Our Team

The Nekomori Cat Salon was founded with the mission of nurturing aspiring cat groomers who not only possess a strong foundation in technical skills and theoretical knowledge in their craft, but also individuals who are kind and passionate about cat care.

Each member of our grooming team is a seasoned cat caregiver or owner who has experience in cat handling, feline body language and holistic care. There’s no better place to groom your cat.

Rachel

Head Groomer
Kampong Bahru

Lead Grooming Artisan at Nekomori, Rachel is a professional pet groomer with over 10 years of experience in the field, having been grooming dogs, cats, and small animals since 2005. 

With a multitude of grooming accreditations under her belt, she is also a highly successful grooming instructor who has successfully nurtured and trained a number of notable, award-winning pet groomers, including those of which she now oversees in Nekomori.

  • Class A 1st Prize Grooming Competition
    Dog Grooming Association of Singapore
    2010
  • Most Promising Groomer Award
    Dog Grooming Association of Singapore
    2010
  • Class C 3rd Prize Grooming Competition
    Singapore Kennel Club
    2009

Nicole

Senior Grooming Artisan
Kampong Bahru

Nicole is a professional cat groomer with experience grooming over 3000 cats. Having participated and won awards in many grooming competitions over the years, Nicole, who is certified in pet care management, is now using this experience to instruct aspiring cat groomers, help them obtain grooming knowledge and in-house certification. 

From dogs, cats, to even small animals like guinea pigs, Nicole grooms each animal with care and precision. She is a proud owner of 15 cats and 4 dogs in Bangkok. In Singapore she holds her toy poodle; Inky, closest to her heart.

  • Certified Class B Groomer Singapore Kennel Club 2022 (1st Prize)
  • Certified Class  C Groomer
    Singapore Kennel Club
    2021
  • MJ First Aid Training (Canine First Responder)

Shermaine

Grooming Artisan
Malu-Malu

Shermaine spent 5 years in the sky as an air stewardess when she decided to leave the industry for greener pastures. Thinking of what she could do next, she decided to pursue her passion and become a pet groomer as she had always wanted to work with animals. 

Although Shermaine is not a cat owner herself, she is mom to a chonky Shih Tzu, and more than makes up for it by clocking her fair share of kitty cuddles at work everyday.

  • Certified Class  C Groomer
    Singapore Kennel Club
    2022

Jing Yu

Grooming Artisan
Brighton Crescent

After 3 years in the animation industry, Jingyu decided to pursue her passion in working with feline friends. Through months of hard work, she picked up professional skills to help every feline client feel and look their best.

As a devoted cat owner, Jingyu always cherishes her time at Nekomori – simply being able to cuddle and ‘sayang’ every cat that comes into her arms gives her enough satisfaction to keep this ailurophile going!

  • Certified Class  C Groomer
    Singapore Kennel Club
    2022

Aurelia

Grooming Artisan
Serangoon North

Aurelia, a professional cat groomer, is skilled in handling cats of different temperaments and aims to provide high-quality grooming service to any client that walks through our doors. In her free time, she enjoys studying cat behavior so as to help owners understand their cats better.

  • Certified Class  C Groomer
    Singapore Kennel Club
    2020

Micaela

Grooming Artisan
Jalan Kayu

Micaela has led a corporate life as a marketer for three years when she realised that working with animals was her forte. After sending her own cats to Nekomori, she wondered how fulfilling it would be to help cats look and feel their best everyday. 

After a long day of being surrounded by cats at work, she returns home to attend to the becks and calls of her own two cats at home (i.e. there is no escape).

  • PetSaver™ CPR, First Aid & Care
  • Certified Class  C Groomer
    Singapore Kennel Club
    2022

Carrie

Grooming Artisan
Jalan Kayu

Carrie’s passion and interest for cat grooming began when she became mom to her two adorable cats! Their well-being and happiness is her top priority, and it made her realize that she wanted to dedicate herself to a career in working with animals.

Carrie feels incredibly fulfilled when she is able to meet different cats and help them feel comfortable during each grooming session. It brings her immense joy to connect with these amazing creatures and provide them with the care they deserve!

  • Certified Class  C Groomer
    Singapore Kennel Club
    2023
  • Award of Merit, Asia Cat Expo Cat Grooming Competition (3rd Place)

Aini

Grooming Artisan
Malu-Malu

Aini, parent to 5 cats of her own, has spent most of her years in customer-facing roles, from serving as a stewardess to a financial advisor. Her passion for cats grew stronger when she came across @askacatgroomer’s informative TikTok videos.

Deciding to pursue her passion for these adorable felines, Aini left the customer service industry to work with cats and help them look their best!

  • Certified Class  C Groomer
    Singapore Kennel Club
    2023
  • Technical, Asia Cat Expo Cat Grooming Competition (2nd Place)

Stephanie

Grooming Artisan
Brighton Crescent

Stephanie is an animal lover who has always wanted to work with animals! With her gentle touch and loving heart, Stephanie is dedicated to ensuring that every grooming session for her clients is a comfortable, safe and enjoyable experience that will leave their owners feeling assured and at ease.

Chloe

Grooming Technician
Kampong Bahru
  • Certified Cat Groomer (Open Category, Asia Cat Expo)

Qash

Grooming Technician
Jalan Kayu
  • Technical, Asia Cat Expo Cat Grooming Competition (2nd Place)

Career Opportunities

We are on the look out for professional, competent and passionate cat groomers to join our team. As Artisans at our cat grooming salons, you will be responsible for the grooming efforts and personal care of our feline charges, as well as providing our clients with an unparalleled experience in pet care.