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Black Women Attacked In Asian Nail Salon

discodumpling

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I dont do mani pedis often...but with an abundance of Asian owned salons all through out Queens and Nassau County of course that's where I go.
I've been to Black salons where the chick didn't want to mess up her own nail art so she did a less than stellar job. Black folks act stush like they dont wanna even touch your feet here! Black salons are far & few between and can charge 2x+ what the Asians are charging.
I'm gonna continue to manage my hands and feet myself for now.
 

yamilee21

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I have never understood patronizing businesses that do not respect their customers. These issues with Asian-owned businesses - produce markets, delis, beauty supply stores and nail salons - have been occurring and getting media attention for well over 30 years. Is it really that hard to put dignity over consumption? Especially for non-essential things - doing nails seems like one of those things that could easily grow from an informal home gig.
 

GreenEyedJen

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The Solution is we need to own our own shops. We have black women going to nail school but why is it we can’t get our own shop??? Asian shops are everywhere
I’ve been getting my nails done at Black women owned salons for years now—in PA and now that I’ve moved to VA, here. They do exist and they take great care of me. For instance, I go back and forth between acrylic nails and my real nails. Since I don’t want my real nails overly damaged, I ask
for my natural nails to be hand filed. Black women are the only techs who have agreed to that.

If anyone is interested, I found all three of my places by going on Instagram and looking up a hashtag of my area code plus “nails” or “nail art”, like: #215nails.
 

Laela

Sidestepping the "lynch mob"
Yeah, that kinda pride needs to go somewhere... why open a pedicure business if you don't want to touch people's feet? I agree we need more of our own salons, maybe then I'll start getting my nails/feet done.. lol..

. Black folks act stush like they dont wanna even touch your feet here! Black salons are far & few between and can charge 2x+ what the Asians are charging.
I'm gonna continue to manage my hands and feet myself for now.
 

MzRhonda

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Yeah, that kinda pride needs to go somewhere... why open a pedicure business if you don't want to touch people's feet? I agree we need more of our own salons, maybe then I'll start getting my nails/feet done.. lol..
I just looked to see if any were near me....I found one but some of the reviews :nono: ....very loud and noisy, there is an area for full body massages only separated by a curtain so #1 it is not a quiet relaxing room #2 doesn't feel private the customer can see the other clients through the curtain :nono:
 

Laela

Sidestepping the "lynch mob"
WHY are black folks constantly allowing others to subjugate them to poor treatment/ or customer services? We really shouldn't be patronizing them or at least train them on how to treat us. Service starts wrong? Get up and leave before they start working on your hand/ feet. They're rude, leave.... don't stay there and be rude back, they're still taking you money! You walk out, that's money walking out the door for them and that's a powerful thing. I know we like to get our hands/feet done, but at what cost? Not to mention the fact that some salons reuse water or don't clean the tubs or instruments well after patrons and people get infections and develop foot fungus.

Besides a natural remedy to feet care (vicks or vaseline on feet at night) is optimal and does a better job on our feet anyway.



I got my nails and feet done for this trip and my nail salon is filled with very nice people, but I still feel a way because the asians in Baltimore treated black patrons terrible.

They would never treat a white woman like that.
 

Laela

Sidestepping the "lynch mob"
The "service" business (besides hair care salons) isn't where you see many black owners...Heck, we'd provided free service for 400 years... lol..

But on the reviews, did the owner address any of those reviews? If the reviews are legit, the owner can use this tool to take steps to make the atmosphere more appealing for patrons. My hubby won't go anywhere without reading reviews :lol: but I will say half the time I don't trust reviews 100% ..it could be vengeful, dissatisfied customers or competitors collaborating to shut the place down. I'm encouraged when I see owners responding and apologizing for poor service.

I just looked to see if any were near me....I found one but some of the reviews :nono: ....very loud and noisy, there is an area for full body massages only separated by a curtain so #1 it is not a quiet relaxing room #2 doesn't feel private the customer can see the other clients through the curtain :nono:
 

Laela

Sidestepping the "lynch mob"
The push for change is never a moot point... Erosion, over time, can change land forms.
Don't have numbers...but I'm pretty sure (SNL-style) the number of black-owned nail salons today is wayy much higher than 30+ years ago.
 
I've been going to black nail salons in Brooklyn for years and it's been tough :look: But I try to be flexible and I figure out a way to get what I need done most of the time.

Black women do a better job but lawd it's hard to get an appointment and good luck if you want a pedicure. I understand why people patronize the Asian spots because they are at least at work when you need them to be.

I need to start doing my own nails. :lachen:
 

Shula

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Somebody call immigration... I know a lot of them Asians are illegal. Lol....
You're on it; that's exactly what they chanted. Nail techs should've thought this attack through first if they are actually illegal.

Protestors target second nail salon after racially charged brawl



Protesters in Brooklyn — some chanting “where is ICE?” — besieged a second nail salon Monday that they believe is connected to the shop where customers brawled on video with employees last week — forcing cops to escort the workers out for their own safety.

About 150 predominantly African-American demonstrators marched from New Red Apple Nails at 1426 Nostrand Ave. — scene of the melee caught on tape Friday — to the Beautiful Red Apple Nails at 1224 Nostrand Ave. and trapped four employees inside.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the two salons are related. But police were ready for protesters and were inside the business when they arrived at about 6:30 p.m.


Demonstrators angrily chanted, “shut them down,” “f–k the police” and “no nails, no toes, these racist shops have got to go.” At least one protester screamed, “where is ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)?” implying that the salon’s Asian employees might be undocumented immigrants.

Cops formed a line to hurry the employees, three women and one man, into a police van.

Shortly after the workers were driven away, several protesters and cops shoved each other but there were no immediate arrests.

Hours earlier, officers had to do the same thing back at 1426 Nostrand Ave. and helped employees get through protesters to safety.

Monday’s demonstrations were sparked by a scuffle Friday when customers and employees fought over a disputed $5 eyebrow wax job.

Employee Huiyue Zheng, 32, and customer Christina Thomas, 21, were busted for a variety of charges including misdemeanor assault, harassment and menacing. Zheng was caught on surveillance tape chasing a combatant out of the salon with a broomstick.


 

Shula

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I'm on Instagram on my insomnia steez. Apparently ladies, if you use #blackgirlsdonails #bgdn you can find a list of black owned nail shops around the country. It's a directory. It's high time we stop building these other folks' communities up with our dollars and invest in our own. Or go on YouTube and learn. . A lot of us "took back our power" from hair salons and learned to take care of our own hair, no reason why nails can't be next.

And I haven't slept and y'all know I have issues so I'm gonna say this... did it seem like these women weren't fighting like how "we know how to fight" to y'all? I ain't ever seen black women take a butt whooping off an other in my life. Especially these little bitty women. Sorry but I did think they weren't throwing haymakers and elbows like I'm used to seeing. Or like some of us like to fight each other on the Internet. I said that like I get in fights; I don't, but I wouldn't have took that.
 
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Theresamonet

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And I haven't slept and y'all know I have issues so I'm gonna say this... did it seem like these women weren't fighting like how "we know how to fight" to y'all? I ain't ever seen black women take a butt whooping off an other in my life. Especially these little bitty women. Sorry but I did think they weren't throwing haymakers and elbows like I'm used to seeing. Or like some of us like to fight each other on the Internet. I said that like I get in fights; I don't, but I wouldn't have took that.
I too wondered when they weren’t fighting. One girl ran out and didn’t come back.
 

Shula

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Zheng was caught on surveillance tape chasing a combatant out of the salon with a broomstick.
Raise your hand if you saw that woman get hit with that stick? FYI, both of mine are up. This passive language is always used against us but in their favor. A scuffle? Had it been the other way around, the vocabulary would have been far more aggressive. I bet that black woman's ancestors were probably here longer than the nail techs, the writer of the article, and probably the cops who made the arrests. But they'll support the new immigrant over the old "hostage" cuz black. And as pointed out, more than one nail tech was involved.

Saw a story a few hours ago, white missionary in Haiti "having sex" is what they called it with boys 5-17 years old over a 12 year span, I think. That's called rape. Sentence was pathetic, too, while Kalief wasn't even guilty and thrown under the jail as a baby. I'm just pointing out that we are never framed as victims even when we are. This is out of character for me but if ICE came through I don't have a problem with it. After all, they don't want violent thugs here.
 
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