They then turn to another shopper who is helping her granddaughter escape the clutches of the staff members and start beating her in the back. Police arrested the customer and one worker after the brawl, according to the New York Post.
Witness Mercy Maduka, who posted a widely-shared video of the incident on Facebook, said the fight was sparked by a bad eyebrow job: "So I'm at the nail salon and they fucked up a lady eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke outttt", she wrote, saying the employees hit the customers "like animals".
At one point, she was seen being held as they waited for police. Police later arrived on the scene to arrest two of the salon's employees.
Zheng is charged with harassment, misdemeanor menacing and misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon, police told Pix11, while Thomas is charged with harassment, misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor menacing.
Moses was also arrested on charges of assault causing injury, harassment and menacing.
By Monday night, the video had racked up hundreds of thousands of views.
A nail salon erupted in violence with a grandmother and two other customers attacked with a broomstick because of an eyebrow wax gone wrong.
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The salon employees began to assault the three black women with broomstick, dustpans and their hands.
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says prosecutors are examining more evidence and may alter the charges. Thomas refused medical treatment, according to police.
The incident at the Happy Red Apple Nail Salon happened Friday but the release of the video led to protests outside the salon on Monday.
The Facebook and Yelp pages for New Red Apple Nail have been flooded with angry comments.
"There is no respect for people in this neighborhood", resident Gavin Gibbs told The New York Daily News.
One demonstrator hit a police officer in the back after throwing a bottle.
"Anytime a store does not respect us, we're going to shut it down".