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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!


Stop me if you’ve heard this one.

This stuff only happens to me (or maybe on “reality” tv).  Sooooo, I was all excited to go on a breakfast date with a dude that I met online who was attentive and actually followed through (um, amazing!).  We’d met briefly for coffee and chatted several times.

When I arrived at the restaurant, it wasn’t open yet (thank goodness, because the only thing worse than what happened would have been having it happen in a crowded restaurant).  As I walked toward the dude (names have been changed to protect the guilty), a perfectly nice woman wandered over to where I stood.  I said to the dude, ”Hi! What a bummer the restaurant is closed.”  To which the woman replied, “Yes, it is a bummer that he just left my bed to come have breakfast with you.” [Insert my shocked look and open mouth here]. And then she turned to him and said calmly, “It’s over, dude.  Good luck with that.” And then she turned and hustled away with him hot on her heels.

And there I was, standing on the sidewalk, mouth open, wondering whether to laugh or cry.  So, I did both while calling my BFF and driving home as fast as I could.  Want to hear the best part of the story?  Make an appointment with me to hear which lyin’, cheatin’, formerly high-ranking city official this dude is related to…  Hilarious and horrible all at the same time.  Ah, dating…

Friends –help me out here — do you have any nice, single friends I should meet?  Hook a sister up!  You know where to find me.  🙂

**Snark Alert**

Just received an email today from EHarmony (which I do not participate in, because they are both straight AND narrow — only allowing members who are men looking for women or women looking for men) with the following headline, “What’s the Best Way to be More Interesting?”

Whaaat?  Tell me they don’t get that question from their members, please…  Here’s the earth-shattering advice they have to offer:

“It’s true: You will boost your odds of finding a fantastic partner if you become convinced deep down that you have a lot to offer. You bring many assets and attributes to a potential relationship, and you’ll radiate that fact when you regularly remind yourself of your best qualities. To move forward with confidence, believe the best about yourself and your future.”

Really?  Is this news to anyone in the dating pool?  Actually, is this news to anyone who’s ever watched Oprah?? (Or Dr. Phil, or even America’s Next Top Model?)  WTH?  Not much of a value add to their members or prospective members, if you ask me.

But seriously, if EHarmony wanted to be really helpful, they could send some articles about how to use social media while dating.

Don't be a wallflower! Get out there and have some fun.

You know, like how to get the people that email incessantly to actually get off the dime and ask someone out; or how it’s not a real relationship if it only happens over text and IM.

Despite the immediacy and ubiquity of these methods of communication — there is no substitute for an actual phone conversation or even better, a face to face meeting.

I know it seems cool to have a text or sext pal, but really, let’s just be brave and get out there in person!

So, if you’re single, do something brave today — ask someone out for an honest to goodness date.  Most likely they’ll say yes, and even if it goes badly, you’ll have an awesome story to tell at your next cocktail party.

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.

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

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