the retreat itinerary will consist of your choice of six 90 minute classes and one 5 hour class.

Friday, everyone will attend "incredible improvements"

*90 minute classes*

Important things to note about these awesome classes:   Educator
  * You will be able to choose 6 of these classes to attend    
  * Some classes will appear twice in the itinerary to help you with overlapping classes
  * A portion of each class will be set aside for SHOPPING! You will also be able to shop during the product sales trade show on Sunday afternoon.    

Akzentz Gel French looks - not all gel techniques look the same! Sculpture French vs Gel Manicure French - See how to sculpt gel quickly, how to apply an arch without making a mess! Want to squeeze a better C curve into your french? Jess has the clips and will show you how to use them!  

Jessica Hoel

Nicole Hollenbeck

Akzentz 30 Day Manicure - Learn the tricks for doing a service that will keep your clients from walking into another salon by offering a service that keeps their nails strong and lasting week after week. Raise your profits by setting your service for a gel manicure to a higher level. See Jess's trick for making a smooth french gel manicure without that annoying bump on the free edge.  

Jessica Hoel

Nicole Hollenbeck

Akzentz Beyond Rock Star Toes - There is glitter on toes, and then there is SPARKLES on toes! Come see the difference and how to bling toes easily and with such pizazz that clients can't imagine going back to plain color. With over 100 Sparkles glitters and mylars that catch the light to turn toes into tiny disco balls, its hard to choose which to wear!   Jessica Hoel

CND The cutting edge just got moved. Introducing Brisa™ Lite Removable Gels – CND’s new line of removable gels. Discover the only removable gel that is safe, builds instant length and shape, and delivers 3-weeks of perfect, color stable enhancements. Brisa Lite combines the superior performance of Brisa™ Gel and the superior removability of CND Shellac™, resulting in a superior new technology: Brisa Lite. Does not require filing of the natural nail.   Tanya Sisson
CND The Art Attack will remain the same but we can edit it: Let's get creative! Working with Additives, shading, mixing and using them with your favorite CND products. How to create custom blends for use in the salon that allows you to customize a service and increase your bottom line. Utilizing Vinylux, Shellac, Brisa and Liquid and Powder to create your masterpiece.   Tanya Sisson

INM Intro to Watercolor Aquarelle, see beautiful designs on nails using different techniques with watercolor paints.   Tami Schmidt
INM Experience salon dramatic and corrective nail techniques using high quality INM acrylic products that will make application simple and easy. Come see how simple little tricks will allow you to look at a French nail in a different way.   Christina Cronk

Marketing Kicking it old school, The value of building relationships face to face. Do you really know how much return of your investment you are getting from social media? Millie Haynam shares proven techniques to reach into your current data base, your community and area businesses to have your salon brimming with new business.   Millie Haynam

Masterworks Amy is very excited to share "The Best Gel Technique." It is the easiest, fastest and best looking technique for gels anywhere! It's one that we've developed and are now teaching, and YOU can see it at the NW Nailtech Retreat! The average tech cuts their time by 15 minutes using this technique and some have cut their times in HALF!   Amy Becker
Masterworks Learn easy 3D Gel art designs with Masterworks "Masterpiece Art Gel" in minutes.   Amy Becker

Magnetic Nail Design UV-Acrylic ~ Odor less acrylic system by Magnetic First
 Nadja will show you how to work with UV-Acrylic. You
will get Tips and Tricks in application, pinching and forming. Did you know
that also amazing nail art is possible with UV-Acrylic? Come to our class
and learn more about it.
  Nadja Freund 
Magnetic Nail Design Gel French in 30 mins, with our new Nail Art and Foil
Gels; Making a Gel Set in 30 mins after nail
preparation is possible with our new Nail Art and Foil gels. Also quick
Transfer Foil designs give your design new look and couple extra $$ in your
pocket.
  Nadja Freund 

Intro to Advanced Nail Technician &

New App For National Safe Salon Rating

Advanced Nail Technician is designed specially for salon-based nail technicians who wish to be different – better -- than their competition down the street, and to make more money. This program turns the media broadcast negatives about salons into positive energy for these certified nail technicians. Learn how to continually attract new clients who will never leave you and to receive referrals from podiatrists. Learn how a technician can gain national certification as a podiatric medical assistant by the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics Association   AthenA Elliott
  Are you your own worst nightmare? Learn the right way,to get the right traffic into your salon. Introducing a new National Phone App with a 5 STAR RATING system co developed by AthenA Elliott, Medical Nail Technician and Founder of Nail Talk Radio. Learn how this app can bring you new clients looking for the safest salons in the country.    

Elite Beauty Supplies Learn how to take your regular acrylic and turn it into an unlimited number of colors without buying colored acrylic! This class will cover the balance required for adding pigments and glitters to your acrylic. You will also learn how to add color to your monomer. Embedding will also be covered, using our crystal clear acrylic.    Diane MacQuoid 
Elite Beauty Supplies

Poly Gel for Speed, Strength and Bonding 

Learn how Poly Gel\'s incredible strength and bonding will help you increase your speed with gel. Although nail gel and acrylic are all "poly", the type of gel that is often called "Poly Gel" IS different in many ways. With one gel, you can create simple pink and whites, or use any types of additives to create unlimited colors. Learn how to do a gel fill over acrylic, and transition your clients to gel. 

  Diane MacQuoid 

Sha Nail Pro Learn the basics of ShaNail Pro application including preparation, application and finishing. Move on to and have a blast with hands on practice with the entire catalog of ShaNail Pro patented nail ornaments. Leave with a free sample for you to try at home.   Mami Griffin

Too Much Fun

Nail Art Using Masking

In this class you will learn how to use masking to create intricate sharp nail designs using Too Much Fun masking products.    Masking can be used with airbrushing, hand painting, glitter application and in some cases gel and acrylic.  

  Learn how to use masking to make quick simple nail designs to increase the income on the service.

  Ellen Torchia
Too Much Fun

Increase Your Income with Fun Additional Services

This class will show you how to increase your income both inside and outside the salon.

Learn airbrush temporary tattoo and face painting techniques as well as glitter tattoos to add fun and money to your menu.   Ellen has been doing this type of work for almost 20 years having high profile clients such as Macy?s, UW, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Marniers and many more.    From simply single applications in the salon to birthday parties, festivals or corporate events, your artistic ability can bring you additional income.    Joining Ellen in this class will be Athena  Elliott host of Nail Talk Radio and owner/creator of Glitzy Lips lip foils to demonstrate this additional fun artistic add on service.

 

Ellen Torchia

& Athena


Tammy Taylor "Dazzle Rocks" Gel Nails, "Dazzle Rocks" Prizma Fade, Netting Design and 3D Nail Design using ink pen impressions   Tammy Becraft

Westmond Salon Designs Working with good posture is the single most important aspect in the longevity of a nail tech’s career. Carrie Bomar, nail tech and founder of Westmond Salon Designs learned the hard way after spinal fusion surgery from years of poor posture and looking down nearly ended her career. Carrie will be taking participants through an active session entitled, ‘Let’s Get Stacked.’ Participants will learn workspace set- up, stretches and exercises that promote good posture and also ease pain and tension. A MUST for nail technicians who plan on a long career!   Carrie Bomar

 

*5 hour Classes*

Some of these classes are FREE and included with your Retreat ticket price. Others will have a fee of up to $50. For those classes, you will see a PayPal link in the Cost/Day Column. These fees and class registration is sent directly to the educator/company.

 

Photos of Cherie Byklum 
Class Title   Description   Cost/Day Educator

Aquarelle Level I

 

 

Watercolor Painting on Nails! No need to be an artist for one of the newest crazes in nail art for the salon.

Create your own designs without drawing!

Learn the techniques to hand-painting beautiful abstracts and pictures on any nail surface – natural, tips, acrylics, gels, etc. - and adding quick profits to your salon work.

 

 

 

  $50 Tami Schmidt

Masterworks Workshop

 

 

 

Nail Art with Amy Becker!

 

Preview of some of the things you may learn in this class! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDxqmdMGID0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eDqrhxTY8c

 

 

$50

 

Includes to $30 in Masterworks Products!

 

$50

 

Includes to $30 in Masterworks Products!

 

Monday

Amy Becker

 

           

Magnetic Nail Design

 

ONE STROKE Nail Art Techniques and Basic Hand Painting
The One Stoke Class includes basic Strokes for One Stroke Designs, Hand Painted detail elements, backgrounds. We will learn how to combine flowers on the nails. Please bring all your art brushes, so we can talk about correct brushes for Hand Painting and choose one of your brushes. I recommend to get a Brush Set for One Stroke, the sets will be available for purchase during the class.

 

$50

 

$50

 

Monday

 

 

Nadja Freund

 

           

Non-Product Specific

 

INCREDIBLE IMPROVEMENTS - This class will include a seminar on proper shape and techniques to create the perfect nail. By producing one nail at a time and having them critiqued, you will see improvements in your nails in one 5 hour class! Always a favorite at the Retreat, every tech gets to walk away with a hand written competition style critique of their last nail to see where they can further improve. Vicki does an incredible job of making the newest nail tech and the seasoned veteran find new ways to perfect their nails. Returning Retreat Attendeess: Bring last years critique so you can see how far you have come!

 

FREE class ALL nail techs and other educators get to attend Friday's workshop after registration! Don't be late, many say this class *alone* is worth the entire trip!

 

FREE

 

Friday

Vicki Peters
           

EFile Certification

 

This hands-on workshop is taught by Vicki Peters, the industry's
most respected EFile Educator.
It includes all aspects of how to use an electric file, how bits
are made, bit finishes and shapes, what bits are used for, how
to choose and care for your machine, sanitation procedures
and using an electric file safely. Attendees will see hands-on
demonstrations on every aspect from prep to finish filing, gel
polish removal, fills, backfills as well as natural nail work.

Each student will receive a certificate indicating Safe Electric File
Training.

 

$25

 

(STUDENTS may attend for FREE!)

 

Monday


 

$25

 

 

(STUDENTS may attend for FREE!)

 

Monday

Vicki Peters
           

Akzentz

 

GLORIOUS GLIZY NAILS - Nothing is more fun than embellishing nails with glitter, Sparkles, foils and NailGrafx! Learn how to layer different products to create depth and nails that expand your creativity and excite your clients.

 

FREE

 

FREE

 

Monday

Jessica Hoel &
Nicole Hollenbeck
           
Elite Beauty Supplies  

Freedom to Choose - Gel and Acrylic Creativity 

How do you decide whether to use gel or acrylic? What works best for different people? Sometimes using both together is the answer! Learn how to decide which product to use for your clients. Try using gel, poly gel and acrylic together. Pigments, glitters, and bling can be added to all of our bases. Learn how to expand your options using just a few simple products! The choice is yours! 

 

FREE

 

Monday

Diane MacQuoid & Cherie Byklum