Meet Our New Ambassador
We launched our Can You Cut it? Brand Ambassador search in January hoping to find someone that was not only a highly skilled groomer, with a wealth of breed and product knowledge but also someone with a passion for the industry, a friendly personality, and a positive can-do attitude.
We had some fantastic applications in our initial stage where groomers shared a 5-minute introduction video with us and talked about their favourite groom professional products.
From these applications, we were able to create a shortlist of 8 finalists who moved through to stage 2. During which we asked them to create some different pieces of content, blogs, social posts, and video, to showcase their skills and share their passion for our products.
The calibre of content from our finalists was incredible and our judges, Michael Shiels, Colin Christie and Lindy Harper read and re-read, watched and re-watched, but one name stood out. And we were delighted to announce Kayla Harrison, as our 2021 Brand Ambassador during our first live-streamed event Unleashed Live.
So…Who is Kayla Harrison?
Early Life and Education
A young Kayla dreamed of one day becoming an international spy, but when it became clear she couldn’t do a front flip, she realised she’d need to explore another of her lifelong passions – animals. After achieving a whole host of distinctions while studying Animal Management, Behaviour and Welfare at college Kayla went on to study dog grooming which is where she found her calling.
Kayla has now been grooming for over 10 years. She holds her OCN level 3 in grooming, has studied Pet First Aid and has almost finished her ICMG qualification. In the future, she hopes to complete her Level 4 teaching qualification and use her passion for grooming to inspire up-and-coming groomers in her own Grooming School.
Kayla specialises in poodles and schnauzers but is an expert at handling challenging dogs in the salon. She loves creative grooming and her two standard poodles regularly model her talents. Kayla and her sister own two busy salons in Berkshire, 2 Left Paws, and she recently featured on BBC One Pooch Perfect.
Along with her well-earned reputation as a top-class groomer, she is also known for preparing and handling long-haired Brairds at Crufts. Prepping a dog for a show like Crufts requires specific skills to ensuring the coat is show ring ready but not left fly away before showing. She has prepped and handled dogs to podium positions in both the Good Citizen Dog class, Veteran Bitch, and Post Graduate Bitch classes.
Our Judges were very impressed with Kayla’s clear understanding and knowledge of both breeds and products. They loved her confident personality on camera and her relaxed humour.
The judges commented that Kayla naturally and effortlessly talked to the camera during her grooming demonstrations, sharing not only product recommendations, but how these products translated to time and money savings for groomers in the salon, and we know how important that is for you!
Her content was educational, and informative but also fun and genuine.
We think you will find Kayla approachable and friendly, and you’ll be able to learn so much from her as not only a passionate groomer but also a successful business owner.
We look forward to producing lots of content alongside Kayla and can’t wait until our first in-person event when she can take to our main stage!
Kayla – Welcome to the Team!