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Salon Owner: Michelle Baird 

Salon: Barkin Beauties 

Location: Newtownabbey


I have been grooming dogs professionally for 15 years.

I have been sharing my passion for the art of grooming through seminars, workshops and the Continuing Development Programme in my salons Barkin Beauties for over 3 years now. 

Development Programmes to keep my skills up to date.

I also bring international groomers across to venues to give all my students and groomers the opportunities to learn from the best.

I have a wealth of experience and many years in the industry, alongside numerous qualifications; including some of the following.

-Ipet Network Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and salon Management 

-25 Credits at Level 4 and 10 Credits at Level 5 in Master Craftsman Skills in Professional Dog Grooming, Health, Welfare and Business Management.

-Level 3 Advanced CPR and Canine First Aid. 

I have a wealth of knowledge which I share with my students and provide them with lots of

hands-on advice.


Nicole Tutor

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Salon Tutor - Nicole Baird 

Salon - Barkin Beauties

Location- Newtownabbey 


With 9 years of professional dog grooming experience

 I was honoured to win the County Antrim Dog Groomer Salon Based of the year 2022 award.

For over 3 years, I have been conducting seminars, workshops, and the Continuing Development Programme at Barkin Beauties to share my passion for grooming.

 I prioritize staying updated by participating in Development Programmes and inviting international groomers as well as local Groomers to provide learning opportunities for my students and staff. 

Holding qualifications such as the OCN-NI Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Level 3 Advanced CPR and Canine First Aid, I aim to pass on my extensive knowledge and practical advice to aspiring groomers.

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