Pet Stylist/Groomer - Arlington, VA (Ballston Quarter)

Grooming Arlington, Virginia


Pet Stylist/Dog Groomer – Full-Time
Arlington, VA (Ballston Quarter)

Heart + Paw is looking for a Pet Stylist (Groomer) to be an integral part of how we are reimagining petcare for pets and their parents at our brand new center in the Ballston Quarter shopping center in Arlington, VA.  

Job Description

Our Pet Stylist at the Heart + Paw Centers in Philadelphia will provide grooming services within the pet center and utilize low stress handling philosophies while working in collaboration with each of the center’s services.  As a member of the Heart + Paw team, you will be provided all operational necessities including a beautifully appointed grooming room, bathing tub, grooming table, dryers, cages, shampoos, conditioners, grooming products, access to shared laundry facilities, and a sophisticated pet/client information management system. We have created an environment that allows the Pet Stylist to connect with the pet and pet parent and designed a floor plan that promotes full transparency to our services.  The Pet Stylist is visible to the public and because of this, Heart + Paw will also provide apparel that is consistent with our brand while keeping in mind comfort for the Pet Stylist. 

Heart + Paw offers a competitive base salary plus commission, and attractive benefits.

 Your Day to Day

  • Provide professional pet grooming services in an open, inviting environment that encourages owners to stay and wait for their pet.
  • Ability to grow your own client base in collaboration with Center Director and Partner Doctor.
  • Communicate with clients in a friendly and efficient manner, develop and maintain positive and lasting relationships with clients and community.
  • Practice low stress handling techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with contemporary cuts, coloring, and styling techniques.

 All Heart + Paw team members are expected to:

  • Serve as a role model and champion of the Heart + Paw brand.
  • Contribute to proper use and maintenance of all center equipment and overall cleanliness of the center and adherence to the company brand.
  • Contribute to a positive and collaborative working environment for all center employees.
  • Provide exceptional client service.
  • Promote all center services (grooming, veterinary care, day care, boarding, retail).
  • Ensure animals receive adequate food, water, enrichment, and exercise.
  • Assist with the ongoing assessment, in conjunction with other staff, of animals within the center with respect to their health, welfare, general condition.
  • Perform and monitor daily cleaning and sanitation of facility and supplies.

 What You Will Bring to Our Team

  • Pet grooming certification
  • 2 or more years of experience as a professional groomer
  • Strength and stamina to lift and keep up with active pets of all sizes
  • Knowledge of basic animal behavior
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Ability and experience grooming cats (preferred)
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Proven knowledge of contemporary grooming practices and techniques
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Client-focused mindset with proven ability to bring, build, and retain a strong client base
  • Strong interest in the use of technology to advance the pet/pet parent experience
  • Ability to collaborate and positively contribute to the team environment
  • Adaptability to changing operational needs
  • Fear free and HABRI certification or desire to become certified

Meet Heart + Paw – Ballston Quarter

Heart + Paw is an integrated pet care company serving pets and their parents.  By bringing together a tailored physical space and digital experience designed for the dynamics between pets, their parents, and the care team, our centers serve the modern dimensions of pet parenthood.  Our centers reflect our core values and include thoughtful details like natural light, a greeting bar, and transparent visibility to our services to make pets and their parents feel welcome from the first step. 

The brand new Heart + Paw center in Arlington, VA is custom built with modern equipment and spaces designed just for our teams including a well-equipped breakroom and a private team member-only bathroom.  This location will offer veterinary care, grooming, daycare, retail, and other complementary services.  Thoughtfully designed, digitally enabled and powered by the best and the brightest, Heart + Paw will be the destination for pets, their parents, and our teams.

This is petcare reimagined. 

Join Our Team

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Heart + Paw is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.