Elleebana Certified Educator
Profusion Lash & Brow Lamination
Original One Shot
Sculptice Certified Educator
Southseas Spray Tan Certified Educator
Depileve Wax USA Global Educator
Merissa began her career in 2006 when she graduated from Cosmetology school as a Nail Technician. She always had an artistic talent and loved the world of beauty and thought this was a great way to start out in the industry.
Before graduating school she landed an amazing position at the prestigious Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. At her time working at red door spa, she worked with many different technicians from around the world that allowed her to perfect her craft and learn many different techniques. There she learned the importance of detail and how important the spa industry was with so many things it had to offer.
Merissa’s talent did not go unnoticed. Soon after gaining experience in her field she was offered a teaching position at her former alma mater, she was now teaching students where she once first started her career and could not be happier. She was able to do something she loved while helping others achieve their goals.
Merissa did not stop there. While working at a cosmetology school and working in a spa part of her time, she decided to continue her education and enroll in esthetician school. She fell in love with the world of waxing and wanted to learn all there was to learn about skincare. Once she completed esthetician school, it was not far after she was able to offer a variety of services to her clients and students. She was now able to educate and share her experiences in the field of nails and skincare while showing students how versatile the beauty industry is .
Anyone that has ever met Merissa can tell she has a passion for the industry and loves to share her knowledge with others. She is always eager to mentor other professionals and share her experiences. You will always find her staying on top of the latest trends while learning the beauty industries top services and techniques. This is what led her to Elleebana and she fell in love with lash lifting. She was so excited to offer this new service to her clients and they could not believe how great the results were. Seeing how impressed her clients were with the product, it was then she pursued her career as an Elleebana Certified Educator in 2016.
With all that Merissa has to offer the beauty industry it only made sense for the next chapter in her career. In 2020 she decided she wanted to do more for beauty professionals and opened Face & Body Institute of New England. Face & Body Institute of New England is a beauty school located in Connecticut, offering advanced education for professionals. It will feature hands on education for a variety of services and will retail supplies to licensed beauty professionals. The beauty industry is full of amazing opportunities and a school was a perfect platform for Merissa to share all her knowlege with others everywhere.
Merissa currently resides in Connecticut where she was born and raised. She continues to educate others while traveling around the United States and educating at spa trade shows, while still offering hands on education. She loves spending her spare time with her family and two amazing children.