IBS Speaker Spotlight: Ashley Gregory

Ashley Gregory, session manicurist with MP Factor Artists.

Exciting news: The International Beauty Show New York is in three short weeks. For three straight days, beauty gurus from all different professions will convene in New York City for the nation's longest-running beauty show, and we hope to see you there. 

One of the show's biggest highlights is the world class education available to attendees, including 100 free classes, pay-to-attend master classes and hands-on workshops. Leading up to the event, we'll be highlighting several speakers that you'll want to add to your list of must-sees. Today, we're sharing some info on nail artist Ashley Gregory. 

Who: Ashley Gregory is an award winning, in-demand session manicurist whose work is inspired by her travels, fashion, and current trends. A licensed nail technician, Gregory found her passion for creating beautiful nails in 2007. Her focus is to achieve striking images by creating elevated nails. Her work has been featured in publications including Harper’s BAZAAR, Billboard Magazine, and NAILS Magazine. and her clients have included international companies like Nike, Samsung, and Adidas. She has worked backstage as a lead manicurist at New York Fashion Week, with celebrity clientele, and on various feature film and television projects. Creator and director of The Nailscape blog and subscription box, Ashley is on the front lines of the latest and greatest in the nail industry.

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What: Gregory will be teaching two classes at IBS New York, “From Full Set to On Set: Session Manicuring” and “Master Your Social Media and Brand for Success." During the Sunday and Monday Session Manicuring classes, Gregory will walk attendees through an introduction to working behind the scenes of fashion week, photo shoots, and film projects. She will also share the skills required to transition from the nail table to set work, how to build a portfolio, how to assist a lead manicurist, and proper on-set etiquette.

Why you should attend

  • Gain insight on a different aspect of the nail industry,
  • Learn how to add another tool to your belt and grow your business
  • Harness the power of your social media to grow your clientele no matter your beauty discipline
  • Find out how to build a brand that connects with clients in your area
  • Answer the question “what do I post?”

Meet other IBS speakers: 

Jimmy Hilton

Marlo Steenman