HIGH POINT, N.C. — Morgan Taylor, a High Point University Student, says she was getting her nails done Wednesday evening at Diamond Nails on N. Centennial Street.
Taylor said one nail technician began to butcher a deer right in front of her eyes.
She clarified that the employee wasn't using any nail tools on the deer, she was using what appeared to be a 'kitchen knife.'
"I asked them what it was, because just seeing them unload flesh and bones was a little bit shocking," Taylor said. "They said it was deer meat and they were splitting it up between the workers to take home."
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She used the hashtag #OhBuckNo.
"A couple of people are defending the nail salon which is interesting, saying like, it's their property, it's their right and that it was closed which it was not," she said.
Taylor says she was in utter shock.
"The people were all very nice, nothing out of the ordinary until the deer," Taylor continued. "It had already been skinned, they were sectioning it."
She says she reported the incident to the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners.
"I don't hope they lose their jobs or anything, that's not why I did it," Taylor stressed. "But people can get sick from this like that is not good."
Taylor said that is the first and last time she'll be visiting that salon.
"Someone should investigate this and they should not have an 'A' as their sanitation rating because that's what they had."
WFMY News 2's Jess Winters checked, and Diamond Nails' inspection grade is a 96.
Taylor summed up her experience in two words: 'shocking and unsanitary.'
Jess Winters spoke with an employee at the salon who said the owners were out of state, and that WFMY News 2 would need to speak with them. But they didn't deny the incident.
When we asked the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners if they've ever had anything like this on record, this is the response we got:
The Board and its inspectors have not received a complaint within memory of butchering in a cosmetic art shop.
The Board said they could not comment on any open investigations, but did add that Diamond Nails has had two civil penalties in the past for illegal equipment in the shop.
Q&A with the Board:
A: Yes, we have a grading system within our regulations that establishes grades for cosmetic art shops. Grades can be either A, B, or C and the Board’s authority to assess a civil penalty is $1000 per offense. Shops and schools with a B rating are reinspected within 30 days and those with a C rating are reinspected until the grade is above a C.
A: We investigate per our regulatory authorities including sanitation, disinfection, and licensure. In the past, we have coordinated investigations with local health departments and regularly refer complaints to outside authorities as appropriate.