Mel Bird (1)

Qualified 1:1 dog groomer
Spotlight Registered: 27 November 2021
Booking Line: 07941464858
Mels Belles Dog Grooming Studio


Melksham, Wiltshire

About me

Welcome to Mel's Belles Dog Grooming

In early 2018 I embarked on my new career in dog grooming after being made redundant from an 18 year career in the mobile telecoms industry.

I enrolled on a City & Guilds training course at the award winning KD Grooming Studio (owned by Kelly Davis, winner of BBC’s Pooch Perfect) and gained my Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming in December 2018.

I opened the door to Mel’s Belles in early 2019 and have built a successful business with wonderful and loyal clients. I offer one-to-one appointments in a modern, quiet and calm environment.

My favourite (and usual) way of gaining new clients is from word of mouth.

My inspiration for grooming came from my own dog Teddy, a Bichon Frisée x Poodle, whose coat needed regular brushing and grooming. After all this time; he still needs a bit of encouragement when he hears the words “bath time”!!

I love seeing all variety of dogs come through the door; the young, the old, the scruffy, the pampered... everyone is welcome.

Animal welfare is priority; if a dog is unhappy (showing signs of stress or fear) during the grooming process I won’t force them to endure the ”standard groom”. Where necessary I will suggest a tailored package of follow up appointments to desensitise and work with them to build up to a full groom.

My Puppy University package is available to puppies under 6 months old and is designed specifically for them to get familiar with the sights, sounds and smells of the grooming salon.

I enjoy learning new things and different ways of doing things in this amazing and ever changing industry so regularly attend seminars and other education to keep my knowledge up to date.

Nothing beats seeing a happy dog wagging their tail when they arrive and the beaming smile of a happy owner when they collect their four legged friend at the end of an appointment.


  • Elizabeth Clarke

    Absolutely thrilled with Brunos groom hes a rescue dog and very nervy but Mel was wonderful with him

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