Our Story.....how it all started

How the Hazel Dixon Nail Artist Academy was founded.

IMAGE: Hazel receiving her scratch stars Nail stylist of the year 2018 Award

Before training as a nail technician i really had no idea what i wanted to do after having my 3 children. I have always loved art and drawing but never really considered nails as a career because all i had ever seen was the traditional pink & white nails, which if i am honest did'nt appeal to me.....untill one day; i noticed a lady with sparkly glitter tips and that grabbed my attention and i started looking into doing nails. 
I researched different courses and found a reputable nail company where i booked on a 5 day acrylic beginner course. I will admit it was so much harder than i thought it was going to be but i kept at it and passed in March 2006. Since then i have completed lots of courses and my NVQ LVL 3, i strive to get myself the best education, learn the latest techniques and update my skills on a regular basis to ensure i can provide my clients and students alike with the best service possible. 
One of the major things i have learnt over the years is not to under estimate the power of education, it has been an invaluable tool that has seen my salon grow and grow even in a recession. In this industry there is always something new & exciting to learn and clients are always looking for something new.
Hazel xxx
Hazel after winning the prestigious Services to the Industry award in 2022
We are passionate & dedicated to bringing you the very best in Nail Education. We have written all our core courses to follow, in line with National Occupational Standards and continue to constantly review all our content to ensure we are current and up to date.
All our courses have been designed to give you everything you need to know from knowledge through to business advice with an emphasis on skill based training to ensure that when you have finished you have the confidence to use your new skills on your clients.
Wether you are looking to start a new career as a Nail technician, looking to advance your skills or want to learn new techniques that will take your nails to another level, we can help you achieve that and much more. 
We offer all types of courses from manicure & pedicure, acrylic extensions, gel polish right through to advanced techniques like, sculpting, extreme nail shapes, one stroke nail art, aquarelle nail art and more. 
All our HD Educators have many years experience and many are multiple award winners, competition judges and all have their PTTLS/AET Teaching Qualifications, so you can be assured you're getting the highest standard of education. 
The nail industry is continuously moving forward with advancements in new products and techniques. We strive to keep up with these to always ensure that our students have the courses available to them to so they can keep up to date with the latest trends.
You can view more information on our team HERE
We currently offer all types of ABT accredited nail courses in the following areas
Thetford Norfolk
Swinton Manchester
Billericay Essex
Inverness Scotland
Our Team winning Nail Team of the year at the annual
Scratch Stars Awards in 2018 
Winners of the 2020/2021 Nail Team of the Year
 Our Team winning Nail Team of the year 2019 at the annual Scratch Star Awards 
Our Team winning the ULTIMATE NAIL TEAM award at the annual scratch stars awards, entering us into the HALL OF FAME