Salon Under Fire For Allegedly Charging Heavier Customers More On Pedicures

Ebony Scott
March 20, 2017

Although he still denied it was his he revealed he had thought about charging extra for overweight customers but hadn't yet done it.

A nail salon in Tennessee is now facing severe criticism and backlash after posting a sign on its door saying that heavier customers will be charged more for pedicures.

Originally the post, which was shared on Facebook, said: 'Sorry, but if you are overweight, pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for pedicurists. The post soon went viral and has garnered more than 500 shares.

The owner Son Nguyen denied the sign had appeared in his salon and said the picture could have been taken anywhere. The "weight" of the customer shouldn't differentiate in the prices or services rendered.

"I'm a nail tech and am gobsmacked with the sign". Boycotting is a temporary loss in sales. Speaking to Nguyen, WREG reporter Shay Arthur told the businessman about how many women were upset over the sign.

A sign at Rose Salon in Memphis, Tennessee, asks overweight people to pay more for the privilege of a pedicure.

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Rose nails usually charges up to $30 for pedicures, according to local reports.

Despite his fervent denial that Rose Nails charges exorbitant amounts to overweight customers, as seen on the supposed sign, Nguyen acknowledged that he chooses not to offer services to "severely overweight" customers.

He says that two chairs have been broken as a result of his larger clientele, which cost him $2,500 to fix or replace them.

The alleged nail salon fat shaming case in Memphis isn't without precedent.

To make people aware of this body shaming incident, Deshania Ferguson uploaded a picture of the sign on Facebook on March 12.

A Starbucks customer recently claimed she had been labelled "fat" by an employee who wrote on her cup.

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