Every day I walk towards Larchmont Boulevard, usually to one of the places I write about on a regular basis – Bricks and Scones, Le Pain Quotidien, BabyCakes, Larchmont Bungalow, The Wine and Cheese Shop, Cafe Gratitude, Twirl, and Prado. The other morning, I decided to head in the opposite direction along Melrose, and was surprised to stumble upon Nue Studio, just east of Paramount Studios.

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If the name sounds familiar, it’s because they’re already a successful Miami salon/spa/boutique, featured on Elle Magazine’s Top 100 list.

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The Los Angeles branch adopts a similar hybrid theme – the reason I was so interested was because they have an adorable cafe attached!

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More on the food in a bit…

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…I was actually there to get a haircut!

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I know, I said I was going to grow my locks down to my ass. But my ‘do has been driving me bonkers lately, especially with this cowlick showing up whenever I don’t take the time to tame it.

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See the before and after? That’s all because of this genius:

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Known in Miami as the “Hair God,” Todd Jameson specializes in a dry cut, so you can get in and out of that chair without a time-consuming wash!

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He also showed me a whole bunch of tricks that require minimal effort…

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…since he’s touched the heads of everyone from mere mortals to models to mothers (and fathers) of rock, he obviously knows what he’s doing. There was a music theme going on throughout the studio…

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…Todd DJ’d…

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…then got behind the counter and made me a meal! I put away the hair menu…

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…and studied the food one:

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The first salad sounded right up my alley…

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…except there weren’t any brussels sprouts, so Todd gave it to me on the house!

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Fresh kale with crushed nuts and vinaigrette…

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…you can definitely order it vegan-ized, sans cheese.

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I think you could add tofu (or chicken or egg) too – I’m sure they’d be open to ANYTHING. The entire vibe is completely down-to-earth and friendly…

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…love that they have so many fun community events too (Karaoke Wednesdays coming soon – check their facebook/twitter feeds.)

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With Rockstar Hair/Food at affordable prices, plus WiFi…

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…and seating for Julius

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…I know I’ll be spending a lot more time walking AWAY from Larchmont in the future.

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P.S. – Make sure to tell them I sent you – they’ve got a referral program!

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{ 11 comments }

1 Angela June 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

SO cute! I always drive by this place, but never knew what it was all about. This looks like a great place for Mark and me (and Pliny!) to hit up on the weekend.

2 jan schifter June 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

You are adorable! I thought at first you wrote KALEOKE!

3 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet June 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Kaleoke. I’m starting that!!!

4 em June 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm

it would be SO fun to hang out with you for a day, lynn!
love the new hair!

5 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet June 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I look so much better online. I swear.

6 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana June 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Great haircut! It’s both cute and edgy :)

7 Living, Learning, Eating June 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

A salon, a shop, and a cafe? What do they *not* have? Add a bookstore and a travel agent and it would be perfect! Also, free food = awesome.

8 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet June 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

They actually do have a book section too. I think if you donate one you get a discount on your cut?!?

9 Simply Life June 2, 2012 at 3:20 am

I love the haircut and the way he tied it up!

10 Judy Hsieh Bigman June 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

ah! I want to learn how to do that messy bun look! I love it :)

11 Ira Wolf June 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Thank you for that wonderful and informative article. We really appreciate our enthusiasm for our Salon and Cafe'. C U Soon!

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