For most of us, going to a nail salon is a very positive experience. It’s a chance to try out a new trend – like nail contouring or chrome polish. But more importantly, it gives hard-working people a chance to kick up their heels and r-e-l-a-x.
However, Rose Nails in Memphis, US, has landed itself in hot water for flat out discriminating against overweight customers. Customer Deshania Ferguson was horrified to discover this sign, which was taped to the business’ exterior. It reads, “Sorry but if you are overweight, pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for pedicurists.”
Local news station, WREG, spoke to the salon’s owner, Son Nguyen, about the incident, but he denied it was his business – despite the fact that the floors and chairs matched. "No there are same walls and floors everywhere, it could be anywhere," Nguyen said.
He did, however, say that he will no longer serve customers who are overweight because his technicians find it difficult. He also claims to have broken two chairs.
Nguyen’s story doesn’t really check out with us. It’s not his salon? (Oh, puh-lease.) But, coincidentally, he’s decided to stop serving customers who are overweight? (Scoff!) It’s 2017, and every man, woman and child has a right to treat themself to a mani/pedi, regardless of their weight, gender, skin colour, religion or disability.