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Who Nue?

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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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  • http://iflipforfood.com Angela

    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.

  • jan schifter

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

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      Kaleoke. I’m starting that!!!

  • http://healthnut-em.blogspot.com em

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

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      I look so much better online. I swear.

  • http://myhealthyohana.wordpress.com Maura @ My Healthy ‘Ohana

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

  • http://living-learning-eating.blogspot.com Living, Learning, Eating

    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.

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

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

  • http://www.simplylifeblog.com Simply Life

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