Nail salon allegedly charged overweight people more

Nail Salon Allegedly Charged Overweight People More

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A nail salon in Tennessee allegedly tried to cash in on people’s weight.

Deshania Ferguson said she was appalled after seeing this sign at Memphis nail salon:

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“Sorry. But if you are overweight, pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for pedicurists. Thank you!” the sign read.

The owner of the alleged salon said the sign was not placed anywhere on his property despite the similarities between his business and the space seen in the photo. He told WREG that he didn't put the sign up but he considered doing so, as he doesn't want to provide pedicures to severely overweight customers.

Son Nguyen said it is harder for his technicians to give heavier people pedicures and that they’ve broken chairs in the past, WREG reported. He said broken chairs have cost up to $2,500.

The salon isn’t only specific in their practices regarding  weight. Nguyen told WREG his salon, which has been running for nine years, charges men an extra $5 because they don’t come as often.

Read more at WREG.

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.