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  
Year of the Snake Nail Art Winner Revealed
  • February 11, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Congratulations to Truc Nguyen for winning our Year of the Snake nail art mural contest! Nguyen is a nail artist at Bellagio Salon in Lebanon, Tenn. and creates exquisite and detailed hand-painted nail

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Keywords: animal print nail art   Lunar New Year   nail art murals   VietSALON  
Behind the Scenes with the Year of the Snake
  • February 11, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Photography by Vu OngHappy Lunar New Year! Sindy Mark, creative director for Kupa Inc., brought our Year of the Snake-themed cover to life with great technical skill and we’re so excited to share

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ISSE 2013: Jessica’s Color-Activating Polish System
  • February 5, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

The Jessica Flash Fusion starter kit comes with Fusion Primer, Flash-off Remover, Brush Cleaner, six Colour Activators, six replacement polish brushes, and a dappen dish.Jessica Cosmetics’ Flash Fusion 2.5.2 System is a color-activated, fast-drying polish system.

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ISSE 2013: Bon Bliss Moisturizing Candy Scrubs
  • February 4, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Jay and Elissa Choi exhibited at the International Salon & Spa Expo for the first time in the Esthetics America & Wellness Pavilion where they promoted Bon Bliss, a line of sweetly-scented moisturizing

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ISSE 2013: Artistic Nail Design Asks: What kind of Woman are you?
  • January 31, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Artistic Nail Design has six new colors to add to their collection of Artistic Colour Gloss soak-off gel-polish. The What Kind of Woman Are You? Spring Collection features six pastel-colored answers to the question —

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ISSE 2013: LeChat’s Sweet Love Perfect Match Collection
  • January 30, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

LeChat gets salons and clients ready for love with their new Perfect Match gel-polish color collection, Sweet Love. Perfect Match gel-polish comes in a box set of one Perfect Match gel-polish and one Dare to Wear

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Nail Art Using the Young Nails Safety Bit
  • January 19, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

Here’s a product that you might want to look into while attending the next beauty show. The Young Nails Safety Bit can be used to train newbie e-file users as well as create

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There’s An App for That Beauty Show
  • January 17, 2013
  • Kimberly Pham

In less than two weeks, your favorite manufacturers will be at the Long Beach Convention Center for the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach, the West Coast’s largest total beauty event

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Dawn Doan: Creativity with Nail Art
  • December 28, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

Instead of using the bubble technique as seen on our November/December issue of VietSALON Magazine, Dawn Doan from Just For Nails in Stockbridge, Ga., gave a client her own glitzy twist by using

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Remember That You Are Loved
  • December 27, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

You may not hear it often enough, but it’s nice to know that you’re appreciated, to know that someone looks forward to seeing you because you make them feel special. Tyneisha Smith’s poem

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