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Part 4 of 4: Salon Design at Pets of Perfection: Comprehensive Review

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7 minutes, 48 seconds



Are you thinking about opening your own grooming salon? Are you looking for space to buy or lease? Have you really thought about all the details that go into creating that perfect grooming salon space?

Here are some deal-breaking details to consider:

• finding the right location.

• zoning.

• negotiating the lease.

• safety issues.

• efficient salon design.

• hiring a contractor.

Kathy Rose has been a salon owner for over 30 years and has gone through this process several times. This PowerPoint-style presentation is loaded with pictures and ideas on how she took a modest site and transformed it into the fabulous, Pets of Perfection in Boynton Beach, Florida.

You’ll learn more than just choosing paint swatches in this video. Kathy takes you through the technical factors on zoning and commercial leasing and shows you how to turn even the smallest space into a bright, welcoming, and highly efficient business.

We have broken this lesson apart into four sessions (Athrough D) for easy viewing. Make sure to scroll down and catch the entire lesson as you complete each section.

In this video you will learn:

• how to evaluate a location.

• what to look for in a commercial lease.

• ways to work with a contractor so you get what you expect.

• how to create a floor plan that flows smoothly.

• design tips no salon should be without.

Kathy Rose

Certifications: NCMG, IPGCMG, ISCCCMS

A salon owner since 1983, Kathy Rose has garnered recognition in the pet industry both as an expert stylist and educator. As a competitive stylist, Kathy has won numerous national and international titles including best in show at almost every major US contest and gold and silver medals on Groom Team USA on four consecutive teams. She also served as the coordinator for two years.

Away from the competitive grooming ring, Kathy Rose is a sought after speaker and grooming judge. Kathy serves as Director the International Judges Association, (IJA) and is an IJA judge. She is also an accredited judge for the United Show Managers Alliance (USA) and she is accredited by the European Grooming Association (EGA) for all classes. She has offered her vast knowledge at virtually every major industry event stateside as well as in Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and South Korea.
In recognition of her efforts Kathy has been a regular nomine for the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, winning the award for outstanding contributions to the pet Industry. Her skills have been put on display on Animal Planet’s popular television series “Petsburg USA: where Kathy was featured prominently in their “Mutt Makeover” episodes.

Most recently, Kathy hosted the television event shown on the Learning Channel, entitled “Extreme Poodles”. Kathy served as the Master of Ceremonies with TLC using her expertise to guide and narrate the entire event.

Kathy’s state of the art salon, Pets of Perfection was featured on the 2005 Barkleigh Groomer to Groomer Buyers Guide and she has written numerous articles related to salon design, as well as a series of articles relating to licensure and regulation of the grooming profession for Barkleigh Publications.

Early in her career, Kathy owner/handled her toy poodles and Portuguese Water dog to point and group placements as well as serving as Vice President and Assistant show Chairman for AKC sanctioned show events, receiving the outstanding service award.


7730 Boynton Beach Blvd., Suite 10
Boynton Beach FL  33437
Phone: (561) 369-0913


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