Cortex Salon

1177 Virginia Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

User Reviews


I went to this salon after spending weeks reviewing and searching for a stylist who would not leave my head a mess. After years of of stylists who would cut my 3b hair and let me leave with it still wet, or straight styled in such a way that it prevented me from seeing how bad the cut is until hours later. I almost always wear my hair curly due to a busy and active lifestyle and wanted a stylist who would understand this as well as the fact that I am growing my hair out for donation to Locks of Love. I was frazzled coming in because I got lost and was almost 30 minutes late. I called in, and was willing to rescedule but the receptionist put me at ease. I made it there to find Roxanne waiting for me at the door. We greeted each other and as soon as I sat in the chair we discussed my hair needs, my lifestyle and highlight options. we discussed color because I had only done it once before and wanted it to look fun and sexy. After that, I had an awesome time, relaxing and chatting on several topics of mutual interest while she went to work...and WORK she did! I can honestly say, it had been YEARS since I left the salon feeling absolutely BEAUTIFUL! My highlights were fun but gorgeous. We decided to style my hair sorta straight but bouncy. I did not work out for 3 days in order to keep this style! After that, I washed it and when the curls were back, I noticed this cut worked equally well. The shape is softly layered but my hair is still full and long with curls everywhere, just the way I like it! I hate that I will need to wait 4-6 months before I can go back. roxanne is to me, a curly hair EXPERT!

Reviewed on 08.06.10


I stopped by the salon one day after reading good reviews and was referred to Brandy for my curly hair. So glad I did, she is great. I have shoulder length naturally curly hair and she knew just what to do. Great cut and color as well. I was a client for years but no longer live in GA and miss having her do my hair. I'm considering trips to Atlanta just to visit Cortex and get my hair done by Brandy.

Reviewed on 07.12.10

Stylist: Brandy Claussen

She is a treasure. I have long curly hair and it was way too heavy. Brandy took time to look over my hair and ask how I like to wear it. She recommended a cut and color. The cut is the best I have ever had. It feels 5 pounds lighter. The color is perfect and flatters my skin tone and eye color. I have received many compliments and actually enjoy wearing my hair down now. Brandy is in the Cortex Salon in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta. The staff was very friendly. No one pushed products. I bought the entire line of Bumble and Bumble as everyone is raving about it.

Reviewed on 09.04.07