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You Can’t Help But Smile at This Groomer’s Slo-Mo Blow Drying Videos

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Not all groomers are created equal — and one  has been captivating social media for years with her amazing hair styles and artistic skills. trademark slo-mo videos and expertly-curated tunes.

On the hunt for a unique look for your already-adorable pup? Meet Jess Rona, the Los Angeles-based pet stylist, social media star, musician and comedian (whoa! –talk about a full plate!).

With more than 100,000 Instagram fans, Los Angeles-based Jess Rona has created a name for herself, thanks to her creative stills, trademark slo-mo videos and expertly-curated tunes. Her keepsake skills have not only caught the attention of people all over the world, but also celebs, like Katy Perry.

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Image Credit: Jess Rona

Image Credit: Jess Rona

While it’s common for a groomer to snap hilarious pics of dogs being primped, it’s Rona’s knack for catching them in their best moments — staring at the cameras straight-on as their fur delicately blows in the wind that sets her apart from the rest.

See you tomorrow! @womensmarchla

Posted by Jess Rona Grooming on Friday, January 20, 2017

“I started bathing pups at PetSmart in LA when I was 18 to make extra money,” Rona tells us. “Then I slowly learned how to groom dogs over the years.” Soon after, she took the leap into acting and comedy, moved to New York for a bit, then settled back into LA, grooming from home so she would have more time for auditions.

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After noticing her clients’ playful personalities shine while she was hard at work, Rona started to whip out her phone and press play.

@pixiefirecracka

Posted by Jess Rona Grooming on Saturday, June 20, 2015

“It all happened organically,” she says. “Dogs would do funny things so I would grab my iPhone and record them. Then, I learned about an app that put music on videos, so I started playing with it.”

Customers love (and want!) the videos so much that Rona now has to write a disclaimer in her emails saying they’re not guaranteed!

Image Credit: Jess Rona

Image Credit: Jess Rona

Because of her popularity, Rona has chosen to limit her day to five to seven dogs and works on a referral-only basis (there isn’t even a waitlist right now.)

@thegoodlifeofstella and @thechainsmokers

Posted by Jess Rona Grooming on Sunday, September 11, 2016

To provide a total zen environment, Rona’s shop not only has a calming ambiance — with a kitschy, homey feel – but also selects products to relax dogs.

“I use products by IV San Bernard,” she tells us. “Each dog gets a blueberry facial, argan oil face mask, shampoo and conditioner according to coat and skin type, and an argan oil finish. I don’t know of any other LA-based groomer that takes the time and conditions every pet’s face and body.”

Image Credit: Jess Rona

Image Credit: Jess Rona

“It’s so rewarding to make someone’s dog gorgeous,” Rona says. “It’s like I am giving presents all day. When clients pick up their pups, they’re so happy. And the dog gets more snuggles. It’s a win win.”

Image Credit: Jess Rona

Image Credit: Jess Rona

Rona plans on continuing to grow her grooming empire, while focusing on her other interests, like music. “I’d love to start a product line down the road,” she says. “I just directed a campaign for Liquid Plumr, shot a commercial for The Standard Hotel and directed my first music video for Tegan and Sara starring a bunch of amazing dogs. That was a fun one.”

Now that you know what Rona is all about, it’s time to take a peek at the single thing that started it all – her Instagram page, called Jess Rona Grooming. Expect laughs, smiles, and even more love for your furry little ones. Enjoy!

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By Staci Pearlman

Staci Pearlman is our Los Angeles-based writer, covering local events, entrepreneurs and organizations making a difference in the dog world. When she's not writing, she enjoys roaming the neighborhood, baking, and hiking with her husband and MaltiPoo pup Petey. StaciPearlman@thisdogslife.co

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