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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The Velvet Nail Lounge: Finding the Right Balance
  • July 13, 2010
  • Kimberly Pham

The Velvet Nail Lounge rests in an affluent neighborhood surrounded mostly by two kinds of salons.

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Pulling Ideas from Unconventional Places
  • June 30, 2010
  • Kimberly Pham

The clubhouse at the Hilton Grand Vacation Sea World during a BeautyTech Networking event.Sooner or later you may find yourself stuck in a rut, tired of doing the same thing day in and day out. That’s

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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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