Salon workers recorded hitting customer with broom after botched wax

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Maduka also wrote that the employees were, "hitting them like animals".

The brawl happened at New Red Apple Nail at 1426 Nostrand East Flatbush after a customer refused to pay either part of or all of her bill following an apparently botched eyebrow treatment.

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.

In the short clip captured by Maduka, one member of staff can be seen repeatedly hitting one of the customers with a broom handle while another patron is held back by two employees.

A salon worker, Huiyue Zheng, 32, was arrested charged with assault and weapon possession, according to police. She was also released on her own recognizance.

"You can't treat us like we're second-class citizens", said one protester. The workers take broomsticks and pummel the women.

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One woman explained to the Times that the racial tensions underlying the incident had motivated the local community to come out in force: "The black community has been pushed aside for generations, and it just seems as if the longer time goes on, the more people think we're simply going to go away", said Alexis Regnier, a 33-year-old health worker from Midwood. The young lady paid for her feet/nails but refused to pay for her eyebrows because she was unsatisfied.

Customer Christina Thomas was booked on misdemeanour assault and other charges. Prosecutors are now reviewing additional evidence and may later alter those charges, the station reported.

The video now has more than 700,000 views with many on Facebook urged people to stop supporting the nail salon.

Zhing was hospitalized with visible injuries to her face and body, and Thomas refused medical attention, according to police.

According to the New York Daily News, police are also looking to arrest a second employee who allegedly threw liquid on the customers.

Meanwhile, the Facebook page for New Red Apple Nail salon has been flooded with negative reviews and backlash over the incident. "Black $$$ Matter", one homemade sign read. The service is below standards and they lack respect for people of color.