Alicia started her career at the age of 12 and has gone on to be a renowned pet stylist presenting many breeds for the show ring and a regular winner in the comp ring. Alicia is an international master groomer and multi award winning competition groomer winning multiple best in shows, group awards and placings.
Arielle Franco is an incredibly talented dog groomer, specialising in the Bedlington Terrier. She has not only groomed but also shown some of the top-winning Bedlingtons both in Australia and abroad at prestigious dog shows such as the World Dog Show. Her grooming career began when she was just 21, and since then, she has continued to groom and show some of the most impressive pedigrees in the world. Her passion for grooming and dedication to her craft has led her to become an international master groomer, recognised throughout the industry for her skill and artistry. Arielle continues to strive for excellence in every aspect of her practice, setting a shining example for all aspiring pet groomers.
Monique and Tash Finch are 2 sisters with a passion for grooming, they have been part of the grooming industry since 2008. Tash and Monique, inspired by the Kerry blue terrier and the standard poodle, were determined to learn more about pet styling and show grooming. With the help of experienced breeders, and attending lectures it wasn’t long before, Tash was heavily involved with breeding and showing the Kerry blue terrier under the REGENSTAUF prefix, while Monique started campaigning her first poodle - achieving many in group awards and even a Best In Show within two years of beginning her journey in this field..
Monique and Tash have both achieved remarkable accolades in the pet grooming industry, To date Tash has won over 10 best in groups, multiple runner up best in shows and a best in show award, she was also 2015 QLD royal champion she also enjoys being part of the DGS creative team,
Moniques grooming competition highlights include first place across all breed classes at masters level with achieving over 8 Best in group awards with the poodle , gundog, and purebreed scissor class, she has won multiple runner up best in show, and 2 best in show awards. Monique was a proud competitor in the master groom team event with her fellow team mates from the Oster & Shear Magic show team, winning the presitgous Mastergroom Australian team champions in 2019.
On top of their success at competitions, they were also contestants on Channel 7's hit show Pooch Perfect hosted by Rebel Wilson. This amazing opportunity allowed them to gain invaluable experience that has further inspired their love and passion for the grooming industry.
Thanks to their hard work and dedication, both ladies have earned a reputation for excellent results in the show ring and grooming competitions across Australia.
ovy Lee is an internationally acclaimed pet stylist who first emerged onto the Australian scene in 2013 after honing her skills at Starwood School. She has gone on to win multiple Best In Group awards with her purebred scissor dogs, such as the Kerry Blue Terrier, Poodle and Bedlington Terrier and also Best in Group in Salon Freestyle, where she proudly displays detailed scissor work combined with a keen eye for breed expression and balance. But her true passion lies in Asian Style, having studied with many Chinese and Japanese tutors. With these unique insights, Jovy competes across the state several times a year and even travels throughout Asia annually to ensure that her renowned skills in this art form remain top-notch
Kathy Mankey has been an expert in the field of West Highland White Terrier grooming, showing and breeding for over 14 years. Her success in the show ring is remarkable, having achieved best of breed at the Brisbane royal in 2017 , also bringing success to her kennels with many Australian Champions and was proud to win at her first grooming competition runner up Best in Show at 2022 Brisbane Pup Cup. Kathy’s passion lies in hand-stripping, which she has spent countless hours perfecting to ensure that each Westie she works with looks extraordinary. Kathy’s expertise, knowledge, and dedication to her craft have proven her to be one of the most talented Westie groomers around.
Melanie Newman is a globally renowned and award-winning dog groomer. She has travelled across the world to compete in prestigious competitions, including Artero Grand Slam in Barcelona in 2017 where she took home the title of Best in Show. Her impressive resume also includes Best In Shows with miniature poodles, standard poodles, Bichons & Welsh Terriers, and the Australian Royal Supreme Grooming Champion title.
Sharon Hall is a nationally & internationally-acclaimed grooming figure with over 30 years' experience. She has represented Australia at the World Grooming Championship four times between 2009 and 2017, Sharon also had a significant impact on pet grooming in Australia introducing initiatives such as nationally recognised certificates for groomers.