Get a competitive edge and learn what the old school techs are only now starting to discover.

With polygel training, you learn the latest techniques available, and won’t need to learn traditional acrylic or gel systems. Learning this system first will help you master the basics of nail enhancements much faster than
“old fashioned” gels and acrylics.

You can build on to the knowledge taught in this course by attending one of our Conversion Courses.

What you’ll learn:

NailArtiste Nail Technology Theory (what’s this?) | Product knowledge | Overlay and tip application | Sculpted nails (extend without tips!) | Rebalance techniques | Nail enhancement removal | Basic nail art

What’s In the Kit:

1 x 120ml Nail Prep | 1 x 14ml Dehydrator | 1 x 14ml Power Bond |1 x 60g Clear Control Gel | 1 x 60g Cover Pink Control Gel | 1 x 60g White Control Gel | 1 x Box ibd Natural Nail Tips 100ct | 1 x 5ml ibd Tip Adhesive | 1 x Roll Forms 300ct | 1 x 236ml LED Shine Enhancing Cleanser | 1 x ibd Control Gel Brush |1 x ibd Control Gel Spatula | 1 x Dampen Dish | 1 x 14ml Intense Seal (no cleanse top coat) | 1 x 14ml ibd Lavender Cuticle Oil | 1 x LED UV Curing Lamp | Selection of nail files & buffers (5 each) | 1 x S/S Cuticle pusher | 1 x S/S Cuticle nipper | 1 x S/S Tip Slicer | 1 x S/S Scissors

This is enough product for over 300 individual services!

How much does it cost?

N$ 11,550 upfront OR in 3 installments of N$ 3,900 each

How long does it take?

The course is comprised of three separate elements, combining both self-learning and in-class training:

  • NailArtiste Theory modules take approximately 60 hours altogether. This portion of the course is self-paced e-learning, and replaces traditional theory lectures. It is compulsory learning for all beginners and must be completed before you can take a practical class. (2 to 3 weeks)
  • Practical classes take 5 full days OR 10 half days to complete. This is an in-class portion of your training and must be completed with an educator. We show you how to work with products safely and correctly, and you will work on practice hands, nail pops and live models.
  • Case Studies are the last portion of your training and are completed independently. You will work on family and friends to practice what you have been taught in the classes, and submit your records of each practice set to your educator for grading and feedback. You need to complete a minimum of 30 practice services in total before you can take your exam.

Depending on the time you are able to schedule, the course takes approximately 160 hours to complete.
Full Time study = 20 days

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Beginners 2-in-1 Putty & Colour Gloss

What is it?

The special polygel formula acts as a 2-in-1 system that combines the technology of both the gel and liquid & powder systems and is far easier to apply and learn than either of the traditional systems!

Get a competitive edge and learn what the old school techs are only now starting to discover.

With polygel and UV polish training together, you learn the latest techniques available, and won’t need to learn anything else. Learning these systems first will make the most business sense for you, and will help you master the “old fashioned” gels and acrylics much faster.

Our Special 2-in-1 course option gives you the best value – learn the techniques you’ll need to be able to build a full service menu all in one course!

What you’ll learn:

NailArtiste Nail Technology Theory (what’s this?) | Product knowledge | Overlay and tip application | Sculpted nails (extend without tips! | Rebalance techniques | Nail enhancement removal | Soak-off UV gel and UV polish application and removal | Basic nail art techniques

What’s In the Kit:

1 x Nail Surface Cleanser | 1 x 14ml pH Prep | 1 x 60g Putty Translucent | 1 x 60g Putty Cover Pink | 1 x 60g Putty White | 1 x 120ml Shaping Liquid | 1 x Dampen Dish | 1 x Box tips (500ct) | 1 x 5ml Tip adhesive | 1 x Box Get Bent Forms (100ct) | 1 x Artstic Putty Pro Tool (2-in 1) | 1 x 15ml No Cleanse Top Coat | 1 x 15ml Colour Gloss Soak off Bonding Gel | 1 x 15ml Gloss Top | 3 x 15ml Colour Gloss colours | 1 x 15g Colour Gloss Building Gel | 1 x Artistic Gel Brush | 1 x Artistic Revive Cuticle Oil | 1 x Artistic Nail Product Remover | 1 x LED Lamp | 5 x 100/180 file wide | 5 x 100/180 buffer | 1 x S/S Cuticle pusher | 1 x S/S Cuticle Nipper | 1 x S/S Tip Cutter | 1 x S/S Sharp pointed scissors

This is enough product for over 300 individual services!

How much does it cost?

N$ 13,800 upfront OR in 3 installments of N$ 4,670 each

How long does it take?

The course is comprised of three separate elements, combining both self-learning and in-class training:

  • NailArtiste Theory modules take approximately 60 hours altogether. This portion of the course is self-paced e-learning, and replaces traditional theory lectures. It is compulsory learning for all beginners and must be completed before you can take a practical class. (2 to 3 weeks)
  • Practical classes take 5 full days OR 10 half days to complete. This is an in-class portion of your training and must be completed with an educator. We show you how to work with products safely and correctly, and you will work on practice hands, nail pops and live models.
  • Case Studies are the last portion of your training and are completed independently. You will work on family and friends to practice what you have been taught in the classes, and submit your records of each practice set to your educator for grading and feedback. You need to complete a minimum of 40 practice services in total before you can take your exam.

Depending on the time you are able to schedule, the course takes approximately 188 hours to complete.
Full Time study = 23.5 days

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Beginners 2-in-1 Control Gel & Just Gel Polish

What is it?

The special polygel formula acts as a 2-in-1 system that combines the technology of both the gel and liquid & powder systems and is far easier to apply and learn than either of the traditional systems!

Get a competitive edge and learn what the old school techs are only now starting to discover.

With polygel and UV polish training together, you learn the latest techniques available, and won’t need to learn anything else. Learning these systems first will make the most business sense for you, and will help you master the “old fashioned” gels and acrylics much faster.

Our Special 2-in-1 course option gives you the best value – learn the techniques you’ll need to be able to build a full service menu all in one course!

What you’ll learn:

NailArtiste Nail Technology Theory (what’s this?) | Product knowledge | Overlay and tip application | Sculpted nails (extend without tips! | Rebalance techniques | Nail enhancement removal | UV polish application and removal | Basic nail art techniques

What’s In the Kit:

1 x 120ml Nail Prep | 1 x 14ml Dehydrator | 1 x 14ml Power Bond |1 x 60g Clear Control Gel | 1 x 60g Cover Pink Control Gel | 1 x 60g White Control Gel | 1 x Box ibd Natural Nail Tips 100ct | 1 x 5ml ibd Tip Adhesive | 1 x Roll Forms 300ct | 1 x 236ml LED Shine Enhancing Cleanser | 1 x ibd Control Gel Brush |1 x ibd Control Gel Spatula | 1 x Dampen Dish | 1 x 14ml Intense Seal (no cleanse top coat) | 1 x 14ml Just Gel Base Coat | 1 x 14ml Just Gel Top Coat | 3 x 14ml Just Gel Colours | 1 x 14ml ibd Lavender Cuticle Oil | 1 x LED UV Curing Lamp | Selection of nail files & buffers (5 each) | 1 x S/S Cuticle pusher | 1 x S/S Cuticle nipper | 1 x S/S Tip Slicer | 1 x S/S Scissors

This is enough product for over 300 individual services!

How much does it cost?

N$ 13,100 upfront OR in 3 installments of N$ 4,400 each

How long does it take?

The course is comprised of three separate elements, combining both self-learning and in-class training:

  • NailArtiste Theory modules take approximately 60 hours altogether. This portion of the course is self-paced e-learning, and replaces traditional theory lectures. It is compulsory learning for all beginners and must be completed before you can take a practical class. (2 to 3 weeks)
  • Practical classes take 5 full days OR 10 half days to complete. This is an in-class portion of your training and must be completed with an educator. We show you how to work with products safely and correctly, and you will work on practice hands, nail pops and live models.
  • Case Studies are the last portion of your training and are completed independently. You will work on family and friends to practice what you have been taught in the classes, and submit your records of each practice set to your educator for grading and feedback. You need to complete a minimum of 40 practice services in total before you can take your exam.

Depending on the time you are able to schedule, the course takes approximately 188 hours to complete.
Full Time study = 23.5 days