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.

Read more: https://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat11.htm

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  1. 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.”

  2. 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.

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