Dog Grooming with She Walks
She Walks, She Grooms
Melbourne's dogs too
As a Melbourne multi-award winning groomer, “I have been passionate about styling dogs since 2016.”
She Walks business owner Nicola has been fortunate enough to attend the some of the best grooming industry competitions, seminars and workshops, and has been taught and mentored by some of the best teachers in the grooming industry worldwide.
Additionally, Nicola has competed in grooming competitions, which has resulted in her winning:
- Multiple 1st places in her group at the Royal Melbourne Show in 2016, 2017 and 2018, while also receiving the ‘Encouragement Award’ for Melbournes up and coming groomer 2017.
- 2nd place at Groomex, the grooming industry mecca show in 2016.
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Melbourne Grooming championships for Handstripping, Lagotto and also Salon Freestyle in 2017.
A dedicated, Melbourne grooming studio
She Walks has now established a new studio, based in Carlton North, Melbourne.
We work one on one with your dog, this is so they have our full care and attention.
We have also launched a retail shop on-site, where you can buy our Dog Eats range, as well as the latest, exclusive industry grooming products.
Only the best for your stylish dog
We only sell products that we use with our own dogs. Nicola is the owner of a Lagotto Romagnalo, Labradoodle and Toy Poodle.
She has developed a style of grooming to help fellow owners style their dogs to perfection, so furry friends always leave the studio looking trim and tidy.
We specialise in grooming teddy styles, breed trims and also hand-stripping. Dog breeds I work with are below, including:
- Lagotto Romagnalo
- Bichon Frise
- Labradoodles, Oodles in general
- Terrier Breeds
- Miniture & Toy Poodles
- Small & Medium size dogs only..
Specialist dog grooming services
We offer hand stripping all wire coated breeds, breed styling, and help out those furry friends who are in need of just a bath and nail trim.
Visit the dog grooming studio
During the week you will find me working from my brand new home based grooming studio situated on:
Lowan St, Brunswick East, 3057
Saturdays, you’ll find us based at the shared grooming studios at ‘The Dog Grooming Collective’ address below:
777 Nicholson Street, Carlton North, Melbourne.
My room is fully equipped with the best quality shampoos, conditioners, offering your dog a relaxed space to be pampered in.
I love nothing more than keeping up with the latest education and training in our industry and am passionate in sharing my knowledge with you to help you understand our process.
Pricing and policies 2023/24
Full groom from *$110 / $130 / $140 (toy/small/medium dogs)
In-between groom *$100 /$120 /$130 (toy/small/medium dogs)
*Extra fee of $ incurred for matted dogs, dogs that take that little bit longer to groom due to behaviour (price to be discussed on appointment).
Hand Stripping is a traditional old style skill that takes a lot of understanding and education. This technique renovates your dogs coat and keeps their skin healthy.
Hand Stripping – Full Strip Sml – Med terrier breeds $200 -$225.
Hand Stripping – Full Strip Cocker Spaniels etc, $150 approx (based on the time taken to strip coat).
Hand Stripping – Regular maintenance visit $2 per (hand stripping) minute, a consultative approach is taken for you and your dogs needs.
Bath, Deshed & Nails $75 small dog – $120 large dog
Breed trim Lagotto from $160 based on a *6 weekly schedule
Drop off early or pick up late by 45 mins incurs a $45 fee, price discretionary at time of booking or time of pick up.
Pick up – you will be notified 30 mins before your dog is finished to pick up. I work one on one with your dog, with an approx 3 hour time slot for each dog.
* Curly coated or fleece coated dogs (cavoodles, toy poodles, bichon frise etc) require re-booking on a regular schedule, 5-6 weekly. Looking for that cute ‘instagrammable – Teddy Styling’ a regular 5-6 weekly grooming appointment helps you maintain your dogs plush velvet coat. Keeping your dogs skin and coat in tip top condition, while maintaining that gorgeous teddy head and body.
** The Lagotto breed trim takes more time than a usual groom, because of their tight curly coat. It’s important to maintain a regular grooming schedule so that your dog is not on the table for too long and the process is as easy and enjoyable for him or her. We advise a regular grooming schedule, (anywhere from a 5, 6 or max 7 weekly rotation) based on your dog’s coat type and style of trim.
Cancellation Policy: As we work one on one, we require a minimum 48 hour notice on cancellations. This is so we can fill your spot to a doggie in need of a haircut.
Our dog styling services are in demand
Please be aware that there is currently a waiting list for Lagotto Romagnalo breeds. Please get in touch to be added to the waiting list so we can advise you when an appointment becomes available.
Clients who groom with us, stay with us
Our clients have been with us from the start. See what they say about us in our grooming reviews.