Nancy Pelosi’s Salon Scandal Is More Complicated Than You Think

Andrew M. Santos
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 02: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a Day of Action For the Children event at Mission Education Center Elementary School on September 02, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Nancy Pelosi is drawing criticism for patronizing a hair salon to get her hair done despite the salon being closed to in-person visits due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 02: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a Day of Action For the Children event at Mission Education Center Elementary School on September 02, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Nancy Pelosi is drawing criticism for patronizing a hair salon to get her hair done despite the salon being closed to in-person visits due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing intense public scrutiny after a video was leaked showing Pelosi getting her hair styled inside a San Francisco salon on Monday, a violation of the city’s current COVID-19 safety regulations. In surveillance footage the salon owner shared with Fox News, Pelosi, who has been consistently vocal about the importance of wearing a face covering in public, is seen with her mask around her neck after having her hair washed inside of the salon.

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New Beauty Hires at DpHue, Maesa and Peace Out Skincare

Andrew M. Santos

Beth Bennett Named Chief Executive Officer of DpHue

Direct-to-consumer hair-care brand DpHue has named a new chief executive officer: Beth Bennett.

In a statement from the brand, which has fared particularly well during the coronavirus pandemic, president and chief operating officer Martin Okner said its objectives moving forward were working with salon professionals while maintaining new customer acquisition and retention rates. “Beth is a visionary, and talented executive with a deep understanding of marketing, consumer needs and experience,” he said.

Beth was most recently vice president of global product and promotional marketing and consumer engagement inclusive of digital, social, CRM and p.r. initiatives at Origins Natural Resources. She also held several marketing roles at Clinique.

 

Maesa Taps Rich Simpson as Senior Vice President, Customer Development, North America and International

Longtime Johnson & Johnson executive Rich Simpson has joined brand incubator Maesa as its senior vice president of customer development, both

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Nancy Pelosi says she was victim of ‘setup’ in hair salon mask dispute

Andrew M. Santos

Nancy Pelosi has claimed to have been “set up”, after she was photographed in a San Francisco hair salon without a face covering, breaking the city’s coronavirus prevention rules.

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“I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I’ve been to many times,” the House speaker said on Wednesday afternoon, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. “It was a setup, and I take responsibility for falling for a setup.”

Salons in San Francisco have been closed during the coronavirus pandemic, with limited outdoor operations beginning only on Tuesday.

Security camera footage obtained by Fox News showed Pelosi, the House speaker and the most powerful Democrat in Washington, walking through the eSalon with a mask around her neck. The footage was filmed on Monday.

Pelosi has regularly told US citizens to wear

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