Why It Matters So Much


The nail salon exposé in The New York Times unfairly tarnished an entire industry for the actions of some "bad apples."  Even Margaret Sullivan, public editor of The New York Times, admitted that "in places" Ms. Nir's series "went too far in generalizing about an entire industry."  As Korean nail salon owners, we want our valued customers, and the public at large, to hear "our side of the story" so that we can set the record straight.


For many Korean immigrants, nail salon ownership is the culmination of years of hard work, savings and often great personal sacrifice.  It is, in essence, the fulfillment of "The American Dream." Rather than try to tell you why this initiative is so important, we asked some of our member salon owners to tell you why themselves.