Nguyen, owner of Dee Nails Enhancements in Canoga Park, Calif., refuses to be stereotyped as an “Asian salon owner” with all the accompanying negative connotations. And with good reason – Nguyen’s professionalism and efforts to educate and lead by example are slowly but surely showing results. Patient but persistent, she works to build a trust with nail technicians, visiting their salons and inviting them to hers, to discuss products, sanitation, pricing, technique, customer service, and any other topics they would like to learn more about.