Also, I don't get how that bitchy one was able to give a decent pedicure if she never trained/did them at her beauty school. I got one done yesterday and they went through loads of steps that seemed specific to feet, and also give an AMAZING calf massage that wasn't just improv.
The whole thing was completely fake. As the newspaper article that I linked to upthread said, the salon actually has other beauticians working there during the daytime. The salon is open at night for the filming of this show and is "staffed" by three hairstylists and two makeup artists, in addition to Gayle and her daughter. That was so funny when Gayle said that her manicurist works in the daytime, and that's why she wasn't there for the bachelorette party. I doubt very much if a beauty school will allow a student to learn how to do manicures but not pedicures. (If I'm wrong, please let me know.) And Gayle or her daughter should have done the pedicure. In New Jersey, a beauty salon owner must be a licensed beautician. According to my hairdresser, when he went to beauty school, he had to learn how to do everything - hair, nails, facials, waxing, etc. But he told me that nowadays, a student doesn't have to learn how to do everything. Gayle should have had to learn how to do everything when she went to beauty school. I bet that scene about Tracy being reluctant to do a pedicure was put in because TPTB at Style thought it would be good drama.
Gigi's boyfriend is a piece of work, but that scene in the restaurant was totally phony-baloney. Where does a waiter come off telling a guy that he's waiting on that his date is really hot? Maybe Style should do a reality show about a restaurant whose waitstaff constantly flirt with the customers or tell them that they're really hot. The waiter didn't even have his face blurred out. He wasn't worried about TPTB at his restaurant finding out that he was saying inappropriate things to the customers. Everyone knew that the whole thing was staged. You can be sure that when a show about a beauty salon has a camera following one of the salon's employees into a restaurant, something worth filming is going to happen (because it's already been arranged).
I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Tracy isn't really dating Olivia's ex, and that the guy is played by an actor, and it's just a phony storyline.
If I hadn't know before, I would know now that this is entirely phony, since Anthony gave the bachelorettes a bottle of champagne to take with them. In New Jersey, while it's not legal for a salon to provide wine for their customers unless they get a license, the cops tend to look the other way. But the salons are not allowed to give the customers wine to take away with them. New Jersey is kinda funny about liquor. You can't buy beer or wine in a deli or supermarket, like you can in other states, such as New York. You have to go to a liquor store. Anthony is a salon owner (at least, that's what they say he is). He should have known that handing over champagne to be taken away could get the salon in serious trouble. But he did it anyway. It had to have been staged. Maybe the bottle didn't really contain champagne, or maybe the bachelorettes handed the bottle back to him as soon as the camera stopped rolling.
It's too bad this isn't a sitcom, because it's an absolute riot.