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

art in motion.

an exceptional show with extraordinary people: the RAWartist:Des Moines shows at Woolys are a relatively new concept to the area but have been received with open arms b…

in other news...

i am so extremely excited to share that our own Hannah and Tricia have been selected for an A-MA-ZING event for RAWartists Des Moines! here is a little bit about what RAW is: [seriously, this is so cool] RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists. We're a community made up of creative individuals across the nation. Our mission is to provide independent artists…

its that time of year...

its mid-august: the kiddies are getting their back to school haircuts, the die-hard football fans are counting the minutes to start trash talking, but best of all, its time for the Iowa State Fair. just in case you were curious, here are my top five reasons why i l.o.v.e. the fair... #5. great music. plus most of it is free and involves day drinking. win! #4. fried food ON A STICK. priceless... well…

beauty is as beauty does...

our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. at Aveda, we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility, not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.
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redCHOCOLATE.

tricia and i are so excited that we have been training with the amazing David Adams and Virginia Meyer at our redChocolate classes. here is a little video to give a glimpse into what we have been talking about and studying! big ideas and big changes for the salon and for ourselves as a group of stylists. its very exciting for the Trixies Girls! i…

girls night out.

in the wake of the 50 shades phenomenon, MAGIC MIKE couldn't have picked a better release date. the ladies have literally gone wild. not ones to miss out on such an epic event, the Trixies Girls piled in the car for the midnight showing on opening night... why wouldn't we?!

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…