Some events you try once and decide to move on. Luckily, the Manicure & Pedicure Summit is not one of them.
In the ultra casual environment of our Global Logistics Center, the perfect backdrop for exhibition space, lectures, eating and shopping all came together. It was a fun time for all.
CND was busy showcasing their new colour and effects line. Manicurists loved the way the effects worked over the colour and how dramatic the change was. Many shades sold out.
Steve Wallace from Medicool was busy showing off his drill collection (John Barth was ready to assist buyers). As mentioned yesterday, OPI was swamped with Soak-off demos and we had to steal their Suede's collection to satisfy the demand.
China Glaze was doing a demo that seem to mystify everyone. Linda Woods took a glass bowl, filled it with water, and then explained the secret to nail art using polish. She took one bottle of a deep hue and dropped 3-4 drops into the bowl. They dispersed magically. She then added drops from 3 other bottles. Linda then took a straw and made swift strokes through the color. It was almost like a kaleidoscope effect. Then the fun part. She submerged a nail tip into the mix and the polish stuck to the nail tip in the same design. It truly was mystical!
Dave Albers from Graham Medical used every trick in the book to make nail wipes and towels attractive. Whether it was his logo shirt or aura, many Graham products were sold.
The lecture area was busy in the morning and it was great to see so many actually listening and paying attention.
Lunch from Jimmy John's, chips and soda, all complimentary were enjoyed by all. After lunch, many took the tour of the facility and were amazed to see the technology at work. One manicurist commented, "Now I see why we can't add on to our order after it is placed."
Lots of fun, lots of learning, and lots of meeting and greeting all helped to make the event successful and it will be back in 2010, September 26. Now let's hope that is a long ways away!