Tennesse salon says overweight clients should pay more

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Facebook post is causing an uproar after a woman getting her nails done snapped a picture of what many allege is a rude sign.

The sign read, “Sorry but if you are overweight, pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for pedicurists.”

Since the picture was posted to Facebook Saturday it’s been shared more than 500 times, with women across the city weighing in, many expressing shock. The woman who snapped it said it was at Rose Nails in Frayser.


Owner Son Nguyen repeatedly denied the sign was ever up in his business, but Nguyen said he’s considered one.


When shown that the sign appeared to be in a building with the same wall and tile as his store, Nguyen explained “No there are same walls and floors everywhere, it could be anywhere.”

Nguyen also said instead of putting a sign up he’s decided to just not service someone if they are severely overweight. He said it’s difficult for technicians to give them pedicures and he’s had broken chairs in the past which it hurts his bottom line.

Nguyen said he has had his business for nine years and tries to please his customers who were shocked to see the picture.

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