By Kate Sullivan, Allure magazine
A local news report out of DeKalb County, Georgia kind of made our jaws drop. A customer at a nail salon was surprised to learn when she settled her bill that she'd been charged an extra $5 for her manicure-pedicure-because she's overweight.
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The manager of the salon, Natural Nails, said to the WSBTV reporter that she regularly adds a $5 fee for overweight patrons, so that she can supplement future costly repairs to the salon's $2,500 pedicure chairs, which she says have a weight limit of 200 pounds. Now, if that weight is part of the chair's official description, the manager can't be held responsible for its limits. And if the additional fee had been on the price list posted on the wall or if a customer exceeding the weight limit was refused service, then the management would be within their rights to do as they may, however crappy it seemed.
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