IBS Las Vegas: Contego Spa’s Integrated Spa Chair and Liner
  • July 24, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Contego Spa introduced its brand and new pedicure chair at IBS Las Vegas, held June 22-24. I met two sisters in beautiful red dresses who then proceeded to sit on the manicure trays. If that doesn’t

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Vietnam Travel Log
  • July 22, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Two months ago I went on vacation to visit my grandmother and family in Da Nang, Vietnam. Da Nang has a beautiful contrast of a bustling downtown and a classic landscape of farming villages and rice

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Cuccio Partners with Kelly Pang Schools in Vietnam
  • June 30, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Tony Cuccio takes a photo with school owner Kelly Pang and Pang's mother and daughters.Cuccio Naturalé has appointed the Kelly Pang

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Premiere Orlando: A Disposable Mani/Pedi Session
  • June 30, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

The Hygienails Kit is a combination of single-use products for a waterless manicure or pedicure. The Hygienails plastic gloves and boots contain a formula blend of carotene and cuticle remover. Slip the gloves

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Premiere Orlando: Molded Nail Tips
  • June 30, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

If you’ve ever had trouble getting nail tips to fit perfectly on certain clients, this new device may be for you. Created by a team of mechanical and electric engineers, the Eelay nail

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Robert Nguyen Launches NailGuy TV
  • June 20, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

To celebrate his birthday, nail artist Robert Nguyen launched his first nail art-focused YouTube channel. NailGuy TV will feature nail art tutorials for nail techs and DIYers and a look into

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PBA’s “I Am A Professional. I Am Licensed.” Campaign
  • April 29, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has launched a new campaign to combat deregulation of the salon industry and to unite licensed beauty professionals.The “I Am A Professional. I Am Licensed.” campaign is

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American Owned, American Staffed
  • April 18, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

In the storefront of St. Tropez Nail Spa in Fairview, Texas, lies a sign that reads “American Owned, American Staffed”. Salon owner Diana Casey told WFAA-TV’s Stave Stoler that "This is a business

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Keywords: Vietnamese salon industry  
Reality Nails: NAILS Next Top Nail Artist
  • April 5, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Our sister publication, NAILS Magazine, is launching a reality TV-inspired nail art contest looking for the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist, and you could be it!Aside from uploading three to 10 nail

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Keywords: competitions   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Vietnamese International Film Fest Begins Thursday
  • April 2, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Victor Vu's martial arts historical-fantasy feature, Blood Letter (Thiên M?nh Anh Hùng), explores Vietnamese history as a young man attempts to clear his grandfather's name. The sixth biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF) kickstarts this

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Viet Nails, a Documentary Teaser
  • March 31, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Viet Nails, the documentary teaser above, is the result of filmmaker Adele Pham’s initial stage of research into the Vietnamese-American nail industry. Pham is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker who has directed, edited, and

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Keywords: Vietnamese salon industry   VietSALON  
Nail Tech’s Husband Lights Himself on Fire in Salon
  • March 28, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

According to The Daily Pilot, 46-year-old Nam Thieu from Westminster, Calif., entered Creative Nails & Spa in Costa Mesa, Calif., poured a flammable liquid over his head, and lit himself on fire in

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Spring Into Action: Plan and Execute Your Goals
  • March 20, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Happy spring equinox! Spring officially begins today (Mar. 20). The flowers are in bloom (my peach blossoms especially!), and it’s the perfect time to start fresh if you haven’t yet had the chance

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New Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer
  • March 4, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Hand & Nail Harmony, the company behind Gelish soak-off gel-polish, launched a preview of their new line of professional nail lacquer at the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach with 64 colors.In the video

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The Nail Industry Represents at the UVSA Tet Festival
  • February 28, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

The Tet Festival of Southern California, held by the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations (UVSA) in Garden Grove, Calif., is recognized as the world’s largest Vietnamese festival outside of Vietnam. From February

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Keywords: California  

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