Toddler’s manicure at the source of women’s nail salon brawl that was caught on camera

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LANCASTER, Calif. -- Authorities in California are investigating a fight between a nail salon owner and a customer that was caught on camera.

KTLA reports the customer was upset when the owner refused to paint the nails of her 1-year-old child.

Surveillance and cellphone video show the two women exchanging punches.

Salon owner Kathy Nguyen claimed things started to get heated right after she refused the woman’s request. She told KTLA that 30-year-old Tawana Davis then grabbed two bottles of nail polishes off the shelf and started painting the toddler’s nails herself, which is against the store’s policy.

Nguyen accused Davis of getting physical with her when she tried to take back the polish.

“She punched me,” Nguyen said.

But Davis gave a different story, telling KTLA that she had brought her own polish to the nail boutique that day. According to Davis, she was carrying her little girl in her arms when Nguyen hit her.

“When she hit me with my daughter in my hand, I felt like as long as she was still standing, me and my daughter were in danger,” Davis said.

Police arrived to the scene and arrest Davis on suspicion of robbery. She was later released from jail after posting $50,000 bail.

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2 comments

  • petfriendly2

    What did mommy of the year do with her daughter between fights with the owner? Did she put her baby in a car, unattended? The video clearly shows mommy dearest taking polishes off the shelf, slapping the owner, punching the owner… She’s done for. Her attorney will be paid regardless, so it’s a win for him or her. (The fumes in the nail salon are not good for a baby. The nail salon’s policy is justified. No one in their right mind would want to subject their baby to the poisons in nail polish and other nail products.)

  • Jim

    Your wrong Davis, A bad mother as well. For Gods sakes Who needs 1yr old to have a their manicure ?
    Really look who came around the counter. Was that your baby ? Look who put their hands on the owner !your child ? Again!
    Really Great idea about a manicure….Have a good life.