Our Team!

Our experienced staff is committed to nothing short of excellence.
We are proud members of the professional beauty industry, continually looking for ways to better our skills and learn new techniques. When you visit us, our friendly, helpful staff will answer your questions and make suggestions on how to best serve you.

Pamela Deso Murray

Owning her own businesses in the past and being a public speaker for four years gave Pamela reason to be a frequent salon customer. When she heard that her stylist of many years along with 6 others were unhappy and were planning to leave their current salon at the end of the year, she panicked and asked where would they go. They didn’t have an answer so Pamela asked “what would it take to open a salon….” She attended business classes at the Orlando Hair Show in June, 2013 and came back excited and ready to get to work to give this awesome team a new home. Along with her business knowledge and love for people and the beach she created a fun, relaxed beachy environment for her incredible team and awesome clientele. Pamela brings her bright and sunny disposition to the salon each day. She has always loved working in “people environments” and truly enjoys managing the salon’s operations with her incredible attention to detail and true concern for everyone. Pamela works hard to help each of the salon’s clients feel unique, uplifted and pampered. She loves to have fun and enjoys getting to know her clients. 

Sophie Carr

Front Desk Team
With a smile you can hear over the phone, Sophie has been a part of our front desk team since 2017.  Sophie will ensure that you are taken care of from the moment you call to book your appointment to the second you walk out the door looking and feeling fabulous! Pursuing a degree in Business Marketing, Sophie also leads our digital marketing team and oversees all of our social media and YouTube channel.

Karissa Sardina

Front Desk Team
Karissa joined our Front Desk team over the summer and is ready to great you with her genuine happy and warm disposition which makes you feel right at home the moment you walk in our door.  Karissa strives to assist every client in making their experience as stress free and enjoyable as possible.  She is always ready to help guests book appointments to fit their schedule. Her excellent communication and customer service skills will make sure you are taken care of while at the “beach,” with us.

Melanie Wallace

Master Stylist

Melanie joined the Beach Team as a master stylist and has been a stylist since 2004.  As a former salon owner, she believes in providing an amazing experience to each and every guest.  Her skills include advanced coloring, cuts, formal up-dos and styles.  She is also certified in extensions and Brazilian Blowout Treatments.  Melanie believes in creating a trusting and professional relationship with her salon guests by listening to their wants while executing their hair needs.

Sara Biondo

Master Stylist
As one of our original Beach Team members, Sara is a Master Stylist and former Paul Mitchell Educator in the industry since 1998. Her skills include advanced hair cutting and coloring, designer coloring, (balayage/ombre) and formal up-do’s. She also is certified in Brazilian Blowout Treatments as well as Tape-in Hair Extensions. Each client receives a thorough consultation to insure an amazing guest experience. Sara’s training and experience has allowed her to become a mentor/teacher within our Associate Training Program producing a successful top stylist. She believes in creating a comfortable yet professional relationship with her salon guests.

Staci Notaro

Staci is our southern belle from North Carolina. She is a licensed cosmetologist since 2010 and loves nothing more than her customers leaving with fabulous hair and a smile. Staci specializes in short haircuts but has an extensive knowledge of all hair types, cuts and styles.  Her skills include precision hair cutting for men and women, dimensional color, highlighting, smoothing treatments, styling and facial waxing. Staci enjoys listening to each of her customers hair needs, strives for life long relationships and loves being apart of such a wonderful team of stylists.

Morgan Russo


Morgan Russo has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2001 and joined the Beach Team in 2015. She strives to build long lasting relationships with her guests through good communication and honesty. Her skills include advanced coloring, cutting, Brazilian Blowout Treatments and men’s cuts.  Morgan continues to improve her education within our industry. ​There’s an immediate connection when a client sits in her chair.

Sheila Apicella

Sheila joined our team in 2016. She’s experienced in many different kinds of braiding, formal updos, balayage/color services, smooth blowouts, and effortless beachy waves everyone is looking to achieve. She loves to continue her education, which includes attending regular training classes to keep up with the latest trends. 
She enjoys the opportunity to meet new guests and apply her education and the love of this profession to give each person an enjoyable and satisfying salon experience. 
She strives to help everyone achieve their beauty goals and provides them with a personalized beauty regimen so they can recreate their salon look at home!

Alexa Dufek

Stylist and Eyelash Specialist
Born and raised here is South Florida, Alexa Dufek became a licensed cosmetologist in 2015 and has quickly developed a devout following for her talents in creating wavy, lustrous styles in every length. The undisputed queen of trendy color—from balayage and ombre to color melts—Alexa has earned the trust of her growing clientele to mix up stunning, customized shades. Her expertise also includes her signature look—long, luminous beach waves. Keeping up with the current trends while maintaining her level of mastery, Alexa is constantly building skills and enhancing her level of knowledge. Alexa loves her craft!  Skilled in eyelash extensions, Alexa’s quick wit and easy-going nature immediately put her customers at ease, and make her a invaluable addition to the Beauty and the Beach staff.

Sarah Brens


Originally from the Dominican Republic, Sarah moved to the U.S. and decided it was the perfect time to chase her lifelong dream of being a part of the beauty industry. She has been part of the Beauty and the Beach Salon Stylist Team since 2015 and continues to attend advanced classes to bring the latest technology to her guests at her new found home. She brings her skills to the table with undivided attention. Her goal is to ensure that every guest leaves her chair with confidence and a smile.

Priscila Salazar


Priscila joined the Beach Team as an assistant. After graduating from Cosmetology school she completed an extensive advance training program with one of our master stylists, Melanie Wallace.  Priscila enjoys continuing her education by attending classes to keep up with new techniques and is eager to grow in the beauty industry.  

Denise (Shimi) Lanier

 Nail Technician 

As one of our original Beach Team members, Denise is a nail and waxing specialist. She has been a licensed technician since 1998, starting her professional career here in Cooper City. Denise specializes in manicures, pedicures, gelac polish and waxing. She believes in making her clients feel relaxed and comfortable while here at Beauty and the Beach Salon. Come in and see Shimi for a unique and pleasant experience.