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Hands-on nail training within driving distance!
For those who aren't going to the Vegas or Orlando shows due to the expense of flying, we offer the next best thing: The 5th "Nail Tech Event of the Smokies"!

Attend the East Coast's sole NAILS ONLY show…..the 5th " Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies", where nail techs are the stars! Combining the best of both worlds by mixing the aspects of a big show with the intimacy of private classes, with the focus being on nails. That means no hair products, no tacky baubles, no corsets.....only nails & nail products demo'd by TOP educators!

*Goodie bags for ALL attendees! (*while supplies last)

*Door prize drawings to be held every hour, on the hour, with the grand prize drawing at 5pm!

*FREE Event Day Classes included with your registration!

*3 nail competitions designed for the beginner with CASH prizes, created & hosted by John Hauk!

*Nail Talk Radio will be covering the Event LIVE!

*Saturday night Meet & Greet party hosted by Nail Talk Radio's Athena, Naja & Millie!

*2 Host Hotels & 1 Condo- use the group codes listed on our web site to get the discounted rate!

*Registration costs are the same as last year as our way of saying 'thank you' to the nail techs!

*Paypal option to register on our new web site!


Approximate number of guests: 250
Event Date: Sunday, June 24th, 2012
Event Day Classes: Sunday, June 24th

Monday Workshop Classes: June 25th, 2012

Location: Gatlinburg, TN
Hours: 9am-5pm
Facility: Gatlinburg Convention Center

FACEBOOK: for updates visit *If you like what you see, please suggest us to all your tech friends & help spread the word about nail tech education!

January-March = $45 ~EXPIRED!~
April- June 15th = $55
Pay-at-the-Door = $65 - CASH ONLY! Must show professional beauty license/school ID & a photo ID!

Participating nail companies confirmed so far:

1) Precision Nails- Jaime Schrabeck, Ph.D. 

2) Light Elegance- Jim McConnell & Jayne Berger

3) Young Nails- Teresa Carter 

4) EZ Flow- Michele Baker

5) Atwood Ind.- Bruce Atwood & Nicole Knight 

6) Mystique Nails- Terrance Terry

7) John Hauk- Royalty Beauty Competitions 

8) Nail Tek- Nancy Jackson

9) Famous Names- Bri McCloud 

10) Soft Landings- Kathy Weltman 

11) CND- Kim Jones & Holly Schippers (aka "the fingernail fixer") 

12) Nail Talk Radio- Athena Elliott, Millie Haynam, & Naja Rickette 

13) Valentino Beauty Pure- owners Vickie & David Dilorenzo, Sr.

14) Akzentz- Jessica Hoel & Cheryl Campbell 

15) Eye Kandy/Nail Kandy- Tina Ciesla & Tracy Giles

16) OPI- Norma Sproles & Kris Ruffin 

17) Nailite- Mare Horak 

18) Masterworks by Amy Becker- Kira Frazier & Amy Becker 

19) Backscratchers- Leaha Franks & owner Michael Megna

20) Entity Beauty- Lorena Marquez & Tammi Merritt

21) NSI- Malinda Haggerty

22) Nubar- Michelle Aab

23) LCN- Michelle Davignon & Sunny Miller

24) Medi-Nail Learning Institute- Dr. Spalding, PDM.

25) Uniquely Created- Apryll Cook

26) Orly Beauty- Roxy Carillo & Suzy Barber

Plus 1 more coming soon!

TO REGISTER: Use the secure Paypal option on
OR send a check or money order (made out to "Nail Tech Event of the Smokies") to the salon address below:

Jill's- A Place for Nails
attn: Jill Wright
720 Chestnut St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Upon receiving your payment, a receipt will be sent to you via e-mail to store with your tax records. Your name will then be added to the guest list for the Event! For online payments, an email receipt will be sent to you from Paypal, so check your junk mailbox for it.

MONDAY WORKSHOP CLASSES: These optional nail & business classes will enable techs to expand on their education by turning the 1 day Event into a 2 day educational extravaganza! Classes are limited in size and the cost is determined by the individual nail company, so please contact each educator to register. ***WORKSHOP CLASSES COST EXTRA AND ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE EVENT.***

Estimated drive times & mileage from a city near you are listed on Post your needs for roomies or to carpool on our Event Facebook page (link below). Don't be left in the nail dust when it comes to your education- REGISTER NOW!

Sincerely, Jill Wright
Event Coordinator & Nail Tech 

Jill's- A Place for Nails
c/o Jill Wright
720 Chestnut St. 
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 799-3637
[email protected]


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