Another Instagram user, who claimed to be Thomas' mother, posted online: "My Mother, daughter and her friend where attack Friday night by a gang of Asian nail technicians. Why?"
So Lin says he called police, and that's when a fight started to break out between the workers and customers, who were black.
"They viciously attacked the grandmother and the granddaughter, beat them with sticks as if they were animals and threw acetone on them", said community activist Anthony Beckford. Cops say she was released following a hearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court.
Thomas was also charged with a misdemeanor assault.
This is the shocking moment nail salon workers brawled with customers - hitting them with broomsticks, fists and dustpans - after one of them refused to pay for a "f***** up" eyebrow job, witnesses said.
The clip has been viewed over 200,000 times..
Police said Zhing was taken to the hospital before being arrested because of visible injuries to her face and body, PIX 11 reports.
Prosecutors are looking at more evidence associated with the incident and may adjust the charges, the Brooklyn District Attorney's office told NBC.
"So I'm at the nail salon and they f**cked up a lady eyebrow and she refused to pay then a fight broke out", said Mercy Maduka, who posted the video.
A viral video showing a group of nail salon employees beating a customer with a broom has resulted in backlash for the Brooklyn business.
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", said 49-year-old Gavin Gibbs, a neighborhood resident, the New York Daily News reported.
Hours earlier, officers had to do the same thing back at 1426 Nostrand Ave. and helped employees get through protesters to safety. "Shut them down, and they need to be arrested for gang assault".
According to News12, the salon closed for the rest of the day.