NAILS magazine (February 2018)
NAILS magazine (August 8th, 2017 )
NAILS magazine (August 15, 2016)
NAILS magazine (July 11th, 2016)
NAILS magazine (July 12th. 2016)
NAILS magazine (Nov. 4th, 2015)
NAILS magazine (Jan. 5th, 2014)
Nailpro magazine (Nov. 5, 2013)
NAILS magazine (Sept. 21, 2012)
The 1st Event was held in 2008 at the Brookside Resort, meeting the goal of 50 attending nail techs & 6 Educators demoing on tables for nail companies, plus nail icon Vicki Peters was the guest speaker.
After outgrowing 2 venues within 4 years’ time, "The Event" made the leap in 2012 into the Gatlinburg Convention Center as a licensed LLC, nails-only trade show. Learning as we went, each year we cash-flowed expenses by rolling over profits saved from the prior year.
Thanks to the great word of mouth referrals from nail techs, educators & company owners alike, on our 10th Anniversary we surpassed 500+ attending nail techs, 200+ Educators/company owners & 50+ nail companies selling & demoing 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.
We are proof that anything's possible when the nail industry pulls together for the benefit of us all & we welcome you to join us as we create nail tech pride ...... one tech at a time!