NailedIt – A Documentary About the Role of Vietnamese Americans in the Nail Industry

NailedIt is a documentary film about Vietnamese Americans and the nail industry

A documentary about the prominent role of Vietnamese Americans in the nail industry is in the process of being made. Makers of the film, called #NailedIt, are raising funds through an Indiegogo campaign to complete the project.

The documentary looks at Vietnamese Americans and how they have become so active in owning and working in nail salons. Among the stories told is “how a chance encounter between 20 female Vietnamese refugees and actress Tippi Hedren in 1975 changed the face of the [nail] trade and industry.”

The trailer for the film is below:

The Best OPI Colors as Interior Paints for Your Walls

OPI Red Nail Lacquer as the Best Interior Paint

OPI Red and other nail lacquer shades are now available as interior paint colors for your walls.

If you love the way a certain nail polish color looks on your finger tips, perhaps you’d love to see that color in other places in your home too? Now you can get some of the best OPI colors like OPI Red and Miami Beet as interior paints, so you can paint your walls in these classic nail polish shades. The paints are the result of a partnership with OPI and Clark+Kensington.

The nail lacquer-inspired paints seem to be a good idea, as I imagine there are many people with a good eye for fashion who also possess an advanced sense for interior design. And even if you don’t see yourself in this category, the paints are a fun opportunity to immerse yourself in some of your favorite OPI colors.

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Do You Know When the First Nail Salon Opened in the U.S.? A New Book Has the Answer to This Question and More

A Woman Having Her Nails Done in a Salon

The first nail salon in the U.S. opened way back in 1878, over 135 years ago! A new book, Nails: the Story of the Modern Manicure by Suzanne E. Shapiro, has the details on this salon–it was called Mrs. Cobb’s Manicure Parlor, was located on West 23rd Street in New York, and charged $1.25 for a manicure.

The New York Post has a review of the book, which not only discusses nails of the late 1800s, but also traces the history of nail salons and nail art all the way through to current times. The book appears to be a fun resource that explains the trends and circumstances that have led to nail polish fashions enjoying the immense popularity that they have today.

Step Up to Bat with the OPI MLB Fashion Plate Nail Lacquer Collection

OPI MLB Fashion Plate Nail Polish Collection

OPI has created the Fashion Plate nail polish collection featuring seven limited edition lacquers inspired by the teams of Major League Baseball. This agreement with MLB is the first time OPI has teamed up with a professional sports league. The colors in the collection are designed to be worn while rooting for your favorite baseball team during Spring, Summer, and (if your team makes the playoffs) Fall 2014. Chalkboard Nails News has the full announcement.

Here are the seven shades in the collection: Continue Reading

Love Coca-Cola? A New Upcoming OPI Nail Polish Collection Might Be Right for You

Black and red nail polish and manicure

OPI is one of the top brands in the nail world, and now it is teaming up with one of the top brands anywhere: Coca-Cola. According to the Telegraph, a new nail lacquer collection set to be released in June will feature seven different OPI shades. The inspirations for the shades will be the labels of Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Vanilla Coke, Cherry Coke, and Coke Zero.

This seems like a great move by OPI, as Coca-Cola has fans everywhere, and there will be some very well-known color schemes in the collection.

Can a Nail Salon Also Be a Man Cave?

On famous Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, a new nail salon has opened recently. Perhaps this doesn’t sound newsworthy, but what makes it interesting is that this salon caters to men. Called Hammer and Nails, the business has received pretty good reviews on Yelp and offers manicure and pedicure services ranging from $25 to $110. Racked.com has more details.

This nail shop is another indication that nail polish for men is becoming more popular and socially acceptable. What do you think? Does this seem like a sustainable business, or are manis and pedis for guys more of just a passing fad?