Nail Tech Event of the Smokies


Monday Workshop Classes - June 30th, 2014


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


Monday Workshop Classes-           June 30th, 2014            Gatlinburg Convention Center  




Classroom #1                     CND featuring Educators Kimberly Jones & Holly Schippers!  

                                                                        "Master Sculptor Brisa Gel Class"

Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm
*lunch break noon - 1pm

Price: $200

Rating: intermediate
(beginners & advanced welcome!)

For Details & To Register:


Visit Holly aka "The FingerNailFixer" Schipper's web site for all kinds of CND happenings -!tech-education/c7ro


Classroom #2
                                   Erica's ATA featuring Erica Schlabach!


Times:  9:00am - noon (1st Class)            "Electric File 101" 

Price: $65 
*$100 for both morning & afternoon classes!

Rating: beginner
*Class is designed for techs who know very little about e-files & want to see what all the hype is about.

When you’re just getting started with an e-file, do you REALLY know what you need or could you use a little help? We believe you should test out our products, ask questions & then make an educated decision on which tools will work for you. Our workshops are set up so ALL supplies will be provided, including electric files & bits. 

Learn how to:
  • operate an e-file safely
  • use a wide variety of bits for cuticle work, buffing & shaping, glitter, gel polish & callus removal. 
  • do's & don'ts of e-file usage
  •  e-file language
  • technique

Both classes are formatted to include:
  •  light lecture 
  • demonstrations  
  • plenty of hands on training, where each attendee can be coached along the way. 

We send out a survey after registration with detailed questions to identify strengths & areas that need improvement in order to create a workshop that is custom designed for our attendees. Workshops are kept small to maintain quality training per attendee.  

 Attendees must bring:

  •  practice rods with nail extensions 
  • OR hands with product applied to them in advanced (the uglier the better).


To Register: or 614-895-7181





Classroom #2                                       Erica's ATA featuring Erica Schlabach!                                                                                                 

                                                                            "Electric file for Pedicures"

Times: 1:00 - 5:00pm (2nd Class) 

Price: $65
*$100 for both morning & afternoon classes!

Rating: beginner, intermediate & advanced  
*Class is designed for techs who know very little about e-files & want to see what all the hype is about.

Attendees will BOTH give & be given an e-file pedicure in order to clear up any questions about being on either side of the chair. Grinding down thick flakey heals & cracked calluses can be eliminated with a few bits & a little technique.

Those "OMG" feet can quickly become "Ooh La La" feet! E-files pedicures are a great way to save you time, money & energy. Attendees don't need to bring a thing.

We strongly recommend all attendees to NOT do foot maintenance for 4 weeks on themselves so there's plenty of work to be done on the day of the workshop.

To register: contact Erica at or (614) 895-7181







Classroom #3                             Atwood Industries featuring Educator Nicole Knight! 

                                                                          "Electric Filing Tricks of the Trade"

Times:  10:00am - 4:00pm
*lunch break 12:30 - 1:30pm at Bones BBQ Joint across from the GCC, compliments of Atwood Industries! 

Price: $100
Rating: beginner, intermediate & advanced  
*Class size limited to 12 techs!

This electric filing workshop has something for everyone! Nicole will teach some “tricks of the trade” guaranteed to help each attendee with speed, efficiency, & quality of work.  Nicole will help each individual with their own issues & discuss those areas that seem to bother the majority of nail techs across the board.  

Each attendee will file a set of nails with Atwood’s new bits & learn the best ways to improve their own individual game. Pedicures will also be incorporated into this workshop & Nicole will demonstrate some new ways to help each person master their trade.

Techs need to bring:

  • everything needed to create a set of nails!                                                      
  • Anything electric file related that you don't already have can be purchased for 10% less than Event deals!

To Register: contact Bruce Atwood -                     (800) 451-6733     





Classroom #4                Masterworks by Amy Becker featuring Educator Kira Frazier & Amy!

  "3-D Gel Art"

Times:  9:00am - 5:00pm
*lunch break noon - 1pm

Price: $150

Rating: beginner, intermediate, & advanced   

 Details & to Register:






Classroom #5                        Designer Nail Products featuring owner Pamela Thompson!                                         

                                                         "It's a Jungle Out There" - Hands-on Nail Art Seminar

Times:  9:00am - 5:00pm    
*lunch break noon - 1pm

Price: $150
Rating: beginner, intermediate & advanced

It's a jungle out thereso let Designer Nail Products be your tour guide!  You'll learn:

  • foil art
  • glitter french designs
  • stiletto nails
  • dots & stripes
  • acrylic 3-D flowers
  • color acrylic designs
  • rhinestone art
  • straw swirl designs
  • spikes & bows
  • and much, much more!

But wait......…  you'll also receive a Designer Nail Art kit with "ALL" the materials ($100 value) needed to complete these fantastic nail art designs! 

 Attendees must bring:  

  • absolutely nothing!
  • everything is provided!
  • no hand models needed!
  • discounted products available in class!

Details & To Register: 






Classroom #6                        Light Elegance featuring Educator Jayne Berger & Darcy Olin!

                                                         "Light Elegance Total Tour" & "Professional Shaping & Extensions"

Times:  9:00am - 5:00pm
*lunch break from noon - 1:00pm

Price: $90
*includes lunch!
*Class is FREE when you purchase $200 of LE products during The Event!

Rating: beginner, intermediate & advanced   

Earn credit for both the LE 101: Light Elegance Total Tour & LE: 201 Professional Shaping & Extensions classes in one full day of education! The AM half of the class features a complete introduction to the Light Elegance product line as well as numerous demos using LE UV Glitter Gels & Color Gels, P⁺ Soak-off Gel Polishes & Glitter Gels as well as shaping basics using forms and tips.

The PM half of the class will be the LE 201: Professional Shaping & Extensions class which features hands-on work. Students will learn to master various nail shapes as well as nail extensions using both forms & tips. 
LE Educators Jayne Berger & Darcy Olin will be teaching the class together, which is a rare treat for all that attend!  

*Students will be contacted with a list of items to bring after they sign up for the class.

To Register:   Cassie at (541) 526 - 1417    or







   Classroom #7                                 Akzentz gels featuring Educator Jessica Hoel! 

                                                                                                                "Pro-Formance Gels" 


Times:  9:00am - 3:00pm
Price: $50
*Akzentz gel kit included!

Rating: intermediate 

Experience our NEW UV/LED Pro-Formance Gels!  This product is created with Diamond Strength Technology to give incredibly strong nails that are even stronger than our Classic UV Gels.   Amazing workability, these self leveling gels are designed in mind for the busy tech who does nails every day!  

Learn how to create natural looking French Sculptured Nails with our new Pro-formance Gels, as well as how to use them with our Options & Luxio color lines to give customers the 30 day manicure! 

 Attendees must bring:       all nail implements used to create a set of nails.

Register:                  (800) 720 - 7833     






Classroom #8                           Be Creative Inspired by Sam Biddle            featuring Educator Tammi Merritt!


                                                                                       "Think Outside the Box Nail Art Workshop"

Times:  9:00am - 4:00pm
*lunch break noon - 1pm

Price: $150
Rating: beginner, intermediate & advanced

*Be Creative Certificate will be awarded to attendees.
*Class size limited to 15 techs!

Attendees will be working with the Be Creative range Arabella Forms, Gel & Acrylic, Nail Art Pen, Pigments, Inspiration Developing skills, Gel Paint application, Colour fading Encapsulation, Creating Salon viable designs, Embellishments Stickers & so much more… 

  • You will learn to create quick, easy and profitable salon viable designs! 
  • Discover the secrets of working smart with the amazing Be Creative Gel Paints! 
  • Create nail art like the pro’s using the fabulous & ingenious Nail Art Pen!  
  • Let us show you how to make fast & effective embellishments with the Arabella Fantasy Forms! 
  • Be inspired by our stunning pigments & give yourself a whole new range of nail design ideas to offer your clients!  
  • A Be Creative workshop is perfect for those looking to brush up their design skills, wanting to incorporate more salon viable designs into their repertoire, or just considering dipping their toes into a world of color!  

Be Creative does not manufacture or sell any core brands (Acrylic, Gel, or Gel polish) & is meant to compliment the brands you are currently using.  Attendees will be working on tips provided in the class, so there is no need to remove any product or beautiful demo nails they receive at The Event.

Attendees must bring: A complete list of supplies needed for the class will be provided to registered attendees. 

To Register:     Tammi Merritt at     mobile: 865-254-8059   
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Classroom #9                                    OPI featuring Educator Norma Sproles!

                                                                         "Bling on the Money"  with OPI GelColor & Lacquer Art! 

Times:  9:00am - noon                                    

Price:  FREE to the first 12 techs who sign up at the OPI booth during The Event!
Rating: beginner to intermediate 

Turn the hottest nail trends into cash with fast, easy add-on nail design services! Learn how to turn the iconic colors of OPI into a profitable business through fun techniques using OPI Nail Lacquer & GelColor by OPI.

If you can imagine it, you can create it with OPI! You will leave with lots of knowledge, confidence & even more OPI goodies (additional working product will be provided)!

This is a hands-on class, so get ready to have fun using yourselves & each other as models!

Attendees must bring:  NOTHING! 

To Register:      must sign up at the OPI booth during The Event (limited to 12 techs)!








 Classroom #9                                               NASP featuring Educator Deb Bourque!

                                                                                                "Pedicure Plus Program:  B/S Brace Class"

Times:  1:00pm - 5:00pm
*lunch break noon - 1pm

Price: $49
Certificate will be awarded upon completion of class!
*$49 will be deducted from Brace kits purchased at the class!
Rating: beginner to intermediate   

Do your clients suffer from painful toe nails, involuted toe nails or callus build-up in the nail groove?  Update your techniques & knowledge by joining Deb Bourque, NASP lead educator in the US, for a four hour workshop on the revolutionary corrective magnetic brace system.  

The B/S Brace system is an innovative non-surgical corrective technique that:  

  •    Alleviates pain and discomfort associated with curved & involuted toe nails!
  •    Helps correct curvature of the nail!
  •    Simple, fast, & painless with no down time!
  •    Noticeable pain-relieving results in days!

Seminar Includes:

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

“Educate-Differentiate-Elevate” - Enhance your techniques & increase your revenue!

Preview of BS Brace video -

To Register or for more information call (855) 622-NASP(6277) or email Vicki Malo





Classroom #10                            Elite Beauty Supplies featuring owner Cherie Byklum & Diane MacQuoid!

 Times:  9:00am - noon (1st Class)          " Elite Gel System "

Price: $75
Rating: beginner to intermediate  

Times: 1:00 - 5pm (2nd Class)                  " Elite Acrylic System "

Price: $75
Rating: beginner to intermediate  

Cherie Byklum and Diane MacQuoid are excited to share their new line of Elite gels & acrylics, which are formulated to allow techs to work quickly & uniquely! See the stunning color options of Elite's beautiful pigments, blingy glitter & new UV/LED gel paints!  

Make more money by maximizing your time & set yourself apart from the others by learning to customize your own colors. Both of Elite’s owners being nail techs with business degrees, they understand what techs need! 

Register for 1st Class:

Register for 2nd Class:







Classroom #11                         La Palm featuring educators Tracy Wilcox & Alena Clark!  



                                         "Gel II Technique and Artistry Certification"  featuring Tracy Wilcox

Times:  9:00am - 12:00pm (1st Class) 

Price: $75
Receive a Gel II Certification & Gel II Mini Starter Kit! 

Rating: intermediate   

Invitation to workshop included with purchase of Gel II Starter Kit ($300) 

Kit Includes:
  • 5 Gel II colors of Choice
  • 1 40G LED Cordless Lamp
  • 1 Xtreme Shine Top Coat
  • 1 Super Shine Cleanser
  • 1 Gentle Soak Remover
  • 1 box Remover Wraps (10 sets)

Tracy Wilcox presents Gel II™, the no base-coat gel, application techniques & shows step-by-step advanced art to add to your repertoire using Gel II™ signature colors & the Reaction Color-Changing collections!
What You Get:

  • Gel II Application Certification 
  • Advanced art training using Gel II
  • Gel II Mini Starter Kit (3 Gel colors, 1 Xtreme Shine Top Coat, Cleanser, Remover, & Remover Wraps)
What to Bring:
  • your artistry tools 
  • implements
  • brushes

For more information about Gel II visit

Register online:
(professional Log-in is required)

Registration at Gel II Booth, too!





"Pure Organics: Beyond the Pedicure Throne - Income Producing Opportunities for Beauty & Spa Pro's"  featuring Alena Clark

Times:  1:00pm - 3:00pm (2nd Class)

Price: $75
Receive a Pure Organics Certification & Spa Starter Kit 

Rating: intermediate   

Indulge in pure relaxation with the Spa Starter Kit from Pure Organics! Organically based & certified by Active Organics™. In this 100 minute hands “try-me” class, Leadership & Artistry Academy Lead National Educator Alena Clark will demonstrate different uses for Pure Organics & provide protocols for services across different spectrums of the beauty & spa industries.

What You’ll Get:
  • Introduction to Pure Organics / La Palm Spa Products
  • Hands on Demonstration of the Pure Organics 6 Step System
  • How to enhance profits & confidently building repeats/referrals.

For more information on Pure Organics visit

Register Online: (professional Log-in is required)

Registration at Gel II Booth, too!   




 Greenbrier Room                 KUPA/Beautiful Nails featuring Ann Chang & Yire Castillo 

                                                                       "Artfinity 3D Nail Art I Workshop" 

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00pm
*lunch break noon - 1pm  

Price: $199  
Receive a 3D nail art kit worth $200 plus an intensive workbook! 

Certificate- A certificate will be issued upon completion of class. The completion of this course pre-qualifies you to continue on to other advanced technique nail art workshops & future KUPA ACADEMY Certified Advance Training.

Rating: beginner, intermediate & advanced

Do you want to add value to your business? Gain unique artistic skills & learn the secret techniques to creating beautiful custom 3D nail enhancements. Excellent for any professional nail artist who wants to learn nail art techniques utilizing our Artfinity Professional products by Beautiful Nails.

Skills that you will learn:
  •  Artfinity nail techniques & styles
  • Composition of 3D acrylic designs
  • Foundation enhancements, glitter effects
  • Acrylic color applications
  • How to create flowers & basic 3D effects
  • How to apply 3D embellishments

 Your take home kit includes:

    Artfinity 3D Nail Art Kit l -  Elkmont Room   
  • 3D Sculpting Brush  
  • 6-1/4oz. Artfinity 3D Sculpting Powders
  •  2-1/4oz Glitter Effects
  • 2oz. Artfinity 3D Nail Art Monomer
  • Artfinity GLAZE Top Coat
  • 2-Dappen Dish
  • 3D Nail Art Demo DVD
  • Artfinity Class Workbook

    Divinity Foundation Kit -
  • 2 oz of Divinity Clear Powder  
  • 2 oz Divinity Structure Traditional Liquid 
  • 2 oz Divinity Structure Odorless Liquid
  • #8 Acrylic Sculpting Brush
  • 1/2 oz Love Nail Acidless Primer
  • 1/2 oz Peace Nail Prep
  • Shaper Buffer file
  • Divinity Pink & White Demo DVD

Register at:
or call 714-739-2081






 Elkmont Room
                                                                             NSI featuring Malinda Haggerty!

                                                                      “Let Our Secrets Become Your Secrets” 

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30pm
*lunch break noon - 1pm  

Price:  FREE!
Rating: beginner, intermediate & advanced

Create detailed nail designs with the brand new “My Little Secret” Nail Art Kit. The kit was specifically designed for Nail Techs of any skill level to easily create stunning professional nail art. We will introduce you to all the products featured in the kit including:
  • Secrets Shades 
  • Secrets Design Gels
  • Secrets Sparkles
  • Secrets Prism Paints
  • all the implements needed to use them! 

This is a hands on class! Prepare to sample products on yourselves & others. Learn the secret to cutting edge nail art! 

Attendees Must Bring:   Nothing!   

To Register: Please email Malinda Haggerty  OR sign up at the NSI Booth during The Event!




                                               *NO MORE CLASSROOMS ARE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR! 


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