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Nail Tech Event of the Smokies 2021

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Gatlinburg Convention Center

234 Historic Nature Trail

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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This is OUR world where nail techs are the stars! 1-day nails-only show (Workshops cost extra) TICKETS ON SALE: JANUARY 1st - June 30th.

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Join us in the resort town of Gatlinburg, TN for the South's only 1 Day Nail Show designed for nail techs! All licensed beauty pro's (LMT's included), salon/spa owners, beauty school students & their instructors are welcome with proper ID (see FAQ's below).

Nail companies from all over the USA feature demo's & product sales, Event Day Classes included with your show ticket, plus optional Workshops for more in-depth nail education on Friday, Saturday & Monday (cost extra; see website Workshop/Class page for registration links).

Make it a tax write-off family vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but remember that the Smokies Nail Show is NOT open to the unlicensed public. However, your friends & family can enjoy the big Craftsmen's Fair being held in the lower level of the GCC while you are upstairs at the nails-only show.

NEW BY DEMAND: see below to order your Smokies Nail Show T-shirts & Totes in advance; visit our "Smokies Lifestyle" page for info, options & orders - CLICK HERE 

2021 DATES:

Friday, July 9th - Extended Workshops (optional & held off-site; cost extra)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Saturday, July 10th - Workshops (optional; cost extra)                                                                                                 

Sunday, July 11th - The Nail Show (this is a 1-day show on Sunday only)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Monday, July 12th - Workshops  (optional; cost extra)                                                                                                                      


TICKETS AT THE DOOR are $75 CASH ONLY with photo ID & pro beauty license - sorry, no discounted tickets!

For more info & participating Exhibitors, plus Workshops registration visit www.NailTechEvent.com


Can my spouse/significant other buy a ticket since he/she helps pay my salon bills?

Space on the show floor is at a premium for nail techs, so unfortunately NOT unless his/her name is on the actual salon license (issued from your State Board) hanging in your shop with his/her name typed on it as co-owner OR if he/she has a typed business card with his/her name printed as the Salon Manager & is actively working full time in your salon.

This salon license number must be entered on his/her ticket during the purchasing process. All salon & individual pro licenses, plus photo ID must be shown at the door to gain entrance. NO entrance to the show floor even if you purchased a ticket without both of these forms of identification.

Thank you for understanding our need to keep this show for pros only!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event or purchase tickets?

YES. All tickets must be purchased in each tech's own name listing their own individual contact info & their own unique pro beauty license number. Duplicate orders using the same name/pro beauty license number will have all but the 1st ticket canceled without warning.

You'll receive an automatic email stating that the ticket was canceled & your money will be credited back onto the card used to make the initial purchase (usually 7-10 business days).

Everyone will need to show their Pro beauty license (or Salon License), beauty school ID (or supporting documents from beauty school) & matching photo ID at the Registration window when you check-in. Security guards will be checking for appropriate wrist bands at the doors. Absolutely no children or babies. Sorry, but due to the liability, we cannot provide any child care facility recommendations.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Paid parking lots are across the street on Historic Nature Trail (average $8-$12 for all day). Trolley stops are located in front of most hotels & are in front of the GCC (cost .50 cents per person). Trolleys do not run on a defined schedule, so you could be waiting 1 minute or 1+ hour. 

What can I bring to the event?

Rolling carts, large purses & shopping bags are permitted, but no baby strollers nor infants being carried. YOU are responsible for not injuring others with your rolling cart. No food, drinks, alcohol, drugs, animals, fireworks, weapons.....you know, the usual no-no's. Security guards will be walking the show floor & checking wristbands at the door; shoplifters will be arrested & prosecuted.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Due to lack of time on our part, any questions that are already covered here & on www.NailTechEvent.com will go unanswered. If your question is unique, then we will gladly respond. Thank you for understanding our time constraints!


What's the refund policy?

There are absolutely NO refunds once tickets are purchased.  TICKETS ARE TRANSFERABLE TO ANOTHER LICENSED BEAUTY PRO once YOU complete these 4 easy steps to change your info into the buyer's name, home address, cell phone, pro beauty license number with the state AND the buyer's email on your ticket: CLICK HERE 

Any changes regarding COVID-19 safety procedures will be posted here. CLICK HERE for the most current TN virus updates. 

The GCC is Accredited with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) to ensure guest's safety & has updated all bathroom fixtures to be touch-free, plus installed hand sanitizer stations on the walls throughout the facility, along with providing extensive training for their maintenance staff regarding sanitation/disinfection cleaning of the entire facility. 

You are welcome to sell or gift your ticket to another licensed beauty pro (transfer instructions are in the FAQ's & must be completed by you in advance), but there are no ticket refunds. 


NEW Smokies Lifestyle!

Order your T-shirts & Tote Bags in advance for our weekend in Gatlinburg, TN so techs can spot other kindred spirits while in the Smokies.

Show Nail Tech PRIDE all year long with our vibrant logo front & center to show the world that you are a NAIL TECH (good advertisement to gain new clients, too).

Styles, colors & size options vary; 2021 show year also available in paw print.

Plus if you attended the historic 2020 Smokies Nail Show there's a special limited edition shirt with appropriate virus slogan (see below)!


*please allow enough time for your shipment to arrive via mail. Sorry but we cannot offer in person pickup at the show. Orders are placed & shipped thru Blue Cotton the manufacturer.

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Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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