Revealed: White House opened black market hairdresser offering $ 70 hairstyles at the height of the pandemic when hairdressers were incarcerated
- Trump White House operated ‘black market barber shop’ just next door
- Speakeasy was in the bathroom of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building
- Most of the time male staffers got their hair cut while hairdressers closed in DC
- The two female hairdressers reportedly charged up to $ 70 each for a haircut
Then-President Donald Trump’s aides secretly had their hair cut by two women who worked in a “ black barber shop ” in a bathroom next to the White House in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been reported.
The White House aides would make arrangements with a pair of Asian-American haircutters who settled in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, according to the New York Post
One of the women cut the hair, while the other provided snacks and payments, which add up to $ 70 in total, including tips.
The ‘speakeasy’ was the only way for assistants to get their hair cut in Washington, DC, which imposed a lockdown that shut down all barber shops and other non-essential businesses as coronavirus infections began spreading across the country.
According to a report, the Trump White House had a “ black barber shop ” in a small bathroom in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, right off 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Debbie Meadows (seen right with her husband, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in August 2020) recommended two Asian-American women who would operate the ‘speakeasy’ barbershop, it was reported.
The hairdressers were highly recommended to Meadows by House Representative Jim Jordan’s wife, Polly Jordan (pictured in this undated file photo)
According to the Post, the renegade operation employed two Asian-American women who were recommended by the wife of House Representative Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican.
Jordan’s wife, Polly, spoke glowingly of the two hairdressers to Debbie Meadows, the wife of then White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
“Jim Jordan’s wife introduced them to Debbie Meadows and that’s when Mark got the idea to bring them in during the pandemic,” a former White House official told the Post.
[Meadows] said he brought this lady in to get her cut [and] told people to email Beau [Harrison] to make an appointment. ‘
Harrison was the president’s assistant for operations under Trump.
Another former White House official said Meadows’ had his personal hairdresser go to the EEOB to do it. [and] people had it through the [operations] store.’
The barber shop was popular among the young men who worked in the White House, according to the Post.
“I’m sure they would have agreed to the styling of women, although it certainly targeted the male staffers,” one of the former White House officials told The Post.
“I can’t say for sure whether there ever were women.”
The White House used to have its own barber shop in the basement. The image above shows then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger getting a hair cut from hairdresser Milton Pitts in 1972
Another ex-White House assistant said their male colleagues were “ going there and they were all excited. ”
The popularity of the barber shop led the White House to hire a permanent in-house hairdresser.
A local hairdresser, Wall’s Barber Shop, who was a favorite of White House staff until then before being forced to close due to the pandemic, signed an agreement with the White House.
Trump aides had to pay $ 45 for a haircut, $ 25 for a shape up, and $ 15 for a beard trim, according to the Post.
The Biden White House has apparently retained its internal arrangement with the Wall’s Barber Shop.
The White House used to have a barbershop in the basement.