When hair stylists Maria Chavoya, Cuca Diaz and Pat Perez decided to open their own Brentwood salon three years ago, they did so with an investment and a prayer.
Although they had experience running a business, having worked in management at another local salon, none knew exactly what went into owning a full-service salon. But with determination, hope and an extremely loyal customer base, they forged ahead.
Today, Trio's Salon continues to stay ahead of the trends, providing quality services in a friendly atmosphere.
We have a lot of fun working together, Chavoya said. A lot of hard work goes into running a business, but it helps that there are three of us to split the responsibility.
The salon's four stylists make an effort to stay current with new techniques in cuts, color and up do's by regularly attending industry classes and seminars. Diaz said the reason they opted to leave their former salon and open their own business was to gain more of an opportunity to experiment with color.
Since we do so much color, we're always going to classes and hair shows to learn new things, Diaz said. It's a lot of fun for us but it's also good for our customers.
In addition to cuts, color and styling services, Trio's offers a variety of facials by a licensed esthetician. Prices range from $55 to $85.
The premiere facial uses Vitamin C to visibly lift skin for a tighter, more defined appearance with luminous, youthful clarity. Those suffering from acne or other skin problems can select one of three facials to cleanse and clarify.
Waxing services are also available for brows, lips, chins, bikini areas, legs and backs for men. Prices range from $10 for lips and chin to $45 for a full leg waxing.
A one-hour Swedish massage for $75 is an excellent way to complete the pampering experience.
Trio's Salon sells an extensive selection of shampoos, conditioners and other styling products from makers like Redken, Joico, Matrix, Pureology, Texture, Hempz, Bed Head, Nioxin, Goldwell, American Crew, Paul Mitchell and Aquage.
Tanning lotions and costume jewelry are also available for purchase.
Chavoya explained that in addition to the salon's quality services, customers keep coming back for the camaraderie and friendly atmosphere.
We have very reasonable prices, Chavoya said. Plus we're always having a fun time. It helps to work with friends.
Trio's Salon, located at 2200 Sand Creek Road, Suite G in the La Fuente Plaza, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 925-634-1407.