Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA—Nailpro Competition Director Jewell Cunningham recognized the Odyssey Nails team with a special award honoring their ongoing commitment to building an international dialogue on November 7, 2008.
"Vannie Luu and Trang Nguyen of Odyssey Nails have helped the Nailpro Cup become an international event by bringing in so many competitors from outside the U.S.," said Jewell Cunningham. "International competitors, such as Eunhea Won, Jisun Kim, Gunsun Kim, Dong Yeun Kim of Korea, and Catherine Wong, Patricia Wong, Hsiao-yi Lui of Singapore, brought an amazing level of sophistication to the competitions and pushed everyone to perform at a higher level."
"We believe that all nail technicians benefit from a global perspective," says Vannie Luu. "Great work is the same wherever you travel, even though training and working in Asia or Australia is very different from training and working as a nail technician in the U.S."
Under team captain Trang Nguyen, Odyssey Nails has fielded two Nailpro Cup-winning teams. Trang has been working in the nail industry for 21 years, beginning as a nail technician in California, and shortly after becoming a Licensed Instructor for the California State Board of Cosmetology. Today, he is the International Master Educator for Odyssey Nails Systems. He has competed nationally and internationally and has more than 120 trophies to his credit. For more information, visit www.odysseynails.com.