About the team


Ellie DeSantis, Owner

Ellie DeSantis has been a hairstylist for over 7 years. Ellie got her start at one of the top salons in Greenwich, Connecticut where she learned from some of the best stylists and worked Fashion Week in New York City. After a few years, Ellie decided to go solo and open up her own salon in her home. Since then, she has built an extensive list of clientele in the tri-state area, and expanded her skill set by becoming a master Wella colorist and a certified makeup artist. Ellie's specialization lies in bridal hair and makeup, balayage, and color correction and she continuously takes classes in Manhattan to stay atop of trends. She opened Ell Beauty Bar's flagship location in June 2016 where she has been ever since.  Instagram : @ell_beauty_



Kameryn Ramirez, Esthetician & Makeup Artist

Kameryn is an esthetician and MUD certified makeup artist located in the Hudson Valley. She attended Capri Cosmetology for esthetics and has been a freelance makeup artist for weddings and special events for  4 years.  Kameryn specializes in facials, brow shaping and tinting,and is certified in airbrush makeup, uses high quality products and also offers false lash application. She enjoys the excitement of working with brides and bridal parties on their special day!   Instagram : @kmrmakeup





Samantha O'Keefe, Hair Stylist

Samantha has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 6 years. Her career as a hairdresser began when she was just 14 when she started her first job in a salon on eastern Long Island. She worked alongside some of the best in the Hamptons which led her to become a senior stylist in an upscale salon in Southhampton. Her passion for hair and continuous education has made her versatile in her work. Because she works with  different color lines and hair types, she can help you achieve your desired style. She specializes in bridal and wedding styling, and will help you feel your most beautiful on your special day! Instagram : @__sohair



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Melanie Casablanca, Hair Stylist

Melanie has been a hair stylist for over 20 years.  She has had the pleasure of working in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess County. Melanie ran a hair studio built from scratch for over 7 years! She has a passion for what she does and enjoys it very much.  Her expertise is with all love of hair, and on top of that she truly enjoys the consultation aspect in the art of hair. "We are all unique and my job is to make each guest feel beautiful and confident walking out of Ell Beauty Bar!" 







Lara Malloy, Receptionist/Bridal Coordinator

Lara is available for all your questions, bookings, scheduling, and day of details! She prides herself in her excellent customer service skills and in assisting our stylists at Ell Beauty Bar.  Making sure to always be prompt and personable with all our inquiries, future brides, and anyone entering our salon, her professionalism and kindness are just a few of many reasons why we love having her as part of our team!