Skin Therapy by Melissa

I am a licensed, award winning esthetician offering Skin Care Experiences in a serene & sanitary envi

Join award winning licensed esthetician Melissa Bivelacque Mercado on a journey to amazing skin AND total relaxation. So many times when I personally have had services performed, my initial response is, "I wish it was longer" or "That was great, but....". I decided to incorporate all my favorite parts of various treatments into one service. I hope you enjoy the customized skin care options along with the calming ambiance of my peaceful new space.
-Melissa Bivelacque Mercado, LE

Photos from Skin Therapy by Melissa's post 06/27/2023

Running into the infamous lipgloss at the airport 🤍✈️


This is how I roll in Vegas 🎲


3 days of education and trade show fun in Orlando with my and hubby .

This is my exhausted face getting ready to head home and see my mini. Loving my shirt from

Learn all about Rezenerate Nano Technology and what makes it the Best. Facial. Ever. 05/17/2023

Learn all about Rezenerate Nano Technology and what makes it the Best. Facial. Ever. Learn all about Rezenerate Nano Technology and what makes it the Best. Facial. Ever.


Yesterday we had our first gentlemen’s facial training. Next class will be May 8th from 5-7pm EST.


Face Masks & Homework 💁‍♀️

Photos from Skin Therapy by Melissa's post 01/19/2023

Before and After!

First Picture: This is an unused microdermabrasion filter from a diamond tip microdermabrasion machine.

Second Picture: This is the same filter after the service on a client who takes care of her skin at home and has regular facials. What you see is the normal build up of dead skin cells, dirt and hair from the skin.

As we age it’s harder for these skin cells to shed on their own needing a little help from products or devices. My favorite to accelerate this turn over are chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

Book yours today!


Wishing my mini a Minnie Magical 8th Birthday!

👚 Check out these cool custom shirts by


Absolutely in LOVE with my photos I just got back from my 🍁FALL 🍂Brand Photo Shoot with CT Brand Photographer].

More will be popping up soon.

📸 photo- CT Brand Photographer]
💇🏼‍♀️ color-
💇🏼‍♀️ blowout-
👄 Makeup-
💄 lipstick-

Photos from The Skin & Body Network's post 09/29/2022

Back in Stock!


Adios Northern Cali. It’s been fun! Now the long flight home rocking my under eye pads.


Trying out EYE PADS tonight while staying in Providence, RI. These claim to remove wrinkles while you sleep! 6 pairs per box and each pair is reusable up to 15 times. These are a must have for anyone with under eye puffiness, wrinkles, bags or crepiness.


It’s all about Vegas Baby! What a great group we had this weekend at the Hale & Hush Booth. One more day!


I am so honored and blessed to be part of 2 amazing teams. What I love even more is the collaboration these 2 companies have with each other.

Thank you team and for being my work family and for believing in me.

Till next year Orlando 🤍


Having a blast in Orlando with some of my Esti Besties 🤍


The best part about being a product line educator is trying different concoctions.

Today I customized using and with my blade. My model is RAVING about her results🤍

What’s your favorite pairing?


My beautiful Momma on her 16 hour car ride back to Kentucky 🤍

Thanks for being my practice dummy for the past 20 years😘

Timeline photos 04/30/2022

I know I give a bomb ass facial treatment, but it still feels good after 20 something years to get reviews to reinforce how my clients feel after they leave.

XOXO to all my amazing clients, especially this gem 🤍


Love collaborating with such amazing skin care lines and devices!


So much fun with this group during my product introduction. This is their first week of esthetics school. Let’s wish them luck!


5lbs lighter without all that dead skin weighing her down.

Dermaplaning is the hottest exfoliation technique out there right now. While currently not allowed to be performed by estheticians in my state, I will be working hard to charge that. I’m absolutely in love with the technique and the results.

I was crazy about the results pairing the with my beloved favorites.

Who’s next? Oh s**t, nevermind. Coming soon….


Today was virtual day with this lovely location.

We are excited to launch Suncare ☀️ range at located in Tampa, Florida. I was honored to virtually meet this team and set them up for success.

Photos from Skin Therapy by Melissa's post 03/06/2022

Part ONE down!

Looking forward to my in person, hands on training in NYC next weekend. Thank you and 🤍

Photos from Skin Therapy by Melissa's post 03/04/2022

Shout out to Christina for the amazing service today. I forgot how much I missed the Yon-Ka Aromatherapy. 🌿🌱

Her 90min facial with add on hand and foot treatments were just what I needed today. 🤩🤩 It was a great combo of the Yon-Ka Classic Facial with a modern twist! One of the top facials I have had for sure! 🥇

If you are in the Avon, CT area be sure to check her out. She is hard to get in with as she does book out far in advance.


💕Just a reminder to get your girls checked! 💕


We are out here in Jacksonville Florida. Have my favorite assistant by my side as I’m getting ready to be on the expert panel of judges at .

Photos from Skin Therapy by Melissa's post 02/11/2022

Almost forgot to post!
is so important. Took a day trip last week with and visited the notorious in Newport RI.

We started with some spa services and then enjoyed the water journey. The water journey did not disappoint. Highly recommend if your in the New England area.

Photos from Skin Therapy by Melissa's post 02/09/2022

Join me Wednesday Feb 9 beginning at 10:15am for day 3 of the LIVE We love our members event.

I will have the honor of speaking to Dianka from about their amazing products line and what sets them apart.

Then at 11am I will join some of the EC team and other industry professionals in a panel discussion about self care.

You definitely don’t want to miss the last day of this spectacular event!


💕❤️Join me Tuesday 2/8 on LIVE “We love our EC members Valentines Day Sale!” ❤️💕

Live at 10:30am EST I will be performing a Cranberry Facial featuring and owner . Followed by a one hour deep dive panel discussion “Don’t forget to love your clients” led by the amazing Sheri Flash!


Waiting for you to schedule your appointment 🤍


It’s been a while so let me re-introduce myself.

I’m Melissa and I am a licensed and award-winning esthetician located in Wallingford Connecticut.

I am the owner of The Nail & Wax Room on Center Street and The Skin & Body Network on Main Street.

My specialties include skin care treatments and full body waxing.

My favorite body part to Wax would be the female Brazilian. It’s my favorite just because I’m damn good at it 🤍.

My ideal client for skin care services would be those looking to relax or those focusing on anti-aging. I’m also a sensitive skin specialist with Hale & Hush and Oncology certified thru Oncology Training International. I also enjoy performing teen facials because I love the education portion of showing teenagers how to better care for their skin.

I’m currently booking clients at on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Fridays I schedule skin care treatments only at The Skin & Body Network] . Both booking sites can be found in the link in my bio.

The other days you can find me training for one of the many companies I work for or at my own advanced training center helping other licensed beauty pros on specialty skincare or waxing techniques.

The Skin & Body Network]

I am one of the founding members of the Connecticut Coalition of Esthetics which fought for licensing regulations in Connecticut. Before 2020, Esthetician’s, Nail technicians and Lash technicians were not licensed. There was absolutely no requirements and no regulations for consumer safety. This is one of my proudest accomplishments ☑️

In 2018 and 2019 I was a finalist and award winner in the international Skin Games competition. In February 2022 I am honored to have been invited back to be an expert panelist and judge.

On my off days you can find me enjoying my time with my husband and kids

It’s nice to meet you and I hope to meet you soon!

Photos from Skin Therapy by Melissa's post 01/21/2022

Finished out this series this morning! 3 new certifications between yesterday and today.

It’s important to keep my workplace and clients safe. Domestic abuse, human trafficking and infection control are all real things that occur every minute of every day.

It’s important to me to be knowledgeable and know ways I can identify and hopefully help resolve these situations. As I look back at my career I can specifically remember some of these “red flags” and wish I had this knowledge earlier.


This was such a great class. Very eye opening. We all have that friend, client, student or family member that is in a less than ideal relationship.

Say something. Let them know you are there for them.

If you are in an abusive or controlling relationship. I’m here for you!


Did you know that each month I have a featured product on the Esthetician Connection website? This is an opportunity I have to share some of my favs with the esthetics community.

This months pick is the amazing professional only “Incredible Enzyme”.

Some of my additional monthly pics can be found on my IG story features.

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Licensed Esthetician in Connecticut

Melissa offers spa facials, PCA Skin peels, XO8 placenta stem cell facial, nano technology by Rezenerate, Cool Lifting & Cryo Clear (co2 therapy), microdermabrasion, full body waxing for men and women, lash and brow tinting, and M'lis Wellness Body Contour treatments. She is licensed in the state of Rhode Island since Connecticut does not require estheticians, wax technicians or nail technicians to obtain any state license or certification (SCAREY!). She goes above and beyond to make sure she is up to date with all current trends and is trying all the best of the best in products and services to bring back to you. Schedule today to see what sets Melissa apart.

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