Sometimes we need a little something for ourselves. After working so hard day in and day out, people deserve a break from the monotonous routine of daily living. Going to work and providing for a family is tough work. Nevertheless, millions of Americans do it every day and don’t complain about it. But doing that hard work is made a whole lot better when the person can do a little something for themselves and get a break from the mounting stress of it all.
Many people love going to the nail salon for this very reason. Getting a manicure or a pedicure is a simple way to relax and get pampered. You can sit back and let someone else take of you for a change, which is a massive relief given that you usually need to look out for yourself.
But one woman discovered that even a manicure is a source of stress rather than relaxation. When she went into the nail salon, the workers at the facility refused to touch her, which prompted her to feel horrible about herself and to share the heartbreaking news on Facebook. And when she opened up about the way the technicians at the nail salon treated her, she discovered that a lot of people supported her – even people she didn’t know personally.
The reason the nail salon refused to serve the woman was that she had a skin condition. Although the condition was already a sensitive issue for the woman, the salon worker further shamed her by making her feel like she was inferior and “dirty” because of it.
That’s why Jennifer Dreyer Brown decided to open up about her horrible experience at Happy Nails in Laguna Niguel, California.
Because it was the hottest day of the year on the day she made her appointment, Brown knew that she could experience a flare-up of her skin condition. She was diagnosed with “discoid lupus,” which made her allergic to sunlight. Hot weather makes her skin react, and sunblock and umbrellas do nothing to prevent her flare-ups.
“There is no amount of sunblock or umbrellas to prevent the flares. The scars on my skin get red when I go outside,” she said.
Because of her autoimmune disorder, Happy Nails refused to serve Brown. Although Lupus is not contagious, the workers at the salon simply did not want to touch her because she had the flare-up – and that left Brown depressed and dejected.
Brown tried to explain that to the workers, but they didn’t listen to her.
“I showed her my hands, and she still denied me,” Brown told FOX News.
Because she was so disappointed, she turned to Facebook to share the story about Happy Nails and oust them for their discriminatory practice.
“They made up so many excuses and lies. I have never been so publicly humiliated in my life,” Brown shared on Facebook.
When Brown’s post went viral, her friends started leaving bad reviews on the business’s Yelp page, systematically destroying its reputation.
That wasn’t what Brown wanted and did not ask anyone to do this – but people were compelled to do it because they could not believe a nail salon would treat a client like that.
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