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"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

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#NailedIt: Vietnamese Nail Documentary Indiegogo Fundraiser

#NailedIt: Vietnamese & the Nail Industry will tell the tale of how actress and humanitarian Tippi Hedren helped Vietnamese refugee women into the nail industry and follow personal stories of those whose lives were impacted.

#NailedIt: Vietnamese Nail Documentary Indiegogo Fundraiser

#NailedIt: Vietnamese & the Nail Industry will tell the tale of how actress and humanitarian Tippi Hedren helped Vietnamese refugee women into the nail industry and follow personal stories of those whose lives were impacted.

#NailedIt - Vietnamese Americans and the Nail Industry (trailer)

Filmmaker Adele Pham has been researching and filming a documentary about the Vietnamese nail industry and is excited to share the trailer for #NailedIt: Vietnamese Americans and the Nail Industry. http://www.naileditdoc.com

Tippi Hedren Honored by Vietnamese-American Association

Former actress and model Tippi Hedren, best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, and credited with helping the Vietnamese community first get started in the nail industry back in the ’70s, will be honored by the Vietnamese-American association, Boat People SOS, for their 30-year anniversary gala in Washington, D.C. In a video feature by the ShermanOaks Patch, Hedren is interviewed on how she helped educate the first Vietnamese refugees that fled the war on boats, on how to perform manicures and provide income for themselves in America. Hedren was a resident of Sherman Oaks, Calif., in 1975, and sponsored 20 Vietnamese refugees to go through nail school. See the full article here: http://www.vasummit2011.org/media/press-releases/144-hollywood-icon-and-humanitarian-tippi-hedren-to-be-presented-the-service-of-humanity-award-at-bpsos-gala.html

A Salon Story

The Vietnamese salon worker has become a recognized image within the industry. Who are these salon workers and what is their story?

Vietnamese Survey Answers Many Questions, Begs Many More

The question I throw out isn’t why aren’t Vietnamese salons doing more to improve their sanitation practices, but why isn’t the industry doing more to make compliance more practical? I