Dr. Tam Nguyen
Dr. Tam Nguyen
President and Owner, Advance Beauty College

CSU Fullerton

Master's Business and Economics (2005)

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  • Nguyen, 43, leads Advance Beauty College in Garden Grove and Laguna Hills California. The academy, which includes the USA's leading manicuring course, part of a greater $9 billion nails industry in the U.S.
  • Nguyen has been featured on BBC, PBS, Fox, NPR, CNN, ABC, KFI, OC Register, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Orange County Business Journal and leading Vietnamese publications.
  • He holds both a MD and MBA while actively serving on multiple CEO and Executive Councils.
  • Tam has also been featured with Tippi Hedren in an award winning documentary for the Nails industry called Happy Hands.
  • At California State University, Fullerton he is a Faculty Member teaching Management since 2016 and a Consultant to the University for Vietnamese programs locally and internationally.
  • Awards and accomplishments include: Chairman, VIET Foundation 2013-present; Chairman/President Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce 2009-2013; Board Member, Orange County United Way 2015-present; Board Member, American Association of Cosmetology Schools, 2010-2016; Board of Governors, California State University Fullerton's Philanthropic Foundation; Family Business Hall of Fame Award Recipient 2016, top Southern California family owned business; Diversity Visionary Award 2015, presented by Pacific Trade and Cultural Alliance ​

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