The sixth Nail Tech Event of the Smokies took place August 25-26 in Gatlinburg, Tenn., with 225 nail techs in attendance and 30 nail company booths. Additional sponsors donated nail goodies and door prizes. “There were 10 free event-day classes included with admission, plus a free event loyalty card to use all year for product savings,” says event organizer Jill Wright. “Techs from as far away as Florida and even Barbados attended.”

Forty-one door prizes were awarded, plus the grand prize was won by Paula Davies — $1,400 in nail products donated by American International Industries. For those interested in additional education, there were 15 optional Monday workshop classes, which ranged from airbrushing to medical pedicures.

The seventh Nail Tech Event of the Smokies will take place June 29-30, 2014 in the Gatlinburg Convention Center. For more information, go to or e-mail

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