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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An Independent Film about a Nail Salon
  • April 11, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

If you are in Boston, San Francisco  or Southern California, you might want to check out this independent movie by Minh Duc Nguyen. Touch takes place in a Vietnamese nail salon and follows the building relationship

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The Safe Nail Salons Project
  • March 25, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

In 2009, the Boston Public Health Commission in association with Viet-AID produced two videos for their Safe Nail Salons Project called "Safe Nail Salons: Keeping You and Your Clients Healthy." The Boston Public Health Commission posted

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Vietnam, Forever in My Heart
  • March 18, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

H?nh Lisa Ðoàn from Victorville, Calif. submitted this nail art mural to NAILS Magazine's 2011 Nail Mural Contest. The mural, titled "Vietnam, Forever in My Heart," depicts a countryside village in Vietnam complete with a fisherman,

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Tackle the Crackle
  • March 11, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

Just when you thought durable no-chip, two-week-long manicures were hot, in comes a polish that cracks the moment it dries on your nail. Cracked nail polish, a nail trend introduced in the '90s,

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New Products at ISSE Long Beach 2011
  • March 1, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

If you didn’t follow the NAILS blog during the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) in Long Beach, Calif. a few weeks ago, you might have missed the updates about KUPA’s new portable electric drill, ibd’s

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year, Nail Art Style
  • February 3, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

Once again, I'd like to wish you all a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year. Pictured above (from right to left), the cherimoya (m?ng c?u), papaya (du d?), and mango (xoài) traditionally help bring in the

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The Mindset for a Refreshing Start
  • January 28, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

In six days, my family and I will welcome the new lunar Year of the Cat. We will prepare a feast and offer food and drink to welcome our ancestors who, by tradition, come home

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A New NAILS Website
  • January 21, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

NAILS Magazine, sister publication of VietSALON Magazine, re-launched its website earlier this month with better navigation and a sleeker design. The redesigned website is a nail tech's best source for information and advice on the professional

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