March 1, 2006
The Fall of Saigon brought a wave of Vietnamese immigrants to the U.S. who ultimately helped build today's booming nail industry.
May 1, 2004
Pedicure services have already become a staple in the salon. Now, a new trend is pushing pedicures to the forefront of many businesses, and Asian entrepreneurs are leading the way.
July 1, 1998
The term “discount salon” used to mean a salon whose service prices were less than 50% of the national average, but the term no longer has the same meaning.
October 1, 1997
Christopher Truong recently became an educator for OPI Products because he says many nail technicians need help with certain skills, especially when it comes to proper product application.
April 1, 1997
As competition increases, the gap between Asian salons and the rest of the industry is actually getting smaller. To keep their English-speaking clientele, Asian nail technicians are making efforts to learn the language and expand their salon services, while non-Asian salons are discovering the value of quick service and client convenience.
March 1, 1997
Asian immigrants opened up the world of professional nail care to new consumers, but they also triggered a steady decline of service prices. The long-term survival of the profession depends now on how well all nationalities can work together.
The nail industry is not the place it used to be: frankly, it's harder than ever to keep a business growing and competing in today's market, not just for salons, but for manufacturers, distributors, schools, and everyone else serving the professional nail salon industry.
January 1, 1995
Salon Design on a Dime22 photos
Lots and Lots of Ocelot9 photos
Also known as corrugations, long ridges that run either lengthwise or across the nail; some lengthwise ridges are normal in adult nails, and they incr...
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