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Thief Steals 400 Bottles of Gel-Polish from a Brooklyn Salon

by Sigourney Nuñez | March 3, 2015 | Bookmark +

Update: Q-tips came to the rescue of the Brooklyn salon owners after sending Nail and Spa 4U a check to make up for their loss in products. The cotton swab brand also provided the salon with free product for easy clean up and touch-ups during services. Q-tips will also cover the cost of 25 manicures on Saturday, March 7. Nail and Spa 4U is located on 222 Leonard St. #1 in Brooklyn.

A nail salon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn was left unable to provide services late last month when a burglar stole about 400 bottles of gel-polish, according to DNAinfo. An estimated $1,300 worth of product was taken. The suspect was able to force entry into Nails and Spa 4U by breaking a latch on the rear window and also took a data chip on the salon’s security cameras. 

While frightening, this event is not uncommon. Salons are easy targets because they are mostly patronized by women. Do you know what to do if you are robbed? Is your salon prepared and are your employees trained to call the police in case it happens?  Some nail techs have unfortunately experienced this and have learned from it. Find out what they did and how to stay prepared here.

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