This Nail Salon Is Under Fire for Charging Overweight Customers More for a Pedicure
By Danielle Fontana, Digital Editor |
Be it rude staff, unsanitary tools or a polish selection you’re not too keen on, we’ve all had a nail salon experience (or five) that’s been less than ideal, but a salon in Memphis just changed everything you thought you knew about a cringe-worthy mani/pedi—this time, adding “fat shaming” to the list of services they provide.
A sign that reads, “Sorry, but if you are overweight, pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for pedicurists!” was spotted on the walls of Rose Nails salon by a customer named Deshania Ferguson, who later snapped a photo of the sign and shared it on her Facebook. The salon usually charges up to $30 for a pedicure, so as you can imagine, the post created quite the stir among her followers—the image has since been shared almost 600 times—and some even contacted their local news channel, WREG, in hopes they would dig deeper into the salon. When questioned, the salon owner, Son Nguyen, denied ever having the sign up in his salon, although the WREG reporter showed him that the floors, chairs and walls were visible in the image that were present in the salon.
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