- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 1, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got her hair styled at a shuttered San Francisco salon this week that was supposed to be closed under the city’s coronavirus rules — and she didn’t wear a mask.

Fox News obtained security video of Mrs. Pelosi in the salon, and the owner told the network she was appalled at the top Democrat in the country, calling it a “slap in the face.”

Erica Kious told Fox that an independent stylist she rents a chair to in the salon told her Mrs. Pelosi’s folks had said they were coming in. Ms. Kious said she wasn’t sure what to do, but figured she couldn’t control the actions of the contract stylist.

She was, however, furious at what went down.

While the stylist wore a mask, video shows Mrs. Pelosi entering a room with wet hair and a gown, but without a mask over her mouth. She did have something around her neck that may have been a mask.

Fox reported that San Francisco salons were still shut down on Monday, when Mrs. Pelosi had her appointment. They opened only for outdoor service on Tuesday.

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Mrs. Pelosi’s office insisted she wasn’t to blame.

“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,” Drew Hamill, a senior aide, said in a statement. “The speaker complied with the rules as presented to her by this establishment.”

In text messages obtained by Fox, though, the stylist seems to suggest it was the Pelosi team that pushed the appointment. “Pelosi assistant[sic] just messaged me to do her hair,” read the message from the stylist to Ms. Kious.

Mrs. Pelosi has been a cheerleader for mask wearing, and in June called President Trump “cowardly” for not prominently doing so.

• Stephen Dinan can be reached at sdinan@washingtontimes.com.

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