Kerry, Our Leader and Head Dog Hair Designer
Kerry the groomer is used to attention. The 30-year-old dog groomer’s style is as colorful and label conscious as a pop star with an eclectic smattering of designer clothing ranging from Supreme to Vivienne Westwood. Her lithe 6-foot-1 frame is adorned with tattoos of butterflies, wolves and flowers covering her arms and neck. A small tattoo of a pair of scissors is at the top of her right cheek, a piercing goes across the bridge of her nose and a stud piercing is at the top of her left cheek.
Fashionable persona aside, it’s Kerry’s dog Snow, a 4-year-old female standard poodle whose hair is regularly dyed in a kaleidoscope of rainbow hues or with portions of her puffball hair trimmed into the shape of a heart, that sends heads turning on walks through their West Hollywood neighborhood and fingers swiping thanks to their social-media-documented travels across the country. Kerry’s fashion aesthetic isn’t uncommon for Los Angeles, but it’s most likely unexpected for a dog groomer. A staunch animal lover since childhood.
Kerry is fusing her love of fashion with a career in dog grooming, building a brand and business that feels apt for our social media-fueled and pet-obsessed times.