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Crosscurrents

Hair Salon Owners Protest County Health Orders

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Christine Palmer
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A sign made by the hair stylist daughter of Christine Palmer, owner of Flaunt Hair Designs in Pleasanton.

Earlier this month a group of East Bay hair stylists and salon owners gathered outside Flaunt Hair Designs in Pleasanton. They were there to plot ways to convince public health officials to let them open up, and the group agreed to stage a mass reopening in defiance of stay-at-home orders.

"We'll stimulate the economy, and society as a whole will feel a lot better, because they won't have gray roots and their hair won't be in their face."

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Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.