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Thank-YouAfter 6 glorious years of being your neighborhood salon, it is with grateful hearts that we are announcing our closure on December 30, 2012.

I can’t tell you how much we’ve enjoyed getting to know all of you and participating in your lives. We’ve watched babies grow, helped the lovelorn, celebrated marriages, divorces, new careers and new degrees and somehow, we were the ones richer for it.

As you may have heard me say, this is the longest that I’ve ever been in the same position and so, it is time for the next chapter of my life to begin. Ms. Jen is getting ready to start school and take on a new career in Funeral Services and would love for you to carry a little bit of Trixie’s with you by getting your hair services done by Tracy Faraca, who will be joining the team at Chameleon Hair Salon on Lombard. Tyler will still be doing the amazing work she does at Pigment Salon in downtown Portland.

I have been privileged to work with some of the coolest and most lovely people here at Trixie’s — they have made every day a pleasure. Special thanks to Jodi Durnal, Jen Partenheimer, Tyler Dowd, Tracy Faraca, Veronica Gardea, Juliana Medina, Amber Wier and Lisa Kimball. Please let us know if you need anything, we’re happy to help and will miss you soooooo much.

OK, now that I’ve cried on my keyboard, it’s time for the good stuff:  We will be in all of December and are booking as many appointments as we possibly can.  We would love to see you all one last time for a service, but if we can’t make that happen, then of course, we should PARTY!

Join us on Sunday December 30th from 11-2 for champagne, snacks, door prizes and general schmoozing. If this isn’t an excuse for some cocktails, then I don’t know what is!  Please drop in and celebrate with us.
Cheers, Tracy


Of course we love it when one of our clients gets engaged and becomes a bride — we couldn’t be happier for them and we are thrilled to help them get ready for their big day.  That being said, however, what we don’t love is the bridal party that descends on the salon for a day and then vanishes, never to be seen again.  Sooo, we’ve decided to take a bold stand and state that, at Trixie’s,

“We Do Breakups. Not Brides.”

After all, since about half of all marriages end in divorce and most of us out there dating face multiple breakups, we want to stick to what we’re really good at — trash talk, commiseration, tissues, talk therapy AND helping you get your “pretty” back.  However it happens, breakups are not easy, and we want to help you feel better during each stage of your healing — providing comfort and a shoulder to cry on, encouragement and hand-holding as you get back out there (or even begin to think about it – scary!).  Sometimes you have to fake it ’til you make it, or make the outside a little better so you can remember how you felt when times were happier, or try something new, just because you can.

So, here are our suggestions for solace — beautiful breakup packages to help you get back to yourself. (And, the songs that go with them.  Call us if you need us, we’re standing by.  With wine.)

I Fall to Pieces Package – $89 (Regularly $116)

Oh, honey.  We know just how you feel.  Come on in.

Pressed For Time 30 Minute Facial

Perfect Pedicure

Women’s Haircut

Plus, free glitter tattoo!


I Will Survive Package – $140 (Regularly $176)

See the light at the end of the tunnel.  You’re gonna be fine, we promise.

Highlights and Haircut

Brow wax

Shellac Manicure

Plus, free glitter tattoo!


These Boots are Made for Walking Package – $179 (Regularly $224)

Go ahead… Make a statement and get on out there!  You’re ready, you can do it.

Brazilian Wax

Brow wax

Shampoo & Blowout

Shellac Manicure

Perfect Pedicure

Special Occasion Makeup Application

Plus, free glitter tattoo!

Well, maybe you’re not the broadway musical junkie that I was as a child, but you might recognize that tune from “The King & I,” one of my faves.  But, in any case, with a whole passel of new hair stylists here at Trixie’s we’re experiencing a lot of first time meetings and “getting to know you” moments (but, without the song and dance, unfortunately).

It takes time for a client and stylist to get to know each other and Veronica and Heather are all VERY open to listening to your hairstyling wants and needs.  It’s all part of the Trixie’s ethos of spreading beauty and relaxation to our community.

It can be nerve-wracking to try a new stylist, and we’ve tried to ease the pain by offering $20 off your first haircut with a new stylist until October 29th, but still, PLEASE speak up if you want your hair a smidge shorter, or evened up or whatever little tweaks will help you to be thrilled with your new ‘do.  You’re our best advertisement, so we want you to be happy and we want to know how you feel about your new style — the good, the bad and the hopefully not ugly.

Give us a call, send an email or just stop by if you need something a bit different (or, of course, to tell us how much you adore your hair) .  You and your stylist will soon be speaking each other’s language and working together like old friends.

Hair Stylists Needed

Make a Smart Move…

Join the Team at Trixie’s Beauty Bar!


NoPo’s coolest, full-service salon is seeking business-minded Hair Stylists to work, learn & play with us. Out of school for a while? Looking to build your clientele? Love North Portland? Us too! Check us out online and then email your resume to: We currently have two positions open because we are expanding our hours – come grow your business with us.

PT Hair Stylist position 1-3 days per week. Perfect for Moms, just out of school, career changers, etc. We are willing to work with your schedule. Commission or lease.

PT – FT Hair Stylist position is 3-4 days/week. Come with a few clients and add more at our rapidly growing salon. We need a fashion-forward, customer-centric stylist to help us out. Reasonable lease or commission, based on experience, needs, etc.

Our stylists are:

  • professional
  • client-centric
  • honest & reliable
  • goal oriented & business-minded
  • fashion forward
  • creative & artistic
  • personable
  • self-starters
  • available eves & weekends
  • team player
  • able to sell themselves, our services & retail




1.  Does it hurt?

The first time it hurts more than any other time.  Why?  Because if you wax regularly you are removing less hair each time.  Coming in regularly every 3-4 weeks will help diminish the discomfort and reduce breakouts over time.

2. Will the hair grow back thicker, longer or stronger?

Don’t guys wish! When hair is shaved it is cut off at the thick part of the hair, which is why you can feel stubble the nextday.  A properly waxed hair is removed from the root and when the hair starts to grow back it is a new hair – very fine at the tip – so no stubble.

3. How long does the hair have to be?

You should grow your hair for a minimum of 3 weeks, regardless of the body part.  If the hair is not long enough, you will not be as happy with your waxing service.  Generally, legs will not be completely smooth between waxings until we have done them for about 3 waxing appointments, due to the different stages of hair growth.

4. What about tweezing?

We don’t tweeze at our salon.  This may take some getting used to on your part, but the reason for this is that it will make your waxing service longer lasting.  Perfect waxing means wax is applied, removed and all the hair comes off.  Now you have a smooth stubble free area that remains hairless in-between appointments.  This only occurs if the hair is long enough to be pulled out by the root.  Tweezing interrupts this from happening.  So, we ask that you be patient for about 1 month, don’t tweeze, shave or use a depilatory cream, come in every 3-4 weeks like clockwork and you will love your waxing even more than you do now!

5. What do I do for my skin after waxing?

We recommend Bikini Kitty waxy Kitten Care Kit.  Use the dry brush before you shower and Everyday Magic Spray after.  Beginning the day after your waxing service, you may begin using your exfoliating scrub on the face, or Bikini Kitty set, loofah, sugar scrub or scrubby gloves on your body.  No sun, hot baths, abrasives or deodorant for 12 hours after service.

6. What is a Brazilian wax, anyway?

We consider a Brazilian wax to include your inner & outer Labia, as well as your backside.  If you have hair on your buns or tummy, we’ll wax that for you as well. We’ll customize your wax to suit your needs — want a small triangle or landing strip?  No prob! Totally bald?  We can do that, too.  It’s your body, you should have it the way you like it.  For the first part of your wax, you will lie face up on our cozy table, and then in order to do the back side, we may ask you to pull your knees and feet up in the Happy Baby yoga pose or we may ask you to turn over onto all fours with your butt in the air — think of it as a modified Downward Dog.  It’s sometimes the most effective way for us to reach all your nooks and crannies.

7.  Why don’t you use strips with that orange wax?

We use hard wax from a French company called Cirepil for faces, underarms and bikini area waxing.  We love this wax because it hurts waaaaay less than many others we’ve tried and despite what you might think, we don’t really want to hurt you, honest!  In fact, it kinda stresses us out.  Because this wax is spread on in a fairly thick layer and then must harden before we can pull it, you will not be in and out of the wax room in ten minutes like at some other salons, but we believe that less pain is well worth a little more time and our clients tend to agree.  Plus, we like to chat with you anyways and hear all about you and your fab lives.

Welcome to Trixie’s Beauty Bar!

Call today for your appointment! 503-285-2899 Trixie's Beauty Bar is a full service luxury salon for women & men in the heart of North Portland. We believe in spreading beauty, relaxation and happiness to our clients and our community.

Our Services:

Hair Cuts & Color
Full Body Waxing
Pedicures, Manicures & Shellac

We Heart Students!

Ask us about current specials for UP & PCC Cascade students -- we're always working on something! Everyday: $10 brow waxes for UP & PCC Cascade students - just show us your student ID at checkout.

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