Texas Police Arrest Two Women For Taking Beauty Appointments

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Two Texas women were arrested last week for making appointments in violation of the state’s stay-at-home orders.

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The Laredo, TX police department arrested them Wednesday, April 15, after they continued to book cosmetic and beauty services via social media, reports KGNS TV. Such services are prohibited under the Stay Home Work Safe emergency ordinance.


Ana Isabel Castro-Garcia, who allegedly was running a full nail salon in her home, was arrested and held in lieu of a $500 bond after an undercover officer scheduled an appointment. The second woman, Brenda Stephany Mata was also arrested after setting up an eyelash service in her home.

Just days after their arrest, Texas retailers have been given the go-ahead to reopen, but only for curbside pickup. This includes hair salons, barbershops, and other beauty salons as long as they follow social distancing guidelines, wear masks, and meet other safety standards. Note, this does not include actual beauty services, just beauty retail.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon serves as digital media director for Hype Hair and founder/Black beauty directory for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the premier directory Black-owned beauty brands.