Daryl Conner is a certified Petcare Dermatech Specialist, Master Pet Stylist, Meritus and Certified Master Cat Groomer. She serves as Vice President of the Professional Cat Groomers Association of America. Daryl writes monthly articles for Groomer to Groomer Magazine, and a popular grooming blog, Hair of the Dog, on Petgroomer.com. She is the author of the book, Practical Grooming Tips, and co-author of Holistic Pet Grooming, which has been nominated for a Barkleigh Award. She is the recipient of the coveted 2005 Cardinal Crystal award for Journalism and the ’06 and ‘07 award for Congeniality, and the 2013 Barkleigh award for writing.
Known for her fun and informative educational classes at grooming shows across the country, Daryl’s grounded, friendly style makes her an approachable and popular teacher. With 33 years of grooming experience, her abiding love of animals and passion for her trade radiates out to everyone she touches through her work.
After years of working as a professional groomer, she set out to create a unique experience for her clients and created FairWinds Grooming Studio. Pet owners are invited to relax in comfort while their pet is groomed, sipping tea and enjoying home-baked goods. There is no other grooming salon like it!