About Us

What Makes Us Unique

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.

  • Sarah Redmond Founder

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

  • Kimi Mercado GM

  • Kimi Mercado GM

    Kimi, is a Charleston native, who moved to California to attend Sacramento State. There she studied business development and human resources. After graduation in 2000 she started working full time for Bebe where she developed into the position of area manager for Northern California. She held this position for over 14 years. Kimi joined the Cocoon team overseeing our flagship store in Soma and also as area manager to our other 2 stores. Her love for the spa business and building relationships with both staff and clientele makes her a natural leader. As a manager, Kimi believes in the importance of going above and beyond for the client to have an unforgettable experience at Cocoon!

  • Esteban Mariscal Team Leader and Massage Therapist

  • Esteban Mariscal Team Leader and Massage Therapist

    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.

  • Danielle Devlin Aesthetician

  • Danielle Devlin Aesthetician

    Danielle’s love of beauty started at a young age. Inspired by her Barbie Makeup and Styling Head and Fashion Plates, she continued on to service the beauty world via brands such as Christian Dior, Prescriptives, Lancome, Chanel and the Doctor/Dermatologist brand Murad, where she worked for 11 years. Her passion always being skincare, she put away her retail hat and joined the world of professional skincare first at European Wax Center for 3 year and now at Cocoon Urban Day Spa. As an Aesthetician she is able to make people smile, shine and sparkle through waxing, sugaring, facials, lash lifts and tints and so much more! Her future goals are to become a Master Aesthetician which she is currently working towards. Always with a smile, fabulous pair of earrings and funky glasses, Danielle looks forward to being a part of your Beauty world and helping you to achieve that inner and outer sparkle. 

  • Tiffani Wakefield Aesthetician

  • Tiffani Wakefield Aesthetician

    Tiffani, a Bay Area native, always had a passion for beauty and wellness. She started her journey in Denver, CO in 2014, at the AVEDA institute of Denver. Her Aveda Institute training and intuitive nature allows her to easily connect with clients and ensure they receive services customized to their specific needs and always feel comfortable. Tiffani believes in availing herself to continuous education from various disciplines so that she can remain versed in the most effective products and techniques. She is a quick and proficient waxer with a calming presence for all of the nervous first timers!

  • Adrienne Finley Aesthetician

  • Adrienne Finley Aesthetician

    Adrienne graduated from the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology. She’s always been drawn to the beauty industry but really found her passion in cosmetics and skincare. After obtaining her degree she learned the importance of how caring for your skin goes hand in hand with correct makeup application. She loves teaching her clients the importance of both and her specialities include the increasingly popular lash lift, endermologie and advanced skincare!

  • Vita McConnell Master Trainer and Lead Aesthetician

  • Vita McConnell Master Trainer and Lead Aesthetician

    Vita McConnell is a graduate of the Dermal Institute Apprenticeship Program and has been working as an Aesthetician for ten years. She specializes in peels and deep pore facials with great care taken during the extractions. She loves working with clients to help them achieve radiant skin. She also creates beautiful sexy brows. Vita is celebrating her 7 year anniversary as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society as an instructor for the Look Good Feel Better Program.

  • Kysa Bruerton GM and Buyer

  • Kysa Bruerton GM and Buyer

    Kysa is a Bay Area native that has worked in the retail and beauty industry for almost 20 years. She came to Cocoon from the award winning local SF boutique, Ambiance, where she was store manager for over 6 years. She loves being able to witness her customer’s self confidence and inner beauty blossom with her personable guidance and natural ability to style. Whether in the retail or beauty industry, delivering an elevated customer service experience is always Kysa’s top priority and as a result she has created lasting and meaningful relationships with her clients. Kysa is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, FIDM. Fashion has always been a passion of hers – she is excited to handpick a collection of clothing and accessories for our spa clients. This combined with her philosophy of always going above and beyond for our guests makes her the perfect fit to lead our ever expanding team!

  • Megan Hessler Brow and Lash expert

  • Megan Hessler Brow and Lash expert

    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.

  • Genevieve Catro Master Trainer and Lead Aesthetician

  • Genevieve Catro Master Trainer and Lead Aesthetician

    Genevieve has been a California Licensed Aesthetician since 2009. She has an extensive background in skincare, makeup, and waxing and is a truly passionate and talented Esthetician & Body Worker. Genevieve brings a new and exciting element to our Esthetics Department at Cocoon, specializing in both Endermologie and Body Wraps. She has been working with body clients for the last 5 years, and recently completed her advanced training in Endermologie from Europe. She is an expert in body sculpting and has a genuine passion and love for helping her clients achieve their goals: this paired with her caring and fun demeanor ensures that you will want to see her weekly and add yourself to her ever growing list of regular clients!

     

  • Jenifer Da Cruz Aesthetician

  • Jenifer Da Cruz Aesthetician

    Jen is a native of Brazil where beauty and youthfulness are a strong influence in her culture. She has perfected the art of Brazilian waxing with over 10 years of experience. She specializes in sugaring, which is an organic form of hair removal. 

    She is inspired to serve others by helping them feel and look the best about themselves. 

    When she’s not working, Jen loves to learn new beauty trends in the industry. 

  • Alexa Adame Aesthetician

  • Alexa Adame Aesthetician

    Alexa is a Licensed Aesthetician and joined Cocoon Bare in 2019. She obtained her education from Federico Beauty Institute in 2012 and has had a passion for all things skin ever since! Alexa is dedicated to ongoing education and regularly attends training opportunities provided by Eminence Organics Skincare, Skinceuticals, and Hydrafacial to help deepen her knowledge and devotion to healthy skin. She has most recently obtained advanced certification from Dermaplane Pro. Her specialties include advanced facials and brazilian waxing. Alexa has struggled with mild adult acne and understands the challenges that people face with maintaining healthy, youthful skin. She takes great pleasure in educating her clients on the importance of a healthy skincare regimen and enjoys assisting them to achieve their ultimate skin goals.

  • Marni Dalton Massage Therapist

  • Marni Dalton Massage Therapist

    Marni is a one of a kind. She’s been apart of the spa for two years and has been developed a cult following over her years as a massage therapist. She believes that no one can spoil yourself better than you and she’s happy to help you out along the way. She specializes in therapeutic deep tissue massage with a twist of spa pampering. Skilled in deep tissue, deep relaxation, reflexology, blending essential oils and using her preferred blended massage oil (home blended!) She loves doing longer sessions, up to 2hr long. She really does go out of her way to make sure your time with her is an experience to remember

  • Asjia Tribble Aesthetician

  • Asjia Tribble Aesthetician

    Asjia’s career in the beauty industry began 7 years ago, when she fell in love with making people feel their best daily through makeup artistry.  She later fell in love with the medical side of the Esthetics, because she believes true beauty comes from feeling confident in your own skin. Because of this, she partnered with a dermatologist, with the intent to specialize in skincare and become more knowledgeable on proper treatment for each individual client. Asjia received training at San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, and is well versed in many services. She is excited to serve at Cocoon doing what she loves in an amazing space. 

  • Jheny Dacal Creative Director

  • Jheny Dacal Creative Director

    Jheny has a degree in marketing and has always been in love with advertising. She has worked as a graphic designer in several agencies in Brazil before deciding to look for new experiences by moving to the USA specializing in her degree in photography and media. Her love for art makes her see beauty beyond the obvious and as an empowering tool for everyone. As the creative director, she is focused on creating the best environment for the clients in-store and online. 

    Jheny likes to spend her free time drawing, photographing and cooking.

  • Fallon Owen Aesthetician

  • Fallon Owen Aesthetician

    Fallon specializes in lash lifts and beautification of the skin. She is always keeping up to date with classes, new products and ideas that hit her industry.  Fallon performs cosmetic skin treatments, such as facials,  chemical peels, body treatments, lash lifts, waxing, threading and tanning..  She is very outgoing, loves to make people happy and seeing her clients feeling good walking out our door with a smile. 

  • Julia Benaway GM

  • Julia Benaway GM

    With over 16 years working within the service industry Julia has refined her skills in customer service and is always striving to elevate the customer experience. She had the unique and amazing opportunity to backpack around the world for two years which opened her eyes to a vast array of cultures, people, and customs. Her years of travel and diverse work experience have helped shape her into her role here at Cocoon. As a manager overseeing two locations Julia is excited to bring a luxury experience in a warm and friendly environment that welcomes everybody.
  • Elanita Korian Acupuncturist

  • Elanita Korian Acupuncturist

    Elanita Korian, Dipl.O.M., LAc. has been a licensed, practicing Acupuncturist since 2012. She is committed, compassionate, and highly skilled in multiple disciplines with a specialty in facial acupuncture and collagen induction therapy or micro-needling. Elanita’s treatments work at diminishing wrinkles and fine lines, and adding volume to the skin using the body’s own healing properties to produce collagen and improve scars and skin texture. She listens to each individual concern to provide a personalized service and truly loves the ability to help others find natural and effective ways of feeling more confident about themselves and their skin.

  • Ida Castain Aesthetician

  • Ida Castain Aesthetician

  • Santos Chitop HouseKeeper

  • Santos Chitop HouseKeeper

  • Kristina Ballentine Massage Therapist

  • Kristina Ballentine Massage Therapist

  • Eslit Torres Massage Therapist

  • Eslit Torres Massage Therapist

  • Emily Lead Nail Technician

  • Emily Lead Nail Technician

  • Felicia Gelardi Asst. GM (Mama Bear)

  • Felicia Gelardi Asst. GM (Mama Bear)

    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.