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Maria Zakharchenko

Nash System Elite Training Team Member

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My Story

Hello, I'm Maria Zakharchenko, and grooming isn't just a profession for me—it's a passion that has defined my journey for over 19 years. With a wealth of experience under my belt, I've honed my skills to become a trusted authority in the industry.

Originally from Ukraine, my grooming journey began against the backdrop of a veterinary career. In 2006, I made the transition to grooming, driven by a desire to connect more intimately with animals. Two years later, I took the leap and opened my first Spa salon in Kyiv. By 2017, my vision had expanded to encompass five thriving salons across the city.

In 2009, I founded MaryGroom, a grooming school dedicated to nurturing the next generation of groomers. This endeavor was complemented by the establishment of a retail grooming tools store and service center—a one-stop destination for grooming enthusiasts.

Not content with just grooming, I ventured into the realm of publishing in 2014, creating my grooming magazine, and assuming the role of Chief Editor for Groom Service. The following years saw me spearhead the creation of GroomFest, a prestigious grooming competition held in Kiev, Ukraine.

In 2017, I embarked on a new chapter, relocating to Valencia, Spain. Here, I've continued to share my expertise through Grooming Academy MaryGroom, an institution committed to grooming excellence. As an official Service Center of Andis and a grooming shop, we cater to the needs of groomers in Valencia and beyond.

My commitment to grooming education led me to join Alianz Europe as a grooming instructor, furthering my mission to elevate grooming standards across the continent. Alongside this, I've been an active participant in grooming competitions, clinching numerous accolades along the way.

In 2018, I proudly secured a spot on the Spanish ACW national grooming team, representing my adopted country in prestigious international competitions. Today, I'm privileged to conduct seminars throughout Europe, sharing insights gleaned from my extensive journey.

As an international ACW grooming judge, Andis teacher, and ambassador for Tauro Pro line brand in Spain and Ukraine, I remain dedicated to pushing the boundaries of grooming excellence. My journey is a testament to the transformative power of passion and dedication in realizing one's dreams.

2023

- Bronze in Spaniels (Champion class), Belgium, Groomania

- speaker of Andis seminar in Groomania, Belgium

-Silver in Spaniels (Champion class), AEEC Spanish Championship (Talavera, Spain)

-Bronze in Pure Breeds (Champion Class) Spanish AEEC Championship (Talavera, Spain)

- Gold in Pure Breeds (Champion Class), Valladolid, Spain

- Silver in Spaniels (Champion Class), Valladolid Spain.

2022

-Gold in Spaniels (Class Open), Costa Blanca cup (Altea, Spain)

-Gold in Pure Breeds (Class Open) Costa Blanca cup (Altea, Spain)

-Best in Show Costa Blanca cup (Altea, Spain)

-Gold in Spaniels (Class Open), AsturGroom (Asturias, Spain)

-Gold in Pure Breeds (Class Open), AsturGroom (Asturias, Spain)

 

2021

-Gold in Spaniels (Class Open), Villena Groom (Viena, Spain)

-Silver in Pure Breeds (Class Open), Villena Groom (Viena, Spain)

 

2020

-Gold in Spaniels (Open Class), Spanish Championship ESPAGROOM (Valladolid, Spain)

2019

-Silver in Spaniels, Artero Grooming Slam, Open Class (Barcelona, Spain)

-Gold in Spaniels, GroomAstur (Aviles, Spain)

-Gold in Spaniels (World Сlass), Alianz Canine Worldwide Grooming Competition (Marina d'Or, Spain)

-Gold in WorkShop (World Сlass), Alianz Canine Worldwide Grooming Competition (Marina d'Or, Spain)

-Silver with Alianz Team from Bichon Frize (Team Сlass), Alianz Canine Worldwide Grooming Competition (Marina d'Or, Spain)

- Bronze in Poodles (Champion Class), Alianz Canine Worldwide Grooming Competition (Marina d'Or, Spain)

-Gold in Pure Breeds(Champion Class), Spanish Championship ESPAGROOM (Valladolid, Spain)

 

2018

-Gold in Pure Breeds (Champion Class), Alianz Canine Worldwide Grooming Competition (Marina d'Or, Spain)

-Bronze in Poodles (Open Class), Alianz Canine Worldwide Grooming Competition (Marina d'Or, Spain)

-Silver in WorkShop (with poodle) Spanish Championship AEEC XVIII (Girona, Spain)

 

2017

-Gold in Pure Breeds (Open Class), Spanish Championship AEEC XVI (Valladolid, Spain)

-Gold in Poodles (Open Class), Championship of Ukraine Ukrainian MasterGroom (Kyiv, Ukraine)

-Bronze in Pure Breeds (Champion Class), Championship of Ukraine Ukrainian MasterGroom (Kyiv, Ukraine)

-Received the title  from EGA in Pure Breeds and Salon Cut(Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2016

- Silver in Pure Breeds (Open Class), Hungarian Grooming Championship HunGrooming (Budapest, Hungary)

-Bronze in Pure Breeds (Open Class), Spanish National and International Championship Groomeval (Valencia, Spain)

-Bronze in Spaniels (Open Class), Championship of Ukraine MasterGroom (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2012

-Gold in WorkShop (with Shih Tzu), ZooGroom Russian Championship (Moscow, Russia)

-Gold in WorkShop (with Maltese), ZooSfera Russian Championship (St. Petersburg, Russia)

-Bronze in Pure Breeds (Open class), Championship of Ukraine Ukrainian MasterGroom (Kyiv, Ukraine)

-Represented Ukraine at the International Congress of Yves San Bernard, (Palermo, Italy)

 

2011

-Bronze in Creative (with Maltese), Championship of Ukraine UkrGroom (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2010

-Gold in WorkShop (with Beaveryork), Polish Championship Silesi Grooming (Katowice, Poland)

-Bronze in Pure Breeds (Open Class), Polish Championship Silesi Grooming (Katowice, Poland)

 

2009

-Silver in WorkShop (with Maltese), Championship of Ukraine UkrGroom (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Certifications

Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in First Aid and CPR Triple Heart Canine, Feline, and Human

 

Canine Certifications

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Canine Anatomy and Physiology

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Advanced Canine Health and Well Being

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Canine Behavior in the Salon, Daycare, and Boarding Facilities

Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist Bathing Grooming Styling Technical Skills All Coat Types

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist Trim Styles All Coat Types 

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist Canine Structure

 

Feline Certifications

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Feline Anatomy and Physiology

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Advanced Feline Health and Well Being

 

Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist Bathing, Grooming, and Styling the Felines

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Canine Behavior in the Salon, Daycare, and Boarding Facilities

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in First Aid and CPR Triple Heart Canine, Feline, and Human

  • Nash System Certified Level 4 Specialist in Canine History and Behavior in the Salon, Daycare, and Boarding Facilities

  • Nash System Level 4 Specialist in All Dog Bathing, Grooming, and Styling Technical Skills

  • Nash System Level 4 Specialist in Trim Styles All Coat Types 

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