Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When and where is this event?

NAILPRO Sacramento Nails-only Show 2020 will be on Sunday, 10/11/20, from 9:00am - 4:30pm PT at CAL EXPO located at 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815. Our event will be in Buildings A and B. Enter the main gate and walk down Palm Avenue where the palm trees are. When you get to the water fountain, turn left and walk up the ramp to Buildings A and B. Our event signs will direct you to the buildings. Attendees may start lining up outside at 7:00am. For more information about this venue, click here.


How much is parking and where do we park?

Parking at CAL EXPO is $10 per day ($5 for motorcycles) and they ONLY accept cash. Uber and Lyft drivers may drop you off at the Main Gate. For additional parking information, please visit click here.


Are there hotel accommodations?

Yes! More info coming soon.


Who attends?

Nail salon owners, nail technicians, manicurists, pedicurists, cosmetologists, salon and spa owners that provide nail services, beauty school educators and students, other nail industry professionals, and beauty enthusiasts that have a passion for nails. 


Are there ID or minimum age requirements?

Yes! Children 11 years and under (including infants & infants in strollers) are NOT PERMITTED in Buildings A and B. Children 12 years or older may attend, but must purchase a student ticket and MUST be accompanied by an adult. If you enter Buildings A & B with a child that's 11 years or younger, you will be escorted out of the exhibit area with no refund. 

Adults 18 years or older should bring a valid drivers license or state ID. We also recommend bringing proof of your cosmetology, nail technician or manicurist license in case our exhibitors require it in order to sell you products. Students should bring their student ID and must be currently enrolled in a manicuring, nail care or cosmetology program at a school.


How do I purchase tickets?

Register early now and save off the regular price! This event may sell out, so we recommend purchasing your tickets online. You may purchase your ticket(s) at

The last day to purchase your discount ticket(s) online is at 5:00pm PT on Sat, 10/10/20. 

The last day to purchase your discount ticket(s) by telephone is 3:00pm PT on Thurs, 10/8/20. For phone orders, please contact us at (800) 442-5667 x 209. We accept credit cards or debit cards.

If you would like to purchase your tickets the day of the event, please go to the Registration Desk and get in the "TICKETS" line. We accept cash, credit cards and debit cards.


How much are tickets?

Purchase your tickets early to save! You may also purchase tickets on-site at CAL EXPO on 10/11/20.

Tickets go on sale in June 2020. 


Here are the ticket prices:

Online Early Bird Ticket Prices

VIP Single General Admission = $42.00 - Only 500 Tickets Available
(Includes a VIP Swag Bag with Nail Products)

Single General Admission = $27.00 - Save $13.00

2 or More Tickets = $23.00 each - Save $14.00 or more

Student = $15.00 (Save $10.00)

Online Final Sale Ticket Prices

Single General Admission = $33.00 - Save $7.00

2 or More Tickets = $27.00 each - Save $6.00 or More

Student = $19.00 - Save $6.00

Regular/On-site Prices (5.3.20)

Single General Admission = $40.00

2 or More Tickets = $30.00 each

Student = $25.00

Ticket price savings based off of the regular prices.


Can I pay for my tickets with my PayPal account, debit card or credit card?

Yes! If you would like to pay with your PayPal account, debit card or credit card, then select the green "Tickets" button in EventBrite to start your order. Choose the ticket(s) you want and select the orange "Checkout" button. Provide us with your contact information, answer some questions and select the orange "Place Order" button. You will be redirected to PayPal, but you'll have the option of paying with your PayPal account, debit card or credit card.


What's included in an Early Bird VIP ticket?

The first 500 licensed nail technicians, cosmetologists, salon owners and managers that have nail care services, and beauty school educators and students who purchase an Early Bird VIP Single General Admission ticket will get a VIP Swag Bag filled with nail products. The VIP ticket includes access to the FREE Technical Classes. It does NOT include access to the Educational Workshops. VIP attendees can start lining up in the VIP line at 7:30am. We only have 500 VIP tickets, so get them while they last! 

IMPORTANT: If you purchase an Early Bird VIP Single General Admission ticket online for you and your nail industry friend(s), then you MUST provide us with your contact information AND your friend's contact information. Please review the following information before purchasing a VIP ticket: 

VIP LICENSED NAIL TECH PROFESSIONALS & EDUCATORS: You will be required to present your driver's license or state ID along with your nail technician, manicurist or cosmetology state license when checking in at the Registration Desk. 

VIP STUDENTS: You will be required to present your student ID when checking in at the Registration Desk. You must be 17 years of age or older AND be currently enrolled in a manicuring, nail care or cosmetology program at a school. 

VIP AGE REQUIREMENTS: Children 16 years of age and younger MAY NOT purchase an Early Bird VIP Single General Admission ticket. Children 12 years or older may attend, but must purchase a regular student ticket and MUST be accompanied by an adult.


How do I access my ticket(s)?

When you register for this event on Eventbrite, an email confirmation will be sent to you. Please check your inbox and keep the email until after the event. Before arriving at the event, please charge your mobile phone or device and make sure that the screen display is on the brightest setting. You can access your ticket(s) in these 3 easy ways:

1) Install the free Eventbrite app on your mobile phone or device before the event if you don't already have it. When you arrive at the event, open your app and we'll scan your ticket(s).

2) From your mobile phone or device, open the email confirmation in your inbox, download and open the file, and we'll scan your ticket(s) when you arrive at the event.

3) From your computer, open the email confirmation in your inbox, download and open the file, and print the ticket(s).

Always a good idea to do items 1 and 3 above. Bring a charger just in case!


Are you going to give tote bags (with nail products in them) to the first 500 attendees who arrive at the show?

No! The first 500 licensed nail technicians, cosmetologists, salon owners and managers that provide nail services, and beauty school educators and students who purchase an Early Bird VIP Single General Admission ticket online will get a VIP Swag Bag filled with nail products. We will give tote bags (with no nail products) to the attendees until we run out of them.


Will there be technical classes?

Yes! The FREE technical classes will be on Sun, 10.11.20, during the event at CAL EXPO. More information about the classes will be available soon.


Will there be workshops? 

Maybe. If we have any workshops, we will notify the attendees by email as we get closer to the event. The workshops are taught by leading nail industry manufacturers to help nail technicians improve their nail skills, get new ideas and try new products. The workshops will be on Sat, 10.10.20, and/or Mon, 10.12.20 at a nearby hotel. The educational workshops are an additional cost.


What items are allowed and not allowed at this event?

You may bring some extra tote bags, a folding shopping cart or a suitcase to shop with. We do not recommend bringing a collapsible folding wagon since it's easier to steal from.

Canopies and strollers are not allowed. For additional information about the venue, please click here.

We don't allow unauthorized promotional flyers or business cards to be distributed at this event. Exhibitors may distribute promotional flyers and business cards at their booths. If you distribute promotional flyers and/or business cards at this event and are NOT an exhibitor, then Show Management will send your company an advertising invoice in the amount of $1,150 (the cost of a 100 sq. ft. booth space) plus $750 (the cost of a show program sponsorship).


Will there be a concession stand to buy food and beverages from? 

Yes, there will be a concession stand in the exhibit area. There might also be a pizza stand on the patio and a few food trucks. A few hours before we open the event, there will be a coffee stand near the front entrance.


When buying nail products, will the exhibitors accept cash and/or credit cards?

We recommend bringing enough cash and a credit card to buy nail products, food and beverages. Bring an extra bag to shop with!


Can I change my contact information on my ticket?

Please login your Eventbrite account to change your contact information for this event.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No! The first and last name on your ticket or registration must match the person who attends.


What's the ticket refund policy?

The last day to receive a refund is 10.4.20 (7 days before the event date). If we receive your refund request after this date, we will not give you a refund. To submit a refund request, please login your Eventbrite account to submit a refund request for this event. If you're unable to do it, please send your NAILPRO Sacramento Show 2020 ticket email confirmation from Eventbrite to A refund may take up to 4 weeks to be processed.


Is the venue handicap accessible and can you accommodate other special needs?

CAL EXPO is handicap accessible. If you would like to attend this event and have special needs that you need assistance with, then please contact us at or (800) 442-5667 x 209. Please contact us 30 days before the event. You may also contact CAL EXPO directly at (916) 263-3000 or (877) CAL-EXPO.


How can I contact the event organizer with any questions?

If you need to contact the event organizer, then please review these frequently asked questions first. If you can't find the information you need, then please contact us at or call us at (800) 442-5667 x 209. If you have a question about your ticket, then please login your Eventbrite account and see the Help Center.


How can I get more information about exhibiting at your event?

If you would like to become an exhibitor, please contact Suzanne Craven at or (805) 312-5958 to request an Exhibitor & Sponsor Kit.


Who do I contact if I want to teach a technical class or workshop?

Exhibitors at this event can teach technical classes and/or workshops. If you would like to become an exhibitor, please contact Suzanne Craven at or (805) 312-5958.


Who hosts or manages this event?

This event is brought to you by Creative Age Communications, Inc. located at 7628 Densmore Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406-2042. Our company publishes NAILPRO magazine and other beauty industry magazines. For more information about our company, please visit Show management reserves the right to refuse an attendee's ticket purchase or entry to this event.


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