Trends at ISSE Long Beach 2012
  • February 24, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

I love going to beauty trade shows and getting the chance to talk to manufacturers and educators about their new inventions and products. The International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach was

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Behind the Scenes: Enter the Dragon
  • January 25, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

The winner of this year’s dragon nail art mural contest, nail artist Robert Nguyen lent his 3-D nail artistry to this month’s Lunar New Year-themed VietSALON cover to help us welcome the Year of the Dragon.

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Keywords: Lunar New Year   Robert Nguyen   VietSALON  
Dragon Nail Art: The Results
  • January 24, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

Thank you to everyone who participated in our dragon nail art contest! We had some amazing nail art submissions by five very talented nail artists.As mentioned in our last post, the winner of the 2012 Year

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Keywords: Lunar New Year   VietSALON  
Happy Year of the Dragon!
  • January 23, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

The Year of the Water Dragon is upon us. Typically, years that fall under the dragon sign are tumultuous and challenging. This year, however, the dragon falls under the calming water element, which helps ease the

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ISSE Long Beach hosts CND's Shellac at the Shore
  • December 28, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

In a few days we'll ring in the new year, which also means a new year of beauty shows!The International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) in Long Beach, Calif. takes place January 28-30, 2012 and will

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Short Film About a Vietnamese Hair Salon
  • November 21, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

Last April, I wrote about a film that took place in a Vietnamese nail salon.Here’s another movie, this time featuring a Vietnamese hair salon. Written and directed by Caroline Le, La Petite Salon takes

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Year of the Dragon Nail Art Contest
  • November 11, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

As everyone plans for the the wonderful winter holidays, I'm already planning for the Lunar New Year. The Year of the Water Dragon is fast approaching, so we thought we'd do something fun and create a

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Committed to Ending Slavery in the Salon
  • November 2, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

For the past few years I have been volunteering with VietACT, the Vietnamese Alliance to Combat Trafficking, a small grassroots organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking of victims through advocacy and education. Human Trafficking involves the

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Keywords: crime  
Orange County: Free Legal Clinic
  • September 15, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

On Saturday, September 24, 2011, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center and the Orange County Asian American Bar Association are hosting a free legal clinic for low- and medium-income Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Attendees can

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The Current State of the Vietnamese Salon Industry
  • August 5, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot of complaints from Vietnamese nail techs, salon owners, and manufacturers about the current state of the Vietnamese nail industry. I was surprised to hear so many of you complaining about

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Shellac Attack! CND's Flash Mob Goes Viral
  • July 12, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

In what clever ways have you seen companies promote their new products? Giveaways, special deals, the possibilities are endless. On Sunday, June 5, 2011 CND orchestrated this flash mob in the main foyer

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Tippi Hedren honored by Boat People SOS
  • July 1, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

Former actress and model Tippi Hedren will be honored with the Service of Humanity Award by the Vietnamese-American community-based organization, Boat People SOS, for their 30-year anniversary gala on July 2, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Read

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Join Us on Facebook and Win!
  • June 1, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

In relation to my last post, join us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/VietSALON) by 12pm PST on June 10th to be eligible for our first giveaway! Thirty lucky fans will receive a jar of Soft-Soak Effervescent Sanitizing Manicure

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Creating a Network of Vietnamese Nail Techs
  • May 31, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

Now more than ever it is easier to connect with others who share the same struggles. Networking sites like BeautyTech.com, one of the most popular for nail techs, brings new and veteran nail techs together to

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Layering Colors, Saving Money
  • April 28, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

There’s probably a nail polish for every color and shade in the spectrum. Manufacturers have done a great job at creating themes and collections of every color imaginable. But even then, finding the perfect pink pigment

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