What Attending the Oregon Nail Expo is Like

Updated: May 17

Take a journey with me from booth to booth and see who was there, what they've got going on, find them on Instagram to connect and maybe even get in on a show deal if you catch this in time! It will be as close as you can get to being there without the plane ticket! Next year you'll have to go and check it out, this was a great time, I highly recommend it!


After having the opportunity to take classes Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, it is finally show day where shopping for all can commence! The VIP ticket holders will be allowed in an hour early than everyone else at 9am as well as receive a massive swag bag - see my live unpacking here. Then at 10am the doors open to all general ticket holders to shop, see demos, and soak up the knowledge they need to take home and be successful.

Registration was a breeze, Kristen Dutcher organizes a great event!


As you approach the hallway entrance your eye is drawn to the Concept Nails booth, let's start there and make our way through the show floor!


1 Concept Nails

@1concept_nails_

1conceptnails.com


Wildflowers Nail Shop - POP Nail Supply

Wildflowers Nails

Lauren Wireman

wildflowersnailshop.com

popnailsupply.com

An interesting set up that made it easy to shop and I'm sure reduced the five finger discount, this was a clever concept that made use of the space they were given. Plus a demo table on the side with a TV screen ensured you could see what was going on.


Xtens

@cindywalston

@xtensystem

The lovely Cindy Walston doing demos in the Xtens booth, so good to see her, you may recognize her from past magazine articles or social media.


Gotti Nails

@gottinail

gottinails.com

@nailguytv

The amazing Robert Nguyen has his own product line and it is Gotti Nails. The booth looked great, the colors are stunning and I'm excited to take the products on a test drive for the blog so keep an eye out!

The show deals for Gotti Nails are also available to nail professionals for a week after the show using promo code ONE if you want to try them out or stock up! (That means order by 5/22/22)


Orly

@orly

@gbarneynails

@elsbeth211

The booth featured a QR code to scan for a free gift along with celebrity manicurist and NAILS Magazine cover artist Elsbeth Schultz.


Polished Pinkies Pro

@polishedpinkiespro

@nails.by.rachaels

@sarahfrompolishedpinkies

This is nail supplies and education for those who are not familiar, they carry brands like Ugly Duckling and Magpie. You can download their app for 10% off your order!

Ugly Duckling

@uglyducklingnails

@uglyducklingproducts

@nailsbykaylajo

Magpie

@magpiebeautyusa


Light Elegance

@lightelegancehq

@darcyolin

This booth was a great stop, always good pointers from Darcy, tips from Jim and I get to make one of my favorite videos, shining the flash in all the open jars of glitter gel. It's just such a happy feeling, I have to do it every single time lol There's a video coming of an interview with Jim, keep an eye out!


SoGel

@sogelnails

@nailedbybeckybunnell

@edu.sogel.by.dee



Centre for Beauty

@cj_centre_for_beauty

Fun video coming from my visit to CJ's booth, she has an amazing new Infection Prevention manual and certification for spa and salon staff available. I've got a video for you with her explanation of it including a look at what's inside and pricing info. There's also other exciting news coming, I'm sworn to secrecy on the rest though!


Cordoza Nail Supply

@cordozanailsupply

cordozanailsupply.com

Home of the nail tech Advent Calendar and the only place you can find the KB Glow in the US, there are only 3 left!! When they're gone you'll have to pay international shipping to get one.

My Little Nail Art Shop

@lysacomfort


Beauty Innovation

@mybeautyinnovation

@nailsbymelindas

@imagesbydelaney

This booth featured a nail art printer. The company came about four years ago and is based in Miami.


BeMi Beauty Box

@bemibeautybox

Canadian beauty box company, offers gel polish with artistic effects and more.


Akzentz

@luvnailz

@jessawhitenails

Jess Briarmoon on demo duty, Jess White as the right hand assist and quite the layout for shopping with almost anything you could need to do nails somewhere in the booth from structure to art.


Chrensetter Nails

@chrensetter

chrensetternails.com

This was a cool booth with some really fun nail tech branded items that were classy and sassy! I'll be checking out the website.


Responsible Foot Care

@responsiblefootcare

I got some info at this booth for retail ideas to test and if you haven't heard, Lisa Ann Bowles has put out a foot focused digital magazine that can be shared with clients!

Responsible Foot Care Magazine April 2022


Pacific Instruments

@pacific_instruments


EMI

@izabiran

You could stop at this booth and ask questions or see a demo with NailPro top 10 World Champion Iryna Zabiran.


Salon Services

@salonservicespro

distributor, mostly hair and skin, offers Lac it and En vogue for nails



NASP

FB @NorthAmericanSchoolPodology

non stop demos all day on toes


Famous Names

@famous_names

I jumped in the Famous Names booth first thing in the morning thinking to help out for just a moment and then they got slammed! Things were selling out before noon, it was wild. The show deals are good for you on the Famous Names website until Tuesday (5/17/22) so get that restock order in and take advantage of the amazing deals they offered!


Atwood Industries

@atwoodindustries

You just have to love visiting the Atwood booth there are so many fun things there that make your life easier. You can see me here with my very favorite bit for removing gel polish from enhancements around the edges where I am not confident to be with a barrel style bit like more experienced e-file users. Here is a LINK to the Thin Swiss Cone if you want to check it out!


Apres

@apresnailofficial


Bee Smooth Hydration

@beesmoothhydration


Dulce Nail Sprinkes

@dulcenailsprinkles


Johens

@johens_club

These classes were intriguing and I'm curious to take a class from Henrietta, she has the most amazing #naileyes!


GEHWOL

@healthtobeautynails

Educator Hope Goldman and Director of Business Development Kelly Diaz made a great team in the booth and in the classroom answering attendee questions like pros!

Luminary Nail Systems

luminarynailsystems.com

@tarafiednails

This is a product I've been seeing some buzz about lately and Tara made it seem like it would be a lot of fun to try!


Unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to visit at each booth and get a little info or chat or even take photos. One had completely taken everything down before 4pm when the show went until 4:30 (rude), and others were either busy or I simply ran out of time. Hopefully this at least gives you an overview so that you can see how easily your ticket to the event would be very valuable and the people you would interact with are top notch!


If you have attended the ONE, leave your comments below and let me know your thoughts! If you haven't had a chance to go, let me know what you thought of the blogs covering the event!

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