Hair salons in San Francisco have been closed due to the CCP Virus pandemic sweeping the world. However, one politician wanted to do it her way and defied the instructions.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had her hair done on Monday, despite the ban on hair salons being used by the public. In a Fox News exclusive, it has been discovered Pelosi, minus a face mask, was videoed by security, getting attention to her hair, and seen to be dripping wet as she walked through eSalon. The footage was marked at 3.08 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, August 31. Pelosi’s stylist was following close behind, wearing a black mask.
In San Francisco, Hair salons were forced to close in March due to the pandemic and had been instructed they could reopen on September 1 for outdoor hairstyling activities only.
Erica Kious, the hair salon owner, shared the details of Pelosi’s visit to her premises with Fox News on Tuesday.
Explaining how stylists can rent chairs from her in the salon, Kious said:
“One of the stylists who rents a chair from me contacted me Sunday night,” as a text message she showed Fox News indicates. “I’ll be there at 2:45 tomorrow. Pelosi’s assistant just messaged me to do her hair.”
Kious replied: “Pelosi?”
“I was like, are you kidding me right now? Do I let this happen? What do I do?” Kious told Fox News while noting that she has no control what the stylists do when they rent chairs, as at this time, “they’re not paying.”
Kious was upset that Pelosi would deceive the public with her double standards, reports Fox News.
“It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work,” Kious told Fox News, adding that she “can’t believe” the Speaker did not wear a mask.
“We’re supposed to look up to this woman, right?” Kious said. “It is just disturbing.”
When asked to comment, Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill defended the House Speaker,
“The Speaker always wears a mask and complies with local COVID requirements. This business offered for the Speaker to come in on Monday and told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time in the business. The Speaker complied with the rules as presented to her by this establishment,” he said.
Kious was not happy with the reply and said Pelosi had received a wash and blow-dry, but under the lockdown rules, a blow-dry is banned, as it breaches safety precautions.
“We have been shut down for so long, not just me, but most of the small businesses and I just can’t—it’s a feeling—a feeling of being deflated, helpless, and honestly beaten down,” Kious said.
“I have been fighting for six months for a business that took me 12 years to build to reopen,” she explained. “I am a single mom, I have two small children, and I have no income.”
She added: “The fact that they did this, and she came in, it’s like a slap in the face.”
Kious had hoped to open for business in July: “There were rules and regulations to go by to safely reopen, which I did, but I was still not allowed to open my business,” she said.
Kious also cannot open for outdoor hair appointments, as her salon specializes in hair coloring, which is prohibited as an outdoor activity.
“This is for everybody,” she said. “I am sharing this because of what everyone in my industry, and my city, what every small business is going through right now.”
Kious told Fox News that her salon’s area had become “a third world country,” saying that “every other storefront is completely vacant and shut down and boarded up.”
No one can last anymore,” she said. “I have also lost 60 percent of my clientele because everyone is fleeing the city.” Although Kious received a $12,000 Paycheck Protection Program loan, she will be forced to close her salon with the next couple of months permanently.
“Every other storefront is completely vacant and shut down and boarded up,” she added.
“And because of the shutdown, and the store closures, we’ve lost people, my clients, and my employees, and that is due to the politics in San Francisco,” she told Fox News.