Stories behind the stylist's chair of Trixie's Salon

tips to make your makeup meltproof.

the dog days of summer are upon us and we are all feeling the heat! going nearly makeup free this time of year is a welcome break for many of us, a little mascara - bronzer - and chapstick never looked so good; but there are days or occasions where we need a little more. So to keep your makeup from melting into your mojito this summer, here are some easy tricks! *use a primer - its a fast, easy step…

get to know... Tommy Boone.

Tommy is part of the fabulous team at Gigi's Pilates Studio & Personal Training. He trains our owner, Tricia Rivas, and introduced us to Advocare. Here is a bit about him followed by a Q&A session we did. Tommy is a National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT) and International Sports Conditioning Association (ISCA) certified personal trainer. He grew up in a…

foodie friday.

in an effort to be a better version of ourselves in 2012, a few of us at the salon have embarked on a health journey together! along with taking on the Advocare 24 Day Challenge, we are attempting to generally focus on our overall wellness. food is obviously a HUGE part of that, and believe me, we are a group of food lovers! seriously, you would be impressed with our eating skills (haha). a common…

flatter yourself.

with spring here and summer quickly approaching, we have so many guests coming in to our chairs wanting a change. pictures are great, if you are realistic about the outcome (sorry, i can cut and style your hair but i cannot magically make you look like halle berry). when thumbing through magazines, stick to your desired length and texture, but also look for people with similar face shapes. if it is…

happy tunesday.

enjoy a little music video today. beautiful song... beautiful video. LOVE the civil wars and taylor swift's sound in this is so different for her. good tune, all around. taylor swift, "Safe and Sound" featuring the civil wars. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhdNG_ebbTg

Friday Feature.

Ingenue Boudoir

today i wanted to feature Ingenue Boudoir Photography, which is a couple ladies who do amazing intimate fine art boudoir photography. as amazing as they are already are, trixies is excited to soon be teaming up with the ladies to do hair and makeup for shoots. check out their website here: http://www.ingenueboudoir.com/   …

a must try.

add The Cheese Shop of Des Moines to the list of Trixies favorite things! it is located on 42nd St. amongst the Shops at Roosevelt and it is amazing. we stopped in for a bit last week after the grand opening of Forte and instantly fell in love. the shop is cozy and rustic and the guys working were very welcoming and helpful. they helped us pick out a cheese plate and we also snacked on blue…

its a smokey eye kinda day...

in honor of the lovely weather we are supposed to have today and it being the first day of March, i thought i would make myself up with a little smokey eye today and share it with you all! ill put the before and after pictures and here is what i used (all makeup is Aveda unless otherwise noted): i primed my eye from lashline to brows with balsa concealer - i used a medium sized eyeshadow brush to put…

we are all daymakers.

"I used to find myself sitting on the sidelines of life and hoping the world would somehow become better. But just wishing doesn't help. Now I realize I must actively be the change I want to see in the world."  ...i love these words from David Wagner from his book Life as a Daymaker. as a stylist, i work with people all day every day, and i know firsthand how easy it can be to make someone's…

decorating inspirations.

i was watching For Rent on HGTV this weekend and saw the coolest frame collage they did for one of the living rooms. the room was pretty small, but they infused some really amazing style and personality with just a few design pieces. the end result was chic and eclectic... and i just loved it. anyway, all the frames were mismatched and bought from a flea market. some were round, some were…