CND Announces Kieu-Chinh as New Brand Ambassador

CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) recently announced legendary Vietnamese-American actress, philanthropist and Lifetime Achievement Awards recipient, Kieu-Chinh, as the official Brand Ambassador for new CREATIVE PLAY Nail Lacquer. The reveal occurred during I Heart CND, presented at Best Lil’ Nail Show in Texas on Sunday, April 24 at the Humble Civic Center. 

CND and Houston-based distributor, Nationwide Nail Supply, joined forces with the first annual Best Lil’ Nail Show in Texas, a three-day industry event consisting of 28 education workshops and a tradeshow, to host a day of shopping, education and fun for salon owners and Nail Professionals. In addition to the big announcement, I Heart CND attendees enjoyed an opportunity to meet both Kieu-Chinh and CND Co-founder & Style Director, Jan Arnold. NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 3 Winner, Winnie Huang, was also on-site to provide product demonstrations and meet with fans.

“We are so excited to have the amazingly talented Kieu-Chinh join us as our new Brand Ambassador for CREATIVE PLAY Nail Lacquer,” said Jan Arnold. “Kieu-Chinh represents timeless beauty, philanthropy and strength. She is an inspiration to CND and our fans, and her influence will prove instrumental in spreading awareness about our new line!” 


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Best known for her role in the film, The Joy Luck Club, Kieu-Chinh has worked in the motion picture industry for nearly six decades. Following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, Chinh became a refugee and moved to the United States under the generosity and sponsorship of actress and pioneer of the Vietnamese-American professional nail movement, Tippi Hedren. Hedren ultimately helped Kieu-Chinh find success in Hollywood.

Chinh’s appearances exceed more than 100 film and television shows, including M*A*S*H, Dynasty, NCIS: Los Angeles and Journey From The Fall. She garnered critical acclaim as well as numerous accolades and awards throughout her career, including The Best Actress Award of South Vietnam (1969), Best Leading Actress from the Asian Film Festival in Taipei (1973) and Lifetime Achievement Awards from Vietnamese International Film Festival-VIFF (2003), San Diego Film Festival (2006) and San Francisco Global Movie Festival - Festival of Globe (2015).

Today, Kieu-Chinh is President, Co-founder and Co-chair of the non-profit organization, Vietnam Children’s Fund (VCF), along with the late Lewis Puller Jr. and journalist, Terry Anderson.  Since its inception in 1993, VCF has built 50 schools in Vietnam that provide high quality education for more than 25,000 students annually.

“CND is the perfect partner for me because of their ongoing commitment to the Vietnamese-American community and the nail industry as a whole,” said Kieu-Chinh. “I’m delighted to help spread the word about the exciting new product line. In my industry, I need to change my nail color quickly and easily with every role or event. Whether I want a glamourous look or a playful one, there is a CREATIVE PLAY Nail Lacquer shade to suit every need!” 

About: Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, CA, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail products and services – including SHELLAC Brand 14+ Day Nail Color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. Only CND delivers high performance nail color on the cutting edge of fashion and technology.