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.
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. 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.