Riss Hair

specializing in all things blonde

blondes. balayage. extensions.



Originally from San Luis Obispo, CA, Marissa attended cosmetology school in the Central Coast of California. In 2011, she relocated to San Diego, launching her career as a hair stylist. She began assisting world renowned colorists in La Jolla, CA and color has now become her specialty. Since then, her talent, work ethic and desire to continue educating herself led her to becoming an Master Stylist at Belle Sirene Salon in La Jolla. The salon's top shelf environment has been perfect match for Marissa's personality and continued development into a top hair stylist.

Marissa specializes in Balayage; a hair coloring technique executed by free-hand painting the hair. Balayage is used to create a more natural, personalized color for each client. This technique requires a high level of creativity and an acute attention to detail to meet the expectations of each client. Marissa consistently accomplishes the look clients want this through Balayage, creating lasting client relationships.

“I have been so blessed to have had the opportunity to be trained and work with some of the most amazing hair stylists in San Diego. I have learned so much in my journey with hair and love sharing every moment of it.”


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The word Balayage by definition means to paint. Balayage is the technique of painting individual, select pieces of hair that creates a very tailored and natural effect unique to every individual. The results can be subtle and sun kissed, or dramatic and defined; it's all in the desire of the client and creativity of the stylist.



Specializing in tape in extensions. Extensions are a great way to add volume, length and color to your hair. 

Specializing in color is an art, hair is my canvass and each client is a new opportunity to create something unique to them