About Us

serene-day-spaOur Story

Established in 1991, Serene Skin & Body is one of Santa Cruz’s first full service day spas. The day spa, originally operating as Serious Skin Care, is a long time favorite of Santa Cruz residents. Transforming into Serene in the early 2000’s and under new ownership in November 2011, Serene continues to carry the same feel as the original Serious Skin Care, an elegant sanctuary to escape from every day life and indulge yourself.

Serene carries top of the line products including clinical and organic skin care lines and cosmetics.  Products include Jan Marini, HydraFacial MD, Laurel Whole Plant Organics, La Isha, and Si Jin Bao, and Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics.

As the largest day spa in Santa Cruz with 8 treatment rooms and a large variety of services, ranging from clinical and organic facials, massage, waxing, airbrush tanning, bridal services, and spa parties, Serene is truly a full service day spa to meet all of your needs and desires.

Our Team

Jennifer King, Esthetician

Jennifer has been an esthetician for over 20 years and joined the Serene Team in 2013.  Her passion is skin care and educating her clients on skin health.  Jennifer continues to further her education and knowledge to keep up with the latest and greatest trends in the skin care and beauty industry.  She is committed to providing personalized effective skin care and adores helping her clients unwind and relax.  Her favorite treatment is the HydraFacial MD because of the amazing results it provides and she is known as the HydraFacial Queen at Serene.  Jennifer looks forward to seeing you in her treatment room.

Marisa Rodriguez, Esthetician

Marisa is a Licensed Esthetician who started her career with the intent to help those suffering from problematic skin. She has shared personal struggles in her life with acne & hyperpigmentation. Marisa has extensive experience in the beauty industry after graduating from Marinello in 2011. She is certified at lash extensions, speed waxing, advanced facials, chemical peels and makeup.


Karen Hart, Esthetician & Massage Therapist

Karen has been a CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist since 2002 and more recently obtained her esthetics license and advanced training in manual lymphatic drainage at Dr. Vodders School.  Through her experience in healing arts she have developed therapies of deep tissue, reflexology, manual lymphatic drainage on the face, neck, and body, injury therapies, and an intuitive focus.  She creates a client specific session for optimal healing through attentive care and nurturing practices.

Lauren Welsh, Esthetician

Lauren is a licensed esthetician passionate about combining relaxation with results for each treatment she provides. Caring for a wide array of target issues; proper analysis, treatment and home care recommendations is her promise for each client. She obtained her esthetics license in 2015 after several years in a medical spa administrative role, and is also licensed in NovaLash eyelash extensions. Lauren is a Santa Cruz native feels fulfilled by bringing positivity to her clients through improvement of different skin complexities and by helping them reach their esthetic goals.

Sarah Woods, Massage Therapist

Sarah is a California certified massage therapist. She graduated from the National Holistic Institute in San Jose the year 2008. She has also been nationally certified and has taken a variety of workshops and retreats to further her career.  Sarah has experience working in a diverse medley of day spas around the bay area that has allowed her to grow and expand her practice.  In 2016 Sarah completed advanced training in Neuromuscular Therapy.  Sarah incorporates aspects of Shiatsu, Thai, Deep Tissue, and Acupressure combined with Swedish strokes and western draping to produce a massage catered to each and every client. She has always believed massage is body and soul maintenance, not a luxury.

Becky Emerson, Massage Therapist

Becky has been California certified and practicing massage therapy since 2008 and recently moved to Santa Cruz. She is so happy to have found her massage home at Serene Skin & Body! Becky specializes in Swedish, deep tissue and prenatal massage, blending the various techniques she has learned over the years to customize every massage.  As a lover of yoga and meditation, Becky brings a nurturing and peaceful presence to the massage experience. She believes that deep massage does not have to be painful if it is precise, and reaching the edge of “delicious discomfort” is the goal for optimum healing and relaxation.

Cameron Opland, Cosmetologist

Cameron is a Cosmetologist and Certified Lash Extensionist, providing a variety of services at Serene. She provides a wide range of hair services, including highlights, cut and color, and hair extensions. She also does lash extensions, bridal and special occasion hair and makeup, and natural nails at Serene. Cameron was always passionate about hair and makeup growing up, and in 2014 she got her cosmetology license and in 2015 she became Novalash certified. The thing Cameron enjoys most about working at Serene and being in the beauty industry is meeting new people, getting to know them, and helping them achieve their beauty goals.

Allison Bagley, Owner

Allison C. Bagley, ownerIn November 2011, I began my new journey as the proud new owner of Serene Skin and Body. I am a lifelong resident of Santa Cruz County. I have a B.S. in Business Management from UC Santa Cruz and am a licensed CPA. For a number of years, I have provided tax, audit, and consulting services to many local businesses and individuals which has given me insight on running a successful business. I am committed to an ongoing effort in improving the atmosphere of Serene, as well as the continued education and professionalism of our team members. I am looking forward to the promise of the coming years and serving all of the valued Serene Skin and Body clients.


Taylor Corbett, Esthetician

Jennifer Dye, Nail Technician

Sandy Hager, Massage Therapist