When the Community Comes Together
  • May 25, 2010
  • Kimberly Pham

Although this isn't a salon-related story, I think it's important to be aware of the stories that impact the greater Vietnamese-American community. A Village Called Versailles is a documentary on a tight-knit Vietnamese-American community.

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Gain an Edge by Attending Trade Shows
  • May 10, 2010
  • Kimberly Pham

Where are you? For an industry dominated by Vietnamese-owned salons, I’m surprised that there isn’t an equivalent percentage of Vietnamese nail techs and salon owners attending the beauty shows. Trade shows are an integral

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An Easy Way to Market Your Salon
  • March 18, 2010
  • Kimberly Pham

Jimmy's Nail Spa uses Facebook to find and connect with clients and friends.You’ve printed flyers, passed out business cards, and hung sale banners in front of your salon to attract more business. Now it’s

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Learning Through Generations
  • March 11, 2010
  • Kimberly Pham

The first generation of Vietnamese nail techs built the nail industry by tearing down its pricey and high-class barriers, working hard to offer the mani/pedi to the everyday woman. With long hours and hard-earned pay, the

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Pedicure Spa Cleaning Demo and Meeting Recap
  • January 4, 2010
  • Kimberly Pham

The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), the United Hair and Nail Association (UHANA), and Senator Lou Correa jointly presented...

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Be Creative, Leave an Impression
  • December 7, 2009
  • Kimberly Pham

It’s no news that business has been suffering. Clients are being more careful with their wallets and spending less across the board, saving their once weekly mani/pedis for special treats once a month. In response, a

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What to Expect During an Inspection: Webchat Event
  • September 28, 2009
  • Kimberly Pham

Today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology will host a live webcast/webchat event where Board Executive Officer Kristy Underwood and staff will explain what you need to know to

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A Salon Story
  • June 26, 2009
  • Kimberly Pham

UCLA student Chuck Diep directed, translated and edited this short documentary about a Vietnamese Nail Salon in Northern California for his Asian American Studies class on Creating Community Media last spring.His Synopsis: "The mention of nail

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Healthy Nail Salon Workshop
  • June 18, 2009
  • Kimberly Pham

Senator Lou Correa, Advance Beauty College, and the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology is hosting a Healthy Nail Workshop tomorrow, Friday June 19, 2009 from 1-3pm.The program is free and open to the public.-Kim

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Victoria Nails & Spa
  • June 12, 2009
  • Kimberly Pham

Orange, Calif. — Before we got to the quaint Southern California town of Orange, I didn’t know what to expect of Victoria Nails & Spa. I knew it was considered one of the “Best in Orange”

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Just the Beginning
  • June 5, 2009
  • Kimberly Pham

Hi everyone, My name is Kim and I am the new associate editor for VietSALON Magazine. I have actually been with NAILS and VietSALON for almost three years designing layouts and taking photos. However, as the

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