Dr. Will Cole, DC, senior clinic director, believes in finding the underlying issues of poor health instead of just treating the symptoms. He uses a variety of techniques including customized diets and nutritional supplements designed to help clients return to full health.
What began as a traveling-spa-party business in 2010 has since grown into a brick-and-mortar studio where three licensed massage therapists ply their trade. In addition to classic massage treatments?such as relaxation, deep-tissue, and hot-stone therapy?the crew has branched out into other services that require greater expertise. During reiki treatments the staff addresses the body's energy flow, and both pediatric and infant massages meet the needs of all American Girl dolls. Super Spa Girl owner Jenny Keffer is also a fertility-massage specialist, which enables her to help women achieve their dream of becoming mothers through a combination of deep abdominal massage, pelvic rocking, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
Dr. Cole and his staff at Cole Health Institute understand the difficulty of ridding the body of stubborn inches. They've helped more than 1,000 patients slim down, reducing excess belly fat, whittling away love handles, and shrinking forearms bulged by years of spinach eating. Both of the office's two laser systems, the Zerona device and the Lapex BCS laser, target fat cells to disrupt their membranes and cause them to shrink, which results in lost inches and a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
Candy Kids Spa combines things that kids love—including more than 100 types of candy, candy-flavored facial masks, a heaping helping of personalized attention, and fun activities such as karaoke—into one memorable experience. It should come as no surprise that the company's formula is a successful one, since it was, in fact, inspired by a 6-year-old. As she told Elizabeth Carey in a 2010 Buffalo Business First feature, owner Ayanna Williams came up with the concept when her daughter requested her own special treatment after seeing the pampering going on at a traditional spa.
Williams and her daughter decided to retrieve some frosting out of the cabinet and had a good time creating their very own tasty "facial." Williams's daughter told her friends at school about it, and soon Williams started traveling to people's homes for mobile parties. She then bought a storefront on Niagara Falls Boulevard, gutting the building herself and painting the walls in bright rainbow colors. Williams eventually expanded the business to include two more locations in New York state and is in the process of creating franchises elsewhere.
The innovative spa, which has been featured on WKBW Channel 7 News, offers services ranging from candy-colored mani-pedis to a spa factory where kids can make their own lip gloss and candy-scented perfume. They also host parties to celebrate a birthday or a long-awaited truce in a war over which sister gets to sleep on the top bunk.
When Lisa Lojas-Waryanka hunted for real estate to transform into her own salon, she wanted more than just a convenient location. She wanted a space that would pluck visitors out of the everyday and cradle them in a world of relaxation, adorned by billowy red curtains framing ample sunlight, potted plants sitting atop Roman columns, and mirrors wrapped in antique-style mouldings. After making her vision a reality, Lojas-Waryanka—whose aesthetic education ranges from advanced study at Pittsburgh Beauty Academy to training in Alexandria Body Sugaring—set forth to build a top-notch team whose collective high standards have since earned the salon Redken certifications in hairstyling, haircare, coloring, men's hair, and the Redken chemistry system. Salon Boutique's services also include waxing, body sugaring, and mani-pedis performed with Qtica Smart Spa products and a choice from more than 200 Zoya polishes free of harsh ingredients such as formaldehyde and smelted brass.
During her more than 23 years in the beauty industry, Angela (Allen) Jana has kept one goal in mind: keep learning. Even while she was teaching other stylists, she continued to study new techniques for hair, makeup, and nails. Today, the well-rounded beauty maven holds certifications in Minx nails, Framsei hair color, Bioelements skincare, and Sorme makeup. Most recently, Angela accepted a scholarship and received the status of master stylist at the Aquage Academy in Chicago, where she performed a body wrap on the Willis Tower. She proudly asserts that if she recommends a product to a client, it's only because she's researched and used it herself. To help her at Beauty Body Beyond, Angela's enlisted fellow stylists and beauty techs who perform the extremely personalized services and advanced techniques that she believes are hallmarks of a professional salon. Included among her team is Stacey, who specializes in highlights. A Color Director certificate from Framesi is a testament to her skills.