Our Logo is based upon the heart of our business and why we set up the salon - the love of our own dogs. We only wanted the best for our dogs which is what motivated us to set up a salon which was as good as a hairdressers in standard and quality but for our canine companions!
Featured in our Logo are our dogs back in 2004 when we started the business; "Molly, Buddy, Santa & Bess"
Jessica Steward is the main stylist at Best Friends Grooming Salon.
She is a professionally qualified dog groomer having been awarded an OCN level 2 in dog grooming and OCN level 3 in the grooming business. Jessica gained a diploma from The Classic Canine Cuts Dog Grooming School in South Wales where she undertook an intensive private dog grooming course in 2004. Jessica has loved dogs all of her life and began competing in dog agility at the age of 12 and has competed at Crufts several times.
In 2005 she won the Princes Trust "Shropshire's Young Business Person Of The Year" award.
Jessica was previously doing a Law & American Studies degree at Keele University before she decided to follow her heart and she left to set up Best Friends Grooming Salon with her mum Ginny. Since that day she has never looked back!
Jessica loves being with dogs all day and it has meant that she has got lots of time to spend with her own 7 dogs!
Ginny is a Professionally trained dog groomer and has been part of Best Friends Grooming Salon from the very beginning. She is Jessica's mum who has supported her in everyway from day one and continues to work full time at the Salon.
Ginny doesnt style but does everything else including "Quality Control!"
From washing & drying dogs, answering the phone and cleaning to making the cups of tea - the salon couldn't run without her!
Her favourite breed of dog is a Rough Collie and she loves taking our dogs for walks.
Karen splits her time with caring for her beloved horses and running her own home boarding for dogs business called Canine Country Holidays.
Karen is a fully qualified Equine Touch Therapist and is training to become a Canine Touch Therapist. She is a riding instructor and is very interested in natural horsemanship. Karen has always owned dogs and currently has 4 dogs - "Chase" a border Collie, "Molly" a Kelpie cross, "Cajun" a Miniature American Shepherd and "Pearl" a black Labrador puppy!
Karen started working for us in 2005 after her son did his work experience here! Karen specialises in combing out dogs, bathing & drying.
Kendal is the latest addition to our team at Best Friends Grooming Salon
Prior to working with us Kendal completed a small animal care course at Walford & North Shropshire College.
Kendal has two dogs, a Labradoodle & a Shih Tzu, 2 rabbits and a horse!
Kendal is a keen horse rider and is used to working with a variety of animals. Kendal's favourite breed of dog is a Pug and she recently attended a Pugfest dog show in