The Event changes yearly according to techs anonymous evaluation
forms. Please review this page so you'll know what to expect for 2013!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q.) Can we bring guests, children, or spouses?
A.) NO. This is a 'professionals only' Event. Be prepared to show your beauty license & photo ID !
Q.) Can I pay at the door because I missed the registration deadline?
A.) Yes, but it's CASH ONLY & you must show your professional beauty license along with a photo ID.
To streamline the registration process, please have those items out & ready to show!
Q. Can I get a refund because I can't attend now?
A.) No. You may sell your registration to another beauty professional. Please have them contact us to remove your
name from the guest list/replace it with theirs. They WILL need to show their professional license & photo ID!
Q.) How do I get a goodie bag?
A.) All attendees will receive an empty goodie bag & a booth map upon check-in. FREE nail goodies will be given to
you at participating booths WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
*These products are graciously donated by sponsoring nail companies who cannot afford to give away endless amounts!
*Examples of some 2012 Event goodie bag products. Product donations differ from year to year.
Q.) Since I can't attend now, can a friend pick up my goodie bag for me?
Q.) When should I arrive?
A.) The check-in process will begin at 10:00am (Eastern Time) with immediate Event entry. Factor in travel time
& arrive early for parking. The GCC does NOT have a parking lot! Nearby are paid parking lots ranging from $5 - $10.
Several paid parking lots are located on Historic Nature Trail
Q.) Where do we enter the Gatlinburg Convention Center?
A). Enter the GCC at the newer Mills Conference Center section, located on Historic Nature Trail (Traffic light #8).
Look for our sign & enter thru those doors. The 2013 Event will be in the fabulous Mills Auditorium room.
*date on sign is from 2012 Event!
Q.) What do I wear to The Event?
A.) Please wear business-casual, work appropriate clothing. Do NOT dress in hootchie club attire, please.
Dress for success! These candid photos will appear in trade magazines & on the web, so don't look ignorant.
Our motto: When in doubt, don't wear it out! Still unsure?
Here are some tasteful guidelines:
* Capris & walking shorts are fine.
* Mini skirts & Daisey Dukes are not!
* Cleavage needs to be kept under wraps, which includes the rear cleavage as well.
* Stomachs are not to be bared.
* Bras & underwear should be worn under your clothing.
* Clothing needs to fit your body, not be 2 sizes too small. We each have our
own "problem areas", be it fat rolls or cellulite. We don't need to see yours!
*actual photo taken at a beauty industry trade show!
*Remember - This is NOT an audition for TLC's "What Not to Wear"!
Please don't embarrass yourself or others!
* People caught violating the rules of common decency run the risk of seeing photos of
their unfortunate clothing choices posted on Facebook (a.k.a. "The Wall of Shame")!
Q.) Can we buy products at The Event?
A.) Yes, so bring cash (1's, 5's & 10's). Many booths also take credit cards. To sell or not to sell product is determined by
each nail company. All companies are encouraged to sell products!
Q.) Will there be food served at The Event?
A.) Yes! The GCC's catering firm will have food for sale in the foyer. Otherwise, many restaurants are located
within walking distance, but the GCC does NOT allow outside food to be brought in.
Beverage machines & water fountains are located near the restrooms & Classrooms!
Q.) Can I leave The Event & then come back?
A.) Yes. Keep your wrist band on & don't take it off until you're ready to leave for good. No wrist band = no entry!
Q.) Do I have to be present to win a door prize?
A.) Yes. The number on your wrist band must match the number on the drawn stub. Sorry, we can't mail prizes.
If the winning ticket isn't claimed within 5 minutes, another ticket stub will be drawn in its place.
Drawings will be from 4:00 - 5:00 pm only! Time your restroom breaks beforehand!
Q.) Is there a bag check area so I don't have to carry purchases?
Q.) Do I have to fill out an anonymous evaluation survey?
A.) Yes & No. Yes, if you want MORE FREE goodies! No, if you do not.
Without your input we don't know what you liked or disliked. We strive to meet your needs & honestly care about
your opinion. Make YOUR vote count for the following Event! Remember...this is YOUR Event, too!
When you're ready to depart:
* The anonymous forms will be at the registration desk.
* It's 11 simple YES or NO questions.
* Return it face down at the registration desk to receive MORE FREE nail products!
Q.) Can I sign up for Monday Workshop Classes during The Event?
A.) Yes, BUT pre-registration is strongly encouraged!
The risks of waiting are:
* the class sells out!
* the class is canceled due to lack of interest!
Q.) Can I get CEU's (Continuing Education Units) for taking the classes?
Q.) How can we continue to get BIGGER Door Prizes & MORE Goodie Bag products?
A.) On the "Company Sponsors" page are ALL participating company's web sites. Contact these companies to show your
appreciation for their generosity! These companies NEED your feedback before they stop donating to us!
*When ordering online or by phone, mention you found them at the Smoky Mtn. Event!
Tables full of Door Prizes from the many generous nail companies - 5th Event, 2012.
The Grand Prize - Shellac Rack was donated by CND for the 5th Event, 2012!
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
* The nail companies need to make a profit, otherwise they cannot afford to participate in future Events. The more
products they sell, the more likely they will return. Please delay buying your nail supplies until at The Event!
Reward the participating nail companies by purchasing products directly from them, plus avoid shipping charges!
* Bring plenty of business cards to exchange with others. There's no quicker way to be forgotten than to NOT have your
professional business cards with you!
* If you're interested in becoming an educator, mention it to your favorite company at The Event. They'll take
your contact info to pass on to their educational director.
* Introduce yourself to others, especially if you see someone alone. This is one way to make new friends & enlarge your
network of contacts. A great place to meet others is in Class or at Nail Talk Radio's Saturday night Meet & Greet!
Flying Saucer Pizza near the Space Needle. Subway across from the GCC. Bearland Grill near GCC.
The tech who came the furthest was Sangeeta, who flew from India just to attend this nails-only Event!
Sangeeta (left) & Jill Wright (Event Coordinator & Nail Tech).
4th Event- 2011