“I have no other choice but to defy those orders and stay open if they shut us down,” says Cassandra Minton, owner of Bleu Salon.
She’s been operating her small, family-owned beauty salon for the last 15 years in Sylmar but it may not survive another year if it’s ordered to shut down once again.
She says, “I don’t know what they expect us to do by constantly having us back and forth, back and forth. They’re yanking us in one direction and then in another. I don’t see how it’s more safe to go to Home Depot and be around a bunch of people or Target or Walmart.”
Barber Jose Valdez complains that from the very beginning, California unfairly targeted the beauty industry.