Marissa Estrella

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Marissa’s expert flair for matching hair color with skin tone has earned her a loyal following and a reputation for producing hues that make complexions glow. Charming and warm, Marissa never shies away from offering inspired suggestions to help keep her clients looking fresh. “I’m a perfectionist,” she says. “And I’m not happy until I know we’ve maximized the highest potential for each client.”

Always game to experiment with new techniques, Marissa enjoys working with a blend of multi-dimensional shades from sun-kissed blondes to bright reds – as long as they adhere to her “flattering and functional” motto. While Marissa’s esthetic tends toward edgy, her work ethic is nothing short of old-school. She routinely goes above and beyond for her clients, and has been known to come in on days off when it suits a clients’ schedule. “I love what I do,” says Marissa. “My job is my hobby, and I love making people happy.”

An Orange County native, Marissa fondly remembers hanging out in her family’s salon. At the age of 15, Marissa discovered her natural talent when she first experimented with color in her own hair. Two years later, she began her formal education at Golden West College in Huntington Beach. In 2007, she left Southern California for San Francisco and landed a job at a high-end salon where she was trained under Vidal Sassoon instructors.

While it wasn’t easy for Marissa to leave her clientele in San Francisco, she returned to Southern California to be closer to her family. Since joining Chop Chop in July 2011, she says she couldn’t be happier. “I knew the second I walked into the salon that it was the right vibe for me. Chop Chop has the staff and clientele that I mesh with best.”

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