Our Staff

Amanda

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, or waxing, Amanda is always committed to making your day a beautiful day!

Debbie

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!

Ashley

Ashely, a Buffalo, NY native, now calls South Carolina home. Bye, bye ice and snow! Hello Beach life. The OE crew couldn’t be happier! Ashley has been mastering the art of hair for 15+ years. Most recently, she owned her own salon called Beautymark by Ashley Ann. (Ask her about the inspiration for the name!) As a hair color specialist, she enjoys formulating the perfect custom color for you, including balayage, and custom foil design. Ashley is passionate about hair, and wants to ensure every guest leaves loving their whole experience at Ocean’s Edge. Ashley loves a good laugh and being the life of the party. (She came to the right place!) When she’s not inventing the next trends in hair, she’s on the golf course with her husband, Wes, trying to make par, or enjoying her delightful little daughter, Georgia Grace. See some examples of her stellar work on Instagram Balayage at the Beach. Catch a spot with this rising star and you’ll be smiling too!

Mandee

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!

Maureen

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. 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 since 2014! 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!

Renee

Renee joined us after her move from Virginia. Renee has many years of experience behind her and has quite a few creds, to boot! A former Day Spa owner, she loves the beauty industry and all the unique opportunities it creates. She has worked with Graham Webb as a consultant, and utilizes their razor cutting technique. Renee is a certified barber and crushes men’s cuts and fades. She enjoys the art of color application. Back in Virginia, Renee has had the opportunity to work with some movers and shakers in the political scene, (a governor’s daughter) a famous heiress, (think big tobacco) and an A-list movie star! (Her initials are Selma Hayak.) She’s even been published in industry magazines. Renee has a certain whimsy about her that belies her natural artistry. When she’s not making people feel and look their best, she enjoys spending time with her family. Renee may have been a homesteader in a past life because she loves living off the land! Definitely the outdoorsy type, you’ll find her crabbing on the inlet, or gathering nuts, berries and leaves for her edible paintings. (Seriously!) She’s cool! Make your appointment with this darling and walk out feeling like you’ve had a wonderful breath of fresh air!

Jill

Meet Jill! Jill ditched the plains of Iowa to soak up the rays and chase the waves! What she brought with her; blonding boss status, (her favorites are balayage and baby lights) updo crusher, and that wide open charm midwesterners are known for! JIll’s easy going personality warms you right up. When you get down to business, you’ll have a detail oriented, perfectionist by your side. Jill has been doing hair since 2014 and is up on all the latest and greatest trends. Away from the OE, Jill loves playing with her three rambunctious boys and helping them accelerate in all their pursuits. (Jill and her honey, Brian, spend a lot of time at the ball field!) She also enjoys traveling near and far, and taking walks with her big mush of an American Bully, Faith. Treat yourself to an experience with this American Beauty, and give yourself something to smile about!

Michele

Michele is a seasoned stylist from Staten Island, NY. She has over 10 years of experience and specializes in Color and Hair Extensions. Don’t be surprised if the whole crew at OE suddenly has hair that rivals Rapunzel and Lady Godiva! Michele is well versed in many systems of extensions. She’s traveled far and wide to take every extension class she could find. Her repertoire includes the latest trends, and of course, hand tied wefts. This application is long lasting and looks very natural! It’s great to hear the excitement in her voice during the consultation.Some would say obsessed! She will tell you it’s dedication to the art. She definitely has a passion for it!

Away from the chair, Michele enjoys spending time with her grown children, and spoiling her husband and fur baby. Michele loves exercising, the beach, and exercising on the beach! She has a natural sense of style and sophistication, along with that “Big Apple,” polish and shine! We are thrilled to have her on the team. Pop yourself into her chair and explore the possibilities of having the hair you never thought possible!

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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