A group of Tri-Valley salon owners have planned a widespread re-opening to protest health orders to stay shut.
Ahead of that mass reopening, dozens of hairstylists and salon owners gathered outside Flaunt Hair Designs in Pleasanton Saturday afternoon.
“Why can I get my braces tightened but I canât do your hair? ” read one protest sign.
Flaunt Hair Designs owner Christine Palmer says the group agreed during the meeting to stage a mass reopening on August 17.
Palmer hopes if multiple salons reopen at once the county wonât fine them. Fines can go up to $1,000.
“Canât we just do your hair? Weâll both wear masks. Nobodyâs huffing and puffing,” Palmer said. “Weâll follow the guidelines, and do it safely. Itâll be fine. Let us work.”
But because of the increase in cases and hospitalizations, Alameda County is on the state’s monitoring list and doesnât currently have any plans to reopen salons.
â Holly J. McDede (@HollyMcDede)