<p>June Beach (left) and Kyla Jenkins drew a lot of sparkly attention, especially for the Crystal Katana and Crystal Pixie, at the Bling for Nails Booth.</p>

June Beach (left) and Kyla Jenkins drew a lot of sparkly attention, especially for the Crystal Katana and Crystal Pixie, at the Bling for Nails Booth.

<p>Wildflowers founder Lauren Wireman (left) and artist Tracy Vinson, who demoed at her booth.</p>

Wildflowers founder Lauren Wireman (left) and artist Tracy Vinson, who demoed at her booth.

<p>Manic Talons gel blogger turned nail tech Michelle Cole (left) with NAILS editor Beth Livesay.</p>

Manic Talons gel blogger turned nail tech Michelle Cole (left) with NAILS editor Beth Livesay.

<p>Backsratchers' Leaha Franks demoed the brand's dip system for both French nails and color.</p>

Backsratchers' Leaha Franks demoed the brand's dip system for both French nails and color.

<p>The NSI Team promoted Secrets and a mix of other products. Educator Jana Warnke (far right) took home first place at the art competition.&nbsp; </p>

The NSI Team promoted Secrets and a mix of other products. Educator Jana Warnke (far right) took home first place at the art competition. 

<p>Brenda Anderson's Tuff Enuff nails introduced a poly polish that can turn lacquer into gel-polish.</p>

Brenda Anderson's Tuff Enuff nails introduced a poly polish that can turn lacquer into gel-polish.

<p>Light Elegance's Darcy Olin (left) and Jayne Berger taught attendees how to do a chrome nail, glitter application, and answered questions on the show floor.</p>

Light Elegance's Darcy Olin (left) and Jayne Berger taught attendees how to do a chrome nail, glitter application, and answered questions on the show floor.

<p>Entity's Janna Jahr (left) and Artistic's Lisa Boone (right) demoed whatever techs requested at Nail Alliance's first appearance at the Smokies.</p>

Entity's Janna Jahr (left) and Artistic's Lisa Boone (right) demoed whatever techs requested at Nail Alliance's first appearance at the Smokies.

<p>NAILSNTNA Top 12 contender Tracy Vinson (left) met up with Top 18 competitor Toody Tolley outside the Wildflowers booth.</p>

NAILSNTNA Top 12 contender Tracy Vinson (left) met up with Top 18 competitor Toody Tolley outside the Wildflowers booth.

<p>Jessica's Kris Ruffin showed off all the new components of the ZenSpa line.</p>

Jessica's Kris Ruffin showed off all the new components of the ZenSpa line.

<p>Dazzle Dry founder Dr. Vivian Valenty is committed to making lacquer that dries in five minutes flat for the natural nail.</p>

Dazzle Dry founder Dr. Vivian Valenty is committed to making lacquer that dries in five minutes flat for the natural nail.

<p>Bio Sculpture Gel's Tera Sommer (left) and Melanie Visser introduced the EVO line of gel-polish at their booth.</p>

Bio Sculpture Gel's Tera Sommer (left) and Melanie Visser introduced the EVO line of gel-polish at their booth.

<p>NAILSNTNA S. 4 Top 18 competitors Kimberly Harr (left) and Toody Tolley (right) got to meet in person for the first time on the show floor.</p>

NAILSNTNA S. 4 Top 18 competitors Kimberly Harr (left) and Toody Tolley (right) got to meet in person for the first time on the show floor.

<p>(L to R) Rudy Shleton, Tamara Weeks, and Corine Hughes taught techs a dance to help remember proper acrylic application at the Tammy Taylor booth.</p>

(L to R) Rudy Shleton, Tamara Weeks, and Corine Hughes taught techs a dance to help remember proper acrylic application at the Tammy Taylor booth.

<p>CND's Holly Schippers (left) and Debbie Harris showed attendees how to use metallic additives and make nail art transfers with Vinylux.</p>

CND's Holly Schippers (left) and Debbie Harris showed attendees how to use metallic additives and make nail art transfers with Vinylux.

<p>NAILS senior editor Beth Livesay (center), CND EA Laura Merzetti (right), and Dayna Knight (left) discussed the Canadian Nail Tech Connection.</p>

NAILS senior editor Beth Livesay (center), CND EA Laura Merzetti (right), and Dayna Knight (left) discussed the Canadian Nail Tech Connection.

<p>Angela Blaisdell added Swarovski crystals to some of her Pro Tip Clips and showed off clips for feet.</p>

Angela Blaisdell added Swarovski crystals to some of her Pro Tip Clips and showed off clips for feet.

<p>Gelish's Maeling Parrish (left) and Morgan Taylor's Shannon Schneider (right) showed off both brand's fall gel-polish and polish collections.</p>

Gelish's Maeling Parrish (left) and Morgan Taylor's Shannon Schneider (right) showed off both brand's fall gel-polish and polish collections.

<p>En Vogue's Karen Anderson (left) and Beverly Henderson showed off the brand's new decal line.</p>

En Vogue's Karen Anderson (left) and Beverly Henderson showed off the brand's new decal line.

<p>Dr. Dana Canuso and Todd George helped diagnose foot problems and offered solutions on the show floor.</p>

Dr. Dana Canuso and Todd George helped diagnose foot problems and offered solutions on the show floor.

<p>Brooke Gilliam demoed 24k Gold Glitter at the booth with Bill Crowley.</p>

Brooke Gilliam demoed 24k Gold Glitter at the booth with Bill Crowley.

<p>Lexi Martone (left) showed off her signature hand painting and Tattify wraps at the Valentino and Vetro booths. David Anthony and Megumi Hasegawa were also on-hand, posting on social media and meeting with techs.</p>

Lexi Martone (left) showed off her signature hand painting and Tattify wraps at the Valentino and Vetro booths. David Anthony and Megumi Hasegawa were also on-hand, posting on social media and meeting with techs.

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<p>June Beach (left) and Kyla Jenkins drew a lot of sparkly attention, especially for the Crystal Katana and Crystal Pixie, at the Bling for Nails Booth.</p>
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June Beach (left) and Kyla Jenkins drew a lot of sparkly attention, especially for the Crystal Katana and Crystal Pixie, at the Bling for Nails Booth.

<p>Wildflowers founder Lauren Wireman (left) and artist Tracy Vinson, who demoed at her booth.</p>
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Wildflowers founder Lauren Wireman (left) and artist Tracy Vinson, who demoed at her booth.

<p>Manic Talons gel blogger turned nail tech Michelle Cole (left) with NAILS editor Beth Livesay.</p>
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Manic Talons gel blogger turned nail tech Michelle Cole (left) with NAILS editor Beth Livesay.

<p>Backsratchers' Leaha Franks demoed the brand's dip system for both French nails and color.</p>
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Backsratchers' Leaha Franks demoed the brand's dip system for both French nails and color.

<p>The NSI Team promoted Secrets and a mix of other products. Educator Jana Warnke (far right) took home first place at the art competition.&nbsp; </p>
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The NSI Team promoted Secrets and a mix of other products. Educator Jana Warnke (far right) took home first place at the art competition. 

<p>Brenda Anderson's Tuff Enuff nails introduced a poly polish that can turn lacquer into gel-polish.</p>
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Brenda Anderson's Tuff Enuff nails introduced a poly polish that can turn lacquer into gel-polish.

<p>Light Elegance's Darcy Olin (left) and Jayne Berger taught attendees how to do a chrome nail, glitter application, and answered questions on the show floor.</p>
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Light Elegance's Darcy Olin (left) and Jayne Berger taught attendees how to do a chrome nail, glitter application, and answered questions on the show floor.

<p>Entity's Janna Jahr (left) and Artistic's Lisa Boone (right) demoed whatever techs requested at Nail Alliance's first appearance at the Smokies.</p>
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Entity's Janna Jahr (left) and Artistic's Lisa Boone (right) demoed whatever techs requested at Nail Alliance's first appearance at the Smokies.

<p>NAILSNTNA Top 12 contender Tracy Vinson (left) met up with Top 18 competitor Toody Tolley outside the Wildflowers booth.</p>
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NAILSNTNA Top 12 contender Tracy Vinson (left) met up with Top 18 competitor Toody Tolley outside the Wildflowers booth.

<p>Jessica's Kris Ruffin showed off all the new components of the ZenSpa line.</p>
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Jessica's Kris Ruffin showed off all the new components of the ZenSpa line.

<p>Dazzle Dry founder Dr. Vivian Valenty is committed to making lacquer that dries in five minutes flat for the natural nail.</p>
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Dazzle Dry founder Dr. Vivian Valenty is committed to making lacquer that dries in five minutes flat for the natural nail.

<p>Bio Sculpture Gel's Tera Sommer (left) and Melanie Visser introduced the EVO line of gel-polish at their booth.</p>
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Bio Sculpture Gel's Tera Sommer (left) and Melanie Visser introduced the EVO line of gel-polish at their booth.

<p>NAILSNTNA S. 4 Top 18 competitors Kimberly Harr (left) and Toody Tolley (right) got to meet in person for the first time on the show floor.</p>
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NAILSNTNA S. 4 Top 18 competitors Kimberly Harr (left) and Toody Tolley (right) got to meet in person for the first time on the show floor.

<p>(L to R) Rudy Shleton, Tamara Weeks, and Corine Hughes taught techs a dance to help remember proper acrylic application at the Tammy Taylor booth.</p>
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(L to R) Rudy Shleton, Tamara Weeks, and Corine Hughes taught techs a dance to help remember proper acrylic application at the Tammy Taylor booth.

<p>CND's Holly Schippers (left) and Debbie Harris showed attendees how to use metallic additives and make nail art transfers with Vinylux.</p>
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CND's Holly Schippers (left) and Debbie Harris showed attendees how to use metallic additives and make nail art transfers with Vinylux.

<p>NAILS senior editor Beth Livesay (center), CND EA Laura Merzetti (right), and Dayna Knight (left) discussed the Canadian Nail Tech Connection.</p>
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NAILS senior editor Beth Livesay (center), CND EA Laura Merzetti (right), and Dayna Knight (left) discussed the Canadian Nail Tech Connection.

<p>Angela Blaisdell added Swarovski crystals to some of her Pro Tip Clips and showed off clips for feet.</p>
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Angela Blaisdell added Swarovski crystals to some of her Pro Tip Clips and showed off clips for feet.

<p>Gelish's Maeling Parrish (left) and Morgan Taylor's Shannon Schneider (right) showed off both brand's fall gel-polish and polish collections.</p>
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Gelish's Maeling Parrish (left) and Morgan Taylor's Shannon Schneider (right) showed off both brand's fall gel-polish and polish collections.

<p>En Vogue's Karen Anderson (left) and Beverly Henderson showed off the brand's new decal line.</p>
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En Vogue's Karen Anderson (left) and Beverly Henderson showed off the brand's new decal line.

<p>Dr. Dana Canuso and Todd George helped diagnose foot problems and offered solutions on the show floor.</p>
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Dr. Dana Canuso and Todd George helped diagnose foot problems and offered solutions on the show floor.

<p>Brooke Gilliam demoed 24k Gold Glitter at the booth with Bill Crowley.</p>
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Brooke Gilliam demoed 24k Gold Glitter at the booth with Bill Crowley.

<p>Lexi Martone (left) showed off her signature hand painting and Tattify wraps at the Valentino and Vetro booths. David Anthony and Megumi Hasegawa were also on-hand, posting on social media and meeting with techs.</p>
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Lexi Martone (left) showed off her signature hand painting and Tattify wraps at the Valentino and Vetro booths. David Anthony and Megumi Hasegawa were also on-hand, posting on social media and meeting with techs.

The Nail Tech Event of the Smokies was held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center July 9-11 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

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