Nail Career Education and Nail Products

Can family & friends shop with me?

Unfortunately, NO family, friends or other unlicensed people can be admitted onto the show floor because they take up valuable space needed for the beauty pro's to shop & see demo's. This includes no strollers or babies being carried, too. 

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 must be shown at the door during check-in. 

​no license = no enter

Yeah, we know.....our spouses/significant others help us pay our salon bills, too, but that still doesn't qualify them as salon owners & so they are not allowed on the show floor either.

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

Classes may be canceled due to low registration OR may sell out before the show. Companies must know in advance how many products & kits to ship.

Frequently Asked Questions from Nail Techs:

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​ Q.) What is the "EARLY CHECK-IN"?

Gain rapid entry to the show floor on Sunday when the Convention Center opens at 9:00am by getting your Pro wrist band 1 day in advance! ​

(pre-purchased Eventbrite tickets OR cash ticket sales)

Early Check-in: 
Saturday, July 7th, 2018 
NOON - 4:00pm only
*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 fraud.  

​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 the web.
Please make an effort to represent our nail industry with dignity.

Our motto:
"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.

       Cleavage should be covered - includes the rear cleavage, too. 
       Stomachs are not to be bared.

      Bras & underwear should be worn under your clothing.
        Clothing should fit your body, not be 4 sizes too small.  

We each have our own "problem areas", be it fat rolls or cellulite. 
We don't need to see yours. 

Please don't embarrass yourself or others by looking ignorant. 
Dress professionally at this business function.

​​Q) Can beauty school students attend?​



Instructors purchasing 5+ tickets at once before June 30th receive a price break.


Solo student tickets are available online until June 30th for those currently enrolled or recently graduated/waiting for state board test results. 


All Students must show photo IDstudent ID or documents with beauty school letterhead indicating they are a current or recently graduated student.

*No group nor student discounts are given at the door - must pay $75 CASH ONLY.

No documents = no entry even if you purchased a ticket. 
*apprentices cannot be admitted due to inability to verify them with the state.

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

The piggybacking of offsite classes is not permitted. 
This sneaky behavior hurts ALL the companies who booked classrooms at the GCC. It takes nail techs away from sanctioned, onsite classes causing the legit companies to lose money. Companies that lose money will not return. 

 Please do NOT support any offsite classes.  

Q) Is my ticket transferrable?

 But we cannot make name changes for you. ​​
CLICK HERE to transfer your ticket into another licensed beauty pro's name + email so they can access their ticket prior to check-in.

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.