Tracy Menasco is the owner & esthetician at Trixie’s Beauty Bar. She is a local girl, and a proud graduate of Jefferson High School, Reed College, Northwestern University & The International Beauty School. Tracy spent many years working & learning the art of customer service at Nordstrom, David’s Bridal and several other retail and banking establishments before she decided to start her own business. A self-proclaimed spa addict, Tracy felt uniquely qualified to pamper people for a living. Tracy is also the proud mom of an amazing college age son. “Tracy’s facials are the best I’ve ever had. I’ve travelled all over the world and I’ve never had a facial like this, ” says one of her faithful clients. In addition to hanging out at Trixie’s, Tracy volunteers at the Children’s Relief Nursery in St Johns, and is currently working on getting the new University Park Business District Association up and running.
Jodi Durnal, our illustrious Nail Tech & Esthetician, is also fondly known as the “Pedicure Princess.” She is a graduate of Cosmetology Careers Institute, and has taken on Nails and Esthetics as her latest career. Jodi is a longtime resident of North Portland, a Roosevelt Alumna, and knows everyone and everything anyone should know about the neighborhood. Got a question? Need anything, just ask Jodi — she has the answer, I bet! When Jodi isn’t buffing & polishing your nails & skin to their ultimate best, Jodi keeps busy teaching Sunday school, leading a youth group, and working several volunteer jobs –Whew! I’m exhausted just talking about her. Wait, did I mention her two great kids and wonderful hubby, Tim?
Veronica Gardea, our stylista extraordinaire, has been doing hair for 6 years and, boy, are we happy she has joined our team! Veronica looooves playing hair and makeup (as evidenced by her fun looks every day) and she specializes in cuts, color, makeup, facial waxing and even a few nail services. When she’s not playing drums, singing at the top of her lungs out of tune or dancing randomly — Veronica can be found playing with Zorro, her cute dog or Peanut, her even more adorable bunny rabbit.
Well, I was going to write a snappy bio about Jen Partenheimer, the latest and greatest member of Team Trixie’s, but it turns out that her own words were better than anything I could come up with… As she says, “I grew up in Portland graduated from Centennial High School. Went to Phagan’s School of Cosmetology Milwaukie/Clackamas. Love doing cuts and colors on all walks of life, especially skilled in barbering (so tell your man friend to get their hair in check). I also dab in the esthetics world, so I’m pretty much a well rounded beautifier. Most of my off time is spent with my hubby Ben and adorable yet slightly sarcastic toddler Olivia. But when I get a night off from kiddo, I’m up for checking out local rock/punk/whatever show or just carrying on an adult conversation with anyone.” I couldn’t have put it any better! Welcome, Jen, you already feel like family.
Tyler Dowd is an alumna of Trixie’s and we’re thrilled to have her back on a part time basis! Tyler trained in Seattle at the Gene Juarez School and then went on to do hair in Seattle for many years before opening her own salon. After relocating to Portland in 2007, Tyler made her way to Trixie’s where she amassed legions of fans. Now, she splits her time between downtown Portland and NoPo, while devoting most of her days to her beautiful (and best dressed) baby, Adele and handsome hubby, Pat.