The sixteenth Smokies Nail Present was held July 7-10, 2023 catering to nail techs, lately concluded within the coronary heart of Gatlinburg, TN, dwelling of the Nice Smoky Mountains Nationwide Park which sees 12+ million guests a 12 months.
The occasion introduced collectively trade consultants, trendsetters & main manufacturers for an unforgettable expertise celebrating all issues nails.
The Smokies Nail Present started in 2008 as a nail tech networking occasion with 50 licensed techs and grew to be the premier annual nails-only wholesale present devoted at hand, foot and boutique salon merchandise. It serves as a dynamic platform for trade gamers to assemble, share information, uncover modern merchandise and have a good time the artistry of nails.
The Smokies Nail Present, held on the stunning Gatlinburg Conference Heart, proved to be an unparalleled platform for networking, studying and showcasing the newest improvements in nail care, design and merchandise. Nail technicians, salon/spa house owners and wonder college college students from throughout the nation (one coming all the way in which from India as her nail tech sister did in 2011) gathered to be a part of the present, with many bringing their households to create Smoky Mountain reminiscences on their tax write-off trip.
Highlights of the occasion included:
- Trade-Main Exhibitors: The three present flooring buzzed with pleasure as top-notch exhibitors introduced their cutting-edge merchandise, instruments and applied sciences. Attendees had the chance to discover and work together with essentially the most sought-after manufacturers, gaining invaluable insights to raise their nail providers. A number of exhibiting nail corporations had been thrilled to have offered out of most merchandise halfway by way of the day and had been fortunately taking gross sales orders for cargo.
- Workshops and Seminars: Famend trade professionals led three days (Fri/Sat/Mon) of 30+ elective paid interactive workshops and seminars with a number of promoting out prematurely. Educators shared their experience and strategies to encourage nail techs in addition to improve the abilities of members. From nail artwork masterclasses to enterprise improvement methods to superior foot care, attendees left with a wealth of data to spice up their careers.
- Networking Alternatives: The NEW “Swag Swap Heart” supplied a conducive atmosphere for networking and leisure, whereas fostering connections amongst nail techs. Attendees had the possibility to trade nail swag, focus on drawback fixing strategies and forge significant relationships, plus discover potential collaborations that might form their skilled journey.
“We’re thrilled to witness the overwhelming response and enthusiasm from the nail tech neighborhood,” stated Jill Wright, Occasion Coordinator. “The eagerness and dedication displayed by everybody concerned spotlight the importance of such skilled nails-only occasions in fostering development and excellence inside our licensed nail trade.”
The Smokies Nail Present is grateful to the occasion’s sponsors, exhibitors, attendees and companions for contributing to its ongoing success. This occasion wouldn’t have been attainable with out their unwavering assist. The 2023 present’s esteemed Sponsors had been Mild Magnificence, Gehwol, 2 Blondes Attire and Lucas Merchandise.
Because the curtain falls on this 12 months’s occasion, anticipation builds for the subsequent installment of the Smokies Nail Present (July 12-15, 2024).