Meet the Tutors: Sarah Sellick

Sarah Sellick – HTP Apprenticeship College Nail Technology Tutor

“When I’m teaching my Nail Technology students, I’m preparing them for the workplace, so they can go out and work in the industry and show their passion. We offer every opportunity for learners to achieve their goals and aspirations.”


Sarah has been working in nails for 22 years professionally, running her own designer nail bar. She has been a tutor at HTP for 9 years, where she teaches in HTP’s bespoke nail studio at Riverbank campus. Sarah is an expert in her field, qualified in Nail Technology and she knows all about running a business too.

“Working in nails and beauty gives you a chance to be creative and show your skills. Every client is individual and they want different things, and that keeps you inspired. The more varied the better! It’s a booming sector and a popular career choice for young men and women.”

As part of your course, you’ll study anatomy and physiology. As well as learning nails and beauty skills, you will also cover essential skills for working in a business. You will learn the basic manicures and pedicures as well as facials, lash and brow shaping.

“I’ll teach you to work with nails in gel and acrylic, along with nail art skills. We also cover Health & Safety, client care and communication. You’ll learn reception skills as well as how to promote your products and services. It’s a great way to get ready for a real job.”

You’ll also get lots of real-world on-the-job learning, with work experience in salons and nail bars. After your one-year course you can go onto a Level 2 Apprenticeship with HTP, as part of a paid role with an employer.

Once you’ve qualified there are lots of job opportunities. You can work in a salon and even go on and run your own business. You can rent a chair within a salon, or work on cruise ships or even abroad, in holiday resorts. There’s a wide range of options and it’s a fast moving sector.

“I love teaching this course. It’s brilliant for those that like hands-on learning and one-to-one interactions. We teach in smaller groups, which makes it more friendly and more fun. Learners tend to really enjoy that, forming great bonds. It’s a brilliant way to start a career, for those that want to express themselves in different ways.”

Students in HTP Nails Studio
HTP Riverbank Campus
Students in HTP Nails Studio


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