Setting the Foot and Rear Angulation on a Show Style Bichon
Award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken works on Zoey, the Bichon she used so frequently in world class grooming competitions.
Double Feature! Grooming the Bichon in a Show Style Trim
This is the video you have all been waiting for! You've seen Lindsey Dicken win multiple Best in Show awards with this dog. In this lesson, she shows you how to groom a Bichon Frise in a show style trim. Zoey is the gorgeous Bichon Lindsey has been competing with for over five years. Lindsay shows you how to groom this breed to breed profile. She uses a variety of shears to sculpt the coat - there is no cheating anything off with guard combs in this demonstration. As she hand scissors the coat, Lindsay talks about the importance of coat preparation, conformation trimming, and lots of tips for how to get the correct look. Even though this is a complicated trim, Lindsay's directions are simple and easy to follow. This lesson is so packed with useful information, we have broken it into a double feature.
Mini Lesson with Lindsey Dicken How to Trim a Show Style Bichon Head
The hallmark of the Bichon Frise is its expression. In this Mini Lesson, top stylist Lindsey Dicken shows you how to trim a classic show head style. She demonstrates how to "open up the eyes," set the jaw length, make the eyes the focus of the head, and how to build body into the coat. Join Lindsey as she demonstrates her winning ways just for our L2GD members.
You either love this coat or hate it. Lots of breeds have this coat texture - the drop-coat. How many of you have owners that want their pet styled a bit longer than even the longest guard comb can leave it? Lindsey shows you a fun and easy way to go 'freestyle.' She uses a great technique to freehand scissor this super cute little Lhasa mix. To get the soft, cuddly look, she uses mostly thinning shears and blenders. Lindsey shares tricks to get a beautiful, plush finish in no time. She talks you through the entire trim including how to use reference points as you work so you get a consistent look every time.
The most important part of this groom is the head piece. Even if the rest of the trim is a little off, if the face is super cute, the owner is going to love the haircut! In Part 2, she shows you how to get an adorable, soft little face that frames the eyes. This little dog had an overabundance of ear coat offering a great lesson on how to set the ears into the head piece.
- How to frame and soften the eyes
- How to avoid the 'tick' look
- How to establish this line for the ears
- How to shape and soften the muzzle
- How to blend the head into the neck
|Part 1||Styling the Head and Finish Detail Work|
Lindsey Dicken, NCMG
Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer. She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6. Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses. Read Full Bio
Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer. She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6. Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses.
Since beginning her dog grooming career, Lindsey has competed all over the country and won multiple Best All Around Groomer awards, Best Scissored Poodle awards, World Champion Poodle Groomer, and Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year. She received the Lynn Carver Memorial Award for Best All Around Pet Stylist in 2008 and 2010, and was nominated for a Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year award. Lindsey has won several Best In Shows, most notably back to back wins at Intergroom 2009 and 2010 with a Bichon Frise.
She has qualified for GroomTeam USA’s Top Ten Stylists every year she was eligible, reaching #6 her very first year. She was the #1 ranked groomer in the nation for 2007, 2009, and 2011 and had the honor of traveling to Germany in 2009 to compete in the World Team Grooming Championship. She helped GroomTeam bring home the gold for the USA, winning a gold medal with a Bichon Frise. In 2011, GroomTeam USA traveled to Belgium, and Lindsey helped her team earn the silver medal, competing with a miniature poodle in English Saddle trim.
Lindsey is most known for her work on Bichons and Poodles, however she has also excelled in competition with Kerry Blue Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Clumber Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels, Gordon Setters, and mixed breeds.
In addition to competing in grooming contests, Lindsey also shows her Bichons, miniature poodles, and Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in AKC conformation shows.