Built on an atmosphere of love and empowered women,
we believe in creating opportunities for all.
The Adamo Group is a 501(c)3, aimed at using small talents to achieve big outcomes. Our mission is to educate, enable, and empower women that have been exploited by the expansive sex industry in the United States, especially trafficking survivors.
The first of its kind, The Adamo Group is the umbrella company for two entities; the Adamo Nail Lab and the Adamo Nail Bar. The Adamo Nail Lab provides manicurist education, training, and state certification to sex trafficking survivors, former sex workers, and those at risk of exploitation. We’ve partnered with Austin’s best salons and spas to place graduates in vibrant environments that set them up for sustained success.
In alignment with our commitment to building sustainable revenue to fund our mission, 100% of profits generated by Adamo Nail Bar, a traveling airstream boutique, are used to operate The Lab. Offering a fresh take on the nail experience, our nail bar is a place where beauty perpetuates beauty and offers best-in- class services in a fun, radiant, and uplifting environment.
Why we do what we do
Trafficking primarily involves exploitation of victims through force, fraud, or coercion. There are currently an estimated 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas.
According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 20% involves labor exploitation.
The National Human Trafficking Hotline receives more calls from Texas than any other state.
Globally, the average cost of a slave is $90.
The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to 14-year-old. Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.
Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year.
Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking). The fastest growing crime reportedly generates a profit of $32 billion every year. Of that number, $15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries.
While there are a handful of organizations that offer housing and rehabilitation services for survivors, there are less than 5 programs nationwide that provide vocational and job-skills training to help survivors find long-term self-sustainability.