Tricia Rivas, owner of Trixies Salon in Des Moines, Iowa, certainly has the heart of a true #BeautyHeals leader. A talented Aveda Artist, Tricia has a passion for the haircare industry and an unstoppable drive to give back to her community. These two attributes collided into the development of her incredible nonprofit organization, the Dream Catchers Foundation, that provides salon services for chronically and terminally ill men, women, and children, and to their caregivers— all free of charge.
As Tricia notes on the foundation’s website, ‘when you aren’t feeling your best, it is hard to feel beautiful.’ Making others feel beautiful and taken care of is at the heart of Dream Catchers.
“The idea came from when I was volunteering at Hospice of Central Iowa, cutting patients’ hair,” Tricia says. “I instantly realized how important the services were for the patients and through my time there, I learned that the caretakers needed cuts as well, but no time to go to the salon.”
Tricia rounded up a team of licensed beauty professionals —many of whom worked at Trixies— and together they brought to life the Dream Catchers mission: To rejuvenate the spirit through human touch for men, women, and children. Services include haircuts, massage, facials, manicures and makeup; and are provided complimentary to both the patient and caregiver up to six times a year.