Actress Joins CND As Brand Ambassador
CND last weekend welcomed a famous name as the company’s newest brand ambassador! Vietnamese-American actress and philanthropist Kieu Chinh, best known for her role in “The Joy Luck Club,” was announced as the official brand ambassador for CND’s new CREATIVE PLAY™ Nail Lacquer.
“We are so excited to have the amazingly talented Kieu Chinh join us as our new Brand Ambassador for CREATIVE PLAY™ Nail Lacquer,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director 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!”
Kieu Chinh has worked in the motion picture industry for nearly six decades. Following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, Kieu 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. Tippi ultimately helped Kieu Chinh find success in Hollywood.
Her 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 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).
“CND is the perfect partner for me because of their ongoing commitment to the Vietnamese-American community and the nail industry as a whole,” says 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!”
Today, Chinh is president, co-founder and co-chair of the nonprofit organization Vietnam Children’s Fund, 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 made the announcement during I Heart CND, presented at the Best Lil’ Nail Show in Texas, produced jointly by CND and Houston-based distributor Nationwide Nail Supply. The three-day industry event included 28 education workshops and a tradeshow. I Heart CND attendees enjoyed an opportunity to meet both Chinh and Jan. NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 3 Winner, Winnie Huang, was also on-site to provide product demonstrations and meet with fans.