Owner, Lead 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.
Lead Esthetician L4
Brandie has been practicing in the field of beauty, health, and wellness since 2010. She provides full-service skin care with a specific focus on hair removal. Brandie has been certified in the ancient art of body sugaring since 2012 and has become a sugaring educator for Tamara's Sugar and Rockridge Day Spa. Her facials show her love for wellness through her care for skin and soothing touch. Brandie works with an infectiously positive attitude and loves all aspects of skin care. Her clients love her thoroughness and expertise, which shows in her service. Make an appointment with Brandie, you will be SO glad you found her!
Before her Salon and Spa career, Elena studied Fashion Design at FIDM. She's managed and worked as an Aesthetician for notable brands including Perricone MD. Elena's a skincare professional and educator with an emphasis on the Nutrition+Skin Health Nexus. Elena's a Southern California native and lives in Oakland with her boyfriend and dog.
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 being 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!
Sabrina is an Esthetician with a strong background in Makeup Artistry and a lifelong passion for skincare and cosmetics. A graduate of the Aveda Institute and the Blush School of Makeup in San Francisco, she specializes in natural skincare and therapeutic treatments, as well as Media, Photography, Special Event and Lifestyle & Fitness Makeup. Her interest in the beauty industry began at a young age, when she would sneak into her mother's makeup bag to recreate looks from magazine and album covers! Nowadays, Sabrina appreciates how self-care and natural makeup can help a person feel good inside and out.
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 has completed advanced training in color and balayage, long and short hair cuts, men's haircuts, and specialized treatments such as the American Wave, Brazilian Blowouts, and Keratin treatments. She is a proud native of Oakland!
Sky a stylist whose career is blossoming here at Rockridge Day Spa. After completing an apprenticeship under former Spa Director Shannon Kennedy, a L'Oreal Professionnel educator, this young lady’s practice has grown immensely. Sky has been with us for over three years now, and while hairstyling is her primary passion she likes to think of herself as a tHAIRapist. Incorporating healing elements from her Reiki training, she hopes to leave you and your hair feeling refreshed and energized after each appointment. With an affinity for the artful, Sky specializes in creative color while her skills in the commercial keep this artist grounded. From color correction services to express blowouts this babe knows how to take care of you! Check out her Instagram portfolio @the.blonde.illusionist.
Hair Stylist L1
Makeup and Lash Artist
My name is Pheakdey and I am a hair stylist, makeup artist and Novalash certified lash artist . I’ve been practicing my trade for over 13 years. I started my career as a makeup artist and skin care specialist using an array of natural skin care and makeup brands.
I advanced my training as a hairstylist and started working at an upscale salon in Berkeley doing trade shows and using some of the best brands in the industry. I trained with Vidal Sassoon academy furthering my education and became passionate about the art of hair design. More recently, I’ve trained with L’Oréal professional color and appreciate the quality and results it delivers to my clients.
I decided to add eyelash extensions to my portfolio in July of 2018. Lashing has become a huge passion of mine completing the look for those who want head turning lashes or those who are more subtle, natural beauties.
My goal is to make your experience personal and tailored to your fashion and lifestyle. If you are ready for a new and customized look, schedule your appointment today! I look forward to working with you!
Stylist, 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.
Michael moved to the Bay Area from New Jersey in 1975. He has been a successful stylist here for over 39 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!
Loretta is a lifelong fanatic of all things beauty. Raised by wig makers in Southern California, she moved to SF to study at the Academy of Arts. After deciding to switch her focus from Interior Design to Beauty, she began working as a professional makeup artist in San Francisco. Realizing she needed to fully embrace the art of hair, she went back to school and found her love of color and cut. Loretta has trained with some amazing colorists and hair “giants”, and has developed her own sculptural approach to hair. She will take your desired look, the reality of lifestyle, personal hair gifts, etc. to help you feel more confident and realistic about your hair goals. Loretta is a career stylist who will help you achieve the most challenging goals while maintaining the your hair’s integrity. Loretta specializes in all areas, but has a true passion for color and curls.
Massage Therapist L3
Maya has a gentle and deep, intuitive and integrative approach to bodywork. Her intention is to relax, release and rejuvenate you, assisting you in opening to energy, creativity, vitality and resilience. Maya became interested in massage when she was a teenager caring for her 90 year old grandmother and saw the power of touch to connect and heal. She trained in therapeutic bodywork and holistic health education at the National Holistic Institute (NHI) in 1993, and later taught Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, On-Site massage, nutrition, anatomy and communication at NHI for almost 5 years. Maya received her Masters in Public Health in Community Health Education from San Francisco State in 2010. Her bodywork practice has centered communities who may have felt marginalized from access to bodywork including elders and youth, LGBTQ folks, people of color, people with disabilities and fat folks. Maya is passionate about the transformation of individual and community trauma through compassionate touch and brings somatic practices and holistic health education into grassroots organizing, equity, workplace wellness and reproductive justice work.
Massage Therapist L2
My name is Rodney. I have been of service to the spa-world and medical field for the past 7 years as a Licensed Massage Therapist and became a Licensed Medical Practitioner June 2018. I have worked in numerous boutique luxury day-spas and high-end luxury hotels, and have decided to continue my journey here at RDS. My drive for bodywork comes from being inspired by Eastern and South Asian modalities along with holistic medicinal oils, which draws me to lavish topicals and skincare. My work mixes both Eastern and Western worlds ranging from light to heavy pressure along with integrating a clinical touch into the spa-world.
I will be starting my graduate program next year in Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine. Don’t worry everyone, I’ll still be around for years to come.
Schedule an appointment with me, and we can talk about everything spa related…Did I mention I’m obsessed with pro skincare products?
Torreyanna Barley Massage Therapist
Torreyanna Barley has been bringing pain relief and deep relaxation to her clients through massage for 20 years. As a Certified Massage Practitioner, she draws from multiple styles of bodywork including Parasympathetic Massage, Zen Touch, Acupressure, Tui Na, Swedish and Deep Tissue.
Torreyanna's approach to touch and bodywork is holistic, always taking into account the mental and emotional wellbeing of her clients. She offers feedback for personal empowerment to any and all who seek it.
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!
Melissa is a Southern California native who moved to the Bay Area in 2015. She is currently pursuing her degree in Animation from California College of the Arts and hopes to become a Storyboard Artist. She loves creativity in all forms, whether it’s expressed through her art practice, or hair, makeup, or fashion. The best part of her job is making connections with guests and seeing them leave feeling relaxed and taken care of!