American Groomer of the Year
The Cardinal Crystal Awards celebrate the best and the brightest in the competitive pet grooming industry with awards in eight different categories.
Posted: September 27, 2012, 9 p.m. EDT
The grooming industry’s version of the Oscars – were recently announced the SuperZoo pet retailer trade show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Since they were founded in 1988, the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards have been considered one of the highest honors in the pet grooming industry, annually presenting awards for outstand.
This year’s American Groomer of the Year Award was won by Lindsey Dicken, a National Certified Professional Groomer from Altamonte Springs, Florida. Best known for grooming Bichon Frises, Lindsey has won numerous grooming awards in the past, including World Champion Poodle Groomer, Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year, and the Lynn Carver Memorial Award for Best All Around Pet Stylist in 2008 and 2010.
A special congratulations to our very own grooming expert Kathy Salzberg, owner of The Village Groomer and winner of the Retail Grooming Salon of the Year 5 Units or Less.
Other 2011 Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award Winners include:
- Teresa Dreese, David G. Salzberg Award
- Judy Hudson, Grooming Contest Judge of the Year
- Lisa Leady, Mobile Groomer of the Year
- Biscuits & Bath, Retail Grooming Salon of the Year 5+ Units
- Jodi Murphy, Congeniality Award
- Clayton Muniz, International Groomer of the Year
"The Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards have become an institution in the grooming industry, showcasing the achievements of groomers who have done so much to raise the levels of professionalism in the trade,” says Tony de Vos, President of Cardinal Pet Care. "The winners of this year’s awards are exceptional individuals who have demonstrated outstanding expertise, creativity and social responsibility, benefiting the grooming industry and the pet-owning public alike. We are honored to present the winners with the Awards and we congratulate them.”
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