Daryl Conner is a certified Petcare Dermatech Specialist, Master Pet Stylist, Meritus, Certified Master Cat Groomer. A contributing editor to Pet Age Magazine, Daryl's musings have also been found in Dog World, Groomer to Groomer, and on many Internet sites. She is the recipient of the coveted 2005 Cardinal Crystal Award for Journalism and the '06 and '07 awards for Congeniality, Daryl is proud to be the U.S. Ambassador for the German Red Clipper. Known for her fun and informative educational classes at grooming shows across the country, Daryl's grounded, friendly style makes her an approachable and popular teacher. With 25 years of grooming experience, Daryl's abiding love of animals and passion for our trade radiates out to everyone she touches through her work.
Mike Vahey is a hero. He is a veteran who served our country in the U.S. Army, and as if that were not enough, he moved on to become an entrepreneur who helps people live healthier, happier lives.
As a lifelong allergy sufferer, Mike was delighted when he met a man who had invented a comfortable fabric mask designed to filter out dust, mold and pollen. If you have ever tried to wear a filtration mask you probably remember that they are generally not particularly pleasant. The inventor of the masks was ready to retire and wasn't interested in marketing the product, so Mike bought the rights and went on to embrace his dream of creating a career that helped people.
He marketed his masks on the Internet. Soon Mike realized he was selling a good number of his product to pet groomers. He began attending grooming trade shows and soon found he was reaping an added benefit... stories of happy groomers thanking him for his product.
Breathe Healthy masks are made from a special fabric that is designed to be worn against the skin. This fabric wicks moisture away from the wearers mouth and nose to the outer layer where it can then evaporate, and offers just the right mix of breath-ability and filtration. The masks also boast very soft, wide straps that don't cut into the skin.
In our industry we are constantly exposed to air filled with hair fragments, dander and other unpleasant particulates that do not belong in our precious lungs. To have masks available that help filter a large percentage of that out is a blessing. For an added bonus,the fabric is coated in a special anti microbial agent called Aegis. This is the same anti microbial used in hospitals for decades to prevent microbes from growing on pillows and other fabrics. It is effective for up to 100 washings, (unless you use bleach.) And these masks are even kinda cute! Breathe Healthy products come in a variety of fun prints.
Breathe Healthy won the prestigious Barkleigh award for new grooming product of 2011. We have them in our shop and they are the best masks we've ever tried. Protect your lungs and your health, support a hero. Buy Breathe Healthy masks. You can find out more at: http://www.breathehealthy.com/