Vietnamese Dominate Nail Salon Business in the U.S.

April 26, 2007

Nearly 45% of nail salons in the U.S. are either Vietnamese- owned or employ Vietnamese technicians, according to bimonthly magazine VietSALON.

Publisher Cyndy Drummey attributes the growth of the industry for Vietnamese Americans to two main factors: accessibility and community.

“Fifteen years ago, the nail business was still new to Vietnamese Americans. But it made sense. The educational requirements were reasonable. You didn’t have to speak English. There wasn’t a lot of start-up money required, and so you could have a quick start and be able to make a small living,” explained Drummey.

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