Our Staff


Amanda joined the crew at Ocean’s Edge as a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician with over 15 years of experience. Amanda specializes in body waxing, specifically bikini services, which she perfected in her hometown of Philadelphia. Her attention to detail, time efficiency, and a genuine care for her client’s wellbeing, allows her to connect on a personal level. Her confidence and ultra-professional approach creates a comfortable and pleasant experience. Having had advanced training in the med-spa arena, she has a vast knowledge in the art and science of skin care, and can help you find answers for your specific concerns. Facial services include rejuvenation, peels and microdermabrasion, skin care and sun protection, and make up for every day and special occasions! Whether it’s hair, skin, waxing, fingers or toes, Amanda is always committed to making your day a beautiful day!


Debbie always wanted to be a hairdresser. And, as a little girl, would sometimes get in trouble for doing her friends hair without permission! A born mischief maker, who is egged on by everyone around her, Debbie loves to have fun and to share a laugh. In her words, she likes to cut up and cut hair! Well versed in all aspects of design, she truly enjoys doing it all! Cuts, colors, perms, you name it, she’s got it in her repertoire. She has developed some great techniques over the years. Ask her about the upside-down cut! Always happy to lend her expertise and insights to the team, people enjoy Debbie’s take on hair, as well as her take on life. A SC native, this country girl headed to the beach and has been an integral part of OE since.Sit yourself down with Debbie, you’ll be glad you did!


Esther believes if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life! And Essie, absolutely loves what she does! Excited for the opportunity to meet and talk to new people, she opens the lines of communication and helps her clients achieve their hair goals, needs and desires. Always intrigued by upcoming trends and techniques, she is driven and dedicated to deliver cutting-edge designs for her clients. Essie specializes in cuts and color, especially balayage foiling and keratin treatments. In addition to being a great hair stylist, she is an accomplished makeup artist, has been freelancing for the past 6 years, and has worked with Laura Mercier. Essie speaks several languages, is an avid traveler and uses her experiences, both here and abroad as her inspiration. She looks forward to having you in her chair, and you’ll love having her in your hair!


Mandee is our go to girl and ensures OE is the best salon and spa at the beach. Her bubbly personality will make your day! As managing director, she oversees front of house and behind the scenes, as well! A master in the art of the appointment, Mandee gets you in! As a former hairdresser, (she went into early retirement), she knows what it takes to keep this place hopping! She strives for excellence in all aspects of customer service and being a great support for the whole crew. No small task! She is currently pursuing a degree in business with a minor in Spanish. When she’s not running around the salon, you’ll find her running on the beach, or around Surfside. An avid long-distance runner, Mandee accomplished her first full marathon and plans to run a marathon in Greece. Mandee jumps at the chance to travel near or far. If she can’t get there by foot, she goes plane, train or automobile!


Rachana is originally from Mumbai, India. She currently lives in Myrtle Beach with her husband Siddharth. She holds a Bachelor’s degree of Commerce and a diploma in Travel and Tourism from India. She graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College in 2013 and is dual licensed as an Esthetician and a Massage Therapist. Rachana also holds an Associate degree in Hospitality & Tourism and a diploma in Nail Technology. She is also a certified EKG technology and Medical Billing and Coding. She has continuing education training in Reflexology, BLS (Basic life support) and CPR. Her focus is in massage therapy (Swedish, deep tissue, aromatherapy, reflexology, prenatal, hot stone) and giving facials (basic facials, microdermabrasion, Galvanic treatment). As the field is growing and expanding, so is Rachana’s passion for learning new treatments and techniques to help clients achieve maximum pain relief and relaxation goals. I am excited to be working at Ocean’s Edge Salon and Spa doing what I love. Often, we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of kindness; all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Rachana practices the healing belief that “Touch has a Memory.”


Wendy is the official Jedi Greeter, “Sommelier,” and Social Media Sorceress for Ocean’s Edge. She will make sure that you have everything you need while you enjoy your spa experience. Wendy comes to Surfside from Shelby, North Carolina where she taught Spanish for 25 years and traveled all over Mexico and Central America. When she retired from education, she decided to fulfill her lifelong dream of living at the beach. Wendy holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, a Master’s degree in the Art of Teaching and a Doctoral degree in Humanities and Culture. She literally wrote the book on love. You may see Wendy at the shampoo bowl, snapping before and after pictures, or pouring wine.


Claire originally hails from Hartsville, SC. She studied cosmetology in Greenville and has fallen in love with the opportunities that the beauty industry has handed her for the past 6 years! Claire especially excels at cutting, styling and coloring long and curly hair. Check her out on Instagram @Beingclaire101 where you can witness some of her amazing work. She enjoys hand painting, foiling and all aspects of color applications. She is also a wiz with men’s cuts, as her original plan was to work in a barbershop before she decided to ditch Greenville and head to the beach! In her spare time, she hits the gym (hard!) and is quite the fitness buff. She loves coffee, traveling, the occasional pizza and her cat, Gypsy! (Not necessarily in that order.) Claire is very sweet natured, easy to talk to and considers herself an old soul. She will tell you she is a 97-year-old lady trapped in a 20 something body and has a penchant for silly animal videos! Claire has a delightful laugh that is known to be contagious. Beware! A good time is inevitable. She looks forward to sharing her expertise with you!


We are so lucky to have Tina at OE! As some of you may know, Tina, along with her husband Billy, are the founders of Ocean’s Edge Salon & Spa! Our gratitude to Tina and Billy for making what we are doing today at OE possible! A gifted massage therapist, Tina has many years of experience in the field and enjoys helping people find healing and stress reduction with massage therapy. She is a born empath with a gentle nature, whose calming reassurance puts her clients at ease. Tina is well versed in many aspects of massage and has extensive knowledge using medicinal oils, creating an aroma therapy massage custom made for individual needs. Knowing what a world class massage awaits you, while in Tina’s care, makes us overjoyed and a little bit jealous! When she’s not helping her clients feel their best, you’ll find her hanging out with her darling dog, Tweetie the English Bulldog!


Ashley Miller graduated from Strand College of Hair Design of Myrtle Beach and the Paul Mitchell Academy of Charleston. She specializes in lash extensions and blonding services. When she is not creating beauty at the salon she likes to paint funky “Dead Head” paintings. She loves working with her hands to design and create change from subtle to dramatic. Her favorite food is shrimp. She says that she could eat shrimp in any form that Bubba Gump can list. Ashley is also a connoisseur of potato chips so be sure and ask her about the best potato chips. She is also an aficionado of 90’s hip hop music. Her favorite dance partner is her daughter, Sami who keeps Ashley on her toes and awake at wee hours.


Maureen’s raison d’etre is fun, frolic and the pursuit of a good hair day. She is thrilled to have to opportunity to take the wheel at Ocean’s Edge! With 27 years in the beauty business as both stylist and entrepreneur, she takes great pride in creating a welcoming environment for clients and crew alike. A people person, she likes to share experiences and the joy de vivre. She lives by the mantra if you walk away with a story to tell, you’re alright! A master colorist, she enjoys all aspects of color placement and design, from subtle transformations to what she calls “The Wow Factor”. She is expert in wielding shears and razor alike. On a lark, she ended up here in the Low Country, when she ran away from Pennsylvania after her snow shovel broke for the 3rd time! She is happy to call Surfside home for the past 4 years! When she’s not carrying on at OE you’ll find her wandering the seaside with her besties, Margot and Papa Duck. Maureen looks forward to making you smile. Come on in and make yourself at home! Welcome aboard!

Papa Duck

Papa Duck having eaten his own words one time too many is now on the quiet diet. Aka the Silent Partner, his covert duties include rubbish removal, canine care, designated driver and pushing the rock up the hill. Papa Duck is a positive person, if asked a question he will invariably reply “Yes”. He likes to spend his time rearranging matchsticks, counting prime numbers and rooting for his favorite team-Ocean’s Edge. GO “O” “E”! Duck will remain the silent partner because after all is said and done, there is nothing left to say or do. Peace out! OE loves you Duck!

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