Fresh to the bustling culture of New York City, Marissa “Riss,” joined the team at Sam Brocato Salon as the most recent color apprentice. Riss is a born and bred Ohio native who fell deeply in love with the world of hair color when she attended Paul Mitchell The School Cleveland, right in her hometown. While in school, she quickly found her happy place, developing a reputation as the “human encyclopedia” when it came to all things hair. Not long after graduating and receiving her licensure for both Ohio and New York, Riss packed her bags to grow her skills in the city where creativity runs wild.
Known back home for her bright blue hair, Riss understands first hand what it’s like for a hair color to completely change the perception one has for them self. "The way our hair looks has such a big impact on the way we feel when we look in the mirror. I want my work to help people feel confident and love who they are."