Tomy Maugeri was born in Brooklyn. Tomy worked four years as a vet tech before deciding to become a groomer. He is a 1991 graduate of the New York School of Dog Grooming. He has been grooming for more than 21 years. He owned and operated his own salon on Manhattan's Upper East Side for over ten years.
He has groomed celebrity pets both in the United States and in Rome, Italy. Maugeri has cut, shaped and styled for the stars -- or at least their dogs. The Seattle resident has groomed Liza Minnelli's dog Lilly, Regis Philbin's cat, the Trump poodles and Mariah Carey’s Jack Russell terrier.
Today, he is considered one of the best groomers in the country. He has clipped fur in New York, Rome and Fort Lauderdale and since January now in Seattle. He has been featured on CBS's Sunday Morning program in the New York Post and in a commercial for Cesar dog food. Tomy has been called the Vidal Sassoon of dogs.