Nail Tech Event of the Smokies


Monday Workshop Classes - July 13, 2015


  • Monday Workshop Classes are limited in size & the cost is determined by each educator or nail company.  
  • Contact each company to register via their contact info below.  
  • Nail companies reserve the right to cancel classes due to low registration, so don't wait to register! 
  • Some classes will be held offsite due to limited classroom availability at the GCC!
  • Unless otherwise stated, these classes do NOT count for Continuing Education (CE's)!                



Classroom #1:             Jaime Schrabeck, Ph.D. (Precision Nails) & Tina Alberino (This Ugly Beauty Business) 

  9:00am - noon: "Expand Your Business" - Prepare yourself for one of the biggest challenges in the beauty industry: 
                                   being a competent boss! 

    1:00 - 4:00pm: "Reputation is Everything" - Managing your online reputation may not be a priority, but it should 
                                 be for every salon professional and business owner. 

Register & info



Classroom #2:                         MediNail Learning Center - Dr. Spalding, DPM

                                                                     "Safe Salon Certification Course"
                                  5 Simple Steps to a 5 Star Safe Salon using 

  9:00am - 11:00am
  FREE Class!

   The focus of this course is to provide the advanced education prerequisite for the Safe Salon Certification.
    Techs will learn:
  • Consumer Education - Safe Salon Rating Mobile App        
  • Advanced Online Education & Concepts
  • Hand washing,standard precautions & disposables    
  • Scope Of Practice (SOP) & Referrals      
  • Autoclaves,  heat sterilizers, liquid disinfectants & ultrasonic cleaners
Certification of course completion will be given at the end of the class.

 Register & info:


Classroom #3:               Light Elegance    -   Two Great Options, One Great Day!

                                                   Featuring Educators Jayne Berger & Darcy Olin!

9:00am - 4:30pm   
(lunch break from noon - 1:00pm; lunch included)

LE 101:  "The Light Elegance Total Tour" -  Jayne Berger  
LE 201: "Professional Shaping & Extensions" -  Jayne Berger

9:00am - 4:30pm   
(lunch break from noon - 1:00pm; lunch included)

LE 301: "Let’s Get Colorful & Play"  -  Darcy Olin
LE 401: "Senior Seminar & Evaluation"  -  Darcy Olin

Register & info:



Classroom #4:                                      Erica's ATA featuring Erica Schlabach

  9:00am - noon: "Electric File 101" (beginners to intermediate) – What's the big hype about e-files? Come see, learn &                                                                                                                                 experience how e-files save you time & money!

  1:00 – 4pm: "Electric File Waterless Pedicure" (all levels) – Come learn how your e-file can totally transform the                                                                                                                         way you do pedicures for all clients, including the elderly!

*Includes 40% off nail & pedicure bits, plus upon completion of class an Erica’s ATA E-File certificate!

Register & info:



Classroom #5:       Designer Nail Products  - "Trendy Money Nail Artistry! 
                                                                        Featuring owner Pamela Thompson!
9:00am - 4:45pm
(lunch break from noon - 1:00pm)

Cost:  $150
*Includes FREE rhinestone nail tech T-shirt & nail art kit ($100 value)!

Designer Nail Products will teach you step-by-step all the money making new trends in nail art that will increase your bottom line & make you the most popular nail tech in your area!!!!!   

Register & info:



Classroom #6:                 Masterworks by Amy Becker featuring Educator Kyra Frazier!

9:00am - noon:      "Gel Basics & Filing/Finishing" - beginners to advanced techs; Masterworks Certificate!

 Register & info:

1:00 - 4:00pm:     "3D Gel Art"  - beginners to advanced techs; 3D Master Gel Paint Certificate upon completion!  

Register & info:


Classroom #7:                            Elite Beauty Supplies  - "ART-nado!"

                                                            Featuring Educator Renee Parnell! 


(Part One) 
9:00am - noon 
beginner to intermediate - alcohol ink nails plus more!

*Includes:  nail art kit worth $80 with everything you need for class!

Register & info: 

(Part Two)
1:00pm - 4:45pm 
beginner to intermediate  - Airbrushing

BONUS: you'll learn to not only use your airbrush for designing nails, but also to apply cosmetics! 

*Includes:  your very own personal airbrush, compressor, hoses & power supply, airbrush paint pallet, airbrush cleaner, plus your own custom matched foundation!
Register & info: 

Both Part 1 & Part 2
9:00am - 4:45pm
(lunch break from noon - 1:00pm)

Register & info:   



Classroom #8:                      Famous Names Products   -  "IBX Certification Course"
                                                                          Featuring Educator Pam Black!

9:00am - noon
1:00 - 4:00pm
       You'll experience an in-depth demo & then master your IBX technique in a hands-on learning environment; practice more advanced techniques to help your clients develop stronger natural nails from the inside out, too! 

Cost: $45 
*Includes an IBX Starter Kit!
 Attendees must bring:   UV or LED lamp, extension cord, heat source (table lamp or hair dryer), cleanser, wipes & if
                                                   they choose files, Dadi'Oil, bottom/top coat.

Register & info:       See for more class info!


Classroom #9:                   "Master Architect featuring Retention+ Acrylic Liquid & Powder"
Educators Holly Schippers & Kimberly Jones!

 9:00am - 4:45pm
(lunch break from noon - 1:00pm)

*Includes an exclusive CND Black Patent bag, branded dowel set, Certificate & salon referral on CND website!

Sale ends:   June 22nd, 2015 or when class sells out!

Register & info:



Classroom #10:                                       LCN Barefoot Training & Certification  

                                                                   Featuring Educator Educator Athena Elliott!
9:00am - 3:00pm
(lunch break from noon - 1:00pm) 

On sale now for only $149!
*Includes Barefoot Try Me Kit, Certification & Barefoot Salon Finder listing on LCN website!

Register & info:     



Classroom #11:                 The Profiles Girls - Keeping It Real with the Basics!

                     Co-owners Traci Dungan & Ami McClure, featuring "Nail'd It" winner Ashley Craig!


9:00am - noon:  "Perfect Pink & Whites" - It all starts with a good, structured, sculptured acrylic nail! 

1:00 - 4:00pm: "Bling it On!" - Learn acrylic layering techniques with colored acrylics, gels, acrylic paints & 3-D art! 

Register & info:



Greenbrier Room:
       Akzentz gels featuring Educator Jessica Hoel!

9:00am - noon: LED Hard Gels - Amazing Akzentz chemists have created luxurious hard gels that cure in 1/4 of the
                              time of old UV gels! Learn to create fabulous pink & white extensions, plus layer the hard gels with
                              Options or Luxio colors to create the ultimate 30 day Manicure!  

1:00 - 4:00pm: Gel art using Gel Play & 3d gel powder - Learn easy salon designs that you can apply quickly to
                             increase your profit in the salon!

Prices: $50 for one class OR $75 for both

*Includes Akzentz gel kit!

 Attendees must bring:   LED or UV lamp, extension cord, tips & forms, plus all tools needed to create a set of gel nails.

Register & info:   (800) 720 - 7833


Elkmont Room:
     Crystal Nails    Featuring Henrietta Almasi, Guin Deadman, Phoenix VanDyke, Monika Cornier!

9:00 am - 4:30 pm 
Price: $175

"One Move Nail Art"
You will learn how to create well-known one move flowers & designs created by mixing & moving the one-move brush. You will also learn how to use the tools & techniques to create fine art for nails, as well as color & design theory.

"Gel Nail Art with ChroMe"
For those wishing to advance their nail art designs with Royal gel painting & ChroMe gel polish designs. On top of an enhancement this gel art course will show you ways of including gel nail art into your services.

Includes: an exclusive Crystal Nails Kit (Easy Powder Cover+, Easy Powder Pink+, Easy Powder White+, Royal Gel, One Step Crystalac), 0 short & One Move II+ art brushes, plus a holographic stamped internationally registered certificate!

To register: 
                            or call Judit Antos at (949) 903 - 3865. 



                                                  Wildflowers Nails  -  Featuring Creator Lauren Wireman 

                                                                                        "NailArt Bootcamp"

Class location outside of the GCC: 
Baskins Creek Condos
Meeting Room
215 Woliss Ln.
Gatlinburg, TN. 37738

9:00am - noon 
1:00pm - 4:00pm 

Cost:  $75
Includes: Product kit to create all 10 nail art looks, plus lots extra to take home & a Certificate of Completion!

Attendees must bring: 

Power Strip & extension cord 
UV or LED light 
Some of your favorite gel polish colors & topcoats
Table Lamp (optional)
Your best nail art brushes - stripers, fine brushes & a chubby one for glitter
Gel brush (if you use potted gel polishes)
A notebook & pen

You will learn:

 Looking for nail art that you can actually DO in the salon that's not tacky?  In this fun-paced hands-on class, the creator of Wildflowers Nails, Lauren Wireman will guide you through 10 new & unique nail designs that you can really do on your clients in under 10 minutes!  You will create ALL 10 NAILS YOURSELF under the direction of Lauren forever engraining them into your brain!! 

Register & info: 



                            Uniquely Created - owner Apryll Cook & DeJuan "Nail Swagg" Whitmore

                                                                                   "The Nail Art Series"

Class location outside of the GCC:
The Greystone Lodge on the River (formerly 'at the Aquarium')
Meeting Room
559 Parkway (Traffic light #5 at the Aquarium)
Gatlinburg, TN. 37738  

                                                                             "Solving the Nail Art Fears"
                                                                                 featuring Dejuan Whitmore

9:00am - noon 
Cost: $50.00 before June 25th
             $75.00 June 26th to July 12th

Register & info:  or  (901) 406 - 7821



                                                                                       "Nail Talk 101"
                                                                                   featuring Apryll Cook

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cost:  Free!

Trouble shooting & discussion of every day problems faced by nail techs in the salon. This class will also aide in building a "STANDING" clientele weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, plus adding new services, methods & products to your current personal salon repertoire, such as Spa Parties, Mobile Services & Pampering Parties.


                                                                  Hottest Nail Trends!  - "TIME IS MONEY"
                                                                                       featuring Apryll Cook

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cost:  $50.00 

Learn how to combine a full set of artificial nail preparation with a full set of nail art in one step. Why complete a full set of nails then a full set of nail art when you can do BOTH at the same time? 

Register & info:   or call Apryll Cook (586) 935 - 228 



                                                    IPA/NASP - Featuring Educator Debra Bourque

                                                         "Pedicure Plus Program:  B/S Brace Class"
                                                                                      featuring Debra Bourque

Class location outside of the GCC:
The Park Place Condos
Meeting Room
215 Ski Mountain Rd. (Traffic light #10, 1 block up on the LEFT)
Gatlinburg, TN. 37738  

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost:  $49
Includes Certificate of attendance!
BS Brace Kits will be available for purchase during class & class cost will be deducted from the price of the kit!  

The B/S Brace system is an innovative non-surgical corrective technique that:
  • Alleviates pain & discomfort associated with curved and involuted toe nails!
  • Helps correct curvature of the nail!
  • Simple, fast, and painless with no down time!
  • Noticeable pain-relieving results in days!  

You will learn:

  • Latest bracing techniques 
  • Theory, tips, and tricks for easy application
  • Introduction to the new “center-out” application 
  • Practical demonstrations and hands-on workshop

To Register or for more information call the IPA at (866) 326 - 7573



Contact these hotels with meeting space -  Hotels_with_meeting_space.pdf
74.4 KB

Companies should contact KATHY EVANS at the GCC to reserve/pay for Monday Workshop Classrooms:
                                                           (800) 343 - 1475  Ext 3109 


Website Builder