Welcome to Creative Academy Stratford upon Avon


Creative Academy Stratford upon Avon offers award -winning CND education, provided by award-winning CND Education Ambassador Gemma Pinfield-Thomas.  Coupled with over thirteen years' working experience in the beauty industry, Gemma has a calm, approachable manner, great communication skills and a desirable ability to put her students at ease, allowing them to relax and learn more efficiently.


Gemma works as a session technician at London Fashion Week with Liza Smith's LS Runway Team, and has also provided CND Shellac and Minx manicures to athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Her passionate students include the staff at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro (Leicestershire), Aqua Sana, Center Parcs UK, Gaia Spa and The InterContinenetal Hotel at the O2 Arena.


All classes in the CND education syllabus are available at this intimate academy, a short drive from Stratford upon Avon, from complete beginners all the way through to Master classes, which will award you with enviable CND Master status and enable you to charge a premium price for your services.


All beginner courses not only equip you with the skills and knowledge to start your own business or obtain salon employment, but also come with kit, to ensure you have products to get you started.  All courses are fully accredited, enabling you to obtain insurance to work on the public as soon as you are qualified.


For qualified manicurists/nail technicians already working in the industry, or for those who have been out of the industry for a while, we still have courses tailored to your needs.  Our ever-popular short 'conversion' courses offer the perfect solution for technicians wishing to build on their skills and whilst using the most desired and envied products in the industry.  For existing CND technicians, we have a range of skill-building classes; these are perfect for learning new skills, meeting other technicians, and committing to your continued professional development.  If you require a bespoke service, one to one education can also be provided for you, with classes tailored to your individual needs.


All CND education in the UK and ROI is regulated by Sweet Squared LLP, the authorised distributor of CND products.  To verify the validity of an advertised training provider, please feel free to contact one of the Academy Advisors in Education on 0845 210 6060.  Alternatively, to view CND Education Ambassador profiles, or the UK CND Education Programme, refer to