A Cheam hairstylist who left the profession over ‘social justice’ concerns says she ‘hasn’t felt safe’
The Cheam salon in South Bend, Ind., is closed for the holidays.
The salon owner said she is saddened by the recent events at the Cheam hair salon in southern Indiana and plans to reopen sometime soon.
“I haven’t felt comfortable working in the hair salon since I moved here in the spring of 2018.
I don’t feel safe working at this salon,” said Mary Ann Leong, owner of the salon.
The Cheam Hair Salon in South Beech Hill, Ind.
closed after a number of incidents involving the salon staff, including an alleged assault.
(Photo: Cheam Spa)”I had to get rid of people in my business because of the actions of a few individuals.
I haven’t seen anyone that I feel is being treated unfairly.”
According to the Cheams website, Leong is the first Cheam stylist in the country to leave the business and “returns with a new outlook and new outlooks on life.”
“The Cheams mission is to make the world a better place for women and girls and to make everyone happy and happy with the way we work,” the website reads.
“We have a strict dress code and a zero tolerance policy for violence and harassment.
If you are experiencing issues with staff, please reach out to us and we will assist you in the most positive way.””
We are very proud of what we have accomplished and what our salon has achieved,” said Leong.
The owner of Cheam said she had to “move on” after learning of the allegations against the salon owner.
“It was a really hard decision.
The staff was wonderful,” said the owner of The Cheams Hair Salon, Mary Ann Lee.”
As a stylist I want to keep working at the salon and continue to grow.
It’s a great place to work, it’s been a great community and I’ve made new friends here.”
The owner said the Cheums policies and practices “have always been very transparent” and “really care about the people that work there.”
“If you have any issues with any of the staff or anyone in the business, we will be here for you and we’ll take care of it,” the owner said.
The company is also working with a number law enforcement agencies to investigate the allegations, said Leung.
The investigation into the allegations are ongoing, and no charges have been filed, said The Cheums CEO.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cheum office at (574) 581-3350 or Crime Stoppers at (474) 582-TIPS.
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