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Setting the 'Desi' Trim on a Poodle (Trim designed by Liz Paul)

Karen Tucker won the International Groomer of the Year title in 1997 with this haircut. She was honored to earn this win under the trim's creator, one of the top pet stylists of all time, Liz Paul.

We rarely see pattern trims on poodles anymore, but this haircut is timeless. In this grooming lesson, Karen shows you how to set the pattern a typical pet Poodle and offers insights on how the trim was created. She'll show you how to clip in the band while keeping it neat and tidy. She provides great detail about the shape of the jacket. She'll also show you how to blend in the neck and head to create the correct overall shape. Throughout the entire video, Karen talks about the breed standard, highlighting strong points on this dog while hiding its faults.

Throughout the lesson, you'll learn how to shave time off the finished groom, how to get a smooth finish, and how to deal with floppy topknots. In the end, you get a stylish trim that brings out the elegance of the Poodle.


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