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.
Finding your own approach
Groomers can be a big part of a pet's life. Rose Agracewicz cherishes the groomer-pet relationships. Over time, Rose is able to learn the intricacies of each pet, and add tremendous value to their lives. Like most relationships, you get out what you put in. Rose puts kindness, care and respect into her pets and clients, and gets rewarding feelings back.
"There is no single approach to grooming. Every pet needs something different, every groomer likes something different, and every owner wants something different."
Crystal Gause-Moore's grooming career has taken her from Petco to the founding of her own shop. She's learned patience and persistence, mastering her craft in the face of struggle. Fourteen years after grooming for the first time, Crystal continues to be inspired by other creators and their successes, channeling that inspiration into the grooming experience at Buttaz Puppy Cutz.
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!