Technique / CEH Learning

INTA NAIL EDUCATION

Price KEY: 
EB: Early Bird (By 3/18)  F: Full Price (After 3/18)


All exhibitors, workshops, artists, presenters, times & locations are subject to change without notice.
The Chicago Cosmetologists Association, Inc. is an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (license #190-000101)



Hands-On

Troubleshooting Gel: Understand and Conquer Your Products
with Elizabeth Morris 

@thenailhub

Sunday, April 19
1pm - 4pm  

EDU-622

EB $95  F $115
CEH: 3 hours


You will Learn:

Tired of investing in products only to throw them in a drawer because “they don’t work?” There’s nothing more costly or frustrating for a nail tech than feeling overspent and unsupported. In this class you will learn how to get the most out of products you already own by understanding the fundamentals behind gels and how they work. Bring the products you already own that you want to learn how to better use. We will cover how to use what you’ve already got in your drawer, expose you to some important information to make you a well-educated and prepared investor for your business, as well as highlight some advantages of products you may not know about.  After this hands-on training you’ll be able to do nails with everything you own already PLUS understand what to look for in future purchases or your business.

What to Bring: Nail lamp for curing, table lamp to light your work area, extension cord, table towel, gel cleanser, wipes, base, color, top coat (what you normally use or what you want to troubleshoot), builder gel, brushes (if needed for your product), nail files & buffer, cuticle pusher, nippers, e-file (if you own one), diamond cuticle bit (if you own one). 

IMPORTANT: Each attendee will need at least 1 or 2 natural/naked fingernails with no product on (whole hand is best).  




Hands-On

“What Should I Charge?” Salon Price Workshop
with Elizabeth Morris 

@thenailhub

Monday, April 20
10am - 12noon 

EDU-644

EB $55  F $70
CEH:
 2 hours

You'll Learn:

Setting the correct price for your services is key to being a healthy profitable business. But, do you know if you’re making money? Do you give services away for free or discount them randomly when customers ask?  When was the last time you increased your prices? Do you struggle coming up with prices for nail art and custom requests? This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about how to formulate a price and how to make sure you’re covering your costs and making a profit.

What to bring: notebook, pen, calculator (on your phone is fine), your current menu, at least 3 menus from nail salons around yours (can be paper trifolds or online), digital scale, one product you use consistently like your base coat or a builder gel. 




Look & Learn

10 Top Gel Nail Lifting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
with Paola Ponce 

@paolaponcenails

Sunday, April 19
9am - 11am  

EDU-606

EB $55  F $70
CEH: 2 hours


You'll Learn:

In this class, you will look at the top 10 top mistakes that cause gel nails to lift. Students will specifically be zooming in on 3 issues and how to avoid them. Paola Ponce will be sharing her personal journey and success of no-lift nails, and the changes she has made to her service offerings that instantly made her more profitable. With time permitting, hands-on demo will be offered.




Look & Learn

Recreating 10 Instagram Favorite Gel Nail Designs
with Paola Ponce 

@paolaponcenails

Sunday, April 19
12noon - 2pm 

EDU-615

EB $55  F $70
CEH: 2 hours


You'll Learn:

In this class, Paola Ponce will be recreating 10 popular nail designs found on Instagram and recreating them using gel. Designs will include tortoise and other animal prints, foil transfers, florals and anything trending up to the day of class! (No boring old designs, WE PROMISE). This will be a fun, step-by-step visual workshop with nail art tips and techniques you can immediately implement once back in the salon.





Look & Learn

Facts vs Myths: CBD in Foot Care  
with Janet McCormick

@nailcareacademy

Sunday, April 19
10am - 12noon  

EDU-611

EB $45  F $60
CEH: 2 hours

 

You'll Learn:

This class is a lively discussion of facts vs. myths surrounding the use of CBD as a topical application in the salon. This trend in the salon industry will only continue to build as legislation attempts to keep up. Don't be left behind!

  • Facts vs myths surrounding the use of CBD as a topical application in the salon
  • How to research good sources for CBD products
  • How to understand labelling terms such as batch labelling, content percentages and ingredient efficacy
  • How to research the legal implications for both State and Federal and precautions and contraindications regarding CBD in salon services




Look & Learn

How to Become a 6-Figure Nail Tech
with Janet McCormick

@nailcareacademy

Monday, April 20
12noon - 2pm 

EDU-648

EB $35  F $50
CEH: 2 hours


You'll Learn:

Are you making six figures in your nail business? If you are not, you need this class to break through that glass ceiling. You need the knowledge that can set you apart from “ordinary” to become an “extraordinary” nail tech. 

  • How to set realistic and achievable goals for maximizing your profits
  • How to implement techniques that will increase your visibility in your community
  • How to reduce the stress that financial burden brings
  • Techniques that will foster continuous growth and more 




Look & Learn

INTA: Health and Safety in the Nail Salon
with Karen Hodges

@nailcareacademy

Sunday, April 19
3pm - 5pm 

EDU-627

Monday, April 20
9am - 11am 

EDU-636

EB $35  F $50
CEH: 2 hours

You'll Learn:

This presentation created by the International Nail Technicians Association (INTA) covers best practices for safe careful care of your clients' feet and lower limbs. 

About the various regulatory agencies which govern our industry and how to seamlessly integrate their requirements in your salon or spa

  • How to implement various critical safety practices in your salon or spa
  • Your health and safety, and that of your clients’ by utilizing "aseptic techniques"