Meet the talented, passionate stylists of Villa de Goochi Salon and Spa!
Desiree has always wanted to own her own salon and continue to do hair while doing so. Her dreams came true 9 years ago when she opened her first location in Oxford. She has moved to her final destination in Oxford where she feels it is the perfect fit. She feels that thru her business she is beyond grateful of the wonderful people it has brought into her life. Most of her clientele has been with her from the beginning and so they are like family to her. She is constantly continuing her education as well as sharing this with her staff. She feels very strongly about keeping her staff up to date with the new trends to be able to offer them to all of you. When she is not at the salon she loves spending time with her husband Rob and her three children Masiela, Mila, and Mari. She is also thankful to all her immediate family that continue to help her on this journey.
(Stylist and Make-up artist) Cindy obtained her license in 1989 from Leighmans College of Beauty. Cindy has been a part of the Villa de Goochi Team for over 7 years. Cindy's experience ranges from Management, Nail Tech to Educator working with companies such as Paul Mitchell, Rusk, Matrix, Wella, Loreal, and Redken. Cindy went back to school to become an instructor and then became an educator for Bio Elements Skin Care Company and now for Mirabella Mineral Makeup. She has a special love for working with women to create the best make-up options for them specifically.
(Stylist and Curl expert) Jessica is certified in cutting and curling through Deva Curl and has been a stylist for over 15 years. Jessica enjoys educating clients when they have difficulties working with their curls/texture. Jessica loves when she can help one of her clients see how beautiful they are just by adjusting their color or cut to fit their personalized needs. Jessica is constantly continuing her education to stay up to date with the latest trends. When she is not working she loves spending time with her two boys and husband.
(Stylist and Make-up artist) Chelsea has been with VDG for 4 years now. She began working along side the owner, Desiree. She attended cosmetology school at David Pressely in Royal Oak where she received her certification in Klix hair extensions. She loves everything about this industry and is always keeping up with new techniques and continuing her education. She currently does our facials and makeup applications. Chelsea loves the relationships she has built with her clients and coworkers and is excited to keep building from here.
Keli attened SEOVEC and was licensed in 1986. Keli then earned a Degree in Fashion Design from LA CA. Keli loves all aspects of helping someone look beautiful. Keli took some time off to raise her two beautiful boys and she is also a full time advocate to her youngest son who is Autistic, ensuring him the best possible quality of life. Keli loves working at Villa de Goochi Salon and Spa and has been employed with us for over 3 years. Keli feels like our Salon is a part of her extended family and is excited to be recently assisting Desiree and Lydia learning the latest trends and techniques in the industry. Just recently she has began to take appointments for CND Shellac Nails.
(Front Desk Coordinator)
Lauren joined the Villa de goochi team as a receptionist in September of 2015. She is currently going to school to get a degree as a vascular ultrasound tech. In her spare time she loves to play softball which has been her passion since she was young. Lauren loves building relationships with each client and sees the girls at Villa De goochi as part of her family.
(Front Desk Coordinator) Megan attended cosmetology school at Dougls J Aveda (East Lansing) and trained in aesthetics and nails. She also attended Grand Valley for education and hospitality management. She has a passion and a good eye for makeup applications. She enjoys participating in the community outreach programs. A few includes Stand down for homeless veterans and haircuts for the homeless. She also has been a part of Fight against cancer-makeovers for terminally ill children. In her spare time she loves to dance, play the piano, sing, cook, and dabble in interior design. Thru her work with hair and makeup she enjoys helping people feel beautiful!!
(Font Desk Coordinator, Massage Therapist)
Sydnee joined the VDG family in August of 2017. She began working alongside the owner, Desiree as her assistant. She is now working her way to her own station. Sydnee started pursuing her cosmetology career at
Grondins in Lapeer her junior year of high school allowing her to graduate with her high school diploma and a cosmetology license. She received her certification in Academy Pro Hair and extensions. She has also continued her education and has become certified in eyelash extensions. In her spare time she loves to bake, spend time with her friends and family, and help her mom teach Martial Arts.
(Stylist) Jacinta is our newest addition to our team here and we are so pleased to have her. Some of the things she loves doing are men's cuts, balayage, waxing, formal styles and color corrections. She graduated from Regency Beauty Institute as a member of the STAR rewards program, president of the student council, and writer and editor of the monthly newsletter. She began her passion for hair assisting at Glitz where she attended many continuing education classes. From there she spent 2.5 years at Supercuts. When she is not doing hair she really enjoys writing articles and poetry for her personal women's blog.