- grand rapids, Michigan, United States
Apr 11, 2013 - Before I give my review of Kateri, I'm using this forum as a public service announcement for any of you who have tried to contact Kateri at the Cortexx Salon. She no longer works there but has been unable to update her contact info on this NC site due to a technical problem and so I will give you her new info:
Demetrios Panopoulos Salons
3515 Lake Eastbrook Blvd
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 942-2885 or (616) 717-1511
I found Kateri on this site and have been coming to see her regularly for the past 6 months. I make a 45 min drive because she is so worth it!! I have 3C hair and no one in my life has ever been able to deal with it the way Kateri does. She herself has gorgeous long, curly hair and is extremely knowledgeable about how to deal with it. She is also a color guru and is amazing at doing color but she also teaches color techniques to other stylists because yes, she's THAT good!
Kateri cuts my curly hair dry which I love. She is very professional and kind and answers all my million questions and completely understands me and my hair issues, lol :). Prior to Kateri, I had been going to another salon which was much closer to home but their prices were very high and I ended up bringing in my own products to use after my cut and then I styled it myself and sat under the dryer before leaving. I was thinking there was something wrong with that picture! Kateri's prices are much less than what I was used to paying. She never tries to upsell product or services that you haven't asked for. Since I'm trying to grow my hair, if I go in for a color and she says my hair is in good condition, we forego the trim until next time.
I highly recommend Kateri to all of you curlies out there! You will be amazed at what she knows about curly hair and how to manage it. I plan to keep going to Kateri for many years, she's a keeper!!