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This time, I brought a post related to Beauty Nails that you might want to know about. But it would be not only about Nail designs or any Beauty Tips of how to make your nails look better, but about a person who is already famous of her ability famous in Nails Beauty Industry.
Today’s heroine is Jenny Bui who is best known as the mastermind behind Cardi B’s now iconic fingernails.
She has hand-crafted each one of Cardi B’s signature stiletto jeweled nail looks, However, before she launched her nail business with a shop in New York City, Bui grew up in poverty in Cambodia, fled the Khmer Rouge genocide, and started a family and a new life for herself in the U.S. Here I am going share you how she overcame unimaginable hardship to be the “Queen of Bling.”
Bui was born in Cambodia in the late 1970s to a father who was a cook and a mother who was a soda street vendor. She had eight siblings. Their lives turned upside down after the Khmer Rouge took over when she was only 5 years old. “I [had] no shelter, nothing. I just lived in the air and [rain]. We don’t have shoe, we don’t have clothes to wear. We don’t have toothbrush and we don’t have nothing to eat,” Bui said. She fled to Thailand at the age of eight and was separated from some of her family members. Bui recalled how the Thai government dropped them on a mountain that was covered with bombs that when “you walk, you step wrong spot, you die.”
Bui also recalled how people fought and died for water. She said they had no water to drink at the time and it was so scarce that when someone found water, they would steal it.
Bui immigrated to Canada as a teenager but moved to the Bronx when she turned 22. At 25, she started studying cosmetology. She worked on her own nails but they did not look good at first. Her lack of experience left some of Bui’s customers dissatisfied that they would resort to shouting racial slurs at her. Despite the struggle, she pushed on to reach her goals.
Most of us would never be able to encounter kinds of tragedies Bui and her family suffered over the years, and Bui herself has a hard time talking about her past without tearing up.
Still, she hasn’t let those events behind her ability to press on and keep building up her business, a mindset that ultimately led to her close working relationship with Cardi B. She has also won various awards for her works, including the Nail Artist Influencer of the Year award at the prestigious 2019 American Influencer Awards, and her popularity keeps growing, as no need to doubt.
Now, no need to emphasize more, Everyone who is nail-lover is eager to have an appointment with Jenny Bui to get her nails. Beauty Bloggers and Youtubers are videotaping it as a v-log or an interview as below contents.
To get to the main point of this post about Jenny Bui,
she is a wealth of inspiration when it comes to learning how to make your own way.
Let’s learn 3 important lessons worth thinking about from what she has been through and achieved.
1. Be Stubborn of what you do and Keep in that way.
After opening a second shop in Harlem, Bui endured aggressive racism. Customers would insult her then-shaky English by hurling racial slurs at her and telling her to go back to China. Many times they would try to leave without paying. They often succeeded. Bui kept getting up for work every day regardless.
2. Get your own remarkable style.
Bui discovered her signature style: the crystal-encrusted nails that have earned her the nickname “The Queen of Bling.” Originally inspired by a Japanese nail magazine, Bui’s work soon drew the attention of “Love & Hip Hop” star Yandy Smith, who helped her set up an Instagram account that now boasts almost 1 million followers.
3. Stay humble and hardworking no matter what.
Cardi B took Bui with her on the road to fame, but that hasn’t interfered with Bui’s dedication to hard work, persistence, and focusing on others. If anything, her newfound success and dealings with celebrities have strengthened those principles in her life.
*Reference of Post : Not Just Cardi B’s Nail Artist: Jenny Bui Explains How Surviving Khmer Rouge Gave Her Fearless Determination As An Entrepreneur
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