Ready to start 2022 with Bella Trio. We have put together a 30 Day Self Care Challenge to inspire you to put yourself at the top of your list. These challenges are small and do not require an endless budget and an empty calendar. Making small changes in the way your think, feel, eat, and rest can have a positive effect on your total...more
Skincare is personal. Sometimes our skin appreciates what all we apply to it and how much we love it, but sometimes our skin could care less. Other times user error could get in the way of achieving our optimal skin health, so here are a few habits to break to achieve the healthiest skin possible!more
The pool has seen its last cannonball for the year.
Pumpkin spice speciality drinks are here!
The air is getting crisp!
Fall has arrived, so now the fall hair transformations begin..
The top beauty searches for fall 2021 trends are fun and gorgeous. Our sources tell us that the big hits for fall hair colors are :Soft highlights for brunettes, brondes, reds, caramel, cinnamon and copper highlights, and bold highlights....more
L’Oréal Professionnel recently revamped their Serie Expert packaging for a fresh look. Not only is it minimalistic and sleek, it’s functional. The new packaging is a small part of L’Oréal’s large efforts towards sustainable packaging, with more in the works!
The new bottles are made with recycled materials and are, likewise, recyclable. This means the amount of virgin materials are reduced and, instead, circulated for new containers....more
You’ve probably heard this term thrown around at the hair salon, most notably, you’ve probably been asked if you’d like one with your appointment. Toner, gloss, and glaze are all the same thing but, depending on the salon, is called one of the three. At Bella Trio, Glaze treatments can be added as add-ons and be paired with any type of hair appointment.
So, What’s a Glaze?
Typically when coloring hair, especially...more
Your experience at Bella Trio is always meant to be a relaxing one, which is why we keep our facial menu as simple as possible. A lot of times we get questions on the differences between our Skin Therapy and Reparative Therapy facials, but let’s start with what they have in common.
Skin Therapy and Reparative Therapy Similarities
Skin Therapy and Reparative Therapy both come in 30- and...more
Say Hello to Erin
Welcome to Bella of the Month. Every month we will feature one service provider to give you the opportunity to get to know them better.
Meet Erin. She is originally from Fayetteville, NC and is an esthetician at our Sutton Station location. Go follow her on...more
Frizz is never fun to deal with and it’s a common hair concern for guests at Bella Trio. One of the root causes for frizzy hair on a hot, humid, summer day is that your hair really needs a thirst quench. When your hair is not properly hydrated, the cuticle will open up to seek out moisture from the air, which contributes to the look of frizzy hair. When observed under a microscope, open cuticles will appear rough and jagged. The jagged edges...more
Starting a skincare routine can be an intimidating project. To begin with, there are a lot of products out there and understanding skincare takes time. You also hear tons of different information about what to use, when, how to use it, or whether or not you should even consider it. No matter the reason, it’s important to take care of your skin because it tells you so much about your body and what’s going on inside of it. Your skin will tell...more
Retinol is one of the anti-aging holy grails, alongside Vitamin C and sunscreen usage, yet oftentimes used the most intermittently. Misconceptions surrounding when and how to use retinol circulate on the Internet and people tend to discontinue use of retinol all together throughout summer, but that can do more harm than good for your anti-aging routine.
Retinol is a marathon, not a sprint, and should be used year-round to get all the...more
Let's talk about our acclaimed deep conditioning HAIR TREATMENTS with L’Oréal Professionnel Serié Expert PowerMix.
Bella Trio stylists know that each person is unique and recognize that their hair care should be as well. Each person has a specific look they like to maintain and a certain shade of hair color that works to their favor. The L’Oréal Professionnel PowerMix Treatments provided at Bella Trio...more
Acne is never fun to treat, but when you achieve clear skin, it’s the ultimate reward! Although mask requirements are becoming less frequent in certain spaces, people are still dealing with maskne and how to treat it.
If you’re not familiar with maskne, it’s acne caused by wearing a mask. Having a piece of fabric rubbing the skin along the jawline, chin, nose, and parts of the cheeks can contribute to clogging pores and causing...more
Do you often dread washing your hair because you just cannot get the same feel and outcome as your hair stylist? While their artistry can be quite unmatched, we do have some helpful tips for your at-home hair washing routine that can help you feel like part of the salon is home with you!
The first step to having a salon-worthy hair wash while at home is the quality of your products! It is imperative that you are using hair care that is...more
Summer is upon us and you know what that means: bikini season is approaching! We have some major key tips for you so that your bikini wax is as painless as possible.
- Before your appointment, be sure to exfoliate your bikini area 24 hours in advance and remember to not shave! Shaving will cause irritation and your hair needs to be long enough for the waxing to be successful. It’s often recommended to be at least ¼” to be waxed...
Bronde is exactly what you think it is--a mixture of blonde and brown. It’s the perfect low-maintenance color and can be extremely versatile. Bronde is great for brunettes who want to brighten up their appearance, or for blondes who want more depth and dimension in their look. It also works great as a transitional color for when you’re taking the slow and steady route to fully blonde hair.
Like all hair color, bronde is extremely...more
Other than knowing how amazing a massage makes you feel afterwards, what else does a massage do other than relieving tension and pain in your aching muscles?
Getting a massage actually benefits you way more than you think. Did you know a one hour massage has the same benefits as 7 hours of a good night's sleep? Getting a massage benefits you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Here is a list of the many benefits that one...more
Getting a bikini wax for the first time can definitely be intimidating, especially when the lingo isn’t familiar. It’s akin to the first time you purchase a drink at Starbucks.
“Tall? Venti? What are those?”more
Mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters are always your first best friend. You go through life together and it’s tough pinpointing what makes the perfect gift to show your appreciation. This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday May 9th and we have the perfect list of local businesses to support this year for the best gifts in the Bull City.more
Skinceuticals Silymarin CF is the newest addition to our Skincare category and a most-coveted antioxidant serum for your everyday needs.
Oily and blemish-prone skin have been shown to have lower levels of antioxidants than healthy skin, which also makes it easier to damage. Antioxidants protect the skin from outside stressors that lead to inflammation, which can contribute to aging, acne, and a multitude of skin concerns. Silymarin CF...more
This month we decided to focus on highlighting local community heroes. We are encouraging Durhamites to nominate people who have made an impact in their lives in times of COVID. Nominations can be made here through Friday March 19th, 2021. The winner will receive a Tranquility Package for a day of relaxation. With COVID weighing everything down we...more
It’s about that time of year again. With the seasons changing and cold weather coming in, it’s becoming necessary to change up your skincare routine a bit. Switching products to align with the weather is important for maintaining the health of your skin all winter long.more
With the holidays over, we’re back to work and the hours are feeling longer as the day gets shorter. The happiest time of year is over and we can definitely feel the stress. Josey Miketa, our head Massage and Body Works Therapist at the American Tobacco Campus location has the perfect solution to our problems. Here’s what Josey can tell us about stress:
As a massage therapist and former mortgage broker, I’ve seen the damage stress can...more
Winter hand-care is of utmost importance to keep up a polished appearance. Our hands get drier and sometimes get to the point of cracking. Ursula, our nail technician at Bella Trio American Tobacco Campus, has a few tips to help you get through the winter rut.more
2020 has been a whirlwind of a year but we’re here and we’re stronger now. With 2021 in tow, we really want to take the time to focus on centering ourselves and unwinding from the holiday rush. They say how you start your mornings shape the rest of your day, so why not extend that to the whole month of January?
Join us in January 2021 with our 30-day challenge. Meditate, relax, and set the mood for the whole rest of your...more
With the holidays soon approaching, sometimes finding worthy gifts can be a tough task. While everyone is busy zooming in and out of the salon and spa, our guest service experts, or Bella Insiders as I like to call them, are always at the forefront of a seamless service. We’re always discussing with our service providers what products are best for our needs, but what do our guest service experts love? They’re surrounded by amazing products on...more
The Ronald McDonald House of Charity Wishing Tree has been a Bella Trio tradition for over 10 years. Every year we have the pleasure of putting Wishing Tree ornaments on our trees and everyone is able to hand-select an ornament, detailing what products they’d like to give. Some choose to gift toys to children of Durham, some provide necessary household goods, and others bake cookies with these families in their free time. This year, COVID has...more
“Building better futures that focus on financial security and happiness is part of our core values at Bella Trio. Everytime one of our service providers reaches their goals that focus on the guest experience we get to celebrate them. My heart swells with pride and hope as I watch my Bella family better their best and reach their goals. I am blessed to be surrounded with passionate, caring and talented people everyday.” -Emilymore
At Bella Trio, winter is one of our favorite times of the year. Although the sun sets sooner and the weather gets colder, the abundance of holidays really make it a heartwarming season. We get to put on cheerful music, string up lights, and bring out our yearly Wishing Treeornaments with Ronald McDonald House of...more
“Building better futures that focus on financial security and happiness is part of our core values at Bella Trio. Every time one of our service providers reaches their goals that focus on the guest experience we get to celebrate them. My heart swells with pride and hope as I watch my Bella family better their best and reach their goals. I am blessed to be surrounded with passionate, caring and talented people everyday.” -Emilymore
Have you ever said or thought “I want long hair, but everytime it grows out the ends are not full and look very stringy.” L’Oreal created the answer for this and we have it in the salon NOW. Now it is possible for you to have Long Healthy Thicker Hair.
We Have What You Need!
Your dreams have come true for that fantastic mermaid hair.more
We’ve stocked our shelves with new limited edition FarmHouse Fresh body washes! The calming and soothing properties of these body washes are perfect for the cold weather and the fragrances will bring holiday cheer to every part of the house. This luxurious body wash comes in two scents: Vanilla Cream and Butter Rum.
Vanilla Cream will take you back to your favorite childhood memories. You’ll be tempted to taste, but as we’ve learned as...more
Are you working from home? Working from home has become more common. Without knowing if and when people will head back into their offices I asked Tim for some quick tips to make sure you are still taking care of your body.more
Since we have all started wearing a face covering has your skin been getting irritated? Breaking out? Bruised? Sore behind your ears? All the above? Yes.more
Well Hello Summer!
Give me sunshine, beach trips, pool days, and all of the other fun that summer brings. Oh wait, can I keep my hair healthy and gorgeous and keep my skin glowing the same. Ok, we know that if we want to take part in all the fun that summer has to offer we will have some extra steps when it comes to our hair and skin. I mean we invested time and money in our hair already this year, we may as well take care of our...more
You’re sitting at a stoplight, the sun beams in just right and something catches your eye in the rear view mirror. You flip down your visor in a panic and there it is. A gray hair. (And also your moustache you’ve been meaning to take care of, a new eye wrinkle and your brows that desperately need plucking.) It’s inevitable for most people and everyone’s first reaction is coming in and telling me “We gotta cover this gray!” Generally, my...more
Despite stay-at-home orders, I’ve found myself outside more often, treasuring these moments we’ve been given and taking time to do all the things I’ve been meaning to do. I know many of you are in the same boat. We’re gardening, cycling, and taking our dog on longer walks. When we aren’t outside, we’re on the couch reading a book by the window, checking our seedlings for sprouts, or taking a nap somewhere. I also have to admit, I love a sunny...more
In the new normal of quarantine and craziness now is as good a time as any to start a Bella Trio Blog, we have been talking about it for a while now, and with the world being put on hold for many of us while we try to flatten the curve we have plenty of time and are running out of excuses of why not to.more