Who is Shelley Luther?
Shelley Luther is a salon owner from Dallas, Texas. She owns the Salon À la Mode. Luther was sentenced on Tuesday, May 5 to seven days in jail and fined $7,000. This was after she re-opened her salon despite the stay-at-home order from Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s and county’s orders to close all non-essential businesses because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Her salon had been closed since March 22. On April 24, Luther received a citation from the police. She attended a protest at Frisco City Hall where she publicly tore up the cease-and-desist letter, receiving nationwide coverage on April 25.
Luther also works as a professional makeup artist.
How Old is Shelley Luther?
Luther’s age is not yet disclosed neither is her date of birth nor when she celebrates her birthday.
Shelley Luther Family
No information is disclosed regarding Luther’s family and siblings.
Shelley Luther Husband
Luther is in a relationship with musician Tim Georgeff. The couple form a musical duo together called CRUSH. They describe themselves as “one of the most exciting acoustic acts in Texas and the surrounding states.”
The group’s website describes them: Led by Tim Georgeff and Shelley Luther, CRUSH has years of combined expertise and moxie; their ownership of five different restaurants and clubs giving them a clear insight into the demands of today’s venue owners and event planners; and their musical skills honed by years of working with some of the country’s top bands make them unparalleled when it comes to reading and capturing the attention of the audience.
Shelley Luther Children
Luther has two daughters from a previous relationship and a stepson from Georgeff’s previous relationship. She frequently posts pictures of her daughters on Facebook. The couple has “six horses, three mini-horses, two donkeys, eleven goats, three ducks, six dogs, a wallaby, a ringtail lemur, and a bengal cat.”
Shelley Luther Salon
Luther owns Salon À la Mode in Dallas, Texas. Salon À la Mode employs 19 people, which she’s mentioned during interviews about the importance of reopening her business for her employees. The salon offers hair color, cuts, styling, nails, braiding, facials, waxing, and makeup.
Luther closed her salon on March 22 after a stay-at-home order from Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s and county’s orders to close all non-essential businesses. This was as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Shelley Luther Arrest
Luther re-opened her salon on April 24 going against the order. On April 25, she received a cease-and-desist letter from a Dallas County judge that ordered her to close the salon, but she publicly ripped it up at a protest. Luther told CBS that she’s against the “safer-at-home” order due to financial reasons. “Our salon and other small businesses were closed down on March 22, and we have not had any income since,” she said.
That time, Luther added that even if she got arrested for defying the orders, she would still try to keep her shop open. “It’s our right to keep the store open,” Luther said. “It’s our right for those women to earn income for their families.”
Shelley was arrested and sentenced to seven days in jail and fined $7,000 on Tuesday, May 5. Dallas County Judge Eric V. Moyé found Shelley to be criminally and civilly in contempt of court and said that reopening her salon was a selfish act. Judge Eric V. Moyé told her that she could avoid jail time if she closed the salon and apologized for her actions.
However, Shelley responded that she could not comply with the orders and would not apologize. She was taken into custody afterward. On May 6, 2020, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has called for her “immediate release”. He said that he believes the judge is abusing his authority and that her arrest seems like a “political stunt.”
The attorney general sent a letter to Moye, saying her sentencing was “significantly overbroad.” He mentioned that Abbott’s new executive order will allow her to operate business starting on Friday, May 8, 2020. In his statement, Paxton said: “I find it outrageous and out of touch that during this national pandemic, a judge, in a county that actually released hardened criminals for fear of contracting COVID-19, would jail a mother for operating her hair salon in an attempt to put food on her family’s table,” said Attorney General Paxton. “The trial judge did not need to lock up Shelley Luther. His order is a shameful abuse of judicial discretion, which seems like another political stunt in Dallas. He should release Ms. Luther immediately.”
Shelley Luther Net Worth
Luther has earned her wealth through several businesses such as owning a salon, restaurants, and clubs. However, her net worth is not yet revealed.