FREE EXCERPT: Airbrushing 101 - Bringing a Creative Design to Life - 48 minutes
There are lots of ways to utilize an airbrush in a salon on client dogs. Quick, simple little designs can easily be applied to most pets. Angela uses creative styling color and bling to promote her small town salon every day. Creative ‘buzz’ within your community is one of the fastest ways to build a business. People don’t talk about boring companies! Even basic elements of airbrushing can create great PR for a salon when it’s done well.
But when a true creative pet artist gets unleashed – wow! This is the type of design that turns heads everywhere they go. You can be at your own local town parade, dog park or walking down the streets of New York City – people stop and take notice! And the best part, the dogs eat up the attention. They have no idea they are a blue Smurf or they transporting a raccoon on their backs or sporting a fishing lure on their tail!
In this lesson, Angela shows you how to apply color to a full body creative design. She gives you lots of tips on how to apply the color when dealing with technique. She also suggests products you’ll need to use so the coat and color really stand out.
When watching a master at work, they always make it look easy. We know airbrushing is a skill that takes lots of practice. It’s far from easy to master. However, watching Angela work over this dog, she makes it look extremely easy!
In this video you will learn:
- What type of hairspray you need to use to make the design stand out
- What shears work the best for creative styling
- How to apply the color with an airbrush
- What you can do to vary the intensity of the color
- How to add depth to your design
Experts in this Video
Angela Kumpe is a self-taught pet stylist who has worked professionally for over 17 years in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her career path began the first time she saw a creative design featured on the cover of a grooming magazine.