Reviews From Happy Students

/Reviews From Happy Students
Reviews From Happy Students 2018-07-10T20:55:20+00:00

I loved doing the acrylic nail course and im now wanting to do the duo gel one i would defo recommend people i will send you some pictures of some nails ive done thank you for all the help and support on the day of my training xx  Tanya



I attended the beginners acrylic nail course recently as I was really interested in learning the correct techniques for applying nail extensions..I have only done them on myself previously and wanted to work on other people, we were shown step by step by way of a demonstration broken up into sections so as not to overload us and then we worked on each other..Linda and the tutor (sorry Ive forgotten her name) were on hand at all times to help out if we became unstuck. 

 I produced a great set of nails and was shown the correct filing procedures and hints and tips along the way..throughout the day Howard and Linda shared their knowledge of the nail business and the do’s and dont’s of being self employed etc. 

I found the course really enjoyable and I feel I  definitely benefitted from it and acquired a qualification as well! Win win..I would  highly recommend Top Talons above any other training centres..and so affordable too. I cant wait to put my new skills to good practice..
From a happy customer. Keep up the good work

Denise, Rotherham 


Thank you so much I attended on the 17th of June for acrylic and duo gel I got both of my certificates 😊 I didn’t think I would be able to do it because my nerves get the better of me but because you were so welcoming I felt really comfortable. 
Thank you
Jade x


I did my Acrylic course at top talons! and ive also prebooked another course with them also, and any other courses i need in the future i will be doing with them, they are amazing people made me feel so welcome, if i need to ask anything i know i can pick up the phone, they are also very accomodating to people needs, especially mine, i wouldnt go anywhere else now for anything �

Their prices are very reasonable and the length of their courses are perfect, if anyone i know of who wants to do any beauty courses i always reccommend top talons



I loved doing the acrylic nail course and im now wanting to do the duo gel one i would defo recommend people i will send you some pictures of some nails ive done thank you for all the help and support on the day of my training xx  Tanya


I loved the course I took at toptalons I learnt so much, the tutor was amazing.


I had a great time learning gel extension and I absolutely love the duo gel. If I were to do another course in future I wouldn’t go anywhere else! 

Please see my before and after photos. The before photo is of my nails when I got home after the course, the after photo is where I have touched them up and filed them Abit more and also added gel polish. I have had so many compliments I am very happy thanks so much! 



I truly enjoyed my day at Top Talons, i was made to feel very welcome.

My tutor for the day  was lovely very helpful and very professional . I would definitely come back for more of her courses and i would recommend Top Talons to friends, family and strangers .
Look forward to seeing you in the near  future
Much appreciation .. x
Regards Tracy


Hi Linda (top talons)

Thank you so much for today I really enjoyed my duo gel nail extension course, I loved how in depth it was considering it was a one day course, I already have 6 bookings for this week.

I will definitely be returning for more courses in the future, luckily I only live in somercotes Derbyshire.

Thank you from Jasmin x


I enjoyed the course, I thought it was well delivered ,each step was shown very clearly and we had a chance to ask questions when we needed to. I felt very comfortable and it was exactly as shown from there web-site. I would 100% recommend top talons to Friends and family in the future I am coming back for an eyelash course and a duo gel course so I will be looking forward to it.


Hi Linda/Howard

Thanks so much for my course yesterday. Here’s my feedback below 🙂

‘I trained on the acrylic extension course yesterday. I was a little nervous when I arrived but Howard put me at ease straight away and led me into the training room. The training by the 2 tutors was amazing and I learnt so much! Howard is very knowledgeable when discussing your business too! Thanks again so such a fabulous course! I can’t wait to book onto more!’
Thanks again


I took part in an acrylic nail course yesterday and loved every minute of it. Everyone made me feel comfortable and confident to ask for help if I was stuck at any point I will 100% recommend topstalons they’re efficient, friendly and ensure we leave with confidence and are even there if we need any further help…Just a phone call away. Lorna x


I attended your Russian lash course which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a really  friendly/relaxing/comfortable environment whilst Cheska remained professional at all times. Cheska was constantly talking about the subject at hand (lashes) Cheska answered any questions and queries I had. I felt really at ease and welcome all day.  I travelled from Sheffield and would definitely return for any future courses I need. The whole team was really professional checking all was ok and if I needed anything.
Thank you all for a lovely experience.

Dawn Fielding

Absolutely loved my facial course, had a fab enjoyable day. I travelled from Stoke as I wanted a reputable company that offers good quality training and was prepared to travel, I would recommend to anybody and have. I will be back as I have my eyes on at least 2 more of your courses, so will hope fully be back soon xx  Peta Larking-Taylor 

Peta Larking-Taylor

I travelled from Leicester & was very nervous but had absolutely no need to be, I was put at ease straight away when greeted by Howard. I did the gel duo course & found it very interesting. The trainers explained everything really well & did not make me feel stupid when asking questions they were there to help & guide me which was a huge confidence builder as they were so reassuring. I will definitely return to Top Talons for other courses & would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank u so much Emma Moss

Emma Moss

I did my eyelash extension course last Wednesday and I can’t recommend top talons enough, everything was all planned out and the day just flowed so well, I will 100% be back for other courses in the near future!! Xx  Leah-jade Williams 

Leah-jade Williams

Highly recommend. Ive done the gel polish, acrylic and semi permanent eyelash course. They are always very helpful and so friendly and welcoming. Look forward to the next courses.  Abbie Green

Abbie Green

Excellent training. Very friendly and helpful . Thanku . Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson

Completed the Duo Gel course and loved it. Excellent facilities and trainers are very supportive. Would highly recommend. I have already booked a further 2 courses and looking forward to them. I travelled from Leicestershire. Thank you for my new skills   Cheryl Belford

Cheryl Belford

I recently did a duo gel nail course here an thoroughly enjoyed it, the tutors make you feel comfortable from the beginning and are very supportive throughout. The time flew by. I’m saving up for the manicure and pedicure course next !! I’m very lucky as I’m local but it’s well worth travelling for and would highly recommend.  Jo Anne Brownsword 

Jo Anne Brownsword

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. After attending a course earlier this week and receiving my certificate I will definitly be attending top talons again for more courses, the kits are amazing value for money and most importantly my tutor was amazing, i found everyone very lovely and helpful and can’t wait to attend more courses! Roll on next year.  Georgie M Wl 

Georgie M Wl

Dear Linda and Howard 

I would just like to thank you for the brilliant training in October. I just wanted to let you know business is going extremely well, I’m nearly fully booked to for the next 4 weeks. Everyone is extremely happy with their nails and coming back to me.

I’m still learning how to file quicker but it’s taking me 2.5 hours to do a full set of Gels and Acrylics now. I just wanted to share with you the most recent Gels and Acrylics I did because I’m proud and I wouldn’t be where I am now if I didn’t have the training you taught me. 

So thanks again, I hope I will return again soon for further training. 

Many Thanks



Kiera Angell, Toes, Tips & Tans

“Hi Linda and Howard.
Forgive the delay, I have been that busy, its taken me until now to be able to take the time out to write this. So as promised:

I had spent many years working in the NHS and decided that at 57 years old I wanted to do something I had always wanted to do and that was become a nail technician/beauty therapist. I found Top Talons after extensive research and travelled from my home in Manchester to Chesterfield to attend my first nail course. I came away on that first day of training knowing I had made the right decision (a big one at my age) and I told Linda and Howard, ‘I would be back for more courses’. After several more courses and trips to Chesterfield I felt confident enough to start my own business. I had excellent advice from both Linda and Howard and it was now or never to start the journey! In the beginning I worked from home, then as my clientele got bigger I rented two rooms in a local hairdressers. I found within a month I had actually done 38 Lash lift’s which really took off. This one treatment is so worth doing the training for. It is so popular! I now have established myself within my community, advertised in the local newspaper, have a Facebook page, twitter page, Instagram and am VERY busy! I love what I am doing and this surely goes to show that age has no relevance when it comes to training and achieving your dreams. A huge thank you to Linda and Howard (and Marie) for their expertise, encouragement, professionalism and indeed friendship over the months that I trained with them. I wholeheartedly recommend Top Talons as more than just a Beauty Training School. Top Talons equipped me with the skills I needed to embark on a new career, start a new business and indeed be successful in that business. I remain indebted to you all.

Dawn Hartley

Dawn Hartley

Ive recently completed a gel nail and manicure course . Loved it ! Informal and friendly . I was a little concerned as I’m a mature student � but no need to worry .. age is no barrier ! I’m booked for a waxing course next … cant wait . Rachael Beaumont

Rachael Beaumont

I’ve completed a Russian volume lash course with this training school and I can’t recommend them enough. From start to finish was brilliant and after the course they are still there for help and advice.

Corina Sharpe

I have done 4 courses here so far! (Manicure, pedicure, gel polish and waxing most recently.) All courses have had loads of information the trainers are so helpful and make you feel at ease and the kits are fantastic value for money especially if you are just starting out. I have a further 2 courses booked and can’t wait to attend them as I know all the trainers really want you to succeed and be the best you can be, it’s not just a case of taking your money and that’s it!! The fact that every course I have been on has had people travel from such distances also speaks for this places reputation! – Jenny Shepherd

Jenny Shepherd

I attended the full day Construct A Brow and Defined Eyebrow course and I absolutely loved it!! I didn’t feel intimidated or stupid at any point, I was encouraged and supported really well throughout. All of my questions were answered and I came out feeling confident and well informed. I’ll definitely be back for more courses and would highly recommend to others. Thank you so much. 

Charlotte Rowley xx 

Charlotte Rowley

I did a gel and acrylics course at Top Talons on the same day and it was brilliant, I couldn’t fault them. Not only were they lovely people, they made me feel welcome and they talked the group everything we needed to know before starting and they did brilliant demonstrations. After reading the reviews before booking the course I knew I wanted to learn at Top Talons but it meant I had to travel 2 hours to get there, but after going there and experiencing it for myself, I was very glad I did as it was well worth the travel. I bought the large kit and was very pleased with it, overall the course was amazing and I will definitely be back to do more. What was nice of them is that they do also have Tea and Coffee you can help yourself too throughout the whole time there. Thank you Top Talons! �Kiera Louise Angell

Kiera Louise Angell

Hia. I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the team for your help on the one day acrylic extention course. I had a brilliant time and met some really nice people who were on the same beginners level I am at and felt the trainers were very knowledgeable, friendly and experienced people.

I have been getting my nails done for the past year and wanted to be able to do it myself as I bite my nails and have found having acrylic helps them and I can have them the way I like them. I live near Blackpool and was looking to go on a one day course but found the ones near me are spread  over a number of weeks, not on for many more months and cost a fortune. I found the one day course at top talons and even though it was over 2 hours and 100 miles away from where I live, it was perfect as it was on 2 days later, happened to fall on my day off and was a good price. I rang the office the next morning and was accomodated to be able to fit on the course. I have been struggling with getting the right ratio of acrylic and found the feedback and tips I was given were super helpful and was informed that my brush wasn’t very good. I was lent some products to use and found they worked much better and even bought some from the shop later on at a good price. I am still practicing and feel I can get in touch with the trainers if I need advice at any time. 

Thank you again

Kind regards



I thoroughly recommend Top Talons. They have a great reputation and it is well deserved. Linda and Howard know their stuff! The training is brill and the welcome warm! I travel from Manchester although there are training schools nearby me, I know that at Top Talons I am getting the best training at a good price. I intend to go on and start my own business in nail services and can only thank Top Talons for giving me not only confidence, but the know how. Thank you Linda and Howard! – Dawn Hartley

Dawn Hartley

Really recommend top talons .. so welcoming and all such lovely people. Will deffinatly be doing more courses here..thankyou Kirsty Hirst

Kirsty Hirst

Ive juse finished gel & acrylic nail course n i would just like to say thank you to linda she is an amazing teacher makes you feel so comfortable and relaxed Will come back for more training and will definitely recommend xxx Gemma Johnston 

Gemma Johnston 

I have attended 2 different courses through top talons and have loved both of them. Marie is lovely and very easy to talk to and the set up is great. Will definitely be using them again for future courses!  Kimberley Kiddier 


Another fantastic course done, it’s always laid back,fun & very informative learning with Maria,thankyou! � Also thanks Howard & Linda for your brill customer service, i will see you again soon x  Emalou


The acrylic tip & dip course that I attended on Sunday was fantastic! Linda is such a good tutor and the business tips that Howard gave were excellent! The whole atmosphere was very relaxed which I’m sure aided the learning process. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and I am booking more course dates in the future. I can highly recommend Top Talons & thank you Linda & Howard for a fabulous day!  Dawn


Another fantastic course done, it’s always laid back,fun & very informative learning with Maria,thankyou! � Also thanks Howard & Linda for your brill customer service, i will see you again soon x  Emalou


Brilliant experience. I did a nail specialist and have attended twice now. The whole team are lovely, and the tutor Marie was brilliant. The courses are quite intense, but the information is clear and factual and they coach and guide you through every step without being patronising. I will be looking to book more courses in the future!
Thank you!  Amy


Iv been on 2 courses I did the acrylic nail extention course and manicure and gel polish
Found these courses really helpful and taught me a lot .. very enjoyable course and I would highly recommend top talons 🙂  Collette


I really enjoyed the eyelash extension course I recently attended. Everybody was so lovely and welcoming!. The course tutor was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend top talons.
Thank you
Melanie Ellis

Melanie Ellis

I am responding to the review message, I’d just like to say thank you so much, I found the course really informative and was a nice relaxed environment which put me at ease as I have never done any beauty related courses before! I would recommend the course to any one and I will be coming back to do another course myself!
Thanks again
Nichola jump

Nichola jump

I did my nail extension course with you guys! What can I say other than absolutely fabulous people. I’ve learned SO much and my nail business is going great. Before I did my course I new nothing about nails. I’m so happy with top talons. I’ve booked another course in Feb which I’m excited for. Deffo 110% recommend the living day lights out of this company. The people are amazing – Linda is so down to earth and Marie is a great teacher. Thank you so much for all you’ve taught me. 5 stars for you guys *****Emma.


On the 24th I took part in the SP Eyelash extension course. I was so nervous, but excited at the same time..  I was greeted with a cup of coffee and a smile! Everything you need to keep the nerves down! The ladies on the course were wonderful, the tutor was amazing! I couldn’t rate her enough! She had a calming tone about her, she was great!  Definitely would recommend, and I will definitely be back!!!!  Thankyou top talons for giving me the kick I needed to believe in myself!   Sophie. X


I did my acrylic and tip & dip qualifications combined. I’ve was a long but very enjoyable day and the training was great. I maybe back soon to do a gel conversation course


Had a fab day training at Tops Talons, from a complete beginner, I’ve now just started up my own business�. Will definitely be back soon for more training! Had patience and could ask anything you liked. Felt completely at ease – Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown

I would highly recommend Top Talons, the nail course was very good.
Very helpful from the first phone call, helping choose the right courses to begin with.
Looking forward to returning for more courses soon.  Sheridan Woods

Sheridan Woods

I did my acrylic and tip & dip qualifications combined. I’ve was a long but very enjoyable day and the training was great. I maybe back soon to do a gel conversation course. Claire Perkin

Claire Perkin

Really have enjoyed the classes that I have taken and will defo be back for more. Thank you Linda, Marie and Howard.

Alison Kidd

“Fantastic, informative course with patient tutors (even for beginners like me). Well worth the travel from Birmingham! Thank you Top Talons ?? Lauren


Did my gel & arcylic course 26th march Linda & Howard r so lovely I was very nervous at first but Howard made me feel at ease straight away i would highly recommend top talons can’t wait to do more courses
thank u Linda & Howard xxxxxxx  Sarajane


Thank you for a great course. I came from near Huddersfield for a one day manicure, pedicure and gel polish course and the trainer was really good and friendly. She was supportive but I didn’t feel like I was being watched!
Had no problems finding the place and would recommend you to other people and if I want to do any in the future
Thanks again  Julie


I really enjoyed the eyelash extension course I recently attended. Everybody was so lovely and welcoming!. The course tutor was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend top talons.  
Thank you   Melanie 


Great training, Marie, Lynda & Howard all very welcoming and more than happy to help.
This was my 2nd course and I will happily return for more in the future. Emma


really enjoyed my course’s, i did the facial course & eyelash extension course & the tutor Maria was fantastic & has so much patience for her students. I now have my own little beauty salon & i can’t wait to do more course’s to expand my knowledge & services.
Thankyou very much
Emma Price

Emma Price

To Linda and Howard, 

Thanks again for having me on one of your courses. This is the 4th course I’ve now done with you. I’ve completed threading, gel nails, acrylic nails and facial waxing, lash lifting and eyebrow and eyelash tinting. I’ve enjoyed everyone and it has really helped me along in my career. I would definatly recommend top talons.   Thanks Hollie. 


Hi Linda

I thoroughly enjoyed the facial course.  It was very chilled and didnt feel nervous. All questions were answered and i felt fully competent afterwards.
I have also done a waxing course which was enjoyable and informative.
Ive also done a gel and acryclic for extension course with Top talons.
Ill definately be doing more.




Really have enjoyed the classes that I have taken and will defo be back for more. Thank you Linda, Marie and Howard.


Thoroughly recommend Top Talons, lovely welcome on arrival. Linda & Howard were lovely people and very knowledgeable. The training thorough, not rushed if you could not grasp a part of it the trainer would explain again and didn’t move on until you were both confident with the result Will be returning in the not too distant future for my next lot of training. Highly recommend – Denise Walsh

Denise Walsh

Thank you for such a great training day, bursting with content and theory in a relaxed atmosphere. I had a lovely time and left feeling very inspired to start up my own venture. As a complete novice to professional nail services it was a great insight into correct techniques for all three courses alongside the manuals although I found it quite difficult practicing on my fellow students painful nails initially but that’s life hey! I have been adding to the kit from the day with an LED lamp and have eventually found the time to practice on family members and myself-more required!  Many thanks Gemma x


I came across the Top Talons website while I was searching for a UV Gel Nail course. The first thing that struck me was how competitively priced the courses were and also that certain dates were discounted even further making the course even more attractive. Reading further into the course details I saw that the course fee also included a start-up kit and lamp, which could be upgraded if required, thus making the course even more competitively priced compared with other companies offering similar training. The other thing I thought was positive was that the course webpage also provided a video training guide for the products used on the course and I felt that being as it was of American origin would be of good quality, unlike products that originate from the Far East. Therefore, I thought “what can I lose, even if the course was rubbish I would still have the kit to take away”, so went ahead and booked up.
I was not disappointed, both Linda and Howard made me feel at home as soon as I arrived. The training room was perfectly sized for the size of class and had easy access to a W.C. Hot and cold drinks were available and everyone was made to feel at home when told to help themselves and make a drink whenever they liked.
The reason I wanted to take a UV Gel Nail course was not to start up my own business, but more to save money by being able to do my own and family nails. But now who knows, perhaps one day in the future when I retire. The course provided excellent advice for anyone wanting to start their own business with good pointers and tips. Also both Linda and Howard advised everyone that they were not alone after the course and that you could always ask for help and advice, which is another added bonus as it is often after you come away from a course that you then find you have more questions, or that things do not happen the same way as in the class and you need to find out where you went wrong.
What else can I say, the product information and training provided was excellent, at one point there were three trainers on hand in the classroom, so there was always someone to help and guide you with the applications and show you the correct way and you never had to vie for attention.
The fact that I now intend to do the Acrylic course as well is testament that I thoroughly enjoyed the course and look forward to doing another in the near future.
Hope that’s okay? I will be in touch soon about booking another course once I know what my dates are. Do you ever do the Acrylic and 3D courses back to back? I have to come a long way so it’s easier to dothem at the same time else I would need to bring the kit back etc.   Kind regards, Rita


I had a lovely day on the Gel nail extension training course. As you can’t possibly cover everything on a short course the handouts were invaluable. With small classes you get good access to the trainers who are happy to answer any questions. 

I’d like to do more training and have been doing a lot of practice at home but the course for the price is great. 

Thank you



The acrylic and gel course combined was brilliant. Linda and her team was more than helpful, teaching us the ways of how to do it properly. I did my 1st full set of acrylic nails yesterday. They werent perfect but i knew where i went wrong whereas before the course i wouldnt of known where to start. Thank you to Linda and Howard and the rest of the team  Zoe


I attended the gel polish course on 28th November. It was very informative & well thought out. You encourage us to ask questions & nothing is too much. I felt I learnt a lot & I’ve come away with the knowledge & tools to do things safely & correctly.  I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to others, in fact I already have!   I look forward to attending the dip course very soon.

Kind regards,  Adelle


Dear Linda,
First of all I would like to say a massive thank you to both you and Howard for the Gel and Acrylic course. Me and a group of girls from college had been looking for a gel and acrylic course on the Internet for a while and when we saw that this course was such a great price compared to many other courses (with kit included) we decided to book a place without reading any reviews so we just hoped for the best and the best is definitely what we got. We were first greeted in a friendly manner when we arrived and were taken to the training room where we learnt everything that we needed to learn, with help from Linda and two other trainers. All were very helpful and I found that we all got the attention we needed to help us progress on the course. I’ve learnt so many things during this course and I would strongly recommend anyone to do their courses with Top Talons. They’re fairly priced, extremely helpful and all of the staff are friendly and welcoming. I would definitely come back to do a another course and will look forward to purchasing further products from your online shop.   Chelsea



Just wanted to say a big thank you to Amanda our course trainer. She was amazing and her knowledge about the industries and science behind make up and hair was excellent. Would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone looking to start out in bridal hair or makeup.  Though It was a 3 hour journey for me it was definitely worth it.  Kim  from Ascot.


Hi linda, I attended a course for gels and acrylics about two week ago. i would just like to say i really enjoyed the day and although i already new quite abit about acrylics i learnt alot about gels. i found the course very beneficial to me and i have gained a few new customers. its given me more confidence than i already had and i have also been offered a job which im am very pleased about. thank you so much for the opportunity. look forward to coming back soon. Natalie


 I attended a manicure course on 12th November 2013. I had previously struggled to find a short course just focusing on natural nails.
This course was just perfect. It was a great introduction to manicure and nail polish application in a small group of like minded students. The training environment was professional and friendly with good facilities. The trainers were very approachable and very clear with their instruction focusing very much on the practical aspects of the manicure although they did go through the technical information and advised on further reading. I am looking forward to adding manicures as an additional service to my existing business. I am already considering their airbrush make up course but will have to save for that one! I will also be recommending Top Talons to a colleague of mine! Thanks for looking after me on the day!    Louise


Hi Linda.  I would just like to say how much I enjoyed today’s course it was brilliant and well organised. And will definitely recommend you. And hopefully be back again for more courses.  Thanks again   Angela


Howard and Linda were Warm and Inviting, they were great at putting us at ease when we arrived.  I have learnt so much from the Acrylic Course, I enjoyed every minute of it, and will definitely be back for more courses. Even after the Course has ended I know that Linda will be at the end of the phone if I have any queries or need any help. Thanks you


Hi Linda and Howard

I have to say I really enjoyed the 2 day nail course, I thought I would find it hard but with all the practical time you offer I thought I got the hang of it. I’ve never done nails before but when I got home I did my 1st set of gel nails with gel polish on top and I did a great job for my first attempt lol. I can’t wait to sort my price list out and to earn some money. You were really friendly and I can’t wait to do my other training with you as I found you both very honest so I will see you soon when I’ve sorted my dates for work.  Kind regards   Keeley


Hi Linda and Howard

I would like to thank you very much for a fantastic day . I was so nervous before I got their but was soon put at ease . I learnt so much in one day which gave me the confidence to go out and do the job for myself . I would recommend any of your courses too anyone wanting to learn them .  Regards Rachael


Very pleased with course and very happy with kit! will defiantly be coming back for more courses 🙂  Emma


Me and my friend Lauren attended top talons on 28th & 29th April to learn acrylic & gel nails, twinkle toes, Hollywood toes, Swarovski crystal, gel polish and nail foil wraps. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, we were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived. The teaching was excellent and we could ask for help wherever needed, Linda and Jessica were always there to help and give advice. We cannot recommend top talons enough to anybody wanting to learn something new. Linda and Howard are lovely people and offer lots of support even after completing the course. Thankyou so much!:) x   Danielle


Dear Linda and Howard,
Thank you so much for the eyelash extension training I loved it!! Jessica the trainer was just lovely and I really felt by the time I came away confident within my working practise, which was all down to her. I enjoyed the whole day and now my phone does not stop for this treatment! Iam really busy with it so its 100% a must have certificate for all beauty therapists out there you won’t regret it! Thanks again I will be back soon.


Loved the training for acrylics and gel combination course! Teachers all really helpful, relaxed atmosphere! Left with plenty of knowledge and understanding xx  Chantelle


To date I’ve done 4 sets of nails on friends and a set on myself, I am doing ok just need to be careful about the acrylic being too thick at the cuticle, I’ve got a lot of support which is good as my first client I spilt the glue on the table and ruined it, luckily she was ok with it and has asked me back! I have now bought a table cover and use a tray to put all my spillables in!   When I arrived on the day of the course I was a little overwhelmed as I’d never done anything like this before, but you and Howard really put everyone at ease, the course was serious but fun, and I learnt a lot, there was no pressure and the day flew by. This is much better than other training courses as instead of fake hands and nails, the people you practice on are real and do day to day things so you can see where you may have gone wrong or what you could do better.  I am planning to return for the nail art course at some point.   Thanks for all your help and support   Claire


Hi Linda and Howard,
Just to say how much I enjoyed your course on Sunday. I feel I learned so much and it was better than I thought it would be!! You made me feel very comfortable and at home. I will definitely be coming back to you for a waxing course and any other courses I wish to do in the future.  Many thanks again and see you soon!   Sarah


Hi Linda

I enjoyed the course yesterday it was good value for money, great training and I was surprised of the quality of the kit! And I will certainly look into flexiglaze in the future Thanks  Jo


hi ,   i though rally enjoyed the course just waiting for some money coming in so i can get my buisness stared so hard at the minute but should be starting soon hopefully x many thanks kerry


Hi Linda,

Thank you so much 🙂 the course that I did for the nails was brilliant I am doing very well with the nails and now have a few regular clients and I am hoping to build up my client base as time goes on I have all ready recommended your self to a few people that I know and I am looking to come back at some stage to do a beauty course to learn how to do eye lashes as well 🙂  once again thank you 🙂 alayne.


I recently attended an acrylic and gel course with top talons. I was extremely surprised to find the course was laid back and easy going atmosphere. I was nervous at first but the trainers, linda and Howard made me feel so at home and welcome. The course flew by and id qualified..  I would recommend a friend or anyone to try a course..  And once ive saved ill be coning back for more courses.   Jennifer


Hi Linda

Your acrylic and gel nail course was absolutely fantastic, you and Eileen were there every step of the way, you made it so easy to learn the techniques and your constructive criticism made me work hard at getting it right the next time.  My kit is huge! Was not expecting that much! The products in it are so good, I shall be straight back to you to purchase more when I need it.  I enjoyed it that much I cannot keep off your website, eager to do more courses with you and and get further with my beauty training.   Thank you so much for a fantastic training day. Will see you again soon.  Michelle


I really enjoyed the manicure & gel polish course and I am now doing gel polish nails in the salon I work at and it has really taken off. Thank you so much, I’m sure il be back to do some more courses in the future  Thanks   Luka


Hi Linda and Howard,

First of all i would just like to say a big thank you to you both and your trainers for all the help i have recieved and helping me to start my own business, I have attended two courses in the last month at Top Talons Chesterfield, Howard and Linda are both very friendly from the first phone call throughout emails and very welcoming at the front door. I first did their nails course, March 5th 2013, then hair weaving March 20th 2013, the course content is brilliant to the point and very relevant, the business advice is invaluable, the small groups mean one to one time is more than adequate. The kit is excellent, I am already working with clients with the kit I took home I am also booked to attend Bridal Make up and Bridal Hair courses dated April 1st and 2nd 2013. I have made some fantastic lifelong contacts and friends, and will always represent and reccommend training at Top Talons Chesterfield!

Thank you Sharifa


Overall, I would recommend Top Talons to anyone interested in the industry needing training and I was really impressed and happy with the training I received, Thanks very much Top Talons and I will be returning in the future to do further training in other areas 🙂  Thanks very much Linda,   See you soon.   Lucy


Brilliant experience. I did a nail specialist and have attended twice now. The whole team are lovely, and the tutor Marie was brilliant. The courses are quite intense, but the information is clear and factual and they coach and guide you through every step without being patronising. I will be looking to book more courses in the future! Thank you! Amy


I attended a gel nail extension course last Sunday and really did not know what to expect, l class myself as an older person and had no knowledge of extensions, never having had them on myself, but pay for me and my daughter to have gel nails done every 2-3 weeks and thought going on this course would save me money.

On arrival l was greeted by Keith and shown into the room with a warm welcome and drink.

I found the course very interesting and informative, learning a lot l would not have by watching videos.

I found Linda very helpful and hands on.

I have come away with a qualification and feel very confident in what I’m doing, and practice makes perfect but l have gained the knowledge l need to do it.

Thank you so much!


I would just like to say a big Thankyou to everyone at TOP TALONS for a fantastic day on the facial course. I would recommend this course to anyone who needs quick facial course even if they have not trained as a beautician in any way, the lady was very thorough and made you you feel extremely comfortable in asking any questions on the course that you may have been unsure about. Mardon House is set in a beautiful area and the training room was perfect for the course and very clean, but I also must add that the course was very reasonably priced too. Overall very pleased and well worth it. Thankyou once again Janine (This is Livin Spa!)


Hi Linda

Thank you for all your training and support on my nail technicians course. I had a great day with all who attended. I also have to say what great value for the money. BRILLIANT!!! Thanks again.  I will be in contact with you shortly as need a little advise on colouring and I would like to purchase more goods from yourself. Thanks again Linda???
Could you also pass on my thanks to the others who helped with the training, I’m really sorry I’ve forgot their names my memory at the minute is really really bad??  Shelley

I have attended 5 courses at Toptalons and have enjoyed every minute of it. I was nervous heading to the course, but on arrival that went away. The trainers are welcoming and so friendly. I never felt as if I couldn’t ask a question when stuck. They gave good one to one advice when something wasn’t going right, and sticks with you until it does. I would defiantly recommend Toptalons to train with to anyone looking to train in the beauty industry.   Alice S

Alice S
The acrylic and gel nail course I attended on the 9th February was excellent! I found the teaching staff very helpful and on hand to answer any questions, the service given was great, a nice friendly environment, was easy to listen and learn. I found it very helpful and i have learnt a lot and cannot wait to come back and do the Gel Polish and Manicure course. An I will most definitely be recommending you and booking another course with you, no matter how far i have traveled!
Thankyou   Tanis

Hi Linda and Howard
Just wanted to say a big thank you the acrylic and gel course I did on the 18th July was absolutely fantastic from start to finish I have learnt so
much and you both were very friendly welcoming and down to earth I would highly recommend you and will definitely  be coming back to do more training with you once again thank you. Teri-Ann 🙂


Hi   Just wanted to give some feedback on the course I have done today.    I can honestly say the course is good value for money the products are great and I really do feel that I may make a decent nail tech. I would recommend  the course and will be defiantly coming back for other courses.   Kind regards   Laura

Hi Linda, just wanted to drop you a line to say I really enjoyed the pedicure & gel polish course last week. The trainer (apologies, I cant think of her name!) was great. Explained things well and was approachable, so I wasnt afraid to ask questions which meant I learned everything I needed to know. The facilities were great and I enjoyed the company of all the other girls on the course!
Look forward to seeing you in December for the lash tinting & false lashes course 🙂  Thanks Tara x

Hi Linda and Howard

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the the course I did doing gel and acrylics last Thursday. After doing my beauty level 2 and 3 I’ve wanted to take a course in nail extensions for a while. I chose your course because of the value, knowing that I would have everything I needed to get started.  I’ll be honest I thought because of the great value and the course only being a day I thought there would be very little information as it would be rushed through. How wrong was I! The course was jam packed with information during the course and also before and after! Linda also gave me advice over the phone about swarovski toes which I am very grateful for. I would defiantly recommend top talons, and I already have to my other Beauty therapist friends. I will defiantly be seeing you in the future for more
courses and supplies 🙂  Thanks again   Kind Regards Louise


Thank you for such a great day, I didn’t know what to expect before I got there and it couldn’t of been better. Will definitely be returning for other courses. Regards  Naomi


Hello Linda I just wanted to email and thank you for the training on the eyelash course.  I had a lovely day and can’t wait for my first client to book in once I start advertizing this service.  Thank you and look forward to booking in on another course.   Jane at You’re Wonderful!

Jane, You're Wonderful!

Wasnt to sure what to expect about the nail corse, but turns out it was an amazing experience and was worth doing. very happy with the out come and will most definitely be going back for more corses, was a really good day 🙂  Shannen


Hi really enjoyed yesterday helped me be more confident and learn how to apply acrylic properly everybody was friendly & hopefully come back for a nail art course thanks sharney


I really loved the course, Yourself and Howard and Jessica? were great.


Dear Linda/Howard

I really enjoyed my day on the acrylic nail course and want to thankyou for the skills you have learnt me so i can now start my own buisness doing nails. You was both really friendly and welcoming,i would recommened anyone wanting to learn nails to come to top talons. I will be coming back to do more courses and purchising my nail products of you. Thanks again Tracey.


Hello there , yes I thoroughly enjoyed your waxing course found it really good to do practical find you learn more that way. Wish I’d done my nail course with you! Instead I had 5 wks of learning nail diseases. Would you send me some information on your eyelash extension course and do you do hd brows. Thanks again for an enjoyable day. Louise


I really enjoyed the course & felt i learnt enough to start to practice on clients. We was reassured at the end of each course going through questions so we all knew what we were doing & felt comfortable.  I am always nervous if going to new places but the staff there were so lovely & friendly, popping in & out to see how we were all getting on.   Thank You Very Much    Kay


Good morning.
Firstly I wish to thank you all so much for my recent acrylic course and Swarovski crystal course. I left feeling very confident and happy. My clients are all happy with both services I am offering them. Was a lovely welcoming atmosphere and I felt both the practical side and knowledge side was easy to understand and very clear. Very good value for money I am already earning upto £200 a week so thank you will be booking in again soon for more courses.  Many thanks  Jasmine

Hi Linda
Thank you for the course myself and Kate really enjoyed it, your husband was a great help and explained everything to us, tell him to keep up the good work, Kate and I may come for the Gel course in the near future.  Once again Thank you I will keep in touch. Kind regards  Marie Smith.
Marie Smith.

Hi Linda,

I really enjoyed the Acrylic / Gel nail course! It was very informative and I feel confident to perform treatments on clients! I already have 3 booked in this week! I really recommend this course and will be attending more courses with you in the future!!!   Becky 🙂 xx


Hi Linda,

Sorry I haven’t got back to you sooner just been so busy, the nail course was great and I have been doing friends and family’s nails for £7 since the course. It was a lovely friendly environment and I wasn’t uncomfortable to ask any questions or for any help although I was quite on the day due to illness.  I would strongly recommend it to anyone as you really get your money’s worth and is great for people wanting to get into the nail business.  I just have one question.   Kind regards,   Danielle


 Hi Linda/Howard,

I attended the gel nail and basic manicure course which I found to be highly informative. I appreciated that time was spent going through the theory of nail preparation, things to look out for and avoid. This is something that I never considered and I found this part if the course very useful. The practical part of the course was very good as the numbers of students were low I felt time was taken to sit with you to make sure you understood what you were doing. Since completing the course in February I have done approximately 20 sets of nails and absolutely love it. Thank you very much. Holly


Dear Linda and Howard

Just a quick email to say thanks for the courses at your training School. I recently trained in Manicure, Pedicure and Gel nails.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learnt a great deal and my 3 certificates will have pride of place on my salon wall.  It is also great to know that I can call on you for ongoing help and advice.  I am sure I will see you again.   Once again thank you to all involved.  JulieAnne


Hi Linda

Your acrylic and gel nail course was absolutely fantastic, you and Eileen were there every step of the way, you made it so easy to learn the techniques and your constructive criticism made me work hard at getting it right the next time.  My kit is huge! Was not expecting that much! The products in it are so good, I shall be straight back to you to purchase more when I need it.  I enjoyed it that much I cannot keep off your website, eager to do more courses with you and and get further with my beauty training.   Thank you so much for a fantastic training day. Will see you again soon.  Michelle


Hi Linda, Howard and Amanda
I attended the makeup and airbrushing makeup course on 21.3.13. Thank you all the course was fantastic and you are all a very enthusiastic, encouraging lovely team.  The course delivered everything it states it will and more, will definitely come to you for future courses and will highly recommend. Can’t wait to put my newly found skills into practice.  


I really enjoyed the course, and the content. This is my 2nd time at Top Talons and I am sure that it won’t be the last! After all I still have to add to my  toolbelt.  The course was informative and the help of the trainers were invaluable and friendly. Both times that I have been I have found this to be the same. The paperwork and training notes were also very detailed to help us step by step.  I look forward to my next course once I have raised the piggy bank. 

Kind regards  Allison


I did a full days course at Top Talons for Construct a Brow and Defined Brows certificate.  The salon was clean, tidy and professional. The tutors were very professional but very approachable and encouraging, I wasn’t made to feel stupid at all but was given praise. I really enjoyed the whole day and will definitely go back to do more. I would highly recommend them for beginners and also professionals looking to extend their treatments. 
Thank you for having me

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