The beauty salon scene in San Francisco is filled with beauty gurus and celebrities, but for many in the city, the most coveted salon in town isn’t the one at Union Square or the one that hosts the Golden Globes.

    The beauty industry has become a hotbed for crime.

    Beauty shop owner and blogger Kristy Osterman says her life has been threatened by the proliferation of illegal beauty salons, which she says are breeding the next generation of drug dealers.

    “We’re seeing people come in to sell drugs to people who are younger than them,” Ostermans mother, Maria Ostermann, told ABC News.

    “They’re young and they’re vulnerable.”

    Maria Ostermaers mom, Maria, with her daughter, Maria Rosa, who was recently found dead in the San Francisco area.

    According to Osterstein, the number of illegal drug dealers in the Golden State has exploded.

    “These are the people that are getting out of jail, getting jobs, buying cars, making money.

    And they’re the ones that are trying to sell,” Ostersman said.

    In February, police in San Jose, California, arrested more than 100 people for allegedly selling prescription drugs.

    In February, a group of about 20 women who had allegedly sold drugs in San José were arrested.

    Last month, a man who was charged with supplying a prescription drug was arrested in San Antonio.

    The city of Austin, Texas, also had a large number of arrests.

    Last month, San Francisco police arrested a man they said sold marijuana at a beauty saloon in the Mission District, where Ostermiller is a client. 

    The arrests come as San Francisco continues to fight back against illegal beauty salon businesses, including a new law that requires salon owners to post signs prohibiting the sale of illegal drugs.

    “There is a movement and a new generation of people who see beauty as a profession that has been in decline for a long time, and they feel that beauty has become tainted,” San Francisco City Councilmember Malia Cohen said in February.

    “So I think that this is a perfect opportunity for us to bring this issue back to the forefront.”

    In September, a federal judge in San Diego ruled that San Francisco had to make cosmetic and drug-testing programs mandatory for beauty salon owners.

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