Hair salons and gyms in San Francisco will reopen next week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s infamous visit to a shuttered salon for a blow-out earlier this month caused a political firestorm — and forced its owner to shut down.
Mayor London Breed on Friday announced the Californian city would move into the second phase of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, permitting business to resume at barbershops, nail salons, massage parlors and indoor hair salons beginning Sept. 14.
It’s unclear if Pelosi’s controversial Aug. 31 visit to a hair salon which has been closed due to local coronavirus guidelines contributed to Breed’s decision to accelerate the timeline for reopening.
“I’m so glad we can move forward earlier than expected to reopen more businesses that have been closed since March,” Breed said in a statement.
“These businesses have been struggling, and starting Monday, they’ll finally be able to serve customers again, with the necessary safety precautions and modifications in place,”