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I'm Michelle and it is my pleasure to have you visit my site. I hope you find everything here that you are looking for.


Please feel free to reach out to me at anytime if you have any questions. I would love to hear from you. Email Me

I have been in this amazing industry for 17+ years.  I still feel the excitement today as I did from day one. 

I have lived in Central Iowa most of my adult life. I love spending time with my husband and daughter, while we go mushroom hunting, long walks in the woods, stargazing, listening to music, watching the latest blockbusters and of course all things hair. 

My husband is a huge gardener and each year it gets bigger and bigger. 

We are also feeling the travel bug so we are looking forward to many vacations. If you have any fun ideas they are welcomed!!

Family Vacation
Husband's Garden

I didn't know until later in life what I wanted to do.

Most thought I was going to be a computer programmer. Well that lasted a whole two seconds as I couldn't see myself sitting behind a desk all day long. 


I was a hairstylist in Ames from 2007-2018, then in September 2018 I moved to Ankeny where I started renting out a private suite. I absolutely LOVE my private suite!! 

It has been an amazing journey so far.

I am very blessed to be able to work in a career that is so rewarding. Making my guest feel inspired, desired, and that they can always achieve their style with a experience like no other.

When my daughter was 3 years old I decided I wanted to have a career where I could support my family and still be a mother to Amber. Man time has flown by fast, because in just a few months,  Amber will be 20 years old and starting her sophomore year at USD in Vermillion South Dakota to pursue Criminal Justice & become a police officer with a minor in music.


Michelle Golden


My Favorite Starbucks Drink:  

Summer Drink: 

Trenta Pink Drink (no ice, no Strawberries) or a Strawberry lemonade

Winter Drink:

White Chocolate/Hot Chocolate

My Super Power:  

Big Color & Haircut Transformations

Passions:  Family / Nature / Astronomy

Favorite Movies: 

Footloose/ Pretty In Pink/ Superman Movies/ Ferris Bueller's Day Off/ Sixteen Candles, National Treasure

Favorite TV Shows:  The Walking Dead, Friends, Big Bang Theory, Million Little Things, Superman & Lois, 911, Yellowstone, The Resident.

Favorite Music: 80's/ 90's/ 2000's/ 90's & 2000's Country Music 

Favorite Netflix Shows:  The OA, Vampire Diaries, Travelers, Lost in Space, Cobra Kai, The Umbrella Academy, Roswell, & my new obsession Sen Cal Kapimi

Awards & Honors


I'm am so honored to be a nominee and Gold Place Winner in Best Hair Salon in The Des Moines Community Choice Awards. 

Along with placing Platinum & Bronze in other categories


I'm am so honored to be the

Thriver of the year for 2020.

I have been a hairstylist who has worked with a business coach "Britt Seva" for the last 3 years this spring.

The Thriver's community voted me to be their Thriver of the year for 2020!


Think Peoples Choice Awards but for Hairstylist who are in the top 5%. 

Michelle Golden

I have had Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide Magazine share my work on their social media pages, and just recently had them request to publish some of my work in their monthly magazine which is amazing!!

I'm am so honored to be a Top 100 One Shot Hair Awards in 2023 

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