August 11-13, 2019 // Atlanta, GA


Last updated: June 1, 2018

Sunday, August 11, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM




5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Monday, August 12, 2019

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks 


8:45 AM - 9:40 AM

Longtime nail tech and podologist Jae Fulcher will discuss how to find your motivation in the nail business. She will discuss her journey as a podologist and how focusing on foot care can make you a key part of your clients’ wellness. Learn how to charge your worth, incorporate new teachings into your business, and introduce clients to new techniques.

Speaker: Jae Fulcher

9:45 AM - 10:20 AM

Veteran nail tech and educator Shelley Kessler will discuss how to evaluate the condition of clients’ feet. She’ll talk about what to look for, how to respond to issues, and how to create a care plan that will improve clients’ foot health.

Speaker: Shelley Kessler

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM - 11:20 AM

Negative publicity is bad for everyone’s business. The media loves to sensationalize outbreaks and transmission of infections. We know that improperly cleaned and disinfected surfaces and tools can lead to adverse events, so it’s crucial to follow proper disinfection practices in the salon. This seminar will summarize common client infections and how they relate to disinfection, review best practices in cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and tools, emphasizing that the method of application used for the cleaning and disinfection process is paramount to providing safe foot care services, and discuss the importance of choosing an effective cleaning and disinfectant agent.

Speaker: Nicole Kenny, HBSc, Assoc Chem, Vice President, Portfolio Management and Technical Services, Virox Technologies Inc.

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM

Learn reflexology-inspired techniques that will bring new levels of relaxation to your clients. Designed with nail techs in mind, these techniques are easy to incorporate in the salon and will enhance your services.

Speakers: Estelina Lado, Chrys Leonard Kendall

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors

1:45 PM - 2:25 PM

Podiatrists and the nail techs who work with them will discuss the benefits of this unique business model.

Speakers: Erika Allison, Dr. Danielle Green-Watson, Denise Baich, Dr. Charlton Woodly, and Melba Mosley 


2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Learn how successful business owners create a thriving pedicure business. They will discuss how to get started, paths to success, how to deal with problems, and how to reset your business to get it on track after setbacks.  

Speakers: Erika Allison, Janet McCormick, Gloria Williams

3:20 PM - 3:35 PM

Networking Break

3:40 PM - 4:15 PM

Retailing in the salon is a necessity. Tina Gilbert will discuss the importance of retail and how you can avoid the uncomfortable feeling and appearance of "selling" to the client. She will detail the do's and don'ts of retailing and show how a thoughtfully curated retail assortment will help you pay the rent.

Speaker: Tina Gilbert

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM

Experienced nail techs present notable cases and success stories.

Speakers: Karen Hodges, Denise Baich

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Advanced education classes will be offered by sponsors on Tuesday, August 13. Specific times and sessions will be posted shortly.




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