I discovered the grooming world by accident after attending the University of Auckland, travelling the world and trying to figure out what I wanted to do in life. I am a farm girl, brought up with all sorts of animals and of course dogs, German Shepherds, Dachshunds, Pyrenean Mountain Dogs and many rescue mixes. I am currently a proud Mama to two Scottish Terriers, Quinn & Macintosh.
Through lots of hard work, I have been fortunate to have been able to follow my passion for dogs and create The Grooming Lounge & Daycare. My goal was to create a transparent and safe facility to care for all dogs who pass through our care. I have a strong interest in skin and coat health and will gladly accept any size and breed in our salon.
Hope to see you soon!
My Grooming Story
Rewind a little, I completed my training at the School of Grooming in Auckland passing with Excellence in 2017. I regularly attend seminars and workshops both in New Zealand, Australia & Online to further my knowledge, improve my craft and meet new people.
In 2017, I became registered with the National Grooming Association of New Zealand
In 2018, I became registered with International Pet Groomers Inc.
In 2019, I passed International Certifications to qualify as a Certified Advanced Professional Groomer.
I have participated in competitions around New Zealand winning awards in the 2019 Central Grooming Championship. Taking home in my level:
1st Place for Salon Freestyle Novice
2nd Place in a team event
3rd Place in Clipped Terrier Class Novice
March 2019 in Christchurch:
Passed Salon Proficiency Certificate with National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand
November 2019 in Christchurch's One Shot Competition:
1st place for Novice level
In February, Sulphur City Groomwars 2020 in Rotorua:
1st for Salon Freestyle Intermediate
1st for Clipper Class Intermediate
2nd for Terriers Intermediate
3rd for Asian Fusion Intermediate
Rising Star Award
Best in Group for Salon Freestyle
Auckland Groomalong 2020:
2nd in Salon Freestyle Silver Level
3rd in Gundog & Terrier Combined Clipped Class Silver Level
June 2020 in Palmerston North
Passed Gundog Masters Certificate with National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand
June 2021 in Palmerston North
Passed Terriers Masters Certificate with National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand
In 2021, I was asked to become a Brand Ambassador for my favourite NZ dog cosmetic line, Smith&Burton. I love using and recommending their products in my salon and retail shop so I was more than willing to take up the opportunity to jump on board and help educate the public about is in the products they are putting on their dogs.
So friendly and reassuring with my dog that is super scared of brushing! He always comes home happy and so clean and soft!!!!