Dallas salon owner rips up cease-and-desist order at protest: ‘We’re about to lose everything!’

Texas Dallas hair salon owner Shelley Luther rips cease and desist
Dallas hair salon owner Shelley Luther is defying the state’s lockdown orders, saying she and other small businesses cannot afford to stay shut down indefinitely. (screenshots)

A Texas hair salon owner defiantly ripped up a cease-and-desist order she received from Dallas judge Eric Moye to protest the state’s mass business shutdowns.

Shelley Luther is the owner of Salon a la Mode in Dallas. Shelley said she reopened her shop last week after closing it in March because without it, she has zero income.

Luther has since received a citation for reopening her salon in defiance of Texas stay-at-home orders. Violators face up to a $2,000 fine.

“Our salon and other small businesses were closed down on March 22, and we have not had any income since,” Luther told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.

Meanwhile, liquor stores are considered “essential business” that should stay open during the coronavirus shutdowns.


(Source: CBS Dallas)

Luther said she’s exercising proper safety precautions at her hair salon, including taking customers’ temperatures and giving them masks upon entry. She said she can’t afford to keep her hair salon closed indefinitely, and neither can her employees.

“I can’t afford to not stay open, and my stylists can’t afford to stop working anymore,” Luther told ABC 13. “We’re about to lose everything and haven’t gotten any help, so I had to make a decision.”

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins closed all non-essential businesses, including hair salons, massage parlors, tattoo parlors, nail salons and barbershops on March 22.

Across Texas, police have actually arrested hair stylists offering salon services at their homes as part of undercover sting operations. Seriously??

These incidents spotlight Americans’ growing impatience with draconian one-size-fits-all lockdowns.

Texas, which has a population of 29.9 million, has so far recorded 623 deaths attributed to the coronavirus. Does it really make sense to impose the same restrictive lockdown on Texas as on New York State, the coronavirus epicenter?

Millions of Americans are furious because left-wing politicians and public figures have been caught violating lockdown orders that they nag everyone else to follow.

For example, CNN’s Chris Cuomo threatened a 65-year-old biker who scolded him for breaking quarantine while infected — in defiance of his own brother’s lockdown orders. Fredo’s brother is Andrew Cuomo, the Democrat governor of New York State.

Shortly after breaking quarantine, Chris Cuomo’s wife and child tested positive for COVID-19.

Similarly, Chicago’s left-wing Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, got a haircut at a stylist’s salon in defiance of her state’s stay-at-home orders.

Lightfoot defended her actions by saying she’s “the face of” Chicago who needs to look good for her adoring fans. Ha! So she claims it’s okay that she broke her own rules against people leaving their homes unnecessarily.

chicago mayor lori lightfoot haircut
Haircut for me, but not for thee: Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot got blasted for getting a haircut while threatening residents with a $500 fine if they don’t stay home amid the coronavirus outbreak. (screenshot)

“I’m the public face of this city!” Lightfood groused to reporters. “I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye! I felt like I needed to have a haircut. I’m not able to do that myself, so I got a haircut!”

Mayor Lightfoot even threatened Chicago residents with $500 fines if they violate stay-at-home orders.

A Facebook photo of Lightfoot with her hairstylist shows that neither wore a face mask, and they stood just inches from each other. And Lori’s hair still looked bad.

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Samantha Chang

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Samantha Chang is a senior staff writer for BizPac Review. She is a financial editor and lawyer based in New York City.
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