#10 – How to Create a Stylish Salon Trim on a Mixed Breed
For this lesson, Kathy Rose puts this little dog in a super cute haircut. It’s not only appealing, but it’s also easy for the owner to care for, too. Trims like this are what bring owners back again and again. They are the bread and butter of every successful salon.
This is a highly detailed lesson. It’s perfect for newer groomers who want to add style and flair to their work.
Judy will teach you how to shorten up a Golden Retriever without destroying the natural body coat. She starts off by trimming the pads and the feet. She discusses the benefits of de-shedding a dog instead of shaving off the coat. Finally, she addresses the longer furnishings and shows you how to contour them while still maintaining a very natural look on the dog.
In this lesson, seasoned professional stylist Judy Hudson walks you through the basics with this young Standard Poodle. As Judy says, “The clipper work is the foundation of all good grooming!” She shows you how to get that perfectly clean face, feet, and tail, quickly and safely. If you are a groomer who is struggling to get perfectly clean clipper work (especially around those pesky toes), Judy’s insight will be immensely helpful.
Doodles seem to be everywhere and they come in a wide variety of sizes, coat types, and colors. Lisa shares plenty of speed tricks to get through this dog quickly, such as what blades to use, clipper technique, what shears to work with, and what products work well to lift the coat. This groom is easy for the owner to care for and looks fabulous. This doodle does not look like a poodle after it is groomed!
In this lesson, Melissa Verplank demonstrates the proper techniques on how to finish a round head on a drop coated dog. She shows the perfect scissoring skills to create this round head in a safe and timely manner.
#5 – Hand Scissoring the Neck
In this Mini Lesson, Lindsey Dicken demonstrates how to work with thinning shears on this drop coated dog. Lindsay shows you how to shape the head and neck for a very soft look that balances with the rest of the trim.
In this lesson, Judy sets in the popular “Boo Trim” on a full-coated Pomeranian. She has never groomed this particular dog before and has to figure some of the best tactics as she goes along. As she moves through the process, she tells you what she is thinking, doing, and most importantly – why she is doing it.
In this Mini Lesson, Melissa Verplank discusses an efficient way to get legs smooth in just three clipper passes.
In this video, you will learn the basics of canine anatomy. Melissa guides you through the key reference points used to groom dogs, to accentuate balance and style, set pattern lines as well as handle the dog safely and comfortably based on its structural limitations.
A #4F All trim is one of the most popular pet owners requested trims everywhere. Seasoned pros know that there can be a big difference between a good #4 All trim and a bad one. Lisa Leady takes you back to the basics with this Shih Tzu. Lisa shares numerous tips throughout the entire lesson on this low maintenance haircut.