About Us

Who We Are

Denise’s passion for the beauty industry started when she was just 12 years old. She remembers the moment vividly – it was right after the Dorothy Hamill haircut was released. Two years later she enrolled in the Cosmetology program at the local vocational/technical school, and never looked back.

She married and had two children at a young age. Today, Denise is proud of her three wonderful children and six amazing grandchildren.

Denise’s love for her family and dedication to the beauty industry always motivated her to succeed. In 1987 she became licensed and officially started her cosmetology career. She can’t imagine doing anything else because she truly loves what she does.

For a combined 20 years, Denise worked as an educator for both Framesi and Lakme USA. Then she served as the Director of Education for Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon for 10 years. Through these experiences, Denise developed her sincere love for teaching her staff and her clients. Attention to detail is very important to her, and she’s constantly learning. In this business, Denise knows it’s important to embrace change.

During her 31-year career, Denise has devoted her time to making her clients feel beautiful. Every day, she shows them how to do their own hairstyle, so that it’s easy for them to replicate. They trust her because she strives to make them feel good about themselves.

Denise has a great relationship with her clients and considers them her extended family.

Our Team

Angela Venini
Salon Coordinator

I have been in the beauty industry for eight years and I have been with Van Gogh Salon since day one. As a Salon Manager my number one priority is quality customer service. It is important to me that every client has a positive experience as soon as they walk through the door. I love learning new trends in the hair and fashion industry and working in an environment that makes people feel good about them-selves.

Doureen Briglia

I have been a stylist for over 30yrs. I specialize in cutting, color and perms. Listening to my clients is extremely important to me because I believe everyone is unique and has their own vision By continuing to attend classes throughout the year, I am always learning fun new things. I love sharing new styles as well as styling techniques with my clients to help them always look and feel their best.

Michelle Dougherty

I have been a stylist for 17 years. I love everything about the business, especially curly hair as I have myself. My education throughout the years has been important to me. It keeps me current on the latest trends and techniques. I love making my clients feel good about themselves. My attention to detail in all of my work is what keeps my clients happy, which is extremely important to me.

Dominique DiEnna

I am so lucky I get to wake up and do what I love every day. I have always had a love of art, and for the last 5+ years hair has given me my creative outlet. Getting to know and understand my clients while creating looks that are both manageable and beautiful is always my main focus. Some of my favorite things include free form balayage and elegant updos. There is always something new to learn in this business, which is why I love staying educated. I plan on making my life, as well as my clients, happy and beautiful!

Lindsey DiSands

I have been a hair stylist for 4 years. I have had the passion to become a stylist from a young age. I love doing everything including color, cuts and make-up but I absolutely love Balayage Highlighting! I love learning new trends and techniques to further my education.

Nikki Dougherty

I have been a hair stylist for 3 years. Although I love everything about hair, I would say I really love hair coloring and styling the most. I also have a passion for make-up. I am constantly taking classes to update my skills. I look forward to bringing the beauty out in my clients and making them feel amazing.

Marissa Wilson

I like to think of myself as easy going and fun. Being unique in my hair and style radiates my passion for individualism, flare and the love I have for the beauty industry. I have been licensed for 1 year and enjoy learning new things. I am always learning and practicing as well as attending shows and classes. I am a very motivated person. Nothing makes me feel better then the compliments I receive from clients after they experience my shampoo service.

Jacqueline McGonigal

I have had a passion for hair as long as I can remember. I was lucky to complete my education while I was in high school attending a vocational/technical school for 3 years .I love learning and trying new things to further my knowledge in the beauty industry. Making the client feel relaxed and comfortable is important to me.

Ashley Muldowney

My true calling and dream was to become a cosmetologist, I love all things hair and makeup! My biggest goal is to make sure all of my guests look and feel beautiful in their own skin every time they leave my chair. I am very ambitious and always love learning new techniques to broaden my skill. Building relationships with my clients is very important to me so I look forward to working with you all!

Kyla Wind
Massage Therapist

Kyla is a licensed massage therapist, registered yoga instructor, and artist. Through holistic works, she strives to not only improve the lives of her friends, family, and clients, but also to keep in mind that the mind, body, and spirit aspect of a person are things to be nurtured and strengthened. Being able to practice this combination helps to keep her grounded and focused on her goal of helping those in need to find their own center and sense of peace.