Singer Teyana Taylor is lending a helping hand to two women who were brutally beaten at a Brooklyn nail salon earlier this month, guaranteeing them glamorous nails for a lifetime.
The “Rose In Harlem” singer gifted Christina Thomas and her grandmother with a lifetime membership to her Harlem nail shop, Junie Bee Nails, after they were assaulted by a gang of workers at New Red Apple Nails salon in East Flatbush. The brawl erupted after Thomas, dissatisfied with her eyebrow wax, allegedly refused to pay for her services.
“I need you to join me as we speak out against a horrific injustice committed against two women who were simply just trying to be properly serviced,” Taylor said in an Instagram post. “I myself being a nail salon owner was in fact disgusted after seeing the video of the violent acts committed against Thelma Dudley and Christina Thomas.”
Teaming up with the Rev. Al Sharpton and Min. Kirsten John Foy, the actress/model said they immediately began thinking of ways to help the two women.
“I was so heartbroken that I immediately began brainstorming ways that I can use my voice to help shed light on this issue,” she added.
The shocking incident occurred Aug. 3 when Thomas, a regular at the nail salon, and her grandmother were getting their hands and feet done. The eyebrow wax Thomas received wasn’t up to par, however.
“So I’m at the nail salon and they f*cked up a lady’s eyebrow and she refused to pay, then a fight broke out,” witness Mercy Maduka, who filmed the incident, said in a Facebook post. “…Share this cause the cops decided to arrest the Black people but not the Chinese people who ganged up on them — hitting them like animals.”
Footage of the incident showed shop owner Huiyue Zheng repeatedly hitting Thomas in the back with a broomstick as she chases her around the store. One of the employees allegedly threw acetone in Thomas’ grandmother’s eyes, according to an Instagram post by a woman identified as Thomas’ mother.
“My Mother, daughter and her friend where attack Friday night by a gang of Asian nail technicians,” she wrote. “Why? Because, my daughter refused to pay them for a botched $5 eyebrow wax.”