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Shayla Knipe 

Shayla is in the business of providing a luxury pet care service for her client, offering mentorship to other groomers to be the best they can be both mentally and physically. Professional Pet Styling is about enjoying the entire experiences. 

Shayla has been in the industry for over 17 years, graduating as a Veterinary Nurse, before jumping into the world of show dogs, shampoos and scissors. Her first show dog was a standard poodle and a Bichon Frise before she found her love for Terriers &


At the early age of 19 Shayla Founded Far North Queensland's very first Pet Salon & Spa with over 2500 loyal clients, after attending the Grand Tasmin Grooming Championships in 2012 Shayla met the Australian Groom Team and was so inspired she decided to move to Melbourne to learn from the best.

             "If you want to be the best you must be surrounded by best"

    ~ Who is your Circle of influence?~

Shayla spent many years studying from many all breed judges, Breed Specialists and top award winning stylists from all over the globe. 

In 2014 Shayla Competed at the Australian championships in Melbourne and walked away with her first Major win " Reserve Australian Champion" alongside Melanie Newman. 

Shayla then went on to manage salons, Grooming academy's and work along side industry leaders such as Melanie Newman, Nicky Renwood, Kylie Tatti, Anne Sorraghan, Elizibeth smith plus many more.

Shayla was invited to travel to National Royal Shows across the country to present live breed grooming presentations on stage, she then was employed by one of Australia's Largest Leading commercial franchises to train their Groomers and management across 38 stores. 

 All while competing nationally and internationally in Conformation and Grooming shows. between 2014 & 2018 Shayla has been awarded highly from judges and breed specialists from all over the world.

A few of her achievements are

5 Australian Best in Shows

3 Runner up Best In Shows

11 Terrier Best In Groups

6 Gundog Best In Groups

4 All Other Purebred Best In Groups

3 Poodle Best in Groups

1 Victorian State Champion

1 Australian Champion

2 Runner up Australian Champions

Channel 7 Pooch Perfect Finalists with Rebel Wilson

As well as now being a member of the Australian Groom Team Representing Australia for hand stripping Terriers at the World Grooming Championships. 

Shayla has since founded Two of the most exclusive Pet Styling Salons in Australia, Shayla's Ultimate goal is to teach others not only about the world of amazing pet styling but about mental health, phycology behind sales, business and creating an amazing career & lifestyle.  

Doing it now teaching it. 

Shayla is a big believer about learning from those who have experienced and achieved success in grooming and business, not just teaching from a text book.

Shayla not only runs Multiple Grooming salons, Grooming Academy's, Products & Brands while also investing  alot of time in her own personal development and family. 

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There are over 29Million pets in Australia and we have one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world.


Our team at Groomers Academy is carefully picked and trained up to the highest standards world wide by Shayla  herself, ensuring that every student under our establishment improves our national industry standards and provides the best care for our clients. 


Groomers Academy has the highest awarded teachers and stylists Australia can offer. 

ensuring we keep up with industry standards and trends we attend national and international shows competing at the master levels


PH balanced, pet friendly, No SLS or parabens, No Petrochemicals and No Synthetic fragrances.

100% Vegan, No Palm Oil 

Formulated to exacting specifications, and utilizing natural plant-derived ingredients this gentle range of clean canine cosmetics cleans and balances the canine skin with optimal coat conditioning and shine


Our grooming school is taught inside a working salon so that our students get to understand the day to day logistics behind running a successful salon and customer service.