TIL a 2020 survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that while Asians only accounted for 6.4% of the US labor force, 76.7% of manicurists and pedicurists were Asian. by whatilearned August 21, 2021, 10:11 pm Read more: https://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat11.htm What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote accountedAsianAsiansBureauforcelabormanicuristspedicuristsshowedStatisticssurveyTILToday I learned See more Previous article An engineer dies and goes to hell Next article Historians of Reddit, what are some US history facts most of us may not know? 5 Comments Leave a Reply Interesting story behind that, too. “On the impact of actress Tippi Hedren on the nail industry In 1975, Tippi Hedren was doing humanitarian work. She was running a program for 20 Vietnamese refugee women to resettle them in the U.S. They admired her nails, the care that she took, and she got the idea to get her personal manicurist, Dusty Coots, to come to the refugee camp in Northern California and teach these women how to do a manicure as it would be done in Beverly Hills. And they’re really the first manicuring licenses out there in the world, because before that time, women always got licensed for both hair and nails.” Log in to Reply That ratio would be more extreme if only Vietnamese were counted. Log in to Reply Nailed it! Log in to Reply This is all because actress Tippi Hedron from The Birds, mother of Melanie Griffith, had her manicurist teach South Asian refugees to do nails. Edit: 1 minute late. Now we need to find out who first put up Patrick Nagel prints on the walls of nail salons. Log in to Reply I learned that despite being only 13% of the population… never mind. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.