9/22/2022: Groom Expo Grooming Competition- Hershey, PA
We did it again!
A Cut Above traveled to Hershey, PA to attend the Barkleigh award ceremony and compete again. The Barkleigh awards are comparable to the Oscars for groomers. We were exteremly. honored to be able to attend this ceremony and celebrate Nathan Austins Up and Coming groomer nomination with all of our peers!
Nathan Austin placed 2nd is Open Division Wire with Scottish Terrier, Red. He also recieved a 2 group placement in this division. During the All Other Purebreds catagory, Nathan recieved an honorable mention from Irena Pachkevitch on his Kerry Blue Terrier, Hercules.
Kathlena Austin placed 1st in Intermediate Division Wire with Scottish Terrier, Josie. Sharing the stage and group tables with her husband Nathan was such a great experience to see!
Katherine Greaney placed 2nd in Entry All Other Purebreds catagory with Bichon Frise', Cricket. Katherine then competed for the first time in Entry Sporting division and placed 3rd with English Cocker, Enzo.
Lindsey Pinson placed 3rd in the Rescue Round-Up invitational with Bernadoodle, Nellie. Rescue Round-Up is a competion where everyone competes in the same catragory and only those who have placed throughout the year are invited to the invitational!
We are all so proud of eachother and these placements. Traveling as a group and supporting eachother is a dream come true for us. Thank you for all your support!
Your friends at A Cut Above
8/31/2022: SuperZoo Grooming Competition- Las Vegas, NV
It's time for an update from your favorite groomers!
As most of you already know, A Cut Above was closed last week. We were all at it again in Las Vegas at the country's largest animal expo! Competing is something that we cannot get enough of and love being able to share our successes with all of you. Most classes are broken down into three divisions: Entry, Intermediate, and Open. Entry division is for individuals who are getting started in competitive grooming. The next division is intermediate. Open Division is where you will find the top groomers in the country. Many of whom are on Groom Team USA! We are so overwhelmed with joy and gratitude to be able to do what we love every day. We are constantly striving to better ourselves.
We will be leaving in two weeks to travel to Hershey, PA to attending another grooming competition. However, this one is a little different. They are hosting an award ceremony held by Barkleigh. We are thrilled to be able to say that our very own Nathan Austin has been nominated for BEST UP AND COMING GROOMER! Only five groomers in the country are nominated for this title and we can confidently say that he deserves this nomination!
Wish us luck!
Kathlena Austin placed FIRST in intermediate division Sporting class with English Cocker, Swayzee!
Nathan Austin placed THIRD in open division Poodle division with Standard Poodle, Woody!
Katherine Greaney placed FIRST in entry division All Other Pure Breds with her Bichon Frise, Lumiere!
Lindsey Pinson placed FIRST place in all division Model Dog (these are fake dogs with very complicated hair)!
3/3/2022: Groom Expo West Grooming Competition- Pasadena, CA
We wanted to share our recent success with you all that we had at Groom Expo West last month! Kathlena, Nathan, Lindsey, and Kat all went to compete at the grooming competition together and won big! We were featured in the Castro Valley Forum (what an honor, thank you!) and you can check it out here!
"Local Grooming Shop wins big at the West Coast’s largest grooming competition! A Cut Above Grooming Salon, Castro Valleys only completely Master certified salon and NextDoor’s favorite local grooming salon, attended GroomExpo West in Pasadena, CA last month. Owner Nathan Austin left with the most trophies out of any other groomer in the competition including 1st place in Poodle Class, 1st Place in Sporting class, 1st place in All Other Purebred Class, and 3rd in Wire coated class. Then he went onto winning two group placements 1st in All other Purebreds and 2nd in Poodles. Finally he won Best All Around Groomer of the whole show! Kathlena Austin, his wife, won 1st place in wire division with her champion Scottish terrier. On the very last day Kathlena Austin, Katherine Greaney and Lindsey Pinson did rescue roundup where they groomed dogs from a local recuse group in an attempt to help them find their forever homes! Lindsey Pinson took 2nd place with her rescue boy for making him so extra cute! What a wonderful weekend had by the whole salon!"
02/09/2022: NextDoor's Neighborhood Favorite Grooming Salon
Let us first start by saying, THANK YOU! We were voted 2021's Neighborhood Favorite Grooming Salon and feel so honored. We apprecaite all the love we have recieved and continue to recieve on a regular basis and we couldnt do it without each and every one of you.
12/1/2021: Important Scheduling Update For Our Clients