Pelosi Used Shuttered San Francisco Hair Salon For Blow-Out, Owner Calls It 'Slap In The Face'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited a shuttered San Francisco hair salon, despite local rules keeping salons closed amid coronavirus.

Security footage captured the California powerhouse walking inside ESalonSF in San Francisco without a face covering, while the stylist doing her hair followed her wearing a black face mask.

In a phone interview with Fox News, the salon owner, Erica Kious, shared details of Pelosi's visit. She explained it was a 'slap in the face' for Pelosi to visit the salon.

Kious said:

"It was a slap in the face that she went in… that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in."

"We're supposed to look up to this woman, right? It is just disturbing."

Kious also explained that one of her stylists had received a text message from Pelosi's assistant confirming the visit.

She told the outlet:

"I was like, are you kidding me right now? Do I let this happen? What do I do?"

Kious added she doesn't control what her stylists do when they rent chairs from her.

In a comment, Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill maintained that the Speaker was following the COVID-19 rules.

"The Speaker always wears a mask and complies with local COVID requirements."

"This business offered for the Speaker to come in. They told her they allow… one customer at a time in the business. The Speaker complied with the rules."

pelosi used shuttered san francisco hair salon for blow-out, owner calls it ‘slap in the face’
pelosi used shuttered san francisco hair salon for blow-out, owner calls it ‘slap in the face’

Pelosi received a blowout at the salon, even though local coronavirus safety precautions say 'you shouldn't blow-dry the hair.'

Salons in San Francisco had been closed since March. Owners were only notified they could reopen on September 1 for outdoor hairstyling services only.

Kious explained:

"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."

"I have been fighting for six months for a business that took me 12 years to build to reopen."

"I am a single mom, I have two small children, and I have no income."

"The fact that [Pelosi] did this, and she came in, it's like a slap in the face."

But Kious said she's not alone in the hardships she has faced amid closures during the coronavirus pandemic.

She said:

"This is for everybody."

"I am sharing this because of what everyone in my industry, and my city, what every small business is going through right now."