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Music and hair have long been a sort of cultural peanut butter and jelly, but the Artform Studio might be the world's first business to recognize the entrepreneurial possibilities in their collision. Located in the Arts District since 2010, the Artform's vintage record collection is one of the best in the city, and haircuts also are on offer. “Music is culture,” co-owner Patrick Washington says, “and within the subcultures of music, everyone wants to present themselves in their own individual way. That's where hair comes in.” Rappers such as Rza and Blu dig for hidden treasure here, while co-owner and chief hairstylist Sherry Young slangs cuts on the salon side to the likes of Dam-Funk. The place is known as a haven for rap records, but Washington insists it's about much more than hip-hop: “Nineties rap was in for a while, but it's our classic rock records that never go out of style.” —Isaac Simpson

701 E. Third St., #120, dwntwn., 90013. (213) 613-1050, theartformstudio.com.

LA Weekly