Following IBS Las Vegas in late June, the first-ever Kupa Kamp was held at the Marriot Hotel right across from the Las Vegas Convention Center. The technique-focused four-day workshop, hosted by Ann Chang and Yire Castillo, aimed to fill the gaps in education to leave nail students and professionals more confident in their salon skills and services.
“We highly recommend the workshop to anyone who wants to maximize their performance as a nail tech in a salon environment or reach a professional level as a competitor. At Kupa Kamp, attendees will learn the artistry of nails from the top star educators this industry has to offer,” says Yire Castillo, master nail tech and lead member of Kupa Kreative.
One-on-one training was offered on specific subjects, including natural nail care, pedicures with e-files, sanitation, Gelfinity gel, Spafinity, Divinity pink-and-white acrylics, and e-file certification. The last two days of the camp were dedicated to nail art featuring classes on 3-D designs, acrylic embedding and glitter effects, flat nail art painting, and mixed media art.
“Each of the 16 Kupa Kamp participants received more than $300 worth of products and helped make the first-ever Kupa Kamp a total success,” says Vicki Peters, Kupa master nail tech and educator.