Katherine, Owner, Grooming Instructor, and Lead Groomer
Katherine has been grooming for over a decade, placing high value on the educational and health side of grooming. That being said, she is also a certified Pet CPR and First Aid instructor and a Certified Canine Esthetician. Currently, Katherine is teaching full time at The Eastside's Academy of Pet Grooming, instructing the next generation of pet grooming professionals.
Katherine regularly attends continuing education seminars with her staff and feels that grooming should have a holistic approach behind it. She is the founder of Hollywoof Pet Salon and The Eastside's Academy of Pet Grooming. As a life long lover of animals, Katherine could not take more pride in the services that her company provides to the many pet owners and pet professionals who live and work in the tri-county area!
Lindsay, National Certified Master Groomer;
Former Instructor/Certifier for NCGIA
Lindsay is a Master Groomer and Competitive Groomer who is a rising star in the contestant ring. She values her ability to not only to groom to perfection, but her ability to handle all animals with care and a gentle touch. Lindsay has been grooming for just over 20 years, with her career beginning under her mother's supervision in the show world. Lindsay has a deep love of all animals and would rescue feral kitties as a child, befriending and feeding them until they would come home with her. Later in life, Lindsay opened the first "feline exclusive" salon in her city, and was asked to represent and certify for the National Cat Groomers Institute of America (NCGIA). She has helped countless others prepare for their tests and begin their own careers providing the best quality of care to the felines. Lindsay's deep commitment to our four legged friends led her into a life long love of her career and insatiable thirst for knowledge in their care.
Shayna, Licensed Veterinary Technician;
"Soon To Be" National Certified Master Groomer
Shayna is a Licensed Veterinary Technician with over a decade of experience in critical care expertise. Her passion for saving our furry friends is unparalleled to anything except her love of grooming them! Shayna has been grooming professionally for just over 5 years and looking forward to completing her National Certified Master Groomer course, making her one of the less than 5 registered in our great State of Michigan. Her heart is with the Schnauzers and hopes to be the proud owner/ handler of her blue blooded baby in the future. Shayna's dedication to the animals is about as real as it gets, she hopes to retire one day and start a Chihuahua rescue, calling it the "Chi Farm." Shayna often says she feels she become a feral human after working with all the fur babies for so many years, but our clients tend to disagree, saying she's a sweet, young lady.
Jasmine, Dog Groomer;
Jasmine has been grooming for 7 years, and working with pets at grooming salons for the last 11 years. Jasmine is meticulous to say the least, listening to the details of conversation, so that she knows exactly what you want for your dog. She loves poodles and has a few of her own. Jasmine is an overall vibrant and happy young lady and always starts her day off with a smile!
Gina, Dog Groomer,
Former Instructor at BINGO
Gina is a former instructor at the Bingo Institute of Dog Grooming and a Professional Pet Groomer for 5 years. Gina finds her joy in life when she with animals, her understanding of them goes far beyond just your basic, "he's such a good boy!" She can read their body language and sees why they are so "good" and what's motivating them to be so happy. She is a true animal lover through and through! Gina's vision in life is to come home to her 2 standard Poodles and her rescue Calico. Her favorite dogs are full of personality and who love to love her back!
"Uncle" Reggie, Dog Groomer; Total Sweetheart
Reggie has been grooming professionally since 2017 and shows his dedication to the animals more so than any man we have ever known! He is so kind and sweet, almost all the doggos love to come and see "Uncle" Reggie; as he will dote on them and move with them at their own pace, making sure that they are comfortable in his care every step of the way. Reggie, like all of the Hollywoof "family", is of the mindset that our pets are like family, and oh my! If he isn't spoiling them, he's taking their picture with them sporting their most adorable poses in their new, original haircuts! Reggie is light hearted, fun loving, fashionable, and pays attention to the details when it comes to work. His future plans include learning hand stripping and becoming Fear Free Certified, as he wants all the animals to love their grooming experience!
Breanna, Dog Groomer;
"Soon To Be" National Certified Master Groomer
Breanna is known as the "Gentlest Groomer in Grosse Pointe," according to our clients. Bre's patience and kindness is extended to all the dogs she meets, and she cares for them all like her own! You should be jealous of her pets- they have their own room, with their own pet fish, and Nibbler gets weekly paw'dicures... Breanna has been grooming professionally for just over 5 years and looking forward to completing her National Certified Master Groomer course, making her one of the less than 5 registered in our great State of Michigan.
Brianna, Dog Groomer
Assistant Instructor at Eastside Academy
Brianna has been grooming professionally for three years. She has been a tremendous help at our school, working students through the meticulous care of coat "prep work." She is a bright young lady with a deep love of animals! Brianna proudly boasts of her self proclaimed "zoo" at home, and wouldn't change a thing about it for anything! A rising star in our school, and salon, Brianna specializes in grooming puppies and senior dogs.... "Bring me your puppies, all of them!!!"
Jenna, Dog Groomer, The "Fluff" Expert
Jenna is a wonderful young lady and is all about the Husky dogs! She has her own beloved baby at home and understands how goofy they truly are. Jenna has become a phenomenal groomer after her one year internship with Hollywoof, working with all sizes and temperaments of pets. She has some amazing "prep" in her step. Her attention to the small details, as well as her gentle and tender touch, is gearing her up for a lifetime of success in the salon and the show ring. Jenna's goal is to enter into "Recue Round," a challenging grooming and styling competition on local area rescue dogs. She's a gem, and like us, the dogs are lucky to have her!
Alyssa, Dog Groomer
Assistant Manager to Hollywoof
Alyssa has been grooming for just over a year, after apprenticing under not only Katherine, but the entire Hollywoof team! She is detail orientated and wants to make sure every pet has the best possible experience, not just in the quality of care but the experience as a whole! After 10 years of being a full time mom, Alyssa swears the dogs and cats have completely saved her sanity and helped her find herself again. She is completely grateful for them and forever repaying the favor, making sure they feel just as welcomed and loved by her as she has felt by them. Alyssa's heart is with the rescue animals, she wants them to have the same "second chance" at life that she feels she has had. Her caring, nurturing heart gives the dogs the love they need in order to feel secure in the difficult process of pelt removal and neglect assistance. She truly has a heart of gold and her passion is on fire for the animals in her care. Alyssa is currently helping us schedule appointments and maintain a "stress free" schedule for your loved one, as she feels it's an important aspect of everyone's visit to our salon.