Your community oasis
Our highly educated and dedicated staff are here to assist you with the best spa experience you can imagine. Each member of our team is passionate about their field and genuinely enjoys what they do. Come meet our dedicated team.
Owner / Esthetician
Elizabeth is an experienced esthetician who offers a variety of customized treatments. Whether it’s a maintenance waxing or a relaxing signature facial, she is attentive to your specific needs. Elizabeth has worked with products covering the medical, and botanical elements of skincare and today she has plunged into perfecting your facial with the top of the line products. Along with facials, she specializes in Brazilian and eyebrow waxing.
Elizabeth has expanded her education to keep up with the ever-changing field of skincare, and her continued excitement about it shows through the consistency of her practice. Her attention to detail extends beyond the treatment room, when she teaches her clients about the function of skin and how it works. Elizabeth's goal is to show you how to maintain healthy skin, so you can have the best skin for the rest of your life.
Brandie is a licensed esthetician and has been practicing in the field of health and wellness since 2010. She provides full service skin care with a specific focus on hair removal. Brandie has been certified in "sugaring" since 2012 and has become a sugaring expert. Her facials show her love for wellness through her care for skin and soothing touch.
Brandie has a positive attitude and loves all aspects of skin care. Her positivity is contagious. Her clients love her thoroughness and expertise which shows in her service. Make an appointment with brandie, you will be glad you found her!
Senior Hair Stylist and Professional Makeup Artist
Alli Silkiss began her career as a bridal hairstylist and makeup artist at age 15. She saw the potential of expanding her career and yearned to be a stylist behind the chair. She began her training at The San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, A Paul Mitchell Partner School in 2004 and graduated at the top of her class in 2005. Alli is a trend conscious stylist that aims to create a suitable and flattering cut & color for each individual client. Her specialties include curly hair cutting, blondes, baby highlights and balayage, bridal hair& makeup, and at home hair styling education. She continues an abundance of advanced education from Di Pietro Todd Academy San Francisco, L'oreal Professional SOHO Academy/Los Angeles/San Francisco, Deva Curl Academy New York, Vidal Sassoon Los Angeles & San Francisco.
As a member of Rockridge Day Spa with over 13 years of experience, Dusty specializes in assisting you in finding your best hair color, and haircut that brings out your ideal vision for yourself. Dusty believes in the integrity of hair, loves to work with clients' natural hair texture while keeping lifestyle in mind to create a look that is all their own. She believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field. She studied in Italy at the Davines Academy and DiPietro Todd for color, and Vidal Sassoon cutting techniques. Dusty is trained in color, long and short hair cuts, men's haircuts as well as Brazilian Blowouts and Keratin treatments. She is a proud native of Oakland!!
Dumi began her beauty and wellness career at a renowned spa in Sri Lanka in 1992. There, she provided skincare to diplomats as well as one of the lead beauty specialists for media in Sri Lanka. Dumi also has a strong background in Ayurvedic medicine, and worked with her family to provide homeopathic care to her village before entering the world of skincare. After moving to the U.S., Dumi worked in many high-end spas in the Bay Area, as an Educator and Lead Esthetician. She specializes in threading, waxing, and therapeutic facials, and hopes to leave each client with a boost of self-esteem, a feeling of wellness, and a smile on their face!
Spa Director / Hair Stylist
With over a decade of being in the beauty industry, Shannon has honed in on what makes people feel and look great. In 2013, Shannon was selected to be a L'Orèal Professionnel Artist working with the Northern California team. Recently, Shannon Kennedy has moved to Rockridge Day Spa to launch her own business behind the chair and is exclusive with L'Orèal Professionnel.
Shannon finds it rewarding being able to create beautiful haircolor and personalize shape within a cut. As a generalist, she is constantly educating herself with exclusive cutting and coloring techniques at the most prestigious academies. Shannon believes there is a high value to education and has attended advanced classes at Sassoon, Toni&Guy, diPietro Todd and L'Orèal Professionnel SOHO.
While continually perfecting her craft, Shannon is eager to learn as well as share her extensive knowledge of the ever-evolving beauty industry. She enjoys educating clients and stylists alike.
To schedule an appointment with Shannon, please visit: https://www.styleseat.com/shannonkennedy
Originally from Texas, Sarah Rosenlof moved to the Bay Area in 2008.
Sarah absorbed an incredible amount of knowledge and wisdom from her educators at Cinta Aveda Institute in San Francisco in 2013. Esthetics has been an outlet for her expression, creativity, and healing nature, and she anticipants each session with passion, excitement, and a true love for the field. Sarah brings a refreshing ‘tude to the beauty industry, specializing in all waxing and sugaring services for both men and women, because she firmly believes a visit to Brazil is no longer just for the ladies. Sarah has perfected the art of properly sculpting the arch in brows and believes well shaped and full eyebrows are an important facial feature that instantly beautifies any woman. She puts an immense amount of energy and focus into creating a serene, therapeutic environment for her clients, while providing custom facials and custom Cosmedix peels that deliver visible results. See Sarah, and let her help you bring out the best you!
Michael moved to the Bay Area from New Jersey in 1975. He has been a successful stylist here for over 37 years. He adores working with his loyal clientele, as well as meeting new people and helping them look their best. Each visit to Michael’s chair feels like spending an afternoon with an old friend, and his joking nature and passion for hairstyling can light up the whole salon. In his free time, Michael spends time with his family and grandchildren, usually hiking or exploring nature. He is thrilled that the joy of hairstyling has passed on to his son, Noah, as well!
Hair Stylist (Level One)
Skylar Cavallo-LaRue began her professional hairstyling career early on. She has always been drawn to the creative expression found through styling and coloring hair. While attending high school, Sky was able to complete cosmetology courses, graduating from Salon Success Academy in Upland, CA at 18. Since then, she has furthered her hair care studies, as well as studying fine arts at California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA. Sky is currently a Junior Stylist, apprenticing under our Spa Director, Shannon Kennedy. She is thrilled to be part of the Rockridge Day Spa team and grow her skills as a budding stylist.
Fairly new to the world of skin care, Krystal has embraced her natural ability to carefully and lovingly spoil any person who makes their way into her hands. She entered the beauty industry through the theatre, with a degree in Theatrical Makeup from CCSF, and has worked as a freelance makeup artist since 2010. From there, she went on to the Cinta Aveda Institute of San Francisco, graduating in 2014. Krystal continues to further her education through advanced courses and experience in the spa world. It is her hope to leave every client with greater knowledge of skin and beauty, and has a passion for educating others, as well as growing her own repertoire.
Michelle is a Bay area native born in Oakland. She is currently pursuing her education in Psychology in hopes to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. She looks forward to helping couples and families reach a happy medium in order to experience the greatest joy and fulfillment possible in their lives. She believes in self wellness and enjoys witnessing the joy Rockridge Day Spa brings to our clients. Michelle is available to assist you upon your arrival and the checkout process for your visit. Above all, she enjoys being able to make your day a little brighter by providing thorough and compassionate customer care!
Lead Spa Concierge
Zephyr Jarmon moved to Oakland from her hometown of Austin, Texas in 2012. Her passion for the beauty industry began at age 10, when she began experimenting with cutting and braiding her own hair. She hopes to earn her license in cosmetology in 2016, and eventually to style hair for film and fashion. For now, she is ecstatic to be our Lead Concierge; she enjoys meeting our guests and helping to create the positive atmosphere that we strive for here at your community oasis. Come in and say hi, Zephyr loves seeing your smiling faces and will always be excited to talk about film, new music, Texas, or anything French!
Bay Area native, Tara Salem has been in the beauty industry for over 13 years. Tara is passionate about using hair and make up to bring out the best in people, while having fun in the process. She got her start with Makeup Artistry and skin care in 2002, serving clients all over California for their beauty needs. Tara attended the Paul Mitchell Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology where she transitioned into doing another one of her passions: hair. After completing several training programs and continuing education at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and Di petro todd in San Francisco, Tara has joined the Rockridge day spa team as a Level 1 stylist. Tara continues to push herself to new levels by combining her technical skills for hair styling and her passion and expert knowledge in make up and skincare. Treat yourself to an appointment with Tara and you can achieve all of your beauty goals.
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