Italian salon Patrizia Manias hair pins its debut central London site to Covent Garden

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Today, the Mercers’ Company has announced that the Milan inspired hair salon, Patrizia Manias, has opened its debut central London store in Covent Garden, following its current shop in Battersea.

Located at 20-22 Shelton Street in the heart of the West End, Patrizia Manias’ latest salon spans nearly 1,000 sq ft and pays homage to its bespoke Italian style; showcasing an elegant interior featuring highly polished floors, mirrored worktops and full grain orange leather massage chairs. Complete with a secret door leading to an inner beauty sanctum, the salon also offers exclusive T-Shape treatment for body remodelling and facial skin rejuvenation.

Continually recognised for dictating trends and cutting-edge hair treatments, Patrizia Manias originated from the heart of the fashion world, Milan, where it opened its first store back in 2002.

Stefano Gambatesa, Creative Director, Patrizia Manias, commented: “Covent Garden remains a key area for us to open our debut store in the capital. This a great opportunity for us to build our consumer following by offering Italian inspired services to dynamic Londoners looking for that extra level of luxury treatments. Opening a salon in the nation’s capital had always been a dream for us at Patrizia Manias, and we are excited to welcome visitors to experience our store; our ultimate goal is that we want all our guests to leave feeling good as well as looking good.”

Simon Taylor, Property Director at the Mercers’ Company, added: “We are always looking for brands that can bring something unique to our destination. As an established Italian brand, Patrizia Manias is a brilliant addition to Covent Garden and the array of international brands already on offer here. The salon will provide the ideal ‘retreat’ for those looking for that bit of luxury post-lockdown and we are confident the business will appeal to the capital’s Londoner base.”

Patrizia Manias joins an array of cosmetic and premium retailers in Covent Garden, including Blow Ltd, Boots, Russell & Bromley, Calvin Klein and Levi’s. Hanover Green acted on behalf of the Mercers’ Company and Patrizia Manias represented themselves.

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NJ Woman Arrested After Locking Herself In Nail Salon Bathroom

GLEN ROCK, NJ — Released by Glen Rock police and unedited by Patch, a spotlight on notable calls for service from last week.


6:53 p.m. – Patrols were dispatched to a nail salon in the Rock Road Central Business District to check on the welfare of a woman who had locked herself in the store’s bathroom and appeared confused. According to employees, the woman who was not a customer, entered the store and asked to use the bathroom. The woman remained in the bathroom for nearly an hour. As the store was closing, employees became further concerned.

Responding officers found that the woman was not in medical distress and escorted her out of the store so that employees could close for the night. During field contact officers learned that the subject, a 43-year-old Hawthorne woman, had an active arrest warrant issued by the Hawthorne Municipal Court for failing to answer to criminal charges. The woman indicated she was not able to post the $ 1,500 bail and was placed under arrest. Subsequent to arrest, she was found to be in possession of 1 bundle (approximately 10 glassine bags) of Heroin and two hypodermic syringes.
The woman was transported to Police HQ where she was processed and charged by Det. Lucas Doney with one count each of possession of narcotics and possession of hypodermic syringes. The Hawthorne Police Department was contacted, their court assigned a new court date, and the woman was released on her own recognizance. She was also released on her own recognizance on the Glen Rock charges pending an appearance before Central Judicial Processing at the Superior Court in Hackensack on September 18th.


3:59 p.m. – A Glen Rock man reported that a fraudulent unemployment claim had been filed in his name. The detective bureau has received several complaints of this nature and is working with the NJ Division of Criminal Justice which is the lead investigating agency on fraudulent unemployment claims being filed throughout the state.


5:39 p.m. – Patrols were dispatched to the Exxon Station at Maple and Highwood Avenues on a dispute in progress. Upon arrival officers found that a 52-year-old Paramus woman became irate when she was told that the type of U-Haul-Truck she wished to rent was not available. At the request of the manager the woman was escorted from the premises without incident.


9:46 p.m. – A Glen Rock woman reported that a fraudulent unemployment claim had been filed in her name in Pennsylvania. She was able to provide information on the person who filed the claim and has notified unemployment officials in Pennsylvania. The matter has been forwarded to the detective bureau for review.

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Protesters Wearing Curlers in Hair Surround Nancy Pelosi’s House Over Salon Controversy

Nancy Pelosi talking on a cell phone: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during a Day of Action For the Children event at Mission Education Center Elementary School on September 02, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Protesters wearing curlers in their hair showed up to hang blow dryers outside of Pelosi's home in protest of her indoor salon visit earlier this week.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during a Day of Action For the Children event at Mission Education Center Elementary School on September 02, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Protesters wearing curlers in their hair showed up to hang blow dryers outside of Pelosi’s home in protest of her indoor salon visit earlier this week.

Controversy over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to a hair salon continues to escalate as more than a dozen women wearing curlers in their hair showed up to protest at Pelosi’s house on Thursday.

Over a dozen women draped in plastic resembling a beauty salon smock showed up to Pelosi’s house in Pacific Heights, San Francisco and hung blow dryers in the trees outside her home.

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Pelosi has been the center of criticism from California salon owners and customers after footage of her Monday visit to a San Francisco salon was released. The surveillance video shows the congresswoman getting her hair done indoors with her mask around her neck.


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Many personal care workers in California were outraged by Pelosi’s treatment, calling her hypocritical because salons in the state had remained closed, or restricted to outdoor services, due to the coronavirus.

Salons in San Francisco were permitted to reopen outdoors a day after Pelosi’s visit, according to the city’s health department. Face masks are still required to be worn during these services.

On Wednesday, Pelosi defended the trip, saying she was “set up” by the salon and that she had not known she was in violation of local health orders.

“I take responsibility for trusting the word of a neighborhood salon that I’ve been to over the years many times,” Pelosi said during a Wednesday press conference. “And that when they said they could accommodate people one person at a time and that we could set up that time, I trusted that. As it turns out, it was a setup. So I take responsibility for falling for a setup.”

The owner of the salon, Erica Kious, denied Pelosi’s claim in an interview with Fox News. Kious told host Tucker Carlson that she had lost 60 percent of her clients as a result of the incident.

In response to Pelosi’s remarks that the salon owes her an apology, the owner said, she doesn’t “owe anyone an apology.”

“Mrs. Pelosi owes the entire country an apology. If America goes in front of Congress and lies, they go to jail. But apparently, when the most powerful woman in the world lies to America, we owe her an apology,” Kious added on Thursday.

President Donald Trump also shamed Pelosi for her salon treatment, tweeting “does anyone want a Speaker of the

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Salon Owner’s ‘Political Leanings’ Led To ‘Setup’


  • Nancy Pelosi’s hairstylist said the owner’s political leanings led to Monday’s setup
  • The stylist said the owner had been violating health orders since April
  • A law firm said they had evidence showing Kious working without a face mask

The stylist involved in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s salongate controversy has spoken in support of the Democrat after she accused the establishment of setting her up during Monday’s hair appointment —  a visit that was widely criticized by Republicans. 

Jonathan DeNardo, the stylist who served Pelosi at the salon, released his statement on Thursday. He said Erica Kious, the owner of eSalon San Franciso, permitted him to go forward with the appointment even though local ordinances prohibited salons from operating. 

It is unclear whether DeNardo was aware that the appointment violated the city’s coronavirus restrictions as Pelosi said she was told the salon was allowed to serve customers one at a time. 

In the statement, DeNardo accused Kious of purporting responsibility for the salon’s temporary suspension of operations. He also claimed the owner’s political leanings led to the setup, which was done “for her own vain aspirations.”

“The fact that Ms. Kious is now objecting to Speaker Pelosi’s presence at eSalon, and from a simple surface-level review of Ms. Kious’ political leanings, it appears Ms. Kious is furthering a set-up of Speaker Pelosi for her own vain aspirations,” DeNardo said.

Soleiman APC, the law firm representing the stylist, said they collected photographs, footages, and witness statements that prove Kious had been violating the health order by operating indoors despite stay-at-home orders since April 2020. 

The original story, which was published by Fox News, has gone viral in conservative media circles. CCTV footage of the incident has been replayed and covered by major outlets. It was also played on loop at a White House briefing on Thursday, as reported by NPR.

On Thursday, President Donald Trump weighed in on the controversy, slamming the House Speaker for becoming the victim of a setup. Donald Trump Jr. also called Pelosi the Marie Antoinette of the 21st century, in reference to the queen of France who was known for hosting extravagant parties that lasted for nights. She became the symbol of the monarchy’s excessiveness. 

Pelosi responded to the video on Wednesday, telling reporters that she was set up by the salon owner. In her statement, she said she takes full responsibility for falling for the setup, but believes the salon should apologize for the incident

In response, Kious appeared on “Tucker Carlon Tonight” to dismiss the accusations.

San Francisco has ordered hair salons and barbershops to cease operations since March due to the COVID pandemic. The city lifted the restrictions this week but only for outdoor services. 

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Salon owner who tangled with Pelosi responds to Trump’s call for her to run for House

EXCLUSIVE: She’s a salon owner and a single mom, and Erica Kious told Fox News Thursday she just may not be able to work in a new assignment from President Trump – Speaker of the House.

After Kious found herself tangling with Nancy Pelosi, who got an illicit blowout at Kious’s E SalonSF in violation of coronavirus restrictions, Trump decided he liked her style. In a tweet Thursday and later at a rally in Pennsylvania, he floated the idea of Kious running for the House of Representatives and taking over as speaker.


“I want the salon owner to lead the House of Representatives,” Trump said at the Latrobe rally.

Kious heard the commander-in-chief’s call, and responded in a phone interview with Fox News late Thursday.

“I see how hard the president fights for America and it has inspired me to do what is right for the people in my industry and small businesses everywhere,” Kious said. “I never expected all of this, but the House I am focused on right now is the House with two little girls under 10, with social-distanced learning. But I appreciate the sentiment.”

Kious added: “But he is my president and I will do what I need to do.”

Earlier, the president tweeted, “Nancy Pelosi says she got ‘set up’ by a Beauty Parlor owner. Maybe the Beauty Parlor owner should be running the House of Representatives instead of Crazy Nancy?”

Fox News first reported the California Democrat’s visit to the San Francisco hair salon despite it being closed due to coronavirus-related local ordinances.

In security footage obtained by Fox News, and timestamped Monday at 3:08 p.m. Pacific Time, the Californian speaker is seen walking through ESalonSF in San Francisco with wet hair, and without a mask over her mouth or nose.

The stylist doing her hair can be seen following her wearing a black face mask.


Pelosi dug in over the controversy and claimed that she was “set up” at the hair salon, which she said she had been to “over the years many times.”

“I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I have been to many times,” Pelosi told reporters Wednesday. “When they said they could accommodate people one at a time, and we can set up that time, I trusted that.”

Salons in San Francisco had been closed since March and were only notified they could reopen on Sept. 1 for outdoor hairstyling services only.

“The salon owes me an apology for setting me up,” she added.

Pelosi, on Wednesday, downplayed the fact that she didn’t wear a mask in the salon.

“I just had my hair washed. I don’t wear my mask when I’m washing my hair,” she said. “Do you wear one when you wash your hair?”

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