Marissa is a natural presence around the salon. She is always smiling or laughing, socializing with clients, and let’s get real…she has the cutest clothes.
Hair was something Marissa had always thought about doing, but was unsure if it was really the path for her. Rather than question her choice and let it hold her back like many high school graduates, Marissa took a leap of faith and pursued her dreams. Boy, are we glad she did. Beauty school helped Marissa realize that this was certainly the right path for her, while her love for hair grew alongside her skill level. After graduating from the Bucks County School of Beauty Culture in Fall of 2008, Marissa began receptioning at RIAH until she could join the shampoo apprentice program and eventually moved her way up to the Advanced Stylist level she is at today.
When Marissa isn’t busy working two jobs, you may find her shopping, going up the mountains, skiing, or spending time with friends and being social.
“It was such a beautiful salon and everyone knew about it who was locally in the industry”. Even before RIAH was born and we were still Salon Rage, the salon was well known in the area and everyone wanted to work here, especially Marissa.
“The entire time I was beauty school, I was thinking wow, I would love to work there”
You describe yourself in one word? Laid-back.
Your friends describe you in one word? Hard-working.
Your clients describe you in one word? Personable.
What’s your favorite technique to use on clients?
I love the blow-dry and the final finished look. The “final reveal” to the client is the most important part–that’s the way they’re gonna be walking out the door. I love seeing their reactions when they see their hair for the first time after i’m done.
“I want every client walking out the door feeling as amazing as they look”
What are your hopes for your career over the next five years?
Marissa’s biggest goals are to build a stronger clientele, and keep up to date with current trends and styles. “They’re always changing!”
Favorite Salon Memory?
“On our ten year anniversary, we cleared out the whole salon so it was empty and turned it into a huge celebration. It was a goodbye to the old salon before we moved and became RIAH. The most memories I have with the team are from that night. They’re the ones who have kept me here all this time; everyone is so great to work with.”
Favorite salon product?
Living Proof Straight. “It helps to get the best finishing look without having to really work hard.” It also minimizes blow dry time, adds shine, and gets the frizz out without having to really fight it with a harsh, heavy product.
“A heat activated spray to create long-lasting, shiny, straight styles.”
Looking for some sleek smoothness and shine? Stop by the salon to purchase, or give us a call at (215) 953-0622 to reserve one to take home from your next appointment!