*Viv Simmonds - Captain

*Barbara Ross - Co - Captain

*Catherine Wong - International

*Jonny Diep Pham

​*Simone Gilbert 

Experience and learn from these top nail professionals as they go head to head in battling each other, raising the bar in education, teaching  you the best tips, tricks and techniques in their field of expertise!

The team Captains are building their own dynamic teams to compete in front of you and a panel of judges to be named "Best Education Team!"

HRTE Melbourne Team Battles

March 4 & 5, 2018

Viv's Vipers  vs  Thunder Down Under

Battling to bring you the "Best in Education!"

By your vote and a panel of judges


Optional Saturday Class

March 3, 2018

9-1 PM -  Catherine Wong

2-6 PM -  Max Estrada 

(Scroll down  for details)


Best Western Airport Motel and Convention Centre
33 Ardlie Street, Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia 3049

+61 3 9333 2200

(Reservation Link Coming Soon)

​​*Registration fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

**Optional classes can only be added once you register for HRTE.

PM 2:00 - 6:00, Max Estrada  - Class Details TBA


*Kathy White - Captain

*Samantha Goddard - Co - Captain

*Max Estrada - International

*Patrycja Kubiczek

​*Caroline Morgan 

Viv Simmons

HRTE Melbourne Schedule

Optional Class - 
AM:  9:00  - 1:00 pm - Catherine Wong (Class details tba) 
PM:  2:00 - 6:00 pm - Max Estrada (Class details tba) 

​​​​Meet n Greet:   7:00 - 10:00 pm, Hotel restaurant/Lounge

Sunday*: Doors open 8:30 am  
9:00 am : Introductions, VIP Judging Panel , Battle Coin Toss.
9:15- 11:45pm: Jonny Diep Pham vs Patrycja Kubiczek
11:45- 12:45 pm Lunch 
1:00-5:30pm: Simone Gilbert vs Caroline Morgan
                        Catherine Wong vs Max Estrada 

Dinner Break

8:00-9:00 pm - VIP Networking/Shopping
9:00-11:00 pm - Open to all 

Monday*: - Doors open 8:30 am
9:00 am: Announcements
9:15- 11:30 pm: Co-Captain Battle -  Barbara Ross vs Samantha Goddard
11:30- 12:30 pm: Lunch
12:30- 2:30pm: Captain Battle - Viv Simmonds vs Kathy White
2:30 - 5:00 pm - Judges Tally & Awards, Open Floor, Demos/Shopping

*We reserve the right to change schedule, agenda and line up of educators.


AM 9:00 - 1:00, Catherine Wong  - Class Details TBA

Saturday Optional Class Details

The Ultimate 2-Day Class for Nail Professionals, Students and Salon Owners​
The High Road to Education (HRTE) delivers a new and innovative experience to the continuing education of nail technicians. Our talented educators share their unique style and expertise as they teach non-product specific techniques to attendees of all skill levels. No two HRTE events are alike as we feature a varying roster of educators and highlight the latest trends in professional nail care.

Kathy White

Viv's Vipers


​Thunder Down Under

Melbourne AU

March 4-5, 2017

HRTE Registrations

Gina's Angels


Nikki's Outlaws

Atlanta GA

February 26-27, 2018