TN Nail Salon Accused of Charging ‘Overweight People’ More for Pedicures

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*Wow… Just wow. The internet is not too happy about a photo of a sign that was posted recently which read, “Sorry, but if you are overweight pedicures will be $45.”

Yes. Thinner people pay less for the same service.

The message, photographed by an unidentified woman, got thousands of shares after it was posted to Facebook. According to locals, the salon is Rose Nails in Tennessee.

The message went on in an attempt to justify why the cost was different for overweight people, saying it was…

?…due to service fees for pedicurists. Thank you!? 


When all the hoopla came to the attention of Son Nguyen, the owner of the salon, he denied the sign came from his shop saying the photo could have been taken anywhere. This, even after a local TV station went to the shop and showed him the similarities.

Although Son stuck to his story, he did say he had, at one time, considered charging overweight customers more claiming twice they had broken chairs in his salon.

Although the sign has since been taken down from wherever it was, locals have been encouraged to boycott the shop.

4 thoughts on “TN Nail Salon Accused of Charging ‘Overweight People’ More for Pedicures”

  1. Wow. I’ve never had a pedicure, so it’s a good thing my fat ass is back at the gym these days!!!

  2. I understand your problem, why you get charged extra for overweight people. By reading your notice, the customer feels guilty himself. If you have a problem that overweight people broke your salon chairs, you can buy quality pedicure chairs, all sizes & adjustable chairs.

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