Featured Business | Fuzzy Paws Pet Salon | Best Dog Groomer in Mesa, AZ

Featured Business | Fuzzy Paws Pet Salon | Best Dog Groomer in Mesa, AZ

Fuzzy Paws Pet Salon

As they approach their one year anniversary, I thought it would be a great time to share a little more about these amazing dog groomers! While this location has only been open for about a year, they have all worked at many pet salons throughout the East Valley. And it hasn’t always been easy. I’ve seen them be underappreciated and overworked, so when the opportunity presented itself, owner Darcy Brechler made the most of it! That was the beginning of Fuzzy Paws, which is located near Power and Baseline in Mesa.

Mesa Pet Salon and Dog Grooming

Best Mesa Cage Free Dog Grooming

Darcy Brechler

If you have furbabies, you know how important it is to find people who not only do amazing work but also treat them like their own. That is the case with Darcy, Joanne, and Wes at Fuzzy Paws. I’m so thankful for that Darcy has made a wonderful new home for herself and these two awesome groomers. Other places cancelled appointments and had issues with turnover. Now, with Darcy owning the shop they can simply do what they do best!

Mesa Pet Salon and Dog Grooming

Joanne Purdy

I’ve personally known Joanne for nearly 20 years. I met her at Dogs Day Out when we lived in Chandler and got our very first puppy. We moved to East Mesa and it got to be a little too far of a drive, I resorted to finding something closer to home. I tried mobile grooomers with no luck and the the groomer near our home had shut down. If you know the old Pudgy Pup location, that is where we were reunited. Since it was close to home and they had cage free grooming, I decided to give it a try and the it was really nice. But just like a great haircut, all groomers have different styles. I had been taking my dogs to The Pudgy Pup for awhile and they were great, but something was just a little different and I couldn’t place it. Then one day I picked up my dogs and they looked amazing!!! Imagine my surprise when I found that Joanne had moved there! That was it, I swore I’d never let anyone else groom my dogs again!

Mesa Pet Salon Dog Groomer

Best Mesa Cage Free Dog Grooming

Wes Lackman

You can tell the love they have for dogs from the moment you step foot in the door. The salon is clean, there are gates to keep the pups safe, and each groomer has a separate room. Here is Wes giving a little extra love and getting a smile in return! He’s been grooming for nearly a decade and he’ll carry even the larger breeds from the tub!

Best Mesa Dog Grooming

Best Mesa Dog Groomer

First Anniversary:  Fuzzy Paws Customer Appreciation

Saturday September 15th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
7102 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209
(480) 807-0224
Website

In honor of their first anniversary, Fuzzy Paws Pet Salon is hosting a Customer Appreciation day on Saturday! They will have Tacos Tapatio catering the event with free grilled tacos for everybody! Sides included as well as salsa bar drinks and dessert!

  • Free Tacos
  • Free Treats for Pups
  • $8.00 nail trims all day
  • Drawing for free grooming

Call for an appointment to give your pups a spa day! They are open from 8-4 Monday-Saturday and closed on Sundays. Check their website for additional information.

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Featured Business | Utopia Nails and Spa | Best Nail Salon in Mesa, AZ

Featured Business | Utopia Nails and Spa | Best Nail Salon in Mesa, AZ

New Owners at Mesa Nail Salon

Mesa AZ Nail Salon Spa

Anyone who knows me knows I am incredibly picky about my nails. While I don’t personally do acrylic nails, I have used gel polish for years. I have been to nearly every nail salon in the area and have found that gel polish is just not something everyone can do correctly. I’ve gotten polish on my cuticles, bumpy polish, polish that chipped, and even been treated poorly by owners.

Formerly Thy Nails

Thy Nails has been on the northwest corner of Baseline and Power in Mesa for nearly 2 decades. Within the last year, the owners remodeled and sold the salon. Back in 2009, I had pretty much given up hope when I stumbled upon Thy Nails. Long story short, Ann & Kathy were the only place I went until 2017. They moved to another location and I missed them terribly.

Without much confidence, I decided to give the new owners a chance. I was delighted when my first gel manicure was flawless! They probably just had a lucky day, right? That was my thought. Not one single cuticle had polish on it!  While I still missed Ann & Kathy, a few weeks later I decided to try them again for a full gel manicure and pedicure.  After taking over in February, I’m happy to give them my personal recommendation. You won’t be disappointed!

And Now I’m Hooked

Both Victor and Johnny have worked in the nail care industry for over 10 years. Previously their families were from midwest, but they relocated to the Phoenix area a couple of years ago. They ran successful nail salons in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Tell them Michelle sent you and you’ll receive 10% off your services! 

Johnny is absolutely amazing and gives the best foot massages! He and his wife, Tina, are co-owners of Utopia Nails. While Tina was off the day I visited the salon for pictures, she has done my gel manicure several times and I couldn’t ask for better service! Johnny will joke that today is his first day and we’ve had some great conversations about his home and family in Vietnam. Even though they lived in the United States at the time, his kids were born in Vietnam and they speak both English and Vietnamese.

You won’t find a better salon owner than Victor! He takes great care to be sure your nails are perfect! He and his wife are co-owners of Utopia Nails. His wife will be away from the nail salon for awhile caring for their new baby! Unlike many salons, they speak very good English. In fact, Victor was just telling me about his citizenship test and how he had to read paragraphs, as well as both speak and write in English. I was impressed! I know many people who are bilingual but learning to write English is quite the accomplishment! Congratulations on becoming an American citizen!

Best East Mesa Nail Salon

The Colors

If you like gel polish, this is your place! They have so many colors it is hard to choose, and they even have a line of polish that includes both gel and regular! You know what that means? You can get regular polish on your toes and gel on your fingernails…and they’ll match!!! This is huge for me! For years I would try to find the closest possible matching polish for my pedicure, but this makes it easy!

Next time you stop in, check out their box of sample colors! This isn’t even close…this is just one set of available colors!

They do take walk-ins but of calling ahead or making an appointment is recommended. They are closed on Tuesdays but check Google for current hours.

Looking for your own professional branding session?

Be sure to give us a call and we’ll be sure to get images that represent your brand and your style! Branding sessions take place at your business showing you doing what you do best and is a great way to share your passion with your clients. While headshots are included, it is equally important to share your brand story with professional photography.

Signature of Mesa Professional Photographer for Senior Pictures