Tracie Morrison has been cutting my hair for 5 years. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. If you're a male and looking for the best in town then call Cortex. KLH
Posted: 10/13/2014 • Link to this review
Rest assured, the reviews about the unpretentious nature of this salon are true... This salon is entirely laid back and friendly. I formerly had my hair done at Vis a Vis, loved the results but ceased going due to the staggering snootiness of the staff... and clients for that matter. Cortex is far superior. I highly recommend Skip as she is very adept, easy to talk to (no awkward hairstyling silence) and fun. As for the hair, I briefly articulated my desired hair style / color and she completely exceeded my expectations! For those of you with thick, straight hair who want layers that fall naturally, Skip will not disappoint.
Posted: 10/24/2009 • Link to this review
I've been going to Rachel at Cortex for about 4 years now - she does an incredible job! She is the first person I've ever let put color in my hair and I've gotten a lot of compliments. Service is always great - cute little place in VA highlands.
Posted: 8/02/2008 • Link to this review
I just went to Cortex for my first time today for highlights and a cut. Corey did my highlights and for the first time in my life, the color was perfect WITHOUT toner! I went to Brandy for the cut (since I heard she was fabulous with naturally curly hair) and she did an amazing job. I don't think my hair ever looked this good! I am very picky about people doing anything to my hair but they did such a great job that I already scheduled my next appt.....
Posted: 6/03/2008 • Link to this review
I have used the Va-Hi Cortex many times and love the location and lower-key vibe. Always used John, who has done great work! When you want a fresh style without a ton of glitz, this is the place for you.
Posted: 11/05/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
So I loved Cortex and Josh and I had been going there for about 12 years until my beloved hairsylist left (and followed by many others I hear). I was booked with a new stylist who was very very new (out of beauty school) and charged me 225 for my cut and color and royally messed up my hair. I then went back and it was only worse (and the owner was in the chair next to this person on my redo and she never said a word). I left with a hot mess and had to have it fixed elsewhere. It was so bad that when I walked into the next salon there was a discussion amongst the stylists regarding who did that to my hair. They all were in shock when they heard that I paid for the randomly highlighted sections of my hair (it wasn't even uniform.) The person who did my hair was a sweetie and I feel bad that this happened. But the bottom line is that someone that inexperienced should not be at a salon with veterans charging that much.
Posted: 9/18/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I have been going to Cortex for over two years, and I always leave with a GREAT haircut.I'm always getting compliments on my hair now.Tracie is my stylist and the most personable stylist I've ever had. I turned a friend on to Cortex and she sees another designer who she loves. And, the prices are very fair to boot! It's a lovely location as well--hidden away in a delightful VA High neighborhood. I recommend this salon with no reservations.
Posted: 5/27/2007 • Last edited: 5/11/2008 • Link to this review
I went here to grab some Aveda Rosemary Mint shampoo because I ran out. The staff was prompt and friendly. They have a beautiful location in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood.
Posted: 3/28/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Cortex is in such a great lcoation, tucked away in Midtown with a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. It is not very fancy, but the service is excellent. I have had excellent experiences with massages there.
Posted: 2/24/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I've been going to Cortex for 10 years and love it. First at the VA-HI location, then over to Midtown when they opened it. Allison has been awesome, but I've always had great experiences whomever my stylist has been. Just a nice relaxed atmosphere that is so much better than the factory salon that lacks the personal touch.
Posted: 2/21/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review