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Nail Techs Gather in Gatlinburg for Smokies Event

by NLS Staff | August 8, 2017
The show floor was bustling.

The show floor was bustling.

Educator Hannah Lippke leads Light Elegance’s free event day class.

Educator Hannah Lippke leads Light Elegance’s free event day class.

Shopping was brisk at the 10th annual Nail Tech Event of the Smokies, which took place July 8-10 at the Gatlinburg, Tenn., Convention Center. Grand prize sponsor AII and other beauty manufacturers took to the show floor offering product demos and sales. “There wasn’t much that techs couldn’t find at the show,” says event coordinator Jill Wright. “First-time exhibitors, such as Apre’s Nail, Gimmeahand, Glitterati, Vision Gel Systems, Angela Mitchell Hill, KBShimmer, and Max Estrada’s Exclusive Nail Couture, held their own against heavy hitters like CND, OPI, Light Elegance, Tammy Taylor, Backscratchers, and Voesh NY.”

Glitterati Beauty Supply owners Pamela and Doug “The Glitter Guy” Balbas are happy to show off their wares.

Glitterati Beauty Supply owners Pamela and Doug “The Glitter Guy” Balbas are happy to show off their wares.

Most of the six Saturday and 11 Monday workshops were sold out weeks in advance. “The decision to limit the number of classes made choosing less overwhelming for attendees,” says Wright.

Thistle Farms raffle winner Dana Shew holds a spa products gift basket and her $1,200 pass to all the Gatlinburg attractions.

Thistle Farms raffle winner Dana Shew holds a spa products gift basket and her $1,200 pass to all the Gatlinburg attractions.

In addition, $420 was raised for the event’s designated charity, Thistle Farms, which helps women escape human trafficking, prostitution, and drug addiction by housing them and teaching them marketable skills.

Educator Michele Baker (left) is seen here at the AII booth.

Educator Michele Baker (left) is seen here at the AII booth.

Next year’s event is scheduled for July 7-9. For more information, go to www.nailtechevent.com.

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