Georgia Nail Salon Charges More For Overweight Customers

A nail salon in Georgia recently charged a customer extra for a manicure and pedicure because she was overweight — and they say that’s their standard salon policy.

Michelle Fonville noticed that the bill for her manicure, pedicure, and eyebrow waxing at Natural Nails in DeKalb County wasn’t quite adding up, and said as much to the salon manager. As Fonville told WSB TV, “She broke it down. And then she told me she charged me $5 more because I was overweight.”

Fonville accused the salon of discrimination — something the manager vehemently denies. Kim Tran says she charged Fonville $5 extra because her salon chairs aren’t made to hold more than 200 pounds and that chair repairs could cost her up to $2400. And that’s “not discrimination.” Furthermore, Tran claims that “if she had been here when Fonville first arrived, she would have taken one look at her and told her that she could not be serviced here.”


[via Jezebel, HuffPost Style, WSB TV]

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