Earlier this year, American Spa was lucky enough to head to the gorgeous Paséa Hotel & Spa (Huntington Beach, CA) and get to know Marissa Edwards, spa director of Aarna Spa. She gave us an exclusive Spa Tour of the property which we shared with fans on the American Spa Facebook, and let us get to know her a little bit through an On the Spot video interview. Here, get to know the industry vet even more with five questions from her Spa Talk.
American Spa: Where do you think the industry is heading?
Marissa Edwards: I think it is finding the roots it started with—natural ingredients and cultivated treatments for lasting wellness.
AS: What’s your favorite skincare ingredient?
ME: Caviar extract!
AS: What positions have you worked in that you feel have been most influential to your career?
ME: I was director of fun for a number of years, and it’s given me the opportunity to bring a playfulness to a spa setting, hopefully warming our environment a bit.
AS: How do you like to spend your time away from work?
ME: With my family and friends, watching Duke basketball as often as possible.
AS: What’s the best advice you’ve received?
ME: “Eventually, all the pieces fall into place…until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason.”—Carrie Bradshaw
Don't miss Aarna Spa as our May 2018 cover story. Find the feature in our digital edition.