As a social work student, I envisioned creating the most soothing, therapeutic environment possible - so what does that entail?
Barkmore Beauty is an independent, private salon. We only work with one client at a time; this means there are two professional groomers tending to your dog's every need with no distractions, or noise other than the calming music we play. Additionally, we use aromatherapy and touch desensitization techniques to make even the most nervous pups comfortable with grooming. We do not crate. Who ever heard of a spa day involving a crate? Barkmore Beauty is fully equipped with two rest areas and play area in the salon. We believe grooming is a team activity - we work at your dog’s pace, giving breaks throughout because our main goal is to build their confidence on the table. Once they become confident on the table, grooming becomes their spa day - and everyone deserves a spa day!
In 2014, my family opened The Barkmore House, the highest reviewed dog boarding business in Durham. After so many years of caring for dogs, my love for them led me to become a professional groomer. I'm super lucky to be able to say I absolutely love my job! I've been grooming professionally and training salon employees for over 2 years now. I've had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful dogs and we've bonded while making them spiffy! I'm also currently a student at NCSU studying social work, and then it's off to grad school!
Meet Jon, my lovely bather! He's a recent high school graduate and has been apprenticing in my salon since we opened. I'm so happy to announce that your pup and I have the pleasure of having him full-time now! Jon is highly experienced in soothing Nervous Nelly's and values creating the best experience possible for your fur baby.