Like pets, fame comes in all shapes, sizes, and amounts of hair—sort of. As a pet groomer, you're probably not going to be invited to rub elbows with Jimmy Fallon. But then again, you don't have to worry about losing your privacy to the paparazzi, either.
There is one slight exception to this rule, though. Let's say you've mastered show grooming techniques on a specific dog breed. One of your show grooming clients is headed to the Westminster Kennel Club Show in New York this year, and she'd like you there along with the rest of the pampered pooch's team (yes, the dog has a team).
You'll be keeping the spoiled canine brushed, trimmed and generally spiffed up until the moment he hits the show ring. If he happens to win the "Best in Show" trophy, or even his breed group, you might get some interest in your grooming services. Keep some business cards handy, but remember the adoring fans are a lot more interested in the dog.
Other than that, any fame you attain will be the local kind. The kind where the newspaper publishes a picture of your business when you cut the ribbon or donate a day's worth of fees to a local animal shelter. Everyone in your town may know what you do, but you can still go to the grocery store without being dog-piled by fans.
We can't promise the same if you make an appearance at the local pet park, though.