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About Us

Our Story

We’ve loved every minute of our journey

His & Hers 

Passionate animal lovers & Ch7 Pooch Perfect Finalists Shayla & Chris are the owners of The Handsome Barber Shop Mr Barkley Dog Grooming.


Setting a standard for the Australian Pet Grooming industry, Australia's Leading Pet stylist Shayla and her Fiancé Chris are the owners and founders of Mr Barkley Dog grooming on Ocean St Maroochydore.

We pride ourselves in providing quality Pet care and have the most qualified staff in Canine Styling, Canine myofunctional therapy, psychology, training & Behaviour. 


Shayla has been in the industry for over 17 years, graduating as a Veterinary Nurse, before jumping into the world of show dogs, shampoos and scissors. Her first show dog was a standard poodle and a Bichon Frise before she found her love for Terriers &

Gundogs. 


Shayla spent many years studying from many all breed judges, Breed Specialists and top award winning stylists from all over the globe.

In 2014 Shayla Competed at the Australian championships in Melbourne and walked away with her first Major win " Reserve Australian Champion" alongside Melanie Newman.

Shayla then went on to manage salons, Grooming academy's and work along side industry leaders such as Melanie Newman, Nicky Renwood, Kylie Tatti, Anne Sorraghan, Elizibeth smith plus many more.

Shayla was invited to travel to National Royal Shows across the country to present live breed grooming presentations on stage, she then was employed by one of Australia's Largest Leading commercial franchises to train their Groomers and management across 38 stores.

All while competing nationally and internationally in Conformation and Grooming shows. between 2014 & 2018 Shayla has been awarded highly from judges and breed specialists from all over the world.

A few of her achievements are

5 Australian Best in Shows

3 Runner up Best In Shows

11 Terrier Best In Groups

6 Gundog Best In Groups

4 All Other Purebred Best In Groups

3 Poodle Best in Groups

1 Victorian State Champion

1 Australian Champion

2 Runner up Australian Champions

Channel 7 Pooch Perfect Finalists with Rebel Wilson


As well as now being a member of the Australian Groom Team Representing Australia for hand stripping Terriers at the World Grooming Championships.



Shayla has since founded Two of the most exclusive Pet Styling Salons in Australia, Shayla's Ultimate goal is to teach others not only about the world of amazing pet styling but about mental health, phycology behind sales, business and creating an amazing career & lifestyle.



Doing it now teaching it.



Shayla is a big believer about learning from those who have experienced and achieved success in grooming and business, not just teaching from a text book.

Shayla not only runs Multiple Grooming salons, Grooming Academy's, Products & Brands while also investing alot of time in her own personal development and family. 


if you would like to learn how to become a professional pet stylist please follor www.groomersacademy.com.au