Gov. Pritzker Gets Shaggier, Lightfoot Has Private Haircut

WBBM Newsradio Staff
April 06, 2020 - 4:22 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had a hair stylist give her a private touch-up, a revelation that may not sit well with residents whose barbershops and salons have been temporarily shuttered.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker says he doesn't question the mayor's decision. As for him, he said he hasn't had a haircut since he issued his statewide "stay-at-home" order last month, which is now effective through April.

"I actually feel like I'm getting a little shaggy. I'm going to turn into a hippie at some point here--my hair grows pretty fast," Pritzker said Monday during a question-and-answer period at his latest COVID-19 briefing. 

Pritzker, who has a full shock of brown hair, joked he may need to learn how to use a Flowbee, a do-it-yourself haircutting system that relies on the use of a vacuum cleaner. The product was marketed on television commercials that were considered unintentionally funny back in the day. 

He said he understands the hardships peope are enduring as barbers and stylists close their shops during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Lightfoot said the stylist who cut her hair used a mask and gloves. She said she is presenting the face of Chicago on local and national news, so some maintenance is justified.