Each a stand alone event, hosted by your fellow professionals, sponsored by your favorite
companies, the very best in education. Often held in small settings of
15-60 technicians with several attending educators. Get lots of
one-on-one hands-on time!
A day of networking with your peers is an experience unlike you
ever had before. Hanging out talking shop, hands on, one-on-one training, discussing issues that effect our day
to day lives in the salon and more.
Recently techs across the US have been hosting networking days,
each and every one has been a huge success!
Nailtech Network Orlando Social
Premiere Beauty Show Orlando
is by far one of the best trade shows to attend in the industry. For the past
years Nail Technicians from all over the world, from Indiana to Australia, have been
gathering at this show to meet, greet, network and get educated.
Join your fellow online techs before the show for a Networking Social
gathering. Always a sell out crowd, be sure to get your ticket early! Check our
Photo Gallery for pictures from past events!
BeautyTech has been hosting
Networking Events in the Long Island NY area since
2002. Every year since it's inception we have had a
sell-out crowd! Make sure you sign up early! Check
Photo Gallery for pictures from past events!
The networking event was so informative. I've learned so much and met so
many people who want to do better and improve the industry. It was also
great interacting with some of the pioneers in the nail industry. I look
forward to the next one. Peggy D., NJ [LI Networking Day Oct '05]
Just wanted to thank you for a great day. I Had a blast! I am so charge
up from the new products and the determination of
others looking to improve there skills or just
network. It was a very healthy day for me. Can't wait to
get back into the beauty field. Gina [LI Networking Day
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for putting
together such an amazing event. I have been a nail technician for 20 years now,
and it's only at your gathering that I actually learn something NEW and
interesting! Your devotion to our industry inspires me to continue on and not
retire my file. The educators are such true professionals... they of course
make everything look so easy! I look forward to attending every year! Michele P. [LI Networking Day Aug '08]
deserve a big thanks for all the hard work and effort to bring this unique event
together as I am sure it involves planning the whole year and you make it seem
It was even better this year being on Saturday as we got to see more BT
participants with 2 days to shop
While it was a dash for us to get over there after a late set up everything was
great (other than veggie burgers but that is fine) Rich - Ram Products [Orlando Network Social Jun '11]
really did a great job at the Orlando show with your event. WE met so many
great nail techs through your program. I know it is a lot of work!!! Linda Nordstrom - Famous Names LLC [Orlando Network Social Jun
Thanks so much for hosting a wonderfully
informative day! Your hard work was greatly appreciated. It was my first time
attending the event and I am already looking forward to next year. I will be
contacting all of the companies that supported the event over the next couple of
days to thank them as well and to let them know how valuable the experience has
been to me. Teresa K. [LI Networking Day Aug '11]
Planning your own Network Day
highly encourage everyone to organize one of these events in your own
area. I certainly does not have to be as ambitious as 60+ people, you can
host this type of event in your salon or even your home, with 10 or more
people. Preparation is minimal, and cost can be very nominal, some have
organized these events with no outlay.
This is just a simple checklist for planning an event.
If you have ever planned a party you can do this!
Prior to event:
Pick your date
Pick your location
Decide how many you have room for
Post your event information at:
BeautyTech message boards
Network Event page
NailTech Mailing list (email to me if you do not
Hang flyers in your local supply house(s)
Email NAILS & Nailpro Magazines for publication IF
you have 2-3 months lead time
Contact local educators to attend
Contact companies for samples (note bags for all the
Ask everyone to bring something (pot luck)
Have catered in (divvy up cost with attendees)
Soda, coffee, tea, water
Ask techs to bring mini kit of what they use everyday
Remind techs to bring enough business cards to hand out
Confirm with attendees to reduce no shows
Directions, public transportation phone numbers/web sites
Stuff bags with samples, brochures
Make sure everyone has a phone number to contact you day of
the event (cell phone and/or salon phone) for last minute problems,
directions lost souls!
Day of Event:
Set up work/talk/food areas
Intro/Roll call after everyone arrives
Get down to it!
Hands on (each other!)
Above all make every effort to keep the cost at ZERO - ZILCH -
FREE, or very minimum just to cover costs of food or whatever.
Have a GREAT EVENT!! And don't forget to let me know if you need
help and definitely send pictures afterwards!!