Nail Tech Event of the Smokies

​This is OUR world.......where nail techs are the stars!

Q) Can beauty school students attend?​

A) YES. For a group discount your Instructor must register 6+ students/instructors together before June 30th!    

After June 30th = pay-at-the-door $75 CASH w/NO student/instructor discount.

Students must show student ID or paperwork w/school letterhead indicating they are a current or recently graduated student. Apprentices cannot be admitted due to the inability to verify them with the state.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.) What is the "EARLY CHECK-IN"?

A) When purchasing tickets online, your contact info is recorded in the system when your credit card is charged. At the Registration Windows we check names off the guest list using the FREE Eventbrite app on our phones. Once you're checked off, your ticket is marked as redeemed.

1 day Early Check-in

Saturday, July 7th, 2018 

NOON - 4:00pm   

*FREE samples will be given during Early check-in 

while supplies last in order to speed up show entry on Sunday.

Gain rapid entry to the show floor when the GCC doors open at 9:00am

by receiving your wrist band 1 day early!

STEP 1) Wear your wrist band to the show on Sunday.  

STEP 2) Show it to the guards for immediate entrance onto show floor.

If you lose or forget your wrist band, you MUST PURCHASE A NEW ONE for $75 cash only!​

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So we made it easy for you....just click on the images below for the info that you need.

Q) Is my ticket transferrable or refundable?


Do not even ask. We will not respond. All sales are final.

 We can NOT make ticket changes for you. ​​

CLICK HERE to transfer your ticket into another licensed beauty pro's name.

To prohibit the selling of 1 ticket multiple times, the name on the ticket MUST match the name on the beauty license &/or your photo ID. 

If your name is NOT on the ticket, you will NOT be admitted.

NO EXCEPTIONS. Scanned tickets are immediately recorded in the Eventbrite system as redeemed.  


If purchasing a ticket from another individual, make certain they change their ticket into YOUR NAME & YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS so the new ticket will be emailed to you. 

You will NOT be admitted unless your ticket name matches your pro beauty license &/or your photo ID shown at the door. We understand marriages/divorces result in last name changes, but your name MUST be on the ticket.

Thank you for understanding our need to keep this show for professionals only!

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

A.) NO!

Workshops will only be held onsite, otherwise they are "piggybacking".

This sneaky behavior hurts ALL the legit companies who booked at the GCC because it pulls nail techs away from sanctioned, onsite classes. This means legit companies lose money. 

Lost money causes companies NOT to return in the future, which then causes shows to shrink.

Nail techs will ultimately suffer when less & less companies participate.

 Please do NOT support offsite piggybacking classes at any show or event. 

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


Classes may be canceled due to low registration OR classes may sell out. Companies must know in advance how much class products to ship to the GCC.

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Q) Is there a dress code?

A) Please wear 
business-casual appropriate clothes.

DO NOT dress in hootchie club attire - dress for success if you want respect. 

Candid photos will appear in trade magazines & on the web.

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


"Are You Really Wearing That?"

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 3 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 by looking ignorant.

Dress professionally!