the retreat itinerary will consist of one 5 Hour workshop, your choice of six 75 minute classes and two 3 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.

 

This 5 Hour class takes place Friday and is for all attendees

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!

Vicki Peters will teach New Attendees, students & Novice Techs

Amy Becker will teach Returning Attendees with at least 3 years experience.



75 minute classes

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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 more than once in the itinerary to help you with overlapping classes
  * Some classes may have shopping available. You will also be able to shop during the trade show all day Monday.    

       
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
Akzentz 3d Gel Powder & Gel Play Paint - Rachel shows you how easy Akzentz 3D gel powder and Gel Play art paints are. Create simple to advanced looking designs with a few basic techniques easily used in your salon!   Rachel Dye

Aquarelle No need to be an artist to add stunning art and quick profits to your salon work! Create your own designs without drawing! Learn the techniques to hand-painting beautiful abstracts, simple designs and even scenes on nails
Watercolor kits will be on sale in class!
  Tami Schmidt

Be Creative Plan ahead for add on sales... pre made elements- making stickers with gel paints and acrylic on the Arabella forms.   Sandy Combs
Be Creative Adding dimension....using pigments in your nail designs with gel polish, water, or monomer.   Sandy Combs
Be Creative Quick and detailed...using the art pen and be creative paints over gel polish, gel and acrylic   Sandy Combs

Cordoza Nail Supply Profiting with Pigments
Learn all about our new product that has became a huge hit.. High Shine! High Shine can take you to the next level pairing it with pigments for the ultimate gel manicure. This class will go over how you can increase your profits, how purchasing in refill sizes can benefit you and how to price your add-on services. Nail Art & Stamping w/ Pigments will also be included!
  Tiffani Cordoza
Cordoza Nail Supply Trendy not Spendy: Art can be Easy!
Who says nail art can't be easy and affordable? Learn how you can offer your clients a new shape, a new nail design, a new technique and increase your income at the same time. No more pink and white's all day long.. Learn how to 'ease' your clients into custom artistic nails. Great class for all levels!
  Tiffani Cordoza
Cordoza Nail Supply Success Starts Here- Students & Beginners
Students and new nail techs.. Are you feeling like you could use a little help? Need to be inspired? This class will teach you the basics of nails, nail art, maximizing social media, efficiently managing your time and pricing what you are worth!
  Tiffani Cordoza

CND

VINYLUX™ Design Lab - Now every week is Fashion Week with CND’s newest color innovation, VINYLUX! Join us in the CND Design Lab where you can explore your creativity while discovering first hand 
virtues of VINYLUX.  Translate your design inspiration into works of art and place them on display for all to see!

  Tanya Sisson
CND

CND Shellac - 14+ Day Nail Color and Vinylux Weekly Polish

Gilded Dreams Holiday 2014

The dizzying swirl of lights and music fill the room and luminous luxury saturates the air…its midnight and the spotlight is on you. This holiday season is adorned with sparkle and  shine. Opulent soirees and gleaming galas await. Nails illuminate with metallic and 
shimmering dimension in sleek almond shapes, magically iced in rose gold, icy blue and silvery pastels. 
• Get inspired! The latest trends unveiled
• Be the first to see NEW colors of the season
• Learn new nail styles showcasing CND® Shellac® 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX® weekly  Polish and Additives

• See how Brisa® Gel can transform any nail into a work of art

  Tanya Sisson
CND CND Additives Art Studio - Add, blend and create! Expand your color options with pure concentrated pigments and  sparkling effects designed to blend into Liquid & Powder and Gel, or layered over CND Shellac for complete artistic freedom. Learn to create impressive nail art in this creative 
workshop.
  Tanya Sisson

Elite Nail Supplies
Snow Globe Acrylic Designs - Have fun learning the quick and easy technique of applying snow globes to the nail, using acrylic.   Beverly will be working on a Snowman in this class, but they can be adapted to create animals and unlimited seasonal designs.   Swirling glitter is the perfect adornment for your nails!
  Diane MacQuoid 
Elite Nail Supplies
Inktense Pencil Art - Beverly will be sharing her watercolor design technique, using the versatile Inktense Pencils.   She will demo how simple it is to create quick, stunning designs with pencils
 
Beverly Townsend
Elite Nail Supplies
Gel Paint Creations - Explore the versatility of Gel Paints!   Beverly will show you how they can even be used for one stroke painting.   Learn how a few colors will allow you to mix a multitude of beautiful shades.
 
Beverly Townsend
Elite Nail Supplies
Gel Choices - Elite Beauty Supplies has a full range of gels that allow the Nail Tech to create beautiful nails with the perfect gel for each client.   Learn all about the different gels, and when to use them. 
 
Beverly Townsend

Empower Nail Art ENA Film School Basic
An introduction to Empower Nail Art that will inspire your creativity while giving you ideas on positioning, pricing, and upselling your services to Empower nails and your daily ticket!
  Holly Schippers
Empower Nail Art

ENA Film School Advanced
The next level of Empower Nail Art that will show you fun ways to Empower enhancements from the stiletto flip side to encasing for all nail types!

  Holly Schippers
Empower Nail Art ENA Film School Ultimate Creativity
Have a basic understanding of Empower Nail Art? Ready to do more than apply it as a full film? This is the film school for you, covering advanced cutting techniques and ideas for getting more out of your film as well as application techniques for those tricky nails!
  Holly Schippers


En Vogue SIMPLY Pink & White!
Learn how to create Effortless, Economical and Elegant nails using our SIMPLY gel line. Save time and money using this medium viscosity gel that has the perfect cream like consistency which levels out to eliminate excess filing. Strong yet durable, this product is perfect for tips, overlays and fills.
  Joanne Millar & Roberta Chistison
En Vogue

Sculptured Perfection with Gels!
In this presentation you will learn how to perfect your pink and white gel application, on forms! Fix problems before they start and create the perfect French gel enhancement every time. From basic application of perfecting your arch and uniform smile lines to advanced techniques of creating beautiful nails on a nail biter. Joanne will show you how to keep your pinks pink and your whites white with this distinctive technique.

  Holly Schippers
En Vogue SIMPLY Fast! SIMPLY Fibre Gel!
With our new SIMPLY Fibre Gel you will learn a quick and cost effective way to create beautiful gel nails. SIMPLY Fibre Gel contains micro-fibers for extra strength, perfect for tips or overlays. This class is ideal for beginners!
  Holly Schippers


IBX

An in-depth introduction to IBX! Develop your understanding of what IBX is and does, and learn about the science and chemistry to better serve yourself and your clients. In this introductory lesson, you will meet the product line and see a live demo. Watch an expert in various application situations -- get prepared to launch your own salon's IBX services! Additionally, you'll learn the IBX marketing strategy that will make this a gotta-have-it service for your business.

  Victoria Hunter


EZ Flow So you want to compete? Here's how to get started.
In this class we will cover how we got started and how you can as well. We will pass on some tips and tricks for success including where to find information and what to never leave home without. Come get advice from the top 2 competitors for the 2015 competition year and catch the competition bug!
  Allie Baker & Nikki Payton


EZ Flow

Form color fades to using glitter powders to inlaying acrylic designs, come see how easy it can be. Learn how to incorporate colored acrylic into your services and let your imaginations soar.

  Allie Baker & Nikki Payton

EZ Flow

Alternative shapes. Gothic almond? Stiletto? Almond? You see them on Facebook and Pinterest everyday but there are tricks to doing them properly. Come see how alternative shapes are done starting with proper form placement. (It's not the same for every nail). Don't just be a square broaden your nail shape spectrum!

  Allie Baker & Nikki Payton



Masterworks Cool, Quick and Balanced Gel Application
Learn Masterworks by Amy Becker original techniques to apply gel quickly while maintaining the stress area in a fraction of the time it takes most gel techs! Masterworks by Amy Becker's "Masterfill" is a low/no heat gel that's stronger than acrylic and has "Auto-Correct" built in!
  Amy Becker
Masterworks Mastertip Gel Class: Troubleshooting with Gels!
Learn how to create 3D Gel Art in a fraction of the time it takes to sculpt with acrylic!
  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 

Light Elegance

Light Elegance Apex Acrylic System & Light Elegance Glitter Gel “A Marriage Made In Heaven” LEU Mini Course

Have you ever had a client fall in LOVE with a LE Glitter Gel only to be a die-hard acrylic wearer? Ever wonder how these two fabulous systems could be made to live in harmony? Well this class is designed to show you how to maximize BOTH of your Light Elegance enhancement systemsx x

  Shannon McCown
Light Elegance

The LE "Glitter Galore" Glitter Gel Experience LEU Mini Course

Light Elegance is the definitive glitter gel company, offering UV/LED Glitter Gel and indestructible UV/LED Color Gels, too. Learn to master both in this class focusing on perfecting the glitter French, glitter overlay with polish and simple art with glitter effects. Stun your clients with gorgeous glitter gels that do the up-selling for you!

  Shannon McCown
Light Elegance

"The P+ Soak Off System" LEU Mini Course

This class teaches students how to use the P? Soak-off System and why it works. Benefits of each component of the system are explained, and simple art is also introduced. P? application demonstrations include P? Gel Polish and P? Glitter Gel on natural nail and P? Party Nail (Glitter Gel over Gel Polish) on natural nail.

  Shannon McCown

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


Tami Schmidt

EFilling for Beginners

Afraid of the Efile?  Don’t know where to start or what to purchase? Vicki will walk you through the basics, the different bits and what to look for and spend on an Efile. Demonstrations on how to use the Efile safely along with practice techniques. 

 

  Tami Schmidt
       
       

 

3 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.

 

SCHEDULE - You can choose ONE morning and ONE evening class to attend. You do NOT need to sign up for free classes If there is no link for a paid class we have not received it from the educator.

 

 




Class Title Description   Cost Educator

Empower Nail Art

ENA Film School Hands-on
Empower brings you everything from basic application to ultimate creativity on all nail types. Upsell your Forever French to an accent nail and your accent nails to full glam sets. Supplies for hands-on are provided, come in for a good time and hashtag your works of art #ENAfilmschool

  $30 Holly Schippers

Masterworks Workshop

 

 

3D Gel Art
Amy will teach you the different 3D gel art strokes and techniques to create beautiful, fast art in the salon. You\'ve got to see it to believe how simple the most complicated looking design is!

 

Click here to register & pay for this class
http://shop.masterworksbyamybecker.com/NWNT-3D-Gel-Art-Class-10-21-MAC.htm

 

 

Includes to $30 in Masterworks Products!

 

$50

 

Amy Becker

 

 

Masterworks Workshop

Cool, Quick and Balanced Gel Application
Amy will work with you hands on to achieve cool, quick and balance gel application. The average nail tech reduces her gel services by 15 minutes with this class!

 


Click here to register & pay for this class

http://shop.masterworksbyamybecker.com/Cool-Quick-Balanced-Gel-Application-10-21-Gel-Basic.htm

 

$50

 

 

Amy Becker

 

         

Magnetic Nail Design

magnetic

Russian almond and other modern shapes. These beautiful shapes taught usually by Russian and European nail designers only are brought to North America by Nadja. You will learn the salon version of the Russian Almond shape that you can use in your every day work. You can practice on yourself or on each other. Bring your implements. All products (gel or acrylic) will be supplied for this hands on class.
  $50 Nadja Freund
         

Magnetic Nail Design

Hand Painting with elements of One Stroke techniques.

Quick and easy beautiful hand painted nails are possible! Basics of the One Stroke technique combined with detail painting will make your work unique and increase your income! Included in the price is a Russian Kolinsky detail brush. You will need a one stroke brush (I will supply some for the class). This is a hands on class.

 

$50

 

 

Nadja Freund

 

         
         

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

 

Rachel Dye

Akzentz

Sculpting Gel made EASY! - Stop fighting your gel and learn easy techniques to sculpt out nails with little finish filing! Speed up your full sets and learn how to do fills with art and gel polish using products that allow you to apply and be done! Saves 10-15 minutes off of your fill service by not needing to finish file. Bring one nail free of product and try for yourself.

 

FREE

 

FREE

 

Jessica Hoel
         

Ellen Torchia

massage

With 25 years experience as a licensed massage therapist, Ellen wil teach you services to increase your massage skills. Learn basic massage theory, review anatomy, and learn to get those clients raving about and returning with your massage skills. Massage has a purpose in your service. Learn what that purpose is and some skills to keep you a step above the competition.   FREE Ellen Torchia
         

Light Elegance

le

LE "Lexy Line" A Revolutionary LED Hard Gel System

This is an introductory class that will first take you through the new “Lexy Line” product. You won’t just see the products; you will learn when to use them, in what combination and why. This LE Workshop will cover recommended techniques for each product. This class is “hands on” so be prepared to dive in and leave with confidence.

    Shannon McCown
         
en Vogue Sculptured Nail Systems

SIMPLY Colour Your World!!

Add excitement to your nail service with our NEW Simply Color! This class is perfect for any nail technician, beginner or advanced, wanting to offer the perfect long lasting colour gel manicure or have fun with nail art. With our new and innovative technology these color gels have full coverage and deep lustre. Having a polish consistency and strong durability, they allow you to provide the perfect manicure or create unique and popular nail art designs. Learn how to create beautiful nail art using structure and embedding techniques. Joanne will show you how to combine the best of resin technology to achieve exciting new stilettos with colour gels, NEW ice gels and glitters. If you have nail art supplies that you are not sure how to use, please bring it with you and Joanne will show you an application technique

 

    Joanne Millar & Roberta Chistison
         
EZ Flow

Recreate the cover look.

Nailpro Cup champion and cover artist Allie Baker shows you how to recreate the Nails Magazine February cover using EZ Flow's Watercolor acrylic collection. $30 includes Watercolor acrylic kit.

 

    Allie Baker
         
Arketech Institute

Nail Architechture

Perfecting NAIL STRUCTURE AND SHAPES

Set your nails apart from the mainstream salon set and earn more $$$ by offering HAUTE COUTURE SALON NAIL SHAPES that don’t require starting from a new set.

 

    Tami Schmidt
         
Elite Beauty Supplies

Snow Globe Creations - This class is just a whole lot of fun!   Learn how to adapt snow globes to create designs for the different seasons, animals, or anything you can imagine!   These can be made with both acrylic and gel, and applied to any enhancement.   All products will be supplied by Elite Beauty Supplies. 

 

PAY for this class here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/snow-globe-acrylic-designs-tickets-13027235813

 

  $50 Beverly Townsend 
Elite Beauty Supplies

Inktense Watercolor Nails - Watercolor nails have never been easier.   Beverly will teach you how to create gorgeous designs using Inktense Pencils.   She will show you how to plan and execute simple designs which can be used on acrylic or gel enhancements.     Pencils will be available for purchase at the class.   All other supplies will be included in the class.

 

PAY for this class here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/inktense-art-tickets-13025974039?aff=eivtefrnd

 

 

 

$50

 

Beverly Townsend  
         

Be Creative

Get your fantasy on!

Beginning fantasy 3-d nail art....tropical flowers with acrylic.

Register for this class HERE:

 

  $50 Sandy Combs

Be Creative

Holiday Madness

Halloween and Xmas designs using all types of media with the be creative products.

 

Register for this class HERE:

  $50 Sandy Combs
         
CND

CND Shellac Certification and the Secrets of Success (Hands on)
Become a CND Shellac Certified Pro** and unlock the Secrets of Shellac - the original 
Power Polish™. Discover unlimited color and style options that will satisfy your 
client’s every wish. 
CND Shellac Certified Pro benefits:

º Listing on cnd.com
º Welcome Kit with FREE business-building tools
º Quarterly merchandising materials and FREE samples

**All are welcome to class.  I am only able to qualify CND Shellac Certified Pro status for those that meet the criteria below and are US nail professionals. 

 

To be certified, attendees must bring:

Photo I.D.

CND Shellac Top Coat

CND Shellac Base Coat

6 CND Shellac Colors

CND UV Lamp

CuticleAway

ScrubFresh™

SolarOil™
99% Isopropyl Alcohol

CND Shellac Nourishing Remover.


• Certification will take place at the end of class

  FREE Tanya Sisson
         

IBX

IBX Certification Class

 

This class is REPEATED both in the AM and PM session.

 

Become a certified IBX technician with this three-hour certification course. Develop your understanding

of what IBX is and does, and learn about the science and chemistry to better serve yourself and

your clients. You will meet the product line, experience an in-depth demo and then master your IBX

technique in a hands-on learning environment. Learn and practice more advanced techniques that you

can incorporate into your everyday services at the salon.

You'll also be coached on best practices for salon marketing. Through examples and strategy discussion,

you'll learn how to introduce the product to your customers and make IBX a gotta-have-it service.

At the end of three knowledge-filled hours, take The IBX Exam. Pass it and receive your official IBX

certification.

Course Details:

- Purchase of the IBX Starter Kit $45.00 (IBX Duo Pack, Lumos Duo Pack and 1/2 oz Dadi'Oil) is required (pay at class)

- You will need to bring your own heat source (it can just be a hair dryer!), UV/LED lamp, prep products,

files, and cleanser.

- Please have bare nails on the day of the course, or bring a model.

 

To Register for this IBX Class email info@famousnamesproducts.com

  $45 for kit paid at class Lisa Pena-Wong

Cordoza Nail Supply

Acryle This Way- Mastering Reverse Application

Learn all about Elegant Glass Nail's fast setting, self leveling, easy to work with line of acrylic. Create fun and flawless nails in less time with perfect and consistent smile lines every time. This class will teach you all about our acrylic line, reverse application, our new pre-mixed ready to use glitter tints and how you can also service clients who are allergic to acrylic using our dip system! Learn about how to price your services and see breakdowns on price points to maximize your income! This is a hands on class with a certificate at the end!

- class: Acryle Trial Kit Provided Need: Acrylic Brush UV or LED Lamp Table Set Up E-File if have Power Strip Hand Trainer or NO nails on your non dominate hand Products available for purchase at the class!

 

http://www.cordozanailsupply.com/nw-nail-tech-retreat-workshop-class-fee/

  $50 Tiffani Cordoza

 

 

 

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