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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The Language of Beauty
  • January 14, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

Although we focus more on the nails and skin care side of the beauty industry, I found an inspiring interview about beauty and continuing education with Master Colorist and Celebrity Stylist Kim Vo in the Professional

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She Can Dance, and Do Nails
  • January 6, 2011
  • Kimberly Pham

Mai Ngoc Tran, a nail tech of seven years, is the winner of “You Can Dance”, a reality TV show and ballroom dance competition that aired on the Saigon Broadcasting Television Network (SBTN) and Saigon Entertainment

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Miss Professional Gets a New Look
  • December 2, 2010
  • Kimberly Pham

Miss Professional Nail Products, Inc. (Miss) re-brands itself with a website launch. A family-owned and operated company founded by Charlie and Tony Vo, Miss produces quality nail polish free of formaldehyde, toluene,

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Use the Gel Polish Craze to Your Advantage
  • November 11, 2010
  • Kimberly Pham

The newest craze to hit nail salons is brush-on gel polish, a reinvention of soak-off gels that is as durable as gel but applies like polish and is contained in a polish bottle. Brush-on gel polishes

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The Vietnamese Informational Nail Affair
  • September 15, 2010
  • Kimberly Pham

Advanced Beauty College and CND are teaming up to bring leaders in the Vietnamese nail industry together to discuss important issues facing nail salons in California. The event will be moderated by CND's Senior Scientist Thong

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Avoiding Controversy
  • August 25, 2010
  • Kimberly Pham

What can you do to avoid controversy and bad press at your salon? Here are a few ideas to think about.

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Stuck in a Nail Art Rut?
  • July 29, 2010
  • Kimberly Pham

If you’re stuck in a nail art rut, let Tin Pham help you out.

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