About Us

Our Mission

Wellness, relaxation and health are an ongoing lifestyle choice. Cocoon Urban Day Spa embraces this philosophy from the moment you walk through the door. Catering to both men and women, we distinguish ourselves from other spas by offering thoroughly personalized services according to the specific needs of each client. We encourage our clients to leave behind the bustle of the city for a unique and unforgettable experience. Our unique integrated approach to health and well being is aimed at helping you.

Our therapists and instructors are dedicated to ensuring that you enjoy a very special experience with us.

Meet Our Founder

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Sarah Redmond, Founder

Sarah Redmond is the founder of Cocoon Urban Day Spa. She is European trained and has an Internationally recognized degree (CIDESCO) specializing in skin care and waxing.

She began her career in Dublin, Ireland in 2000 working for Bliss. She held this position for 2 years before moving on to work with Sothys (Paris) and Decleor (Paris) as a brand ambassador & international trainer where she got to visit many of the top spas in France, Ireland and the U.K.

“this was such a great opportunity for me, to see what works and doesn’t work, not only as a customer but also what goes on behind the scenes. Through this experience I learned how to run a successful business where both staff and clients are happy to be there! It is truly exciting for me to be able to create the kind of spa where I would want to spend the day. This is what motivated me in the beginning and what will continue to do so everyday.”

With over 15 years of experience, Sarah brings together her favorite services, products and hand-picked staff all under one roof.

Our Team

  • Kimi Mercado Area Manager

  • Kimi Mercado Area Manager

  • Felicia Gelardi General Manager & Aesthetician

  • Felicia Gelardi General Manager & Aesthetician

    This Bay area native, has been practicing Esthetics for over 17 years. After experiencing severe skin problems of her own, Felicia was inspired to drop out of the corporate world to help others with their skin. Running her own skin care boutique for 13 years before joining Cocoon she was able to hone her advanced skills and amassed a large brazilian wax following! Felicia spends her free time with her partner Ray and eight-year-old daughter, Rosie.

  • Monique McDonald Assistant General Manager

  • Monique McDonald Assistant General Manager

    Boasting over 15 years of diverse experience, Monique has a passion for driving business and creating a one of a kind luxury experience for our guests. Striving and always succeeding to elevate our guests experience, she draws from her years of experience in customer service. Monique is a veteran leader with over a decades experience in managing operations and overseeing diverse teams. When she is not leading our first class team she can be found in the treatment rooms at Cocoon as she is also a seasoned esthetician, massage therapist and Cidesco Diplomat!

  • Genevieve Castro Aesthetics Manager

  • Genevieve Castro Aesthetics Manager

  • Rosa Lee Aesthetician

  • Rosa Lee Aesthetician

  • Kat Dimaano Aesthetician

  • Kat Dimaano Aesthetician

  • Vita McConnell Aesthetician

  • Vita McConnell Aesthetician

  • Michelle Peden Aesthetician

  • Michelle Peden Aesthetician

  • Tatiana Dayers Aesthetician

  • Tatiana Dayers Aesthetician

  • Adrienne Finley Aesthetician

  • Adrienne Finley Aesthetician

  • Kim Babnik Aesthetician

  • Kim Babnik Aesthetician

    Meet Kim! Originally from Western NY, Kim moved to the bay area in 2010 after finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Art. She started at Cocoon in 2012 working the front desk with an interest in becoming a hair and makeup artist. While at Cocoon she instead found inspiration in becoming an Aesthetician and in 2016 graduated from International College of Cosmetology in Oakland. She specializes in very fast and (almost!) painless waxing and sugaring services – her technique and bed side manner are truly second to none. She aims to maintain the skin’s integrity while performing hair removal removing hairs and has quickly obtained many regulars here at our spa. Clients love her for her efficiency and gentle demeanor.

  • Jessica Beauchamp Aesthetician

  • Jessica Beauchamp Aesthetician

    Jessica has over 10 years of experience with a background in skincare and waxing. Despite her years of expertise she is always curious to learn more and has perfected her skills by attending trade shows and training courses in order to keep current with the latest beauty trends. Through that she has been able to enhance her technique and product knowledge which she brings to all of her treatments such as microdermabrasion, LED treatments, and different types of peels! Clients can’t stop raving about her facials and her passion shows in helping others achieve healthy-glowing-beautiful skin!

  • Megan Hessler Permanent Makeup

  • Megan Hessler Permanent Makeup

    Megan has been with our Cocoon team for over 8 years. Stemming from her respect for the art of tattooing, Megan offers a truly unique service to our clients by providing safe permanent cosmetic enhancements in an approachable and understanding manner. She has an eye for detail with her technique and has the highest standards for her clients comfort. Her accuracy, poise and artistic skill set meet her clients expectations to keep them coming back time and time again.

  • Arina Shames Permanent Makeup

  • Arina Shames Permanent Makeup

    Arina Shames is a permanent makeup artist and licensed esthetician whose creativity, persistence, and dedication to perfection have all earned her the reputation as a sought-after leader in the beauty industry. Her speciality is creating the most natural look possible with permanent makeup blushed lips. Her services are perfect for women who prefer not to (or simply can’t) spend hours in front of the mirror every single day.

    Arina has honed her craft at multiple prestigious institutions, including the Hand Tap Method at Softap in the United States as well as the Machine Method at Elena Nechaeva, one of the most esteemed schools in all of Russia and beyond. A lifelong student, she continues to take workshops on microblading and permanent makeup.

  • Esteban Mariscal Massage

  • Esteban Mariscal Massage

    Esteban is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute’s Advanced Neuromuscular program. Using intuition and knowledge of the body, he formulates custom sessions tailored for each client. He is versed in several modalities from therapeutic to relaxing. He believes that the body has the tools to heal itself, which he uses to facilitate healing and relaxation. Esteban’s specialties include: Neuromuscular techniques, Myofascial therapies, Swedish, Shiatsu and Thai; which he also blends together for a truly customized session.

  • Daphne Przygocki Massage

  • Daphne Przygocki Massage

    Daphne is a graduate of the San Francisco School of Massage in Advanced Therapeutic Massage. Her goal is to provide therapeutic massage which she believes decreases stress and tension, increases relaxation, and promotes overall harmony and balance. Daphne strives to create a safe, nurturing space where clients can let go of everyday stresses and struggles, and get back in touch with their bodies. She draws from her experience and training in multiple modalities of massage to create customized sessions, best suited to facilitate each client’s own restorative experience.

  • Brittany Banks Massage

  • Brittany Banks Massage

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Romeo Canicosa Massage

  • Romeo Canicosa Massage

    Romeo is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute, and is a certified Massage Therapist, Neuromuscular Therapist and Health Educator. He has more than 19 years of experience with established day spas, wellness centers and chiropractic offices around the Bay Area. Certified in Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Maintenance and Recovery Massage, Swedish, Zen Shiatsu, Pre-natal Massage, Romeo is able to customize his bodywork to fit his clients’ needs. Whether it’s sports related, personal injury, repetitive stress, or just a need for overall relaxation, Romeo’s years of experience, diverse training, and intuitive touch will be perfect for your overall massage needs.

  • Lynn Oh Mani/Pedi

  • Lynn Oh Mani/Pedi

    Lynn has been with Cocoon since the opening of our flagship store in 2007. A seasoned manicurist of 13 years, her skills have lead her to have a loyal following! Her clients always say that her eye for choosing a nail color is spot-on. Lynn specializes in Shellac CND and gives a killer foot massage.

  • Carlos Escate Floor Manager

  • Carlos Escate Floor Manager

    Carlos has been Cocoon’s resident caretaker and housekeeper since its opening in 2007. He is an integral part of the team and does a stellar job managing our awesome team of housekeepers! Carlos not only takes care of the back of the house but also loves to attend to our clients. From a cozy massage table to a chilled glass of sparkling Prosecco, he makes sure every single client feels at home every time while also ensuring that the spa is in tip top shape throughout the day! Carlos – we heart you!