This is the extraordinary moment three women brawl in an Essex street in broad daylight following a row – over a £10 eyebrow treatment.
A shocked passer-by recorded two nail salon workers brawling with a customer who had allegedly walked out without paying and also stole a bottle of nail varnish.
At one point salon worker Hanna Hue Thi Nguyen, 40, is seen being dragged down the street by her hair by a woman in her early 20s sporting a short, blonde haircut.
Her colleague Thao Nguyen, 42, then hit the customer twice across her back with a mop in a bid to stop the assault.
However the woman, wearing a crop top and jeans, continued to kick and punch both women who needed hospital treatment for with severe bruising and cuts.
The attacker’s partner arrived at the scene CCTV footage shows all four going back inside the salon where the fight continues, with him brutally slapping both of the workers in the face.
The man and women then both made off together in a silver car.
Essex police confirmed it was investigating an allegation of theft and assault following the incident at the Nail Lover salon in Tilbury.
The five-minute brawl was captured on camera by onlookers, who watched and laughed at the scene before them.
A witness, who did not wish to be named, filmed the attack so it could be used as evidence.
She said: “I was in Tesco doing some shopping when I saw what was happening outside.
“It was absolutely horrendous but people were standing around and laughing, there were just people watching.
“The lady who started the fight is a regular customer at the salon and she refused to pay for her £10 eyebrow treatment.
“She then grabbed some nail varnish and I’ve been told the woman used to steal from the shop.
“Hanna is working long hours and she can’t afford for people to just keep stealing from them.
“Hanna just tried to stop her and apparently this is what happens when you try and take justice into your own hands.”
Thao Nguyen has been unable to return to work yet because her eye sight has been affected.
Emily Huong Nguyen, the owner of Nail Lover, said: “The lady refused to pay for her treatment and sometimes she causes trouble in my shop and we refuse to serve her.
“But she asked us to do the work for her because it was her birthday that day.
“So my staff did it for her but when it was done, she said she didn’t want to pay and she then took nail polish bottles and tried to run away.
“My staff followed her and asked for the nail polish back and she started hitting my staff and holding their hair and fighting.”
Essex Police confirmed they were investigating reports of theft and assault but said enquiries were ongoing and no arrests had been made.