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Vietnamese-Owned Salons Fight to Stay Afloat Amidst COVID-19

by Jeff Nguyen

(This article was originally published by Northwest Vietnamese News and has been reprinted with permission.)


Neon signage advertising lush comb-overs and immaculate manicures, early 2000s hair model portraits and customers sitting in a row of folding chairs are familiar sights for many in the South Seattle neighborhoods. Nail and hair salons have been a cornerstone of the Vietnamese American business community, dotting streets and corners of Little Saigons across the nation and at home in Seattle. There are about 2,180 Vietnamese-owned nail and hair salons across the state, making up around 60% of salon ownership.

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