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!