Where Great Hair is Waiting for You.

Since 1989, we at Cortex have been helping our clients look good and feel good – a pursuit that goes well beyond appearances. Through our hair styling, we want to nurture a sense of well-being and quiet confidence that supports and strengthens the community in which we live and work. Providing our clients with a healthy self-image is our way of giving back to our neighbors and building a sense of belonging.

Hair styling is about so much more than fashion and trends. While we love to embrace what is current, we also want to promote your best features, creating a look that works for you and you alone. We want to bring out the essence of you, while keeping in mind a look that fits easily into your every day life.

Marion Ventulett - On Hair Styling at Cortex

“The more time we take to nurture ourselves, the better we feel. We become able to project a better self-image to the world around us.”
– Marion Ventulett, Owner

Marion has taken great care to foster a creative environment and has retained a core staff of professional stylists who are also writers, musicians, photographers, painters, sculptors and teachers. Ditching the pretentious salon vibe in favor of a relaxed ‘neighborhood’ feel, Cortex is located in Virginia-Highlands but in a quiet area off the main drag.

Locks of Love

Cortex happily participates with Locks of Love, a non-profit organization who provide hairpieces for children who are suffering from long term medical hair loss, as well as Beautiful Lengths who create free wigs for women battling breast cancer.