Rachel Vedder helps three sides of the grooming community: The pets, the groomers and the customers. Her success comes from being able to navigate all these groups, providing high-quality experience for her pets, a detailed and collaborative effort for her clients, and knowledge for her fellow groomers. She takes every moment as a learning opportunity, and invests in herself for her future.
"Recognizing your pet's limits and your own limits doesn't make you less of a groomer. It makes you a better one."
Elizabeth Torres sees every groom as an opportunity to make a dog's day better. She knows the act of grooming is not about the groomer, but the animal and its safety, comfort and enjoyment. Throughout her 18-year career, Elizabeth has continued to be an avid learner, taking inspiration from her creative community on her journey towards mastery.
Brooke Terrabrio loves how rewarding grooming can be, but recognizes that it is easy to get caught up in what other people are doing. Her recommendation to other groomers is to stop comparing yourself to others, learn at your own pace, and embrace your own style. It allows you to enjoy your creativity and to share it with the world without getting caught up in the game of expectations.
Juanita Harris meets challenges head-on. Losing her job just days after finding out she was pregnant for the first time, Juanita persisted through the difficult and emotional time. It proved to be a minor setback for a big comeback. Since then, she has built a ten-year grooming career, finding purpose, inspiration and community through give-back charity grooming tours.