Customer Rips Down NW OKC Salon's COVID-19 Sign, Claims Mayor's Regulations Are Unconstitutional


Wednesday, May 27th 2020, 5:39 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce


OKLAHOMA CITY -

An Oklahoma City woman claimed the city’s Mayor David Holt infringed on her constitutional rights, as the city and state battle COVID-19.

Employees of Salons by JC near north May Avenue and Memorial Road said Carmie Holloway is a salon customer and she tore their COVID protocol sign down after she left her hair appointment.

“You don’t have the right to take the sign off our building,” said Tiffany Jaques-Brown, hair stylist.

Jaques-Brown, an independent hair stylist at Salons by JC, contacted News 9 after watching the video Holloway posted on her Facebook page. She was upset that a client would take their anger out on the salon.

“We don’t need commotion,” said Jaques-Brown. “We don’t need protesting, causing fear in other people because we’re all trying to get through this together.”

Clients are asked to wear a mask when they enter the building, but Jaques-Brown said they have the option of not wearing one during their appointment. The hair stylist said she supports the Mayor’s COVID regulations.

“Mayor Holt can set forth those guidelines,” said Jaques-Brown. “And we will follow Mayor Holt’s guidelines in Oklahoma City.”

Holloway said that was exactly why she ripped down the sign.

“The moment I saw that was put on the door because Mayor Holt said so,” said Carmie Holloway, citizen. “No. That’s when I said that’s not OK.”

Holloway believes the mayor is stepping on citizens' constitutional rights during the pandemic. She added that her video was a way of standing up for small business owners.

“I consider it to be an abuse of power for the people that do not understand the law,” said Holloway.

Even though Holloway is not an attorney, she plans to continue to take down signs like this across the city.

“She’s not going to be welcomed back in acting like that,” said Jaques-Brown.

Stylist said if Holloway comes back, they will contact police.