QUEENS (PIX11) — The owners of a salon in Queens are proof that when one door closes, another one opens. They are taking their beauty business on the road with a beauty mobile.
For seven years, a salon on Jamaica Avenue thrived and built a loyal following, but because of the pandemic, inflation, and the high cost of rent. Owners Natasha Morales and Candita Panayotti — sisters-in-law from Queens — switched lanes and put their beauty business in motion.
It took them 30 days to convert a former FedEx truck into a state-of-the-art beauty mobile. It’s called “Make Me Over Beauty Truck.”
Instead of paying rent, it’s now about the gas. They are keeping their entire staff of six. They will be open and on the road seven days a week doing house calls and bridal parties, but mostly right on Jamaica Avenue, offering everything from pedicures to eyebrow treatments.
The sisters said it’s all about rolling with what works. They even have an app so you can book an appointment easily from your phone.