Kelly’s Story

I was born and raised in Vietnam, a country that is rich with forests and mountains. My mother used to treat my siblings and I with medicine made purely from herbs. Even at a young age, I felt a deep connection to the land and the wildlife that resides within it. It is my childhood that serves as my source of inspiration for my passion of incorporating natural, organic products into my salon.

I have been a hairstylist, makeup artist (with a hyaluronic filler certificate), and cosmetologist for 25 years. During my time, I have met a diverse variety of individuals that struggle with health conditions such as cancer, skin-related issues, and more. It is through my work that I have learned that beauty is an art of self-love. It means being compassionate to yourself and nourishing your soul. 

My love for beauty and fashion led me to take part in several pageants over the last few years. There is a misconception that pageants are superficial and dull. However, for me, being in a pageant has allowed me to represent my community as a Vietnamese-American and encouraged me to cultivate my public speaking skills despite English not being my first language. After devoting my time to perfect a catwalk, practicing my responses to questions, and building my self-confidence, I entered and competed in my first pageant! I was awarded the title of Miss People Choice in 2016 and was the first runner up of Mrs. Vietnam USA 2020. I was also nominated to be Mrs. International Global Vietnam USA 2020 and received the award for the Most Impressive Evening Gown in 2018. 

During much of my preparation for my pageants, I focused on using natural and organic products. I wanted to make sure I was still taking care of my skin and putting products on my body that made me feel energized and balanced. This desire to use wholesome ingredients has translated into my passion to incorporate herbs into my salon through services such as the foot soaking, facial steaming, aromatic massage oils, botanical shampoos, scalp serum treatment, and more. I have studied under respected herbalists to develop a deeper understanding of how I can use herbs and organic products to provide balance to the body, mind, and soul.

With the support of my husband and two beautiful children, I have the opportunity to pursue my passion of encouraging others to recognize their own beauty. I am especially grateful for my husband who reminds me that I am capable of sharing my passion with others.

My love for beauty and fashion led me to take part in several pageants over the last few years. There is a misconception that pageants are superficial and dull. However, for me, being in a pageant has allowed me to represent my community as a Vietnamese-American and encouraged me to cultivate my public speaking skills despite English not being my first language. After devoting my time to perfect a catwalk, practicing my responses to questions, and building my self-confidence, I entered and competed in my first pageant! I was awarded the title of Miss People Choice in 2016 and was the first runner up of Mrs. Vietnam USA 2020. I was also nominated to be Mrs. International Global Vietnam USA 2020 and received the award for the Most Impressive Evening Gown in 2018. 

During much of my preparation for my pageants, I focused on using natural and organic products. I wanted to make sure I was still taking care of my skin and putting products on my body that made me feel energized and balanced. This desire to use wholesome ingredients has translated into my passion to incorporate herbs into my salon through services such as the foot soaking, facial steaming, aromatic massage oils, botanical shampoos, scalp serum treatment, and more. I have studied under respected herbalists to develop a deeper understanding of how I can use herbs and organic products to provide balance to the body, mind, and soul.

With the support of my husband and two beautiful children, I have the opportunity to pursue my passion of encouraging others to recognize their own beauty. I am especially grateful for my husband who reminds me that I am capable of sharing my passion with others.