As a bonus for the people who are coming to High Road to Education in March here in Las Vegas, or for those who need a little push in that direction, look to the events on Saturday prior to the show.
Gina Silvestro, owner of Gel Essentialz in Rhode Island, and veteran nail tech with many many magazine credits to her name, will be giving a Gel Play class.
Gel Play, from Akzentz, is a highly pigmented gel color with a good viscosity so that you can create most anything you can imagine. I took her class in Rhode Island, and it opened my world to doing more art like faces or characters. Like my snow man!
lol, not bad for my first attempt!!!
Give yourself a reason to come to Las Vegas! Take a class from Gina and experience everything that The High Road to Education has to offer!
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!!!
In Canada (and in the United Kingdom, Barbados, Hong Kong, Australia, Bermuda, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and other former British colonies) we celebrate Boxing Day.
For me it means that I didn’t have to work on the 26th of this month, I got another day off after Christmas.
So this is what I did,
I love the fact that Nails Magazine gathers all this information regarding our industry and shares it with us.
Let your imagination run wild and create any style of nail art you can think of with as many or as few materials as you want following the special theme. Entries are on display for all show attendees to vote on to determine a winner: The Crowd Favourite! Entries are also automatically part of the Amore Mixed Media Judge category.
Let your imagination run wild and create any style of nail art you can think of with as many or as few materials as you want following the special theme. This is a judged category with specific feedback. Entries are also automatically part of the Akzentz Mixed Media crowd favourite category.
BLINGED! Challenges your competence, creativity and on-the-spot thinking. Mixing real-world salon problem solving skills in a fun competition environment, competitors will each receive identical mystery packages of Swarovski crystals and must use a minimum percentage of the crystals in their final BLINGED design. Think cooking show challenge, but for nails!
Presented by Swan Nails
Designed to reflect Canada’s green image and friendly nature, the 3D Gel challenge requires competitors to sculpt 3D art on one hand following a specific theme using gels only.
These are quoted directly from their news letter so you may think you see spelling errors but there are just some differences in how us Canadians spell things!!! LOL
Here’s the kicker….and I am directing this to techs who want to get into competitions but are afraid. Either of the cost of competing or of not doing well.
image from rainbowroomhairsalon.com
First, the cost to compete in as many categories as you like is only $50!!!!! Yes, $50.00. The cost is so affordable that it makes perfect sense to join in. And, as for not doing well….I think that if you even attempt to enter, you have won. Competitions, whether in a setting like this or within a social media forum such as Facebook, push you to limits you didn’t know you had!
I can only encourage you to challenge yourself with these types of competitions. The rewards are far reaching. From pride of accomplishment to adding professional value to you as a employee!
Well, I did this event Sunday night and I needed my nails to be perfect, so I decided to try this trick.
I love Gel Play from Akzentz because it is a super highly pigmented. And it is very viscous. It stays where you put it (unless you have huge globs of it!) as you can see by my Palette. I travel with this palette and all the colors stay where they belong!
Since I needed such a little amount of color to cover up my minimal growth, I simply buffed down the edge with a 240 grit soft buffer, cleaned them, applied base coat and cured it, then using a synthetic gel brush applied one good coat of Akzentz Gel Play in Black.
And the final look worked out perfectly! You can’t even really tell that I did this little mini fill with Gel Play colored gel!
Another thank you to Akzentz for having great professional user products to help us stay looking professional!