Nail Salon Allegedly Charges Overweight Customers Extra for Pedicures

A nail salon has made a sharp U-turn on charging fat people extra for pedicures.

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 woman who snapped a photo of the offending sign said she took it at Rose Nails in Frayser.

A local Tennessee station, WREG, had more luck and spoke to the owner, Son Nguyen in person.'s Mara Montalbano ( has more.

KEEPING YOU POSTED There's something very wrong with this stamp... can YOU spot the problem? He denied that the sign ever existed despite being confronted with the photographic evidence.

"I feel like they ought to be able to get services like any other person", one customer said. "No there are same walls and floors everywhere, it could be anywhere", Nguyen said.

Customers at the salon said they were shocked to see the picture.

But he also told the station he has made a decision to stop serving obese patrons because it is hard to give them pedicures.

Ferguson is incredulous at Rose Salon's denial. He explained that that's because the excess weight makes it hard for nail technicians to provide pedicures, and that he's had chairs broken twice in the past, costing him about $2,000 to $2,500, as he claims.

A nail salon in Tennessee has come under fire for apparently putting up a sign stating that bigger customers must pay more for treatments, reported The Daily Mail.

  • Joanne Flowers