About Us:

The Nail Tech Event of the Smokies was created by a nail tech in 2008 to bring

affordable & accessible nail education to the South. The resort town of Gatlinburg, TN is within driving distance for 50% of the population East of the Mississippi, plus it's ​​THE vacation capital of the South.

The 1st sold out Event was held in a hotel ballroom, meeting the goal of 50 attendees & 6 educators, with nail icon Vicki Peters as the guest speaker. After outgrowing 2 different hotels within 4 years’ time, The Event made the leap into the Gatlinburg Convention Center in 2012 as a licensed, nails-only trade show.

Each year “The Event” grows larger, thanks to the great word of mouth referrals from nail techs, educators & company owners alike. The Event is a grass-roots promotion & is proof that with everyone in the nail industry pulling together, we all succeed.

We're dedicated to creating ‘nail tech pride' ...... one tech at a time!

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



​ Business Insider  (Dec. 2015) - "21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination"!

Tripadvisor (Dec. 2015) - "Top Ten Destinations on the Rise" & Gatlinburg, TN is #1!


 NAILS magazine (Nov. 4th, 2015) - "Show Goers Have a Smokin' Good Time"


 NAILS magazine (Jan. 5th, 2014) - "Smokies Event Was a Smashing Success"


 Nailpro magazine (Nov. 5, 2013) - "6th Annual Nail Tech Event of the Smokies Video" 

 NAILS magazine (Sept. 21, 2012) - "Nail Tech Event of the Smokies Continues to Grow"