Japanese Dog Groomer Turns Furballs to Fluffiest Fluffballs Ever

Yoriko Hamachiyo’s impawsible canine transformations are taking the internet by the storm, one ball of fluff at the time.


Japan is known for celebrating pet pampering: if you’re a four-legged citizen of this country, chances are you’re enjoying perks such as massages, designer clothes, custom-made jewelry, and much, much more. One of the many luxuries that are reserved for pets are regular visits to fur stylists for some stunning makeovers, and it seems that Yorikoro dog grooming salon is the place to be if you want your pupper to sport a fab fluffy look.

Yoriko Hamachiyo, the groomer behind these insanely fluffy grooming transformations, has a salon in Mie Prefecture where pooches go in shabby but go out looking red carpet ready. Most of the salon’s furry clientele belong to small dog breeds, which are most popular with Japanese pet parents. The signature look that everybody’s going crazy about is the one that is a weirdly cute combo of a sheep and a fat fluffy cloud- a Poodle updo that, to some, looks particularly adorable, and to others, particularly hilarious.

But it’s not all about the sheepy looks at Yorikoro- Japanese four-legged babies get top-notch coat and skin care that makes their fur look like it’s literally made of the finest silk. It’s almost as you can feel the smoothness and softness through the picture! Of course, the end results are equal parts adorable as heck and impressive, considering the technique and effort that had to have gone into creating these gorgeous doggie hairstyles.

What do you think? Would you take your pet for a glam fluffy makeover or do you prefer a less manicured look? In case you can’t get enough of these furry transformations, make sure to check out Yorikoro’s Instagram page for a daily dose of primped up pooches.

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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