Pelosi, who's been a fiercely outspoken critic of President Donald Trump's coronavirus response, was criticized for her visit to the salon, since San Francisco still doesn't allow salons to operate indoors.
"I take responsibility for trusting the word of a neighborhood salon that I have been to over the years many times," she said Wednesday. "When they said 'we're able to accommodate people one person at a time, and that we can set up that time', I trusted that. As it turns out, it was a set up."
Pelosi said the salon owes her an apology.
Video of the speaker's visit surfaced on Fox News showing her walking through the store with wet hair and without a mask.
Pelosi on Wednesday said she always wears a mask, but that she had it off temporarily. "I don't wear a mask when I'm washing my hair. Do you wear a mask when you're washing your hair?"
President Trump has since seized on the hair controversy, tweeting Wednesday, "Crazy Nancy Pelosi is being decimated for having a beauty parlor opened, when all others are closed, and for not wearing a Mask - despite constantly lecturing everyone else. We will almost certainly take back the House, and send Nancy packing!"
NANCY PELOSI: I take responsibility for trusting the word of a neighborhood salon that I've been to over the years many times and that when they said what we're able to accommodate people one person at a time and that we can set up that time, I trusted that. As it turns out, it was a set-up. So I take responsibility for falling for a set-up. And that's all I'm going to say on that.
I don't. I think that they owe-- that this salon owes me an apology for setting up. But I--
No, I just had my hair washed. I don't wear a mask when I'm washing my hair. Do you wear a mask when you're washing your hair? I always have a mask. I always have a mask for me, for the people I'm encountering, but for my family as well. But I don't wear it when I'm getting my hair washed. And that picture is when I just came out of the bowl of getting my hair wet. Any questions?