How it all begins…
Here at Nose 2 Tail our services are bespoke and we can adapt to your dog and cater for all your dog’s needs!
When your dog visits Nose 2 Tail, their coat will be assessed and the client’s requirements discussed. This will include deciding on the best trim for the dog and client’s lifestyle, dependant on coat condition. Nose 2 Tail can provide full breed standard trims for all breeds, shorter, more practical trims or something a little different!
We will select the best combination of shampoo, conditioner and treatments to help enhance your dog’s skin and coat. We have an amazing piece of kit in the Hydrobath, which delivers the shampoo through invigorating massage, that helps to increase blood flow to the skin, and remove excess dead hair. It can also help older dogs who may struggle with sore muscles.
After a thorough cleansing, your dog will be thoroughly dried, and tangles and dead hair removed. We have a variety of different driers and drying techniques to suit your dog, and produce a squeaky clean, tangle free pooch ready for the next part of their Nose 2 Tail experience.
THE PRE TRIM
The pre-trim preparation work is then carried out. Hygiene clipping, nail, ear and eye care. These areas are vitally important for the health and wellbeing of your dog.
The clipping, scissoring and styling follows. We are always happy to discuss in depth your grooming requirements, try something ‘a little different’, or advise on what we think would suit your dog and lifestyle choice. We always keep a record of what styles your dog has had with us, their health and wellness record, and likes and dislikes. If you fancy a change, just ask! We like a challenge and something new.
Our additional services include…
We thank you for your understanding in this, it is all about keeping your furry friend happy and healthy!
A little about us…
A little about us…
Lorna Humphreys LGCI, owner of Nose 2 Tail, has been a dog groomer since 1997, doing her initial training, (and popping back for refresher days) at the renown salon Look North at Keighley. The world of dog grooming has changed hugely since Lorna’s initial training, but the grooming industry still remains an un-regulated one, and qualifications are not required to set up a grooming business! Despite this, Lorna decided to put herself through her City and Guilds Level 3 independently, to develop her skills and provide her clients with a quality assurance – with the only industry recognised set of qualifications. Now Lorna has added the LGCI in grooming to her name, and has almost completed her Highers in grooming, which is a lengthy and intense qualification and the highest accolade in grooming currently possible. She has also won and been placed at a number of UK grooming competitions, and believes strongly in the importance of self development, which benefits clients also, keeping up to speed with the ever changing grooming industry.
Specialising in Miniature Poodles and Miniature Wire Dachshunds as her favourite breeds, Lorna has had success in the show ring with her Miniature Poodles, and has enjoyed showing and being placed at Crufts. Often found on the fields as well as the show ring or competition circuit, Lorna believes in the importance of letting dogs be dogs in addition to keeping her dogs coats fit for the ring! Lorna grooms a variety of breeds for the show ring, and enjoys the attention to detail required to complete specific show trims.
Nose 2 Tails’ staff members are all City and Guilds qualified, and are encouraged to continue the path of qualifications, seminars and competitions as a good founding for their grooming careers.
Why we think you should choose us
City and Guilds qualified staff – the only industry recognised qualifications
Insured salon – where Health and Safety and animal welfare are paramount
Modern, open plan salon – fully fitted with top of the range, purpose built equipment
Socialisation visits for puppies/nervous dogs are encouraged
Leo is now a quite elderly cocker spaniel with some health problems but looks forward to his visit to the salon he enjoys being washed and trimmed (although he hates water and will not go out in the rain) Lorna has looked after him since a very small puppy and knows his needs very well she is very experienced and has updated her knowledge and skills regularly, she is so kind and thoughtful and nothing is too much trouble taking time to make sure Leo has all the time he needs to look smart again she’s also a good person to ask advice on any issues regarding Leo that we are concerned about
Janet and David and Leo
We have been taking Molly, our 8yr old West Highland Terrior, to Lorna since she was a puppy. Molly loves her pamper sessions and comes home happy and looking and smelling gorgeous. We wouldn’t dream of taking her anywhere else. Thankyou Lorna for taking such good care of Molly and always doing a top notch job… can’t recommend you highly enough 😊
Carol and Dave
I have owned cocker spaniels for 40 years, and when we moved up here from Wakefield I needed a good groomer, I asked around and Lorna was recommended to me,I have never needed to say what needed doing or how I wanted my dogs cut ,she just seems to know. She has had an amazing relationship with all my dogs and for the past 12 years she has looked after my girls as I call them. I would never consider taking them anywhere else . Excellent service and an amazing young lady who always tries to help.
Specialising in all breeds, offering a full range of services bespoke to your dog’s needs
Full initial consultation – advice and tuition on coat care at home available
Retail area – stocking products used in the salon, for that salon look at home!
High performance shampoos, conditioners and treatments to improve your dog’s skin and coat
We’d Love To Hear From You!
Nose 2 Tail Grooming
Norton Grove Industrial Estate
Norton, North Yorkshire