Grooming Services & Well-Being

ReQual®️ World-Class treatments are expertly applied at no extra cost. It’s all part of the FCL experience driven by our passion for the well-being of dogs and to be the best.

Restructuring & Protective Treatments

ReQual® corrective treatments are highly professional preparations, with a strong restructuring action, that work thanks to a special composition of selected oils, which are fundamental in maintaining the keratin equilibrium in the coat. The effect is immediate. After the first treatment, an improvement in the condition of the hair and skin will already be visible. 

Services included with every groom

Professional care & handling by salon owners Lee, Martin and our lovey groomers who are all FCL trained, diploma standard, animal first aiders and chosen for their exceptional caring qualities and skills.

A personal grooming record card will keep track of any skin, health or behaviour concerns updated at every visit.

A ReQual® conditioning shampoo or restructuring and protective treatment will be formulated for your dog’s individual coat & skin type. The ReQual Technique is a professional world-class grooming system like no other, it offers a highly effective solution and provides stunning results and finish. A glowing testament of its success is for the past 5 years 80% of the best in show winners in all the UK grooming competitions were prepared using requal. This system of hygiene solutions is used exclusively by FCL.

Bathing with the HydroBath Pro® for gentle, effective coat cleansing and deodorising incorporating the Requal Technique.

Hand blow and fluff dry using the latest state-of-the-art dryers, coat conditioning products and the Activet® brush system.

Eye and ear cleaning with veterinarian-quality products by ReQaul the prestigious canine cosmetics company.

Resilking serum applied to the finished coat. Resilk is a professionally formulated serum to give a natural shine and improve the moisture balance, prevent a build-up of static energy, offer UV Protection and improve elasticity.

Eau de Qual finish. A pleasant unisex Eau de perfume created especially for your pet in Italy. This is a highly delicate professional perfume which is specifically formulated not to interfere with a dog’s natural sense of smell.

We operate on an appointment basis to ensure your dog is away from home for the least amount of time possible. While your dog is waiting to be collected by you they are accommodated in comfortable, safe, secure veterinary grade specially designed polypropylene resting cages which are kept clean and disinfected. Every resting cage has a clean mat filled with a soft bonded pad of thermal polyester fibre to give warmth, insulation & comfort. Naturally, we provide fresh water to each dog in our care directly to their resting cage. Our entire grooming salon is temperature-controlled with fully fitted purpose-designed air-conditioning and ventilation systems for the comfort of all our guests.
– Quality means doing it right when no one is looking –
Free consultation & coat advice

FCL offers a free consultation where you and your dog can meet us for the first time and have a look & sniff around. Please feel free to bring the whole family.* We can advise you on how to best take care of your dogs’ coat and skin for optimal condition and discuss styling options and give you an accurate price for grooming before making your first appointment. We think it is important to know where your dog is going for their grooming needs so that you and your dog feel completely comfortable and reassured. We want you to know that your dog is in caring and qualified hands. Coming to see us for a consultation prior to making an appointment isn’t always necessary, particularly for dogs which need little grooming and styling work, but for those who do this gives us an opportunity to plan ahead and give your pet the individual care, time and attention they may need. If the coat has some mats and tangles to deal with we can then incorporate extra time into the session without disrupting our next customer appointment. If the coat is heavily or severely matted/felted it would be useful for you to read our Terms and Conditions of Service before contacting us in regard to your dogs’ coat being in reasonable condition for grooming.

* Social Distancing Rules may be in place.

Clipping off / Shaving off

Terms & Conditions

Interim 'mini-groom' HydroBath and Conditioning

A service especially suited to short haired breeds or for a ‘mini-groom’ on long haired dogs which includes deep cleansing and conditioning with our HydroBath Pro and our world class ReQual formulas, hand drying to remove loose or shedding coat and our sumptuous Re-Silking serum formulated in Italy to give a natural shine and improve the moisture balance in the coat, prevent build-up of static energy, offer UV protection and improve the elasticity. It gives the coat our signature gorgeous smell.  As always nail clipping, pads, hygiene, eye and ear cleaning are standard at FCL.

Puppy introductions

It is really important to introduce your puppy to the world of grooming in the right way! A puppy should ideally be introduced to the salon environment soon after their final vaccinations. We aim to settle your puppy in with a gentle bath, brush & blow dry before trimming around the eyes and feet. We’ll introduce your puppy to nail trimming too. This is just enough of a challenge without being scary. We want your puppy to enjoy coming back to FCL far into the future. Then, on the next visit, your puppy should be ready for a longer stay to trim and style the coat to your specifications.


A Hand-Stripping Specialist will assess your wire-haired breed for suitability for this technique of styling to ensure your dog is comfortable and ready for this method. After stripping we use ReQual®️ Keral-Prof shampoo, from Italy, specially formulated for rough and semi-rough hair (terriers) followed by a Nutri-Derm Shampoo Re-Balancing Treatment to calm the skin.

Keral-Prof Features: provides shine and a silky texture. Professional conditioning shampoo. It removes the dirt with a very gentle action. It cleanses without altering the rough and the semi-rough texture of the coat. It strengthens the keratin structure of the hair and skin and protects from the environment. Contains surface-active agents based on natural ingredients to avoid weakening the hair during treatment in the bath; in addition, it restores the keratinisation of the hair. Enriched with egg albumin and saccharin to harden and restructure the coat, provides volume. Regular use of this product provides excellent nourishment and conditioning for the coat. It does not alter the texture of the coat.

Nail clipping

If you are an existing, registered FCL Customer we want to ensure that your dogs’ nails are healthy and feeling great all the time. We may not see your dog again for several weeks between grooming. If your dogs’ nails need cutting please call in and ask us to clip them, free of charge. For non-registered dogs, we will trim your dogs’ nails for a nominal fee of £5 and add our Re-Silk protective and nourishing serum to the coat for good measure.

What Customers Are Saying

Rico Scaife


My dog Apple loves going here, she is always happy to go and pleased to see everyone as we’re always greeted and welcomed by friendly staff, she comes away with an excellent job always done. I would highly recommend if your looking for excellent quality, professional, great value, reliable, excellent friendly service. Thanks, Martin and Lee and the team 🐕🐾🐾


Rico Scaife

Cockapoo owner

Pam Elliott


THANK YOU!  Thank you for this excellent and thorough reminder.  I have a 13-pound cockapoo who was – mercifully! – professionally groomed just prior to the lockdown here in the U.S. in New Jersey.  But by now her coat is quite long.  I discovered your article while searching for advice on doing a sanitary trim at home. Lots of lucky dogs and dog peeps in Chesterfield, UK.

Thank you again for sharing this information.  

Pam Elliott
Morristown, NJ

Pam Elliott

Cockapoo owner New Jersey - USA

Kathleen Engle


I travel the world with my assistance dog and could take her anywhere for grooming but I only take her to FURST CLASS LOUNGE!

The shop is modern, chic, tidy, hygienic and safe. Every aspect of your dog’s care has been thought of and accounted for from the moment they walk through the door, to the moment they leave and the finishing touches have been added to their beautifully groomed fur.

They use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques that you will find in few other places.

I’m impressed when the groomers take their time to educate dog owners on the best ways to keep their pets healthy, happy and well groomed.

World class service and talent!

Kathleen Engle

Janet Gunn


When we moved to Chesterfield 4 years ago I was looking for a Professional Grooming Salon for my 1 year-old Shih-Tzu, we found Martin & Lee and haven’t looked back. Tashi loves her visits and she always looks amazing, her coat is beautiful, shiny & healthy. Would highly recommend.

Janet Gunn

Dave Perkins


Absolute pooch perfection at Furst Class Lounge! Very Knowledgeable and always willing to help and advise when asked. Very freindly staff and only the best products and level of service! Highly recommended!

Dave Perkins

Singer/Actor/Model, Dave Perkins Music



Until we found Martin, Lee and FCL we used to take our little girl elsewhere and she hated it….along with the hack job she recieved there. An initial free consultatin was a welcome change and we’ve now been taking her to FCL for several years. The service and care taken on each visit never waivers. The staff are excellent and the service is A1 and our little girl is a happy bunny. (A new toy at every visit may sway it a little 😄) Thank you for taking such great care. Highly recommended!





Superb service would definitely highly recommend
Lovely guys did a wonderful groom on Tala my Gsd
She looked absolutely beautiful and smelled gorgeous.
They certainly know their profession and love the dogs.
Thank you so much, see you again soon.