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Nail Tech Event of the Smokies 2022

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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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Come celebrate our 15th year in the resort town of Gatlinburg, TN for the South's only 1 Day Nail Show designed for professional nail techs!

All licensed beauty pros (LMT's included), salon/spa owners, beauty school students & their instructors are welcome with proper ID shown at the door of the Gatlinburg Convention Center (see FAQs below).

Nail companies from all over the USA feature demos, samples & product sales with show specials, Event Day Classes included with your show ticket, plus optional paid Workshops for more in-depth, hands-on nail education on Friday, Saturday & Monday (cost extra & paid directly to each company holding a Workshop).

CLICK HERE to see over 30+ educational Workshops & REGISTER NOW before seats sell out!

Experience 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 still enjoy the big Craftsmen's Fair held in the lower level of the GCC while you're upstairs at the nails-only show.

CLICK HERE to see Airport info & our Host Hotels PROMO CODES for nail tech GROUP RATES on limited rooms. Reserve yours NOW & save money before they're sold out during July's peak tourist season (and they always sell out).

2022 DATES:

Friday, July 8th - Extended Workshops (optional ; cost extra)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Saturday, July 9th - Workshops (optional; cost extra)                                                                                                 

Sunday, July 10th - The Nail Show (this 1-day show is on Sunday only)     VIP tickets enter at 9:00am / All other ticket types enter at 10:00am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Monday, July 11th - Workshops  (optional; cost extra)                                                                                                                      

ONLINE TICKETS END JUNE 30TH ~ TICKETS AT THE DOOR are $75 CASH ONLY with photo ID & pro beauty license (sorry, no discounted tickets for students or school groups).

~VIP ticket holders enter at 9:00am (EST) for 1 hour earlier shopping!

~All other ticket types enter at 10:00am (EST).

For participating Exhibitors + MORE 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 tight & we need every inch of it for nail techs, so unfortunately NOT unless his/her name is on the actual salon business license (issued from your State Board) OR if he/she has a legit 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 licensed 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 email stating that the ticket was canceled & your payment credited back onto the card used to make the initial purchase (usually 7-10 business days).

Each ticket holder must show their own 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 for the Show.

Security guards will be verifying appropriate wristbands 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 ($15-$20 for all-day) & across from the Space Needle, but arrive by 8:00am to get a spot before they fill up.

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/weed, animals, fireworks, weapons.....you know, the usual no-no's. Security guards will be walking the show floor & checking wristbands at the door; per GCC protocol shoplifters will be arrested & prosecuted by the Gatlinburg police.


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 with the EXCEPTION of the VIP tickets due to the long waiting list of techs wanting to purchase them (contact us via email at info@nailtechevent.com IF you bought a VIP ticket).  

TICKETS ARE TRANSFERABLE TO ANOTHER LICENSED BEAUTY PRO once YOU complete these 4 easy steps to change your ticket info. You will need in advance:

1) the buyer's name

2) the buyer's email 

3) the buyer's cell phone number

4) the buyer's pro beauty license number with their state

 CLICK HERE for the ticket transfer instructions BEFORE online sales end.

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. 


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Smokies Lifestyle merchandise!

Order your T-shirts, Tote Bags & Hoodies in advance for our weekend in Gatlinburg, TN so techs can spot other kindred spirits while in the Smokies. There's even a "Real Men Marry Nail Techs" t-shirt in various colors for your spouse, too!

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; 2022 show year also available in the paw print.

Plus if you attended the historic 2020 Smokies Nail Show there's a special limited edition shirt with an 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 Convention Center

234 Historic Nature Trail

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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Organizer Jill Wright, Event Coordinator & Nail Tech

Organizer of Nail Tech Event of the Smokies 2022

I have 15 years of experience growing the Smokies Nail Show in Gatlinburg, TN & 34 years experience as a licensed nail tech. If you'd like to learn more "About Us", visit www.NailTechEvent.com.

​This is OUR world, where nail techs are the stars! 

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