The Oregon Nail Expo offered a full day of education with a plethora of options in a variety of topics. There was something for anyone from foot focused or nail structure to e-file and art. To give you a small glimpse into the event, here is a peek into each of the classrooms with a tidbit of information or perhaps a helpful tip from some of them depending on the timing of when I stopped by. Some companies offered one full day class and some offered one or two half day classes.
Johens Mixed Media with Henrietta Almasi
detailed information on tools, tool and brush care, information on 3D and other mixed media for consistent success
had great analogies for explaining techniques as she demoed some of the products
Luminary Structured Manicure with Tara Robinson
tips on perfecting the gel apex
how to use the lines of light and the contrast of shadows to see the overall shape of the nail before curing
NASP Basic Pedicuring with Vicki Malo
Why do we see so many foot issues?
lack of healthy lifestyles
these things contribute to edema and venous insufficiency
you can see skin breakdown
Evaluation of the feet in your consultation is important, the client can be immunocompromised without even being aware.
GEHWOL Med Pedicure with Hope Goldman
Powder is a helpful finisher to keep people from sliding around in their shoes after a pedicure service.
Photo shows one foot pedicured with GEHWOL products and one foot untouched for comparison.
Famous Names Releaf Pedicure with Jim and Linda Nordstrom
Allantoin and Urea create the AU complex a power ingredient found in many of the products in the pedicure that provides a shot of moisture into the skin.
Option to add CBD Elixir which has anti-bacterial & anti-oxidant properties and may provide muscle and joint relief, great retail item.
Free certification offered via online course
Orly Parlez vouz FRENCH? with Elsbeth Schultz and Grazziella Barney
discussion, demo and hands-on for builder in a bottle as well as concealer which can hide the natural smile line
educators walk around helping attendees one on one with their structure and form
SoGel Hard Gel with Becky Bunnell and DeAnn Damron
tips on transitioning acrylic to gel
working hands on with help from the educators
official "Nail Tribe" creator is an educator in the room!
Charisma Nail Acrylic Shaping and Structure with Lysa Comfort
overview of structure and shaping
using e-file bits and a quick touch on what they're made of
safety features to look for in e-file bits and styles (she offers a separate e-file class for more in depth detail)
hands-on work to try out as you learn
GEHWOL Nail Repair/Reconstruction with Hope Goldman
how to help clients manage expectations with a reconstruction
what home care is important and how to discuss it with clients
setting up a maintenance schedule and how to do it
Blue Amber Nails One Stroke Gel with Anna Wesolowska
hands-on workshop with Anna walking around giving help and advice
breaking down the ombre and explaining the creation and necessity of the visual division of light and dark when placing the petals
demoing how to space the petals to avoid the blob effect
NASP Diabetes: Implications for the Pedicurist with Vicki Malo
red bands around e-file bits usually indicate fine
ceramic bits can be better for reducing thick toenails
diabetic feet are not like other feet, you MUST be more careful
E-file Russian Manicure with Iryna Zabiran
cautioned against over filing
helped attendees by looking at their work
Atwood Industries Perfect Cuticle Prep for Success with Sharon Frenz
what bits to use and when
how to create perfect cuticle edges for Instagram and Pinterest ready nails
how to tell the difference between synthetic and real diamond bits
Whew! That was a lot of education! I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into the Saturday offering at ONE and it gives you an idea of what you could expect from attending.