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Nailed It Documentary to Air on PBS in May

Nailed It explores the history of the Vietnamese-American nail salon and tells the tale of how a chance encounter in 1975 between 20 female Vietnamese refugees and actress Tippi Hedren changed the face of the industry.

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A Focus On Nails at the Viet Film Fest

Join us on Sunday, April 17th, at the Viet Film Fest as we celebrate the Vietnamese nail industry. Viet Film Fest is featuring a whole screening dedicated to nails!

Former Congressman talks discrimination on Vietnamese salons in Louisiana

Filmmaker Adele Pham shares her full interview with former U.S. Congressman Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese-American to be elected to Congress, at the state senate for a bill hearing requiring the next member of the Louisiana state board of barbering and cosmetology to be someone who is Vietnamese that works within the nail industry. The Louisiana Board of Cosmetology has been accused of discriminating against Vietnamese-owned salons.

Honoring Unsung Nail Hero Dusty Coots Butera

Dusty Coots Butera, who helped teach the "Original 20" Vietnamese women how to do nails, emerges with new photos and her story.

The Vietnamese-American Nail Industry: 40 Years of Legacy

Starting at a refugee camp in Sacramento in 1975, the establishment of Vietnamese-owned nail salons in America paved the way for a new generation of beauty industry businesses.

The Vietnamese Nail Industry: Where Are We Now?

The Vietnamese-American nail industry has come a long way in the 40 years its been around, and it has allowed many to give back to the country that has given so much and allowed us to achieve the American Dream.

#NailedIt Documents the Vietnamese Nail Experience

Award-winning filmmaker Adele Pham delves into the salon world in her new feature-length documentary #NailedIt: Vietnamese & The Nail Industry.

Jenna Le Talks About Paying it Forward (#NailedIt Documentary)

CND education ambasssador and nail artist Jenna Le talks about her humble beginnings and the importance of paying forward her knowledge and experience in the nail industry for the documentary, #NailedIt: Vietnamese & the Nail Industry. www.naileditdoc.com

"Very few worked in nails back then..." #NailedIt documentary

Thuan Le, one of the first 20 Vietnamese American nail technicians speaks of her experience getting into the nail biz with the help of Hollywood actress Tippi Hedren. She and Tippi Hedren are in the documentary #Nailedit: Vietnamese & the Nail Industry. Coming Soon! http://www.naileditdoc.com

Family, Legacy, the Vietnamese Nail Industry: Naileditdoc.com

Kelvin St. Pham, a former engineer turned nail tech, talks about family, legacy, and the Vietnamese Nail Industry. He is in the documentary, #NailedIt: Vietnamese & the Nail Industry. http://www.naileditdoc.com