Tiffany’s Pet Salon Under New Ownership and Thriving

Tiffany's staff Reanna Correa, Kathy Wiktorek, Ava Jernigan, Beth Cornwall, owner Joe Cipolla.
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In Mint Hill there is a family owned business of professional pet groomers who have a combined experience level of almost 35 years in pet grooming.

Store front entrance.

The owners Joe and Amy Cipolla have about eight years experience in the business. The staff of expert stylists Reanna Correa, Kathy Wiktorek, Beth Cornwell, Ava Jernigan and Maura Webster have over 26 years of experience grooming pets to smell clean, look  beautiful and handsome after the pet receives a full or mini grooming and a wonderful soap lathered bath massage.

The owners began their careers part time working at a Pet Salon on Long Island, New York with Joe’s sister Letizia.  Actually, Joe started to learn the craft in a mobile grooming van with his sister prior to opening up her own Pet Salon.

Big Fella taking a bath.

During the week Joe worked on the Staten Island Ferry for 4 years as a deck hand.  Joe and Amy have two children and wanted to make a better life outside of Brooklyn with more open space.  So they sold their home and moved down to the Charlotte area and purchased the Pet Salon in Mint Hill this past July.

“Pet grooming is a nice business, you must have passion for your customers and compassion for the animals,” said Joe.  He further mentioned “it’s all about the end product, gaining customer satisfaction and building relationships.”

A cute little guy getting groomed.

Joe also wanted to maintain continuity and stability at the salon and it was important for him to keep the current staff in place.  “The stylists are all professional, their dedication, skills, commitment and passion to make the experience a positive one for the animal and our customers is amazing,” said Joe.

A Pet Salon is very different than a hair stylist salon or barber shop.  The majority of the pets are gentile, while others are more aggressive or just plain nervous about the experience.  Especially, for the first time being trimmed, groomed, nails cut and getting a wet soapy bath.

Okay, you can have my paw.

The stylists must earn the animals trust and confidence so the pet can enjoy the experience.  On occasion they must muzzle an animal so the pet does not accidently injure themselves, or the stylist just from the anxiety some pets experience.  However, for the vast majority it’s a nice day trip to the pet salon and feeling clean and fresh when the grooming is done.  Also, the excitement when the pet owners arrive to pick-up the family pet wearing a sharp and fancy looking scarf.

To make an appointment call 704-545-5195 or e-mail  You can also check them out for more information on Facebook.  The salon is located conveniently downtown at 11300 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill.

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Ed Berti
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