<p>NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nu&ntilde;ez (left) and Holly Schippers aka FingerNailFixer&nbsp;</p>

NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nuñez (left) and Holly Schippers aka FingerNailFixer 

<p>Attendees of the Associated Nail Professional's Tech Talk event</p>

Attendees of the Associated Nail Professional's Tech Talk event

<p>Orly's Denise Kelley (left) and NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nu&ntilde;ez</p>

Orly's Denise Kelley (left) and NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nuñez

<p>More than 100 nail techs and salon owners attended the Associated Nail Professional&rsquo;s Tech Talk event</p>

More than 100 nail techs and salon owners attended the Associated Nail Professional’s Tech Talk event

<p>The Nail Hub's Elizabeth Morris (left) and NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nu&ntilde;ez&nbsp;</p>

The Nail Hub's Elizabeth Morris (left) and NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nuñez 

<p>A group of moderators from the Associated Nail Professional&rsquo;s Tech Talk event</p>

A group of moderators from the Associated Nail Professional’s Tech Talk event

<p>Winnie Huang (left) and Maisie Dunbar&nbsp;</p>

Winnie Huang (left) and Maisie Dunbar 

<p>From left: Winnie Huang, Doug Schoon, and Kelly DeFries</p>

From left: Winnie Huang, Doug Schoon, and Kelly DeFries

<p>Pro Tip Clip's Angela Blaisdell&nbsp;</p>

Pro Tip Clip's Angela Blaisdell 

<p>Empower Nail Art's Lucien Henderson</p>

Empower Nail Art's Lucien Henderson

<p>Young Nails' Teresa Carter (left) and Katie Lee demonstrated how to use SlickPour, the brand's new powder coat system.&nbsp;</p>

Young Nails' Teresa Carter (left) and Katie Lee demonstrated how to use SlickPour, the brand's new powder coat system. 

<p>From left: Tammy Taylor's Ann-Marie Brown, Rosie Hoops, Tammy Taylor, Diane Warth, MAry Stokus, and Jack Taylor.&nbsp;</p>

From left: Tammy Taylor's Ann-Marie Brown, Rosie Hoops, Tammy Taylor, Diane Warth, MAry Stokus, and Jack Taylor. 

<p>Kupa's Rachael Wilson (left) and Ann Chang&nbsp;</p>

Kupa's Rachael Wilson (left) and Ann Chang 

<p>AII's Terry Burciaga and Tan Nguyen</p>

AII's Terry Burciaga and Tan Nguyen

<p>Nailebrity's Janis Morin (left) and Elaine Watson&nbsp;</p>

Nailebrity's Janis Morin (left) and Elaine Watson 

<p>Nail tech Nellie Neal demonstrated how to use LCN pedicure products</p>

Nail tech Nellie Neal demonstrated how to use LCN pedicure products

<p>Profile Nails&rsquo; Traci Dungan (left) and Ami McClure introduced attendees to a monthly subscription service program that mails the brand&rsquo;s pro-only products to nail techs.</p>

Profile Nails’ Traci Dungan (left) and Ami McClure introduced attendees to a monthly subscription service program that mails the brand’s pro-only products to nail techs.

<p>Essie&rsquo;s Callee Johnsen, Jeanita Spikes, Gino Trunzo, Cecily Ellis, and Dekina Henry sold of the brand&rsquo;s newest pro-only product, Cuticle Peel. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

Essie’s Callee Johnsen, Jeanita Spikes, Gino Trunzo, Cecily Ellis, and Dekina Henry sold of the brand’s newest pro-only product, Cuticle Peel.   

<p>Nail tech Meghann Rosales (left) and NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nu&ntilde;ez</p>

Nail tech Meghann Rosales (left) and NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nuñez

<p>From left: CND&rsquo;s Heather Davis, Shelena Robinson, and NTNA Season 3 champion Winnie Huang demoed nail trends during the brand&rsquo;s I Heart CND event.</p>

From left: CND’s Heather Davis, Shelena Robinson, and NTNA Season 3 champion Winnie Huang demoed nail trends during the brand’s I Heart CND event.

<p>NAILS NTNA alumna Torie Bastian (left) and Nikki Staley sold Athena Rocks' latest line of opal crush available in new colors.</p>

NAILS NTNA alumna Torie Bastian (left) and Nikki Staley sold Athena Rocks' latest line of opal crush available in new colors.

<p>Nail tech Kimberly Harr, founder of the Facebook group 3-D Fanatics, hosted the group&rsquo;s first-ever 3-D nail art competition outside the social media platform.</p>

Nail tech Kimberly Harr, founder of the Facebook group 3-D Fanatics, hosted the group’s first-ever 3-D nail art competition outside the social media platform.

<p>Real Nail Qweenz (from left) Ayanna Williams, Lena Cole, and Edith Graham, have been featured in Ripley&rsquo;s Believe or Not for their long natural nails.</p>

Real Nail Qweenz (from left) Ayanna Williams, Lena Cole, and Edith Graham, have been featured in Ripley’s Believe or Not for their long natural nails.

<p>NAILS NTNA alumna, Lauren Wireman introduces attendees to Wildflowers Nails products including specialty nail art brushes, silicone brushes, glitters, clear stamper, and design plates. &nbsp;</p>

NAILS NTNA alumna, Lauren Wireman introduces attendees to Wildflowers Nails products including specialty nail art brushes, silicone brushes, glitters, clear stamper, and design plates.  

<p>Tat'z Nailz Buddy Sims and&nbsp;Lisette Brester</p>

Tat'z Nailz Buddy Sims and Lisette Brester

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<p>NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nu&ntilde;ez (left) and Holly Schippers aka FingerNailFixer&nbsp;</p>
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NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nuñez (left) and Holly Schippers aka FingerNailFixer 

<p>Attendees of the Associated Nail Professional's Tech Talk event</p>
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Attendees of the Associated Nail Professional's Tech Talk event

<p>Orly's Denise Kelley (left) and NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nu&ntilde;ez</p>
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Orly's Denise Kelley (left) and NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nuñez

<p>More than 100 nail techs and salon owners attended the Associated Nail Professional&rsquo;s Tech Talk event</p>
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More than 100 nail techs and salon owners attended the Associated Nail Professional’s Tech Talk event

<p>The Nail Hub's Elizabeth Morris (left) and NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nu&ntilde;ez&nbsp;</p>
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The Nail Hub's Elizabeth Morris (left) and NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nuñez 

<p>A group of moderators from the Associated Nail Professional&rsquo;s Tech Talk event</p>
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A group of moderators from the Associated Nail Professional’s Tech Talk event

<p>Winnie Huang (left) and Maisie Dunbar&nbsp;</p>
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Winnie Huang (left) and Maisie Dunbar 

<p>From left: Winnie Huang, Doug Schoon, and Kelly DeFries</p>
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From left: Winnie Huang, Doug Schoon, and Kelly DeFries

<p>Pro Tip Clip's Angela Blaisdell&nbsp;</p>
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Pro Tip Clip's Angela Blaisdell 

<p>Empower Nail Art's Lucien Henderson</p>
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Empower Nail Art's Lucien Henderson

<p>Young Nails' Teresa Carter (left) and Katie Lee demonstrated how to use SlickPour, the brand's new powder coat system.&nbsp;</p>
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Young Nails' Teresa Carter (left) and Katie Lee demonstrated how to use SlickPour, the brand's new powder coat system. 

<p>From left: Tammy Taylor's Ann-Marie Brown, Rosie Hoops, Tammy Taylor, Diane Warth, MAry Stokus, and Jack Taylor.&nbsp;</p>
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From left: Tammy Taylor's Ann-Marie Brown, Rosie Hoops, Tammy Taylor, Diane Warth, MAry Stokus, and Jack Taylor. 

<p>Kupa's Rachael Wilson (left) and Ann Chang&nbsp;</p>
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Kupa's Rachael Wilson (left) and Ann Chang 

<p>AII's Terry Burciaga and Tan Nguyen</p>
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AII's Terry Burciaga and Tan Nguyen

<p>Nailebrity's Janis Morin (left) and Elaine Watson&nbsp;</p>
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Nailebrity's Janis Morin (left) and Elaine Watson 

<p>Nail tech Nellie Neal demonstrated how to use LCN pedicure products</p>
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Nail tech Nellie Neal demonstrated how to use LCN pedicure products

<p>Profile Nails&rsquo; Traci Dungan (left) and Ami McClure introduced attendees to a monthly subscription service program that mails the brand&rsquo;s pro-only products to nail techs.</p>
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Profile Nails’ Traci Dungan (left) and Ami McClure introduced attendees to a monthly subscription service program that mails the brand’s pro-only products to nail techs.

<p>Essie&rsquo;s Callee Johnsen, Jeanita Spikes, Gino Trunzo, Cecily Ellis, and Dekina Henry sold of the brand&rsquo;s newest pro-only product, Cuticle Peel. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
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Essie’s Callee Johnsen, Jeanita Spikes, Gino Trunzo, Cecily Ellis, and Dekina Henry sold of the brand’s newest pro-only product, Cuticle Peel.   

<p>Nail tech Meghann Rosales (left) and NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nu&ntilde;ez</p>
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Nail tech Meghann Rosales (left) and NAILS associate editor Sigourney Nuñez

<p>From left: CND&rsquo;s Heather Davis, Shelena Robinson, and NTNA Season 3 champion Winnie Huang demoed nail trends during the brand&rsquo;s I Heart CND event.</p>
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From left: CND’s Heather Davis, Shelena Robinson, and NTNA Season 3 champion Winnie Huang demoed nail trends during the brand’s I Heart CND event.

<p>NAILS NTNA alumna Torie Bastian (left) and Nikki Staley sold Athena Rocks' latest line of opal crush available in new colors.</p>
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NAILS NTNA alumna Torie Bastian (left) and Nikki Staley sold Athena Rocks' latest line of opal crush available in new colors.

<p>Nail tech Kimberly Harr, founder of the Facebook group 3-D Fanatics, hosted the group&rsquo;s first-ever 3-D nail art competition outside the social media platform.</p>
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Nail tech Kimberly Harr, founder of the Facebook group 3-D Fanatics, hosted the group’s first-ever 3-D nail art competition outside the social media platform.

<p>Real Nail Qweenz (from left) Ayanna Williams, Lena Cole, and Edith Graham, have been featured in Ripley&rsquo;s Believe or Not for their long natural nails.</p>
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Real Nail Qweenz (from left) Ayanna Williams, Lena Cole, and Edith Graham, have been featured in Ripley’s Believe or Not for their long natural nails.

<p>NAILS NTNA alumna, Lauren Wireman introduces attendees to Wildflowers Nails products including specialty nail art brushes, silicone brushes, glitters, clear stamper, and design plates. &nbsp;</p>
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NAILS NTNA alumna, Lauren Wireman introduces attendees to Wildflowers Nails products including specialty nail art brushes, silicone brushes, glitters, clear stamper, and design plates.  

<p>Tat'z Nailz Buddy Sims and&nbsp;Lisette Brester</p>
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Tat'z Nailz Buddy Sims and Lisette Brester

More than 40 manufacturers gathered over the weekend for the first-ever nail-only show in Houston. Organized by Athena Elliott and Donna Schur, the Best Lil Nail Show held at the Humble Convention Center welcomed hundreds of nail techs and salon owners for a weekend of education, demos, and shopping. Plan on attending this show next year April 1-3, 2017.

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