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Tales from Vietnamese Nail shops in America

Produced by The Kitchen Sisters, Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson with Laura Folger

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    Selection of Painted Nail Designs Photo by Laura Folger


    Student practicing on single nails at the Hayward Beauty College. Photo by Laura Folger


    Helene holds her Manicuists graduation diploma. Photo by Laura Folger

    Credits and Contributors

    Nail Salons
    JT Nails Salon, SF. CA
    Shirley Nguyen
    Tina Truong
    Jackie Le

    Fancy Nails, Berkeley,CA
    Betty Ha
    May An Quang
    Boi Ha
    Tina Nguyen

    Cole Valley Nails ,CA
    Diane Dinh

    Beauty Colleges
    Hilltop Beauty School, Daly City
    Tina Perry
    Leonette Motta
    Maria Elena Alvarado
    Hien Hong
    Nancy DeGroat
    Evergreen Beauty College, San Jose
    Sophia Tran
    Nhung Tran
    Lan Xuan Thi Truong
    Hayward Beauty College, Hayward
    Alan Cox
    Helene Luc Tran
    Mrs. Nu
    Mrs.Chu La

    Special Acknowledgements
    Ellen Sebastian Chang
    Flawn Williams, NPR Engineer
    Chris Tsakis, NPR New York Bureau Engineer
    Janet Dang, Asian Week www.asianweek.com


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