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Heather Hudson, NCMG/CPAe - Owner/Stylist


Heather, having always had the dream to open her own luxury pet salon, opened StylaPet Dog Spa in June of 2010. She is a strong believer in the importance of creating a safe and comfortable environment for both pet and owner, and the effect this has on the overall experience for the animal. By providing a soothing atmosphere, she works daily to bring a personalized feel to the whole grooming process. As a Certified Pet Aesthetician, Heather uses only the highest quality products in her salon and specializes in restoring the health of the skin so that it can do its job as a natural protective barrier for your dog!

When not styling dogs at StylaPet, Heather travels the country competing in grooming competitions and dog shows. Always an advocate for continuing education, she never stops learning and pushing herself in her goal to be the best pet stylist she can be, as well as helping to train the next generation of professional groomers. In 2017, Heather finished as the #12 groomer in the country and the #2 competitive groomer in IL. She is also a Nationally Certified Master Groomer through the National Dog Groomers Association of America. In 2019, she traveled across the sea to teach at the Iv San Bernard Mega Show in Empoli, Italy.

Heather shares her home with several dogs of her own. She has a special love for Portuguese Water Dogs and Lakeland Terriers and particularly loves spending her weekends traveling to dog shows with her Lakeland Terrier, Gizzy, who finished 2017 as the #10 Lakeland Terrier in the country and #5 owner handled Lakeland Terrier. Young hopeful, Turk, the Lakeland Terrier joined the family all the way from Italy and will begin his US show career shortly!