Introducing the Vietnamese American Nail Association
  • May 8, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

Calif. state senator Lou Correa presents a certificate of recognition to VANA president Mike Vo. From left to right: Howard Ngo, secretary Thong Vu, president Mike Vo,

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Celebrate Star Wars Day With Nail Art
  • May 4, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

As everyone here in the office knows, I’m a geek at heart. (In the grand spectrum of things, I’m right there in-between the self-proclaimed Jedi and those who think it’s OK to wear

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Keywords: comic book nail art  
A Quick Stop in the Taipei Airport
  • April 30, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

The Taipei airport is one of my favorites, filled with shops and cultural exhibits that paint a beautiful image of Taiwan. From calligraphy to paper doll crafts, tribal artifacts to an orchid garden, there is a

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The Korean Nail Industry
  • April 30, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

I had the chance to fly to Korea for the 6th Global Nail Cup held in Seoul, my first experience at an international competition. The two-day-long event covered 8 different competitions: Design Sculpture,

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A Limited Study of Nail Products Reminds You to Ventilate Your Salons
  • April 19, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

On April 10, 2012, scientists from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) revealed their findings for a study they conducted last year. Out of 25 nail products tested, 12 products that

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SBTN’s Top Entertainment Report visits Advance Beauty College
  • March 19, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

Jonathan Phan and Sophie Bao Tran are the hosts of the Top Entertainment Report, a weekly show on the Saigon Broadcasting Television Network (SBTN) hosted in both English and Vietnamese. The show aims to create

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Gelish Brings You Spicy Fortune
  • March 8, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

Look what I found in my March/April issue of VietSALON Magazine — lì xì! To help celebrate T?t in the Year of the Dragon, Hand and Nail Harmony has come out with a limited

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The Nail Salon Makes Its Way To Select Theaters
  • March 2, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

For anyone in San Jose and Orange County, Calif., Touch, a film by Minh Nguyen, is making its way to select theaters and it needs your help to make its way to more.The

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An Unexpected Trip to UVSA’s Tet Festival
  • February 24, 2012
  • Kimberly Pham

ISSE Long Beach just happened to be the same weekend as the T?t Festival held in Garden Grove, Calif. (20 minutes away from Long Beach). I invited anyone who was willing to accompany

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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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