Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Woman Claims Nail Salon Posted Sign Saying Fat Clients Must Pay More

Woman Claims Nail Salon Posted Sign Saying Fat Clients Must Pay More

A NAIL salon reportedly put up sign warning fat customers they will pay DOUBLE for a pedicure.

Last Saturday, March 11, a woman named Deshania Ferguson took to Facebook to share a picture of a sign supposedly posted at Rose Nails, a salon located on Overton Crossing and Frayser Boulevard in Memphis.

But he told reporter Shay Arthur he would not service someone "if they are severely overweight" because it was hard for technicians to give them pedicures.

The picture has since been shared more than 500 times with plenty of others equally shocked by the seemingly nonsensical price increase.

"I feel like they ought to be able to get services like any other person", one customer said. Obesity is considered a disability. A salon in Gaffney, for example, came under fire in 2016 when it asked customers over 250 lbs. not to sit on their spa chairs "for their own safety". "Federal and state violations, fines and lawsuits are permanent!" Speaking to Nguyen, WREG reporter Shay Arthur told the businessman about how many women were upset over the sign.

"No there are same walls and floors everywhere, it could be anywhere", he said.

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

Ferguson is incredulous at Rose Salon's denial.

He also claims that there have been two chairs broken as a result of larger people coming into the salon, which has cost him up to $2,500.

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