The third-annual Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies offers the best of both worlds, says event organizer Jill Wright. “It mixes aspects of a big show with the intimacy of private classes, and the focus is solely on nails. That means no hair products, no tacky baubles, no corsets — only nails and nail products demo’d by the best educators!” The event takes place Saturday, June 26, 2010, in Gatlinburg, Tenn., at the Brookside Resort. Private nail classes will be held on Sunday, June 27, enabling guests to expand on their education by turning the one-day event into a two-day educational extravaganza.
Saturday’s agenda includes a “meet and greet,” demos, and product sales. Each guest will receive a large goodie bag of products, plus there will be many drawings for door prizes. Guest speaker Maisie Dunbar of MD Beauty Business Consulting Group will be joined by educators from a host of companies including Masterworks Innovations in Nails, Young Nails, enVogue Gel, Footlogix, Precision Nails, OPI, T.E.N., Minx, Light Elegance, Eye Kandy, Entity Beauty, CND, Backscratchers, and RAM Products. Many of the same educators are offering private classes the following day. (Private classes cost extra and are not included in the price of the event.)