Live Nail Tech Show Held in Tennessee


The 14th Nail Tech Event of the Smokies was held July 9-12 in the resort town of Gatlinburg, TN, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Over 700+ licensed nail techs, salon/spa owners, beauty school students & instructors attended this nails-only show featuring no loud music, no hair product booths & no flea market junk. Excited nail techs filled their big rolling carts with show specials & many of the optional hands-on Workshops sold out months in advance.

New this year was the “Light Elegance Lounge & Dessert Bar” featuring a cash bar, plus complimentary assorted fresh baked cookies & brownies each individually wrapped for safety. Also new was the “Thistle Farms Hospitality Room” with complimentary water stations & spiced mixed nuts (also individually wrapped) sponsored by Thistle Farms (the Smokies longtime charity of choice), Profiles & Freecoat Nails, a non-toxic beauty bar also hosted a job fair during the show.

Both Ballrooms provided banquet seating for techs to relax & visit while comparing product purchases before embarking on another round of show floor shopping. CND was the exclusive WiFi Sponsor for the show weekend & also provided 500 CND swag bags for the attendees, too. The Grand Prize was a $2500 online shopping spree sponsored by & their TN distributor, AML

Flexibility & appealing choices of the 25+ optional Friday, Saturday & Monday Workshops gave nail techs vital education, plus the 3 additional Workshop days also allowed techs to customize their Smokies experience to fit their budget. Many combined business with pleasure to create a memorable family vacation in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains & we invite you to join us next summer, too!

The 2022 Smokies Nail Show weekend schedule:
Friday, July 8th: Extended Workshops
Saturday, July 9th: Workshops
Sunday, July 10th: THE 1 DAY NAIL SHOW
Monday, July 11th: Workshops
*Workshops cost extra & are not included with show ticket

Tickets go on sale 1/1/22 with limited VIP tickets at





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