May 4, 2020 By Allie Griffin
The third annual Sunnyside Spa and Salon Fest hosted by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District kicks off this Friday ahead of Mother’s Day.
The weeklong event, which runs through Sunday, May 16, offers a variety of $30 deals at participating personal care businesses like spas, salons, barber shops and pet groomers.
The businesses are offering select service packages for customers to get pampered at a lower cost. The $30 packages include services like gel manicures and regular pedicures, haircuts, blow outs, eyebrow threading, lash extensions, hot shaves, dental scaling for pets, facial treatments and more.
The annual Sunnyside Spa and Salon Fest was not held last year due to COVID-19 closures and restrictions on personal care businesses.
The Sunnyside Shines BID is bringing the event back this year in a effort to help small businesses recover from the economic setbacks brought on by the pandemic.
“COVID restrictions severely reduced the capacity of our personal care businesses to stay alive, and personal care workers put themselves at greater-than-average risk to provide services,” Sunnyside Shines Executive Director Jaime-Faye Bean said.
“Our Spa and Salon Fest has garnered a lot of excitement in past years, and we hope that this year’s event will help bolster business for participating businesses while helping residents look and feel great.”
The businesses participating in the Sunnyside Spa and Salon Fest are:
Blades Brothers Barber Shop
Hira Spa and Salon
J&L Beauty Salon
La Queen Nail Salon
Laura’s Beauty Salon
Long Island City YMCA
Madagascar Pet Services
Mario’s Unisex Barber Shop
Mary’s Hair Salon
Master Unisex Barber Shop
Nelson’s Barber shop
Permanent Beauty and Skincare
Peter’s Sports Barber Shop
Ultimate Hair Design
WOW Barber Shop and Hair Salon
The special $30 packages each business is offering from May 7 to May 16 can be found online at sunnysideshines.org/spasalonfest2021.