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Hackney Nails Article “Filed Away: the Vietnamese heart of Hackney nail art.”

Read this interesting and funny feature from an East London news site about nail bars in Hackney, using a picture from BEST CITY NAILS!

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Lynn Enright is a good journalist.

Here’s some choice extracts:

“The workers hunch over their stations; little paper masks protecting them from the noxious fumes and floating detritus. Furiously they file and buff; there is no time for small talk.”

“Hackney-born Charaf is eager to chat away though. “We get all sorts in here,” she says. “A bit of everything – old ladies, young school kids, black, white, but never Vietnamese actually. The Vietnamese run the nail bars but they don’t get their nails done.” ”

“So from America to Hackney, with the help of the Vietnamese diaspora, and then onto Ireland, this is one trend that’s truly global.”

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