An Ontario barber shop is now facing numerous fines after turning itself into a film studio earlier this month.\nChrome Artistic Barbering, in St. Catharines, Ontario, allegedly offered people the chance to audition for their podcast, while also receiving a haircut at the same time. \nEditor's Choice: The Polar Vortex Is Sinking & Bringing 'The Coldest Air Of The Season' To Eastern Canada\n\n\n\n“\n\n\nBylaw officers from Niagara Region attended Chrome Artistic Barbering, where officers issued a Part III [...] and 2 Part I Provincial Offence Tickets.\n\n\nAndrew Korchok, Niagara Region\n\n\nIt seems guests were able to pay the audition fee of $37, where they would be recorded talking about their lives while also getting a new do.\nUnder Ontario lockdown orders, salons are forced to remain closed but film production can remain open. \nDespite this, Niagara Region informed Narcity that bylaw officers were on site Thursday and the salon has been charged under the Reopening Ontario Act. \nThe business, which was ordered to cease operations, could face a steep penalty once they appear in court. \n\nThe company also reportedly received two "Part I Provincial Offence Tickets" which resulted in a $750 fine per ticket. \n"Staff will continue to visit this location regularly and will use escalated means of enforcement if necessary to ensure continued compliance with provincial regulations," Korchok added.\nEarlier this month, Narcity reached out to Alicia Hirter, the barbershop's owner, who insisted that the newly adapted business was not a loophole. \nThe business is claiming they operate under the "film/performance/production exemption."