So you're probably here because of the outrageous headline and you want to know what nail salon could possibly have such an outrageous policy? You likely want to rip them a new one all over the social media sphere. You want to make sure you never go there.

I don't blame you.

But I will tell you right off the bat, I'm not going to say what business it is. Sorry, but I have no concrete proof of this practice at this time. This salon does not advertise this practice and I don't have the body type to test this, personally. Unless and until I can get confirmation other than word of mouth, it would not be fair of me to use this platform to bring awareness to this alleged business practice without hard evidence.

Now that we have that out of the way here's the story:
I was scrolling through my Facebook News Feed and a Facebook friend posted photos of a shoddy nail job at this Central Maine nail salon. That's annoying enough for sure, but one comment under the photo, in particular, caught my eye:


Um, EXCUSE ME?! That's the craziest thing I've ever heard. I asked for further clarification.


Then another woman chimed in with a similar experience:


I'm no expert on business discrimination laws so I won't pretend to be. What I believe, personally, is that a business should have the right to conduct itself in the manner in which they choose. But part of that is being upfront and honest about it. If this business wants to "protect" their "expensive" chairs from "damage" from individuals over 200 pounds then, in my opinion, they should be able to adopt such a policy.

Now put down your pitchforks.

I'm not saying this practice is right. Not by any means. It's quite ridiculous in my opinion. What I'm saying is they should have the right to do what they want with their business just like we have the right to not support their business. If folks are willing to pay the surcharge or otherwise support the business who has this policy then fine. You do you. If not, people should be aware of their policy so that they have the chance to take their business elsewhere if they so desire.

Something tells me this salon would see a massive decline in patrons if this is true and it was public knowledge. Would you support a business with this surcharge?