Customers attacked with brooms after dispute over botched $5 eyebrow wax

A nail salon erupted in violence on Friday, with a grandmother and two other customers attacked with a broomstick, believed to be over an eyebrow wax gone wrong.

Employees at the New Red Apple Nail salon in a Brooklyn, New York neighborhood attacked customers with brooms after one of the women allegedly complained about her botched brow wax, the New York Post reported.

Fellow customer Mercy Maduka, who was not involved in the fight, captured the brawl on video.

A nail salon erupted in violence with a grandmother and two other customers attacked with a broomstick because of an eyebrow wax gone wrong. Source: Mercy Maduka / Facebook

She later posted the video on Facebook, where it has gone viral.

“So I’m at the nail salon and they f****d up a lady’s eyebrow and she refused to pay, then a fight broke out,” Ms Maduka said in the post.

She also expressed her anger that the salon staff were “hitting [the women] like animals.”

The video shows salon employees striking one woman with a broomstick until she’s able to flee out the front door. Another woman can be seen held back by a male employee. She shouts as the angry staffers begin hitting her and her female companion with the broom.

Ms Maduka told Yahoo Lifestyle the shouting woman who was being restrained was the customer who complained about her brow wax. The first woman, who was able to escape, is her friend, and a third woman also being threatened with the broom was the unsatisfied customer’s grandmother.

An unhappy customer is grabbed and hit by a mob of nail salon employees while her grandmother is also attacked. Source: Mercy Maduka / Facebook

“It was crazy how you can hit someone and her grandma because of $5,” Ms Maduka told Yahoo Lifestyle. 

According to the Post, women on both sides of the scuffle were arrested.

Salon employee Huiyue Zheng, 32, was charged with assault and weapon possession, and customer Christina Thomas was booked on misdemeanor assault and other charges. Both were released pending a court appearance. 

Meanwhile, the Facebook page for New Red Apple Nail salon has been flooded with negative reviews and backlash over the incident.

One outraged woman, Jasmine Johnson, shared footage of herself taking part in a protest outside the salon, which reportedly forced it to close for the day.

In the clip the woman claims one of the victims attacked in the salon paid for the manicure and pedicure she was happy with, but refused to pay the $5 for the botched eyebrow job, which led to the fight.