Those who can...teach

Learn how with the Skullen Girl Gang

Skullen came from pretty humble beginnings & we like to think we’re living proof of what can be achieved by fierce women, determined to make their mark. Developed in 2013 from our front room, we’re now the leading creative nail art studio in the north east with a team of unique & dedicated artists.

Sharing is caring though right? So we like to spread the knowledge we’ve picked up over the last eleven years. If you are serious about changing the way you live & work, we have the experience to push you on. It doesn’t just end when you leave the studio mind, we continue to offer support & guidance as your nail art begins to catch light.

We’re dead canny like.

Here's what we offer

Gel Extension Workshop - £50

Ready to learn nail extensions without the aggro of acrylic?  You have come to the right place…

Using our brand new, pre-buffed, flexible extension system we’ll teach you how we do it in a fraction of the time and with a whole lot less mess

Join our small group sessions run by our Creative Director Nicole in our Quayside studio for a fun, informal workshop session

We’ll cover nail prep, extension / adhesion, shaping & gel application and at the end of the day you’ll take away a 240pc set of our new Skullen ‘Straight to Length’ tips plus our special glue pen (RRP £15)

Check the Shop page for upcoming availability.

121 Intensive Masterclass - £POA

Study alongside the North East leading nail art team & take your skills to the next level

We’ll work with you to help plot a path to a real, sustainable improvement in every aspect of your nail game

Nail prep & care, extensions, in house artwork techniques, social media management & more

If it’s worth knowing we’ll teach it

We’ve delivered tailored training packages to large groups from Newcastle & Middlesbrough College so please get in touch to begin building your very own bespoke training package


Tooth Gem Training - £700

Tooth gems are kind of a big deal right now…

Skullen has seen a 125% increase in treatments over the past 12 months. We’ve been featured in the national press and it’s only getting bigger.

That’s why we’ve developed our CPD accredited tooth gem application course so that you can get in on the action.

We’ll work with you to cover preparation, application and after care. Help you to understand trends in the industry and give you an in depth insight into client expectations.

Enrolment is now open for training in May 2024 with strictly places limited

Divn take our word for it...

“I have just completed a 2 day nail art course with Nic in the fabulous & unique Skullen studio. Nic is incredibly skilled and her wealth of knowledge is phenomenal, the training was incredibly valuable and I am so pleased I booked it.

I left feeling much more confident in my knowledge as a nail artist and in myself . She has even inspired me to expand my knowledge/qualifications further by taking on other courses.

Nicoles skills as an educator are profound, she has an amazing ability to create such a safe and open environment within her studio in which I was able to relax, comfortably ask questions and share opinions & techniques .

I 100% recommend the Skullen team for all their services.”