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VIDEO: How Vietnamese Immigrants Came to Dominate the $100-million Nail Salon Business

Nearly 80 percent of the nail salons in California are owned and operated by Vietnamese immigrants, most of them never had any experience in the salon business before coming to America. It all started with a handful of Vietnamese "Boat People."

Some of the Vietnamese immigrants who opened the first nail salons in California are still in business. In some cases, the salons are being operated by children of the founders of the first salons.

Joselle Celine Oldenkamp Gilvezan April 10, 2012 at 04:22 AM
What a great story! I never knew this about Tippi. She is a wonderful woman.
Lisa April 10, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Thank you, great story Doug... I always wondered how it all started.
Wendy Hansen-Osterman August 20, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Wow! What a lovely and inspiring story. Thank you and good job , Doug.

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