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Pawfect Style was founded in 2008. Head stylist and tutor, Kirsty, has been involved with dogs since the age of 5. She has won numerous awards showing her poodles including making up champions, numerous Best In Show awards including winning the Junior (YKC) Best In Show at CRUFTS 2000 and Reserve Best In Show at CRUFTS 2001 and now judges poodles at Championship Level.
In 2008 Kirsty opened Pawfect Style in a tiny little shop in South Shields. Within 3 years she was so busy she had to move to bigger premises to be able to take on new clients.
In 2012 to 2014 Kirsty completed her City & Guilds level 3 and Diploma. Not to stop there, Kirsty decided to carry on her education and start her route to International Master Groomer. She started her journey in August 2015 and gained the full qualification in October 2016.
In July 2017 Kirsty moved the business to her new salon in South Shields, a super state of the art training centre and now teaches many iPET qualifications including iPET Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management, iPET Network Level 3 Certificate in Dog Grooming and Introduction to Styling, iPET Network Level 3 Award in an Introduction to Dog Grooming, Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Dog Grooming, iPET Network Level 3 Award in Hand Stripping, iPET Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid, iPET Network Level 3 Award in Promotion of Canine Skin, Hair and Nail Health.
Also available for 1 to 1 groomer training, hosts seminars, demo days and workshops as well as a Director at BIGA (British Isles Grooming Association) and the founder of the North East Professional Groomers Group – Est 2015,
Now a fully qualifed Level 3 Teacher and Assessor and also judges all 3 sizes of poodle at Championship Level, currently completing her European Grooming Association judging program in 2023 and has just recently been crowned WORLD CHAMPION at the World Grooming Championships with Groom Team England.
2012 – 2014 City and Guilds level 3 Diploma
Aug 2015 North East Groomers Network grooming competition – 1st Place Intermediate Class
Jan 2016 The Grooming Show – 3rd Place Asian Fusion
Oct 2016 gained ICMG (International Certified Master Groomer)
Jan 2017 The Grooming Show – 3rd Place Asian Fusion and 1st Place Standard Poodle Open
Apr 2017 Mastergroom – Toy Poodle Special Award
Aug 2017 Premier Groom – 1st Place Champion Poodle Class
Oct 2017 British Dog Groomers Championship – 3rd Place Champion Standard Poodle Class
Nov 2017 Mastergroom Scotland – 1st Place Champion Standard Poodle Class and RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
Jan 2018 The Grooming Show – 1st Place Champion Poodle Class
April 2018 Mastergroom – 1st Place Champion Poodle Class
Aug 2018 Premier Groom – 1st Place Champion Poodle Class, Spectators Award and RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
Sept 2018 Groomania BELGIUM – 1st Place Champion Standard Poodle Class
Oct 2018 British Dog Grooming Championships – 2nd Place Champion Poodle Class
Jan 2019 The Grooming Show – 1st Place Champion Poodle Class and BEST IN SHOW
Aug 2019 Premier Groom – 1st Place Champion Poodle Class
Sept 2019 The Grooming Show Summer Spin Off – 2nd Place Champion Poodle Class
Sept 2019 Groomania BELGIUM – 1st Place Champion Standard Poodle Class
Jan 2020 The Grooming Show – 1st Place Champion Poodle Class
Jan 2020 – DECLARED ‘GROOM TEAM ENGLAND’ POODLE CATEGORY 2021-2022
May 2021 Northern Ireland Grooming Championships – 1st Champion Poodle and BEST IN SHOW
Jan 2022 The Grooming Show – 1st Place Champion Standard Poodle Class
May 2022 Great British Grooming Show – 2nd Place Champion Poodle Class
July 2022 Mastergroom – 1st Place Standard Poodle Champion and BEST IN SHOW
Aug 2022 Premier Groom – 1st Place Champion Poodle
Sept 2022 WORLD GROOMING CHAMPIONSHIPS – 1ST/GOLD PLACE Groom Team England!!!!!
Jan 2023 – DECLARED ‘GROOM TEAM ENGLAND’ POODLE CATEGORY 2023-2024
NOMINATED Up and coming Groomer of the Year 2018
NOMINATED Groom Team England Rising Star Award 2019
NOMINATED Groomer of the Year 2019
NOMINATED Groomer of the Year 2020
NOMINATED Groomer of the Year 2021
WINNER International Grand Champion Groomer of the Year 2022
WINNER Golden Scissor Awards – Supreme Champion Poodle 2022
WINNER Liz Paul Awards Outstanding Achievement Award 2022