• Artistic Nail Academy’s First Global Artist Forum takes place July 12-14 in Kansas City, Mo. The event, sponsored by Nail Tech Supply, features a panel of talented international educators including Antony Buckley, Antonia Sacripante, Mae Ling Parrish, and Mary Seitzinger. Topics include Acrylic Techniques, Acrylic Design Nails, New Gel Nail Techniques, and Electric Filing. For more information, call (800) 473-6062 or (816) 468-6622.

• Somer Downes, director of education for LCN USA, is teaching a series of one-day Master Classes across the U.S. Learn a wide spectrum of techniques as you gain in-depth, hands-on experience with LCN’s line of light-curing products. July 20 — Austintown, Ohio August 3 — East Hartford, Conn. September 21 — New York City October 5 – Boca Raton, Fla. November 9 — Charlotte, N.C. For more information, go to www.lcnusa.com or call (800) 86-NAILS.

• Shari Finger’s Nail University is presenting a slate of educational programs for licensed nail techs in Elgin, Ill. Finger also offers private classes, and classes for large groups such as distributors, associations, and salon. June 7 — “Build a Strong Natural Nail Care Business” and “Pedicures That Keep Them Coming Back for More” July 19 — Acrylic Boot Camp “Acrylic Basics” and “Acrylic Maintenance” July 26 — Acrylic Boot Camp “Perfect Sculpt” and “Backfill” August 2 — Nail University “Fun Day” and “Basic Nail Art” September 13 — “Gel 101” and “Advanced Gel Nails” For more information, call (847) 428-4771 or e-mail nailu@aol.com.

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