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.
"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.
Tristian Ranson is the owner of The Pet Spa at Laguna and the winner of HBO Max's 'Haute Dog' TV series. Tristain has been a professional groomer for seven years and knows the importance of keeping an open mind and letting your creativity shine. Tristain uses his favorite tool, the Andis Pulse ZR II to create his jaw dropping cuts and give his furry clients a little extra style.
When Darius left the salon that taught him his craft, there was a sense of sadness and finality he couldn't shake. But, Darius knew that if you never take risk, you'll never know the rewards. Now an Andis groomer, Darius puts what he learned to the test every day, and becomes a better, more well-rounded groomer. Darius takes inspiration from other groomers, especially Asian groomers, who inspire him to keep growing and evolving, only further fueling his passion for grooming!