Meet The Team at Ell Beauty Bar !
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, is certified in lash lifting and 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
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!"
Samantha Faye, Massage Therapist
Samantha is a NYS licensed massage therapist. She studied at the prestigious Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in NYC. She tailors each massage session towards the individual needs of her clients to get the most effective results. Samantha enjoys her work because it comes from the heart, she believes a persons body is their sacred space, and to invite another into that sacred space is courageous and honors it with love, compassion, and respect. Following massage school she worked in the film industry, and privately for celebrity clients and with professional athletes. After years of living in NYC and traveling the world, Samantha is thrilled to be back in the Hudson Valley working alongside her sister Ellie and offering her services to the community and to be practicing at 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!