Hi my name is Melanie Lewendon and I’ve been a nail technician and beauty therapist for 13 years. Training with many different educators from all over the world. I have learned a lot of different applications and techniques, along with teach training, I have put this education to good use. Opening up my nail academy I now support, mentor and teach, not just nail technology, but beauty, lashes and nail art (my secret love)
I hope to bring you the same level of education I have experienced and share with you all I have learned.
Edu-Mat courses – because education mat-ters
NOW AVAILABLE the brand new Mixed media mat & Course.
Fresh out the box , you can make this awesome mixed media keepsake! This fully working suitcase will take you through the steps of making fantasy/mixed media with your nail products and a few clever household objects !
The class along with the edumat will guide you through each step of the process where you will learn all about your mediums and how they work and get help with painting and sizing and some inside comp tips.
The aim is to give you more understanding of what our nail products do. Wether it’s to get into competing or just for fun this course will give you a great footing to success and change your salon work for the better. Alongside the tutorial you will get a full booklet and edumat and a small kit containing the tiny elements you will need so You can get cracking straight away with your own products
This course is launching very soon, but don’t miss the special offer we have for the launch.
This first ever Mixed media guide which measures everything, lines, sizes shapes, plus get a bits and bobs box with your mat. The best bit (aside from the bits and bobs,) is the video course where you get a complete practicl guide to make this magical suitcase, complete with a light up potion bottle.
The course take you through every aspect of the build, along with alternatives in application methods, gel verses acrylic.
Just pop in your email and you might just find a magical price tag especially for you.
Hi my name is Melanie Lewendon and I’ve been a nail technician and beauty therapist for 13 years.
I have recorded courses for Be Inspired online with Sam Biddle because online education is our future, as along as we present a strong professional foundation for the online courses, owe can still learn a lot. Giving us more access to things we maybe couldn’t have tried before.
Being innovative with education, and developing a range of products to help students achieve great nail application and art is something which drives me. Edu mats is a new concept to education, combining online and face to face education with the right tools to do the job. The mats bring a comfort and helps achieve competence in any given application with ease. I have the tools, products and answers to help anyone achieve their best. I have developed my own teaching style which I feel gets the best out of my students , learning should be fun and not a chore.
Training with many different educators from all over the world. I have learned a lot of different applications and techniques, along with teach training, I have put this education to good use. Opening up my nail academy I now support, mentor and teach, not just nail technology, but beauty, lashes and nail art (my secret love)
I’ve had the honour of being published in Scratch magazine, and having entered Scratch stars award for three years in a row been a finalist in the mixed media category every time. In 2016 I was awarded Babtac nail technician of the year and I have won many awards in competitions all around the UK and Ireland. I feel that competing makes us stronger and gives us confidence in our own skills. I do encourage my students to embrace their inner champion and strive to step out of their comfort zone.
Along side my Mats I have also developed a brand of nail art brushes and co own a small nail art distribution line. As a sub distributor supplying Mystic Nails products to the UK and I am also a Nailchemy educator.
Some might say I am the star of the Mel and Sam show, but we all know it is Sam Biddle who runs the show. I am blessed to have fun with my co host of this hugely successful and popular show, which goes live twice a month on Facebook. Check out the mel and sam show page for previous recording coming soon we shall be launching the mel and sam show podcast too.
AWARDS WON BY MEL
- Nail technician of the year finalist EHABA 2014/2015/2016
- Babtac nail technician of the year 2016 winner
- Babtac large salon of the year runner up 2016
- English hair and beauty awards winner Salon of the year 2014
- English hair and beauty awards beauty therapist finalist 2016
- Sebta 2nd place RUNNER UP / finalist 2011
- World skills winners HEAT/FINAL 2011/2012
- World skills national uk/ireland final 2nd place 2011
- Photographic 3rd place Manchester 2017 (theme decades)
- Scratch stars mixed media finalist London 2018
- Photographic 2nd place London 2018 (theme mythical creatures)
- Boxed art 2nd place Ireland 2018 (theme careers)
- Boxed art 2nd place Ireland 2019 (theme royal ballet)
- Scratch stars mixed media finalist 2019
- Birmingham beauty uk Design a disc 1st place winner 2019
- Manchester pro beauty Boxed Art 1st place winner 2019 (theme festive season)
- Scratch Stars mixed media finalist 2020/21
The Edu Mats are designed and developed by, me, Melanie Lewendon with a triple whammy of learning styles
The Edu mats are a complete interactive package which give nail pro’s an opportunity to improve and up skill on the fundamentals of nail art and nail application. Complete with an online course, a full workbook, support group and feedback, each package comes complete with a work mat, to fine tune the skills on each step by step lesson.
The edu mats give nail artists a way to focus on key fundamentals around nail art like One stroke & Fine lines. But it also gives nail professionals the opportunity and ability to perfect their Acrylic application skills as well.
Not just any ordinary mat, the Edu mats are 21x29cm and fully wipeable and reusable. The material of the Edu mats will mimic the surface that the technique should be performed on. Double sided with easy to follow exercises inline with the online course it comes with. From Basic exercises to intermediate, each process is unique, developed and designed by Melanie Lewendon.
The workbook is broken down into clear concise sections containing all relevant health and safety info that correlates to your chosen mat and technique. There is depth information about the products you will be using and Contains full colour illustrations and images, coasting with the online course this visual aide explains the technique, and shows you how to complete the individual exercises.
Working with the Edu mat the process, application and technique is filmed in step by step detail, from loading your brush, showing the consistency of your product and highlighting the pitfalls of the application.
Aside from the blurb aobe this is an entertaining and unique course, which comes complete with the mat and the workbook.
Get lifetime access to a full online learning group where there is support and additional education.