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The UK’s First Beauty Salon For Both Dogs And Owners Is Pupping Up In London

Sure, spoiling your dog silly with a grooming session might put a glint in their eye. But, there’s one thing that’s certain to get their tail wagging even harder: if you—their owner, their idol—got in on the act alongside them.

Short, Bark & Sides is the UK’s first beauty salon that allows both dog and owner to get a pampering at the same time, and if that name is a measure of its quality, you and your best friend will be catching a treat of an experience.

On December 7-8, you and your furry friends can rock up to Duck & Dry Mayfair for a nail posh and polish/paw trim and clip; or a wash and bouncy blow-dry/fur-facial, spritz and paw-dicure, all while sipping on a complimentary prosecco/pawsecco. Plus, your joint beauty experience can be captured in photo, and then turned into a festive bauble and digital Christmas cards to share the love around.

Who do we have to thank for this ingenious creation? Wisdom Panel, who run comprehensive pet DNA tests, found that 80% of dog-owners prioritise their pet’s grooming; and decided to launch a pop-up where both parties can leave grinning, ready for a big day out together during the festive season. A poll in the Wisdom Panel database also found that found that owners feel closer to their dogs after shared experiences, and a pampering session where a matched glow-up is sure to have every pet-human duo leaving attached at the hip.

Pet-parents can get themselves a package by donating to rescue charity All Dogs Matter. You can pre-book your beauty salon double day out, or head to Duck Dry & Mayfair between 5:30pm – 8pm on December 7-8 for walk in nail/claw pampering session.

Georgina Richardson, Head of Wisdom Panel UK, said: “We’re thrilled to be launching the Short, Bark & Sides Beauty Salon in time for Christmas.

“Owning a dog is one of the most enriching and meaningful experiences in life and with 100% of our customers actively seeking bonding experiences with their dogs, we can’t wait to see which breeds and owners will pair up together for some fantastic salon looks.

“In order to book we just ask for a donation of their choice to rescue charity All Dogs Matter upon booking as part of our commitment to supporting rescue charities in what is an unprecedented time for pet abandonment.”

Book your spot here, or head to Duck Dry & Mayfair for a walk(ies)-in session on December 7-8. Find it at 33 North Audley Street, W1K 6ZQ (nearest station is Bond Street).