Inside Salon M&D’s open and airy space, professionals beautify clients with a range of hair, nail, and skin services. Stylists rejuvenate ’dos with cuts, coloring, keratin sessions, and diamond hair treatments, which enliven dull, lifeless locks by replacing them with sparkling rubies. Elsewhere, nail techs spruce up fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and massage therapists knead tense muscles in appointments ranging from 30 to 90 minutes. Aestheticians wax unwanted hair from bodies and apply cleansing facials and skin-brightening peels.
High End Barbershop & Salon opened as a modest 390-square-foot shop in 2003 and has since expanded to nearly three times the size. Hoping to expand their expertise and attention to detail as well, owner Richie Garcia and his scissor-wielding staff sculpt new 'dos for men, women, and children. Highlights, extensions, and keratin treatments beautify women's hairstyles and hot-towel shaves prevent overgrown beards from violating city-zoning regulations.
The waxing wizards at Niko's Hair Studio stealthily capture and disappear unwanted facial and body hair. Both men and women can achieve a smoothness that rivals that of cool jazz and surrealist pick-up lines with an array of waxing services. Clients can reshape the arch of an eyebrow ($13+) or create a sleek profile by defuzzing their chins ($13+). After a wax, legs ($63+/full or $45+/half) can strut more aerodynamically and underarms ($30+) can experience uninhibited arm-flapping flight. Smooth a furry chest ($45+) into a blank canvas ready to be painted for football games or inscribed with a current home address.
The thread technicians at Men of Mendham Barbershop whisk away wild hairs from the heads of both men and boys with deft cuts and shaves. Sleek black-leather chairs welcome youngsters for the boys' cut, which lops mop tops to reveal a youngster's mischievous eyes or unsanctioned temporary tattoos. Or tend to mature locks with the men’s cut, which yields a careful sculpting accompanied by a full facial shave to control wily whiskers.
Classic preparations of Italian culinary comforts have been the mission at the family-run Provesi Ristoranté for 20 years, during which the kitchen staff has mastered cooking styles from all regions of Italy. Both its veal scallopini and chicken breast, for example, can be ordered in eight or nine different styles respectively, including parmiagiana, francese, and milanese. Elsewhere in the kitchen, margherita, white, and quattro-stagioni pizzas are prepped in a brick oven, and shellfish and linguini are tossed in the zuppa di pesce’s fra diavolo sauce. As the amply portioned dishes arrive at tables, the wait staff uncork bottles of wine that diners bring from home. White umbrellas shield guests dining outdoors, while exposed bricks, hanging plants, and arched windows add a rustic touch to the first-floor dining room. A wood-paneled wall reveals an opening into the kitchen, and a stairway leads to the downstairs room, where stonewalls and brick beams surround the long tables that facilitate private dining events.
For Epitome Style Lounge’s owner Raena, helping people look beautiful requires more than just a keen eye and skilled hands. She makes a commitment to stay up to date on beauty education, and has attended trainings on topics including precision wet/dry cutting, color correction, and certified color classes for such brands as Matrix, Wella, and Redken. She uses this training to craft new hairstyles at the snip of her scissors and to helm a talented and trained staff who join her in her efforts. Together, they straighten hair with keratin treatments and enhance features with makeup application. The beauty professionals also sculpt gravity-bullying updos for bridal parties and remove unwanted hair with waxing services.