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Elizabeth Polacco

 

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.

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Zephyr Jarmon

 

Spa Coordinator

Zephyr 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 2020, and eventually to style hair for film and fashion. For now, she is ecstatic to be our Spa Coordinator! 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!

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Brandie Vega

 

Lead Esthetician

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!

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Krystal Rodriguez

 

Esthetician,

Makeup Artist

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. She has since expanded her skill-set, now specializing in Classic and American Volume Novalash Extensions. 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.

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Dumindra Mahadiulwewa

 

Esthetician

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!

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Skylar Cavallo-LaRue

 

Stylist

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.

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Alli Silkiss

 

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.

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Dusty Alison

 

Stylist

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!

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Michael Camene

 

Stylist

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!

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Michelle Martinez

 

Spa Concierge

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!