High-end groomer opens in Smithfield

High-end groomer opens in Smithfield

Grooming Tails owner Beth Sylvia with client, Zoe. Sylvia said Zoe prefers bows in her fur, but other dogs may prefer a bandana. (BREEZE PHOTOS BY JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD)

SMITHFIELD – New to the area but not to business, Grooming Tails opened shop on Jan. 9, boasting high-end pet cleansing products and quality care for the furry ones in your life.

Organic, hypoallergenic, medicated, and deep conditioning products line the shelves, with dryers in the center of the room, not in cages. Staff member Tasha Thibeault said it is important to dry pets by hand, so they won’t become dehydrated and the cleaners can be sure the animal is completely dried.

With prices average to grooming, the salon still costs less than corporate pet washing, owner Beth Sylvia said.

Thibeault said when it comes to grooming, you get what you pay for. With prices varying for each breed, she said the level of care and services offered sets Grooming Tails apart from other groomers.

A Shih Tzu like Oreo, who is a regular at the salon, would cost around $48, Thibeault said. He is getting washed, cut, dried as well as his nails cut and teeth cleaned, and if needed, his glands taken care of as well. Cuddles are free.

“Dogs walking in are calm here, they’re not stressed,” she said, adding that rarely, if ever, are dogs barking or whining.

Thibeault said the salon also offers stylized looks, like mohawks, tie-dying and nail-painting.

Not just for females, she said some male dog’s nails are painted all black.

Sylvia established the Lincoln location in 1994, and moved her business into Smithfield at the beginning of this year.

Walk-ins are welcome, with the average appointment ranging from 90 minutes to 4 hours. Salon hours vary, but Grooming Tails, 115 Pleasant View Ave., is open Tuesday through Saturday, with appointments available at 401-728-1290.

Grooming Tails staff member Tasha Thibeault holds a salon regular, Oreo, a silky smooth Shih Tzu that enjoys getting his bangs trimmed.
Grooming Tails opened at the beginning of January at 115 Pleasant View Ave., offering high-end pet cleansing products from organic and hypoallergenic lines.