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*Heck no, we never sell, rent or share your contact info because we believe in karma! We only keep in touch with you no more than 1-2X times per month so we don't wear out our welcome.
Smokies Nail Show TICKET SALES: Jan. 1st until June 15th
*pro beauty license or student documents + photo ID required at the door
Friday, July 10th: Extended Workshops (offsite)
Saturday, July 11th: Workshops (9am-5pm) & The Gala (7pm-9:30pm)
*Early Check-in on Saturday is from Noon - 4pm
SUNDAY, JULY 12th: THE 1 DAY NAIL SHOW
*VIP Hours: 9am - 5pm (EST)
All other tickets: 9:30am - 5pm
Monday, July 13th: Workshops
*Workshops & The Gala costs are not included in show ticket prices.
Workshops are optional to customize your educational extravaganza for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days of fun (plus make it a tax write-off family vacation, too). Open to licensed beauty pro's, salon owners, beauty school students & instructors to shop wholesale for hand, foot & boutique salon products.
($7.72 Eventbrite ticket processing fee)
Limited to 100 licensed pro's (not available for students). Includes exclusive Sponsors VIP Gift Bag & VIP wrist band for earlier entrance!
"First 50 Fastest" SOLD OUT!
($4.37 Eventbrite ticket processing fee)
FAQ’s Just for YOU!
A: YES! But not refundable.
We cannot make name changes for you due to lack of time on our part. Eventbrite has 4 simple step instructions on how to transfer your ticket into another licensed beauty pro's name AND their email address.
To prohibit the fraudulent reselling of 1 ticket multiple times, the name on the ticket MUST match the name on the beauty license &/or photo ID shown at check-in.
Marriage/divorce name changes occur & will be taken into consideration if your photo ID matches your first name & your face. Sorry but licenses held in escrow are not up-to-date & cannot be admitted.
Paper beauty licenses of any size or photo of your license on your phone is acceptable as long as they are easily readable.
A: YES! "Student" = already taking classes at a beauty school PRIOR to the show date. If you're enrolled AFTER the show date, sorry but you cannot attend this year & we welcome you to join us the following year once you are licensed.
AT THE DOOR:
All Students must show photo ID + student ID or documents with beauty school letterhead indicating they are a current or recently graduated student. No group or student discounts are given at the door ($75 CASH ONLY).
No documents = No entry even if you purchased a ticket.
*Sorry, but apprentices cannot be admitted.
A: Gain rapid entry to the show floor when the Gatlinburg Convention Center opens Sunday by getting your wrist band 1 day in advance (Eventbrite tickets OR cash ticket sales)!
When: Saturday prior to Sunday's show.
Time: NOON - 4:00pm ONLY
Where: Registration window inside the Mills Center (newer part of the GCC) facing Historic Nature Trail.
*FREE product samples as they last
If you lose or forget to wear your wrist band to the show, a new one MUST be purchased for $75 CASH ONLY to gain entry.
*Sorry, no exceptions due to the high probability of reselling "lost" tickets.
There are only 100 VIP Tickets for licensed beauty pro's (not available for students; must show pro license to receive) which include a VIP wrist band for 30 minute earlier entry at 9:00am & a big VIP Gift Bag of Sponsors products!
That means no standing outside in a long line waiting to get in when show doors open for all other ticket types at 9:30am (EST).
VIP Gift Bags & wrist bands may be picked up during the "Early Check-in" process on Saturday from Noon - 4:00pm, so you'll have 1 day to test your nail products & choose your favorites to purchase more at the show!
On Sunday at 9:00am (EST): show your VIP wristband (if you did Early Check-in) or VIP show ticket (printed or on your phone) to the guards at the door to enter.
If you missed the Early Check-In on Saturday, then you will need to check in at the Registration Window inside the GCC on the morning of the show.
*VIP Gift Bag & wrist band must be picked up by the ticket holder; must show photo ID & pro beauty license to receive.
**Sorry, but no one else may pick up nor do the check-in process for you; VIP Gift Bags cannot be mailed nor held over till next year if you cannot attend.
Unlicensed people can NOT enter the show floor because they take up valuable space needed around booths for the beauty pro's. This includes no strollers nor babies being carried, too. Sorry, but we do not know of any day care providers.
If your unlicensed spouse/significant other is an owner of the salon, he/she must have their name on the salon license issued from your state. All licenses & photo ID are to be shown during check-in.
No license = No enter
Yeah, we know.....our significant others help pay our salon bills, too, but that still doesn't qualify them as "salon owners" & they will not be on the show floor either.
MAYBE or MAYBE NOT!
These hands-on Workshops normally sell out months before the show date. Register with each Company NOW for the classes that will help advance your career the most. Companies need to know in advance how many kits & Certificates to ship.
These do not count for CEU's.
YES & NO!
Only SANCTIONED Extended Workshops will be held offsite & those are listed on our web site with directions, plus links to register.
The piggybacking of offsite classes before/after our show weekend is taken very seriously. This sneaky & unethical behavior hurts ALL legitimate participating companies by causing them to lose money to "educators" trying to make a quick buck from our show attendees.
Ultimately, Companies losing money on Workshops will not return again. No Companies = No show.
On attendees wrist bands are numbers & a detachable tag with the same matching numbers. Upon check-in, the wrist band goes on your wrist & the detached tag goes into a bucket for the Door Prize drawings.
Drawing times are 11:30am, 1:30pm & the Grand Prize is at 4:00pm.
Prizes are chosen randomly in advance by our Event Team & displayed at the Registration window. Listen for numbers called over the loudspeaker & come forward to have your wrist band numbers matched against the tag drawn.
We realize you may be outside smoking, eating or in the restroom when numbers are called. All unclaimed numbers will be posted on a DRY ERASE BOARD for YOU to check at the REGISTRATION WINDOW before 4:00pm.
Due to time constraints (and because it would be super annoying for everyone to hear) we cannot continually announce number after number with a 3-5 minute wait time between each number called until someone FINALLY claims a prize.
At 4:00pm ALL unclaimed prizes will be forfeited & put towards future Smokies Show promotional contests.
We will continue to draw until someone wins the Grand Prize sponsored by American International Industries & AML Distribution.
*Winner is responsible for shipping prize if it cannot be taken with them. Door prize winners are ineligible for the Grand Prize drawing; we cannot hold prizes for you.
Please wear business-casual appropriate clothes.
DO NOT dress in hootchie club attire. Dress for respect.
Candid photos will appear in trade magazines & on social media.
Please make an effort to represent our nail industry with class & dignity.
Here are some tasteful guidelines:
Capris & walking shorts are fine.
Mini skirts & Daisy Dukes are NOT.
Stomachs & rear "cleavage" are not to be bared.
Bras & underwear should be worn under your clothing.
Please don't embarrass yourself or others by looking ignorant.
Dress professionally at this business function.