"I started grooming in 2010 in Puyallup, WA. I've since worked in Bellevue, Federal Way, and on Alki Beach.
My favorite part of grooming is getting to see all the different breeds personalities.
I really enjoy grooming herding dogs, pomeranians, poodles, and terriers.
Training is a huge part of grooming as well, and I like to emphasize training inside and outside of the salon.
I'm very understanding of pets with special needs also. I believe in rescuing dogs as it saves a life!"
Amanda and Aaron both have had a lifelong passion for dogs. The two met through grooming and made a commitment early on to open up a salon with all of the ideals that they felt a lot of salons lacked.
Although Hippie Hounds Lynnwood was their first salon, the married couple have worked in salons all over Western WA, from down in Puyallup, to Renton and Bellevue - leaving them with many differing skills acquired from these areas.
The two have combined these skills and between them anything is possible! They have the resolution to always provide the best services, and the patience and experience to give your pet an amazing grooming experience.
"My first job was as a bather in a grooming salon when I was 14. I've worked in Des Moines, Renton, and a few shops in Federal Way, one of which I worked at for 4.5 years.
My favorite part of grooming is learning the technical haircuts and the reasons why all the breed haircuts exist as they are.
Terriers and sporting/hunting dogs are my favorite to groom. It's interesting to me that their breed standard styles are reflected in their lineage.
The history of breeds is very important as it gives you clues to why they behave in certain ways."