1416 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040334.027093 -118.488503
Mon - Sat, 10am - 7pm; Sun, 11am - 6pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, Mid-City
This place discriminates against the handicapped. My brother, who is blind, was visiting us from out of town asked to get a manicure/pedicure. While running errands we happened to pass by Happy Nails. I was already familiar with this place as was my wife who was with us. She had her nails done here for years. Upon entering we encountered the longtime owner Lisa. We inquired about the cost of a manicure/pedicure to confirm that it was $20 as it has been in the past but she wanted to know who it was for. Puzzled we said "who is it for". She said "which man was it for?" When I pointed at my blind brother she said "for him it is $40". Disgusted by this we said "are you kidding? $40? She said "for him, $40". All of us were shocked and disgusted by this obvious case of discrimination. After a few words and no apparent problem with doubling the price because my brother was blind we left in amazement. We happened to see a Santa Monica Police officer on our way back to the car and he said as disgusting a case of discrimination as this appeared to be that this was a civil matter and unfortunately there was nothing that they could do about it. The officers suggestion was sue them civilly or let people know about their behavior. Yelp is a good place to start. The woman who owns this place drives an expensive car and makes plenty of money so I guess she believes that she can discriminate against whoever she wants to? She should be ashamed. My brother said that it was not really a problem but you could see that his feelings were hurt. (By the way, we went to Main Attraction on Main Street later in the day and they could not have been nicer and it cost $20 as it should.) Please think twice about going to Happy Nails for the basic fact that in this day and age that they discriminate against the handicapped and show no remorse whatsoever for being discriminatory. Remember, there are MANY other options in Santa Monica to get your nails done.
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