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If Echo Park's newest salon looks awfully familiar, it's because it combines a few not-so-new elements: take a bunch of survivors of a Tabatha's Salon Takeover, mix in some painstakingly researched and sourced vintage accoutrements, and finally factor in some amazing dark wood cabinetry from the woodworking genius also responsible for East Side eatery Delancey's noirish feel, and you've got Novak Salon. Master shear-stress Nikki Lorenzo opened the joint up in late May, and made it official with a party a few weeks ago. Don't let the vintage vibe fool you: it's all state of the art, and the salon uses a lot of newfangled eco-friendly products. Davines is a particular favorite.

Haircuts start at $40, and the salon is open Tuesday through Sunday. There's only street parking, and you'd be well-advised to check the Dodgers schedule before you go. New customer special for July: book a haircut with Memosa Meadow and get a free scalp or mask treatment.
· Novak Salon [Official Site]