The untold stories of the women behind your mani-pedi.
Sure, getting manicures and pedicures are fun. You soak your hands and feet in a steamy bath, get your digits wrapped in a hot towel, and add a lil’ glitz and glam to your life. But, there is more to that perfect polish.
The eye-opening two-part New York Times investigative report, “Unvarnished,” examined the exploitation of nail salon workers revealing shocking facts on pay, power, and (un)polished working conditions. The report put a big ‘ol smudge on the industry.
Inspired by these injustices and intrigued by the human story, Joey Ally embarked on CHIPPED — a deeply intimate portrait of nail salon workers. This uniquely female story will make you laugh, cry, and cringe — and better understand the personal inner lives of these women.
Awesome Without Borders is doing its part to help transform the nail salon, among other film locations, into a movie set. Follow the progress of the film (and maybe some behind-the-scenes shots) via Director Joey Ally’s Facebook.
WE’RE AWESOMELY OVERWHELMED BY THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS WE’RE GETTING WEEKLY!
Starting May 15, 2023, we’re pausing accepting new applications. We will post here when we re-open the floodgates! Please do not submit any applications until we announce we are accepting them. We will not review them.
We’ll be back soon!
Team Awesome Without Borders