By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
By Sarah Fenske
By Matthew Mullins
By Patrick Range McDonald
By LA Weekly
By Dennis Romero
By Simone Wilson
You could call Martina Herrer an old love of mine. She’s drop-dead gorgeous, has a sexy German accent and was my first hairdresser when I moved from New York to L.A. She’s an amazing stylist. I stayed with Herrer for years and even got her to make house calls a few times when I moved to Santa Monica and didn’t have a car. She also played matchmaker on occasion by scheduling appointments that just happened to overlap with one of her eligible clients (with her looks, she attracts a large male following). I trust her suggestions in all things. Now she’s manager of Clark Nova, the retro salon with old-fashioned, wrought-iron barber chairs, all the best magazines and a rotating art gallery on the walls. Maybe it’s time to rekindle an old relationship. 8118½ W. Third. St., W. Hlywd., (323) 655-1100; Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; haircuts by Martina $75. Right now you can get a 20-percent-off first-time coupon on the salon Web site, www.clarknova.la.
If it’s your first time, you can get a $20 introductory haircut at Trim (though you’ll cough up 20 more bucks for a blow dry). I went to Dina, who wasn’t very friendly but gave me a cool, hipcut. The space is what you’d expect from a salon on Abbot Kinney — clean, laid-back and beachy. The staff is young and well versed in the haircut of the moment, but there seems to be a high turnover. Trim used to be the place to go for hair extensions, but nobody gets those anymore, right? Anyway, you can get a decent cut for not a lot of money, and they have wine and beer. 1424 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 396-3330; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; first-time haircut $20.
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