House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, whose state is still under strict lockdown directives, is flexing her special status.
As the commoners have to make do with home perms, coloring their own hair and the like, ultra-rich Pelosi was having her hair done professionally.
And not just anywhere by anyone. No. Pelosi was in a San Francisco salon forced to be closed to the public, but very open to her, Fox News reported.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited a San Francisco hair salon on Monday afternoon for a wash and blow-out, despite local ordinances keeping salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News had learned.
In security footage obtained by Fox News, and timestamped Monday at 3:08 p.m. Pacific Time, the California powerhouse is seen walking through eSalon in San Francisco with wet hair, and without a mask over her mouth or nose.
The stylist doing her hair can be seen following her wearing a black face mask.
Salons in San Francisco had been closed since March and were only notified they could reopen on Sept. 1 for outdoor hairstyling services only.
The salon owner herself was furious at the hypocrisy of the Speaker using her supposed special privileges and spoke to Fox News about it.
Salon owner Erica Kious said that an independent stylist who works for her contacted her about the Speaker’s visit.
“One of the stylists who rents a chair from me contacted me Sunday night,” she said in the interview.
She provided a screenshot of the text message she received that said “I’ll be there at 2:45 tomorrow. Pelosi assistant just messaged me to do her hair.”
“I was like, are you kidding me right now? Do I let this happen? What do I do?” Kious said in her interview.
The owner said that she “can’t control” what the stylists who are renting chairs from her do because “they’re not paying” at this time.
“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,” she said.
And to add to the audacity of it, she said she could not believe that Pelosi, who has been pushing everyone to wear masks, was not wearing a mask.
“We’re supposed to look up to this woman, right?” she said. “It is just disturbing.”
Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said that the Speaker followed the rules and “The speaker always wears a mask and complies with local COVID requirements,” even as video evidence shows that was not the case.
“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,” the salon owner said.
“I have been fighting for six months for a business that took me 12 years to build to reopen,” she said. “I am a single mom, I have two small children, and I have no income.”
“The fact that they did this, and she came in, it’s like a slap in the face,” she said.