Sassy Paws Pet Styles

Meet Your Stylists

Pet Stylist Malinda

Malinda - Owner

"My name is Malinda Costa, I am the Owner of Sassy Paws Pet Styles LLC and have been grooming for 16years. I started my career in an agricultural high school and upon completion received my grooming certification from a grooming school. I truly love my career and all of my furry (and human) clients. My husband and I share our home with our 9year old Maltese named Lilly Bell (who's spunky attitude cannot be missed when visiting the salon) and our beautiful daughter. In my spare time I enjoy pet industry trade shows, craft fairs, photography and spending lots of time outside with my family."


Pet Stylist Brianna


Hi! My name is Brianna Hanwell and this is most of my zoo! From left to right are Logan, Remus, Freya and Sophie. The cats were not altogether impressed by photo time, so I didn't involve my pet rat, Nimbus! I have been a professional in the animal care industry for 9 years now, completing my formal education with a degree in Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire. I've never had any doubt that I would work with animals and grooming has been a dream come true. Dog Grooming is my passion and I am so fortunate to have found a career where I can combine my love of animals and art to make animals look and feel great! Outside of work I enjoy anything nerdy, especially video games and Fantasy/Sci-Fi media. I also harbor an addiction to candy and Pomeranians, neither of which I plan to recover from!


Pet Stylist Iliana


Hi, I'm Iliana (lani)! These are my personal loves Lola (on my lap), Bruin (my grey boy) and Belle (my husky), life would not be complete without them or all of my family dogs. We are a family of 7 pups altogether, 2 lhasa apsos, 2 chihuahuas, 2 huskys and our big ol' american bulldog/pit mix. I got into grooming after relocating to the south due to the military. I decided to follow my passion and go through grooming school to become a certified groomer. I absolutely love working with dogs and giving them their well deserved spa time. I've now been in the grooming world for just about 3 years and I can not see myself doing anything else. The pure happiness, spark and excitement a pup radiates when they feel clean and know they look amazing is what fuels my love for grooming.


Pet Stylist Kristina


Hi! My name is Kristina. I am an animal enthusist from Reading, MA. From the time I was really young I knew that being surrounded by animals was my happy place. My father was a dog trainer, aside from being an electrician, and I found intrest in it when I was 8 years old. I had 6 dogs, all different breeds, sizes, and temperaments. I spent most of my time with them. For high school I was accepted to go to Essex Aggie for the Companion Animals major, which includes dog training, behavior, grooming and working with all sorts of different animals. I spent four years persuing the field, learning the trades, and building connections in the field. I graduated in June of 2017 and am currently enrolled in a New England college. My hobbies include, riding horses competively and for fun, going on hikes, fishing, training my German Shephard named Prince, and hanging out with my friends. I look forward to being a part of the Sassy Paws Team and can't wait to meet all your furry friends!


Pet Stylist Lauren


Hi my name is Lauren and I am a true animal lover at heart. I have lived in Reading, MA for the majority of my life. I have been working with animals for the past 3 years and I see myself doing so for many more. You will mainly see me in the bathing room, as my job is to prep your dog for their haircut. I am looking forward to joining our team of groomers in the future! My real passion for dogs started when I met my boyfriend and his two golden retrievers, Einstein (shown on the right) and Minnie, (shown on the left) who I now consider to be my own dogs. I was smitten from day one and my passion has only grown since. In my spare time I enjoy playing video games, kayaking, ice skating and, of course, spending time with my dogs which usually involves car rides and trips to the park. I look forward to meeting your furry four legged children in our salon!


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