Nail Career Education and Nail Products

"THE EVENT TEAM" changes yearly & is comprised of FRIENDS & FAMILY using their own vacation time volunteering to help run this grassroots show on a shoestring budget while operating with NO DEBT nor credit cards.​​​

​Thanks to the great word of mouth referrals from nail techs, educators & company owners alike, on our 10th Anniversary in 2017 we surpassed 500+ attending nail techs, 200+ Educators & 50+ nail companies selling & demoing products, plus holding optional Workshops on the Sat. & Mon. weekend of the Sunday show.

​The 1st Event was held in 2008 at the Brookside Resort, meeting the goal of 50 nail techs & 6 Educators demoing on tables for nail companies, plus nail icon Vicki Peters was the guest speaker. ​Within 3 yrs. we'd become the largest nail tech networking event in the USA.

Thank you for all your support & encouragement. We are proof that anything's possible when the nail world pulls together for the benefit of us all & we welcome you to join us as we create fingernail pride ...... one nail at a time!​ 

XOXOXO 
Jill Wright

The Nail Tech Event of the Smokies began as an idea ​in 2007 to bring affordable & accessible nail education to our overlooked area of the South. Our humble beginnings started as a small nail tech networking event.

The resort town of Gatlinburg, TN was chosen because it's within a days drive for over 50% of the people living East of the Mississippi & is an affordable family vacation destination (plus it's my favorite place on earth).


 11 million people a year visit Gatlinburg & the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which unlike other Parks is still FREE to explore.

Behind the scenes, there's a TON of work that you don't see.  This has become my full time job & I work online every morning, every evening & every weekend.  I still do nails part time in my private salon for my beloved client-friends, too (Billie & Marisa helped run the 2017 show).

ABOUT US:

The concept of holding Mon. Workshops the day after the show was created in 2010, with Sat. Workshops added by demand. ​ After outgrowing 2 venues within 4 years, in 2012 "The Event" made the leap into the Gatlinburg Convention Center as a licensed LLC nail show.  Learning as we went, each year we cash-flowed expenses by rolling over profits saved from prior years to insure stability.