This last weekend, I spent in the company of some fine women in our industry. The High Road to Education is a non product specific class taught by industry leaders. One full day of education and then another day of one on one with the educators and their teams!
In no particular order here is some of the things I got to learn about….
And as Gina does so well, a little extra bling for it!
Look at these cute minis from Akzentz available 4/1/16!
I didn’t get a chance to sit with Amy Becker but I did get to watch as she showed us her techniques with Master Works Gel!
Although I found out these are not finished yet, I thought they were beautiful anyways. Amy told me she will take a picture and send it when she is done with them! Such talent. I think it looks like mehndi tattoos! http://masterworksbyamybecker.com/
I took a class from Elizabeth Morris (http://www.thenailhub.com/podcast) on the business of nails! Including many business issues that you just don’t think about as a creative nail tech.
She gave us some homework which I will share with you in another post.
One of the best things that happened to me this weekend was that I got to meet up with some ladies that I follow on social media.
She said “I’m just a fan” when I asked if I could take their picture!
After being gone for a week in New Orleans, I’m back in the blogging frame of mind.
Part of what I was doing there was to be educated by OPI and part was for a vacation with my hubby and some friends!
I don’t know about you but when I get motivated by great teachers and new techniques, I just want to keep the ball rolling. So when I got back and saw another ad for The High Road to Education, I knew I had to secure my spot.
So for two days in March (the 12th to the 14th) here in my own back yard, I get to mix, mingle and learn from my peers!
Two days of non product specific training by our industry leaders, innovators and up and comers is something that any nail tech, business owner or student can enjoy. Where else can you go to get educated for $75.00 a day? And meet new friends to “Nailstorm” with????
As well as the two day event there are classes the Saturday before (at a extra charge) with Gina Silvestro and Elizabeth Morris.
You can go to http://www.thehrte.com/ for more information and to register. Hurry though, I don’t think there are that many spots available!!!
THIS WEEKEND IN LAS VEGAS!!!! YET ANOTHER EXCUSE TO COME TO FUN LAS VEGAS!!!
This last Saturday, I received a email from Akzentz showing what was going on with them. A calender of events. Well, I got lucky because I saw that Gina Silvestro was going to be in Las Vegas for the High Road to Education event.
picture from Nails Magazine
Gina Silvestro, for those who don’t know, works with Akzentz and has been featured in Nails Magazine. Recently, on the cover.
I find her very inspiring and even did a nail art challenge prompt for “Inspired by Nails Magazine Cover”
The High Road to Education is a two day event to being held here in Las Vegas. This event is non product specific and focuses more on basics of good nail care and technique.
Created and hosted by Tammy Warner, HRTE is designed to be non product specific and to facilitate the coming together of like minded people.
You can build your expertise, in part, by affiliating yourself with people who want to exceed in their profession. Continued education for nail techs is imperative in my opinion!
Licensed nail professional Tammy Warner has organized more than 20 HRTE events in various cities and countries, including Australia, Canada and Singapore.
As well as two full days of education, I look forward to the networking of this event.
Two days of learning from such greats as Gina and Catherine Wong. Catherine is coming to us all the way from Singapore!
The other fine industry greats involved are Loni Preato, Traci Dungan, Ami McClure, Amy Becker and Jamie Schrabeck. Making their debuts are Tina Alberino and Max Estrada!
What a great line up of talent for this upcoming event to be held March 15 & 16, 2015 at La Quinta Inn & Suites, 6560 Surrey St, Las Vegas NV 89119.
A qoute from a article in Nails Magazine written by “Tom” dated July 28/2009
But after talking to the attendees, I learned how important it is for them that the HRTE isn’t product specific. “I love that they show you all the products,” said Angela Jones of Modesto, Calif. “It’s one of the best things about these seminars, because you don’t have anyone fighting over product preference. Everyone is just here to help each other out and share their experiences with any product, without trying to push you towards one product or another.”
If you would like to register for this event you can do so at