Tan never thought that he would become a licensed manicurist coming from a U.S. Marine background. But now, Tan Nguyen is known in the nails industry as “Tan the Man.” A nail professional since 1994, Tan views nails as an art form. Tan has competed and placed in numerous nail competitions, as well as serving as guest judge at two worldwide Nailympia nail competitions. He even hosted a radio talk show called Viet NTR (Nail Talk Radio) as a platform to share everything from salon safety to artistry tips to nail chemistry. Tan currently owns two nails salon with over 40 staff and associates. Through his social channels, Tan has given countless tutorials and “how to’s,” wanting to share his knowledge with the community to inspire more growth.