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Nail Tech Event of the Smokies

Smokies 1 Day Nail Show  Tickets for the 2021 show available NYE at 12:01am on 1/1/2021

Friday, July 9th, 2021: Extended Workshops (held offsite)

Saturday, July 10th, 2021: Workshops (9am-5pm) & Early Check-in for Show (Noon - 4pm; see FAQ's below)


*VIP Tickets: 9:00am - 5pm (EST)

All other tickets: 10:00am - 5pm

TICKETS at the door AVAILABLE for $75 CASH ONLY!

Monday, July 12th, 2021: Workshops (9:00am - 5pm)



Open to licensed beauty pro's, salon owners, beauty school students & instructors to shop wholesale for hand, foot & boutique salon products.


Workshops are not included in show ticket prices.

Pro beauty license or student documents + photo ID required by everyone at the door.


VIP Ticket Package $100

($7.72 Eventbrite ticket processing fee)
Limited to 150 licensed pro's (not available for students). Includes exclusive Sponsors VIP Gift Bag & VIP wrist band for 1 hour earlier entrance!

"First 50 Fastest" $45

($4.37 Eventbrite ticket processing fee)

Limited to the first 50 techs who purchase tickets at the 2011 price of only $45!

January - February $50

($4.67 Eventbrite ticket processing fee)

March - April $55

($4.98 Eventbrite ticket processing fee)

May - June 30th $65 till June 30th

($4.98 Eventbrite ticket processing fee)

Instructors registering
5+ Students/Instructors

($4.06 Eventbrite ticket processing fee)

Tickets end June 30th!

Sorry, but no Group discount at the door.

Beauty School Students  $50

($4.67 Eventbrite ticket processing fee)

Tickets end June 30th!

Sorry, but no student discount at the door.

FAQ’s Just for YOU!

Q: Is my ticket transferrable?

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.

Q: Can beauty school students attend?

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.


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.

Q: What is the "EARLY CHECK-IN"?

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.

Q: What is the "VIP Ticket Package"?

There are only 150 VIP Tickets for licensed beauty pro's (not available for students; must show pro license to receive) which include a VIP wrist band for 1 hour 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 10:00am (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.

Q: Can my spouse or family attend?

Unlicensed people may 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. Sorry, but we do not know of any day care providers. 

Unlicensed spouses/significant others must have their name on the salon license issued from your State Board or have salon business cards printed (not hand written) in their name showing they are a salon manager. NO EXCEPTIONS!

All licenses & photo ID MUST be shown during check-in. Otherwise they are not permitted to enter regardless of having purchased a ticket & will be turned away at the door - no refunds will be given

​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 taking up valuable space that nail techs need either.

Q: Can I sign up for Monday Workshop Classes DURING the show?


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.

Q: Will Classes be held outside of the Gatlinburg Convention Center?


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.

CLICK HERE for Friday's Sanctioned Extended Workshops

Q: How am I entered for the Door Prize drawings?

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.

Q: Is there a dress code?

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.

"When in doubt, don't wear it out"!  


 Still unsure?
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.

(Tap on image below & use code SMOKIES when placing order)