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Nail salon

nail salon or nail bar is a specialty beauty salon establishment that primarily offers nail care services such as manicure , pedicure and nail enhancements. Often, nail salons also offer skin care services. Manicures are also offered by general beauty salons, spas, and hotels. People who work at nail salons are usually called nail technicians, manicurists, or nailists.

Nail salons offer a variety of options for nail care, examples which include acrylics, silk or fiberglass wraps, French manicures, polish, and pedicures. Some nail salons offer one-stop beauty services. In addition to nail services, one-stop nail salons offer facial treatments, waxing, and skin care.

Generally, those working in nail salons are referred to as nail technicians. In some areas throughout the united states nail technicians must hold formal, state-recognized qualifications in order to be able to work at nail salons.

Currently, the industry estimates that almost 40% of nail salon technicians in the US are Vietnamese women. The highest density of Vietnamese nail technicians is in California, where approximately 59-80% of nail technicians are of Vietnamese descent.The majority of these women are Vietnamese immigrants.

The prevalence of Vietnamese women in the nail salon industry dates back to the vietnam war which saw large numbers of Vietnamese immigrants arriving in the United States. tippi hedren, a Hollywood actress, was involved in a charity which provided vocations to Vietnamese refugee women. The goal of the charity was to help its target demographic integrate into U.S. society. Hedren invited her personal manicurist to teach a group of 20 Vietnamese women the craft of doing nails.The training required for nail salon work is short and inexpensive, the work itself does not require high English proficiency, and the work hours tend to be flexible enough to allow immigrant mothers to attend to family obligations. During this era, the costs associated with opening and operating nail salons were low.