Anais is an eccentric dog groomer based out of Atlanta Ga. You might recognize her from the 20/20 special titled “Pet Crazy” in which people spoke about their crazy pet obsession. Hayden is a rising entrepreneur armed with the right ammunition for growth. I sat down with Hayden and asked her five questions about her business and recent talk show appearances.
Q: What brought you into the dog grooming business?
A: I started as a volunteer at a dog Grooming business called Klippers in Coulmbus Georgia when I was 15 years Old, I am now 24 years Old. The owner Dawn Omboy is a national certified master groomer and creative stylist. Omboy taught me how to groom dogs and I watched her perform creatively with dog hair. I have been grooming and creatively styling ever since.
Q:How did you get on Anderson Cooper?
A: Anderson Copper producers saw my segment On ABC’s 20/20. The show was called Pet Crazy. The show talked about people and their obsession with their pets, pet trends, and extreme pet behavior. Anderson Copper producers saw my part about creative styling and called to ask me to be on the show in New York City so I did.
Q: Has Anderson Cooper show changed your business flow?
A: The Anderson Copper show brought me credentials as well as negative and positive feedback on my profession. My Facebook fanpage grew in numbers after the show and my reputation grew throughout the grooming industry.
Q: You must be a major dog fan how did you start styling dogs in such artistic ways?
A: Yes, I am a major dog fan. After watching Dawn Omboy I became fascinated with the craft. I have been a great artist since I was about 3 years Old and drawing has been my favorite hobby. I decided while having a business of my own to add creative styling with my dog grooming.
Q: Do you have any famous clientele?
A: No, I do not have any famous clientele but maybe One day I will.
Q: Where do you see your business 5 years from now?
A: In five years I see my dog grooming business still flourishing. I think my clientele will increase by numbers and my income will increase. I believe I have a very promising future in the dog grooming business.