Starbarks offers specialist hand stripping dog grooming based near Braintree, Essex.

Helen is a groomer of Crufts winners & show Champions, having studied at the renowned Writtle University College to gain her City & Guilds Level 3 qualification, gaining distinctions in every unit the mark was obtainable in. She has years of experience in the canine world, currently sitting on the committee of a local dog training association.

Helen is able to offer specialist hand stripping for all traditionally hand stripped breeds. She passed her City & Guilds Hand Stripping Diploma Exam with flying colours.

Helen owns & shows Italian Spinoni and is able to offer full Italian Spinone grooming/hand stripping to Kennel Club standard.

Many groomers can not groom this breed correctly so it is really important to find somewhere that knows what they are doing so you don't leave with your pet resembling a completely different breed.

All dogs that visit us are given a one to one service ensuring they are relaxed and have no other dogs to distract or upset them.

All equipment used is specifically designed for dogs ensuring great quality and a comfortable experience for your pet.

At Starbarks we have a passion for grooming whether it is for a breed standard cut or a pet clip, all dogs are turned out to the highest standard.


Helen always has your dogs best interests at heart and there is nothing more important than staying up to date with all the relevant information and skills needed if your dog should become poorly whilst at Starbarks.

Helen is certified in First Aid For Dogs so you have peace of mind when leaving your beloved pet to be groomed.


At Starbarks we take your privacy very seriously and comply with the GDPR Legislation.

Starbarks never has and never will share your information to any third parties and any data collected is only done so to provide a high level of service.

As the new law dictates, all new clients will be provided with a GDPR form and asked to give their consent for data storage.

Please click the link below to download our Data Privacy Notice.





Starbarks Dog Grooming
Located in mid Essex
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