Tricia Rivas is a native Des Moines' southsider. She attended La James International College. Tricia is affiliated with Aveda and has completed many hours of Aveda training. She has been a freelance makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics, Aveda, as well as a makeup educator for Toni & GuyCosmetic Art Team. Tricia has also fulfilled her life-long dream of doing makeup at Mercedes New York Fashion Week. At Trixies she specializes in customized hair color, perms and relaxers. She also enjoys haircutting, manicures and pedicures. When Tricia isn't at Trixies she enjoys antiquing, shopping at local boutiques, spending time with family and friends and giving back to the community.
Tricia has always had a passion for giving back to the community. Tricia used her skills as a licensed beauty professional to donate salon services to Hospice of Central Iowa, the women’s shelter in Des Moines, and also to Des Moines veterans. To make a greater impact, Tricia encouraged her staff at Trixie’s Salon to donate their talents to organizations in the Des Moines community. Together, Tricia and her team started volunteering to help brighten someone’s day with a fresh haircut or a little lip gloss, and it turned into something much more.
Tricia started weaving the web for Dream Catchers. After assembling a Board of Directors and months of hard work, the idea of Dream Catchers came to life and became an official non-profit organization. It is the only non-profit of its kind in Central Iowa that provides salon services for men, women, and children that are chronically and terminally ill, as well as their caregivers.
Notable achievements: Trixies has been named the 2015 and 2016 Top 200 Salons by Salon Today. Our blog and mission statement were selected by Salon Today as two of this year's best digital marketing pieces. We have also received the Jim Goodman Entrepreneurial Spirit Award from the Des Moines East & South Chamber. Dream Catchers was awarded 501c3 of the year by the East and South Des Moines Chamber.