Serious Foot Care Education for Nail Techs

August 11-13, 2019
Hilton Atlanta Northeast, Atlanta, GA

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The Foot Forward Summit takes salon pedicure services to the next level. This event offers a unique opportunity for nail technicians and salon owners who are serious about foot care to offer safe, effective services to diabetics, elderly clients, and others requiring specialized care.

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NinaDawn Patton

"Foot Forward Summit is a place to come and learn from leaders in the industry that have experience and are happy to share their knowledge."

-NinaDawn Patton, Medinail Advanced/Medical Nail Tech & Advisory Board Member, CCPMA, Dazzle Dry Regional Education Ambassador & President , Saiph Pro, Jonesborough, TN

Michelle Naymick

"As a new tech, this event helped me to streamline my interest and passion for advanced pedicures while maintaining my desire for my clients to experience beautiful cosmetic results."

-Michelle Naymick, Licensed Nail Technician , Envy Nail Bat, Youngstown, OH

"Invest in yourself, join the continuing education movement!"

-Vonda Christensen , Manicurist, Queen V Nail Salon, Booneville, AK

"I truly enjoyed this event and the hosts. The amount of education I received was priceless."

-Quan Brown, Owner, A New Experience Nail Spa, Smyrna , GA

Anastasia and Tomekia

The Foot Forward Summit was definitely worth the time & money! Convenient location for travel & the speakers were very informative & willing to share their knowledge on a one-on-one basis. I definitely recommend and will attend again!

-Anastasia and Tomekia, Owners, Nail Maven, Tampa, FL

Kathleen Collins

I would highly recommend this summit for those of you who enjoy doing pedicures. We, as licensed manicurists need to keep our knowledge up to date to better ourselves. Next year I am going to get my CMP AND MNT thanks to this summit."

-Kathleen Collins, ANT, Nails by Kathleen M, La Quinta, CA

Morgan Decker

This event was absolutely a career-building, networking, educational powerhouse! The accessibility to industry leaders & educators, and networking opportunities will be taking my career to the next level. Well-organized, fun, and a “must-attend!"

-Morgan Decker, Nail Technician, At Last...Salon & Day Spa, Brunswick, ME

So inspirational and educational! Had a great time!

-Anita Layfield, Nail tech, CMP, Anita’s, Richlands, NC

"I love what I do, but Foot Forward Summit 2018 took my passion to another level. It made me feel excited again."

-Laura Sunshine Landry , Nail Therapist , Canal Place Barber/Nail Salon, New Orleans, LA

"The amount of information that was given was mind blowing! I couldn't write fast enough to get all the details. I will be attending next year. It’s already scheduled on my calendar."

-Mary Berryhill, Owner, Berryhill's Studio, Huntsville, AL

Paula Applewhite

"This event should be on every tech's attend list for education! "

-Paula Applewhite, Nail Technician, Posh Tips and Toes/Venus Spa and Salon, Southern Pines, NC

The education left my mind overflowing and re-energized. I cannot wait to implement the service and marketing information that was so freely shared by the speakers and attendees. Best education and networking in a long time. Thanks Nails Magazine!

-Michele Baker, Owner, Nail and Lash Artist, Cumming, GA

This has to be one of the best training experiences I have attended in my 25 plus years of being a nail tech! I recommend this event for everyone that offers a pedicure as a service. I loved the knowledge shared from the podiatrist!

-Tish Gibson, Nail Technician, Heritage Dental Spa and Salon, Bluffton, SC

Dawn Dooley and Casey Castaneda

We were looking for a way to introduce an element of foot health in our practice. The seminar gave us valuable information about diabetic foot care, advanced foot care training, and promotion of the services. We are looking forward to next year!

-Dawn Dooley and Casey Castaneda , Owners, The Beauty Bar, Chaffee, MO

"The products, the people, the excitement in the air - it didn't disappoint! I left with a new direction. I met people who shared my work ethic and offered to help me in my career. Great ideas, great, people, great time. "

-Donnel, Nail Technician, Toe To Toe, North Providence, RI

Valeratea Karen Stevenson

"I was so amazed with the amount of education that was given to us in a short time with such great educators and I was still able to enjoy others in our field, have good food and encourage one another."

-Valeratea Karen Stevenson , Owner, Just Me and Company Nail Spa, Summerville, SC

"I renewed my mind and drive through learning at the event. I was encouraged and enjoyed meeting like-minded people in the industry that had the same challenges and goals as I, that was extremely beneficial! Will be back as often as it is held."

-Tamarra Glenn, Owner, Khamilion Kafe, Detroit, MI


I truly feel that I was given tools for success!

-Zakiya, Master Cosmetologist , Zakiya Beauty, Atlanta, GA

2018 Speakers

Gloria L. Williams
Gloria L. Williams

CEO, Footnanny

NinaDawn Patton
NinaDawn Patton

President, Saiph Pro

Dana Stern, MD
Dana Stern, MD

Dermatologist, Dana Stern, MD P.C. & Nu Skin

Bruce A. Pichler, DPM, MD
Bruce A. Pichler, DPM, MD

Podiatrist, Dahlonega Foot & Ankle Clinic

Paul Ziemer
Paul Ziemer

Dr. Paul Ziemer, One Minute Clear Nails

Vicki Malo
Vicki Malo

Vice President Education, Footlogix

Debra Bourque
Debra Bourque

Lead Educator/Brand Trainer, Neubourg Medical

Linda Heber, RPN, MDRT
Linda Heber, RPN, MDRT

Foot Care Nurse, Foot Care Educator, Mentor & Coach, Linda, The Foot Nurse and Associates & Linda's Advanced Nursing Foot Care Education

Denise Baich
Denise Baich

ANT/MNT/FNT, President DMcCB LLC, Owner/Operator Pedicure Plus, Pedicure Plus

Nellie Neal
Nellie Neal

Nail Extraordinaire, The Pedi Lab

Janet McCormick
Janet McCormick

Co-Owner and Author, Nailcare Academy

Manny Moniz
Manny Moniz

Director of Sales and Marketing, neubourg Medical

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2018 Sponsors

Footlogix LCN
allpresan pro Contego Spa CJs Center for Beauty Nailcare Academy Pedi Licious PodoSafe
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