About Us

Beauty In The Beast owner Allyson Eliason, started her career as a hairdresser and worked for the renowned Richard Penna Salon in Hamden, Connecticut. Allyson left to pursue a career working with animals which were always a first love.

Pet grooming was a nice fit for a hairdresser.

She attended the Connecticut K-9 school of dog grooming in Newington and graduated top in class. This led to a position at Elite Clip in Cheshire under the tutelage of Poodle breeder/handler/groomer Ann Fischer. Ann is very well known and respected by her peers, as well as an excellent groomer. During her tenure at Elite Clip, Allyson learned the right way to groom including hand scissoring and blow drying. This experience brought on the passion and drive to pursue a dream of business ownership.

On April 6th, 1993, and Allyson then at the age of 26, officially opened Beauty In The Beast. With talent comes quick success, and the need to hire quickly became apparent. Employees Elaine and Marjorie have been with Beauty In The Beast from the beginning and also share the passion of grooming done the right way.