Beauty Industry Professional Advisors

Meet the Advisors

Beauty Industry Professional Advisors (BIPA)

Beauty Industry Professional Advisors (BIPA) is a team of leading professional business advisors focused on providing comprehensive support for nail and beauty-related businesses. This strategic partnership brings together the most critically important financial, educational, technical, and professional advisory firms to serve the needs of businesses in the nails and beauty sectors, many of whom are minority and family owned and operated. Each financial and business professional advisor brings a unique set of relevant skills, resources, and expertise to this strategic partnership, with a focus on servicing the following key financial and business areas: banking services, financial education, technical education, business law, employment law, CPA & accounting services, business tax, business insurance, and marketing services

Meet our team of professional advisors:

Banking Services: Genesis Bank

As one of only two diverse, multiracial Minority Depository Institutions (MDI) in the U.S., and as a mission driven bank, Genesis Bank is committed to providing access to its groundbreaking, tech-enabled, financial products, services, and solutions. Genesis Bank is fulfilling its role for BIPA clients by bringing forth financing opportunities that are tailored to meet the capital funding needs of clients, technology enabled treasury and cash management depository services and solutions to efficiently support day-to-day operations, and pathways to access growth capital. 

Looking for Financing Solutions?

Connect with Tony Ochoa, SVP, Commercial Banking Market Leader:

Email: or Call Now: 949-273-1513

Looking for Cash Management Solutions?

Connect with Jaime Sibrian, Head of Banking Operations & Cash Management Solutions:

Email: or Call Now: 949.273.1461

Looking for financing for your equipment or improvement project? Click HERE to learn more. 

Financial Education: Genesis Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship

Through the Genesis Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship (GBIE), the Bank’s business incubator and advisory division, business owners engaging with BIPA will have access to financial and business education, technical assistance resources, and pathways to capital, to move the diverse nails and beauty industries forward to support their growth and success. The GBIE’s mission is to democratize business and financial education by breaking down the impediments that have inhibited access to economic growth opportunities.

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Technical Education: Advance Beauty College

Advance Beauty College (ABC) is a nationally accredited and recognized award-winning beauty college led by second-generation owners Linh and Tam Nguyen. Their family has successfully operated beauty colleges in Southern California for 36 years, graduating 50,000 into the workforce. ABC is accredited through the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), approved by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) and the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The college is also a proud member of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), where Tam served on the board of directors, and Linh has provided nail industry expertise. ABC offers courses in Manicuring, Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetician, and Teacher Training with hybrid options. They have been featured locally, nationally, and globally as industry leaders. Their mission is to inspire, educate and give back. They are honored and grateful to be founding members of BIPA, to share their knowledge and expertise, and collectively elevate the industry. Learn more about Advance Beauty College.

Email Tam Nguyen, Co-owner:

Email Linh Nguyen, Co-owner:

Call Now: 714.530.2131

Business Law Services: Derrick H. Nguyen, Esq.

Derrick H. Nguyen is an attorney in Orange County, California, representing many small businesses including nail salons. Derrick is a board member of many non-profit organizations and an advisor to many community associations. He was a past President of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California. He serves as an advisor to the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce in Orange County and the College of Humanity and Social Science at California State University, Fullerton. In 2004, Derrick was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Derrick received his BA in English from UCLA and JD from USC.

Email Derrick H. Nguyen, Esq.:

Call Now: 714.829.0297

Employment Law Services: Mike N. Vo, Esq.

For over 22 years, attorney Mike N. Vo has helped business owners start their companies and navigate legal challenges. While Mike’s clients initially reach out to him for business legal advice, his business experience and acumen transform the relationship from simply attorney‐client to trusted advisor. Mike’s employment law practice includes state and federal court litigation and covers contract disputes, harassment, discrimination, retaliation claims, and wage/hour issues, including minimum wage, overtime, and meal/rest breaks.

Mike routinely mitigates unnecessary business risks to keep his clients out of court while commanding the courtroom when his clients need quick, decisive, and uncompromising results. When not actively representing clients, he can be found advocating for and educating the beauty industry, in particular the nail salon industry.

Email Mike N. Vo, Esq.:

Call Now: 949.221.8238

CPA Services: Greenfield & Associates LLP CPA

Greenfield & Associates is a CPA firm specializing in small business income tax (partnership, C-corp, and S-corp). They also provide bookkeeping and payroll service for their clients. Greenfield & Associates has a young and energetic team of CPAs who provide a full suite of tax and accounting services for small businesses in Orange County and Los Angeles County and have extensive experience working in the nail and beauty industry. Greenfield & Associates CEO, Trinh “Sky” Pham graduated with a Finance degree from California State University, Fullerton and MBA from Ohio University. Sky is an experienced CPA with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Managing Partner, Bao (Susan) Luong, MBA, received her Bachelor of Art in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton. She is well experienced in handling entity formation, bookkeeping, individual income tax and non‐profit taxation. Bao also has deep knowledge within the Beauty industry.

Email Trinh “Sky” Pham, CEO:

Email Susan Bao Luong, Managing Partner:

Call Now: 949.973.1040

Tax Services: In Good Hands Tax Services

In Good Hands Tax Services is a Garden Grove based tax planning firm helping business owners minimize tax liability, maximize net income, and accelerate business growth. Founders Tran and Darlena lead a team of qualified experts from different financial fields who are dedicated to helping their clients expand their businesses. Tran and Darlena’s expertise lies in helping salon owners “nail” down their finances and taxes to help keep clients’ hard earned money in the business owners pockets.

Email In Good Hands Tax Services:

Call Us: 714.266.6602

Insurance Services: Bele Nguyen, State Farm Agent

With over twenty years of insurance industry experience, Bele has a strong foundation in working closely with businesses to establish the right coverage for their needs. Her office works with individuals and businesses throughout Orange County and has been recognized by State Farm for their commitment to quality and performance with the Chairman’s Circle award. Bele starts every client partnership by having real conversations and believes this is the key to building relationships that make a difference. Bele and her friendly team have extensive experience in the nail and beauty industry and make sure they help their clients throughout their entire insurance journey for their business.

Email Bele Nguyen, State Farm Agent:

Call Now: 714.206.4410

Marketing Services: Slick Marketers

Slick Marketers is an Orange County-based, full-service marketing agency dedicated to supporting businesses in the beauty industry and helping them reach their goals. Slick Marketers has successfully assisted hundreds of clients across North America in expanding their businesses by employing cutting-edge technology and the latest trends. Their mission is to help businesses of all sizes flourish by providing customized marketing strategies. By offering a comprehensive range of services, including social media management, social media advertising, Google Ads, and more, Slick Marketers provides optimized and efficient campaigns that drive growth. To learn more about Slick Marketer’s services and learn about their customized plans, contact them today!

Email them at:
Call Now: 714.496.4499

Are you looking for financing for your equipment or improvement project? Look no further.

Genesis Bank has partnered with Envision Capital Group to offer you a streamlined and efficient process for securing financing for your equipment and improvement projects.

Whether you need a loan to purchase new machinery or want to lease equipment for a specific project, they have the solutions to meet your unique needs.

With their hassle-free application process, you’ll save valuable time and energy, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – growing your business. Don’t waste any more time searching for the perfect equipment financing solution – trust in our partnership with Envision Capital Group and experience a fast, seamless, and reliable way to secure your equipment loan or lease.  And don’t forget, our expert concierge bankers from Genesis Bank will be by your side, guiding your journey every step of the way.

Take the first step towards achieving your business goals and unlock the potential of your enterprise today.

Note: Genesis Bank is not affiliated with, and does not directly endorse, Envision Capital Group LLC or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates.