August 3, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) Cristin Carmichael, who had been working as a hairstylist in New York for 10 years, said she was surprised when she was asked to leave her job.

She said the salon manager asked if she wanted to dress her son.

She said the manager said she had to go, and she was not allowed to go.

Carmichael, a Democrat who represents New York’s 11th congressional district, said her son was six months old when she started working at a salon on Broadway, between Seventh and Eighth avenues in Manhattan.

She has no sympathy for the woman who quit the job, Carmichael said in a statement.

“I was stunned when the salon management asked me to dress my son’s head in red hair, and then threatened to fire me for refusing to do so,” Carmichael wrote.

“I have zero sympathy for a person who takes the law into her own hands and abuses her power to make decisions that hurt people.”

In response to the news, Carmini, a spokeswoman for the salon, said it is “deeply saddened” by the incident and “we apologize to any of our customers for any disruption.”

A statement from the salon said, “The safety of our guests is our top priority.

We are actively looking into the situation.

We will continue to work closely with the law enforcement.”

Carmino is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly.

She also serves on the state Board of Elections.