Stephen is the co-owner of The Barking Barbers. Working in large corporations for several years, Stephen keeps us looking professional and investing in what really matters, the customers and the quality of service we provide.
You will mainly see Stephen at weekends and the events we attend, but rest assured that he is proactive and approachable. Stephen is currently learning the ropes in the salon and hopes to be more hands on in the future.
The Barking Barbers is independently owned and run by Rachel and Stephen. We are a couple who have a passion for dogs and have always wanted to run our own business. Between the two of us, we have 3 of our own dogs. Stephen has two tri-coloured border collies named Bella and Mojo who are brother and sister. Rachel has a cocker spaniel cross Yorkie called Millie.
After completing her level 3 extended diploma in Animal management, she went on to train as a dog grooming stylist. She started as a part-time assistant stylist whilst she was attending her college course, once completed she progressed to full-time and soon after became a stylist, once all training was complete.
Rachel found a great love for making every dog feel more comfortable and the transformation from before and after.
Her career began to grow as she became the salon manager and enjoyed over 3 years working in a busy salon. Currently, Rachel is also taking a diploma in canine behaviour and training. Rachel is qualified to prescribe flea and worming treatments to companion animals, so if you would like any advice please don't hesitate to ask.
This brings us to the birth of THE BARKING BARBERS!