the retreat itinerary will consist of one 5 Hour workshop, your choice of five 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

     
Important things to note about these awesome classes:   Educator
  * You will be able to choose 5 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

CND Tips and tricks on working with an exciting and revolutionary new product coming out from CND this late spring.  Be prepared to be amazed.     Tanya Sisson
CND 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.   Tanya Sisson

Elite Nail 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 Nail 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. 

  Cherie Byklum 

Empower Nail Art Having mastered traditional forms, Colleen now focuses on the next generation of nail art. Limitless looks can be created with Empower Nail Art prints. Colleen will cover basic and advanced application techniques, using Empower by itself as well as with gels, acrylics and embedding.   Holly Schippers

Empower Nail Art Having mastered traditional forms, Colleen now focuses on the next generation of nail art. Limitless looks can be created with Empower Nail Art prints. Colleen will cover basic and advanced application techniques, using Empower by itself as well as with gels, acrylics and embedding.   Holly Schippers

IBX IBX Demo   Victoria Hunter

inm Perfecting Pink and White Acrylic Smile Lines - This class will show you easier techniques to perfecting pink and white smiles lines. You will learn the art of the “reverse” method as well as how to do competition smile lines with one bead. Lorena will show you how to properly pick up the perfect with the correct mixed ratio to avoid marbleizing, air bubbles and center pocket lifting. This is a good intro to the 3hr inm Competition Class.   Lorena Marquez
inm 3D Acrylic Flowers - Learn the in’s and out’s of how to make building 3D flowers quick and easy. Using smaller, drier beads and a smaller pointed brush will definitely help. INM’s Acrylic Powder Paints were designed specifically with the nailtech in mind. Petal placement and how to create several different flowers will also be learned in this class.   Lorena Marquez
inm The Art of Acrylic Design - Lorena will showcase some of the newest fashion trends in acrylic design.....color blocking, fading and cut-outs will be featured in demonstration. You will get a chance to see all on INM’s colored acrylic collections featured in this class. The designs featured in this class are sure to help you make more money in the salon!   Lorena Marquez
inm

This class will be a demonstration and intro to the last 3 hour Workshop.....featuring INM’s Gelavish Soak Off Gel Polish. Lorena will show you eye catching designs that are easy to do and will helpyou to up your salon services. Techniques that will be shown: Ombre, cut-outs, marbleizing and flowers.

Learn to do nail art with gel polish.....the possibilities are endless.

  Lorena Marquez

Insuring Style Liability & Risk Management - Many nail professionals are unaware of their liability needs. In this class you’ll learn about real-life risks in the nail profession, the types of liability insurance coverage, how to minimize risk, and what to do if an incident occurs.   Jenny Flanagan

KUPA 3D Demo Class - Witness incredible designs as Yire demonstrates one of his outrageous award winning artistic3D  designs with Kupa Artfinity Products. Kupa’s lead star educator, he has a background in watercolors, sketching, cartooning, color theory, design and photography, Yire paints from the heart. His work has been featured in well recognized ads and magazines plus he recently has won numerous awards for his nail art creations.    Yire Castillo


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 Emboss Art -

Your educator will show you the art of embossing your acrylic or gel enhancements to create stunning nail designs that are both wearable and original. Let the Light Elegance Poppy Paints take your art to new heights. 

  Shannon Nakamura
Light Elegance

Mixology - Your educator will show you how to mix pigments, shimmers, pretties and gel with the LE Acrylic system for unlimited creative possibilities

 This is where science meets creativity!  Become a master mixologist!

  Shannon Nakamura

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


Vicki Peters

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. 

 

   
Vicki Peters

Mastering Gel Polish Demo

Gel polish looks easy but it is not! Learn techniques that make your application flawless and fast! Curing, color slippage/shrinking, LED vs UV, Shelac vs. other gel polish, proper prep, safe removal techniques and finding a real lint free pad!

  Vicki Peters
       
       

 

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.

 




Class Title   Description   Cost Educator

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!

 

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

 

 

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!

 



 

$50

 

 

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

 

 

Nadja Freund

 

           

KUPA

Artfinity Workshops

 

 
Demonstration & hands on workshop
Designer Acrylic Techniques
Colored Acrylic & Glitter Effects
2oz liquid & colored powders & glitter, practice sheet included. 
Yire will guide you through the secrets of 3D flowers.
Practice Sheet, designer 3D brush, acrylic colors & 2 oz. liquid included. 
Bring your sculpting brush. 
  $50 Yire Castillo

KUPA

Artfinity Workshops

 

Kupa 3D

 
Demonstration & hands-on workshop
3D Nail Art & Flowers
Yire will guide you through the secrets of building beautiful 3D flowers.
Practice Sheet, acrylic colors & 2 oz. liquid included. 
Bring your nail art sculpting brush.
  $50 Yire Castillo
           

EFiling for Beginners

 

This hands-on workshop is taught by Vicki Peters, the industry's
most respected EFile Educator.
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. 

 

$25

 

(STUDENTS may attend for FREE!)

 


 

$25

 

 

(STUDENTS may attend for FREE!)

 

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

 

Rachel Dye

Akzentz

 

Sculpting 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
           

Light Elegance

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Light Elegance Acrylic System

This class teaches students to use the LE Acrylic System and to have fun with it too! Basic acrylic techniques, form/tip application and shaping are covered. We will also add some fun with color by mixing dry pigment with acrylic as well. Students come away with an understanding of how to form, shape and design a beautiful acrylic nail using the Light Elegance Acrylic System.

    Shannon Nakamura
           
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 Nail 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

 

Diane MacQuoid & Cherie Byklum  
           
Be Creative  

Get your fantasy on!

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

  $50 Sandy Combs
Be Creative  

Holiday Madness

Halloween and Xmas designs using all types of media with the be creative products recommended to take plan ahead 75 min workshop to get the most from these workshops
  $50 Sanday Combs
           

INM

INM

 

Dig Deeper into Competition!

Hands on Workshop where participants will have an opportunity to try the INM Out the Door System without paying for a class. Learn and understand the difference between SALON nails vs COMPETITION nails. 2 time Nailpro Cup Champion, Lorena Marquez will go over the rules and regulations and show some competition style demo nails. You have the opportunity to try the product and have your nails critiqued.

  FREE Lorena Marquez

INM

INM

 

Gelavish Hands-On Workshop

This hands on workshop will give you the opportunity to try INM’s Gelavish Soak Off Gel Polish and learn to do designs with it. Lorena will demonstrate “Salon Wearable” art and you will get a chance to duplicate them. This is a “free” work shop brought to by INM.....we know you’ll fall in love with GELAVISH!

  FREE Lorena Marquez
           
IBX   Following the IBX new education format, everyone will receive an IBX kit and you will find out everything you need to know about IBX and all of Famous Names Products!   $50 Victoria Hunter