High Concentration Immigrant Populations

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Immigrant Groups 1

According to the Migration Policy Institute and the U.S. Census data from 2012 to 2016, three states in the U.S. with high immigrant populations are California, Florida, and Illinois. Within each of these states, the three cities that have the highest percentage of immigrants are Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago, respectively. Below you will find a methodology section depicting how this information was determined, as well as a brief overview with attached sources of the data in the spreadsheet and a small description of the hair salons and their ratings on Yelp. Please view the spreadsheet for a compiled list of this information.

Methodology

In order to determine three immigrant races in the United States with high concentrations in specific cities, I turned to the Migration Policy Institute. This government-affiliated agency utilized the 2012-2016 U.S. Census data to record the number of immigrants in each county of each state in the U.S. based on their country of origin. From this site, I selected three states (California, Florida, and Illinois) and the county within each state (Los Angeles County, Miami-Dade County, and Cook County) that had the highest number of immigrants. I then used other U.S. Census data from 2016-2017 to determine what demographics were highly prevalent in the major city (Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago) of each county listed by the Migration Policy Institute. With this information, I then filtered through the Migration site to find a country of origin (El Salvador, Cuba, and Poland) within the popular demographics with a high number of residents.

After choosing a race and recording their population in the city based on the Migration Policy Institute data, I then searched Yelp to find highly-rated hair salons that were associated with each immigrant group. For the immigrant groups in Los Angeles (Salvadorans) and Miami (Cubans), I was unable to locate a single specific salon that explicitly stated their service to these immigrant groups. As a result, I instead located three salons for each that instead mentioned that the employees speak Spanish, or that the owners are originally from these countries of interest, and/or that the salons provide services that are geared towards the Spanish population in general (e.g. Brazilian blowouts, keratin treatments, etc.). For the immigrant population in Chicago (Polish), I located a single hair salon on Yelp with high reviews that noted that all of the employees speak Polish. This led to the conclusion that this salon is likely popular among this immigrant group.

Los Angeles, California

Immigrant race: Salvadoran
Country of origin: El Salvador
Immigrant race population: 262,400
Total immigrant population: 3,474,300

Salon Viejo has 78 reviews on Yelp and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. They offer Brazilian blowouts and also specialize in hair coloring and extensions. Le Quipe Hair Salon has 19 reviews on Yelp and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The employees here all speak Spanish. Le Unique Cuts has 62 reviews on Yelp and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The employees here also speak Spanish.

Miami, Florida

Immigrant race: Cuban
Country of origin: Cuba
Immigrant race population: 671,900
Total immigrant population: 1,391,600

Hair by Hisham has 110 reviews on Yelp and a 5-star rating. They are a full-service hair salon and also offer Brazilian blowouts, keratin treatments, and hair extensions. Mimi's Touch Salon has 87 reviews on Yelp and a 5-star rating, as well. The owner used to work in Cuban television as a make-up artist and hairdresser. Rebecca's Personal Touch has 6 reviews on Yelp and a rating of 4 stars out of 5, and the owner is from Cuba.

Chicago, Illinois

Immigrant race: Polish
Country of origin: Poland
Immigrant race population: 103,200
Total immigrant population: 1,101,700
Hair salon: House of Hair

House of Hair has 18 reviews on Yelp and a 5-star rating. All of the employees here speak Polish and the price range is moderate.

Conclusion

For a compiled list of this information, please view the attached spreadsheet. Keep in mind that these population values are based on the 2012-2016 U.S. Census data. Due to the difficulty in locating single locations in Los Angeles and Miami that are tailored to the Salvadoran and Cuban immigrant populations, three salons that could potentially be popular among these demographics have been cited instead.
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Immigrant Groups 2

Three hair salons that are popular among three different immigrant populations are Sai Eyebrow Place & Full Service Salon in Jersey City, New Jersey; Amy Hieu Hair in Houston, Texas; and M-IRROR Salon in Honolulu, Hawaii. The details for these salons and the immigrant populations they serve have been entered in rows 5-7 of the attached spreadsheet.

Methodology

Although the request asked for immigrant race populations with high concentrations in the United States, the U.S. Census Bureau only lists five races, which are White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. White (Polish), Asian, and African American had already been entered on the spreadsheet for previous requests. However, Native Hawaiian, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander are not immigrants to the United States. As the request instructions used Filipino as an example, which is a nationality, not a race, I elected to find three immigrant populations that represented three different nationalities that have salons that cater to their specific needs.

To find salons that cater to these three immigrant populations, I used Yelp to find highly rated salons in the immigrants' respective cities. I then used Yelp's description of the salons in addition to reviews to verify that each salon does in fact cater to each immigrant population.

Results

There are 240,055 Indians (Asian) in Jersey City, New Jersey. Sai Eyebrow Place and Full Service Salon is an Indian salon that has a Yelp rating of 4 out of 5 stars. It is located at 639 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306. There is no website for this business, but I included a Groupon deal that shows the salon offers hair services as well as eyebrow threading, nails, and other beauty processes.

There are 120,000 Vietnamese immigrants in Houston, Texas. Amy Hieu Hair is a Vietnamese salon that has a Yelp rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. It is located at 11786 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77072. There is no website for this business, but I included the company's Instagram page that shows the salon offers hair services.

There are 195,000 Japanese immigrants in Honolulu, Hawaii. M-IRROR Salon is a Japanese salon that has a Yelp rating of 5 out of 5 stars. It is located at 560 Pensacola St., Honolulu, HI 96814. According to its website, "M-IRROR salon is an upscale hair salon in Honolulu, Hawaii specializing in Japanese straight perm, digital perm, and the best Japanese hair color and hair cuts."

Conclusion

Jersey City, New Jersey has a high concentration of Indian (Asian) immigrants; Houston, Texas has a high concentration of Vietnamese immigrants; and Honolulu, Hawaii has a high concentration of Japanese immigrants. Each city has at least one highly rated hair salon that caters to their respective immigrant populations, the details for which have been entered in rows 5-7 of the attached spreadsheet.
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Immigrant Groups 3

I identified three top-rated hair salons for each immigrant population in cities where they are prevalent. They include Hair 101, Haiier Hair Salon, and Xingyu Hair Salon in Queens, New York; Hair by Julianne Cho, Lux Hair Salon, and M Hair & Beauty Salon in Los Angeles, California; and Mandy's Hair & Spa, Felicia Michelle Hair, and Sanela's Beauty Salon in Bronx, New York. Details can be found in rows 8 - 10 of the attached spreadsheet.    

METHODOLOGY
I utilized the Migration Policy Institute, which made use of data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012-2016 American Community Survey to gather the number of immigrants in each county of each state in the U.S. I selected three immigrant groups that aren't already on the spreadsheet, as well as, the counties they're most populous in.
After doing this, I searched on Yelp for top-rated hair salons in their respective cities, most suitable for each immigrant group. To verify that these salons are indeed popular within the immigrant groups, I went through reviews and their descriptions on Yelp. They are all either owned by or speak a language associated with the immigrant population.

CHINESE HAIR SALONS IN QUEENS, NY

There are 162,200 Chinese immigrants in Queens, NY. The hair salons they frequent are:
Hair 101: 57 reviews on Yelp and a 5-star rating.
Xingyu hair salon: 146 reviews on Yelp and a 4.5-star rating.
Haiier hair salon: 215 reviews on Yelp and a 4.5-star rating.
These salons offer a range of services including bagalaye ombre hair coloring, haircuts, and perms. Xingyu hair salon and Haiier hair salon cater to men as well.

KOREAN HAIR SALONS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

There are 164,200 Korean immigrants in Los Angeles, California. The most popular hair salons in this area within the Korean community are:
Hair by Julianne Cho: 258 reviews on Yelp and a 4.5-star rating.
Lux Hair Salon: 230 reviews on Yelp and a 4.5-star rating.
M Hair & Beauty Salon: 77 reviews on Yelp and a 5-star rating.
Hair by Julianne Cho offers scalp massage services and M Hair & Beauty Salon is also a nail salon.

DOMINICAN HAIR SALONS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

There are 191,000 Dominican immigrants in Bronx, NY. The most popular Dominican hair salons in this area include:
Mandy's Hair & Spa: 81 reviews on Yelp and a 5-star rating.
Felicia Michelle Hair: 139 reviews on Yelp and a 5-star rating.
Sanela's Beauty Salon: 75 reviews on Yelp and a 5-star rating.
Mandy's Hair & Spa also provides manicure & pedicure, waxing, and bridal services. Felicia Michelle Hair focuses on naturally curly hair. Sanela's Beauty Salon has skin and makeup services.

CONCLUSION

Information on each immigrant group and the hair salons they frequent can be found in rows 8 - 10 of the attached spreadsheet.    

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Immigrant Groups 4

I identified top-rated hair salons for each immigrant population in cities where they are prevalent. They include Jhigs' Hair Studio and Jessica's Hair & Nail Salon for Filipinos in San Diego, California; All Dolled Up Salons & Stores and Florida Hair Extensions for Jamaicans in Broward, Florida; and True Hair Miami for Colombian immigrants in Miami, FL. Details can be found in rows 11 - 13 of the attached spreadsheet.    

METHODOLOGY

I used the Migration Policy Institute, which utilized data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012-2016 American Community Survey to gather the number of immigrants in each county of each state in the U.S. I selected three immigrant groups that aren't already on the spreadsheet, as well as, the counties they're most populous in. After doing this, I searched on Yelp for top-rated hair salons in their respective cities, for each immigrant group.

No results came up for Colombian hair salons in Miami, Florida. Although, a few results came up for Jamaican hair salons in Broward, Florida, the hair salons either had an unclaimed Yelp page and/or no ratings on the platform. I decided to search for hair salons that these two immigrant groups are more likely to go to using 'curly hair' and 'African-American' as search terms for Jamaican hair salons and 'Spanish-speaking' for Colombian hair salons.

FILIPINO HAIR SALONS IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

There are 100,600 Filipino immigrants in San Diego, CA. The hair salons they frequent are:
Jhigs' Hair Studio: 31 reviews on Yelp and a 4-star rating. 
Jessica's Hair & Nail Salon: 334 reviews on Yelp and a 4.5-star rating. 
Jhigs' hair studio offers makeup, keratin treatment, and waxing services while Jessica's Hair & Nail Salon offers body care services like waxing, pedicure & manicure, facial, and more.

COLOMBIAN IMMIGRANTS IN MIAMI, FLORIDA

There are 92,200 Colombians in Miami, FL. The hair salon that Colombians are more likely to go to in this area include:
True Hair Miami: 132 reviews on Yelp and a 5-star rating. 
True Hair Miami caters to men as well and offers a wide range of services including bridal, makeup, hair extension, and eyelash services.

JAMAICAN IMMIGRANTS IN BROWARD, FLORIDA

There are 85,500 Jamaicans in Broward County, FL. The hair salons that this immigrant group is more likely to go to in the area include:
All Dolled Up Salons and Stores: 16 reviews with a 4.5-star rating.
Florida Hair Extensions: 16 reviews with a 5-star rating.
All Dolled Up Salons and Stores focuses on African-American hair and curly hair. Their services include extensions, straight perms, and coloring. Florida Hair Extensions offers bridal and blowout services.

CONCLUSION

Information on each immigrant group and the hair salons suitable for them can be found in rows 11 - 13 of the attached spreadsheet.    






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Immigrant Groups 5

Following the request for information on immigrant race populations in the US and popular hair salons for the immigrant groups, rows 14-16, columns A-E of the attached spreadsheet have been updated with the relevant information including race, population, city, state and hair salon. We identified 3 immigrant race populations in the US, which are Hispanic in Los Angeles, Asian in Los Angeles, and African in Austin.

Hispanic Immigrants

The Hispanic immigrant population is 19,413,257, and most of them live in Los Angeles, California. While we could not identify a particular salon that caters specifically to this immigrant group, we were able to identify the following popular 5-star rated salons in the Los Angeles — California area. They are Harper Salon, The Powder Room East and Miju Van.

Asian Immigrants

The population of Asian immigrants in the US is 12,750,000, and they most of them live in the Los Angeles, California Area. We found a hair salon that specializes in Asian hair, is highly rated (5-star rating) and is within the Los Angeles area. It is called Nanana Parena.

African Immigrants

The population of African immigrants in the US is 2,100,000, and most of them live in Austin, Texas. We found a hair salon that caters specifically to African hair, called African Weaves & Braids by Lucy. It is rated 5 stars.

Due to the unavailability of recent data on US immigrants by race in reputable sources, such as government data or reports by research companies, we had to make use of sources that were older than two years.

Conclusion

The attached spreadsheet has been updated with all requested information as stated in the research criteria for this request.
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