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Reviews From Happy Students

The course was great really enjoyed it, the definition brow course was my 3rd course and am already planning on what to do for my 4th course! I 110% recommend top talons as I’ve always felt comfortable doing the treatments I’ve trained in afterwards and all the great business tips and care during the course. I travel all the way from Crewe to do courses with top talons because I believe they are the best training center I have ever done a course with and they are always upto date on courses as well as having a great range to choose from. Many thanks! Tara xx

Defined Brow Course, Tara

I started my own business around 5/6 years with top talons with a hair extension course, I have since then been back year after year & now run my own micro salon in New Mills (High Peak).

I would highly recommend top talons training for all students as they’re friendly, helpful and professional. Always there for support too.
(The Beauty Room) — Kindest regards, Louise Aitken

Several Courses over 5-6 years, Louise - The Beauty Room

After months of wanting to take an eyelash extension course but never getting around to it, I finally decided to make the move. I was overwhelmed at all the different training schools online but decided to go with Top Talons after a friend had recently undergone the same course and highly recommended it. I spoke to Howard on the phone before booking it and he was very helpful.

I was lucky enough to be the first customer at the new facilities and the staff were all so lovely and welcoming upon arrival. The course was very in depth and professional. There were only 2 of us taking the course so it was like a private lesson! I can’t recommend Top Talons enough, the staff are so friendly and the course provides everything you need to be a successful eyelash technician. They also provide a free 1 hour lesson if you want to return for further training in your course which I think is an example of great customer service! Thank you!’
Thanks again, Hannah

eyelash extension course, Hannah

“I have never ever done anything in the beauty industry in my life. Like most girls I have always enjoyed doing my own makeup, having my eyelashes done & being pampered ready for my holidays. I decided to take the plunge and do something different with my life so I booked a group of courses with Top Talons which included Lash Extensions, Lash Lifting & Brow and Lash Tinting not really knowing what I was letting myself in for!
What a life changing decision I made, this was just the start in enabling me to start my own business and start to do something I really really had come to love!
I have since the end of April been on 5 different courses with Top Talons, each one being really in depth and informative. Lauren the trainer is so lovely, friendly & helpful and has years of experience, Howard and Linda are so kind and welcoming & Top Talons is just a great place to learn.
I can’t thank any of you enough!

Lash Extensions, Lash Lifting & Brow and Lash Tinting, Jess

I thought from the introduction of the Acrylic Nail course over the phone through to the presentation and practical aspects on the day were excellent and everything was as explained. I was very enthusiastic about learning this technique, and the fact that all the equipment and support offered to learn with couldn’t have been any better I couldn’t have asked for more. I was able to ask lots of questions and try out different techniques, and learn all at once it was fantastic. I was so proud of myself at the end of the day because when I had applied the acrylic to the dummy nails initially it was really thick and a bit uneven, then when I was urged to try on the real nails of my partner something amazing happened and I just seemed to apply it correctly with confidence without struggling like I thought I would.. I was a bag of nerves at first and all of it was made so clear through guidance and demonstration. It just made me want to keep going. I have had a really bad two years and I ended up having the best day I’ve had in ages which was heightened by Linda and her team who made me feel so comfortable. I felt like I had done something really special for myself. In fact all the ladies that helped me on the day were so lovely and I want to thanks all of them now because it’s only through their support and instruction I got the confidence to do my best. I am definitely coming back.

Acrylic Nail course, Lianne

Helloooooo :)

Thank you for emailing me, I wanted to let you know I had the best training day with the nicest of people from meeting your team and tutor plus the girls I was training along side.

By far the easiest booking system and so easy to contact before the training with any questions or advice I needed.

The gentleman who I spoke with most, he was so helpful every time I rang even when phoning up to make sure I had the correct address and and making sure I was okay finding the location  as I was coming from the Wirral. I would highly recommend and already have done to many other beauty therapists in my area.

Top Talons, my new go to place for training, help or advice :)

Once again thanks you for making my training easy, friendly, relaxed and super helpful.

Much love Taylor xxx

I had a fantastic time on Sunday on the Acrylic course, the whole experience from booking to course was extremely easy. Everyone was very welcoming on Sunday and the trainers were fantastic. I travelled from Crewe, 1.5 hours away and I would definitely recommend Top Talons. Thanks Rebecca

Acrylic course,, Rebecca

Just want to say I had a fab time on the acrylic sculpting workshop yesterday! Really feel like it improved my skills & boosted my confidence X Louise

acrylic sculpting workshop, Louise

Hi I have done several courses at Top Talons and would highly recommend them. The courses are excellent value for money and cover everything you need to know to go on and work. The staff are very helpful and more than happy to help with anything you are struggling with. I did my first course back in 2016 and I am still attending more courses with them, they have such a massive range to choose from and always upto date with what’s needed next. I give them 5star for everything. Thanks Julia

Various Courses, Julia

I had been working in admin for over 20 years, and after working for a few different type’s of companies I had decided I was ready for a complete change in career.

I had been going and having my nails done for years and really enjoyed having them done, I would watch there work and ask questions.
Then around two years ago I decide to start doing my own nails.

Beginning of this year is when I started to look into doing nail courses, I did a lot of research before going ahead, and I’m glad to say I really enjoyed my courses at Top Talons and would highly recommend to anyone.
Howard and Linda have so much knowledge and have helped me a lot, I also like the fact that your training does not just stop at the end of your course they are happy for you to call or send pictures of your work for help and advice.
I have already booked another course and have started to set up my spare room where I will be doing nails for my clients.

I would like to say a big thank you to Howard and Linda for all there help so far and for there support so far and in the future, watch this space.”

Thank you


Nail Extension Course, Carol

I have attended three nail courses with Top Talons and they have all been brilliant. Linda, Lauren, Amber and Howard are all lovely and are all really helpful. The training room is set up for all your needs on the course, it’s perfect. The courses are full of info and there is no pressure to hurry up should you struggle with a certain point in the training. The ongoing support after the courses has worked wonders for my confidence! Knowing Linda is there if I need her is a good feeling. I will be going back for more courses in the very near future. Thank you so much.”

Nail Extensions Course, Kelly

“I did the classic lash course on Saturday and I would just like to say a massive thank you to you all, especially the fantastic trainer, Lauren. She was friendly, professional and so helpful and encouraging. Really enjoyed the course and highly recommend Top Talons.”

classic lash course, Eve

I cannot put into words how grateful I am for the very existence of top talons. I found out about them through Facebook, I enquired via a message and was sent all the information I needed & decided to book. Not only have they trained me in brows, lashes & nails but their support throughout all my training and afterwards is second to none. Since doing my training I’ve enjoyed taking advantage of the discounts on products that’s only available to students of top talons. The trainers are absolutely fabulous, Lauren is one of them, she has so much patience and is incredibly encouraging for us beginners . I really appreciate all the advise Howard & Linda. I will be seeing you again very soon. Emma @ make up & beauty by Emma Louise

Individual Lashes, Russian Lashes, Defined Brows course, Emma Louise

I recently did a course with Top Talons and would like to say how amazing they are. I was really worried going into the day thinking I wasn’t good enough but the trainer Lauren was amazing, she put me at ease straight away and was very informative. She made everything as straight forward as it could be making me feel so much better about doing the course.

I have to say it was the best thing I’ve decided to do , even though I’m a uni student doing lashes was still a good idea for me as it gives me the freedom to work when I want to. I couldn’t thank Top Talons enough for their support and friendliness.

I’m now working in Ambers Nails in Mansfield as a lash technician and love it. I’ve got my own business name as well “Bethany Squires Lashes” and have already had several clients and I wouldnt have managed this without the help of the trainers from Top Talons , I will definitely be back for more training at some point this year.


I did my nail specialist technician course at Top Talons a few weeks ago. Over 3 days this covered gel extensions, acrylic extensions, gel polish and manicure. This course was everything I could have hoped for and more. The staff were absolutely brilliant. Howard greeted me outside and put me at ease straight away. He also gave some excellent advise on how to run your own business. Linda, Lauren and Amber took the courses and were so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I felt I could ask any questions I had without feeling silly. Linda and Howard also assured me that should I have any problems or questions in the future then I was welcome to give them a ring. I thoroughly enjoyed all 3 of my days at Top Talons and am now beginning to set up my own business. I have already started doing some sets of nails. I would 100% recommend Top Talons to anyone!

gel extensions, acrylic extensions, gel polish and manicure, Laura


Thank you so much, I loved every minute of the Russian lashes course. I was very nervous at first but you soon put me at ease and gave me the confidence I needed. Everyone was so professional, helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend you and will definitely come back again.

Thanks again

Amanda 🙂

Russian lashes course, Amanda

I did the individual eyelash course on Saturday, I can’t thank you enough. Lauren the trainer was so professional and helpful, she couldn’t have done enough in answering any questions we had. I will definitely be booking further courses with you. Thankyou again,


individual eyelash course, Danielle

I’ve recently completed my Gel Extensions conversion course after doing acrylics for 6 months. The course content was brilliant and relevant and have given me the skills to now use hard Gel to create lovely nails!

Thanks so much! Sarah

Gel Extensions conversion course, Sarah

I really enjoyed my recent training in Indian head and Hopi ear candling.  The tutors are all really friendly, knowledgable and approachable.  The small class sizes are really good as you don’t feel intimidated and are able to ask questions without feeling overwhelmed.  I left feeling very confident in both treatments.  Thank you I look forward to doing more training with you in the future.

Kind regards


Indian head and Hopi ear candling, Emma

I love coming to train with top talons.    I have done 8 courses since 2013 and have another booked for this month. Linda,Howard and Katie are brilliant and really look after you and the premises are lovely and clean.

8 courses since 2013, Keeley

I attended a course at the end of October (28th I think!) and just wanted to leave feedback.
I came to a nail course with Top Talons about 15 years ago, and learned silk and acrylic extensions. It was a great course and I found it easy to practice a lot after I had initiated learned, and carried on doing nails for about 4 years.
I was training as a hairdresser at the same time I attended the course, so once qualified I worked full time hairdressing, and eventually didn’t have time to fit nails in anymore. I then went on to have a family, and changed my job after that.
However, recently I went to work in a beauty salon as a receptionist, they needed a nail technician shortly after I started and asked if I would be interested. I said yes and started training to do gel polish, which I completed and and then decided to attend the course for acrylic extensions as I needed refresher training after all these years!
The course was great, and even though it was over one day I felt like everything was covered. There was a small group of us which ensured that we were properly taught and advised on the best ways to do things as we were going along.
We could ask questions at any time, and were given written information along with practical help as we worked. It was a really friendly atmosphere and I never felt like I couldn’t ask if I was unsure of anything.
We were told we could send in pictures, email, call, or even come back if we had further questions or needed advice after the course which was great. It was good that we were offered help and advice if we were setting up as a self employed business, and told we could ask at any time after the course about this too.
Linda and Howard are really enthusiastic about the training they provide and are so proud of their students who go on to do so well in their own business after learning with them! I would definitely recommend Top Talons for training, and would not hesitate to come back for further courses in future.
Thank you,

silk and acrylic extensions, Katy

I did 4 courses here last week over 3 days the Defined Brows course, Lash lift & tint, UV/ LED Gel Nail Extensions course & Duo Gel 2 in 1 course.

The two trainers that i had throughout these 3 courses were amazing, so professional but also very friendly & helpful they completely put me at ease as this is the first time i have done anything in the beauty field & is a complete career change for me.

Linda & Howard who run the training school have also been amazing, they are also very professional & any questions that i have asked they have answered in depth all of them, they are very friendly, helpful & very supportive.

This is a fantastic training school & i would always recommend to anyone.

Thank you again Top Talons.  Chloe

Defined Brows course, Lash lift & tint, UV/ LED Gel Nail Extensions course & Duo Gel, Chloe

“After 6 years I have decided to work in the beauty industry again. I first started studying beauty therapy whilst at secondary school as part of my options, honestly I just followed the girls I hung around with and it turned out that I absolutely loved it! I’m the only one that stuck with it and realised I actually want to do this. Its a part of me. Learning different treatments and making people feel better.
I did the gel nail extension course and it was brilliant. I liked that we was working on people we don’t know to create a real salon environment. We had constant support and supervision. It made me feel more confident and feel I did better than I thought because of this. You work at your own pace and not rushed. The course as a whole was 110% and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn a new beauty/nail skill. I will be going back to learn more treatments. Such a calm, friendly and professional place to learn.”

Nail Extensions, Shanaz

Hi. Just wanted to share this with you. Today I did my 1st full set of lashes on a client. She was very happy with them. A massive thank you to Lauren. Such a fantastic teacher     Danielle Louise

Individual Eyelash Extensions, Danielle Louise

I have now done two courses at top talons, acrylic nails and individual eyelash extensions and wouldn’t go anywhere else.
On the training days I felt very welcome and at ease. Howard, Linda and Lauren were all very friendly and extremely helpful.
A major part for me to keep coming back here is the ongoing aftercare and advice that they are so willing to help you with.
Thank you all so much,

acrylic nails and individual eyelash extensions, Sarah

I would rate Top Talons 5/5. I attended 3 different courses which were acrylic nails, gel and gel duo nails, manicure and gel polish.
All the staff were fantastic, very helpful and attentive. Didn’t matter weather you knew anything about doing nails or not , you were made to feel welcome in their friendly and comfortable environment.
Help was there constantly in a friendly yet professional manner. I would recommend using Top Talons to anybody.
I have completed and qualified in the above areas thanks to Howard Linda and Lauren. I can’t thank them enough for kick starting my new career and giving me the confidence to succeed. Not only do you complete and qualify in their courses but are also reassured that they are there if you need anything. Thank you so much to all of you and will definitely be returning to expand my skills!
Many thanks

acrylic nails, gel and gel duo nails, manicure and gel polish, Jemma

“I’m pleased with my progress so far so thank you for the excellent training

classic lash training , Joanne

Hi, I really enjoyed the manicure & gel polish course I attended on 21st August.  It was very informative, the tutors made me feel at ease, gave tips, lovely setting,  not too far to travel to. I chose to do the course with top talons as I have done a course there previously which was very good to. I was looking at online nail courses but decided to do one at top talons because I wanted to do it in front of the people that were assessing me, I wanted to see how it was done in real life instead of on a computer screen. Since doing the course I have done lots of people’s nails and I’m having very positive feedback. Thankyou you all for the course,  I know of 2 people that are interested in coming to you for different courses after telling them about my experience at top talons

manicure & gel polish course, Joanne

Upon arrival I was greeted by Howard and was made to feel very welcome. I traveled 3 hours away for this course as I had read all the other reviews and was excited to see what I could learn and they didn’t disappoint. Linda gave a precise and informative talk about what we were going to learn throughout the day, she also gave advice on what to do and what not to do regarding nail care. After the talk Marie demonstrated how to apply the false nails to the actual nail. She was very thorough and very patient. A very good tutor throughout the demonstrations of applying the gel and acrylic.

I would very much recommend this place to anyone. Many thanks to Howard, Linda


Nail Extensions, Rebecca

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!


duo gel., Ashley
Hello!! I did an acrylic nail course with you recently and it was very very good!!
The trainers were very helpful and knowledgeable and the advice was  really good as well!! I’d definitely do courses with you in the future!! I’ve attached some photographs of acrylic nails I have done!! I traveled  from Leicester to do the course and it was definitely worth it!!
Acrylic Nail Course

Hi Linda hope you are well & just want to say a big thank you once again to you, Howard & the two trainers you have all been so helpful & i feel i have learnt so much & i am so much closer now to living my dream of working as a beauty therapist & nail technician for myself having my own business. I will definetely keep in touch & let you know how i get on. Thank you again for your support. Chloe

Thoroughly enjoyable course!

Tutor was very knowledgeable on the techniques used to produce the Russian Volume lashes. She was very understanding to each one of us too.

Had the time to speak to us and answer any questions necessary to complete the course.

Amazing! Definitely recommend Top Talons. FIVE STARS!!!

Russian Volume Eyelash Extension Course, Karen

My first course at Top Talons was Duogel & nail extension at the beginning on July, I was so impressed I then booked lash lift, tint & cluster course, manicure & gel polish course and the individual lash course. All courses 10/10 as personally I don’t believe you would find that kind of training and on going support anywhere else for these prices. Training room is a lovely size and all training is friendly and professional. Up to now I have built up a small client base in Nottingham offering the above treatments and will defiantly be back. Thanks again for your on going help, advice & encouragement! Keeley

DuoGel Nail Extension Course, Keeley

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

Duo Gel Extensions, Jasmin


I wanted to say thank you for the 2 courses I did with you – I had a great time and learnt loads. I would definitely recommend you to others and would come back. The only issue was the journey it took me 2 hours.

Since Monday I have done 2 sets with thr flexigloss i bought…here are the pictures! I like working with it a lot. I was wondering if you would be prepared to do a deal on them for me if i was to buy the whole set?

Thanks again


Various Nail Courses, Mathilda

“Hi Linda and Howard..
I just want to say thank you for making me feel welcome and comfortable whilst attending the courses, acrylic nail extensions and duogel, plus manicure and massage with gel polish. Thanks to the trainers who also work alongside too, very nice ladies.
Everyone was so nice and friendly throughout. All questions were welcomed and answered thoroughly and the information booklets to take away are also very thorough.
The treatment room is a lovely size and everything was just like an actual salon. I will definitely come back for any further courses I may like to try.
I also will be taking you up on the aftercare and advice part which you offer to everybody too.
Thanks again. “

Various Nail Courses

“First off I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday’s course.
The gel polish and manicure course at Top Talons was marvellous. It was so nice to be in a room of people that loved nails as much as I did. Although I’d been practicing gels at home I still learnt a huge amount. All the stuff made me feel extremely comfortable, making the whole experience 10x more enjoyable. If I choose to do any more beauty/nail courses, Top Talons will be my first choice! ”

manicure and gel polish course

I did my Acrylic course at top talons! and I’ve also prebooked another course with them, 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 accommodating to people’s needs, especially mine, I wouldn’t 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 recommend top talons


Acrylic Course, Haley

Thank you so much Linda and Howard, I’m halfway through my Duo-Gel & Acrylic course, you’ve been such a helpful couple, the lessons have been relaxed and friendly, with small groups and excellent facilities. I looked around at so many courses before choosing yours and I definitely made the right decision to go to Top Talons.

I’m looking forward to my next lesson.



nail extensions, Jean

Hi Linda,

Just wanted to say thank you for the course it was fantastic and i loved it. When you start the E-File course I’ll 100% be back!

I wondered if you could recommend any LED lamps that i could buy and also any websites for supplies? I know there are some on your site so i will be looking into those as well.

Much appreciated and thanks again

Amira :)

nail extensions, Amira

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

Duo Gel Extensions, Jasmin

“Hi Linda and Howard..
I just want to say thank you for making me feel welcome and comfortable whilst attending the courses, acrylic nail extensions and duogel, plus manicure and massage with gel polish. Thanks to the trainers who also work alongside too, very nice ladies.
Everyone was so nice and friendly throughout. All questions were welcomed and answered thoroughly and the information booklets to take away are also very thorough.
The treatment room is a lovely size and everything was just like an actual salon. I will definitely come back for any further courses I may like to try.
I also will be taking you up on the aftercare and advice part which you offer to everybody too.
Thanks again. “

acrylic nail extensions and duogel, plus manicure and massage with gel polish, Haley

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

Nail Course, Andrea

I attended your Russian lash course which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a really friendly/relaxing/comfortable environment whilst the trainer remained professional at all times. The trainer was constantly talking about the subject at hand (lashes) and 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.

Russian Lash Course, Dawn

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

Acrylic Nails, Tanya

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

Duo Gel, Cheryl

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

My tutor for the day and this lady 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/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 Lauren and Linda 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


acrylic extension course, Sarah


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 toptalons 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.


Acrylic Nails, Jodie

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. There is just one question I’ve checked prices for insurance but do I’m unsure if I put professional or not? If you could help me I’d appreciate it.

Thank you

Jade x

acrylic and duo gel , Jade

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

Facial Course, Peta

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

Duo Gel, Emma

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

Eyelash Extension, Leah-Jade

Highly recommend. I’ve 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

Gel polish, acrylic and semi permanent eyelash course, Abbie


After attending a course earlier this week and receiving my certificate I will definitely 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.

Thanks, Georgie M Wl

Nail Course, Georgie

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


Gel & Acrylic Nails, Kiera

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 

Brow Courses, Charlotte

Highly recommend. I’ve 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

Gel polish, acrylic and semi permanent eyelash course, Abbie

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

Gel & Acrylic Nails, Keira

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

Various Nail & Beauty, Jenny

I’ve 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

Gel Nails & Manicure, Rachel

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. Thanks, Corina Sharpe

Russian Volume Lash, Corina

“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 to 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

Various Nail & Beauty, Dawn

Hia. I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the team for your help on the one day acrylic extension 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 accommodated 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 able to borrow 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 practising and feel I can get in touch with the trainers if I need advice at any time.

Thank you again

Kind regards


Acrylic Nails, Victoriana

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

Nail Courses, Natalie

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

Nail Courses, Sheridan

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

Nail Courses, Alison

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

Acrylic & Dip Nail, Claire

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

Nail Courses, Lauren

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

Various Courses, Dawn

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

manicure, Pedicure & Gel Polish, Julie

Really recommend top talons .. so welcoming and all such lovely people. Will definitely be doing more courses here..thank you, Kirsty Hirst

Nail Courses, Kirsty

I’ve just finished gel & acrylic nail course and 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 

Gel & Acrylic Course, Gemma

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

Two Nail Courses, Kimberley

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 

Eyelash Extension, Melanie

Did my gel & acrylic course 26th March.  Linda & Howard are so lovely.

I was very nervous at first but Howard made me feel at ease straight away I would highly recommend top talons and can’t wait to do more courses
thank you, Linda & Howard xxxxxxx  Sarajane

Gel Polish & Acrylic, Sarajane

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

Various Courses, Emalou

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

Various Courses, Emma

Acrylic nail extension course

My first set of nails on my sister today. 


Acrylic nail extension course , Denise

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


From a happy customer., Denise

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’ve 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

Acrylic Tip & Dip, Dawn

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.
Thank you very much,
Emma Price

Facial & Eyelash Courses, Emma