Trendsetter to Know: Jimmy Nguyen

Name: Jimmy Nguyen

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Age: 32

Title: Nail Artist

Married/Single: Married

Kids: 2 kids – my daughter is 12 and my son just turned 1

City you live in: Phoenix

A typical day in my life includes…

waking up at 6 AM, have breakfast with my family and head to work. Work life includes being a nail artist and a therapist to my clients. I love them all and I’m never bored. After work, I try to get as much family time in since my little boy is growing up so fast.

I was born…

in Phoenix. Been here my whole life!

My favorite thing about Arizona…

everyone is so welcoming to everyone’s hustle. There’s always new up-and-coming businesses popping up and there’s always people showing love and support. I love that.

I’m listening to…

the new Goldlink album.

My family…

is the reason why I work so hard.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

it would be Jean Michel Basquiat. I would definitely want to pick his brain about his art. I’ve done his work on nails a few times. He’s definitely one of my favorites.

One thing I cannot live without…

my appointment book. My wife tries to convince me to use Google Calendar but I like carrying my book around.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

an architect or engineer. I wanted to build stuff, like Bjarke Ingels.

I’m inspired by…

art! There’s so many different forms of it. It’s never ending and it’s everywhere. I get blown away every single day by others’ creativity.

The one person who motivates me is…

honestly there’s not one person…I couldn’t do it without my family.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

I would definitely change the 2009 Superbowl outcome making the Cardinals the Superbowl champs. He would have never caught that ball.

The perfect day would be…

it would include good food and good conversations with my family and friends.

My first job was…

Little Caesars pizza. I do not miss that job one bit. I lasted a whole week before getting fired.

My favorite escape…

I enjoy playing video games but I don’t do it often.

I’m currently working on…

my new project, Slain Studios. One of my good friends and I joined forces to bring a one of a kind nail salon to Phoenix.

Always…

SHOW UP ON TIME.

Never…

BE LATE.

Favorite Quote…

“Scared money don’t make no money.”

Biggest Dream…

to successfully open a few nail salons and a nail school!

My Pet Peeve(s)…

tardiness! Haha, I definitely joke about it but it really bothers me when people aren’t punctual. Not even just at work…in general.



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